Lifestyle

WIT running virtual open days ahead of CAO deadline

Waterford Institute of Technology is running a virtual open day today (Friday) and tomorrow to help students ahead of the CAO deadline.

WIT says Waterford Leaving Cert students will be interested in virtually attending the schools-focused open day on Friday (10am-2pm).

Teachers, parents/guardians, and prospective students are welcome across both days, with parents and guardians expected to be interested in attending on Saturday morning.

Typically one third of WIT graduates are from Waterford, and typically one in two Waterford college-going school leavers attend WIT.

Advertisement

Jess Lawton, Marketing & Outreach Officer at WIT said:

Our recent online parents’ event gave parents and guardians a head start on making an application for the CAO. We welcome parents to again join us on Saturday and take the opportunity to view the facilities via a virtual campus tour, attend talks and ask questions so they can support the decisions their child makes.

WIT and Institute of Technology Carlow are working towards creating a technological university which will be established by May 1st 2022, meaning students applying to study at WIT through the CAO will start in, and graduate from a technological university.

The CAO entry to WIT's 70 courses remains unchanged for 2022. The CAO application codes will remain as WD200, for example and can be found  here, or on the CAO website under Waterford Institute of Technology.

Advertisement

The college's Registrar and Vice President Dr Derek O’Byrne said "at WIT we pride ourselves on our ‘right student, right programme’ ethos and open days are a key milestone in helping students figure out if a course or college is for them. Our team have worked very hard to give virtual attendees the best virtual experience of WIT that they can."

The virtual open day website is at www.wit.ie/openday.

Advertisement