WIT works hard to ensure that no student feels isolated or unsupported when they make the move to college, or at any time during their studies. Academically, pastorally and socially there is always an avenue for the resolution of any problem that students may encounter.
Schools and departments foster a community feeling, partly through small classroom teaching and tutorials that allow small groups of students to work closely with their lecturers and their peers. Many discipline areas also have a student society that organises both social events and enrichment activities, the Students' Union provides a strong peer support system and Union members pride themselves on being available for students and, of course, clubs and societies provide a vibrant social atmosphere and outlet for students.
Student Life and Learning
Student Life and Learning (SLL) Provide a range of supports to assist students during their time in WIT, including counselling, health promotion, supporting students with disability, maths supports, induction and much more. Visit the Student Life & Learning section to find out more information on the range of services provided.
The Students' Union can offer practical and confidential advice and support on a variety of topics including; dealing with landlords, personal and academic issues, student loans and finance problems, and safety and security. For more information, visit the Welfare section of the Students' Union website.
The Counselling Service provides confidential counselling for any student who has personal problems that are affecting their work or well-being. For more information see the Counselling Service section.
The Chaplain provides pastoral care for students and their families. Pastoral care work follows through to home and family life especially with regard to illness, bereavement and loss. The Chaplain responds to the personal needs of individual students on a day-to-day basis. The Chaplain has a private office on campus where students can discuss in a confidential and supportive environment any concerns and difficulties they may have. For more information, visit the Chaplain's section.
WIT Nurse, Elma Clancy is committed to promoting health issues enabling our community to proactively look after their health and well being. See our Health Promotion section for information.
The Institute has a Retention Officer whose role it is to assist students who are struggling on their programme, who for one reason or another may not be able to continue with their studies, or who want to change programme among many other issues. Aishling O'Toole, our Retention Officer, is available to meet students to discuss individual issues which may be impacting your academic performance during your time in the Institute. For more information visit the Retention section.