The Try events are part of WIT’s initiatives to meet third level students’ need for time and space to decide on the career path for them
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced four ‘Try’ events for prospective students taking place in early 2019.
Having run a successful Try Business workshop in December and Try Nursing two-day event over the autumn mid-term break, WIT is to run four more Try events for January and February 2019.
Four areas to try out
They are: Try Engineering Technology (23 January 2019), Try Architecture (31 January 2019), Try Sport (22 February 2019) and Try Music (28 February 2019).
The Try events are part of WIT’s initiatives to meet third level students’ need for time and space to decide on the career path for them, combined with a modern set of courses that meet the requirements of employers in Ireland and abroad.
Time to choose
As well as Try events, students can also choose common entry courses. Dr O’Byrne says that students now have an unprecedented level of choice. “Helping students making the right choice for them is something we care strongly about at WIT. We have introduced a range of common entry courses to give students the time to choose what they would like to specialise in while they are in college.”
These initiatives have been recognised by the institute’s 7th place ranking in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 published on 4 November 2018.
WIT was placed as the top institute of technology in the annual ranking, and in 7th place overall among 21 higher education institutes, up from 12th place the previous year.
Try Engineering Technology runs in the week ahead of the traditional CAO deadline of 1 February. It is run by one of three departments in the School of Engineering – the Department of Engineering Technology.
Students will participate in hands on practical labs encompassing all four engineering areas in the department: Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Electronic and Electrical Engineering are two of the options on the institute’s Engineering common entry level 8 honours degree.
This event is primarily aimed at 5th and 6th Year Leaving Certificate students, however, TY students are also welcome to attend.
Try Architecture will showcase architecture to prospective students and give you the opportunity to see if one of the courses in the department is for you. Prospective students will meet with lecturers and current students to discuss all aspects of the courses and college life. In addition prospective students will be able to view samples of current students’ projects and spend time in the design studios.
Try Sport is aimed at all second level and PLC students interested in pursuing a career in sport and pursuing a selection of courses offered by the Department of Sport & Exercise Science (DSES). The day, at the WIT Arena, WIT’s student sports facility features interactive sessions in strength & conditioning, biomechanics, nutrition and sport.
The Try Music Student Experience is aimed at students wishing to pursue the BA (Hons) in Music programme at WIT. This is the fourth year of the popular event and students from secondary schools and Colleges of Further Education are invited to experience life as a music student in WIT for one day. As students interested in Music will know, the course is on the restricted list meaning it must be on CAO lists for 1 February.