WIT beams into Co Tipperary with virtual open day on Saturday, 20 March for college applicants

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is to run its Spring Open Day online on Saturday, 20 March 2021 (10am-1pm), with a focus on both live and pre-recorded video as well as web chat.

According to the 2020 feeder school stats WIT ranks as the top destination for students at south Tipperary schools who went onto higher education. 25% or 1 in 4 of college-bound school leavers attending south Tipperary schools in 2020 started at WIT.

Doll’s House view of WIT main building from virtual campus tour.

The 3-hour online event has been designed by the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year 2021 to help prospective undergraduate students and their parents/guardians with their going to college questions.

Marketing and outreach officer at WIT, John Power explains what people can expect: “The format of this year’s spring open day will be virtual and hosted at www.wit.ie/open. We have streamlined the virtual open day experience for attendees by offering channels for discipline areas that will comprise of a YouTube stream from Zoom; live web chat; links to courses and on-demand pre-recorded talks.”

An updated virtual campus tour will be for many the first exclusive insight into the many buildings on WIT’s campuses since Government restrictions were introduced last year.

The timing of the event gives Co Tipperary Leaving Cert students plenty of time to do research before the CAO change of mind facility opens on 5 May 2021.

Prospective students across the county, as well as their parents are encouraged to seize the opportunity to talk directly with lecturers and staff about courses and college life.


Virtual open day FAQs

What is a virtual open day?

WIT’s virtual open days are an interactive way for prospective students and parents to digitally discover courses, college life and what it’s like to be a student of ours. By taking part in WIT’s virtual open events you will have the opportunity to chat live with lecturers and support staff, you can take an interactive tour of our campus and see first-hand why WIT is home to over 2,000 first year students each year.

What is the difference between a virtual open day and a traditional on campus open day?

WIT’s virtual open days are focused around discipline areas. Each day lecturers and support staff from our five academic schools (business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, and science and computing) will be online to answer your questions and help you choose the college courses that’s right for you. What’s really interesting is you can join the conversation and see the questions other prospective students have. The trick is to get involved and converse with the online experts.

Who can I expect to talk to?

A big part of each virtual open day is the chance to talk with lecturers who deliver our undergraduate programmes and the support staff from right across the institute. Online each day you can chat with staff from our admissions, schools liaison, outreach, fees and grants, accommodation and student life and learning departments. WIT’s virtual open days are a great way to talk to the right people that sometimes you might miss at a busy on campus open day.

How will I know what the campus looks like?

Prospective students can take an interactive virtual campus tours. Choose to take a tour of our main Cork Road campus or the WIT Arena. Explore our fantastic facilities and student friendly campus. See what our classrooms and lecture halls look like and imagine the seat you could be sitting in soon.

Where can I find more information about WIT’s Virtual Open Days?

For more information visit www.wit.ie/open.

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