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Diwali- "Festival of Lights"

07 November, 2016

Indian Society is hosting the event Diwali- "Festival of Lights" next Wednesday (9th Nov 2016) at 6Pm in Rory Gallagher Theatre.

There will be food, music and fireworks later on that evening.

Tickets are 2 euro and can be bought from societies office from today until Monday the 7th .

We are looking to sell approximately 30 tickets. 

 

04 November, 2016


 

26 October, 2016

 

CIT – Supporting Students who wish to Volunteer Abroad

 

 

 

Information Evening

Wednesday 9th November

5.30 – 7pm

Meeting Room 1, Student Centre

 

Why attend the information evening?

  • Gain an insight into what volunteering abroad is really like.
  • Get tips on how to complete the application form.
  • Ask questions directly to previous volunteers.
  • Pick up a copy of the application form.  

The CIT Volunteer Abroad programme offers 2 types of supports, Scholarships and Bursaries.

  • A scholarship covers the cost of a 4 week volunteer programme and flights. You must identify a volunteer programme from one of these three organisations. Deadline to apply is Friday 9th December.
  • · The Hope Foundation -  www.hopefoundation.ie
  • · EIL International - www.eilireland.org
  • · SERVE - www.serve.ie
  • A bursary is a contribution from CIT towards the cost of your volunteer programme, approx. €500. You can volunteer with any organisation of your choosing. If you have not yet chosen the organisation you wish to volunteer with a good point to start your search is www.volunteeringoptions.org. Deadline to apply is Monday 20th February

10 October, 2016

10 October, 2016

SERVE is now recruiting for our 2017 overseas volunteer programme to  Mozambique, India and the Philippines and will be holding an information session in CIT on Wednesday 12th of October 2016, in meeting room one (student centre) at 12pm.

 

SERVE is a Cork based development and volunteering organisation committed to tackling poverty in the majority world. We are looking for volunteers to join us this summer in Mozambique, India or the Philippines to work alongside our partners. The SERVE Volunteer Programme involves three training days that will be held on Saturdays (February, April, June) with location of training yet to be decided. The training days are an essential part of the volunteer programme as they include country specific information, health and safety, child protection and safeguarding, development education and more. The placement is a 4 week assignment (July / August) in which a group of 10 – 12 volunteers will travel to Mozambique, India or the Philippines along with 2 experienced leaders to work in partnership and solidarity with our partners. Read more here: www.serve.ie    

SERVE is a signatory to Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies. As a signatory to this code, SERVE is committed to implementing the best practice model in sending volunteers overseas and ensuring they are fully supported before, during and after their placement.

15 September, 2016

The Flu vaccine is now available.

It is recommended for:

  • Those with a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart, kidney, liver, lung or neurological disease
  • Healthcare/Social Care workers

There is no charge for those in the 'at risk' group.

Administration charge of €10 for all others.

Please contact the Medical Centre for appointment Tel: 021 4335780

 

14 September, 2016

The team at expliCIT want to receive your stories about CIT and all the things that interest you. If you have a story or article that you’d like to share and have published, we’d love to hear from you.
expliCIT magazine is YOUR college magazine and reaches all CIT students. The purpose is to cover all aspects of college life including both academic and extracurricular events. In order to enhance the quality of expliCIT magazine, we need your help.

If you would like to get involved with our student magazine, please contact Keith Brown at email: supublications@cit.ie, visit www.citsu.ie or call into the Students’ Union Office.

14 September, 2016

Awash with colour the student centre came alive on Wednesday with over 35 Societies stands demonstrating and interacting with new members.

CIT has vibrant student body that engage with Societies in a variety of categories including Community, Activity, Interest, Music, Performance and Arts and Academic. 

Download the latest Societies leaflet to see if there is a Society that suits your interest. Sign up online on the Societies website to receive free text notification of when the Society will next meet.

Education means more than just academic learning, it is about having FUN, interacting and socialising with other students.

30 August, 2016

You have made an excellent choice to attend CIT.

The Student Engagement Office wants to extend a very warm welcome to you, our new incoming first year students, as you embark on the next chapter of your educational journey. We are delighted you will be joining our CIT community and we want to help you make the most out of your experience here. We want you to be successful and we will do everything we can to help keep you on the right track and get a good degree. In CIT, our students matter and every student counts.

Your education at CIT is not just about grades. You will acquire confidence in asking questions and thinking critically. You will engage with viewpoints different than your own. You will also have transformative experiences that extend your learning beyond the classroom and create opportunities that will help you to achieve your academic goals.

We, together with academic staff and support services will work hard to help you settle into college. Through our extensive programmes and services, we can help ease your transition by providing plenty of opportunities for you to forge new friendships and feel at home in your new surroundings. Our Good Start Team will be here to help you during your first weeks of college, and aim to help you find your way by focusing on belonging, success, motivation and independence; the whole student experience.

There is so much to look forward to. We hope your time here will be both academically and personally rewarding. We look forward to meeting you and helping you navigate your first year, and beyond!

29 August, 2016

 

Open: 5th Sep 2016 – 23rd Sept 2016 // 10am - 5pm Mon-Fri
Open for Cork Culture Night, until 6pm.

Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus, Block D, Rossa Avenue, Cork


ARTISTS/PROJECTS: Aaron Bevan, Search Agony Grows, tweetbox, #SeeMyCIT.

An exhibition featuring collaborative, interactive and participatory works.

These works invite you to get involved and need you to activate them.

Aaron Bevan presents a colour-by-numbers wallpaper installation where you can pick up a crayon and colour in between the lines. The work looks at pattern, texture, and collective participation, as an antidote to an image-saturated culture that more often encourages aggressive individualism than collaboration.

Search Agony Grows presents an installation about duality, alienation, and identity. It includes interactive sound sculptures, animation, sculpture, and print elements.

TweetBox – a project developed between CIT CCAD and LIT LSAD by Catherine Hehir and Noelle Noonan – involved over 200 artists in making new print work on lasercut cardboard birdboxes. A selection is included here.

#SeeMyCIT - a new CIT portrait project for 2016 – will be added to over the duration of the exhibition and is open to images in all media from students and staff of CIT. The project aims to build a collective portrait of CIT in this auspicious year.

This exhibition is presented by the CIT Arts Office and Good Start – a project of the Student Engagement Office at CIT.

All Very Welcome

13 August, 2016

Cork Institute of Technology has offered its congratulations to West Cork brothers, Gary and Paul O Donovan, on their achievement of a silver medal in the lightweight men's double sculls at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Gary has just completed an Honours Degree in Business at CIT and staff and students took time out of their work and study schedules on Friday afternoon to cheer on the West Cork brothers.

CIT President, Dr Brendan J Murphy, congratulated the pair and said  “to participate in the Olympic Games is in itself a great honour and achievement and to win an Olympic medal is an exceptional accomplishment. We are delighted for Gary, and his brother Paul, and extend our sincerest congratulations and best wishes to them both and to all athletes participating at the Games."

 

The Head of Student Affairs, Dr Dan Collins, a fellow West Cork man, noted that the medal is a "culmination of Gary and Paul’s work, perseverance, dedication, and commitment to the sport." He offered his congratulations on behalf of all CIT Students and Sports Department and staff, to Gary and his brother Paul, their family and "all who have been associated with this momentous achievement." Dr Collins noted that he believed the brothers goal was to reach the final and this they did with conviction, grit and perseverance. Dr Collins, commenting on the entertaining interviews the brothers from Skibbereen have given to date, stated that both brothers have given a humorous and refreshing view of the sport and their involvement in it.

 

Gary was, earlier this year, presented with CITs International Achievement Award at the Annual Sports Awards. Ceremony.

 

The Skibbereen siblings, who won their heat on Monday, were third across the line in their semi-final behind the heavily favoured French and the United States in a time of 6:35.70.

They have had an extremely busy 2015, finishing in the top 11 at the World Rowing Championships in France in September 2015 in the Lightweight Men’s Double Sculls ultimately securing qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. Gary & Paul have represented Ireland since 2008 and currently winners of 9 national championships.

Results

Gold
France
P. Houin and J. Azou 6:30.70
    
Silver
Ireland
G. O’Donovan and P. O'Donovan 6:31.23
    
Bronze
Norway
A. Strandli and K. Brun 6:31.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 June, 2016

The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) announced their awards nominations with the students of CIT musical society earning four nominations for their Irish premiere production of “bare” which took place in February in the CIT Cork School of Music.

The student society were nominated across four categories.

  • Best Musical Director - Michael Young, CIT Cork School of Music Alumni
  • Best Male Singer - Michael Greene, third year student in Theatre and Drama Studies
  • Spirit of AIMS award – Cast of ‘bare’, actor musicans.
  • Best Chorus - Cast of ‘bare’

The members are delighted to be nominated out of the 90 shows adjudicated this season across Ireland by Peter Kennedy and Greg Currid, who judged the Gilbert and Sullivan categories respectively. The award winners will be announced on Saturday 18th June in the INEC, Killarney.

04 June, 2016


Do you want to be a Good Start Leader? Good Start aims to help new students to find their way in CIT by focusing on belonging, success, motivation and independence; the whole student experience. 

The Good Start programme of social, sporting, study and support sessions and events will help new students become familiar with the campus, settle in, meet people, get prepared for study and find out who’s here to help, all while having fun.

Good Start is run by students for students; which allows the programme to remain relevant, fresh and current. Good Start develops each year with ideas brought to the table by Good Start Leaders, allowing each Good Start Team to put their own stamp on the programme.

Good Start Leaders will be involved in decision making, all areas of event planning and roll-out, presentation making,  programme development, online and offline communications and promotional activities. 

Good Start Leaders must be positive, hardworking, enthusiastic teamplayers who are willing to get stuck in and help new students settle into CIT. 

If this sounds like you then check out the job description and apply with a CV and cover letter to Marese Bermingham, Head of CIT Student Engagement and Success and Head of Teaching and Learning Unit, marese.bermingham@cit.ie by 22nd June 2016.

Let’s get incoming students off to a ‘Good Start’ this coming September together! 

 

03 June, 2016

 

Detailed information on all the degree shows is available here
 

26 April, 2016

Get paid while doing a funded Master’s Degree of your choice

The role of the Intern will be to actively support, promote & develop a spirit of Enterprise & Self-Employment amongst students attending CIT. This will entail the implementation of a range of new initiatives & activities which support this goal.

 

Job Description

The internship is a two year internship reporting to the Industry Liaison Manager & the Rubicon Centre. The Student Enterprise Intern (Intern) will promote, develop and support entrepreneurship at CIT, and will encourage a spirit of entrepreneurship amongst all students based on campus. The Intern will be based between the Rubicon Centre and the Industry Liaison Office and the successful candidate can be from any discipline area. The intern will work 18 hours per week whilst undergoing a master’s degree of choice.

 

Benefits:

  • Weekly Wage
  • Paid Masters Degree
  • Stand out in your C.V.
  • Exposure to working in the Rubicon Centre
  • Exposure to CIT’s Entrepreneurial Eco-System
  • Project Management
  • Work as part of an energetic team

 

Sample Activities include:

  • Organising competitions that will challenge students in different ways – selling skills, planning a project, leadership skills, etc.
  • Holding seminars and business master classes for the students, using successful business people and celebrities from industry. “Warts and All” stories.
  • Recruiting students for the institute’s enterprise society (Idea Hub Society) where students can network with like-minded individuals, form collaborations or discuss their business ideas.
  • Generate Marketing and Event strategies and budgets.
  • Create Brand & liaise with graphic and web designers.
  • Exhibit and organise a competition for second level students who visit on the Institute’s Open day.
  • Organise seminars bringing in youthful, successful entrepreneurs.

 

Terms and Conditions

The successful candidate will be contracted from the September 2016 until May 2017, subject to 3 monthly reviews. It is envisaged that the Intern will be appointed for a second year from the September 2017 until May 2018 - to facilitate completion of Masters Programme.

 

The role demands a minimum of 18hrs per week, which is paid. The Intern will also be expected to study for either a taught or research Masters Degree from those offered in CIT, fees will be covered by CIT.

 

Funding for this initiative is provided by Cork Institute of Technology.

 

Application Details:

To access the online application form and to find our more information, please click here.

Deadline: Friday, May 27th

 

 

20 April, 2016

The Chaplaincy Student Support Team run the Info Desk, publish the “What’s on”, & organise International cultural nights ….. 

  • Full-time team members are paid weekly, 
  • Associate (part-time) team members are paid by the hour.

Application forms available from Info Desk & Chaplaincy Office, 1st floor Student Centre.

Closing date: Friday, 29th April

17 April, 2016



Information on grant eligibility and how to apply is available on the SUSI website: 

Before making an application, students are encouraged to refer to the grant eligibility criteria, to use the eligibility reckoner, and to view tips for applicants provided on the SUSI website.

Students should apply early, they do not need to know the exact course or college they will be attending in order to make an application. 

Advice to students:

  • Make your application as early as possible after the opening date to avoid any delay in receiving payment.
  • Make sure the information you supply in relation to dates of birth, PPS numbers, etc. is correct, to avoid delays in the processing of your application.
  • Supply the documentation requested of you, correctly first time and on time.
  • Use the application tracker in your online account to check the progress of your submitted application at any stage.

 

12 April, 2016

 

Guest Speaker for the evening, John Looney of the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Charity, spoke of his 20 years experience as a volunteer, setting up and running a community charity.

Pictures and further details on award winners can be seen on our Facebook page and shortly on the notice board in the main corridor.

Some of the award recipients will now go forward to represent CIT at the National Societies Awards taking place next week in Limerick.

08 April, 2016

23 March, 2016


www.cit.ie/dragonsden

This year’s Dragons’ Den is taking place on Wednesday 13th April!

There is a total prize fund of €500 for this competition. It is simple, you must pitch your idea without the aid of a PowerPoint within a time limit of 5 minutes. This competition will bring you one step further in bringing your idea to market. 

CIT Dragons’ Den is for students who want to get a taste of what it’s like to pitch an idea to potential investors. It gives them a chance to think of a new business idea, identify a market and showcase this to a panel of “investors” who in turn will ask questions and may potentially offer feedback.
 
Entrants can enter individually or as a team, this can be done by completing the form.

A maximum of 15 (individuals/ groups) will pitch their idea to the Dragons. Should interest in the competition exceed 15 (individuals/ groups) these will be shortlisted. Each individual or group will have to supply a short bio on the idea they wish to pitch and answer the key questions in the form below. The individual or groups identified by the Dragons will collect a 1st or 2nd prize to a maximum combined value of €500, the decision made by the Dragons will be final.

KEY DATES

  • The deadline for applications is Tuesday the 5th April 2016 at 5pm, applications received after this time will not be accepted.
  • Entrants shortlisted to pitch will be notified on Friday, 8th April 2016.
  • The competition will take place on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 from 3pm to 5pm in the Rubicon Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus.

 

 

 

 

Dragons Den 2015 winner: Bernadette Palmer
Bernadette had a universal shopping membership card which can be tracked by an app. This idea is innovative as it takes away the inconvenience of consumers having different club cards for different retailers.

 

22 March, 2016

 

Calling all Students...
Would You Like To Set Up Your Own Business?
Deadline Tuesday 19th April




 


Open to all CIT students (part-time, full-time, 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year & Masters)
 

Students interested in setting up their own businesses have until Tuesday, 19th April to apply for one of 5 -6 places on this year’s Student Inc., programme.

Successful candidates will be required to attend the Rubicon full-time over the summer period.

The following supports will be provided:

  • The programme runs from June to Sept 2016
  • ECT Credits earned upon completion 
  • Seed Funding of up to €4,000
  • Exposure to 60 start-up companies in the Rubicon Centre
  • Weekly business plan related training and mentoring sessions
  • Full furnished office space  
  • Multiple sources of guidance
  • Development of key skills
  • Continued support network

Who can apply?

  • All CIT students are eligible to apply.
  • CIT Students who participated in any competition during the year (CIT Prize for Innovation, CIT APPrentice, CIT Dragons Den, CIT Module, CIT Enactus Social Innovation Award, ) can further develop their projects over the summer.
  • Any other student (s) who has a business idea or who has started their own business can apply for the structured training and other supports.

How to apply

Key Dates

  • Submit a short business idea by 5pm on Tuesday, 19th April 2016. (Applications received after this date and time will not be considered)
  • Shortlist announced by Friday, 22nd April 2016
  •  Interviews take place the week beginning the 3rd May 2016

Questions?

For further information or queries please email
Michelle.Dorgan@cit.ie / Stephen.Downey@cit.ie 

22 March, 2016

To Nominate:http://societies.cit.ie/nominate

The award recipients will be announced at the CIT Societies Awards presentation evening on Tuesday 5th April in the Student Centre.  Special guest speaker to be announced. 

Society committee officers plus a guest will be invited to attend. Each committee officer will be presented with a Certificate of Merit for their contribution to CIT.

A limited number of free tickets will be available for any CIT student to attend. 

Email aoife.kelliher@cit.ie  by April 1st to apply for free ticket.

 

02 March, 2016

CIT’s Innovation Week 2016 will kick off on Monday 7th March with an official launch taking place around a supersized INNOVATION box!

 

The annual event, which is now in its 6th year, will see a week-long series of events and activities promoting entrepreneurship and innovation take place across CIT’s five campus locations.  The schedule includes a wide range of seminars, exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations.  This year’s event will also host a Women in Business networking event, as well as a talk on Health, Fitness and Coaching for Entrepreneurs by Kildare Football Manager, Cian O’Neill.

The highlight of the week is the Local Enterprise Offices (Cork) CIT Prize for Innovation which awards €10,000 in cash prizes to those whose inventions and business ideas are judged most creative, novel, innovative, and likely to succeed in the workplace.

Last year’s first prize winner was sole trader and founder of the Roll Out Vegetable Garden Company, Cara Tremayne from Dunmanway, Co Cork.  Cara, who was a fourth year Horticulture student at CIT, picked up a cheque for €4,000 and the title of CIT Entrepreneur of the Year for her roll out coco coir woven matting impregnated with vegetable seeds.  

Other prize categories include NIMBUS Product Development Prize, The Apprentice, Bank of Ireland Business Canvas Wall and CIT CodorDojo Competition.  The competitions are open to all students registered at CIT during the academic year.

The CIT Prize for Innovation is sponsored by the Local Enterprise Offices (Cork)

 

26 February, 2016

 

 

26 February, 2016

Semester Two 2016

ACADEMIC LEARNING support SEMESTER 2 2016

What's new?  Microsoft Excel Support Wed 2nd March 5pm to 7.30pm, Lab B231 - places limited so please book at ALC office or email academiclearning@cit.ie

 

Monday

Maths and Statistics Support, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, D259A, Dr. Julie Crowley

Mechanics, 1-2pm, B231, Mr. David Hodge

 

Tuesday

Maths and Statistics Support, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, D259A, Dr. Julie Crowley

Maths and Statistics Support, 5pm to 6pm, D259A, Dr. Julie Crowley

Maths and Statistics Support, 6pm to 7pm, D259A, Ms. Katie Bullen

Accounting, 1-2pm, B231, Ms. Sarah Culhane

Mechanics, 5.30-7.30pm, NMCI, Mr. David Hodge

 

Wednesday

Maths and Statistics Support,1-2pm, D259A, Maryna Lishchynska

Programing Support, 1-2pm, B231, Mr. Jonathan Sherwin 

 

Thursday

Maths and Statistics Support, 12.30-2.30pm, D259A, Dr. Julie Crowley

Programming Support, 1-2pm, B231, Mr. Jonathan Sherwin

Electronics, 1-2pm, D259B, Mr. John O'Sullivan

 

Friday

Maths and Statistics, 12-1pm, D259A, Clodagh Carroll

Thermofluids (for Ist Years), 12-1pm, B231, Mr. David Hodge

Thermofluids (for 3rd Years), 1-2pm, B231, Mr. David Hodge

22 February, 2016


Enactus CIT and The Idea Hub Society are hosting a Charity Hackathon on Wednesday the 9th March 2016 from 12pm-3pm in the Rubicon seminar room as part of Innovation Week.

Two Charities: Churchfield Community Trust and Mayfield Arts are invited to outline the problems they face. Students will be tasked to solve these challenges faced by the charity and present innovative solutions at the end of the session.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 20 participants and registering for the event is essential.

Students will be divided in 4 teams of 5. The team with the most innovative solution will win a €250 All-For-One voucher. Subway lunch, tea and coffee will be provided at this event. This is a great opportunity to enhance your C.V.


It’s open to all students so email rebecca.robinson@mycit.ie to register your interest.
 


 

18 February, 2016

 

Brought to you by CIT Alumni Office in association with the CIT Careers Service.  Supported by Bank of Ireland, CIT

  • Wednesday 24th February 2016
  • 11.00am – 2.00pm
  • West Atrium, CIT

 

Talk to CIT graduates who will be back on campus for a few hours to offer their advice regarding their chosen professions and the graduate programmes available at their organisations. 

 

Also….pizza, cones of fries for FREE and an iPhone 6 up for grabs!

 

At GradFest students will be able to:

 

  • Talk to accomplished CIT graduates.  Find out about their chosen professions, their career paths to date and the graduate programmes that their organisations may have on offer.  Bring your CV! Check out https://www.facebook.com/CITalumni/ for further details on the graduates that will be in attendance.
  • Enter an easy competition to win an iPhone 6 (sim-less).
  • Avail of FREE pizza and cones of fries.
  • Get a FREE professional photo taken for your LinkedIn page.
  • Join CIT Alumni Association for FREE.
  • Find out about the Career Service offered to CIT graduates for FREE.
  • Receive information about CIT graduation ceremonies.
  • Find out about postgraduate opportunities available in CIT.
  • Would you like a paid Masters opportunity in CIT next year?  Find out at GradFest!

 

GradFest is a series of fun events designed to celebrate and recognise the accomplishments of our ‘soon to be’ CIT graduates.  This event is open to final year students to encourage them to look ahead to becoming CIT alumni.

16 February, 2016

Run for Students’ Union General Elections 2016:

The elections will involve running a campaign across the CIT Campuses to show that you are the right person for the position.You as a Union Officer will take on responsibility for representing students, ensuring they get have the best college expereince possible. It is your opportunity to make a difference. Full details here

Use  your vote:

All Union members are welcome and encouraged to use their vote on polling day, Thursday 26th March.   FAQs

 

 

 

 

15 February, 2016

Students in Cork Institute of Technology will celebrate International Student Day on Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, during which international students from many countries will participate in a wide variety of social and cultural events across CIT’s various campus locations.


CIT is home to more than 1,100 international students from approx. 125 countries. It is a truly global institution! International Student Day provides a unique opportunity for international students in CIT to showcase their various cultures and traditions while also learning more about Ireland’s local traditions. CIT’s International Student Society has won several awards in recent years and has been ranked more than once as the ‘Best Student Society’ in Ireland.
 
During International Student Day, CIT’s international students will host a cultural exhibition on the Bishopstown Campus from 11.30am to 1.30pm. They will provide general information on their countries of origin and explore with fellow CIT students and staff members the musical, culinary and social aspects of their cultures. An Erasmus information stand will also be in operation and this will feature CIT students, who have spent a semester abroad on Erasmus exchange visits, sharing details of their experiences.
 

 

During the day, international students will get the opportunity to explore a wide range of activities across a whole range of areas in which CIT is active.
 
Orla Flynn, Vice President for External Affairs in CIT, acknowledged the importance of a global perspective among the student population, adding, “Whether travelling out on Erasmus exchanges, overseas placements, or simply sharing a classroom with students from other cultures, enjoying an international experience is now a key part of the student experience at CIT. Equally, we are really pleased to welcome students - from our international partner institutions and from other countries - to Ireland and especially to Cork, to share with them our culture, heritage and educational values. International Student Day is a day to experience some of our different perspectives but most of all a celebration of everything that we have in common – including a love of food, sport, music and arts.”

 

 

 

 

 

15 February, 2016

The Institute's senior camogie team travelled to Gort on Sunday to take on Division 1 finalist NUIM in the final of the Purcell Cup.

While emotion was high all afternoon, it reached a maximum when CIT Captain Jacinta Crowley, before lifting the cup, dedicated the win to our beloved bus driver Seamus McCarthy who passed away earlier this year while driving this team back from a league game in Waterford.

The tribute was matched by a fantastic team performance when they outplayed Maynooth right throughout the 60 minutes to win on a scoreline of 1:12 to 0:04.

Recreation and Leisure 1st student Katlynn Hickey was awarded Player of the Match. 

09 February, 2016

€10,000 Prize Fund sponsored by the Local Enterprise Office

The competition is open to all CIT students from any department, submit your business idea (expression of interest) online at www.cit.ie/innovation. The idea can be part of your course work (FYP) and you may enter as a group OR as an individual.

The CIT Prize for Innovation is an annual competition held on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus. The competition awards cash prizes to those whose inventions and business ideas are judged most creative, novel, innovative, and likely to succeed in the marketplace.

Once you have submitted your expression of interest online, the next step is to submit a Business Plan. You are provided with a template to follow, the business plans are due on or before 12.00 noon on Friday 12th February 2016. Please submit five copies of your business plan (stapled copies only) to the Enterprise Intern, Industry Liaison Office, Ground Floor of the Administration Building on or before 12.00 noon on Friday 12th February 2016. 

FAQ, the Expression of Interest form and the Business Plan template are all available at www.cit.ie/innovation, if you have any questions please contact: Michelle.Dorgan@cit.ie

09 February, 2016

The Award winning CIT Musical Society are proud to be presenting their third Irish Premiere – ‘bare’ directed by John O’Brien, (winner of the Irish Theatre Award for Best Opera), and Musical Director Michael Young (When Midnight Strikes & Lift, @ The Belltable Arts Centre).

 

Buy your ticket online now

 

******Advisory: Some content may be unsuitable for under 15s.********

Join us as we transform the Curtis Auditorium into St. Cecilia’s Catholic boarding school where we lay our scene. ‘bare’ is sure to excite its audience as we explore the antics of what it is like to come of age in this strict school driven by Catholic idealism. The students of St. Cecilia’s will bare all as secrets hidden for years come to light while these teens struggle with the pressures of becoming young adults. ‘bare’ will showcase the wide range of talent from across all CIT campuses as Actors turn Musicians, Musicians turn Actors and new students take the society stage by storm for the first time.

The cast is led by BA Theatre and Drama studies first year student Conor O’Boyle playing the heart sick Peter Simmonds, and third year BA Theatre and Drama Studies student Michael Greene playing the conflicted love interest Jason McConnell.

Doors at 7.15pm, start time 7.30pm. 

Queries: citticketenquiries@gmail.com

Don’t miss out on this years “best kept secret”!

09 February, 2016

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) runs in CIT from February 15th 2016 – 4th march 2016, to participate in this national survey students must log onto studentsurvey.ie.

 

The survey only takes 10 minutes and is your chance to have your say. The more students that complete the survey in CIT, the more CIT will be able to respond and act on what you say.

 

 

ISSE is designed to ask students directly about their full experience of higher education. Student feedback provides institutions with valuable information to identitfy effective practice and provision and the prompt awareness of, and action on, any particular issues or challenges that affect students.

The survey is open to all first year undergraduate, final year undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in 30 higher education institutions includeing all Universities, all Institutes of Technology and all Colleges of Further Education.

This is the third year the survey is running and participation has steadily increased each year.

President of the Union of Students Ireland (USI), Kevin Donoghue, said “Each year more and more students complete the survey. ISSE is quickly becoming the accepted authority on student opinions of their academic and college experiences. It i crucial that Students’ Unions and institutions’ staff use this data to its full effect.

Participating institutions are committed to providing effective feedback on survey results and to taking appropriate action.

 

Some results from 2015:

  • 63% of participating students selected often or very often, when asked if they were improving knowledge and skills that will contribute to their employability
  • 52% of all participating student selected quite a bit or very much when asked if they were solving complex real world problems
  • 77% of all participating students selected quite a bit or very much when asked how much their experience had helped them to think critically and analytically
  • 79% of all participating students selected good  or excellent, when asked how they would evalute their entire educational experience at their institution.
  • 76% of all participating students selected quite a bit or very much, when asked if they spend a significant amoung of time studying and on academic work

07 February, 2016

 

Check out our packed timetable for RAG Week 8-12 Feb 2016. Don't forget to buy a ticket to our Rag Raffle. You might WIN a great prize while supporting our charities
 

Click here for schedule of events

06 February, 2016

 

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will hold a Blood Donor clinic in the Exam Hall, Melbourn Building, Bishopstown Campus

Monday & Tuesday, 15th & 16th February - 11.30am - 3pm

Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives.

Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on

www.giveblood.ie

01 February, 2016

Please note that from 1st February 2016 we are transferring to payment by student card only.  Cash payment will not be accepted.  Please have your student card topped up with required amount.  You can top-up in any of the CIT retail outlets or on-line. Charge for consultation with doctor is €10.  Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

01 February, 2016

During the course of your studies you may be in contact, in various clinical, childcare/other settings, with infectious agents.  As a consequence of this it is recommended that you have the required vaccinations.  Students of the above courses should have the appropriate vaccines before entering clinical/childcare settings.

Students who have not yet attended for vaccination or completed vaccination courses are advised to contact the Medical Centre (Tel:4335780) for further information.

We would ask you to find out more information on the link below:

http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/hcpinfo/guidelines/chapter4.pdf

01 February, 2016

WE WANT YOUR IDEAS AS PART OF INNOVATION WEEK 2016.
YOU COULD WIN SOME GREAT PRIZES.

  • You don't need to be a programmer or a techie. You don't even need to own a smart phone! You just need a good APP idea.
  • Visit www.cit.ie/apprentice for more information or to submit your idea by the 19th February deadline

08 January, 2016

05 January, 2016

Ball events

In Semester 2 there are a number of social dinner ball events. Almost everybody in CIT will attend either the ‘full’ meal or ‘afters’ which includes a live band and DJs.

Business & Science Ball
18th February 2016

Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel

School of Business

Accounting & Information systems, Management & Enterprise; Marketing & International Business

School of Science & Informatics

Biological Science, Computing, Physical Sciences, Mathematics

Media Communications

Multimedia, Visual Communications

 

Engineering & Humanities Ball
10th March 2016

Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel

School of Building & Civil Engineering

Architecture; Civil, Structural & Environmental Eng; Construction

School of Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering

Mechanical; Biomedical & Manufacturing Eng; Process, Energy & Transport Eng; Electrical & Electronic Eng; Craft Studies

School of Humanities

Tourism & Hospitality; Sport, Lesiure & Childhood Studies; Applied Social Studies; 

NMCI

Maritime Studies

(tickets on sale in NMCI through the campus liasion on March 1st and 10th, 11.30-1.30pm top of canteen)

 

Tickets for the events go on sale the week prior.  Meal tickets, only €23 and include the delicious 4 course dinner, live band and dj's. The Afters tickets which give entry to the live entertainment are €13. 

 

Last year tickets for both events sold out. Be sure to get your ticket early!

28 November, 2015

Bishopstown Campus

Wednesday 2nd December & Thursday 3rd  December
10am – 3pm

Over 30 stalls with locally produced crafts, gifts, food, entertainment, and a raffle for a lovely hamper raising funds for Cork Penny Dinners.

17 November, 2015

The opening night of the CIT student photographic society "Into the Wild" exhibition will take place on Tuesday the 25th of November from 6pm in the Curve Gallery, CIT Student Centre Bishopstown.  The exhibition will run from 24th November to 4th December from 8am – 9pm daily, entry is free. 

The exhibition will showcase work from students across many different courses in CIT including Engineering, Social Care, Media communications and more. CIT Music Society will provide entertainment on the opening night with an acoustic set.

 

The exhibition will also encourage involvement from other CIT societies including the Origami Society. Origami is the art of folding paper into a shape representing an object. A poetic reading from CIT Creative Writing Society with original pros from students will also take place on the night.

 

All proceeds this year from photographic sales will be given to Saint Vincent de Paul and donations will also be accepted on the night. Photos are €10 each and are all A3 size without the frame. Photographs can be collected after the closing date. You can order your photograph by contacting us by email at photographic@citsocieties.ie . You can message us on Facebook by finding us at CIT Photographic Society or alternatively phone the  CIT Societies Office on 021-4335759.

 

Students exhibiting include Jackie Ni Fhogartaigh, Dominik Lewandowski, Luke Millar, Ben Brown, Julia Mohr, James Flynn, Sebastian Pohl, Brittany Crosby, Joel Nixon, Eoin O’Callaghan, Robyn Bowen, Adrian Iodice, Rebecca Power, Aleksandra Ananica and Stephen Higgins.

 

10 November, 2015

The CIT Volunteer Abroad programme will give CIT Students the opportunity to experience life volunteering abroad during the summer of 2016.

The programme offers both Scholarships and Bursaries. Over the past 4 years we have supported 66 students volunteering in over 19 different countries.

Who will be the volunteers for 2016? Could it be you?

If you are interested in applying or just finding out more please come along to the free Information evening which will take place:

Tuesday 17th November

5.30 - 7pm

Gallery, 1st floor, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown

Students who volunteered in 2015 will talk about their experience and there will be a short presentation on completing the application form and tips.

 

Who can apply?

Current full-time registered students, including FAS & Springboard, are eligible to apply for the programme.

 

Do I need to register for the information evening?

No, just come along at 5.30pm to the gallery

 

How will I benefit from attending the information evening?

You will gain an insight into what volunteering abroad is really like.
You will be given tips on how to complete the application form.
You will be given an opportunity to ask questions directly to previous volunteers.
You will receive a copy of the application form.

 

What can I apply for?

Scholarship – covers the cost of your chosen 4 week volunteer programme & flights. 

You must identify a volunteer programme from one of two organisations.

Candidates can select any programme of their choosing from either of the two organisations for a minimum of 4 weeks, to take place between May 1st and 31st August 2016.

and/or you can apply for a

Bursary – a contribution towards the cost of your volunteer programme. In previous years this has ranged from €500 to €750 per successful candidate. You can volunteer with any organisation of your choosing. If you have not yet chosen the organisation you wish to volunteer with a good point to start your search is www.volunteeringoptions.org/

 

Should I do anything before the meetings?

It would be beneficial to look at the website for both of the scholarship organisations and see what type of volunteer programme you would be most interested in. There is a wide variety in the type of programmes offered by the two organisations in worldwide locations.

  • Look at the type of projects you could undertake – community, teaching, caring, education, construction, environmental, welfare, art, medical and more.
  • Look at the type of accommodation you will reside in – volunteer house, host family or residential project.
  • Look at the language and culture of the country.
  • Look at the societies website to read about previous volunteer experience.

 

I wish to volunteer with an organisation that isn’t EIL or Hope Foundation, can I still receive support from CIT?

Yes by applying for a Bursary, CIT contributes towards the cost of any volunteer programme.

 

Where can I get more information?

By attending the information evening on Tuesday 17th November.

 

Where can I get the application forms?

Both the Scholarship and Bursary forms will be first distributed at the information evening on Tuesday 17th November.

 

When do I need to apply by?     

Deadline for completed application forms to be returned to the societies office are as follows:

Scholarship applications                – December 7th 2015

Bursary applications                        – February 22nd 2016

“Fionnghuala Feeney volunteering with The Hope Foundation in Kolkata”

 

 

“Fionnghuala Feeney volunteering with The Hope Foundation in Kolkata”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Orla Sheehy volunteering with EIL Ireland in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam”

09 November, 2015


 

Click here for concert information

 

Events take place at the CIT Cork School of Music unless stated otherwise.


ONLINE BOOKING

CURTIS AUDITORIUM > Please click here to book online
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05 November, 2015

 

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Make sure to book your space early for the safeTALK courses by emailing Fiona.leddy@cit.ie

CIT Students’ Union Positive Mind & Body Week aims to promote Positive Mental Health and Healthy Living among all students, and to make you aware of the link between having a positive mind and a positive body. Please see the timetable for the week below and also expliCIT for further details.

Tuesday morning: Alan Quinlan, formerly of Munster Rugby, will give a talk on Mental Health and also hold a question and answer session. This talk will take place in IT3 at 11am.

29 October, 2015

Students,

A gentle reminder that the early bird closes on Monday next for this years “Rebel Run” on November 8th, starting and finishing  in CIT. So don’t delay, book today www.rebelrun.ie. 5k for €10 or 10k for €15, the choice is yours and includes a free t-shirt & goody bag! Go on be a Rebel!

Regards,

Miriam Deasy

Sports Officer

20 October, 2015

Note from the Medical Centre

Flu vaccine now available.  Initially priority will be given to those most at risk e.g asthmatics, diabetics etc.  Please call into the Medical Centre or phone 021 4335780 for appointment.

Charge of €10 applies.

16 October, 2015

We are delighted to announce that our very good friends at the CIT Automotive Society have joined forces with the Franciscan Well and put together a Table Quiz to help The Mental Health Society get our fundraising efforts off to a huge start.

Please come out on Tuesday the 20th of October at 8pm to show your support. All monies raised will be donated to our chosen charity at the end of the year. A donation of €10 from each team of 4 is needed to enter. We have many spot prizes on the night to give away. A great way to start your Tuesday night!

Hope to see you there.

Queries email mentalhealth@citsocieties.ie

Facebook Links:

CIT Mental Health Society

CIT Automotive Society

15 October, 2015

Energy Awareness Day - Thursday 15th October 2015 

With the objective of improving its energy efficiency by 33% by 2020, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has entered a partnership agreement with the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI) Engaging People Programmeand the Office of Public Works (OPW) Optimising Power @ Work Public SectorProgramme.
 
CIT’s Energy Team will launch their latest energy initiative on October 15th next in the form of an Energy Awareness Campaign across all CIT’s campuses: Bishopstown, CIT Cork School of Music, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, the National Maritime College of Ireland and Blackrock Castle Observatory.
 
The journey in to a more efficient energy and conscious environment started in 2011 with the introduction of an Energy Sub-metering system and CIT’s Energy Team was formed in 2012 to promote energy initiatives and support all energy related projects.  CIT’s energy spend of €1.5 million at the start of the initiative, has been reduced by €125,000 per annum due to energy improvements and projects to date.
 
Each of CIT’s buildings has an energy baseline that it requires to operate and function efficiently. The OPW are assisting in carrying out Energy Audits across the campuses to gain a better understanding of this energy requirement. The main focus, thus far, has been project based with the introduction of three Combined Heat and Power Plants, smart energy efficient pumps and motors, LED replacement lighting projects, lighting sensors, better building services control systems, boiler burner optimising hardware, smart timers on all electrically powered standalone equipment, including vending machines and electrical storage heaters.
 
The Energy Campaign being launched on October 15th aims to engage all students and staff to target and eliminate “people owned” energy wastage and heighten student and staff awareness in simple terms. The goals of this energy initiative is to reduce current energy consumption by 5% in the 1styear and a further 4% over the following two years.
 
The day itself will have many energy themed activities including the following: energy related information stands with experts in the field of energy on hand to enlighten all interested students and staff on all matters relating to Energy Wastage, information energy tours to allow access to energy research test beds across CIT, including NIMBUS research, PRD 2020 retro fit and energy related plant and equipment. 

  • To book tours taking place on the day please use the online form on www.cit.ie/energy

 

04 October, 2015

 

CIT is delighted to be named Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year for 2016. This is the third time that CIT has received this award.

 

CIT President, Dr Brendan Murphy, said that “the award recognises the professionalism and dedication of all our staff and is an endorsement of the quality of our students and graduates and of CIT's education and research.

CIT has a successful track record in achieving external accreditation, recognition and awards. In addition to winning this award for the third time, CIT has also been ranked in the top 10% of European higher education institutions by U-Multirank, the higher education rankings sponsored by the European Commission. Our students and graduates are multi-award winning, including twice winning the European Student Innovator Prize.

CIT continually strives for excellence in the provision of career-focused education, leading-edge research, and real-world innovation. The quality of our programmes is underlined by the fact that they are accredited, and highly commended, by national and international accreditation bodies and our successful research and knowledge transfer activities are exemplars within the sector.

The award of Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year 2016 recognises the contributions of all our stakeholders, both within CIT, and across the broader region. It confirms our position as one of the leading higher education institutions in the country and demonstrates why CIT, in partnership with the Institute of Technology, Tralee, is on course to being designated as the Munster Technological University in the near future."

03 October, 2015

 

Students wishing to attend a particular session should e-mail library.info@cit.ie to reserve a place, stating which date they would like to attend (*depending on availability).
 
Please note that places on each session are limited so booking is essential. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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As part of its on-going training and induction programme, the CIT Library will offer the following Information Sessions throughout October and November.

The aim of each session is to introduce students to the library’s growing collection of online databases, portfolio of E-Books and to give an overall insight into library resources in general. At the end of each session, students should have a clear picture of the electronic resources available to them and should be able to use these research tools more efficiently.

All information sessions will be held on Tuesdays in the Library Conference Room from 1.00pm – 2.00pm on thefollowing dates:


*Undergraduate students

-        Date: Tuesday 13th October

-        Date: Tuesday 20th October

-        Date: Tuesday 27th October 
 
*Postgraduate students

-        Date: Tuesday 3rd November

-        Date: Tuesday 10th November
 
 
 

 

01 October, 2015

 

 

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Admission is free


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Thurloe Connolly

2 - 24 October 2015

 

23 September, 2015

 

Tuesday 29th September
Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus
11.00am - 2.30pm

The annual CIT Careers & Employability Fair, hosted by the CIT Careers Sevice will be held on Tuesday, 29th September in the Student Centre on the Bishopstown Campus.  The fair supports all CIT students exploring their options for during and after their studies, whether this includes graduate employment, further study, volunteering or travel. 

The demand for the 2015 fair among employers means that students will have access to 82 stands, an increase of 11 stands compared to 2014.  Bookings for the fair were forced to close earlier than in previous years due to this demand for attendance.  This is a positive indication of the requirement for graduates among employers and the steady growth in opportunities.

Looking at the First Destinations Survey for the 2014 graduating class, 88% of graduates were either in employment (57%) or further study (31%).  An additional 2% of the 2014 cohort were in employment compared to 2013, which implies a more sustainable improvement in the graduate labour market.  

Companies will attend from various industry sectors such as IT, Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Food, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance, Telecommunications and Retail, among others.

Many companies continue to return to the fair each year including PepsiCo, Kingspan, Johnson & Johnson, Musgrave Group, Analog Devices, EMC, VMWare, Glanbia, BioMarin, EY, Boston Scientific, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, to name but a few.

As well as this, we are delighted to welcome new organisations to the 2015 fair including eSentire, Ammeon, OpenText, Sanmina, ABEC and ABP Food Group.

In addition to the annual Careers & Employability Fair, CIT Careers Service works closely with employers throughout the year to support the professional development of students and graduates.  One such employer, eSentire, the Canada-based cybersecurity company has already built a strong relationship with Cork Institute of Technology and the Careers Service since recently establishing its European HQ and Security Operations Centre in Cork.  J. Paul Haynes, eSentire CEO acknowledges, “The field of cybersecurity is creating jobs across the globe at an astounding rate and is in high demand for talent.  eSentire is impressed with the high calibre graduates from CIT and we have forged a relationship to support their great work through a bursary for the Department of Computing.  Today’s cyberthreats are incredibly sophisticated and require top security analysts, with an equally sophisticated skill set, to combat these criminals.  A job in the rapidly growing cybersecurity industry offers real challenges and real excitement, the cornerstones of a rewarding career.  eSentire is proudly open for business in Ireland and actively recruiting the best of the best.”

On another positive note, representatives from the Johnson & Johnson group of companies will present the annual DePuy Synthes Scholarship at the fair.  This scholarship will support a Biomedical Engineering student while completing their undergraduate degree studies in CIT.  This year will also see presentation of the inaugural Janssen Mechanical Engineering Scholarship award.  The winning students, Eveleen Clancy (DePuy Synthes Scholarship) and Tadhg Fitzgerald (Janssen Mechanical Engineering Scholarship) will receive their awards along with members of their family and a representative from each of their secondary schools.

18 September, 2015

Over the summer months nine student entrepreneurs working on seven projects crossed over to the Rubicon Centre to begin Cork Institute of Technology's Student Inc., Summer Programme. Student Inc., supports student entrepreneurs at CIT.  The 2015 participants are from a multitude of undergraduate courses in CIT including Culinary Arts, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Craft Technology with Business, Hospitality Management, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and the Bachelor of Popular Music from CIT’s Cork School of Music.

Each budding entrepreneur receives €4,000 to fund their business (business expenses, equipment and a wage to offset a summer job) as well as a fully serviced office at CIT's and Ireland’s premier incubation centre, the Rubicon Centre. The programme offers the participants training and workshops in various aspects of business start-up (Service Design, Marketing Research, Funding etc.) to ensure they are well informed in any decision they make.

 

To read more, please see http://www.cit.ie/studentinc

23 July, 2015


SUSI is open for online grant application system for the 2015/16 academic year.

Information on grant eligibility and how to apply is available at the SUSI website www.susi.ie 

Before making an application, students are encouraged to refer to the grant eligibility criteria,  to use the eligibility reckoner and to view tips for applicants provided on the SUSI website.

The closing date to submit new applications for the 2015/2016 Academic year is 1st August 2015

 

 

 

22 July, 2015

Societies Day

Want to set up a new society? Or want to join some of the brilliant societies we have already in CIT?. Make sure you make Societies Day On Wednesday 16th September

This year is even more special as the whole nexus will be dedicated to just SOCIETIES SIGN UP, the sports sign up will take place the previous day.

 

Book a stand for Societies day:

Each society wishing to have a stand on societies day must submit one stand booking form. Form is attached and must be returned by Friday 11th of September.  The best looking/innovative stand on societies day will win their committee CIT Societies Hoodies.

Heres a link to the booking form:

 

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09 July, 2015

 

www.startupireland.ie 

Damien English, TD, Minister of State for Skills, Research & Innovation attends the first pilot of the Innovation & Entrepreneurial Skills Passport at CIT. 

Thursday, 9th July 2015: The first Innovation & Entrepreneurial Skills passport programme was launched today as a pilot programme at Cork Institute of Technology by Startup Ireland, a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to championing the growth of the startup sector throughout Ireland. 

The Innovation & Entrepreneurial Skills Passport is an entry level, competence based, introduction to the development of key entrepreneurial life skills, essential to the ‘new economy’ in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Developed by Startup Ireland, it has been designed to boost these skills across all areas of the economy and society, a need highlighted in the 2013 Entrepreneurship Forum Report. The Passport includes modules on Getting Started, Creativity with Design Thinking, Finance, Self-awareness and Opportunity Recognition.

Speaking at the inaugural Innovation & Entrepreneurial Skills Passport programme, Minister of State for Skills, Research & Innovation, Damien English T.D. said “The Innovation and Entrepreneurial Skills Passport is an exciting initiative that will help people think of entrepreneurship as an immediate career choice, rather than something that they may consider further down the line. It will help boost entrepreneurship across all areas of the economy and society and help create the entrepreneurial talent pipeline across Ireland. The passport will enable early talent spotting and will give the foundation needed for those with new and innovative ideas to create a startup business"

“The ability to be more entrepreneurial and innovative in a rapidly changing environment is an essential life skill. Having the right skills set and a good grounding on the practicalities of starting and scaling a business, greatly increases the success rates. We are focused on helping to make Ireland one of the best countries to start, scale and succeed from and the Innovation & Entrepreneurial Skills passport will play an important role in achieving this ambition.” said Eoin Costello, CEO of Startup Ireland. 

Speaking at the event, Dr Breda Kenny, Head of CIT’s Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence said “In CIT we have a proven track record in supporting start-ups and entrepreneurial activity, so we are delighted to be part of this national event.  We very much welcome the opportunity to engage further in entrepreneurship education and training initiatives to support current and future entrepreneurs.”

Commenting on today’s event in Cork, Siobhán Finn Project Director with Cork innovates thanked all those involved saying that “tremendous work is being done by Startup Ireland across the country and such collaborative projects as this current Passport is a demonstration of what can be achieved by many groups working together on a common goal; in this case elevating Ireland to the position of leading global startup hub by 2020’.

Launched as a pilot programme today, the Innovation & Entrepreneurial Skills Passport will be rolled out across Ireland during the week of the Startup Gathering. 
Set to be one of the biggest national startup events in the world, Startup Gathering 2015 will take place across Ireland from the 5th to 10th October, with over 50 events being planned across 5 days, 5 industries and 5 cities, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford, with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship and helping to develop world class regional startup hubs around the existing industry strengths in each region to accelerate the growth of startups and scaleups in Ireland.  

A major initiative of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs 2015, and a key building block towards making Ireland a global startup hub by 2020, Startup Gathering 2015 is being led by Startup Ireland with the support of supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Bank of Ireland, a key strategic partner.

23 June, 2015

Calling New Graduates > Become A Good Start Leader

Closing Date For Applications: 5pm Friday 26th June 2015

 

The CIT Strategic Student Engagement and Retention Initiative is now recruiting for Good Start Leaders for 2015. This paid opportunity will last for three and a half months, from mid-August to end of November 2015. The appointed leaders will actively support, promote, and develop student engagement and retention activities at CIT (including all constituent colleges) through the Good Start campaign.

CIT Strategic Student Engagement and Retention Initiative (CITSSERI):

CIT is committed to developing and implementing actions to improve and enhance the student experience and has established a CIT Strategic Student Engagement and Retention Initiative (CITSSERI). Attached to the Office of the Registrar and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the focus of this initiative is to work with academic faculty, school and department staff and students to review best practices to date, explore current issues, develop proactive and collaborative strategies appropriate to need and facilitate implementation.

One of the key actions of the initiative is the development and delivery of Good Start, CIT’s first year induction programme based on the first six weeks of college. We wish to recruit a small team of hardworking, enthusiastic recent CIT graduates to run and event-manage Good Start 2015.

Key Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Promote Good Start to students and staff through a number of activities
  • Co-ordinate and oversee the roll out of Good Start programme of activities.
  • Create and maintain an upbeat social media campaign to reach target audience
  • Design and develop a Facebook and Twitter campaign to promote events and activities
  • Carry out other duties as requested by Head, CITSSERI.

Benefits to the Good Start Leader:
Involvement in the CITSSERI project will give the project officer the opportunity to improve the following skills:

  • Creativity
  • Leadership skills
  • Event management skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Communication Skills

Terms and Conditions:

The successful candidate will be contracted from mid-August 2015 to end November 2015.Payment will be at an hourly rate of €10.68 and will be paid on the basis of completed timesheets.

How to apply:

An up to date CV with a covering letter that outlines why you think you are the person for the job should be emailed to marese.bermingham@cit.ie before 5pm Friday, 26 June 2015.

05 June, 2015

 

 

www.artofinclusion.org
www.artincontext.eu

29 May, 2015

Closing Date:  Monday 15th June 2015

 

CIT's Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence in the School of Business is offering an opportunity to undertake a research masters on the topic of Entrepreneurship Education while working as a research intern in the Centre.

 

DUTIES OF THE RESEARCH INTERN

Reporting to the Head of the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, the research Intern will carry out research and project work in cooperation with other members of the Hincks team.
 
Specific duties include:

  • Provide administrative and research assistance on EU and national projects in the Centre.
  • Support the Hincks Centre in project coordination, research and training coordination where necessary.
  • Research and submit a masters thesis on the specified topic in accordance with the academic standards and requirements for a Level 9 research award.
  • Play an integral role in the planning and preparations for the 3E ECSB Entrepreneurship Education conference in CIT in May 2017.
  •  Support project/funding proposals and applications.
  • Attend appropriate events and meetings internally and externally.
  •  Write and submit activity reports on a regular and timely basis.
  • Undertake other such relevant duties specified by the Head of Centre.

Terms and Conditions
The successful candidate will be contracted from the September 2015 until September 2017, subject to quarterly reviews. The role demands a minimum of 18hrs per week, which is paid. Masters fees will be covered by CIT.

RESEARCH TOPIC: MBS SCHOLARSHIP ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION RESEARCH 2015

The EU 2020 strategy highlights the need to embed creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship into education and proposes a number of actions to unleash Europe's entrepreneurial and innovative capabilities. There is a need to stimulate the entrepreneurial mindsets of young people and to create a more favourable societal climate for entrepreneurship, as the EU is not fully exploiting its entrepreneurial potential. Education has an important role to play in improving the entrepreneurial key competence of European individuals. In the European reference framework, 'Entrepreneurship and a sense of initiative' is one of eight key competences for lifelong learning which citizens require for their personal fulfilment, social inclusion, active citizenship and employability in a knowledge-based society.

Better knowledge about the impact of entrepreneurship education is one of the things that Higher Education Institutes are constantly looking for. However, so far there are only a limited number of studies on the effects of entrepreneurship education and many are often from the US and/or project-based. Despite the lack of evidence on the effects of entrepreneurship education, the key role of entrepreneurship education must not be disregarded. In addition to equipping young with the skills needed for the 21st century, entrepreneurship education is a means to increase social inclusion; it can increase the number of entrepreneurs – social and commercial, and it can be a gateway for a greater integration of the framework for key competences for lifelong learning.

Applications are now invited from suitably qualified candidates to undertake research into the impact of Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education.

OUTPUTS FROM THE STUDY

An assessment of the impact of entrepreneurship education at the level of educational institutions can determine the degree to which it has accomplished its objectives and it justifies the resources committed to it.
This research will focuses on the impact of entrepreneurship education programmes provided by higher education institutions on four dimensions:

  • Impact on the entrepreneurship key competence;
  • Impact on the intentions towards entrepreneurship;
  • Impact on the individual's employability;
  • Impact on society and the economy.

TO APPLY 

Applicants for this Masters Programme should have an honours degree (minimum 2H1) in any of the following areas: Business, Marketing, Engineering and IT.  They should be individuals who possess good analytical, writing and communication skills, and be highly motivated. Successful applicants will be registered for a Master of Business through research and will be paid a grant to cover fees and maintenance for two academic years.

Applicants are requested to submit via email attachments (Word or PDF format only) quoting reference ‘Entrepreneurship Education Research’ as the subject of the e-mail:

  1. Full curriculum vitae including detailed college exam grades, work experience, etc;
  2. A covering letter explaining why you wish to pursue a Master of Business (research) and why you are specifically interested in this project;
  3. Contact details of two referees.

For further details or to submit an application please contact:
Dr Breda Kenny,
Head, Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence,
School of Business,
Cork Institute of Technology,
Bishopstown, Cork.
T: (021) 4335427
E: breda.kenny@cit.ie

28 May, 2015

 

Date: 28th May 2015 - 9th Jun 2015
Time: 6pm - 8pm May 28, 10am - 4 pm May 29 - June 9
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre
Admission is free
 

The Multimedia and Visual Communications graduates from the Department of Media Communications would like to invite you to the 2015 Graduate exhibition, “Synthesis”. The "Synthesis" exhibition will host CIT CCAD's final year student projects in the BA (Honours) in Visual Communications and a number of the BA (Honours) in Multimedia projects. The “Synthesis” exhibition will open in the James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus on the 28th May, 6pm - 8pm and will run until June 9th, open 10am - 4pm daily.


The Multimedia symposium hosted CIT CCAD's final year Multimedia student projects, poster display and student presentations. The “Synthesis” symposium ran for one eveniing only (Thursday, 21st May) in the Berkeley Building, CIT Bishopstown, Cork. 


BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) IN VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

The course aims to produce graduates who will be knowledgeable, capable and highly motivated in the practice and theory of Visual Communications. It aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to effectively function as a designer at an independent and professional level. The course pays particular attention to the development of each student's ability to respond to visual design problems in an individual, inventive and creative manner. By developing student's research, design planning and production skills the course aims to produce graduates who can display the capacity for innovation in the area of Visual Communications.

Through the course structure, students develop their knowledge of the design process, production techniques and the professional business environment. It incorporates areas such as design principles and practice, creative image making, typography, creative technology, print technology, illustration, photography, video, contextual and business studies. This course also has academic modules, which are designed to develop the students' knowledge of visual culture through research, argument construction, written communication and presentations.


BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) IN MULTIMEDIA

Multimedia combines the creativity of art and design with the skills and knowledge of computer technologies and programming to create interactive digital media products such as online and mobile applications, screen based or environmentally interactive designs.

The course is designed to foster a range of interests and abilities including art, design, music, technology and computing. As the students progress through the programme they are encouraged to develop particular specialisations based on their individual interests and talents. Areas of specialist study include e-learning, games development, interaction design, interactive programming, 3D/animation, video production and audio technology.

By placing particular emphasis on individual and team based projects students learn how to integrate the various skills and competencies required to produce an effective multimedia product.


 

26 May, 2015

 

Detailed information about events

 

BA IN POPULAR MUSIC PRESENTS
BARRY WILSON & OPHELIA MCCABE

CSM Recording Suite
Tuesday 26th May 2015 @ 7pm


 

ST NICHOLAS BRASS BAND
PRESENTS ENFIELD CITADEL BAND

Friday 22nd May 2015 @ 7.30pm
Curtis Auditorium


 

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY - MASTERS PERFORMANCE
LIVE ELECTRONICS & TAPE

Monday 11th May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Stack Theatre

 

ORIGINS - LECTURE - RECITAL

Monday 11th May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Curtis Auditorium
 

GUITAR ORCHESTRA - sENIOR GUITAR ENSEMBLE

Friday 8th May 2015 @ 8pm
Curis Auditorium

Directed by Jerry Creedon
 

EOIN SCANLON - PIANO & DIANNE DALY - VIOLIN

Friday 8th May 2015 @ 1.00pm
Curtis Auditorium


 

BRAHMS ZIGEUNERLIEDER AND OTHER SONGS BY BRIDGE, DUPARC AND MONTSALVATGE

7th May 2015 @ 5.30pm
Curtis Auditorium


 

KARL NESBITT
FROM CHICAGO TO BANTRY
THE MUSIC OF THE O'NEILL'S COLLECTIONS

Thursday 7th May 2015 @ 1.10pm

 

TIMES LIKE THESE
A MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE BY JEAN ELLIOTT-MURPHY

Wednesday, 6th May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Curtis Auditorium


 

GARY BEECHER - PIANO

Sunday 3rd May 2015
Curtis Auditorium @ 1.10pm


 

CSM CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Saturday 2nd May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Curtis Auditorium

 

DANZON!
SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE

Friday 1st May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Curtis Auditorium

 

CORK INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL

29th April - 3rd May 2015
 

CORK ON BROADWAY IN AID OF CORK ASSOCIATION FOR AUTISM

Sunday 26th April 2015 @ 2.30pm
Curtis Auditorium

 

PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

22nd/23rd/24th April 2015 @ 7pm
Stack Theatre


A series of 6 solo performances by the BA in Theatre and Drama Studies students

11 May, 2015

A small distraction whilst you guys get on with the study business at hand… CITSU's annual Facebook auction for Marquee tickets.  Check facebook.com/citsu daily this week see which act is on offer and make a bid for tickets. All proceeds go to Marymount University Hospital & Hospice charity. Good luck!

 

07 May, 2015



CIT has two Enterprise Interns promoting entrepreneurship amongst the student population.


The interns have access to the Academic Staff, the staff in the Rubicon Centre and the 57 start-up companies based in the Rubicon. The internship gives students a two year opportunity to gain new skills & experiences as well as working with an energetic team.

The Interns run a number of competitions during the year and are often the first point of contact for students with business ideas. The students initiated the student entrepreneurship society, Idea Hub, and receive on average 10 enquiries a month from students who are looking to start a business.
 

A detailed outline of the Internship position is available here.

 


How to apply

Follow the link to the Application Form 

Process:
Return to by hand/post:
Carole O’Leary, Development Office, Administration Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork.
 
By email: ilo@cit.ie 
Please use “Enterprise Intern 2015” in the subject line.

Deadline:
Friday 15th May 2015 (applications received after this date will not be considered)

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview

Any questions regarding the internship, please contact the current Enterprise Intern: michelle.dorgan@cit.ie 

 

28 April, 2015

27 April, 2015

The Best Event award was presented to the Musical Society for CARRIE the Musical. In February many of you were treated to the performances which were hosted over 3 nights in the Curtis Auditorium.  The cast delivered a world class performance, a sell-out event and received standing ovations and accolades.  They impressed most on how they executed their venue planning, production, design, marketing and promotion.  The BICS panel considers the whole event organising process, to be recognised as the best is not just a reflection of the high standard of the performances but also how they co-ordinated and planned the event. Chairperson Aaron Barriscale, 3rd year Theatre & Drama Studies student, accepted the award on behalf of the CARRIE family and in particular acknowledged the support from CIT CSM staff throughout the year.

 

Megan Cronin, 3rd year Marketing student, was stunned to be announced as Best Individual. Those who know Megan perhaps may not be as surprised with her achievement, her enthusiasm and energy has brought an unmeasurable positive influence to so many of her fello students.  Megan enjoys seeing CIT students getting along together and thrives on the opportunity to provide members with opportunities to socialise and network.  Her achievements over the 3 years has seen the Music Society transform to offer an outlet for students across all campuses, master of ceremonies at many events, gaining photography skills and supporting many other societies and college events.  When accepting the award Megan was quick to thank her fello societies committee members and in particular the Music society committee who’s teamwork earned them the CIT Society of the Year award.

 

Best Fresher Stephanie Fogarty, 1st year Community Development student, took the lead role as Chairperson of the LGBT society and has been pivotal in leading what was described as an unprecedented improvement in the societies activities. The society ensures CIT is a welcoming place for all its members and provides a platform for awareness and education for the Society’s members and the general student populace. Stephanie is much admired, esteemed and appreciated by her peers. When accepting the award Stephanie was very grateful of the support and opportunities that CIT has given her.

 

The Irish Red Cross Society and Music society also represented CIT at the event and did us proud.

23 April, 2015

Booking: Events running from Monday  - Thursday are free however we ask that places are booked prior to the event so we can adhere to capacity limitiations!

 

CIT Arts Office is delighted to welcome Darragh McLoughlin / Squarehead Productions to present and perform his work, The Whistle, as part of a 5 day residency at CIT running from the 27th April to the 1st May.


For full details on all 5 day list of events please click here

 

Performative Lecture | 1pm -2pm, Monday 27th April  
Rory Gallagher Theatre, cit Bishopstown Campus.

Through this lecture, Darragh will introduce and demonstrate some of the techniques he has developed to build, challenge, and expand the audience/performer relationship. - Workshop exploring creating Cinematic Performance Techniques and Audience Interaction.
Tickets: Free but booking required, please click here

 

Creative Laboratory | 2.30pm - 6pm, Monday 27th April  
Rory Gallagher Theatre, cit Bishopstown Campus

Following the performative lecture Darragh will deliver a 3-4 hour workshop exploring the creation process and specific techniques used when applying cinematic techniques within a live performance.
Tickets: Free but limited spaces and booking required, please click here
 

Research and Development | 6pm – 8pm, 28th, 29th, 30th April  
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay

Darragh will explore further the potential of ‘The Whistle’ followed by evening review and feedback sessions with participants from CIT.
Tickets: Free but registration required (Priority will be given to CIT participants) E: artsoffice@cit.ie T: 021 433 5344

 

Performance and Q&A | 7.30pm - 9pm, Friday 1st May  
 Cork School of Music, STACK THEATRE, Union Quay

Darragh McLoughlin performs The Whistle followed by Q+A. 
Tickets €6.00 /€3.00 Booking required, please click here 

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The Whistle
SQUAREHEAD PRODUCTIONS
Darragh  McLoughlin

"When you hear the sound of the whistle you have to close your eyes.
When you hear it again you may open them."
What if you were at the same time spectator and creator of a piece?
A juggler, a whistle and the audience together create a multitude of moments: Time travel - Déjà vu – Glitches - Fast forward – Rewind - Déjà vu
All without technics or special effects.
A journey through several different hilarious yet often poetic narratives.
Close your eyes!
Open them!
Will you play the game or will you cheat?
Either way you will be played!

Currently laureate of CircusNext, European scheme coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by the European Commission and receiver of the Circus Project Award, administred by the Arts Council of Ireland,  Squarehead  Productions is a contemporary circus company founded in 2011 by Irish creator/performer Darragh McLoughlin.

The company makes use of the liberating potential of creating for the stage by inventing abstract worlds with specific logical frameworks. Applying dramaturgical  logic as a centre point to the creative process and  transferring cinematographic principles on stage are defining features of the Company´s aesthetics; The Company's research focuses on challenging the symbiosis of meaning, purpose and action.

Other creations of the company include A Collection of Tales and Oddities (10 min.) and Fragments of a Mind (60 min.).

www.squareheadproductions.com

17 April, 2015

 

 

Congratulations to Sarah Sweeney and teacher Seán Foley from Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Blarney, on winning the SFI Discover Best Project Award at SciFest.

 Sarah’s project was entitled Maths Behind Music, an investigation into the simulation of music instrument timbres by spectral analysis and reconstruction using Fourier series.  She will be invited to exhibit at the National Scifest Finals later in the year. Sarah studies music theory and piano at the CIT Cork School of Music

 

SciFest2015@CIT: Showcasiing The Best & The Brightest in Science

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  • A look at the Maths behind Music;
  • A study of how light emitted by bioluminescent dinoflagellates in Irish water is affected by common chemical pollutants;
  • E-Cigarettes - are they really the better option; and
  •  Why are our bees disappearing?

These are just some project ideas and issues presented at SciFest2015@CIT, which took place on Friday, 17th April. This year’s event showcased 138 projects, from 340 second-level school students, ranging from 1st Year to 5th Year, and from 24 schools across Cork City and County. Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine & Defence opened SciFest2015@CIT.

 

NEWSLINK

16 April, 2015

 

Thursday 30th April 2015        
2.00pm to 8.30pm  

 
Nexus Hall, CIT Bishopstown Campus
 200 Stands exhibiting  
Admission is  free

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 The theme of the year 2015 exhibition is “Engineering Design - Eureka! - CIT Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

The 2015 Engineering Design exhibition theme reflects the remarkable engineering design, innovation and entrepreneurship  achievements of the students of Cork Institute of Technology. This success has been underlined by the recent 2015 and 2014 major international and national achievements of CIT student design projects including

  • 2015 International Medical Engineering Finals Westminster London Vicon Prize for Best Undergraduate Medical Engineering  Project,  
  • 2015 AECOM Environmental Student National Award,
  • 2014 Innovact Reims France European Campus Student Innovator of the Year First Place and Outright Winner,
  • 2014 International Medical Engineering Finals Westminster London JRI Prize for Best Undergraduate Medical Engineering  Project Exhibition and Poster Presentation First Place and Outright Winner,
  • 2014 Engineers Ireland Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Level 8 sponsored by Siemens National Award First Place and Outright Winner,
  • 2014 Enterprise Ireland Institution of Mechanical Engineers Speak Out for Engineering National Award Dublin First Place,
  •  2014 CADFEM Ireland and Ansys Users Conference EI HQ Dublin Best Presentation Paper First Place and  
  • 2014 MEETA Asset Managers and Maintenance Association National Student Award Dublin.

NEWSLINK and to download Exhibition Brochure

14 April, 2015

The winners of the Societies Awards were announced at the Awards ceremony in Marchat which guest speaker Joanne O’Riordan gave an inspirational address to the students on how not to let barriers hold them back when trying to achieve a goal, nothing is impossible.

 

The society groups Music, Irish red Cross, Musical, Megan Cronin & Stephanie Fogarty will go forward to represent CIT at the BICS National Society Awards which will take place on April 16th in Athlone. The audience were treated to performances from the CIT Music Society and the hip hop and jazz intervarsity performances of the CIT Dance Society.

 

Representing the President of CIT was Dr. Barry O’Connor, who thanked all the societies committee officers for their positive contribution to student life during the year. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Dr. Dan Collins. A special presentation was made to Mervyn O’Mahony for his contribution to CIT Societies during his time at the helm as Societies Officer 1999-2010.  Mervyn continues to influence and provide guidance in his role on the Societies Board.  Most certainly, the opportunities that societies provide for all of our students in their learning journey would not be as vast and diverse without him.

The Societies offices offers thanks to the numerous members of staff throughout CIT who generously give their time and expertise to the societies groups directly and indirectly.  The acknowledgement of Societies as a valued component of CIT is greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Bank of Ireland, main sponsors of the Societies Awards, for their support and for sponsorship of many other societies activities and events throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 April, 2015


Workshop, Residency, Performance at CIT

Darragh McLoughlin / Squarehead Productions | The Whistle
CIT Arts Office is delighted to announce the upcoming residency, workshop, and performance at CIT by award-winning contemporary circus performer Darragh McLoughlin.

We are currently inviting expressions of interest from students  and staff who wish to work with Darragh, over the course of 4 days, in workshop and audience feedback sessions, exploring principles of audience expectations and interaction, performance concepts and techniques, and contributing to the development of a public performance on the final day.

This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside an award winning contemporary circus and performance maker and would suit all students of theatre, art, performance, movement, and anyone who is interested in the psychology of group dynamics and the performer/spectator relationship.

THE PIECE

The Whistle is a solo production /performance conceived and performed by Irish artist Darragh McLoughlin that uses a cinematic approach to dramaturgy and experiments with innovative artist-audience relationships.

“When you hear the sound of the whistle you have to close your eyes.
When you hear it again you may open them”
What if you were at the same time spectator and creator of a piece?

 
Darragh McLoughlin is a contemporary circus performer/creator from Timoleague, Co Cork. He founded Squarehead Productions in 2011 with the aim of bringing together different contemporary artistic practices. In 2008 he completed a foundations of juggling course in the Jonglier Katakomben in Berlin. In 2012 he graduated with a bachelor degree from the Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACAPA) in the Netherlands (Including a two month exchange with the Academy of Circus and Variety Arts in Kiev and a minor in creative writing, creating with media, research and psychology of creative processes). Since then he has been performing and teaching in more than ten European countries and has been working to build on his growing network in the contemporary performance world.

Darragh is laureate of the Circus Project Award of the Arts Council of Ireland, the European Award for emerging Circus authors, CircusNext, and the Artist Bursary of the Cork County Council.

THE PROJECT AT CIT

Monday 27th April  
Public Performance Lecture, Rory Gallagher Theatre, CIT Bishopstown Campus.
In this lecture-performance Darragh will speak about his artistic background and professional challenges. He will demonstrate many of his own insights and methods to creating. He will approach topics such as:

  • "how to create from an audience's perspective"
  • "how do we know when we actually like a performance, and what to do with that"
  • "the cost of creating something new"

This event is open to anybody who has an interest in the creation and development  of interactive work and the spectator / performer relationship.

The first time Darragh approached "The Whistle" concept was as part of RAPP (Research in Artistic Practice Project) in Aarhus Denmark. In conclusion to the week, each project was asked to make a lecture on their findings. Darragh approached the lecture format with examples of performance theory and technique and devising new ways to engage and share knowledge with an audience and this will be the style of delivery he will be sharing with us this day.

Workshop

Applying Cinematic techniques to a Live Audience

Following the performance lecture there will be a 3-4 hour workshop exploring the creation process and specific techniques used.

During this workshop the students will be invited to create their own material using the "eye shutter" or cinematic method. Participants will use their own techniques from whatever performance art form they originate from. Focus will be put on creating material using clear, I choreographic tasks. Between each task there will be open discussions about the results and experience of each exercise. The workshop will be more in the direction of a creative laboratory than the classical teacher-student approach. Participants will work both individually and in groups. No experience is necessary however we hope for all those interested to have an interest in the techniques that Darragh will explore and most importantly a willingness to be involved! Time TBC.

Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30 April

Feedback Sessions 6 - 8 pm Venue TBC

A developmental period from Tuesday – Thursday will see Darragh working on aspects of the piece during the day, with an audience feedback and review session each evening. The expected time commitment required would be approx 6 – 8 pm on

April 28, 29, 30.  VENUES TBC.
During his time at CIT Darragh will use one of their residency spaces to conduct further experiments to deepen his research and knowledge of the "whistle technique". If interested, during each day a small number of students will be invited to act as research assistants. This will entail documenting the process, and on the floor work in developing new material. Each evening there will be a open feedback session where students/teachers alike are invited to watch new material that Darragh will perform, participate and give feedback.

1st May

The Whistle (Performance)

The project will conclude with a public performance of ‘The Whistle’ in the Stack Theatre on May 1st, followed by a Q&A session. Participants in the workshop and feedback sessions will get special ticket rates for the public performance.
Darragh is open to creating a potential 6th Chapter involving some of the students during his stay at CIT depending on their level of involvement and enthusiasm...

 

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HELP TO ORGANISE THIS PROJECT
There is also an opportunity for students to get involved in helping organise the project, as part of a small volunteer team. This would be great experience for those looking at developing their own productions, and anyone interested in event management and working with professional artists. Volunteers would work with the Arts Office and the artist to coordinate transport, facilities for the residency, student participation, and promotion of the public events.
If you are interested in one of these roles please contact CIT Arts Office artsoffice@cit.ie or 021 4335344

WHY GET INVOLVED
This piece relies on generating the active engagement of the audience. The developmental phase of this residency will be an opportunity for you to engage with an experienced and innovative international performer, to contribute to the piece, and also to develop your own understanding or approach to audience, performance, and group dynamics.

REGISTER OR CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST
Please contact CIT Arts Office at artsoffice@cit.ie to register or confirm your interest for the workshop and as a member of the feedback audience. We highly recommend participating in the full project; though understand that schedules and timetables mean your spare time is precious. Participation may be limited due to the capacity of available facilities, and the venue/s will be confirmed based on the level of response, so do let us know as soon as you can.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Best regards
CIT Arts Office
Admin Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus
artsoffice@cit.ie
arts.cit.ie
021 4335344

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FURTHER DETAILS

THE WHISTLE
SQUAREHEAD PRODUCTIONS

Darragh  McLoughlin

"When you hear the sound of the whistle you have to close your eyes.
When you hear it again you may open them."
What if you were at the same time spectator and creator of a piece?
A juggler, a whistle and the audience together create a multitude of moments: Time travel - Déjà vu – Glitches - Fast forward – Rewind - Déjà vu
All without technics or special effects.
A journey through several different hilarious yet often poetic narratives.
Close your eyes!
Open them!
Will you play the game or will you cheat?
Either way you will be played!

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Currently laureate of CircusNext, European scheme coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by the European Commission and receiver of the Circus Project Award  administered  by the Arts Council of Ireland,  Squarehead  Productions is  a contemporary circus company founded in 2011 by Irish creator/ performer Darragh McLoughlin.

The company makes use of the liberating potential of creating for the stage by inventing abstract  worlds  with  specific logical  frameworks. Applying  dramaturgical  logic  as  a centre point  to  the creative process and  transferring cinematographic principles on stage  are  defining  features  of  the  Company's  aesthetics.  The Company's research focuses on challenging the symbiosis of meaning, purpose and action.

Other creations of the company include A Collection of Tales and Oddities (10 min.) and Fragments of a Mind (60 min.).

COMPANY MEMBERS

CREATOR / PERFORMER – Darragh McLoughlin
Darragh   is   a   contemporary circus   performer/creator from  Ireland. He founded Squarehead Productions in 2011 with the aim of bringing together different contemporary artistic practices. In 2008 he completed a foundations of juggling course in the Jonglier Katakomben in Berlin. In 2012 he graduated with a Bachelor degree from the Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACAPA) in the Netherlands (including a two month exchange with the Academy of Circus and Variety Arts in Kiev and a minor in creative writing, creating with media, research and psychology of creative processes). Since then he has been performing and teaching in more than ten European countries and   has been working to build on his growing   network in the contemporary performance world.

PRODUCER / TOUR MANAGER – Elena Kreusch
Elena  is a  freelance production and tour manager from Germany, working with the company since a  chance encounter at a festival in 2012. Being a former student of Codarts circus school in Rotterdam and having a degree in contemporary dance, she nowadays focusses on the organisational side of circus: Elena is the founder/artistic director of KreativKultur, an Austrian cultural association, organizing artist-in-residence programmes and a contemporary circus festival in Vienna. She studied International Development Studies in Vienna and is currently working on her PhD in Performance Studies.

STAGE MANAGER / TECHNICIAN – Claude Mathia
Claude is a free-lance stage manager, blackliner and light technician from France. He has been working with the contemporary music group Les Percussions de Strasbourg since 1999. He regularly works with different theatre, dance, and music venues in Strasbourg, such as Pole Sud. Since 2011 Claude works with Les Migrateurs, the national Pole for Circus Arts. He joined Squarehead Productions in 2014.

ABOUT THE PIECE

Short Abstract
The Whistle is a medium-length contemporary circus piece (30 min), primarily produced for frontal theatre stages but adaptable to other venues with the possibility to perform outdoors. It is aimed for all types of audiences (age: 10+) and uses juggling technique and physical theatre.

The   Whistle is a solo production featuring Irish artist Darragh McLoughlin. It uses a cinematographic approach to dramaturgy and experiments with innovative artist-audience relationships. The creation premiered at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival in September 2014.

The main intention is to merge different ways of creating (drawing from cinema, circus and  theatre)  and  to  make  use  of  the  audience's expectations  and  psychology  in surprising ways. All while, between the lines, addressing the themes of rules, trust and obedience in a light, very playful way.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

The Whistle is performed by one artist (Darragh McLoughlin), and a whistle. The artist on stage uses a high technical level of circus and movement theatre; yet completely dissolves the feeling of a circus performance.

The performance starts with the performer explaining one simple rule:

"When you hear the sound of the whistle you have to close your eyes.
When you hear it again you may open them."

By closing and opening their eyes, the audience members create their own blackouts. This allows for quick changes between countless micro scenes and leads the audience on a journey through several different hilarious yet often poetic narratives.
Giving the responsibility to the audience is a very powerful element as it creates a bond of trust (or not), as they choose to follow (or not). This will allow different audience members  to  have  completely  different  experiences  while  watching  the  same  show. Throughout the piece the audience is torn between the loyalty to the rule and their own curiosity as to what is happening during the blackouts. Some, however, will end up cheating  and  getting  a  glimpse  of  “behind  the  scene”  material,  thus  becoming  co- conspirators. Those who decide to go against the rules might get a little treat of their own, but could also see something they really shouldn’t have seen and end up feeling guilty for it.

METHODS

Making use of techniques from theatre, choreography and dramaturgy, The Whistle is presented in five different chapters, each with its own particular style and set of rules. Rather than creating a typical theatrical story line, The Whistle constantly shifts between abstract narratives that evolve around the relationship between the actor and a set of balls.

Using a combination of the shut-eye technique with methods from cinematography the company is able to create many live special effects such as time travel, glitches, fast forward, rewind and déjà vu. Using these effects will keep the audience on edge never knowing what to expect next. The moment when the audience shut their eyes can serve a multitude of purposes. The most obvious is to allow the performer to create visual effects (similar to stop motion) and to quickly set up things in the dark the audience shouldn´t see. It is also challenging the obedience of the audience, making them close their eyes in moments they really want to see, constantly struggling with themselves whether to cheat or not. However by prolonging the blackout time, the audience has a moment to open their senses (hearing suddenly dominating sight) and their imagination as they use this time to create links between scenes, and even create material of their own.

The audience members become co-creators of the performance, each of them living a unique unreproducible experience: The Whistle is an exploration into the dramaturgy of the moment.

For more information about Squarehead Productions/Darragh McLoughlin see www.squareheadproductions.com

 

 

 

26 March, 2015

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The largest Entrepreneurship and Innovation event for students.
Tuesday, 14th April @ 5pm in The Round Room, Mansion House, Dublin

The Union of Students in Ireland are hosting a Student Summit Event which is open to all students. The event consists of 12 key influential speakers including Paddy Cosgrave (Founder of Web Summit), Colm O’Regan (Comedian, author of Irish Mammies) etc.

The focus of the event is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship for a digital age. Tickets are €10 and there will be a free networking session after the event.

For all event details and information click HERE  

For ticket information and transport details, contact: michelle.dorgan@cit.ie

 

24 March, 2015

The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme is carrying out this survey on attitudes among 3rd level students towards entrepreneurship, and would love to hear your opinions.

The short survey will take approximately 2 minutes to complete and all responses are completely anonymous.

 

 

The results of this survey will be used to assess the needs of the third level students who wish to start their own business now or in the future.

 

Once the results are analysed they will have a real impact on the training and supports offered for entrepreneurial students.

 

CIT currently have a number of initiatives here on campus to assist students and graduates of all disciplines to progress any business ideas they may have.  With the information gained we can expand and improve these initiatives to meet the needs of the student body.

 

Current Initiatives include:

Student Referrals - The Student Enterprise Interns of CIT promote entrepreneurship on campus and meet any student that are interested in getting advice on starting their own business.  Supports such as the Idea hub Society and the Rubicon Centre are often the next step forward after this initial meeting.

 

Student Inc. - The Student Inc. Programme participants receive seed funding, training, office space, mentoring and much more. The programme runs from June to September.  This is a great opportunity for those who wish to progress a business idea.

23 March, 2015

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Venue: The Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork

Tickets: €15, €10 (concessions) online from events.cit.ie

THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Wednesday 25th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
Thursday 26th March 2015 @ 2.00pm
Friday 27th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 2015 @ 7.30pm 
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER
  Thursday 26th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
  Saturday 28th March 2015 @ 2.00pm

 

The CIT Cork School of Music BA (Honours) in Theatre & Drama Studies is proud to present THE Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, a breath-taking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical event from these interviews and their own experiences.

This production will be performed by the third-year students of the BA in Theatre and Drama Studies at CSM and is the first public showing of their work. Directed by award-winning theatre director Joseph C. Walsh, newly-appointed lecturer to the College, this will be an exciting opportunity to see the future of Irish Theatre.

THE LARAMIE PROJECT will be presented in repertory with THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER.


This work examines what has happened in the ten years since Matthew Shepard's murder. Has Matthew's murder had a lasting impact on society? How has the town changed as a result of that event? What does life in Laramie tell us about life in our own communities ten years later? How much of history depends on who is telling the story? This will be the first time these two modern masterpieces will be presented together in Ireland as, what has been referred to as, THE LARAMIE CYCLE. You will not want to miss this theatrical event and the chance to support the next generation of theatre artists.

For further information please contact: JosephColeman.Walsh@cit.ie



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19 March, 2015

 

Cork Institute of Technology and the Irish Examiner will form the strong Cork backdrop to this years O’Connor Cup Weekend. CIT was named host last January and the Irish Examiner was announced as title sponsors for the O’Connor Cup with the O’Connor Cup weekend, which will now be known as ‘The Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup.’ The tournament is the biggest competition in Third Level Ladies Football and features the culmination of the four college’s competition, which will take place over two days.

Over 600 players and team managements will travel to CIT to compete in the four championship divisions.

The Donaghy Cup, Lagan Cup, Giles Cup and O’Connor Cups will take place across the two days of competition in CIT Bishopstown Campus. The semi finals of the Lagan, Giles and O’Connor Cups will take place on Friday 20th March with the finals, along with that of the Donaghy Cup will take place on Saturday 21st March.

Click here for more details
 

11 March, 2015

CIT Sports Office is taking public health action and organising its annual 5k Fun Walk & Run. The event is open to students and staff. There will be a mass warm-up at 12.55 at the track. The route will take participants around the Bishopstown campus, along the banks of the Curraheen River, around CIT’s top class sports pitches and back to finish in front of CIT’s top class track stadium, where music and a party atmosphere are guaranteed.

The event is aimed at getting CIT students & staff active and kick start or continue a healthier life. It promises to be a fun event with a real carnival atmosphere! To aid with preparation for the event “Meet & Train” walking/jogging groups have met every Monday at 1pm at the CIT track gate, this will go ahead again next Monday.

So put on the runners, grab a work colleague or classmate & get active for lunchtime next Wednesday!

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09 March, 2015

 

 

02 March, 2015

Inside this issue:

• Is your class rep a legend? Nominate your class rep for an award (fill out a form on the centre pages)  
• Would you think of running in the SU elections? (read all about it)

01 March, 2015

Societies Balls 2015

 

Engineering & Humanities Ball

Wednesday 11th March

Rochestown Park Hotel

School of Building & Civil Engineering, School of Mechanical, Electrical & Process Engineering, School of Humanities

 

Tickets go on sale from Monday March 2nd, daily 12-2pm only.

Location: Main Corridor between C & D block.

 

Ticket detail:

Meal Tickets: €22

Entry from 7.15pm, 4 course meal, live band & DJ’s

Afters: €11

Entry from 10pm, live band & DJ’s

 

Ticket price includes complimentary buses departing from outside Tourism Building at 6.45pm for the meal and from 9.30 -10.30pm for the afters.

Buses return from hotel from 1.30am.

01 March, 2015

28 February, 2015

 

 

The first solo exhibition of Mexican artist, Yosi Anaya, in Ireland.

 

Continuity Re-inscribed/Continuidad Reinscrita will officially open on Friday, 6th March 2015 at 6pm by His Excellency Carlos García de Alba Ambassador of Mexico to Ireland. The exhibition will run until the 28th March 2015.

Yosi Anaya is a Mexican artist and an eminent authority on indigenous textiles of Latin America. Her installation will include textile works and various video based on research on the huipil, an historic and culturally significant garment of Mexican heritage, and will offer insights into the daily life of Mesoamerican women. Many of her installation objects are made through close involvement with traditional craftswomen and men, using techniques such as back-strap weaving. Yosi Anaya celebrates not only the process of making but also the interrelationships established and cultivated through her interaction with traditional makers of her native Mexico.
 
Mexican photographer, Sidarta Corral, will also exhibit in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery. There will be a talk by the artist on 20 March at 6pm and the exhibition also runs from 7 - 28 March. His body of work is an interpretation of nature and reality in an abstract way using a technique call ICM (intentional camera movement) creating images full of textures and colors, distorting what is in front of the camera making the result either completely abstract or with an impressionistic look, all with a pictorial style transmitting different feelings and sensations to the spectator making their imagination fly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAKE 2 Symposium: Remaking Tradition

Date: 7th March 2015 from 10:00 to 17:00
Price: Standard €50
Price: Student €20
Venue: Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music
Detailed information  /  to book online, please click here

MAKE 2 is our second Symposium designed to highlight contemporary issues concerning making, and is hosted by CIT CCAD BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Arts Degree, which has at its heart a commitment to hands-on engagement with material as a path to concept, a kind of thinking through making, through dialogue with a material. We stress experimentation and innovation within an interdisciplinary offering of Ceramics, Glass, and Textiles, addressing current debate in the culture of the object and in material culture, all within the context of historic and contemporary fine and applied art.

23 February, 2015

23 February, 2015

WIN €50 ALL4 ONE Voucher...

The best picture by any student  WINS! The photo should depict one or more of the themes of Safety Week -  for example:

  • Road safety (including cycling, motorbikes, vehicles, drivers, passengers, pedestrians, road signs, road crashes etc)
  • Water Safety (Strong currents, rapids, lifebuoys, rivers, lakes, ponds, sea, boats, swimming etc.)
  • Personal safety (Open bags, walking alone at night, self-defence etc.)
  • Fire Safety (Fires, smoke alarms, chip pans)

Entries to be emailed to suwelfare@cit.ie by 4.00 pm Friday 27 Feb.

18 February, 2015

Mumps

There have been a number of cases of Mumps in the College in recent weeks.  The MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) Vaccine helps protect against Mumps.  This vaccine is available now in the Medical Centre.  For further information on Mumps please go to http://www.immunisation.ie/en 

Flu

The flu vaccine is also available now in the Medical Centre

Please contact the Medical Centre to make appointment - Tel 021 433 5780

12 February, 2015

Please note the following dates for some of the big games down for decision over the next number of days

Good luck to our Camogie Team this weekend as they travel to Dublin to participate in the 2015 Higher Education Intervarsity Weekend.

CIT play DIT in the semi-final of the Purcell Cup this Saturday. The other semi-final is between Mary Immaculate College Limerick and Ulster University Jordanstown. The Final is fixed for 1:30pm on Sunday. CIT Abú

Finally for those of you who like to drop down to the CIT Sports Stadium and support our students you should note that there are, what promises to be, three very entertaining games which should whet your appetite.

The first of these takes place tomorrow night (Thursday) at 7pm when CIT host WIT in the Intermediate Hurling Championship opener. CIT are defending All Ireland Champions and recent national league winners and with many of these player vying for places in the CIT Fitz team, there should be no shortage of effort or talent on view for this game.

Next Tuesday the Ladies Footballers will open their championship round robin campaign with a home game to UL. CIT fell at the final hurdle last year in the Lynch Cup Final and while they are making every effort to go one step further, the added incentive of hosting the intervarsity weekend should be enough to see them fired up to take on the might of Limerick University. Throw in for this is also 7pm.

Finally, following on from last night’s win in the Fitzgibbon Cup, CIT will now have the honour of hosting NUI Galway as both teams bid to make into the last four of the prestigious 102 year Intervarsity Hurling Competition. This game is on next Wednesday at the CIT Sports Stadium and has a 2pm throw-in.

As in all these games, your presence makes the difference in close encounters and so we request the pleasure of your company again over the coming days to shout on the red and white hoops.

 

12 February, 2015

 

Spring Music Programme at CIT Cork School of Music
 

CIT Musical Society presents the Irish Premiere of CARRIE The Musical
based on the novel by Stephen King

Curtis Auditorium 19th / 20th / 21st February @ 7.15pm

Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen

online booking: events.cit.ie  
Tickets: €15 / Concession €10

11 February, 2015

Complete an application for a Volunteer Abroad Bursary by February 20th  to be considered for a contribution of €500* towards your volunteer programme.

Applicants must be CIT full time registered students

You can apply (or have applied) to a Volunteer Organisation of your choice

 

To be considered:

Request an application by emailing volunteer.abroad@cit.ie  

Complete application form by deadline date, February 20th

Submit to Societies Office, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown

 

*€500 is an estimate based on the bursary awarded in 2014

04 February, 2015

 

 

CIT Innovation Week 2015

 

Closing date:  Friday, 20th February 2015

Visit www.cit.ie/apprentice

04 February, 2015

 

As part of CIT’s participation in the Inspiring Women in STEM (I Wish) event, 200 transition year students will take part in a mass female STEM selfie (STEMfie) in CIT Bishopstown Campus on Thursday morning (12th February). In a world’s first, the students will partake in the mass STEMfie, along with industry sponsors and CIT Staff. Students will then tweet their STEMfie, with an I Wish aspiration, to their chosen female STEM Role model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig students Ciara Power and Anne-Marie Dineen preparing for IWISH event.
CIT will host a regional hub for a morning of exhibitions and presentations which are aimed at promoting greater female participation in STEM, to ensure that Ireland maximises its talent pool and continues to attract high skilled jobs.

 

Other hubs will be hosted at various venues throughout the county and all the students will come together in Cork City Hall on Thursday afternoon at an event which is a partnership between CIT, UCC, IT@Cork, Cork Chamber of Commerce, and Cork City Council. I Wish aims to address the gender imbalance in STEM and to showcase to students the diversity of STEM Careers.

In CIT, EMC, VMware, Boston Scientific, Pharma Chemical Ireland, Asystec, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, and CIT Coder Dojo will host interactive exhibits. In total, more than 1,000 TY students will attend regional I Wish Events on Thursday.

Twitter: @IWish_ie, @CIT_ie, #STEMfie #IWish #CIT
Website: http://www.iwish.ie/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533501396918768
Instagram: http://instagram.com/iwish_ie/

Students from Coláiste Choilm  preparing for IWISH which will take place at CIT Bishopstown campus on the 12th February. (L-R) Caroline Murphy, Colaiste Cholim TY Coordinator and Dr Aisling O Driscoll, Lecturer Department of Computing, CIT

Image credit: Darragh Kane

02 February, 2015


Good Start Semester 2

Welcome back! Good Start is here to help you settle into Semester 2 and college life. We hope you had a nice break. Now it’s time to get right back into the driving seat and give Semester 2 your very best shot.

Call to the Just Ask! desk and ask any of the Good Start Leaders for help.  Also, if you just want to say ‘hi’ and enter our competition to win a €100 One4All voucher that’s cool too.

Exam results are out on Thursday 5th February. Don’t panic! Call to the Just Ask! desk about exams on Thursday (5th),  Friday (6th) and Monday (9th) to help guide you in the right direction.

We look forward to meeting you.

 

02 February, 2015

expliCIT is out NOW!

Hardcopies are available on campus and you can also view the latest issue via this link:  http://www.citsu.ie/explicit.

Read all about Rag Week 2015 which is taking place very very soon! (9th - 13th Feb 2015).

Check out our fantastic lineup of events at http://www.citsu.ie.

Please support our Rag Week events and give generously to the CIT SU Rag Week fund. Our main beneficiary is 'Fight Back For Sophie' and our other deserving charities include Age Action, Childline and Focus Ireland.

31 January, 2015

 

Closing date for application: 27th February 2015

The PME (Art and Design) is a two-year, 120 credit Level 9 programme leading to a professional teaching qualification. It is offered jointly by CIT CCAD and UCC and is organised in partnership with second-level schools, normally located within a 50 km (30 mile) radius of Cork city.

At the end of the programme, you will have acquired the professional knowledge, the diverse subject knowledge, the understanding and skills that you need to teach Art and Design in a second-level school. You will have gained practical experience in two contrasting school settings, and developed your ability to respond flexibly to the diverse and changing needs of students aged 12 to 18. You will have been challenged, encouraged and invited to question your beliefs and assumptions about the purpose of education, the nature of teaching and learning and the role of the teacher in the 21st century.

For detailed course information and to apply online, please click here

 

 

22 January, 2015

 Click here for details of CIT Cork School of Music concerts and exhibitions

18 January, 2015

The 2014 First Destination Survey (FDS) shows that CIT graduates continue to experience increased employment opportunities.

The survey was carried out during March and April, 2014.

“CIT places significant emphasis on industry engagement for the benefit of students, resulting in highly employable graduates that possess the knowledge, skills, and professionalism, required for succeeding in an evolving jobs market” says Treasa Morgan, CIT’s Careers Officer. “The FDS of 2013 graduates found that 57% were in paid employment by April 2014, an increase from 51% in 2012. There were 30% in further study, a decrease of 3% from 2012, and the figure for those seeking employment remained static at 8%. The remaining 5% were primarily undertaking an internship, travelling, or volunteering. Additionally, the number working overseas has decreased by 4% from 2012, with an encouraging 94% of the 2013 cohort finding employment in Ireland.”

Average starting salaries for CIT graduates are competitive, with 44% earning between €25,000 and €45,000; and 41% earning up to €25,000.

In line with national employment trends, and high performing sectors, the survey outlined that Engineering, Science and IT graduates had many positive opportunities on completing their studies. It was found that a significant 61% of them were in employment and 27% were undertaking further study by April, 2014.

48% of Building and Civil Engineering graduates are in employment, an increase of 4% from 2012. This steady growth in employment for the construction sector will obviously see the need for more apprentices.  CIT has involvement across all areas from providing ‘block release’ to apprentices, through to awarding Level 8 and 9 qualification to graduates in the areas of Architecture, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, and Civil & Structural Engineering.

Graduates from Business and Humanities are also experiencing positive outcomes on completion of their course in CIT with 88% of graduates either in employment (53%) or undertaking further study (35%) at the time of surveying.

The survey indicated that 83% of CIT graduates rated their qualification as relevant to their current employment, an increase on the figure from the FDS 2012, which was 82%.

 

 

12 December, 2014

 

 

Click here for information on venue; date; and time

12 December, 2014

The IrelandSkills National Competition which takes place from 9th - 12th December, will have competitions in ten skills. A number of this year's Silver Medal Winners will go on to represent Ireland in the WorldSkills Competition which will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2015.

Competitors who compete in the IrelandSkills competition are selected from their respective trade background, based on their competence and ability to complete test projects to the highest international standards, under pressure from fixed time schedules and a requirement for precise dimensions and controls.

More information
 

12 December, 2014

Venue James Barry Exhibition Centre, Bishopstown Campus
Date: 9th - 20th December 2014
Monday – Friday,  10am - 5pm


CIT Arts Office is pleased to present Lifescapes, a solo exhibition of ceramic and mixed media works by Evelyn Egan–Rainy. Opening Reception: Tuesday 9th December, 1 pm, James Barry Exhibition Centre. All Welcome. Mince pies, teas and coffees will be served.

Evelyn Egan Rainy is a lecturer in Art for CIT degree programmes Early Years Education and Social Care at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and on the MA for Teachinig Visual Arts for Primary and Early Years Education at the CIT CCAD. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking from Falmouth College of Art & Design (University of Plymouth) UK, and a Higher Diploma and MA from CIT CCAD.

Born in Germany, of Irish parents, Evelyn was raised in Kilimanjaro and educated at International School Moshi Tanzania. She has worked as an Assistant at the Scuola di Grafica Venice and was later employed as Head of Art at the International School of Padua, Italy, before returning to Cork.

 

More information

12 December, 2014

The CIT Prize for Innovation is an annual competition held on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus.  The competition awards cash prizes to those whose inventions and business ideas are judged most creative, novel, innovative, and likely to succeed in the marketplace.  The competition is open to all departments within the institute.

You can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for 2014-2015 CIT Prize for Innovation (click here) on or before Friday 12th December 2014. This will provide us with contact details for you and will ensure that you are on our list to receive further information about the competition and entrepreneurship training that will be held during the 2014-2015 academic year.

08 December, 2014


With 46 industry sponsors, 52 awards presented and 270 people in attendance, the CIT Faculty of Engineering & Science Awards Ceremony for 2014 was a major success.

Held in the CIT Nexus Hall on 2nd December 2014, the event attracted award winners, their families and supporters, sponsors from industry and staff from the Faculty of Engineering & Science.

More information  

21 November, 2014

A Massed Bands Concert takes place on Saturday 29th November 2014 at the CIT Cork School of Music at 7:30pm . The concert will feature combined and individual band performances from three award winning bands, including the Blarney Brass and Reed Band, Clonakilty Brass Band and the Gleneagle Concert Band.

 

The event is organised by Blarney Brass and Reed Band as a homecoming concert to mark their first international tour which took place earlier this month. The band had a very successful tour of the Netherlands, playing concerts with several bands in Wijchen and Amsterdam. The band is delighted to have formed new ties between Blarney and these international groups while also being able to promote some of the amazing culture and talent from Ireland.  

 

  • Tickets for the concert are available from the door on the night or from members in advance, for €10 / €7 (student / OAP). The concert is presented in association with CIT Cork School of Music, and supported by the Clonakilty Brass Band and the Gleneagle Concert Band (Killarney).

For more information on the Blarney Brass & Reed Band please visit www.blarneybrassandreed.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blarneybrassandreedband and Twitter www.twitter.com/BlarneyBRB

 

20 November, 2014


Dates
25th November – 5th December @ James Barry Exhibition Centre, Bishopstown Campus
7th December – 5th January @ Greenes Restaurant, MacCurtain Street, Cork.

CIT Photographic Society invites you to their end of semester exhibition titled ‘Monochrome’.

Opening night: Tuesday 25th November @ 6pm in the James Barry Exhibition Centre, Bishopstown Campus.

Free Admission
Refreshments served on the opening night
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The photographs will be on sale and proceeds will go to ‘Lives in Limbo’ in support of 1st year Social Care studies event.

The exhibition will include photo submissions from student members of the photo society. ‘Monochrome’ is the use of a single colour in a work of art. For the photographer, it requires an entirely new way of seeing. Using the camera as a tool of expression the students explored and created rich and varied interpretations of their sense of vision. The only common thread is their passion and enthusiasm for photography.


Enquiries to photographic@citsocieties.ie

 

 

18 November, 2014

The aim of the Volunteer Abroad programme is primarily to offer financial support to students who wish to experience volunteering abroad.  The programme is open to application for any full time registered CIT student, including FAS and Springboard.

 

Request a copy of the Scholarship and Bursary Application forms by sending an email to volunteer.abroad@cit.ie or completing the online form on the Societies website

 

Volunteer Abroad Information Evening

CIT's previous volunteers spoke about their experience and gave an insight into volunteering.

Download a copy of the general information presentation

Download a copy of the Questions & Answers sheet

Download a copy of EIL Ireland flyer

 

Students interested in applying for the scholarship should select a programme with either of the following 2 organisations:

  1. Hope Foundation - www.hopefoundation.ie
  2. EIL Ireland - www.eilireland.org

Previous CIT Volunteers

Conor Goold volunteered with Hope Foundation in Kolkata
Brian Hughes volunteered through EIL Ireland in Ghana
Ben Henry volunteered through EIL Ireland in Guatamala
Tolani Philips volunteered with EIL Ireland in South Africa
Vincent Forde volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Philippines
Rebecca Power volunteered through SERVE in Mozambique
Orlaith O'Connell volunteered with Diocese of Cork and Ross in Lourdes
   

 

 

18 November, 2014

Calling all CIT students … we need your help in choosing the main Rag Week Charity of 2015. Read about the nominees at www.citsu.ie/news and select your favourite by clicking here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5QZJWHK

 

 

Closing date Tuesday 25th November.

 

 

17 November, 2014

Attention all first year students!!!

 

The CIT Student Engagement and Retention Inititative  Good Start Team want to know what you thought of Good Start 2014 and have set up a short survey on link below to gather your views.  Your opinions are really important to us so please take 5/10 minutes to take the survey.

Just click on link below..

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VHHDL9S

Many thanks from Good Start 2014 Student Lead Team

16 November, 2014

 

Exhibition needs your vote... showcasing 24 branding solutions
The Nexus, Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus
Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th November (closes at 3pm)

Visitors to the exhibition are being asked to vote for their favourite brand, the brand they feel most meets these objectives. All voters will be entered into a draw for a €20 One for All Voucher.

To vote, visit the exhibition on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (the exhibition concludes at 3PM on Wednesday) & follow the link to submit your entry: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CITBrandCompetition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CIT Crawford College of Art & Design’s 3rd year BA Visual Communications students, in collaboration with the CIT Student Engagement & Retention Initiative, the Arts Office & the Student Union, present 24 unique branding solutions at the exhibition.

This project asked students to design a new brand that may become the parent brand of all other initiatives under the umbrella of entertainment, activities & events in CIT. With the key objectives being to create a positive, friendly & inspiring brand that will facilitate creating awareness of what is happening in CIT and to broaden the student experience in creating a campus culture, an atmosphere, a vibe at CIT.

13 November, 2014

The Department of Process, Energy and Transport Engineering is hosting a Career Talk in collaboration with CIT Good Start and CIT Alumni Office.

Three graduates from the Sustainable Energy Engineering Degree will discuss their careers in the Energy Sector. This event will be presented as a panel discussion with short introductions from each graduate.

There will be ample time for questions and discussion both during and after the event.

The Energy Sector is a rapidly growing employer of engineering graduates from all disciplines, and the graduates have experience of the following companies:

EMCKerry (Enzymes) | GlenDimplexOpenHydro | Pipelife

 

All staff and students are invited to attend this event, and light refreshments will be provided.

Venue: Bishopstown Campus, Room: B242

Date: Friday 14th November 2014

Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

 

Prizes will be awarded by CIT Good Start for the best tweet and best questions.

Twitter - @citalumni   #citgoodstart

06 November, 2014

There is going to be a lot happening during this week so we would urge all students to get involved in the workshops, talks and events and theres plenty of competitions with great prizes. Also don’t forget to pick up some freebies during the week.

Please see our timetable at www.citsu.ie/positive-mind-and-body-week-

Best place to read all about it is in the latest issue of expliCIT.

Keep up to date with what will be happening everyday through our Facebook, and Twitter pages. Just like and follow! We hope you all enjoy the week so get involved and attend the great events and activities that are on.

31 October, 2014

Free tutorials (small class size) on offer from The Academic Learning Centre.

Topics include

  • Maths & Statistics,
  • Accounting Tutorials
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biomolecules & Cells Theories
  • Mechanics and Thermo
  • Electronic & Electrical Theories.
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Java details to be announced!
  • Lab Report Writing
  • Academic writing workshops 1,2, and 3
  • Word & Excel help
  • English for Erasmus Students
  • English for International Students

30 October, 2014

Boston Scientific will deliver a presentation about graduate opportunities for final year Level 8 and relevant postgraduate students on Wed, 5th November from 1 - 2pm in IT1 (Library Building).

Engineering Graduate Programme – Particularly suitable for Biomed Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing/Process Plant Tech; Instrument Engineering; Applied Physics & Instrumentation; Science – Chemistry; Biology & Biosciences.  Supply Chain Grad Programme – Suitable for all Business disciplines.

28 October, 2014

Job Description

Cork innovates is looking for 18 enthusiastic young people to help with the inBusiness inCork showcase event in City Hall on November 14th. The jobs will range from helping with registration & sign-in, conference assistance and exhibition assistance. Each volunteer will be paid €75 cash for their time and will receive breakfast and lunch on the day.  

Date: 14 November 2014

Time: 7.30am-3.30pm

Interested parties can email Niamhaine@cameo.ie by Monday 10th November

27 October, 2014

In the last couple of weeks there have been two cases of mumps in the
Institute.  Those students who have not had 2 shots of MMR vaccine in their lifetime should have a booster now to protect themselves against Mumps.

The MMR vaccine is available in the Medical Centre.  Please contact us for appointment Tel:  021 - 4335780

26 October, 2014

On Sunday 26th October (3pm), the CIT Cork School of Music welcomes a 17 piece big band featuring some of the best improvising talent in Ireland.

The Paul Dunlea Big Band perform repertoire including original compositions and arrangements written by Paul and other Irish Jazz composers such as Paul Frost and Cormac McCarthy.

"a thoughtful and sensitive composer, with a gift for blending instruments to paint pictures in sound"...... Irish Independent

 

http://guinnessjazzfestival.com/events/big-band-jazz/
 

02 October, 2014

The Institute’s 2014 conferring ceremonies will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday 17 October 2014
  • Monday 20 October 2014
  • Thursday 23 October 2014

For further information please click here

29 September, 2014

Tickets: €15 from the SU Office or securely online from:

Click here for Fri 17th October 2014:     Business & Humanities Grad Ball 

Click here for Mon 20th October 2014: Engineering & Science Grad Ball

Read on for full details:

24 September, 2014

Catering Operations

  • Food Court - The Main Food Court is open Monday to Thursday from 8.15am to 8.45pm and will close at 4.00pm on Friday. 
  • The Hub - The Hub coffee dock, located in the East Atrium by the Food Court, opens from 8.15am to 4.00pm daily.
  • Snack Bar - The Snack Bar located next to the West Atrium opposite the Food Court is open from 10.00am to 2.30pm daily.  
  • Bistro - The Bistro is open from 8.00am to 3.00pm.
  • On Saturday's from September 27th a catering service will be operating from the Coffee Hub located in the East Atrium. Opening hours will be from 9.30am to 1.30pm. 

Retail Operations

  • An Siopa - An Siopa is open each morning from 8.15am, closing at 7.00pm.
  • Student Centre Nexus Market - The Nexus Market is open each morning from 8.00am, closing at 5.00pm.   

22 September, 2014

All First Year Students

If you have a chronic ongoing medical condition please contact the Medical Centre. We will take your details and you can talk to one of the nurses or doctor.  In this way we can help you to better manage your condition.

21 September, 2014

There have been changes made to the Student Wireless that is available on all CIT campuses.

Please note that the network CIT-Student is no longer in operation. We have moved this service over to the eduroam network.

eduroam allows you to connect using your student login details, without the need for constant authentication. This network is used and recognised across other campuses nationally and abroad, and will give you access to wireless from colleges and universities using the eduroam network.

You can set up your eduroam connection prior to returning at the beginning of term. To do so, please visit www.cit.ie/eduroam/student. Here you will find installers for laptops using Windows, or MACs. You will also find guides highlighting the settings needed for mobile devices such as android, or iPhone devices.

In order to connect to the eduroam network, select the link that corresponds to your operating system. This will download an installer that will need to run on your machine.

When asked for the username, please enter your student number, followed by @mycit.ie . This is important as it will allow you to access the eduroam network from campuses other than CIT.

An example username would be as follows: R00012345@mycit.ie

This connection will use the same student password you use to access Web4, Email, and Blackboard services.

After the installation completes, you may need to restart your laptop or MAC in order to allow the changes to take effect.

Once on campus, your device will connect when in range of a wireless point.

Please note that once on campus, there is a wireless network available to complete the above steps. Connect to CIT-WirelessSetup and you will be brought to the eduroam page to select your required installer.

If you have any issues getting your eduroam set up on your device, please call to the IT Servicedesk located in Open Access in the Library Building on the main campus, or contact us via email at servicedesk@cit.ie.

We hope that this new method of access will make connecting to the student wireless easier for you.

21 September, 2014

CIT’s Career’s Service is hosting its annual Careers and Employability Fair at the Nexus Hall, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus on Wednesday, 1st October from 11am to 2.30pm. The Fair will feature, some 70 stands, with 65 employers from major national and international companies, SME’s and local firms recruiting suitable students and graduates. Approximately 1,700 students are expected to attend.

Click here for more information
 

20 September, 2014

There are lots of brilliant day-time and night-time events lined up by your Students' Union which will ease you into the social aspect of your CIT experience!

CIT Freshers Week timetable and details are available here:

http://www.citsu.ie/entertainments/fresher_s-week

Keep an eye out for our magazine stand in the main canteen buiding where you can pick up the first issue of expliCIT magazine this semester. Containing all the details of Freshers Week and all you need to know to get through your first term. expliCIT is always FREE to pick up and can also be viewed online at...

http://www.citsu.ie/explicit

Don't forget you can Keep up-to-date on all the daily happenings on our facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/citsu

17 September, 2014

For more information on events www.mycit.ie/good start
 
To get Freshers off to the best start at CIT the Good Start programme is jam-packed with campus wide activities. Good Start helps new students find their feet by focusing on success, belonging, motivation and independence; the whole student experience. Good Start kicks off today with a lunchtime concert by Dublin four-piece The Raglans, in CIT’s Rory Gallagher Theatre, Bishopstown Campus.
 
According to CIT Alumni Intern, Lisa Moran, the Good Start Programme of fun, social, sporting, study, support sessions and events is designed to help Freshers become familiar with the campus, settle in, meet people, get prepared for study and find out who’s there to help.
 
“The Good Start team are a group of four recent graduates and students from a wide range of disciplines who know first hand what it’s like to be a fresher in CIT. They are Emma Fleury, Visual Communications Graduate; Femke Vandenberg, a Fine Art Graduate, Yvonne Mackey, Business Studies Graduate and Paul Salim, Electronic Engineering Student.”
 
Good Start is part of CIT’s Strategic Student Retention and Engagement Initiative and CIT Registrars Office. CIT was the first Institute of Technology in the country to develop such a programme.
 
This year’s Good Start programme sees the introduction of a Just Ask! campaign, with mobile information points manned by trained student leaders. This year also sees a very significant increase in the number of academic departments hosting their own transition to higher education projects which aim to improve both social induction and academic induction of incoming students.
 
Good Start will have an active social media presence and will, as last year, highlight for students the many existing and excellent student supports that are available. CIT has a long established reputation for student care. This together with a commitment to continuously improve and innovate, sees CIT move forward with new projects based on international models of best practice to maintain and improve the retention of some students and contribute to maximising the success of all.
 
The Good Start Just Ask! Information Desks can be found around CIT’s Bishopstown campus during registration week and throughout the Good Start Programme of events which operates across CIT’s four campuses at Bishopstown, CIT Cork School of Music, CIT Crawford College of Art and The National Maritime College of Ireland.

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15 September, 2014

CIT students can register through the Careers Service by T: 021 433 5774.
 
Wednesday 24th September 4.00pm to 7.00pm.
West Atrium on the CIT Bishopstown campus

Light refreshments will be available and the evening will conclude with some sponsored prizes.


Key employers of graduates and higher education institution career services have come together to initiate an Employability Skills Roadshow that will begin at CIT on Wednesday, 24th September. This free roadshow is aimed at final year, Level 8, and postgraduate students, in order to guide them through the recruitment process. The main aims are to give students key insights into the skills employers are looking for, provide them with opportunities to network with employers, and inform them about current and future recruitment processes and trends.
 
According to Treasa Morgan, Acting Careers Officer, CIT Careers Service, the focus of the event is to facilitate networking with employers and to prepare soon-to-be graduates for employment.
 
 “There will be a number of presentations on key areas such as networking and moving out of your comfort zone, managing your personal brand, effective CV preparation, interview techniques, professional communication and presentation skills. There is an emphasis on audience participation and an opportunity for students to put their newfound skills into practice by meeting employers. There will also be an information wall where students can take away resources related to the topics discussed in the presentations.”
 
Participating organisations include Engineers Ireland, Enterprise Holdings, Musgrave Group, EY, AHEAD, Statestreet, Careers Register, KPMG, HedgeServ, and Accenture.
 
Human Resources Director from Enterprise Holdings, Lesley Matthews, is anticipating a fruitful evening. “We are looking forward to another chance to offer students the opportunity to learn how to stand out in what is continuing to be a very competitive graduate recruitment market.”
 
Mary Quirke for AHEAD says that “this event is a must-do for any student interested in what today’s employers are looking for. It is for all students including those with disabilities and learning difficulties, who sometimes need to view recruitment through a different lens.”
 
Other colleges included in this roadshow are UL, LIT, WIT, IT Tralee, UCC and IT Carlow.

05 September, 2014

There have been new printing stations added to the Bishopstown Campus in the C corridor.

 

The locations of all printing stations on Campus are:

  • C corridor main building
  • Library
  • Outside of Open Access in Berkeley building
  • Tourism & Hospitality Building

Charges per sheet

  • CIT Mono (black and white): 5c per sheet (single sided)
  • CIT Colour (colour): 15c per sheet(singlesided)

15 July, 2014

A four week intensive Summer Programme is being delivered this July/August for the benefit of students who must sit the Autumn repeat examinations. 

Timetable: http://alc.cit.ie/summer-timetable

 

“84% of students who have sought academic support early and regularly throughout the academic year will pass the module first time” Joy Collins Grant.

16 June, 2014

  • MON/TUES                  7am to 10pm
  • WED/THURS                7am to 8pm
  • FRI                               7am to 6pm
  • SAT                              8am to 5pm

 

Winter hours recommence on Mon 1st September

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

 

Regards

Ger O’Connor

Head Caretaker

14 June, 2014

 

We would like to thank all those that have already contributed to the Cork/Kerry Vintage Car drive Charity Fund Raiser for Cork ARC House, We hope to raise funds and awareness for this very worthy cause. It is taking place on the weekend 14th & 15th  June (after exams and before the results).

All funds collected will be presented to Cork ARC Cancer Support House. (ARC stands for Aftercare, Research Counselling) http://www.corkcancersupport.ie/

The route will involve driving the ring of Beara on the Saturday, overnight in Kenmare and driving the ring of Kerry on the Sunday and this is a most scenic drive. As you may be aware, CIT organized two very successful charity runs in June 2009 and June 2011 where the college raised substantial amounts of money for Multiple Sclerosis Ireland (Cork branch) and Suicide Aware respectively

To those who have not yet contributed it is still not too late to do so, for your convenience below is a list of some of the collectors that are available to you. All contributions will be passed on to Cork ARC House as the costs of the trip will be covered by the participants. We have a number of cars and motor bikes plus support vehicles taking part in this charity run, most of them owned by staff members.

If there are any other staff or student members interested in getting involved or travelling with us, please let us know as we would be delighted to hear from you.

Contact:  Dan.Kelleher@cit.ie   Tel: 4335340.

Building/Civil/Arctecture….Maggie Shorton, Dave Cadogen, Paddy Crowley, Paul Tuohy

Mech Eng..............................Dan Kelleher, Tim Forde, Liam Good

Man Eng................................Finbarr O Keeffe, Adrian O Connor

Business................................ Eoin Deane

Biology & Chemistry.............Ralph Mc Carthy, Mary Goggin

Physics...................................Stephen Collins

Maths.....................................Stephen Collins,  

Computing.............................Teresa Murphy, Chris O Sullivan

Tourism/Hospitality................Pat Madden, Dynphma O Mahony, Dermot Barry,

Auto.Eng................................Mark Collins, Noel O Halloran, Gary O Neill

Multimedia .............................Carol Lynch,

NMCI..................................... Dave Lynch, Justin Nagle

Sch of Art/Sch of Music..........Carol Lynch,  Aoife Moylan,   

Elec/Electronic Dept................Liam Carroll, Julie O Shea

Chemical Eng..........................Dave Wright

Admin Building ..................... Carmel Kelleher, Sean O Riordan, Anna O Donovan

IT Services.............................. Anna O Donovan, Calvin Kissane

Craft studies........................... Paul Tuohy, Finbarr O Keeffe, Paddy Crowley, Brendan Deane

Chaplaincy/Student Services ..Edel Dullea

Nimbus Building......................Dave Hamilton

 

Regards

 

2014 Charity Run Group.

 

06 June, 2014

Dear Students,

It may have come to your attention in the media of late that a major malware infection is currently prominent across the internet.

Gameover Zeus botnet and the Cryptolocker ransomware are typically spread through infected attachments in emails.

 

A summary description of these sophisticated and dangerous threats is:

  1. Gameover Zeus is capable of intercepting online financial transaction details and passing them to a third party
    a. This will try and steal your personal and/or professional financial information
  2. Cryptolocker is one of the latest and most menacing forms of ransomware to appear online. It works by encrypting all files on the computer (e.g. C Drive, D Drive) including shared drives (eg H Drive, P Drive, S Drive and free cloud storage).
    a. This will try and hold your personal and/or professional files until you pay a ransom
    b. Unlike most malware infections, no fix has been found that can decrypt the affected data.

IT Services are aware of these latest threats and we would like to bring to your attention a number of important preventative steps to minimise the risk of infection.

  1. Vigilance regarding emails (as with all malware vigilance is the most important threat prevention mechanism)
  2. Keeping your pc up to date.
  3. Backup your files.

IT Services have created a set of guidelines and information illustrating how to follow the steps above. We highly recommended that you visit this link http://servicedesk.cit.ie/categories/44797/forums/4000000414/topics/4000278091  and follow the simple guidelines provided.

 

This message will also go out through our websites, facebook and twitter. We will re-send this email throughout next week to also increase our chances of creating awareness among our staff and students.

 

Regards,

Jonathan McCarthy

IT Manager

18 May, 2014

Detailed information at http://www.citdegreeexhibitions.com

The Multimedia and Visual Communications students from the Department of Media Communications will host the Contrast Exhibition on Thursday, 29th May at 7pm. The Exhibition runs  until the 10th June.
Venue: James Barry Gallery, CIT Bishopstown Campus, Cork.

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The REGEN Exhibition will be held on Thursday, 5th June at 6pm. The Exhibition features the work from the Department of Architecture programmes in Interior Architecture and Architectural Technology from Year 1 through to Masters and PhD.

Venue: Architecture Factory, Melbourn Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus, Cork.

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Na hOibreacha - The Works gives you the chance to experience the work of final year BA (Hons) in Fine Art and BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Art students.

The Degree Show opens on Friday, 6th June at 6pm.  It is a fantastic opportunity to catch a glimpse of some of the innovative work produced by students graduating from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design’s Department of Fine Art & Design

15 May, 2014

 

Cork Institute of Technology IT Services Department are currently seeking students for part-time casual work at the IT ServiceDesk for the 2014/2015 academic term. Positions are available to current CIT students only, with relevant IT experience and at least one year’s study completed at the Institute. 

A strong, professional customer service attitude is essential for dealing with student and staff IT enquiries.  

The following skills and experience are desirable

  •  Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to take and log service calls
  • Positive work attitude - enthusiastic & self-motivated
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Windows / Apple Mac platform experience
  • Mobile Device / Tablet Computer experience
  • Network / Printer troubleshooting
  • Good telephone & communication skills essential

To apply, please submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with cover letter via email to the  ServiceDesk@cit.ie  before 5pm on 1st July 2014.

Students may also be required to submit an up-to-date transcript of results.

Short listing may apply.

 

IT ServiceDesk - IT Services

Cork Institute of Technology

Bishopstown

Cork.

14 May, 2014

SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the single national Awarding Authority for all new student grant applications. Applications for Student Grants are assessed under the criteria set out in the Student Support Act 2011, Student Support Regulations and the Student Grant Scheme.
 
Applications are made online and are subject to supporting documentation. The online application system provides you with a quick, user friendly way to apply for your grant. This website is a comprehensive source of information on the student grant scheme and provides a handy step-by-step guide to eligibility and the grants process.

Students and Parents should familiarise themselves with the process and prepare to submit an application as soon as possible.

The online Student Grant Applications System for the 2014/2015 academic year is now open.

To submit an application go to www.susi.ie

Click here to view the relevant Income Limits and grant rates. (Please note assessment is based on income earned from January to December 2013).

 

13 May, 2014

CIT SU presents Charity Live At The Marquee Online Auction...

Make a bid for tickets to a ‘Live At The Marquee’ concert and help a very worthy cause. Choose from Biffy Clyro, Elbow, Jason Deluro and Shane Filan. 

Firstly, ‘Like Us’ at facebook.com/citsu
Then Bid from 10am, 12-15 May. Last bids at 5pm each day

All proceeds will be donated to the: FIGHT BACK FOR SOPHIE Campaign

Sophie is a student of CIT who fell ill with Lymes Disease last year and needs funding for her treatment abroad.

12 May, 2014



 
Finding your way around large buildings can be frustrating, particularly as GPS doesn’t work indoors, but an indoor navigation system from a start-up company at Cork Institute of Technology could change all that.
 
Showguider is initially targeting its indoor positioning and navigation systems at large-scale trade shows. The company’s smartphone applications guide visitors quickly and easily to their destinations with interactive 3D mapping and dynamic content. Based on technology developed in the Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems research at CIT, it is CIT's first spinout company to receive seed funding from the Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund.
 
Tens of thousands of large-scale exhibitions and events are held each year and the ability to guide visitors through sprawling venues to find particular exhibits is extremely useful. Showguider’s system offers tiered feature levels to suit every event – and is already attracting interest from show organisers in China, Germany and the Middle East.
 
The system was awarded first place in the infrastructure-free division of the IPSN Microsoft Indoor Localisation Competition held in Berlin in April. The team came second overall, beating all but one participant, who used expensive and proprietary electronic systems infrastructure for localisation rather than being infrastructure-free.
 
Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund accelerates the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets.
 
For more detail on Showguider visit www.showguider.com

 

09 May, 2014

 

 

 

The Enterprise Intern Scholarship programme is now open for interested candidates (4th year students).
 
The role of the intern is to promote student entrepreneurship amongst the student population and to promote the activities of the Rubicon Centre to both CIT staff & students.
 

 

 

 

Some useful background information on activities of the current Enterprise Interns can be found from the following:

For Download:

Application form

Detailed information on the programme.

Please note the closing date is 16th May 2014 and applications received after this date will not be considered.

Please email applications to ilo@cit.ie with the subject line “Enterprise Intern 2014”.

 

 

03 May, 2014

Microsoft have announced that there is a major security flaw after being discovered in their Internet Explorer web browser. This has affected versions of Internet Explorer from 6 to 11.

We urge you to swap use of Internet Explorer to either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome until a fix is released in order to minimise the risk. 

 

More Information:

 

 

Alternative Browsers:

 

 

01 May, 2014

presented by Early Years Education (EYE Year 1 & 3) and Montessori Education (Year 3) students.

James Barry Exhibtion Centre and Rory Gallagher Theatre

May 6th > Shadow Puppet Animation & Narnia Theatrical Performance

Rory Gallagher Theatre > 11pm - 12pm
Screening of Montessori (Y3) Shadow Puppet Animation followed by EYE (Y1) Theatrical Performance of Narnia.

Children from local Early Years centres and Primary Schools are invited to enjoy our students interpretation of C.S. Lewis' all time classic!

The production as a whole is the culmination of a teaching module where students are introduced to the many practical aspects of Performance and Art in the Theatre:from improvisation, character building, performance to set and costume design, and story-telling through the use of shadow puppetry.

May 6th > Meeting the CasT

James Barry Exhibtion Centre 12pm - 1pm
CIT's answer to 'Disney Land', where the audience get to meet their favourite characters!

May 6th > Narnia Thematic Exhibition

James Barry Exhibtion Centre 1pm - 2pm
Grand Opening of EYE (Y3) Thematic Exhibition
The students illustrate the magical story of Narnia, transport us into a fantasy world full of strange and wondrous characters and events.

May 6th - May 15th, Art Exhibition

James Barry Exhibtion Centre
Open for public viewing Monday to Saturday 9am - 4pm
The EYE (Y3) students' individual art pieces are created by using 'free and found' materials only; what would generally be termed 'junk'.

May 15th  CHARITY ART AUCTION

James Barry Exhibtion Centre 7pm - 9pm
An auction of all art pieces will be held on the evening of May 15th, with proceeds going to Cork University Hospital (CUH) Pediatric Ward Play/Education Room.

01 May, 2014

Hardcopies are available on campus NOW or view the latest issue via this link:  http://www.citsu.ie/explicit
Are you in our picture galleries from the SU Council Awards, Societies Awards or one of our nights out? Take a small break from the study and have a read of the expliCIT!

 

30 April, 2014

FAO All Students (part-time, full-time, 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year & Masters)

Students interested in setting up their own businesses have until Friday 9th May to apply for one of 5 places on this year’s Student Inc programme (formerly the Hatchery Programme)

Successful candidates will be required to attend the Rubicon full-time over the summer period.

The following supports will be provided:

  • Access to weekly training and mentoring sessions
  • Seed Funding (for prototype development/pay themselves a wage over the summer)
  • Office space  
  • Work alongside the 60 other start-up companies based in the Rubicon Centre based in CIT Bishopstown Campus.
  • Access to the CIT Entrepreneur in Residence over the summer months

Who can apply?

  • All CIT students are eligible to apply
  • CIT Students who participated in any competition during the year (CIT Prize for Innovation, CIT APPrentice, CIT Dragons Den or CIT Module) can further develop their projects over the summer
  • Any other student (s) who has a business idea or who has started their own business can apply for the structured training and other supports

How to apply 

Questions

For further information or queries please email Isabel.rossiter@cit.ie


*Participants completing this programme may be awarded 5 credits (at Level  8) on completion (pending)

 

 

15 April, 2014

Easter Support Day Programme  Thursday 24th April

CIT Academic Learning Centre is running three workshops:

Mechanics/Thermodynamics/Thermo fluids
10pm to 4pm in Room B229 by Dave Hodge.

Chemistry
10pm to 4pm in Room D237 by Karen O’Sullivan.

Economics
10pm to 4pm in Room D239 by Sinéad Huskisson

More information, visit http://alc.cit.ie/info.timetables.semester2

11 April, 2014

Delighted to report that that the International Student Society and Music society were announced as National Winners last night at the BICS National Societies Awards hosted by Queens.

ISS picked up the Best Society Award in academic, cultural and social field. Music Society as The Most Improved Society for their positive transformation over the past year.   It is a significant achievement for both groups and for CIT picking up 2 awards in what are highly contested and coveted honours.

Initial feedback is that the Dance Society also represented us strongly in the Best Event category for their hosting of the Dance Intervarsities which was held in the Nexus in February. I am sure you will agree, the Cancer society has had an extremely successful impact in their first year in existence as Best New society.

I appreciate the many kind words of support I have received from staff over the past number of weeks.  However without the support and influence of staff right across the Institute, the acknowledgement we achieved at the National Awards and many many activities that are run throughout the year would not be possible.  All of these for the benefit of our students and wider community.

Thank you to the members of the Societies Boards who's continued support and contribution to all Societies is an integral part.  Dr. Dan Collins, Fiona Kelly, Vicky O'Sullivan, Mervyn O'Mahony, Danny O' Donovan, Edel Kelly and Sarah Morey.

The photo above was taken at the Awards Banquet held in the Titanic Belfast yesterday evening.

Kind Regards

Aoife

08 April, 2014

On evening of April 7th The Students’ Union held the Annual Union Council Awards at which Class Representatives were presented with Certificates of Merit for their voluntary contribution to campus life by Dr Barry O’Connor, Registrar & Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr Dan Collins, Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager.  The SU Officers presented five Class Representatives, who had been nominated by their class members, with awards in recognition of their ‘Outstanding Voluntary Contribution’ throughout the academic year. 

see photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152324591960726.1073741851.187494320725&type=3

The award recipients were:
David Brady
Michelle Carroll
Peter Glavin
Martin Healy
Una McDermott


A donation of €5,000 was presented Suicide Aware, the chief beneficiary of CIT Rag Week 2014.  Patricia Behan remarked how delighted she was to accept the donation and praised the students and staff of the Institute.  This year CIT Rag Week raised a total of €10,500.

Class Representatives have been at the core of the Union’s growth and development. They form a pivotal role in the two-way communication process between students and the Students’ Union and they act on a voluntary basis, freely giving of their time to enhance their fellow students’ college experience and campus life.


The members of the Award Selection Panel included: Fiona Kelly (Students Services Officer), Mervyn O’Mahony (Communications and Marketing Officer), Aoife Kelliher (Societies Officer), Vicky O’Sullivan (General Manager Students’ Union), Keith Brown (Publications Manager Students’ Union), Mick O’Mahony (Entertainments Manager Students’ Union) and the three Sabbatical Union Officers, Danny O’Donovan, Rich McCarthy and Ciara O’Connor.


Thanks to Mick O’Mahony, Keith Brown, Fiona Leddy and Mella Leonard who supported the organisation of the event. We would also like to thank Frank Hanley, Barry O’Sullivan, Aoife Kelliher, Geraldine O’Sullivan, Sarah Morey and Anthony Cremin for their valued assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

27 March, 2014

CIT is delighted to announce the Rísam Scholarship Programme 2014 for high-achieving final-year Bachelor (Hons) and Masters students thinking of undertaking PhDs. The Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis for PhD and Masters by Research proposals aligned with CIT’s Research Prioritisation thematic areas. The main research activities are across seven indicative research areas that reflect the dominant strategic research strengths of CIT: Information & Communications Technology (Embedded Systems-NIMBUS, Electronic Engineering; Computing), Maritime, Energy & Sustainable Environment (Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering; Marine; Architecture), Life Sciences & Wellbeing (Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering-MEDIC), Health & Exercise (Health and Sports Sciences; Social Sciences), Photonics (CAPPA; Physics; Astronomy), Business (Management; Marketing) and the Creative Arts (Fine Art; Music; Multimedia).  

Further information on these is available at www.cit.ie/graduateschool.

 

The on-line application form and the full Terms and Conditions can be downloaded at www.cit.ie/risam.   

 

The closing date for applications is April 30th, 2014. 

 

20 March, 2014

All your regular offerings: Sports & Socs, Photo Gallery, Rag Review and lots more

Hardcopies are available on campus NOW! If you would like to submit an article for the next edition of expliCIT, we'd love you to do so by email: supublications@cit.ie or drop into the SU office – next submission deadline is 7th April.

View the latest issue via this link:  http://www.citsu.ie/explicit

 

 

 

 

20 March, 2014

Date: 14th Apr 14 - 16th Apr 14
Time: 14.00/19.30
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, at CIT Cork School of Music
Cost: €10 (concession) and €15 (full price) available from events.cit.ie
Email: citmusicalbookings@gmail.com for ticket enquiries.

http://arts.cit.ie/viewEvent?id=252

 

This Easter, CIT Musical Society will be transporting the CIT Cork School of Music Curtis Auditorium back in time to 1950’s corporate America, with Frank Loesser’s hilariously satirical Tony Award-winning hit musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

This production is unique as society members are working closely in conjunction with the professional creative team in the crucial roles of Assistant Director (Katrina Foley), Production Manager (Alan Dalton) and Stage Manager (Aoife O’Boyle) gaining invaluable industry experience. The society has gone from strength to strength in its short tenure and is now made up of students from the CIT Main Campus, CIT Cork School of Music, and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. The Musical Society has also collaborated this year with the CIT Dance Society. This is the first time that the societies have joined together and is very exciting for all involved.

The show will run from Monday 14th of April to Wednesday 16th of April - with three evening performances and a matinee on Wednesday 16th. Tickets are priced at €10 (concession) and €15 (full price) and are available to buy online: http://events.cit.ie. Tickets are also available at the main office in the CIT Cork School of Music.

Email: citmusicalbookings@gmail.com for ticket enquiries.

This production is proudly sponsored by the CIT Arts Office where further information can be found!

Stay tuned to our Twitter - @CITMusical - and our Facebook Page - CIT Musical Society, for updates!

 

“The whole salad is bigger than any piece of lettuce.” – J. Pierrepont Finch

18 March, 2014

NATIONAL FORUM STUDENT LED TEACHING AWARDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

RECOGNISING, CELEBRATING, SHARING AND ENHANCING OUTSTANDING IMPACT ON LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

PURPOSE

 

These awards celebrate the impact that teachers in Higher Education are having on their students’ learning at a key transition. The term ‘teacher in Higher Education’ includes lecturing staff, tutors, supervisors, technicians, librarians and any who are involved in teaching students across the sector.

 

PROCESS

Individual students will nominate their Teaching Hero through the online nomination form. The form asks them to write a short personal piece that explains why this person is their Teaching Hero.

A Teaching Hero is an individual who has made an impact at a key transition in a student’s learning journey in higher education. This is in keeping with the current enhancement theme of the National Forum- Teaching for Transitions.  Students can only nominate an individual who taught them while they were a registered student.

Based on student nominations, local student working groups will identify up to two Teaching Heroes to receive a National award. The identification process used in each institution will be locally implemented but informed by the National guidelines produced by the National Forum in partnership with USI and other student representatives.

KEY DATES FOR CIT:

CITSU will open and complete nominations within the time frame of March 18th – April 4th.

Those identified by will receive an award and will be recognised formally at a National Forum event in late September 2014.

For more information:

http://teachingandlearning.ie/priority-themes/student-led-teaching-awards-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 March, 2014

Microsoft, in association with CIT IT Services , are running further StudySmart sessions on campus again in this Semester to help you to improve your Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills.

  • These workshops are free
  • They will help you save time and effort when you’re making up your spreadsheets or documents.
  • Each session is dedicated to a particular program in the Office suite, so you only need to go to the one that is most useful to you.
  • Each one takes less than an hour.

The first session is entitled "Take Our Word - Thesis Special"  and will take students through important functionality in Microsoft Word, when preparing a thesis.

  • The first workshop on this topic will be held on Wednesday 12th March at 1pm in IT4
  • A second workshop will be held in IT2 at 3 pm 
  • The final session will take place in IT3 at 6 pm

For more information on this event and to receive an invite, please register at: www.campus.ie/studysmart

If you have any questions: contact citrep@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

12 March, 2014

Tickets are selling out fast for the Engineering & Humanities Ball…….. On sale in main corridor from 12-2pm daily.  €22 & €11.

For more information see http://www.citsocieties.ie/ballnights

 

Complimentary buses

Live band Blue Moose and 2 floors of entertainment, a great night guaranteed! :)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 March, 2014

Students in Cork Institute of Technology will celebrate International Student Day on Wednesday, 19th March 2014, during which international students from many countries will participate in a wide variety of social and cultural events across CIT’s various campus locations.

 

CIT is home to more than 1,100 international students from approx. 125 countries. It is a truly international institution. International Student Day provides a unique opportunity for international students in CIT to showcase their various cultures and traditions while also learning more about Ireland’s local traditions. CIT’s International Student Society has won several awards in recent years and has been ranked as the ‘Best Student Society’ in Ireland.

During International Student Day, CIT’s international students will host a cultural exhibition on the Bishopstown Campus from 12pm to 2pm. They will provide general information on their countries of origin and explore with fellow CIT students and staff members the musical, culinary and social aspects of their cultures. An Erasmus information stand will also be in operation and this will feature CIT students, who have spent a semester abroad on Erasmus exchange visits, sharing details of their experiences. The exhibition will also feature Treasures of Cork & CIT, an initiative organised by CIT and the cultural projects company Chameleon, to record the international student perspective on Ireland, Cork and CIT in a relaxed and humorous style.

 

During the day, international students will get the opportunity to explore a wide range of activities across the broad range of areas in which CIT is active.

  • During hurling and football taster sessions, they will learn about and experience Gaelic games.
  • They will have the opportunity to visit the Things/Daiktai exhibition of fine art textiles at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery organised through an artistic exchange project between CIT CCAD & Kaunas Art Institute of Vilnius Academy of the Arts, Lithuania.
  • Their “out of this world” experience will take place at the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory where they will explore space, astronomy and the origins of life.
  • They will gain first-hand experience of Irish music and dance during the International Day Céilí, supported by CITs Arts Office - http://arts.cit.ie/ 

Michael Loftus, Head of Faculty of Engineering & Science at CIT, is an enthusiastic supporter of CIT International Student Day.

According to Michael Loftus, “CIT has been very active in the area of internationalisation for many years. We have a high number of excellent international students enrolled in CIT, many of our Irish students avail of international placement opportunities, our international research partners include many of the best known universities in the world and our innovation ecosystem has been studied by many international organisations. International Student Day will recognise the importance of the international student contribution at CIT and raise awareness of the many and varied internationalisation possibilities that exist for all who study and work here.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 May, 2016

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18 April, 2016

The next census will take place on Sunday April 24th, 2016. Everybody present in the country next Sunday night is legally required to be included in the Census.

Census enumerators are currently visiting every home in Ireland to deliver census forms. Every home and apartment should now have a Census Form. If you haven’t received yours, you must:

  • Freetext the word FORM to 50400
  • Visit our helpdesk at census.ie or
  • LoCall 1850 20 16 04.

When you fill in your census form on this night, you’re giving us the information we need now to understand what Ireland needs for the future. So when you get your form, please keep it safe and ready for census night.

 

What is the Census?

The census is a detailed account of everybody who is in the country on census night. On 24 April everybody in Ireland is required to enter their details on a census form.

The importance of the census is that it accounts for everybody in the country no matter where they are. The results provide invaluable information on not only population size for the country as a whole, but also about the make-up of the population of towns, villages, and other small areas across the country. As well as collecting information on the age and sex of the population, a range of different questions relating to households and individuals are also asked such as where and what people work at, how people travel to work, school and college, languages spoken, disabilities, families, housing and lots more.

 

More Information: www.census.ie

19 November, 2015

€10,000 Prize Fund sponsored by the Local Enterprise Office

The competition is open to all CIT students from any department, submit your business idea (expression of interest) online at www.cit.ie/innovation. The idea can be part of your course work (FYP) and you may enter as a group OR as an individual.

The CIT Prize for Innovation is an annual competition held on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus. The competition awards cash prizes to those whose inventions and business ideas are judged most creative, novel, innovative, and likely to succeed in the marketplace.

Once you have submitted your expression of interest online, the next step is to submit a Business Plan. You are provided with a template to follow, the business plans are due on or before 12.00 noon on Friday 12th February 2016. Please submit five copies of your business plan (stapled copies only) to the Enterprise Intern, Industry Liaison Office, Ground Floor of the Administration Building on or before 12.00 noon on Friday 12th February 2016. 

FAQ, the Expression of Interest form and the Business Plan template are all available at www.cit.ie/innovation, if you have any questions please contact: Michelle.Dorgan@cit.ie

17 June, 2015

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) wishes to extend sincere condolences to the families and friends of the students who died in the tragedy in Berkeley, California. As members of the wider higher education community we share in their loss and empathise with the impact these tragic events will have on loved ones, fellow students and their institutions.

CIT President Dr Brendan J. Murphy expressed his shock at the sad events. “This was a shocking tragedy and the loss of life is truly heart breaking. My deepest sympathies go out to the bereaved families at this sad time. My thoughts are also with their fellow students and the staff and management of their institutions who will also feel this loss deeply. We also continue to keep in our thoughts those who were injured in this tragic accident”.  

CIT has opened a book of condolence at its Bishopstown campus to allow the CIT community and members of the general public express their sympathies.

 

 

 

 

02 March, 2015

11 June, 2014

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the USI are looking for student creators to design and make a ‘signature’ prize for the first National Teaching Hero Award Prize-giving. We’re offering a €1,500 commission to produce a 2D designed piece.

The teaching hero award initiative enables students from across the higher education sector in Ireland to recognise those teachers who have had a strong and lasting impact on their learning and on their lives. The award will be an endorsement of outstanding teachers and a celebration of the value of higher education teaching. This is your chance to be the student who designs the signature piece and define how the prize should look. We are looking for a design that will capture the spirit of the award: the dedication, inspiration and care that great teachers display. 

We invite you to submit a design proposal for the award piece – which will be presented to up to 70 teaching heroes of higher education at a ceremony in September 2014.

 

Eligibility

All registered higher level design students are eligible to enter this competition.

Recently graduated students are eligible to enter this competition.

 

Criteria

The design should:

  • Reflect the theme which is to recognise outstanding teachers who have had a strong and lasting impact on students learning.
  • Be a 2D image, inspiring and beautiful design
  • Show that the piece can be delivered by a deadline of the end of August
  • Capture the spirit of excellent, inspiring teaching in a higher education context
  • It must incorporate the National Forum and the USI logos on the design
  • As a guideline the award should be A4 size

 

Prize

  • The selected design will receive an award of €1,500.
  • There is also a runner’s up prize of €150.

 

Reasons to apply:

  • Receive recognition for your design excellence by a National Forum panel
  • Gain experience working to a design brief and delivery deadline
  • Identify and manage your production budget

 

Entrance procedure

  1. Completed application form (see below) to be emailed to sarah.otoole@teachingandlearning.ie by Friday the 25th of July.
  2. The National Forum and the USI will select the winner by Friday the 1st of August
  3. For email queries please contact:  sarah.otoole@teachingandlearning.ie

31 March, 2014

 

 

26 March, 2014

Final CIT Studysmart Session - 26 March, 2014


Final presentations are coming up! Fear not Microsoft are running a free tutorial to help you out by taking your presentation skills to an entirely new level with amazing tips and expert advice.

For more information on this event and to receive an invite, please register at: www.campus.ie/studysmart

If you have any questions: contact citrep@outlook.com

The Microsoft trainer is also looking forward to taking any questions you might have, and will also be showcasing many of the amazing tools available throughout Microsoft office.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

IT Services

 

05 March, 2014

 

04 March, 2014

04 March, 2014

 

"We're listening, we're learning"

CIT is asking students in first year and final year, as well as those undertaking taught postgraduate studies, for feedback on their overall satisfaction with higher education and their educational experience.

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement, now in its second week in CIT, is a national survey involving students in thirty institutions all over Ireland, with the aim of helping to improve the sector and the student experience into the future.

Eligible students who have yet to take the survey can do so , by clicking on the link below

Take the Survey

Your responses are confidential.

If you experience any technical issues, please contact servicedesk@cit.ie.

Further information is available at www.studentsurvey.ie.


 

27 February, 2014

Have YOU the Right Attitude?

The WAM programme at AHEAD are running a free interactive training event hosted by Dell Software Group, Cork.

Thursday 27thFebruary @ DELL Software Group, Mahon, Cork
9.30am –2.00pm with lunch provided.

To register; email wam@ahead.ie or phone 01 716 8844. Limited places available.

 

Commonly held beliefs will be discussed towards the recruitment of dyslexic, deaf and mental health candidates, reasonable accommodations and technology.

What attitudes do you have towards a student or graduate with a disability entering the workplace?


Input from University of Limerick and University College Cork.
 

25 February, 2014

Hardcopies are available on campus NOW! If you would like to submit an article for the next edition of Explicit, we'd love you to do so by email: supublications@cit.ie or drop into the SU office – next submission deadline is Monday 3rd March.

View the latest issue via this link:  http://www.citsu.ie/explicit

24 February, 2014

Monday, 25th Feb - TMC Group will deliver a presentation from 1-1.45pm followed by Speed Interviews for interested candidates from 1.45-3pm in Meeting Room 1 (1st Floor, Student Centre).  Find out about the organisation (www.tmc.nl) & opportunities for Engineering graduates in the Netherlands.

Thurs, 27th Feb - Weekly CV & Advice Clinics - Get your CV checked or get career advice from 1-2pm in the Careers Service Offices (2nd floor, Student Centre).  Just bring along a printed copy of your CV for a 10-minute consultation or advice session.  First come, first served basis.  All are welcome! 

Full event details at; careersandcounselling/careers/careernews_events

 

17 February, 2014

Notice of Students’ Union Elections


The elections of the Students' Union sabbatical positions of President, Vice-President Education and Vice-President Welfare and the non-sabbatical positions of Communications Officer, Entertainments Officer and Projects Officer will take place on Thursday 13th March 2014. Nominations forms are  available from the Students’ Union Office or to download from www.citsu.ie   Nominations will close at 5.00 pm Friday 7th March 2014.

Downloadable Nomination Forms & Rules: http://www.citsu.ie/index.cfm/page/viewNews?id=283

17 February, 2014

CIT’s Fashion and Beauty Society is proud to announce that it will be hosting a Charity Fashion Show.

Nexus Student Centre
Bishopstown Campus,
Wednesday, 5th March 2014 @ 7.30pm

The Fashion Show is in aid of Build4Life, a voluntary, registered charity who raises money for children with Cystic Fibrosis. The money is aimed at building new hospital units for children in Cork University Hospital. The Circus, Music and Dance Societies will be participating on the night, and there will be a raffle for spot prizes.

Tickets are €6 for students, €10 for adults.
All are Welcome!

Buy tickets online at http://events.cit.ie/

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17 February, 2014

This competition will feature a variety of Cork's talented young musicians, many of whom attend CIT and CSM.  Bank of Ireland and CIT Arts Office sponsor this exciting competition and are generously providing great prizes, including €500, and studio time for the Best CIT band.

Tickets are on sale from the CIT Music Society committee members, so anyone wishing to buy one, can contact us at facebook.com/CITMusicSociety.

For more information on the first heat, check out the link
https://www.facebook.com/events/1389119601354299

 

The Battle of the Bands will run over the course of three Heats.
Dates for Heats: Tuesday, 25th February, Tuesday, 11th March and Tuesday, 25th March 2014.
Date for Final: Tuesday, 8th April, 2014.


The venue for all Heats and Final is Cyprus Avenue, Caroline Street, Cork. Doors open at 8.30pm, competition starts at 9pm.

 

15 February, 2014

  • Dates: 19 - 22 May 2014
  • Location: UCD, Dublin
  • Theme: Networking with the World


TNC is a prestigious annual conference which attracts 600-700 delegates from across the research networking community in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa, with the explicit goal of advancing networking innovation to enable digital communities.

This is the sixth consecutive year of the student contest, which has seen posters submitted and presented on a wide range of topics relevant to research and education networking. However, in a new twist this year, accepted poster presenters may also be selected to present their topic in one of the two 'lightning talks' sessions at TNC2014.


This promotion is open to all bona-fide postgraduate students from relevant fields
Applications should be sent to tnc2014@terena.org with the subject 'TNC2014 Student Contest Submission' by 16 April 2014


TERENA - The Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association offers a forum to collaborate, innovate and share knowledge in order to foster the development of Internet technology, infrastructure and services to be used by the research and education community. 

Full details on TNC2014 and TERENA can be found on their website: www.terena.org

12 February, 2014

We want YOUR ideas as part of Innovation Week 2014. You could win some great prizes.

  • You don't need to be a programmer or a techie. You don't even need to own a smart phone!! You just need a good APP idea.

 

12 February, 2014

Hi all,


Mr Miguel Ángel Miguel, Education officer of the Spanish embassy is giving an information session on “Language Assistanships in Spain” on Thursday 13th February. Language assistanships is a programme whereby successful candidates work as English-language assistants in Spanish primary and secondary schools. The talk will be particularly relevant to students learning  Spanish in CIT or students who have learnt the language in another context.


Details of talk: Thursday 13th February  at 12.30 in T106 (Tourism Building) 

Saludos,

 

Dr. Ana Cruz Garcia
Department of Marketing and International Business School of Business Cork Institute of Technology Rossa Avenue Bishopstown Cork
+353 21 4335143

05 February, 2014

Deadline was Friday 7th February

Go to www.mycit.ie/web4  to enrol any missing modules. Fine increases to €70 on 21st Feb 2014. See your myCIT email for details.

 

Press play to view video

 

More information available from www.mycit.ie/howtoenrol

Admissions Office

27 January, 2014

Dear Student,

 

Please note that Alison Moore - Campus Liaison Coordinator for Student Services will be present at the constituent colleges of CIT at the following days and times:

 

CIT Cork School of Music (CIT room G15) - Monday 12.00 noon until 2.00pm

National Maritime College of Ireland (Canteen) - Tuesday 10.30am until 1.30pm

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design (Foyer) - Wednesday 12 noon until 2.30pm

 

If you have any queries regarding Student services and supports i.e. (Sports, Socieities, Accommodation, Students Union, Access Office, Chaplaincy, Student Assistance Fund etc.) please call into Alison to discuss.

You can also contact Alison on emial at alisonmary.moore@cit.ie

 

22 January, 2014

Mr Bob Savage, Chairman of the Governing Body, welcomed the appointment of Dr Murphy and wished him every success saying that “The Governing Body of CIT very much look forward to continuing to work closely with Dr Murphy and we acknowledge his major contribution to the on-going development of CIT and the future development of the proposed Munster Technological University.”

17 January, 2014

CIT is excited to welcome another cohort of Brazilian students as part of the Science Without Borders programme. These students will be in Ireland for 18 months, comprising 8 months of English tuition following by a full academic year in CIT. 

They will be studying programmes including Sustainable Energy, Structural Engineering, Chemical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering, Software Development, Environmental Science & Sustainable Technology, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry with Quality Assurance.

The second undergraduate call for Science Without Borders opens this coming Monday January 20th for September 2014 academic entry, and students can apply online at https://csfirlanda.ie/

06 January, 2014

The first major opera production at CIT Cork School of Music,  Mozart’s most popular opera, “The Marriage of Figaro”, will bring together an electric combination of staff and student performers, along with guest professional soloists and a terrific local production team. “The Marriage of Figaro” will take place on January 10th, 11th & 12th in the Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music.

Making her home debut as Susanna is one of Europe’s finest principal coloratura sopranos, Kim Sheehan, originally from Crosshaven in Co. Cork. She has been taking the international opera world by storm over the past couple of years. Kim is joined by CIT staff members: Mary Hegarty, in her first performance in the role of Countess Almaviva and Robert Craig as Basilio.

The Count is played by another Cork export, baritone Joe Corbett, who is currently enrolled on the CIT CSM Masters in Performance Degree Programme. Figaro himself is guest professional Marc Callahan, currently working at the Royal Opera House, and the cast is filled with students from the music and theatre degree courses at CIT CSM.

As Ireland’s largest conservatory of music and drama CIT Cork School of Music can assemble a complete opera orchestra to fully realise the composer’s musical vision – neatly incorporating pianist Ciara Moroney to accompany the recitative on one of the School’s signature Steinways. Theatre Lecturer, and award-winning costumier, Lisa Zagone is designing the production which is put together and conducted by John O’Connor. “The Marriage of Figaro” will be performed in English.

“The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte runs at CIT Cork School of Music Curtis Auditorium, 10th, 11th & 12th January, 7:30 pm. Tickets €25, €20 concessions From Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St, CSM General Office, CIT Arts Office or online in advance from events.cit.ie

06 January, 2014

The January 2014 issue of the National Education Magazine has just been published and distributed to all second level schools, third level colleges and other organisations throughout Ireland.

Cork Institute of Technology recent achievements in design, innovation and entrepreneurship are featured on the Front Cover and Six Page Lead Article titled "Thinking Outside the Box at Cork Institute of Technology”.

Electronic copies of the featured pages in National Education Magazine are copied below with permission.

17 December, 2013

CAROLLERS COLLECT FOR CORK PENNY DINNERS

 

The Jingle Belles, a seasonal, amateur female choir from Cork, will make their annual performance on Saturday, December 21st from 1pm on the Stage of Christmas Market on Grand Parade and many other city centre locations.

The Jingle Belles have raised over €10,000 for charity since their inception.


The women have been rehearsing since October, under the guidance of their choirmaster Anth, and are delighted to dedicate their performance this Christmas for such a worthy cause, Cork Penny Dinners.


Locations for those who would like to come along to support/cheer/applaud and of course give generously, include the Christmas Market on Grand Parade, Opera Lane outside the GPO, Emmet Place and on Patrick Street outside Brown Thomas. The Jingle Belles will also be belting out the tunes in Woodford Bourne.


Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork's oldest, independent caring organisations, offering a nourishing hot midday meal to all those in need, in exchange for a small coin. They cook and serve approximately 80 meals a day and up to 140 daily in weekends for the equivalent of a penny. They are open seven days a week, all year, including Christmas Day, for more details visit www.corkpennydinners.ie


The Jingle Belles performance schedule, in aid of Cork Penny Dinners, is:

  • 1.00 – 1.30pm - Stage of Christmas Market on Grand Parade;
  • 1.45pm - Emmet Place by Opera House;
  • 3.00pm - Opera Lane;
  • 4.00pm - GPO on Oliver Plunkett Street;
  • 4.30pm - Brown Thomas, Patrick Street;
  • 5.15 pm - Ulster Bank /Moderne, Patrick Street;
  • 5.35pm - Woodford Bourne on Paul Street;
  • 6.45pm - Emmet Place by Opera House.

11 December, 2013

CCAD Ceramics staff and students held their annual “Pot Sale” on December 4th in the Foyer at Sharman Crawford St. The work for sale consisted of pieces from former and present students and staff.

All proceeds were donated to the Irish Red Cross Philippines Relief Fund.

Photograph above includes second, third and fourth year Ceramics students handing over a cheque for €1100 to Ted Noonan from the Irish Red Cross.

04 December, 2013

Students from 4th Year Fashion  Marketing set up a pop up shop in the main foyer in CIT on Thursday November 28th 2013.


As part of their continuous assessment the students were tasked with sourcing unbranded fashion items. They were required to create a brand and develop a marketing strategy for their chosen products . They showcased their work and sold their branded fashion merchandise last Thursday in the main foyer in CIT. The event was a great success. The students raised €800 at the event which they donated to the CIT Cancer Society, the Irish Cancer Society and the children's ward in the CUH.

 

 

 

 

 

14 November, 2013

ATTN: Students/Staff who have paid a deposit with Charlie in the Nexus shop on the Microsoft Surface Tablet Offer

 

What has caused the delays with the shipment?

We have been in contact with Microsoft and expressed our frustration and disappointment with the delays we are currently experiencing. Microsoft have apologised profusely and indicated that the level of interest across Europe has been significantly higher than anyone expected. As the level of interest has been so high, Microsoft have struggled to fulfil the orders as quickly as we were led to believe. Also, the peripherals (type cover and touch cover) have caused some delay as these were not ready. So as not to cause any confusion, Microsoft have waited until all of the parts were ready to ship.

 

When do we expect to start receiving shipments?

Microsoft have committed to prioritising the CIT order above all other large orders received. They have also committed to commence shipping the order no later than Monday Nov 25th with all orders fully shipped to us by Dec 6th. 

  • If you are unhappy with the delay you may speak to Charlie in the shop to get your deposit back.

30 October, 2013

The final step in the card system rebuild is to put the parking barriers back into operation. It is planned to put them back into normal operation next week.

This will be phased and based on the following details:

  1. The Melbourn Car Park will return to normal operation with the barrier down on Tuesday 5th November
  2. The Astroturf Car Park will return to normal operation with the barrier down on Thursday 7th November

To avoid disappointment please check your card in advance

To ensure you can gain entry to the above car parks you need to confirm the following two things:

  1. That your card has a balance on it
  2. That your card does not have any errors on it


If your card has either of the above issues it will be flagged during any of the following activities:

  • Using your card to pay for anything at any of the retail stations (shop, canteen, bistro, coffee dock, reprographics etc)
  • Scanning your card at a print/copy station will show up any error or €0 balance


If you can successfully print or use a retail solution with your card then your card will gain entry to the above car parks. If you have not used your card for a while and wish to do so for the above car parks next week then you need to complete activity a) or b) above to confirm the card is ok in advance. 


To ensure you can gain entry to the above car parks it is highly advisable to check your card in advance.


What if my card has an issue?

  • If your card has an error you need to go to the card office to get it corrected.       
  • If your card has a zero balance you need to top up your balance using Web Top-Up or any till throughout the Bishopstown campus.

24 October, 2013

Spread Cheating

Don't miss the next Studysmart Session in CIT this Thursday.

Remember the sessions are free and hosted by a Microsoft Expert trainer.

For more information on this event and to receive an invite, please register at: http://www.campus.ie/studysmart

If you have any questions: contact: citrep@outlook.com

Our trainer is also looking forward to taking any questions you might have, and will also be showcasing many of the amazing tools available throughout Microsoft office.

We look forward to seeing you on the day!


Kind regards,

IT Services and Microsoft

17 October, 2013

John Penn II is one of the original creators of Photoshop and is currently working for Adobe in Silicon Valley, California.

He also works from Adobe for the U.S. Government as a Law Enforcement Technology Evangelist. He dedicates his work to helping law enforcement solve cases with digital imaging technology.

The Media Communications Society is delighted to present Mr. Penn as a special guest speaker on Friday 18th October. He will speak about his career to date from working in Apple to his current role at Adobe.

Coming all the way from Silicon Valley to CIT, this is sure to be a very interesting talk.

Location: IT2 in Berkeley Building (Library Building) 

  • Finger food will be provided from 1pm
  • Talk will commence at 1:30pm Friday 18th October

We look forward to seeing you at this special talk!"

09 October, 2013

Final semester one examinations will now be held from Saturday 14th to Saturday 21st December, 2013, inclusive and on 6th to 8th January, 2014 inclusive.
 

Examination sessions are       

10.00 -12.00,
14.00 - 16.00
17.30 - 19.30 (no evening session on Saturdays)

Note in particular the revised start time for evening examinations of 17.30 and the revised examination dates of Saturday December 21st 2013 and Wednesday January 8th 2014.

 

www.mycit.ie/examinations

26 September, 2013

Have you forgotten your password?

If so, please watch this short video which will guide you through resetting your password.

If so, please email servicedesk@cit.ie 
Subject Line: Reset my Password
State your: Student ID, Date of Birth, Address (on CIT database)

 

Please note that students are now required to login to IT systems usng their STUDENT ID and PASSWORD (e.g. R00123456) 

18 September, 2013

For up to date information on all  CIT Arts and Cultural activities click on arts.cit.ie

 

The eighth annual Culture Night takes place on Friday, 20th September. 34 regions, towns and cities around Ireland will programme an eclectic mix of cultural and artistic endeavour. The FREE lively late-night national event will include live music, dance, theatre, spoken word, literature, visual art, traditional and Irish contemporary culture, interactive tours, workshops and exhibitions.

CIT is proud to be part of this national celebration, and will participate through exhibitions, tours, talks, and performances in venues across the city.
For further information for all events, please click here

CIT Cork School of Music

Times: 18:00 – 23:00      Tours at 18:00, 18:30, 19:00. Concert at 20:00.     Cost: FREE
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Public guided tours of the award winning building of the CIT Cork School of Music will be given at 6:00, 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.

At 8 p.m., in the Curtis Auditorium, a free live concert of classical and contemporary music will feature a variety of performers and instruments. Come and experience the buzz of live music in this state-of-the-art Auditorium!

CIT Architecture Factory

Time: 18:00 – 21:00     Cost: FREE
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Open night and exhibition of this year’s 'vertical project' which brings students together from the Interior Architecture and Architectural Technology courses in teams tasked with problem-solving interesting Architectural challenges. 

The Architecture Factory is one of the latest additions to CIT’s built environment, and is an outstanding example of repurposing an existing industrial building for educational use.

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

Time:  19:00 – 20:00     Cost: FREE
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Artist Maud Cotter will give a talk about her exhibition currently in the gallery - a solution is in the room. With a long and successful career in Ireland and internationally, Cotter has continually expanded the boundaries of her practice and the materials she uses.

The exhibition runs from 14th September -  5th October.
Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10.00 – 18:00

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design


Time:  18.30 – 22:00     Cost: FREE
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CCAD events include ceramics and print workshops for all ages and an exhibition Art in the Making.

A bespoke, interactive art installation Solitude speaks out against solitary confinement. The work is based on the mental health issues that arise from being left in isolation.

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory


Time: 18:00 – 22:00    Cost: FREE
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Take a journey back in time at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory for Culture Night 2013 and explore the history of the 400 year old fortification with new history exhibits within the Science Centre. 

Discover Cosmos at the Castle and also the wonders of the night sky with guided stargazing (weather dependent) in association with the Cork Astronomy Club.

Outside in: The Art of Inclusion

Extended opening times for Culture Night
Crawford Art Gallery: 10:00 – 22:00
The Atrium, Cork City Hall: 9:00 – 23:00
Cost: FREE
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The exhibition continues to 26th October, and also takes place in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery from 9th October.
See individual venues for opening times.

Outside In: The Art of Inclusion is major exhibition of national and international professional artists with intellectual disabilities who work in supported studio settings, aiming to bring to public awareness the richness and variety of artistic practice created by artists who work in supported studio settings, often placed at the margins of society, but who are making an increasingly important contribution to the contemporary art world.

CCAE SCHOOL of ARCHITECTURE Copley Street

Time: 18:30 – 22:30
Rome – The Formless City
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The opening of this year’s Masters of Architecture Course will be the highlight of our exhibition. Visitors should expect an array of drawings, models and films that describe the students' proposals for the Eternal City.


Following on from their investigations of Istanbul in 2012, the March students conducted a series of studies in Rome this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 July, 2013

The Academic Learning Centre Summer Programme will begin this coming Monday 15th July until 9th August 2013, over four consecutive weeks leading right up to the Autumn Exams which begin on 12th August. Details can be found on the ALC website at the following link: http://www.cit.ie/academiclearningcentre/summerprogramme/

The ALC Summer Programme is very worthwhile to those students who are required to sit the Autumn Repeat Examinations. A variety of subjects are on offer this summer, including; Maths, Physics, Programming, Electronics, Chemistry, Mechanics, Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. These learning support sessions are free of charge to all CIT students and delivered by departmental lecturers of the respective departments.

Students may register for the Summer Programme at the ALC Office, located at D259. Students may also “drop-in” to the subject sessions which are relevant to them, where they will receive good guidance and gain confidence in the subject area to face the Autumn Repeat exams.

10 July, 2013

Closing date for completed applications: 19th August, 2013

 

MSc in Architectural Technical Design

MSc in Interior Architecture

10 July, 2013

CIT Disability Support Service are pleased to host  TOUCH TYPE READ & SPELL (TTRS) workshops this summer! We are holding one workshop for primary school students and another for post primary school students.  These workshops will take place in the Assistive Technology Service in the Student Centre in CIT.  For more details please see the following links where you can book a place!

Please note these workshops are offered on a  first come, first served basis.  You must be able to commit to each date and you must be a student with a disability and/or learning difficulty.

We look forward to welcoming you to CIT!

 

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE SEE:

 

10 July, 2013

Cork Institute of Technology is running 13 programmes this September under the Springboard Initiative with places for 242 job-seekers. Participants on these programmes will have an opportunity to learn and develop new skills that are highly sought after by employers in the region.

The Springboard programmes available in CIT this September range from Cloud Technologies to Environmental and Energy Engineering.  This year the Higher Diploma in Cloud and Mobile Software Development is available fully on-line and is highly sought after by employers.

Springboard gives an opportunity to job seekers, be they those who have lost a job or who were previously self-employed, to take part-time, work-focused, courses at third level, free of charge, while maintaining their benefits. According to a recent review of the initiative nationally, within 6 weeks of completing a Springboard course, 30% were in employment.

Those interested in enrolling on a Springboard course are encouraged to log onto www.springboardcourses.ie  which will provide details of eligibility and full information on course provision.

10 July, 2013

A vacancy has arisen for the position of CIT Access Service Graduate Intern from date of appointment to 30th May 2014.

The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery of CIT Access Service programmes.

Graduates who may be interested in applying should submit, in hard copy format, a brief letter of application and an up to date Curriculum Vitae to the Human Resources Office by 1.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 31st July 2013.

Please note that interviews are scheduled to take place the week commencing the 19th August 2013.

This position is subject to final budget approval.