WIT holds an annual Mature Student Summer School which is free of charge and is open to anyone aged 22 or over and who is interested in getting a taste of third level education. The Summer School has been held at WIT for the past 19 years and is one of the long-standing initiatives that aim to increase participation of adult learners at third level.
This year’s programme is delivered over two days on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th June 2015
Is the summer school right for me now
Summer school is particularly aimed at people who:
are interested in returning to college or would like to see what college is all about
have little or no experience of third level education
may be unemployed
are early school leavers
have had previous family commitments which may have prevented them continuing in education
no qualifications are necessary for the school and there is no cost
A limited number of places are available on the Mature Student Summer School each year.
However preference is given to applicants who do not have prior experience of Higher Education.
For further information
Email: [email protected]
The day will include lectures, information sessions and activities. Experienced staff and current mature students will be present to offer support and contribute to all sessions. There will be information relating to application procedures for college, financial support, programmes of study and student support information.
The Summer School offers students a taste of college life and what it's like to study again and many of our students have used the school as a stepping stone to further study.
Further study options include:
Adult Guidance Service
REGSA: The aim of REGSA is to provide an independent, confidential and free educational and career
guidance service to adults.
Although mature students can face obstacles, especially if re-entering the system after a prolonged absence from formal education, many students who study at the Institute have shown that these can be overcome.
Mature students have a wealth of knowledge and experience with which they make a valuable contribution.