CITSU Website : www.citsu.ie
The Students’ Union (SU) represents and defends its members on matters affecting their rights and interests as students of the Institute and as citizens and acts as a channel of communication between its members and the Institute and other bodies. The SU is one of the principal platforms for expression of students’ opinions, and is recognised as such by the management of the Institute.
There are three full-time elected officers and three part-time elected officers of the SU, all of whom are available to assist students in any way they can.
The SU is located on the 1st floor of the Student Centre. Office hours are 8.30am to 5.15pm.
Each class elects a Class Rep who acts as a liaison between the SU and the students of CIT. Class Reps form a pivotal role in the two-way communication process between students and the Union through word of mouth, texting or availing of social media. They act as ambassadors for their class and may actively engage in organising class based activities such as social events, academic field trips and training events. Class Reps operate on a voluntary basis, freely giving of their time to enhance their fellow students’ college experience and campus life. Becoming a Class Rep gives a student the opportunity to differentiate themselves and their curriculum vitae. Employers are very interested in both academic achievements and work/life experience.
The Vice President Welfare delivers an educational and awareness programme throughout the year to help students to manage personal issues including sexual health, mental health, accommodation, finance, safety, bullying and addictions. The programme features campaigns such as S.H.A.G. (Sexual Health Awareness & Guidance) Week, Positive Mind & Body Week and Safety Week. These campaigns address different issues which may affect students in an attention-grabbing, fun and effective way.
The Vice President Education, along with the other SU officers, is here to help students manage problems which may arise relating to their educational needs such as course issues, timetabling, lecture problems, exam issues and grants. The SU also manages a grinds list to assist those who may need some extra tuition in a particular area.
College Supplies (Non-Profit Services)
College supplies are provided at the lowest prices possible. The ethos of the SU is to provide quality services on a non-profit basis to support students throughout their college life. The Office/Shop is open daily from 9.00 am to 5.15 pm. The range of goods and services available include: computer storage (USBs, DVDs, and CDs), printing paper, stationery, lab coats, goggles, calculators and photocopying.
Commuter tickets (weekly and monthly) are on sale for local/urban buses including the Cobh and Midleton Rail service. Prior to purchase of a commuter ticket, it is necessary to obtain a Bus Eireann Commuter ID card from the Bus Station at Parnell Place at a cost of €3. Also available are student monthly return and single provincial bus tickets (must be purchased on the day of travel). Tickets purchased for Friday travel allow you to get the no. 205 bus to the Bus Station free of charge. Bus and train timetables are also available.
CIT Students’ Union in partnership with UCC offer students an alternative, economic, and most importantly SAFE MODE of transport home from the city centre clubs during term time (fare €2). The service runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the first semester and on Thursdays only for the second semester. Generally the service commences at 1.45 am and leaves from Washington Street (next to Four Star Pizza).
The SU organise a wide range of entertainment events including class parties, regular student club nights, Graduation Balls, Student Race Day, Freshers’ Week and RAG Week. RAG (raise and give) Week is a week dedicated to collecting as much money as possible for charity through the medium of entertainment events both on and off campus. For further details contact Mick O’Mahony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Room - Student Centre
Pool cues and an XBOX 360 including various games are available from the SU Office for use in the common room. You can also watch your favourite TV programmes on the HD Screens.
Regular soccer tournaments are organised in conjunction with the Soccer Facilitator throughout the year.
Publications / Communications:
CIT SU Freshers Handbook & Diary
The CIT SU Freshers Handbook and Diary contains lots of helpful and vital information to aid students. It doubles as a personal and academic diary, so you can store all your own reminders, notes and all important college dates in the same place. Every first year receives a free during induction week. First years also receive a free ‘Freshers Pack’ at registration with lots of ‘freebies’.
expliCIT is a free, full colour, glossy publication which comes out every month during term time. It covers all facets of student life at CIT; college news, special features, entertainments, sports, Clubs & Societies, photos of CIT events, competitions and much more. If you would like to see your articles or photos in print or have any queries, please drop into Keith Brown at the SU office, tel: 021 4335274, or email: email@example.com
CIT SU Online
www.citsu.ie hosts the latest CIT Students’ Union news, with event calendar, academic information and all the contacts you need. www.citsu.ie also provides services such as a grinds list and Class Rep registrations.
Tel: 021- 4335270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org