As the CAO 2023 deadline of 1 February draws close, students in the south east region have an excellent range of course offerings available to them on their doorstep from the first university in the south east. Established on 1 May 2022, South East Technological University (SETU) is a multi-campus university with campuses in Wexford, Waterford and Carlow.
September 2022 saw an intake of over 3,000 first year, full time undergraduate students at SETU and, with a choice of over 140 courses across business, engineering, science, tourism and hospitality, built environment, sport science and sport management, computing, humanities, media, design and music, SETU offers a significant remit of ordinary and honours degree courses to those considering their CAO options.
SETU has a strong ethos of supporting access to higher education and a student-centered focus to ensure that each student reaches their academic potential. With strong links to industry, almost all courses at SETU offer work placement as part of the student learning experience. Opportunities to study abroad are also available on most courses.
SETU Campus Tours
With a university qualification now available closer to home for many students, SETU is offering guided campus tours from Monday, 23 January until Wednesday, 1 February ahead of the CAO closing on Wednesday, 1 February. The service will run daily excluding weekends on our Cork Road Campus Waterford, Carlow Campus and Wexford Campus from 10am - 4pm daily. Pre-booking at setu.ie/cao is required.
Alison Moore, SETU Schools’ Liaison officer advises that "visiting SETU will give prospective students a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of college life and experience first-hand the atmosphere on campus, during this crucial time in their decision making".
Chat to SETU
The CAO team at SETU are on hand to assist students, parents and guidance counsellors with any queries on courses, entry requirements, accommodation, student life and so much more.
There are a number of ways you can ‘Chat to SETU’. Our team is online to answer all your questions and help you choose the course that’s right for you. CAO live chat will run daily from 9am – 4.30pm on our website through the webchat option from Monday, 23 January until Wednesday, 1 February.
There will be an Instagram Live Q&A session on our SETU account on Tuesday, 31 January and Wednesday, 1 February before the CAO facility closes. You can also contact us on WhatsApp at 087 3771770
Our Chat to SETU team are providing a helpline service to coincide with the CAO deadline. You can contact our team from Monday, 23 January until Wednesday, 1 February 9am – 4.30pm.
Carlow Campus: 059 91 75088 / Wexford Campus: 053 91 85814 / Waterford Campus: 051 845653
Jess Lawton, SETU Marketing & Outreach Officer advises "filling out your CAO can be a difficult task with so many courses on offer. Having as much information as possible on courses and the CAO process can help. We are on hand to answer those all-important queries ahead of 1 February CAO deadline".