Waterford Institute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology is firmly committed to enhancing the quality of life of citizens of the city of Waterford, the South-East region and the nation. WIT plans its activities with this goal in mind.
The Institue has just completed and published its Strategic Plan for the period 2018-2021. You may view the Plan here. In summary, the Plan:
declares WIT's ambition to be an international educational leader and describes the Institute's goal to be amongst the Top 100 universities under 50 years old by 2030;
identifies the ongoing Technological University designation process as an important step towards achieving this ambition;
describes ways in which the coming years will see WIT enhance its ability to be an agent for social, cultural and economic transformation in the South-East of Ireland;
sets out an action plan in seven key areas and describes the Institute's plans to enhance its learning environment and the quality of education for students;
open up the Institute to more students and different categories of students;
continue to expand its high-quality research and innovation activity;
work closely with communities and other stakeholders across the region to enhance the quality of life of all citizens;
link more effectively with international partners and bring in more international students to the organisation and the region;
develop management structures to fit a transformed, flexible organisation;
further, build the Institute's financial sustainability;
shows the Institute building a more collaborative, accessible organisation that will be clearly progressive and innovative.
We are an education-focused collaborative, inclusive, ethical and innovative community. Our goal is to be in the top one hundred young universities in the world by 2030, demonstrating quality and excellence in all our activities. Our focus will be on forming responsible global citizens, creating new knowledge and actively leading social and economic change.
The Institute's mission is guided by its organisational values and by its desire to contribute positively to enhancing the quality of life of citizens. The Institute's mission requires it to be in all its activities:
Collaborative and cooperative, supportive of equality and diversity, inclusive and accessible
We are a community centred on education and we believe strongly in collaboration and aspire to collegiate and cooperative ways of organisation and problem-solving. We are committed to equality. We encourage and promote, celebrate and cherish diversity in our community. We value the contributions of all members of our community—all staff and all students—to the learning effort.
Active in support of equitable social, economic and cultural development
We act positively to enable local, regional and national development towards future sustainability. We use our academic leadership to support the emergence of a more prosperous and just future for all. We are a catalyst for development and we are committed to ensuring that our academic programmes and research are relevant, flexible and responsive to the needs of our students and stakeholders.
Progressive and innovative, generating new knowledge and new ways of doing things
We positively and proactively cultivate responsible research and innovation. We are a dynamic and responsive organisation, an organisation that is unafraid of and relishes the challenge. We understand the technology and its impact, embrace the opportunities technology presents and shape our activities including our teaching accordingly.
Demonstrably excellent, leading, and ambitious
We are committed to guaranteeing the quality of all of our activities. We have the ambition to create an international-quality university. We have the confidence to imagine a better future and to take practical steps to bring it into being. Our commitment to excellence, leadership and ambition is measured against the highest standards internationally.
Entry Requirements for Undergraduate
If English is not your first or native language then you will need to complete an English Language exam, for example, an IELTS or TOEFL exam, in order to be considered for admission to a course in WIT.
Our mission at Student Life & Learning is to promote the academic success and all-round experience of students, especially undergraduates while reinforcing the core values of WIT. We accomplish this by providing support in an accessible and understanding environment.
We further provide advice and support for students and act as a hub of resources, referrals and information across the WIT community.
WIT offers plenty of helpful resources for students, but navigating them can sometimes be a challenge. At SLL we try to streamline the provision of student support by providing an easy and central place to ask for help. Our team works with students on a wide variety of issues, including both personal and academic concerns. In fact, many students who seek our services are dealing with a combination of difficulties. If we can’t provide you with assistance, we’ll be sure to refer you to another individual or office that can.
07/10/2022 4:18 pm local time