October 21, 2020
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WIT sets up virtual drop-in and chatroom for Kilkenny students in run-up to third-level decision

Waterford Institute of Technology is going above and beyond to help Kilkenny’s leaving certificate students make that crucial decision about their college selection.

With one out of every four students in county Kilkenny from last year’s leaving cert class choosing a course in WIT and one-in-three students from the south-east region choosing to take up a course in college, the third-level institute on the Cork Road in the city has decided to create virtual one-to-one Drop-ins chats and a 24 online live talk facility for students to discuss their CAO options.

‘Ask WIT’ will enable individual consultations with members of WIT’s outreach team. Lecturers from across the institute’s 70 CAO courses have come onboard to support their future students with 24 discipline-specific WIT Talks scheduled over a five-week period. In addition, web chat and virtual tours are also available.

Dr Derek O’Byrne, Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs at WIT said that while we may have a very different Leaving Certificate, students still have to make career choices.

“Applicants should be reflecting on their true interests and abilities in making those important career choices, and our supports will help people find out what they are best suited to.

“The CAO change of mind facility opened on May 5 and many prospective students and their parents will need to start thinking about confirming their CAO choices, before the July 1 deadline,” Dr O’Byrne concluded.

Additional ‘Ask WIT’ group talks will be hosted on Zoom and designed to give CAO applicants interested in studying a WIT course a forum to ask course questions.

Pre-booked virtual drop-in slots are available until to July 1, the CAO Change of Mind deadline and are designed to give applicants or their parents the opportunity to have a private discussion about individual scenarios. For full details see www.wit.ie/cao.

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