When do courses begin?
Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses generally start in September - in 2016/17 most will start the week commencing Monday 12 September 2016. At the beginning of September students will receive confirmation of the course start date and details from the School of Lifelong Learning School Office via letter and email.
Note: courses will run subject to sufficient numbers of students applying. If a course has to be cancelled we will make every effort to offer students an alternative course or refund students the full tuition fee.
Most part-time courses take place in the evening and/or Saturdays. Indicative times and days are set out in each Course Description.
Short courses are scheduled to start the week commencing Monday 3 October 2016 and Monday 23 January 2017.
The WIT Registrar's Academic Calendar is available to view here.
All undergraduate students are advised to attend an induction session prior to the commencement of the course. Information provided will support students through their educational journey and introduce students to resources available in WIT that will help students study more effectively such as the library, Moodle etc. Induction will begin Monday 12 September 2016 for undergraduate students. Details of the date you should attend will be included in your start-up letter/e-mail.
Many WIT Part-time courses use the Moodle online learning environment to make notes and other learning materials and interactions available to students online. All registered WIT students can access Moodle using their WIT student number and associated password from anywhere that they have Internet access, both on and off campus. Individual lecturers will advise students on how they intend to use Moodle and the Moodle Help Desk is there to support students.
WIT Student Card
Once registered on a course, students should purchase a WITCard. The WITCard is a smartcard that is needed to access the library, IT, photocopying, canteen and shop facilities. Students may load money onto the card and use it for purchases on campus. The card costs €15 and is available from the WITCard Office in the Cork Road Campus.
Students undertaking Short courses can purchase re-loadable cards which allows students to use all points of sale (shops, restaurants), photocopying and vending machines. For further details contact the WITCard office.
The WIT Libraries provide a superb learning resource for all part-time students. Visit the WIT Libraries website to see the electronic and hardcopy resources on offer or call in to the library information desks where the professional staff will be happy to show you around and discuss with you how best to find the resources you need for your studies. The library also provides a large number of open access PCs and wi-fi access.
WIT Computer Services
All part-time students have full use of the WIT student computer labs and resources including the wi-fi network. The letter you recieve detailing your registration for the course will include your username and password. Please see the WIT Computer Services help pages for more information on the WIT computing environment.
Adult Learner Study Skills Guide
The Adult Learner Study Skills Guide contains many tips on managing your learning effectively.
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