WIT Registrar congratulates students on Leaving Cert results and new beginnings

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Students or family members are invited to take the time to talk to the Ask WIT team about queries they may have about all aspects of college life

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr Derek O’Byrne has extended congratulations to school leavers on their Leaving Cert results.

“Congratulations to Leaving Cert students of 2019 who receive their results this week. This time is one of new beginnings; Leaving Cert results and CAO Round 1 offers are released within the same week, and within weeks many will go on to become full-time college students. As one chapter ends, many other chapters – with many variations – are about to begin.”

Dr O’Byrne, went on to say that before people accept their CAO Round 1 offer, students or family members are invited to take the time to talk to the Ask WIT team about queries they may have about all aspects of college life.

Accepting the right course

“WIT has a ‘right student, right programme’ ethos and has many ways to help students make the course decision that is right for them. As part of this, a team of people are on hand at CAO offers to help people navigate course offers, and the best route into what they really want to study and go on and work in. Details of the drop-in centre as well as WhatsApp and CAO offers helpline details are at www.wit.ie/cao.”

Friday, 23 August 2019 at 5.15pm is the Round 1 Acceptances closing date allowing prospective students the opportunity to explore whether their Level 8 or Level 7/6 offer is the best to accept, or whether they want to go to a Further Education (FE) before progressing onto a level 6, 7 or 8 course.

Dr O’Byrne continued: “Going to college is about more than career paths, it is about developing skills and abilities for the workplace of the future. Many of the roles that the Leaving Cert class of 2019 will end up working in may not even exist yet. What is most important for anybody about to accept an offer of a place on a college course is that it is an area they will enjoy studying, in a college or location they are happy to spend the next few years.”


Maths entry exam

One of the key factors to a CAO offer is meeting minimum entry requirements. WIT’s Maths Entry Exam is a ‘second chance’ for school leavers who have not achieved the required maths grade in the Leaving Certificate for their chosen course in WIT.

The applicant must have applied to WIT through the CAO application process for 2019 entry and have achieved the required points for entry into their chosen programme of study and met all other criteria set for the programme (except maths requirement). Application details and revision course details are available at www.wit.ie/mathsentryexam.


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