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SETU Waterford offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

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SETU Waterford offers a broad range of academic programmes from levels 6 to 10 on the national framework of qualifications across Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Computing.

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International

The Office for International Relations co-ordinates the admission, administration and support for international students throughout the course of their studies at SETU Waterford.

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Research

SETU Waterfordis recognised as the leading research performer in the institute of technology sector with research activities that are internationally benchmarked, strategic, and economically relevant. Find out about the amazing multi disciplinary research under way

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Uncover the research discoveries, student and staff achievements, human stories, community spirit, global links and external engagement news at SETU Waterford

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Events

From virtual events to conferences, talks, public lectures and happenings in on-campus venues SETU Waterford is a hub of activity. Stay up to date with our calendar of upcoming events.

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Study Abroad

Students can choose to spend one or two semesters (depending on the programme) studying at one of WIT’s partner universities in Europe or in other destinations worldwide! You choose!

Ireland's 'National Skills Strategy 2025' lists foreign languages and cultural awareness among the cross-sectoral skills which improve an individual’s employability and enable occupational mobility. Spending a period of time studying abroad opens a world of opportunities that greatly enhances your skill-set and in an increasingly interconnected world, speaking a second language will make you highly employable in the jobs market.

Students who choose to study at one of our European partner universities can apply for Erasmus+ funding to help defrey some of the costs associated with moving abroad. Check out our list of partner universities in the links below.                                                                                      

Staff profiles

Many of our staff are native speakers and many are involved in innovative research in teaching and learning or in areas of literature and culture.

Head of Department of Arts

Dr Seamus DILLON - [email protected]

Chinese

Li Ping VARLEY - [email protected]

English as a second language

Una CUMMINS  - [email protected]

Helena WALSH-KIELY - [email protected]

French

Catherine LACOSTE - [email protected]

Dr Chris MULHALL - [email protected]

Dr Don O'NEILL - [email protected]

Dr Paul RYAN - [email protected]

Dr Gina Marie Breen - [email protected]

Gaelige

Dr Ian O'CATHAIN - [email protected]

Dr Shane Grant - [email protected]

German

Noeleen DOOLEY - [email protected]

Italian

Dr Carmel COYNE - [email protected]

Monica RUDI-KENT - [email protected]

Spanish

Angelica CISNEROS - [email protected]

Erin MCNAMARA CULLEN - [email protected]

Dr Don O'NEILL - [email protected]

Andres ROMERA - [email protected]

Dr Nadia Albaladejo - [email protected]

Reports on the benefits of learning a Language             

Graduates with language skills have been identified in several national and international reports as increasingly in demand by employers.

  •  The National Employer Survey 2015 showed that approximately one quarter of employers indicated that they had a specific requirement for foreign language proficiency skills in their organisation. 
  • The National Skills Strategy 2025 lists foreign languages and cultural awareness among the cross-sectoral skills which improve an individual’s employability and enable occupational mobility.
  • The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) report on the skills required to trade internationally both in existing and emerging export markets highlights foreign languages and cultural awareness as key graduate attributes.

 

Links to useful reports

          

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