WIT Talks, which will be popular with parents and guardians alike, will run midweek at 7pm on 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, 27 May 2021
Following the success of its open day in March Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced a series of WIT Talks for CAO applicants of 2021.
The CAO change of mind facility opened on 5 May and closes on 1 July each year. WIT Talks, which will be popular with parents and guardians alike, will run midweek at 7pm on 18, 19, 20 and 25, 26, 27 May 2021.
Research to reduce pressure
Dr Derek O’Byrne, Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs at WIT said that doing course research now will reduce the pressure Leaving Cert students and their families in June.
“The CAO change of mind facility opened on 5 May and many prospective students and their parents will need to start thinking about confirming their CAO choices, before the 1 July deadline. WIT has a ‘right student, right programme’ ethos and students who thoroughly research their college and course options are more likely to be happier in their studies,” Dr O’Byrne added.
Panel talks on six evenings
Panel interviews at the recent virtual open day were among the most popular events and WIT Talks will follow the engaging and informative format.
The series of live interactive online events gives people the chance to learn more about courses in business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, science and computing. The schedule is below and also at www.wit.ie/events.
Confirming CAO choices
These interactive online events are designed to give CAO applicants interested in studying one of WIT's 70 CAO undergraduate courses the opportunity to ask those all important questions before confirming their CAO choices.
“WIT Talks will be broadcast live on select dates throughout May 2021 on YouTube. During each event people will have the option to ask any questions they have by using the live web chat facility. The panels will comprise of lecturing staff in that area who have come onboard to support their future students with discipline-specific WIT Talks. They are ideal for anybody who wants to understand the differences between courses or who have a few questions before they confirm their choices," adds Dr O'Byrne.
Students starting at WIT in September can expect to graduate from a university. WIT and IT Carlow are working together to create a technological university, and recently submitted their application to the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research and Innovation.