MTU Crawford College of Art and Design Hosts Fifth Annual International Student Documentary Festival

18 April, 2023

Story? Cork’s International Student Documentary Festival is taking place at various locations in Cork from the 19th to the 21st of April, celebrating and showcasing the work of young documentary makers from across the world.


Last year ‘Story?’ could not take place due to Covid-19, but now the festival is returning bigger than ever. Films will be shown in the Rory Gallagher Theatre in MTU, and the Gate Cinema. The awards ceremony will be held in the historic St. Fin Barre's Cathedral.


This year the festival, which is being presented by MTU Crawford College of Art and Design,  received a record amount of entries from filmmakers across the globe – there was a total of 925 entries, from 98 countries and from every continent. Most of the entries were from the USA (96), followed by India (83), Turkey (51), the United Kingdom (42) and Brazil. Other entries were from the Cork and Kerry campuses of MTU, UCC and other colleges around Ireland.


The standard was very high this year and the panel has chosen 10 semi-finalists and 16 finalists. Twenty-four films received an honourable mention.


The finalists’ documentaries are now being considered for awards by a five-member panel of judges, under the chairmanship of distinguished documentary maker Tom Roberts. Awards include Best Documentary of the Festival, Best International Documentary, Best Irish Documentary and Best Animated Documentary.


The festival will show a range of selected films, including semi-finalists and finalists. "Story?" is Ireland's only resident film showcase of its kind, making it an exciting event for both filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike.


“This will be the fifth year of the festival and it’s going to be bigger than ever before. We have expanded from the MTU Bishopstown campus to the Gate Cinema and the historic St. Fin Barre’s cathedral. With the record number of entries we are expecting an unforgettable festival,” said Festival Director Frank O’Donovan.


‘Story?’ is supported by the MTU Arts Office CREATE Le Chéíle Arts Project Fund. MTU is an arts-rich technological university.


Festival Information

27 March, 2023

Creative Digital Media student group are hosting a charity cake sale in support of Pieta House in the main hall by the student info desk.

  • Tuesday 28th March 2023 - 10am to 1pm

Please support!


20 March, 2023

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee sees an eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.

Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius that you won't want to miss!

Sponsored by MTU Arts Office and MTU Societies

Show Dates! Click to purchase ticket online

Tuesday April 4th - 7:30pm

Wednesday April 5th - 7:30pm 

Thursday April 6th - 2:00pm

Thursday April 6th - 7:30pm

23 February, 2023

The Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme pop-up clinic is coming to MTU.


When and where? 

  • Wednesday 1st March 2023, 09.00am-16.00pm

  • Meeting room 1, Just off the gallery, upstairs in the Student Centre, Bishopstown campus


How do I make an appointment?

  • Clink the link below and follow instructions to ‘book a HPV vaccine catch-up appointment’. Choose the location as: Meeting room 1, Munster Technological University. Pre-booked appointments and walk ins are available.


Who is eligible? 

  • A HPV vaccine will be offered to Females/ people with a cervix under the age of 25 who have never received a HPV vaccine.


Is there a cost?

  • No, the vaccine is free.


How many doses?

  • 1 dose only.


What do you need to book an appointment?

  • A mobile phone number, an address or Eircode and a PPS number (If you do not have one, you can still get a vaccine).


Book Appointment >>


More information on HPV can be found here

01 February, 2023 is a national survey run annually in universities and third-level institutions across Ireland. This is your chance to give your opinions on some of the important topics affecting students. We are listening and we are making changes based on what you say.




The survey takes roughly 15 minutes to complete and your answers are completely confidential. So, if you are a first or final year students (including Level 7) or doing a taught/research Masters degree, we want to hear your honest thoughts and feedback to help us make the best changes for you, your peers and future students. 


Complete Survey >>


To encourage your participation, will be giving away a set of vouchers each week over the course of the survey, while one lucky student will be provided with a brand-new Dell laptop or Apple Macbook at the end of the survey. All you must do to be in with a chance to win prizes is fill in the survey and submit. Winners will be drawn at random from all MTU students who have completed it!


We have sent information about to your student email, extra information about the survey can be found on the student FAQ section of


Keep an eye on the MTU and AnSEO – The Student Engagement Office social media accounts for more info!

22 December, 2022

Applicants must be MTU Graduates that were full time registered students during the academic year 2020/21 or 2021/22. Applicants are invited from both under-graduate and post graduate level.

The Graduate Intern will work on various programmes operating within the Societies Office/Student Services and on a wide range of activities associated with student organisations at Munster Technological University. The overall aim of the Societies Office is to encourage student involvement in societies and support the student committee officers in organising events and activities. The graduate will assist with the organisation and delivery of a variety of programmes including a training programme for the committee officers of the Societies committees.   


How to Apply:  

For further information and to apply go to with an up to date CV and Cover Letter by 5pm, Friday 6th January, 2023. 

23 November, 2022

On March 3rd 2023 MTU will host students from Universities from Finland and Spain who will compete against MTU students in an international competition.

The competition is looking for the next big idea in health and the next big idea in food. Each of the students pitching in MTU will have competed and won a competition in their own universities. The finalists will complete an online training programme to build out the business model on their idea as well as mentoring on how to pitch their idea. To compete the MTU students have to submit a one-minute video pitch of their idea in either food or health or related area.



14 October, 2022

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If you have any queries drop the society an email or contact them through their social media


26 September, 2022


25 September, 2022

Becoming a member of an MTU Club or Society is super easy, free and you can do it online


Register an account on the MTU Activity Portal and the full list of Clubs & Societies is free for you to join.

Being a member, there is no obligation to attend activities and events.

You will receive driect communicaiton by email or text when the next activity, training or meeting is happening.  Then you can decide if you would like to attend or not.

You can also manage your memberships through the Activity Portal. You can unsubscribe your membership or opt out of communicaiton.


Joining Clubs & Societies is a great way to experience University life, make new friends or challenge yourself.  Many activites are completely free or subsidised.

If you have any queries, call to the Sports & Societies Office 1st floor student centre, Bishopstown campus or email for clubs related queries or for societies queries.

07 September, 2022

Munster Technological University (MTU) and the HSE have joined forces to create Aclú, a new mental health initiative. Aclú is a transformational initiative driven by a multidisciplinary team from MTU and the HSE. The initiative seeks to address enduring mental illness (EMI) recovery using physical activity, nutrition and digital technology. A launch event will take place on Thursday September 22nd from 2.00-5.00pm at the MTU North Campus.

Sedentary behaviour and reduced physical activity in mental illness arise from many variables, including the nature of the illnesses, the medication associated with them, social isolation, poverty, stigma, and exclusion. Aclú seeks to improve health outcomes for those living with enduring mental illnesses by increasing physical activity, reducing sedentariness, and improving nutrition with the support of digital technologies.

Commenting on Aclú Catherine Carty, Co-Principal Investigator Aclú & UNESCO Chair Manager at MTU said; "People with Enduring Mental Illness (EMI) have a high risk of health inequality. As the gap in life expectancy for those with and without EMI issues continues to rise, this is a priority in health".

"Focusing specifically on enduring mental illness, Aclú seeks to reframe mental health through a pioneering multi-disciplinary approach. Aclú research group aims to demonstrate national and international leadership in mental health through physical activity, nutrition, and digital technologies. Human rights and sustainable development approaches will underpin Aclú.

Our research and implementation outcomes strive to substantially impact the lifelong health and well-being of people with enduring mental illness".

"The United Nations is clear that 'there is no health without mental health'. Yet, EMI treatment lags behind physical health care globally and all countries have been labelled as 'developing' when it comes to mental health".

According to Catherine no published research highlights the effectiveness of multidisciplinary interventions that include physical activity, nutrition and digital technologies to improve the quality of life of those living with EMI. "Aclú seeks to address this gap and reframe mental health treatment".

Anyone interested in, working in or living with Enduring Mental Illness are welcome to attend this free launch event. The event is hybrid - both on campus and online.

Book your place today at 

06 September, 2022

MTU is proud to announce its sponsorship of WorldSkills Ireland, returning to the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, from 13th – 15th September 2022.  

A partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training, and government, WorldSkills Ireland raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future, and we are thrilled to be onboard supporting the show.

Taking place under one roof, free to attend and packed with interactive events, demonstrations, talks and competitions, WorldSkills Ireland will present a wide selection of options, careers and pathways to excite every type of student.

Offering a unique opportunity to learn about different industries, discover exciting job pathways and options for a vocation in the skills and trade industry, it is a fantastic event for MTU to support employees of the future and secure a pipeline for skills through apprenticeships, providing a systemic solution to today’s skill and business challenges.

A must-attend event, WorldSkills Ireland is set to inspire the next generation of skilled young people to follow their passions, interests and talents. For further information on WorldSkills Live, please see or follow WorldSkills Ireland on social media.

To visit us at the show, register for free via

Get a taste of Worldskills with this Worldskills Ireland 2019 Highlight video link...

08 July, 2022


Autumn Careers Fair 2022 (Cork Campus)

Date: Thursday, 13th October 2022

Time: 10:30AM to 3:00PM

Hosted by: MTU Careers Service | Cork Campus





  • Careers Fair MTU Cork campus |Thursday13th of October 2022|
  • Booking Page - Open Now - Summer 2022
  • Deadline Friday, 30th September 2022: In the event of cancellation, a refund will be issued, provided that the cancellation request is received by email at


Careers Fair 2022, FAQs


Employers: Book your place!

To find out more about this year’s fair and booking information, visit link: 


MTU Careers Fair 


Quick Booking Steps: We suggest you pay by credit card, via add to cart option. If you wish to be invoiced please complete this form: Issue Invoice

Do you have any questions? Follow link: Employers FAQs



MTU Students: Are you READY for the Careers fair? 

Join us for another exciting year of the MTU Autumn Fair 2022!

Employers from all over Ireland, and abroad will be attending the Careers fair. Get unique insights and chats with recruiters that will help you tailor your future applications!





  • An up-to-date professional CV – max 2 pages – have you had it checked by a Careers Advisor?
  • A list of the companies you want to target, numbered in order of priority.
  • Some knowledge of your target companies – what they do, qualifications they need, where they are located, latest news etc.
  • Phone, tablet or paper to take notes after visiting each stand. Ask for a business card and if none is available, write down the name and job role of each person you talk to. Take notes on what you learn about the company. This will be really useful later.



Top Tips for making a good impression


Introduce Yourself:

Practice what you will say about yourself – your name, the degree that you are studying, your relevant work experience & your key skills – from part time jobs or hobbies/activities.


Be Professional:

Dress smartly. Ask relevant questions about the company. Listen well so you answer their questions fully. Make the most of this chance to connect and leave a good impression.


Think Outside the Box:

Don’t assume a company isn’t interested in your degree – most companies have jobs in a variety of roles, perhaps you need a different contact name in the company for your area. Ask about opportunities.


Stay Friendly & Polite:

Smile and speak clearly: The Careers Fair can be noisy, so make sure to put extra volume in your voice. Remember that you know your knowledge and experiences best, so let them know. Finish by thanking the employer for their time!



7 QUESTIONS to Ask Employers



  1. Will you be hiring graduates next year?
  2. What level of qualifications are you looking for? E.g. Level 6, 7, 8, 9, etc.
  3. Do you require specific results? E.g. 1H, 2:1, 2:2, Distinction, Merit 1, etc.
  4. How important is work placement or relevant work experience?
  5. What do you like about working in the company?
  6. Do you get to go on training courses or travel with the job?
  7. When will the jobs be advertised and how do I apply?



  1. Do you offer internships in your company?
  2. What types of roles are they and for how long?
  3. Do you know yet how many positions will be available next summer?
  4. Are the internships paid?
  5. When is the right time to apply?
  6. Do you need to see the results of modules on my CV or is the overall grade enough?
  7. Who do I contact for more information or to apply for summer work experience?



9 QUESTIONS on Graduate Programmes

  1. When is the closing date for next year’s graduate programme?
  2. How many places will be available?
  3. What types of assessments do you use?
  4. What are the priorities for you in terms of skills and personal qualities?
  5. What is the structure of the programme
  6. How long does it run for?
  7. What type of training is provided?
  8. Is the programme in one location or various locations?
  9. Will there be opportunities to progress in the company afterwards


11 May, 2022



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13 April, 2022

The main aim of the EUROSTUDENT project is to collate comparable data on the social dimension of European higher education. It focuses on the social and economic conditions of student life. It also investigates temporary international mobility. The project provides reliable and insightful cross-country comparisons. This is the eighth such survey with 30 countries participating (Ireland has participated in all previous rounds since 2000). The survey is co-ordinated in Europe by the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). 


The survey is a valuable source of data to inform policy making at national and international level. Every effort has been taken to reduce the number of questions in the survey and provide information on Irish students attending higher education institutions that is not collated through other means. These include data on a number of issues that affect Irish students such as commuting patterns, accommodation, income, expenditure and student well-being.




11 April, 2022


MTU societies are celebrating double success winning two national award titles at this year’s Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Awards. 



The MTU Programming Society was awarded the Best Departmental Society for their diverse and high level of activity which enhanced the student experience and enjoyment. The society aims to be a community for all who use programming in their studies and helps them socialise with and learn from their peers.  



Co-Chairpersons of the society 4th year Software Development students Roshan Sreekanth and Aphral Griffin were very aware of the impact remote learning had on students getting to know their classmates. With the majority of classes returned to in person and on campus this semester, the social aspect of students getting to know each other better was a priority.  “We switched from running only workshops and academic events to having a focus on getting students who are interested in programming to socialise with each other. This was done by running games nights, movie nights, quiz nights and more.”


It was celebrations also for the WiSTEM committee who were presented with the Best Society Civic/Charity award. The WiSTEM society aims to bring together female STEM students from courses across MTU, allowing them to make friends and network. The Society also reached out to post-primary students to educate and inspire them to consider careers in STEM which is what this award was particular acknowledging.  



Vice Chairperson Laura Condon highlighted the importance of STEM role models “we hope that by holding outreach events we will give female students the same confidence and passion as their male counterparts when looking into the CAO courses offered by MTU as prospective options once they finish their leaving certificate”. 



Other students representing MTU included students from a vast variety of societies such as the radio society BANG FM, Anime & Manga, Civil & Structural, Board Games & Pool and NAG Nursing & Agricultural Students.


Societies Officers Aoife Kelliher (Cork Campus) and Kevin Ross (Kerry Campus) both expressed how societies have had a great year and the accolades at the National BICS Awards are a testament to their excellence. “We have over 50 societies across all campuses and 350 students who volunteer in committee positions. Involvement in societies is an important part of students’ social and emotional well-being. Making friends is such an important part of college life and getting involved in societies is a key opportunity for this.” Student societies are a path to a greater experience of higher education, to build friendships which will last beyond their college years and gaining skills which are just as valuable as you learn in a lecture hall.



The 2022 BICS awards saw a return to an inperson presentation event having been presented online for the past 2 years.  Over 300 students attended the formal function from colleges and universities around Ireland.  BICS is a national organisation that was founded in 1995 and whose role is to provide a national forum for the societies in Ireland’s Universities, Colleges and Institutes of Education.


BICS continues to grow, and they now have 18 colleges, 742 societies with 50,000+ students represented across Ireland. They act as an information resource and support mechanism for society administrators, promoting the sharing of ideas and the implementation of best practice.

24 March, 2022

Data show that the experience of COVID-19 restrictions disrupted a level of consistency over time for indicators of student engagement.


For the first time, results of student feedback over a six year period have been made available in an interactive format on a new microsite on  The analysis over the period 2016 to 2021 incl. shows a level of consistency in student feedback for the years 2016 to 2020 and a significant drop in scores for the year 2021. 


The 2021 results  indicated that undergraduate students were particularly negatively affected by the impact of COVID-19 on their experience of higher education. First year undergraduate students who entered higher education in the 2020-2021 academic year returned scores that were statistically significantly lower than the baseline first year undergraduate respondents for nearly all areas of the survey. The trends published today, since 2016, confirm and quantify the effect that the COVID-19 restrictions had on students’ undergraduate experiences. 



The annual survey of student engagement aims to understand and explore changes in students’ perceptions of their experiences and engagement with their higher education institutions.  A total of 232,450 students responded to between 2016 and 2021, 43,791 students of which responded in 2021 alone. 


According to Dr Siobhán Nic Fhlannchadha, Project Manager,, “The results of have enduring value over time, independent of the year the data were collected. It is important that discussions about student engagement, and indeed the future of higher education, are informed by quantifiable shifts in the markers of academic, social and personal development explored by, such as Reflective and Integrative Learning and Collaborative Learning.”



The new website also collates examples from higher education institutions, showing how they have used the feedback to introduce facilities and opportunities for students to improve their overall experience. There are 13 case studies published on the new website.


The new analysis also includes an overview of results of similar surveys in 10 other countries which have been brought together for the first time to provide an international context for the Irish survey results.



The data, case studies and international comparators have been published on a new website launched today, 23 March here:



21 March, 2022


21 March, 2022

The Census will take place on Sunday, 3 April 2022

The census results are widely used across all sectors of society. They provide vital information to help plan for services such as health, education, transport, childcare and care for the elderly in our communities now and in the future.

Be counted and be a voice for yourself, your family and your community.

The census is carried out by the Central Statistics Office.


More Information >>

01 March, 2022

Enter using the QR code on the poster or:

When you click on the link to 'Apply', you will be invited to create a new account. It takes seconds but totally worth it!

Good luck everyone!

17 February, 2022

In this issue: The MTU Wellbeing Hub, SilverCloud – digital Mental Health Platform for staff and students. RAG Week and Raceday are back AND… would you think of running in the SU General Elections?

14 February, 2022

Notice of General Elections 2022/2023 - MTU Cork Students’ Union

The elections for the following MTU Cork Students’ Union positions will take place on Thursday 10th March 2022:

Sabbatical Officers  

President, Vice-President Education and Vice-President Welfare

Non-Sabbatical Officers

Communications Officer, Entertainments Officer and Projects Officer

Nominations open Wednesday 9th February 2022 and close at 5pm, Friday 4th March 2022

Nomination forms and rules are available from the Students' Union office or by clicking here

Hustings will take place on Wednesday 9th March 2022.

Voting will take place online (details to follow by email).

Click here for important Information and links

No canvassing prior to close of nominations

Dr Judith Butler, Returning Officer

Vicky O’Sullivan, Elections Administrator

07 February, 2022 is a national survey run annually in universities and third-level institutions across Ireland. This is your chance to give your opinions on some of the important topics affecting students. We are listening and we are making changes based on what you say.


Here at MTU, the survey takes place for 3 weeks from Monday 7th February, closing on Sunday 27th February.


The survey takes roughly 15 minutes to complete and your answers are completely confidential. So, if you are a first or final year students (including Level 7) or doing a taught Masters degree, we want to hear your honest thoughts and feedback to help us make the best changes for you, your peers and future students. 


Complete Survey >>


To encourage your participation, will be giving away a set of Apple Airpods and a Fitbit each week of the survey as well as 40 Gifty vouchers over the course of the survey, while one lucky studentwill be provided with a brand-new Dell laptop or Apple Macbook at the end of the survey. All you must do to be in with a chance to win prizes is fill in the survey and submit. Winners will be drawn at random from all MTU students who have completed it!


We have sent information about to your student email, extra information about the survey can be found on the student FAQ section of


Keep an eye on the MTU and AnSEO – The Student Engagement Office social media accounts for more info!


27 January, 2022


17 January, 2022

MTU continues to prioritise the health and safety of our entire community and we continue to plan in accordance with Government and Public Health advisory. Covid19 remains a concern in Ireland with very high case numbers but the risk profile has changed significantly based on the roll out of the vaccination programme.


In line with Government advice, MTU is committed to delivering as much on-campus learning as possible for Semester 2 2021/22 with the academic term commencing across all campuses in January.


Students will be expected to be physically present on campus for Semester 2 unless expressly notified otherwise by the University. 


We urge all students and staff to continue to abide by the public health guidelines available here.


10 December, 2021

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21 September, 2021


HSE pop-up COVID 19 vaccination clinics will take place in the students common room upstairs in the student centre on Tuesday 28th , Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th September from 10am to 4pm


This is a walk in clinic where no appointment is necessary. This service is available to all students, all staff and people in the local community.


Students/ Staff/Locals should be advised they need to bring photographic identification (student cards accepted) and their PPSN number (if they have one).



03 September, 2021



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Dear Student,


We hope that you have had a good summer and that you had an enjoyable break after another challenging year. 


Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, there has been a very high level of engagement across all campuses to ensure the safety and welfare of our university community. As we move into a new phase, the ongoing support and co-operation of students and staff in the management of safe return to onsite activity will be very much appreciated. 


Our planning for 2021/2022 continues to be informed by the following key principles: 

  • the health and safety of MTU students and staff
  • the effective and consistent delivery of academic programmes maintaining the integrity and high academic and professional standing of our MTU awards
  • the effective and safe continued operation of our research, enterprise and other outreach activities


With the successful roll-out of the national vaccination programme over the summer, MTU is planning for a substantially increased on-campus delivery in 2021-2022, in line with public health guidelines and specific government guidance for higher education.  While we aim to achieve an overall consistent approach, there will be some variance in approach across the various campuses and departments.  The increase in onsite activity will be managed on a phased basis in Semester 1, with the exact sequencing for individual student cohorts depending on factors including academic discipline, stage of programme, class size, and space considerations.


Consultation will remain a key priority of the MTU Covid-19 response, and there will be ongoing engagement with staff and student unions and management. 


Operational matters

The University will issue information to staff and students early next week on matters including 

  • General return to campus process for students and staff
  • Return to campus process for staff in the high-risk categories
  • Procedures to be followed re dealing with symptoms of Covid-19, reporting of sickness, testing, and return to campus following illness
  • Health & safety protocols, risk controls


Students are asked to comply with the Lead Employee/Worker Representatives and also with student leaders who are available on all campuses to assist with any issues.


No distinction will be made between vaccinated and unvaccinated staff and students in terms of attending on campus.  This is considered personal medical information and can only be obtained by a registered medical practitioner.


MTU is putting a range of risk controls in place including ventilation, physical distancing, cleaning, face coverings, maintaining good hand and respiratory hygiene, and staying at home if feeling unwell.



Academic Delivery Model for Semester 1

While we aim to achieve an overall consistent approach, there will be some variance in approach across the various campuses and departments.  The increase in onsite activity will be managed on a phased basis in Semester 1, with the exact sequencing for individual student cohorts depending on factors including academic discipline, stage of programme, class size, and space considerations.


Practical activities including workshops, kitchens, laboratories, performance, studio, and tutorials will be delivered in an onsite or blended remote/onsite format, depending on factors including the nature and requirements of the academic discipline, space considerations, and stage of programme. 


Lectures can be delivered onsite, albeit within limits linked to reduced capacity of large lecture theatres/halls. For certain modules, it may be necessary to deliver lectures online initially, with the intention of a phased return to campus over the semester, contingent on prevailing public health guidelines and also depending on space considerations, class size, and stage of programme. 


The specific academic delivery model for each given programme will be determined by the relevant academic unit.  Specific department arrangements will be notified to students and posted on the relevant Covid-19 portal (; before the start of semester. 



Key dates for Semester 1/Term 1 Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Start dates for Semester/Term 1 in MTU are available here

Dates for reading week, assessment/examination, Semester 2, and conferrings are also at this link.  



Semester 1 Assessment, 2021-2022

In general, examinations/timebound assessments will be scheduled before the Christmas break. In certain circumstances, it may be possible to set deadlines for submission of assignments for early January, subject to a balanced assessment workload for students.  In particular, please note as follows:


Full-time undergraduate programmes – Stage 1 only 

For full-time 1st year students, a 100% Continuous Assessment approach has been agreed by Academic Council for 2021-2022. Thus, classes will run to Friday 17th December. Please note that assessments (online and/or onsite) may be scheduled up to and including Wednesday 22nd December, depending on local circumstances and considerations. 


Full-time undergraduate programmes (Stages 2 and above); taught postgraduate programmes; all part-time programmes

Classes will run to Friday 10th December. The Semester 1 Examination Session will run from Monday 13thDecember to Wednesday 22nd December inclusive. 


Please see here for more details on Semester 1 Teaching, Learning and Assessment.  Further information will be issued in due course. 



International Students

A separate protocol for international students has been developed and is available at Protocol for Incoming International Students to MTU - COVID-19 Coronavirus Portal (



Postgraduate research students

All campus-based research activity will continue as normal.



Work placement 

It is MTU’s intention that work placement will go ahead for students in 2021/2022 in accordance with prevailing sectoral, Public Health and Government guidelines. Insurance and health and safety operational requirements must be met to satisfy risk management and insurance requirements.

In the event that a student has a medical condition or for any reason is not in a position to proceed with work placement due to individual circumstances related to Covid-19, the student should communicate these to the academic department at the earliest possible opportunity, under the relevant policy for IECs/mitigation. 



Opening hours and details regarding ‘click and collect’ and ‘scan and deliver’ services will be posted on the relevant library websites and Covid-19 portals.  Please note that the Bishopstown Campus Library is currently closed due to essential maintenance works. It will open in late September/early October: updates will be posted here


Student services and supports

Student services and supports will continue to be available, both onsite and remotely, to assist and enable students over the coming year. It is anticipated that there will be substantially increased onsite activity in the area of sports, and clubs and societies from Semester 1. 


These supports include the Student Assistance Fund (SAF). Given the ongoing importance of the Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard) over the coming year, students are reminded of the importance of access to a computer and internet connectivity to support their learning.  Students experiencing financial difficulties in this or any other contexts are advised to apply for SAF support. 

Details of all student services and supports are available on the relevant Covid-19 Portal and are updated regularly.



Please monitor at for updates.

Please continue to email or or for any queries relative to your campus.


Yours sincerely,



Dr Áine Ní Shé
Registrar & VP for Academic Affairs  
MTU Cork Campus
Dr Brendan O’Donnell
VP Academic Affairs & Registrar
MTU Kerry Campus





10 June, 2021




Launch Friday 11th June at 6.00pm

Available to view on Facebook

Subject to Change

The BA Contemporary Applied Art & BA Fine Art Exhibition, Subject To Change, will open to the public from Saturday 12th to Tuesday 15th June, 11am to 7pm in the Sharman Crawford Street campus.




Is Mise

The BA Creative Digital Media & BA Visual Communications exhibition, Is Mise, will be presented fully online.



Both exhibitions can be viewed online on our Degree Shows page following the launch.


Instagram: @stc_ccad2021 and @is_mise_mtu



21 May, 2021

We have now recommenced the refund process for the Race Day 2020 and Wild West Ball events that were cancelled.

Book a time slot to come on campus with your Race Band or Ball tickets and get your refund

21 May, 2021

MTU is seeking applications from students of MTU for 2 graduate internship programmes

Applications are invited from both under graduate and post graduate level, however, applicants must be registered as full time MTU students during the academic year 2020/21.

To apply complete the online form at this link

Societies/Student Services

Read Role Description which outlines details of the post, responsibilities and salary.

  • The Internship will be 12 months in duration effective from 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022.
  • For any informal queries please email Societies Officer Aoife Kelliher,
  • Interviews will take place in early June.
  • Deadline for application is by 5pm on Monday 31st May 2021.

Access/Disability Service

Read Role Description which outlines details of the post, responsibilities and salary.

  • The Internship will be 2 years in duration effective from September 2021
  • For any informal queries please email Access Officer
  • Interviews will take place in June
  • Deadline for application is by noon on Tuesday 8th June 2021

Munster Technological University is an equal opportunities employer.

13 May, 2021

A single university-wide survey on student experiences of remote teaching and learning has just been launched. This survey is your chance to provide honest feedback about your own experience and, in doing so, to help your university plan for the next academic year.


Please take two minutes to tell us about the challenges you faced, the technology you used, and your preferences with respect to the shape of things to come.


To participate please click the button below: 


Complete Survey >>



Thank you for your support

Department of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and the Elearning Development Support Unit (EDSU)

11 May, 2021

The School of Business has an expanding cohort of research postgraduate students at masters and PhD level and we are now recruiting graduates to join that team.


The School of Business invites applications from final year students who are finishing their level 8 Degree or level 8 graduates in business or a related discipline for a Master of Business (Research) degree commencing September 2021 on one of the topics below. The scholarship will cover full fees for the masters by research for a two-year period on a full-time basis and a monthly stipend of €1,000 for a maximum of two years.


Two scholarships will be awarded. Applications will be shortlisted, and a formal interview will follow. Closing date – Friday 28th May 2021 at 13.00. Submit to:


View Research >>



Information Session

Master of Business (Research) Information session on Monday 24th May from 13.00 – 14.00


Register Online >>



How to Apply

Applicants are requested to submit the following via email attachments (word or Pdf format only) to by 13.00 on Friday 28th May 2021


  • Full CV including detailed exam grades and relevant work experience
  • A statement outlining which topic you wish to research and why you wish to pursue a Masters by Research in MTU. You are advised to contact the topic supervisor prior to making your application. 
  • Candidates must submit one piece of written work as evidence of academic writing
  • Two Referees
  • Full transcript of results and IELTS score if relevant


10 May, 2021

Click on the image...

  • Check out the great entries and results of MTU SU Photo Competition
  • Profiles of the Class Reps awarded in the SU Council Awards 2021
  • Covid 19 Student Experiences which will resonate with you
  • Insights into some MTU courses from students themselves

21 April, 2021

SOCIETies aWARDS 2021:

See below the wonderful awards on showcase for our brilliant

students and college.

Congratulations to all involved and best of luck. 


01 April, 2021

Click on the poster for further information and to book individual events

MTU’s staff and students have come together to organise an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Awareness (EDI) Programme for staff and students across the month of April. The aim of the events is to increase awareness among staff and students of the issues around equality, diversity, and inclusion.  It is hoped that we can continue to effect positive change within MTU to ensure that the principle of equal access to higher education for all is firmly embedded within our university, creating a fairer society in which everyone can participate and can fulfil their potential.


30 March, 2021

Read 'explicit' digital magazine, the full screen reading experience!  Link below...This month we have:

  • EDI (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) - a series of online awareness events taking place during April - see page 2 to make bookings
  • Enter our Photography Competition. Prize Fund is €500!
  • Tips for your assignments and projects
  • How to really achieve your goals
  • Top tips for work placement in a virtual world
  • Students’ Union Election Results 
  • Enter our competitions To Win One-4-All Vouchers
    ...and lots more!



22 March, 2021

MTU Launches Exciting “Succeeding Together” Series to Counteract Lockdown Fatigue

Munster Technological University (MTU) has developed the “Succeeding Together” series to help people during a time when the world is suffering from lockdown fatigue. The goal is to provide people with an opportunity to explore activities which will be good for their physical and mental health, as well as being interesting and practical. During the series, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare a great meal, explore their artistic talents, consider how to become an entrepreneur and learn about new technologies, as well as understanding more about space and the universe in which we live.



Streamed on Monday evenings at 7pm and designed to help those who wish to explore new activities in a practical way, these events will be of interest to everyone.

The series will commence on Monday, 22nd March and run until Monday, 31st May. MTU will also be running fun competitions for some very nice prizes.


More Information >>


Details of events over coming weeks are included below:

Watch Live at




Culinary & Mocktail Demonstration

Monday 22nd March from 7pm to 7.45pm

Get the family together to learn how to cook a great meal and accompany it with some non-alcoholic cocktails! This online event will include a culinary demonstration by Culinary Lecturer Chef, JJ Healy, and a non-alcoholic beverage demonstration by Beverage Lecturer, Gail Cotter.



Space – An opportunity for all

Monday 29th March from 7pm to 8pm

New Space is an emerging industry sector expected to be worth a trillion dollars by 2030. From the scientific exploration of the cosmos through to space rovers, lunar villages, using satellites for the benefit of society, environmental monitoring, automated vehicles, rural broadband and more, this is a very exciting time to get involved in space. Learn about the latest developments during this event.

Presented by Dr Niall Smith (Head of Research, MTU Cork Campus) & Alan Giltinan (Senior Researcher, MTU Blackrock Castle Observatory)




Coding at Home

Monday 12th April from 7pm to 8pm

All students are natural scientists and engineers. They love to question, tinker, experiment and play. Robotics and coding enable students to learn through play and to create an identity for themselves as STEM learners. The Coding at Home workshop will demonstrate how to use VEX VR code to draw images. The workshops are suitable for families and students aged from 7 to 17 years. Hosted by the MTU Science for Life programme, it will use the same code programming language used in the VEX Robotics Competition. 

Presented by Dr Sharon Lawton (Science for Life Officer) & Jonathan Comerford (VEX Robotics Events Coordinator)



In addition to the above, many more events will be announced over coming weeks on


According to Michael Loftus, Vice President for External Affairs at MTU, “MTU is very aware of the difficulties and challenges that people are facing as a consequence of COVID-19. In an effort to provide new opportunities, and to help people explore new interests in a fun and practical manner, we have developed the MTU Succeeding Together Series. Colleagues from across a wide range of areas in MTU are delighted to support the rollout of this series and are looking forward to engaging with as many people as possible across all communities at this challenging time.”



More Information >>



10 March, 2021

The voting link will be activated below from 12.00am (midnight) to 7.00pm on Thursday 11th March 2021



Vote Online >>



Below are the details for voting in this year's MTU Cork SU elections. For any further information on the election process, rules and electorate eligibility, please email  Thank you in advance for exercising your right to vote. 

Who Can Vote?

  • Registered, undergraduate students of the Munster Technological University (Cork) who are obliged to pay the full Student Contribution Charge for the academic year
  • Registered students of the Munster Technological University (Cork) who are obliged to part pay the Student Contribution Charge for the academic year 
  • Full time registered Post Graduate students and full time International students 
  • Current Union Sabbatical Officers 

Voting eligibity is dependent on fees being paid  - Student Contribution Charges covered by SUSI or any other grant or scholarship are deemed to have been paid.




In order to find out more information, and to help you to decide which way you wish to vote, refer to the candidates' electioneering material (see our 'Election Candidates' page here). Also, check individual candidate's social media platforms and watch the hustings which will take place online at 1pm on Wednesday 10th March (further details will be published shortly.)



when  do I cast my vote?

Voting for this year’s Students’ Union Elections will take place online.  

The polling will open on Thursday 11th March 2021 at 12am and close on Thursday 11th March at 7pm.




1. Click on the voting link (to be published the day before voting)

2. Use your ID number and requested identifier to access the voting screen

Cast your vote for each SU Executive Officer position by entering numbers in order of preference – 1 being the highest preference and so on. There will be six ballots in line with the six available officer positions.

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26 February, 2021

Sign up to be a member. Receive the latest Society news & activities. Vote on society issues and elections.

What societies are available to join?

24 February, 2021

In this issue: Dates to get excited about in Lockdown 3.0, Societies stories, WIN One-4-All Vouchers .... and lots more!

If you would like to contribute to Explicit Magazine in the future or for any queries, please email:


22 February, 2021

Munster Technological University’s (MTU) Innovation and Enterprise month this March has evolved from CIT’s annual innovation week aligning with Kerry Month of Enterprise.


MTU’s Innovation and Enterprise Month gives a platform to over 35 events, including competitions, talks, seminars, and performances. Held online for staff, students and external stakeholders from across 6 campuses, these events are very diverse and include an International Women’s Day event, the inaugural MTU Innovation of the Year Prize, a pilot programme aimed at bringing STEM education to primary school classrooms, building on the online learning capability that has been build up since the start of the current pandemic, as well as the final pitches to the organisations involved in the MTU Innovation Challenge: Pepsi, Clearstream, Cully and Sully, The Irish Naval Service and The Crann Centre.


MTU Innovation and Enterprise month will take place from March 1st to 31st






11 February, 2021

Dear Student

We hope that you and yours are well at this time.

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions have continued to present challenges for students and staff alike and to dictate our activities. The start of 2021 saw the emergence of COVID-19 variants and an unexpected and unprecedented increase in case numbers, all of which impacted severely on the testing and tracing system.

We are really thankful to you for your ongoing efforts and commitment. As we start Week 3 of Semester 2, we now wish to update you as follows.



General Situation

Full Level 5 restrictions have been extended to Friday 5 March. Government has indicated that restrictions are likely to continue through to June, albeit potentially not at Level 5.

Thus, following careful consideration of all the circumstances, it has been decided that all Semester 2 academic delivery will continue to be remote until Friday 5th March in the first instance. This will remain under ongoing review in accordance with prevailing public health advice.



Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Our Academic Delivery Model for 2020/2021 continues to be based on two key guiding principles: the health & safety of our students and staff, and the effective and consistent delivery of academic programmes maintaining the integrity and high academic and professional standing of our MTU awards.

As previously stated, all academic delivery will be remote from the start of Semester 2 until Friday 5th March in the first instance. Where and when prevailing public health restrictions allow, we will work to have limited on-campus programme delivery. Please note, however, that this still remains very uncertain at this time and that arrangements will vary, depending on the specific programme.

Semester 2 assessment/examination arrangements remain to be confirmed at this time. We will update you on same in due course. Please refer to the Institute’s Academic Planner for the key Semester 2 dates.



Work placement

If a remote working arrangement has been put in place for a given placement, then this placement can proceed. No onsite placement should proceed unless the placement activity is deemed essential work in an essential service as per the prevailing public health restrictions. This will be reviewed regularly in accordance with the prevailing public health advice. Where a work placement cannot proceed or continue as planned, the academic department will endeavour to establish alternative learning activities to enable the student to meet the relevant learning outcomes.

Please address any queries on work placement to your academic department in the first instance.



On-Campus Activity

Access to onsite campus facilities and services for staff and students is restricted to essential purposes only. Please address queries to the relevant service or department directly. 


Opening Hours

  • Open access to campus buildings from 8am to 6pm during week.
  • Limited opening after 6pm to 10pm depending on requirement.
  • Closed weekends.

Canteen and shops remain closed until further notice.


MTU Libraries continue to offer Click+Collect Monday-Friday. While there is no physical access to any of the four libraries on the Cork campuses, library staff are available online/telephone to assist with any queries- weekdays from 9am-5:30pm. Further information and online services and supports are available at
Onsite activity for postgraduate research programmes can continue where COVID-19 protocols are in place.


Student Services and Supports

All Student Services and Supports remain available, remotely, at this time. Please see for contact details.


Students’ Union

The Students’ Union remains available remotely to assist and support students. Email:



  • We do not recommend any foreign travel at this time.
  • Travel to Ireland – Travel arrangements incoming to Ireland are changing and specific advice is in place for particular countries. Please consult Government Advice for further information. 


COVID-19 Sickness Management Unit


COVID-19 On Campus Induction Training

  • Access to onsite campus facilities and services for staff and students is restricted to essential purposes only.
  • Any staff or student attending on campus must undertake the COVID-19 induction training available at
  • Any staff or student attending on campus must adhere to all COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols.
  • Please continue to monitor the portal on a regular basis for any updates.


Further Information


Student Services Contacts



28 January, 2021

 Go on, give it a click! ... and don't forget to enter our easy competitions for your chance to WIN One-4-All vouchers. ..

28 January, 2021

09 December, 2020

Featured in this issue:

• CIT SU 'Study Breaks' (De-stress) schedule
• A Tribute to CIT President Dr Barry O’Connor
• WIN One-4-All vouchers in our easy to enter competitions
... and much more 


04 December, 2020

Scroll down for more details and posters...

12 Days of CITSU

Starting from the 7th we are running The 12 Days of CITSU, which will be Social Media Competition over Facebook and Instagram where the daily winner (registered student only) will receive a €50 One4All Voucher.

CIT SU are hosting  Who Wants to be a Zoomonaire on Dec 9th – a play on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Prizes are: 1st – €50 One4All, 2nd €30 One4All and 3rd €20 One4All.

We are encouraging you to take part in this fun event and include family and friends and promote it to your students. To receive the Zoom Link please email and state the event you wish to attend.

Wednesday 16th we are running Jingles Bells Music Bingo. Please email to receive Zoom Link for this one.

All Prizes have been kindly sponsored by AnSEO.


30 November, 2020

We re-open under the same guidelines we had in place prior to closure. Which means booking time slots and no use of dressing rooms. New members are welcome!

We have worked hard over the last few months in preparation for the gym opening and have introduced a strict hygiene protocol to keep standards at the highest level.


All users are expected to adhere to the above guidelines and protocols as this is for the health & safety of everyone at CIT Gym, staff, and users.

I include the below so you can familiarise yourselves with our guidelines.

Users MUST BOOK in advance Online


  • Booking slots are a maximum of ONE hour to facilitate all users,
  • All users are to sign in and out each time they attend CIT Gym,
  • No admittance without current Staff/Student/Membership Card and prior booking via link above
  • Users to arrive no more than 5 minutes before allocated time,
  • Users must leave promptly when their one-hour session has finished,
  • There is NO ACCESS to changing rooms or showers, please come ready to train,
  • All equipment is to be wiped down before and after each use. Disinfectant & paper towels will be provided
  • Users must comply with all regulations and instructions from Gym Instructors,
  • All water bottles are to be clearly marked with your name. The water fountain in the Gym is NOT in use,


The above guidelines will remain in place and will be subject to ongoing review. If anything changes, we will let you know

Should you have any further questions/queries on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us by email

Our Online classes will continue and are free for all CIT Students and Staff

Kind regards,

Norma, Janet, Andrea, Nathalie, Stephanie, Luke & Charley

30 November, 2020

  • Open the spotify app
  • Hit the search button
  • In the search text field, just on the right there's a camera function
  • Scan the sound wave in the image above, that's it! You've found us :)

It's a collaborative list.. if you have a song that makes you feel better, share the positivity and add it to the playlist so we can all enjoy! Thanks

08 November, 2020

Good health is about the mind as well as the body - feeling physically fit, and feeling good about ourselves, means that we can go and achieve more of the things we want to do in life.




Want to take action on looking after your health and wellbeing?

Register for the CIT programme and we'll keep you up to date with what activities, connections and supports are available from CIT to help you look after your health & wellbeing as well as your studies.

  • Access to FREE activity and mediation classes - Yoga, Pilates, Fitness
  • Opportunities to connect with other staff and students
  • Free welcome pack with information on Health & Wellbeing. If you are studying remotely we can post it out to you.

Not coping? Where can I get help?

CIT Counselling Service ARE WORKING REMOTELY and offering sessions through Microsoft Teams, Skype and over the phone.

See further information on the CIT counselling website


06 November, 2020

Click on the link below!


  • Details of the great Webinars taking place for CIT SU’s Positive Mind & Body Campaign
  • The latest news and CIT goings on, as described by our Students’ Union Officers
  • Meet the new Student Alumni Ambassadors
  • Pics from Pride Week and the Graduations
  • Win easy cash in our competitions!

It’s all here…

or click here



30 October, 2020


Two new classes have been added to next week's schedule: Bootcamp and Yoga & Strength for Sport.


Bootcamp is back with Nathalie. If you've been to her class in person, you know you will work up a sweat! Once you sign-up we will send you the workout plan on Monday morning so you can gather any weights or equipment needed (fill water bottles as weights etc). Weights are not essential but will add a challenge.

Yoga & Strength for Sport 

Is for anyone who is missing training for their sport, be it golf, swimming, weight training etc. This class will teach you exercises and ranges of movement beneficial to your sport. Think of it as 'off season' training. So, while it is unfortunate you can't get to the gym or a pool right now, you can still train and prepare for your sport but just in a different way.

This practice marries yoga flow with strength training. By using yoga poses and strength training principles combined, we will recruit muscles rather than lengthening them or passively dropping into end range flexibility. The outcome is strengthening our whole body, but particularly glutes and lateral hip rotators plus core including the deeper layers like pelvic floor and transverse abdominis. Sarah will make this fun and dynamic. All levels welcome. No previous experience of yoga required.

Any questions on any of the above, just give us a shout. We will send next week's Pilates & Yoga link to those who participated this week so no need to sign up again to those. New participants are very welcome each week. 


Our challenge next Friday is 3 Wall Sits. 

How to do a wall sit: Stand with your back flat against a wall. Walk your feet out so that when you sit down your legs are bent at a 90-degree angle. Your feet will be about two feet in front of you and about shoulder/hip width apart. Hold that position, time yourself. Come out of the position, stretch, re-set and repeat two more times. Tag CITgym and your times on Workvivo, Facebook or Instagram. If not into social media, no problem, just email your times to

Benefits of a wall Sit:

Helps maintain/build strength and endurance in quadriceps, glutes, calves, hamstrings, and adductor muscles. You are contracting and tensing those muscle groups but not changing the length of those muscles. The joints affected, knees and hips don't move.

An example of one exercise that you probably don't often include when training in a gym, however a nice challenge to bring to your home workouts.


16 October, 2020

Read the latest issue now!

Containing all the details of Sexual Health & Guidance Campaign (S.H.A.G.*). What's the craic? - the latest news from CIT SU Officers. You can also WIN some easy cash in our competitions ...  and lots more besides. 

Click on the image and take a look..!


02 October, 2020

“See what CIT Societies activities are on this coming week on the Societies website”

28 September, 2020

Sign up to CIT Societies for Free


  • Becoming a members means you will get direct communication about the next society activity or meeting.
  • Societies are adapting to Covid-19 guidelines and we will have lots of activities to engage members online and in small groups.
  • Societies are a great way to meet other CIT students with similar interests

Meet some of the other students involved in Societies



26 September, 2020

The Government has requested (Friday 25 Sept 2020) all Higher Education Institutions to move to a level of enhanced public health protection measures similar to those applying in Dublin last week.

This is not unexpected and we would like to assure all students, staff and the wider community that CIT has already implemented a series of protective measures that align well with the level now requested.

CIT has implemented a mandatory mask policy in all its campus buildings. All buildings have been risk assessed and people management systems implemented including enhanced hygiene facilities, hand sanitiser stations and one way systems. Extensive signage is in place including maximum capacities in all facilities. Our Medical Centre and Emergency Response Team are trained and equipped to deal with individuals presenting with symptoms on campus. All practical laboratories and workshops have been risk assessed and reformatted to operated in a safe manner with significantly reduced capacities. As a general rule we are trying to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres in all communal areas.

A Covid-19 Operations Group meets frequently to oversee and monitor the ongoing development and implementation of CIT's response.

Important notes for week commencing Monday 28 Sept:

  • Registration for First Year and Advanced Entry Students will continue from Monday 28 Sept to Friday 2 Oct. Students will be scheduled in groups of 40 to arrive at specified times,. There is an active stewarding process in place facilitated by student leaders who ask all students to sanitise as well as ensure masks are worn. Students should expect the process to take 20 - 50 minutes.
  • Apprentices will commence studies as planned on Monday 28 Sept.
  • Canteen and Library facilities will be open and operated in the same manner as the week to date. We are planning to roll out a click and collect Library service from 5th October which will allow people to pre-order items online and collect safely from an external hatch.
  • All practicals will continue as planned on all campuses - Bishopstown, Cork School of Music, Crawford College of Art & Design and the National Maritime College of Ireland.
  • CIT Cork School of Music - Junior Music provision is not impacted by these measures and will continue as planned.
  • Research activity will continue as planned.
  • Small group teaching may also take place for priority student cohorts.
  • Academic Departments will review their planned activity to ensure on campus activity is minimised and remote delivery will be enabled where possible and practicable.
  • All social and club activities, on Campus, are suspended until further notice.


We are asking all students to cooperate fully with the raised level of protective measures both on and off campus.

  • Please do not travel unless it is necessary for planned on campus activity;
  • Please also limit your contacts;
  • Download and use the Ireland Covid-19 Tracker App -;
  • Maintain your own log of close contacts, Close contacts are defined as anyone you have spent:
         >   15 minutes within 2 metres, or,
         >    2 hours in the same enclosed space in a 24 hour period.


CIT will continue to monitor public health advisory as it issues. We are collaborating with other sectoral stakeholders and with the Department of Further, Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science to finalise a Covid-19 Response Plan to deal with any incidence of Covid-19 that may occur within our community.

25 September, 2020

CIT Students' Union are delighted to introduce the very first issue of expliCIT digital magazine for the new college term. Read the latest CIT news including invaluable tips & information. This WILL help everyone’s college life...that’s a promise! Worth noting also, there’s chances to WIN CASH in the competition section! Wishing you all the very best in a challenging semester ahead...


21 September, 2020

Containing lots of helpful and vital information to aid ALL CIT students. Get ahead of the game and read it online now! All Freshers receive a hardback copy from the Students' Union at registration with the addition of a diary section containing calendar, reminders and notes of important college dates in the academic year.


16 September, 2020

We ask that every member of the CIT community and visitors to our campuses take personal responsibility for their own health and that of our entire community.


The wearing of face masks is mandatory on campus at all times whilst indoors, unless the individual is the sole occupant of the room or area.


Transmission of the virus is a very simple process, it simply needs to pass from one respiratory system to another.

  • A face visor is not a substitute for a face mask. They are not designed as respiratory protective equipment.
  • An individual with a recognised medical condition or disability which precludes them from wearing a mask is not less likely to contract or spread the virus.


Dr Niall Smith, Head of Research at CIT explains the science behind the decision taken by the Covid-19 CIT Infection Control Team Subgroup to make mask wearing mandatory on campus.    




This video has also been included in the CIT Covid-19 Induction Training online courses for staff and students.


Please continue to email for any queries or information requests.


We also remind you - please do not present on campus if you are feeling unwell or if you have been in contact with a suspected Covid-19 close contact.




14 September, 2020



Update 14th September 2020


Applications are now open and can be made online through our Student Assistance Fund -


Before applying to the Government Laptop Scheme, please read this information carefully here.


Please do not submit multiple applications as this will delay the process of assessing applications.


Queries can be directed to


20th August 2020

CIT is currently finalising the application process for the Government Laptop Scheme as announced by Minister Simon Harris, 20th August. Applications can be made through our Student Assistance Fund.


Details for applying will be available here from mid-September.


Please refer to the website at this time and if you have any questions, please email


Info >>


09 September, 2020

The Academic Delivery Model for 2020/21 below, has been developed in a climate of uncertainty but is based on two guiding principles: the health & safety of CIT students and staff and the effective and consistent delivery of academic programmes maintaining the integrity and high academic and professional standing of our CIT awards. The model assures the continued access to the expertise of our academic staff – profession-based lecturers who want what is best for CIT/MTU students and for their respective professions.


The progress of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent public health guidelines will dictate our activities for 2020/2021 and the delivery schedules for respective programmes take into account that these guidelines are likely to change over the year. Numbers of students and staff on campus activities at any given time will clearly be limited due to social distancing rules. Hence the design of the Blended Delivery Model, limiting oncampus time unless deemed essential.


The Student Experience is central to the CIT Community ethos, never a peripheral consideration. This will continue to be so because we want to be so and we will make it so. New supports have already been designed to complement existing Student Support Services to ensure each student will get a rich experience of Higher Education over Academic Year 2020/2021. We will work with our CIT Students Union to reach out and include all students. Our incoming First Year students will be a particular priority.


COVID-19 continues to be an unprecedented emergency. We will work together as students and staff to ensure that the continued focus is on the relevance and professional standing of our individual programmes while simultaneously prioritising the health and safety of students, staff, their families and the community at large.



Dr Barry O’Connor, Uachtarán, CIT



Please note that document is subject to change so check website for latest version


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29 July, 2020

Cork City Council has launched the preliminary consultation process for the preparation of the vitally important City Development Plan (CDP) 2022-2028, which will provide the framework for how the city will grow and develop in the coming years.


To enhance the public consultation process of the new CDP, Cork City Council has published an online ‘Public Survey’ and invites you to add your voice to the planning process, by taking part in this survey. 


The CDP Public Consultation Survey is now live and can be accessed via the following link:


Complete Survey >>




The survey will take you between 6 and 8 minutes to complete. Cork City Council thanks you, in advance, for investing your time and completing the survey. Every survey response provides invaluable quantitative data that will be fed into a survey report and the development plan process.


Please pass the survey on to your colleagues, and any other interested parties, to help us achieve a high response rate.

  • The closing date for the survey is the 21st August 2020.


Further information regarding the CDP 2022 – 2028 and the Public Consultation process can be accessed via the following link:


‘Our City, Our Future’ – have your say.

13 July, 2020

Are you studying for assessments or exams this summer? Are you getting stuck on a particular topic or wondering where to start with your study? Have you been thinking about looking for grinds?

Make use of the Academic Learning Centre Summer programme to prepare for the upcoming assessments and to achieve success in your learning!

The Academic Learning Centre is offering live online support sessions with subject lecturers for 4 weeks from today Monday, 13 July to Friday 6 August, 2020. Before you part with your hard-earned money why don’t you check out what support is available for free. It might be just what you are looking for!

Lecturers will be available online to answer any questions you have or just to help you get started with your study from the following subjects:

  • Maths and Stats
  • Programming
  • Mechanics and Thermofluids
  • Physics
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Writing Skills

For the most up to date information and timetables have a look at our website, To get the links for these supports please email us at and we’ll get you started.

26 May, 2020

Today (Tuesday 26th May 2020) An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor have announced that the consortium of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) is set to become a Technological University. Munster Technological University (MTU) will be established officially in early 2021 and will be Ireland’s newest Technological University.


MTU will see the merging of Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) and will be a multi-campus technological university, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education, and research. MTU will have an extensive footprint with six campuses across the South‑West region.


MTU will play a leadership role in the strategic development of the region, and, in so doing, will adopt a global outlook and a civic centric value system.


Studying at MTU will have many benefits for students, including the following:

  • The range and quality of services and supports available to students will be enriched;
  • Students will have a greater range of options available to them in relation to course choice, progression opportunities, research and industry placement;
  • Graduates will be able to avail of a greater selection of options nationally, and internationally, for further study and participation in research;
  • Graduates will experience enhanced employability both in Ireland and internationally as MTU graduates.


For further information please visit


13 May, 2020

A very special supplementary issue of expliCIT is available to read online now. Containing lots of tips on studying remotely, stress control measures, competitions to win cash and lots more besides! Click here... 



29 April, 2020

Also in this edition: • Results & pics from our Photo Competition • Sports & Socs Roundup • Enter our Competitions & Brainteasers to WIN CASH! • And lots more...

You can also watch The Students’ Union Council Awards Announcements by following this link

Stay safe and read expliCIT!

19 March, 2020

​Here is your latest digital issue of expliCIT magazine containing some great competitions with hard cash on offer! Why not try our easy to enter CIT SU Photo Competition on page 9 where you could win €100 and have your entry featured on the next expliCIT cover? Click here...


16 March, 2020

Dear student,


We have taken the unusual decision to write to you collectively in these extraordinary times. Your health and safety and that of our wider community is our primary concern, which is why we have all instigated revised at-distance teaching and assessment methods for the coming weeks.


We appreciate that you are all aware of the health implications of COVID-19 and at this stage are taking action to limit its spread yourselves.  To restate the advice from the HSE, please follow the guidelines around social distancing, maintaining a distance of at least 2 metres between yourself and other people.  We also particularly ask that you stay away from crowded places in the weeks ahead and limit your own social interactions.


This does not mean that you should avoid the company of others completely. In fact, it is important for your mental wellbeing to keep in contact with friends and family; just please maintain social distancing by completely foregoing meeting in groups, especially social gatherings or party environments. 


You should also make a point of looking out for each other by checking in with other students who might be lonely or isolated by phoning them, or Facetime, Skype, Zoom, or whatever system you use.  You could also offer your services to volunteer organisations to collect shopping or prescriptions for elderly neighbours or walk their dogs.


Small social gatherings with enough space between participants to follow the HSE social distancing guidelines are still possible. But any events or activities that involve crowds should be avoided until further notice.


We ask you to do this for three reasons. Firstly, to protect yourselves from infection. Secondly, to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect at risk people, some of whom may die if they contract the virus.  And thirdly, to reduce pressure on our healthcare system. There are close to a quarter of a million students in Irish Higher Education and we are in a strong position to reduce the spread of the virus by acting collectively.


It is important to remember that if you do contract the virus, your health could be severely affected, and you pose a great danger to the older members of society and those with weak immune systems. You could even be unwittingly responsible for putting others at increased risk.


Scientific and public health advice tells us that it will take some time before COVID-19 can be contained. You can play your part as an individual by keeping yourself healthy so that the healthcare system can continue to function.  


As a student, you are in a unique position. You are being taught online in many cases and do not have to come into work as many others have to do. All these precautions mean little if you do not stay away from crowds.


Reputable information that is constantly updated is available from or from the HSE (@HSELive) and Department of Health (@roinnslainte)Twitter feeds.


Be kind to each other and take care of yourselves and each other.  Let’s give each other the space to find our way through these challenging times and the time to find humanity and meaning here too. 


Yours sincerely,



Amanda McCloat (Acting President, St. Angela’s College)

Andrew Deeks (President, UCD)

Annie Doona (President, IADT)

Barry O’Connor (President, CIT)

Brendan McCormack (President, IT Sligo)

Brendan O’Donnell (President, IT Tralee)

Brian MacCraith (President, DCU)

Cathal Kelly (Chief Executive, RCSI)

Ciarán Ó Catháin (President, AIT)

Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, (President, NUI Galway)

David FitzPatrick (President, TU Dublin)

Des Fitzgerald (President, University of Limerick)

Michael Hannon (Acting President, GMIT)

Michael Mulvey (President, DkIT)

Patricia O Sullivan (Executive Director, Higher Education Colleges Association)

Patricia Mulcahy (President, IT Carlow)

Patrick O’Shea (President, UCC)

Patrick Prendergast (Provost, Trinity College Dublin)

Paul Hannigan (President, LYIT)

Philip Nolan (President, Maynooth University)

Vincent Cunnane (President, LIT)

Willie Donnelly (President, WIT)


With the support of: Lorna Fitzpatrick, President, Union of Students in Ireland



CIT COVID-19 Portal >>



11 March, 2020

For the latest COVID-19 Coronavirus updates for students and staff please see:



If you are feeling unwell please do not attend on campus.


The symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • Sore Throat
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please contact your own doctor or the CIT Medical Centre (021 433 5780) by phone (not in person).

03 March, 2020

The CIT SU RAG Mega Raffle in aid of homeless Charities is extended to the end of the week, 6th March.

There is a fine list of great prizes – see full list on the poster below.  Tickets are €2 for one ticket and €5 for three. If you have a couple of euro spare this week, please pop over to the Students’ Union on the first floor Student Centre, and give yourself a chance of winning whilst supporting the local beneficiaries of Edel House, Penny Dinners and Cork Stand Together.

Thanks a million for your support,


19 February, 2020

19 February, 2020

The latest expliCIT magazine is available at the usual locations around campus, containing full details of CIT RAG Week, 24-28 Feb. Pick your copy up today.

You can also read online...

07 February, 2020

Dear Student, is now open in CIT! is an annual survey which is open to all first year, final year undergraduate and taught postgraduate students. It is a national project which has the support of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and CIT Students’ Union.

In, you will be asked a range of questions about your experience of Higher Education and of CIT. The survey can be completed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. It should be possible to complete it in 10-15 minutes. However, if you run out of time, the good news is that you can save your work, log out and return to the survey at a later time. Just remember that the survey is open from Monday 10th February 2020 to 28th February 2020.

Your responses are confidential and your participation in the survey is voluntary.

We have sent information about to your myCIT email, extra information about the survey can be found on the student FAQ section of You will find contact details for members of the CIT team at They will be delighted to assist you with any queries you may have… Just Ask! Also keep an eye on the CIT social media platforms such as and   

I now invite and encourage you to complete  Your opinion counts, and we want to use your feedback to identify areas of good practice and areas that may need improvement to enhance the student experience.

Go raibh maith agat – Thank you,

Dr Áine Ní Shé

Registrar & Vice President for Academic Affairs (Acting) 


28 January, 2020

We have just been informed that due to unavoidable emergency works on a damaged electrical supply line, power to the NMCI will be disconnected from 1400 today.


Therefore classes are suspended this afternoon , the building must be vacated by 1345 today, Tuesday 28th January.


Classes will resume as normal at 0900 Wednesday 29th Jan.


Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Kind regards,

Sinead Reen

Head of Department of Maritime Studies

27 January, 2020

Welcome back to Semester 2! Read all the news and happenings in expliCIT magazine... *Be a hero - Give Blood *Safety Week *CIT SU Elections *'Just Ask' Exam Results *Sports & Societies news...OUT NOW on campus! Or read expliCIT digitally at...

27 January, 2020

Crashed cars will be on display at various locations across the campus with the aim of assisting students to visualise the dangers connected with unsafe driving. The RSA will kick start the campaign with a stand and workshop on Monday the 3rd February.

There will also be stands/displays on the main corridor including; Cork City Fire Brigade, National Ambulance Service, An Garda Síochána and Cork City Council Road Safety VR Headset/Goggles. A car crash re-enactment will take place in front of the Library on Thursday 6th February and this is really worth viewing – to see the emergency services at work following a car crash really give pause for thought. Please take the opportunity to engage with our interactive and interesting campaign – your personal safety should be a top priority and you may pick some information that could potentially safe your life in the future.

See expliCIT, posters, social media and for further details

13 December, 2019

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02 December, 2019

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27 November, 2019

CIT SU are very excited to announce that the CIT Rag 2020 fundraising events will kick-start with the annual CIT Christmas Jumper Day next Tuesday 3rd December. This year’s Rag Week will focus on homelessness and will support a number of charities who do amazing work in this field.  The main beneficiary will be Edel House. €1,000 each has been pledged to two other worthy organisations, Cork Penny Dinners and Cork Stand Together.  

So what do I do? …wear your Christmas Jumper or T-Shirt or even a Christmas Hat and drop your donation into one of the collection boxes which will be distributed throughout the Institute. 

About the charities:

Edel House

Edel House is perhaps the best known of Good Shepherd Cork’s projects. Providing emergency accommodation for homeless woman and children. In addition to providing emergency shelter, their staff work with woman, empowering them to return to independent living as soon as possible.

Edel House is the only homeless shelter in Cork that can admit and care for children. The family section can accommodate 10 families.

We have the capacity for 18 single women. The shelter is full every night with an occupancy rate of over 100% since 2013. In 2018 they supported 203 woman and children out of homelessness.

However, the housing crisis and demand for our service meant that in 2018 we turned away 232 woman and 230 children who were simply unable to accommodate.Many of the woman and children we cannot accommodate have to stay in very unsatisfactory situations, or end up isolated, living in B&B or hotels. In response to this Good Shepherd Cork now employ a B&B Outreach team, based at Edel House, who engage directly with these women and their families.

They have recently begun work to extend and refurbish Edel House in order to improve accommodation for woman and children who are homeless and Rag funding will be donated toward this refurbishment.


Penney Dinners

Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork's oldest caring charitable organisations. Currently serving up to 2000 freshly made meals per week are being served at their premises compared to approx. 150 or less per week prior to the recession. Their aims are simple - to help all who struggle and those in need. Cork Penny Dinners provide a hot nourishing meal of soup, main course, dessert and tea/coffee daily.  In addition sandwiches, biscuits, fruit and juice are also available to take away as an evening meal.Donations of warm clothes and bedding such as sleeping bags and duvets are also provided to people in need. There is always an open door and a warm welcome. Cork Penny Dinners are open 7 days a week all year round including Christmas Day.


Cork Stand Together

Cork Stand Together, is a group of people that have come together with an aim to help Corks homeless. The group was set up by a number of CIT Social Care Student and they have gone above and beyond to support homeless people by providing food and clothes and by treating homeless people with respect and dignity. They offer a listening ear and much needed conversation. Each Wednesday they give out hot drinks, sandwiches, hot food (such as stew, and curry) and pizza provided by Apache Pizza. They also give out blankets, toiletries and clothes. They are funded through generous donations and fundraisers.

06 November, 2019

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01 November, 2019

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 offers 2 types of supports,

•             Scholarships

•             Bursaries


A scholarship cover the cost of a 4 week volunteer programme and flights. You must identify a volunteer programme from one of three organisations.

EIL Explore -
The Hope Foundation -


Candidates can select any programme of their choosing, it must be for a minimum of 4 weeks. EIL Explore programme is 8 weeks duration


A bursary is 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

The programme is open to application for any full time registered CIT student, including FAS and Springboard.


Come along to the Information evening to hear more about the programme and how you can apply. 

• Deadline for Scholarship Applications is December 9th 2019

• Deadline for Bursary Applications is February 2020

21 October, 2019

15 October, 2019



Tickets €10 available on   

Written and Performed by Jim O’Mahony
Rory Gallagher Theatre, CIT Bishopstown Campus
Thursday 24th and Friday 25th October at 7:30pm


Presented with support from CIT Arts Office, in association with Cork Jazz Festival Fringe


Following a sell-out performance in April - this show is back for two nights only!


The Artistry of Frank Sinatra - Experience a musical and audio visual showcase of Sinatra’s artistic career performed live using his original and authentic arrangements, written and performed by Professor Jim O’Mahony (senior lecturer of Biological Sciences in CIT). Presented with support from CIT Arts Office, as a fringe event of Cork Jazz Festival.


30 September, 2019

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12 September, 2019

  • Business & Science Ball - Thursday 17th October 2019

    Venue: Rochestown Park Hotel

    Meal & Afters tickets on sale from Monday 7th in the student centre.


    Night of glamour, dining and live entertainment, including a live band and lots more…


    Who should attend?

    Every student from CIT is welcome to attend the ball.  Students are also welcome to purchase tickets for their friends who are not in college in CIT.

    The ball is primarily directed for students from the Business & Science Departments.  Make this the night out for your class group to enjoy!


    School of Business

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


    School of Science & Informatics

    Biological Science, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Mathematics


    Media Communications

    Multimedia, Visual Communications



12 September, 2019

The Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) has announced that all third level students may access a new ‘Student Health Matters’ App and Interactive eBook from that provides students with access to reliable and relevant health information in one place, at the touch of a button. 



The “Student Health Matters” new App and Interactive Health Guide provides students with easy access to information on how to stay healthy during their college years and where to get support when they need it. The content, based on Irish healthcare information and services, was created by a team of health professionals at the Irish Student Health Association and Expert Self Care Ltd, a specialist mobile health information app developer.


The start of college marks a transition period for young people and the beginning of adult life. The Student Health Matters App and Interactive eBook was developed because many students struggle with looking after their health. Rather than googling their health questions, which can be unreliable and confusing, students can now access trusted health information and links to many useful websites in seconds.


The ISHA App and eBook provides: links to the HSE database of over 600 medical conditions and treatments; how to spot and manage common health problems; information on sexual health, contraception and consent; how to recognise and respond to emergencies; self-care for minor illnesses; info and links on where to get medical help and advice; and contact details for health and medical services available at College Health Centres.


The Irish student population continues to grow year-on-year and, with it, the demand for student health services in third-level education. There were 231,710 students in third-level education in Ireland in 2018. The ISHA App and eBook will complement the existing services provided by healthcare professionals on campuses across the country.



Download E-Book



The Student Health Matters App is available for iPhone and android and is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. The interactive eBook is available to access from the ISHA website, all College Health Centre websites, the USI and Student Unions. 



For further information Email:

Irish Student Health Association ISHA Twitter: @The_ISHA Facebook: @irishstudenthealthassociation Website:


You can download the Student Health Matters (ISHA) app on android and iphone devices. Search ‘Student Health Matters’.

12 September, 2019

09 September, 2019

12 July, 2019

Do you feel confident facing back into preparing for your repeats? The ALC and Academic Success Coaching might be able to help... Remember, failing is not the end of the world; with focus, an effective study strategy and work you can successfully put this behind you and move forward



The ALC Summer Programme begins on 22nd July and runs for 4 consecutive weeks until 16th August. Autumn repeat exams begin on 19th August..

What's On? ALC Summer Programme 2019
What subjects? Maths & Statistics, Accounting, Economics, Mechanics & Thermofluids, Physics, Chemistry, Programming
Who? For all CIT students taking Autumn repeat examinations this summer. CIT department lecturers will be here to answer your academic questions and problems and to give you good guidance in preparation for the Autumn examinations.
How much? It's free of charge!
When? 22nd July to 16th August 2019
What do I do? Just drop-in! Bring along your notes and problems, no prior booking necessary.
Times: visit


Academic Success Coaching in CIT is available to you from July 2nd throughout August to help you get back on track with your studies. Academic Success Coaches can meet with you to help you to utilise study strategies and develop techniques to prepare you for your Autumn repeats or you can access all our online resources  on our website, which is full of useful information, tips, techniques and support. 

Get started and book an Academic Success Coaching session today.


ALC and Academic Success Coaching are programmes of AnSEO - The Student Engagement Office, Office of the Registrar and VP for Academic Affairs, CIT.

04 June, 2019




The CIT CCAD annual Degree Show is one of the highlights of the arts calendar...



Degree Show >>



BOLD - Visual Communications & Creative Digital Media

Location: James Barry Exhibition Centre, Bishopstown Campus, CIT

Opening Night: 6.00pm Thursday 30th May 2019
Running until Thursday 6th June 2019 (open daily from 10am - 4pm. Closed Monday 3rd June.




DISMANTLE - Fine Art & Contemporary Applied Art

Location: Sharman Crawford Street Campus

Opening night: 6.00pm Friday 7th June 2019
Running until Friday 14th June 2019 (open daily 1am - 6pm. Late opening Thursday 13th June, 11am - 8pm)


08 May, 2019


Interested in a paid Internship opportunity with Cork Institute of TechnologyWe’ve got 3 available for application!

Apply via the online application form, link below, with an up to date CV and Cover Letter, by 2.00pm on Monday 20th May, 2019. Interviews will take place, in CIT, before the end of May.


             CIT Societies/Student Services - Graduate internship

The Internship will be 12 months in duration effective from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2020.
Applicants are invited from students of CIT, who have or will completed their Level 7/8 or 9 programme by June 2019. Applicants must be registered as full time CIT students during the academic year 2018/19.
Apply via the online application form on the Societies website with a CV and Cover Letter.

Download and read the full job description here. Any further queries regarding the Societies position please email


2              CIT Chaplaincy - Graduate internship

The Internship will be 9 months in duration effective from September 2nd 2019 to 29th May 2020.
Applicants are invited from students of CIT, who have or will completed their Level 7/8 or 9 programme by June 2019.  Applicants must be registered as full time CIT students during the academic year 2018/19.
Apply via the online application form on the Chaplaincy website chaplaincy/chaplaincy-intern with an up to date CV and Cover Letter.

Download and read the full job description here. Any further queries regarding the Chaplaincy position please email

3              CIT Access/Disability Service - Graduate internship

The Internship will be 2 years in duration effective from September 2nd 2019.
Applicants are invited from students of CIT, who have or will completed their Level 7/8 or 9 programme by June 2019. Applicants must be registered as full time CIT students during the academic year 2018/19.
Apply via the online application form on the Chaplaincy website access_disability/graduate-intern with an up to date CV and Cover Letter.

Download and read the full job description here. Any further queries regarding the Access/Disability position please email


Cork Institute of Technology is an equal opportunities employer

30 April, 2019

30 April, 2019

The latest issue of expliCIT is available to read here...and keep an eye out around CIT campus to pick up your FREE hardcopy!


09 April, 2019

25 March, 2019

You can also view expliCIT online at:

In this issue: Da Silly Heads, RAG Week Report, CIT Students help Cork’s homeless, #CIT Ambassadors...and lots more

05 March, 2019

05 March, 2019

Please exercise your right to vote, bringing your CIT Student ID Card with you. For students based on any other Campus and who wish to cast their vote email before 5pm on Tuesday 5th March to organise complimentary transport to the Bishopstown Campus on Thursday.  Unfortunately voting is only possible at the polling stations.

The Hustings will take place on Wednesday 6th March from 12.30pm – 2.00pm in the Canteen of the Bishopstown, Campus.  This will be available live on


18 February, 2019

Upwards of 1,500 final year and other students are expected to attend the annual Postgraduate Fair in Cork Institute of Technology on Tuesday, February 19th 2019. The Fair takes place from 11am to 2pm in the CIT Nexus Student Centre, on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus.


The event, which is free and open to all, is designed to help create an awareness of the wide choice of Doctoral and Masters programmes available to graduates at CIT and other higher education Institutions.


CIT Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr Stephen Cassidy, believes that the Fair will be a showcase for the rapidly growing range of research and taught postgraduate programmes available to graduates.   


“We will have representatives from many of CIT’s academic departments and research centres showcasing opportunities in Business, Engineering & Science, Humanities, Music, Art & Design and Maritime.  External institutions and organisations from across Ireland and the UK will also be attending.”


For more information on the 2019 CIT Annual Postgraduate Fair, please contact the CIT School of Graduate Studies on 021 4335099, email  or visit



18 February, 2019

18 February, 2019

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04 February, 2019

04 February, 2019

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28 January, 2019

CIT Students' Union have a variety of different activities planned in the forthcoming weeks and months but these will not be possible unless we get student volunteers to help us in our fundraising for a most worthwhile cause. If people can volunteer, can they please email: indicating which event they might be willing to put themselves forward for and which times they are available to help out at? This charity really needs all our help so urging all of you to please get involved!

The fundraising events which we need volunteers for includes:

Bag packing - Two dates:   

1. Tesco, Wilton on Saturday 9th February from 10am until 4pm 

2. Dunnes, Ballincollig on 16 March 2019, 10am until 4pm

Any help at all is greatly appreciated.

Waxathon /Head Shave

Tuesday 5th February - You can volunteer to get legs, back, chest etc waxed or else you can volunteer to get your head shaved, all for a brilliant cause!


Wednesday, 20th February 10.30am - 2.30pm (any help at all is greatly appreciated)


We are holding a giant raffle and would appreciate if any student would volunteer to sell raffle tickets on our behalf.

Thank you all so much for your ongoing support. Looking forward to seeing the very best of CIT on show over these coming months.

07 January, 2019

Foreword by Kayleigh Ahern and Michael Hayes, MA in Journalism

What makes CIT staff and students tick? Who are the people we see every day in the corridors, classrooms and canteen? We wanted the answers to these questions, so we went across the campus to find out. We interviewed lecturers, students and staff about their experiences, their triumphs, trials and tribulations in the college, and what makes them who they are.

The results are full of surprises, there’s a lot we don’t know about the people around us. The people we encountered are generous with their time, care deeply about the lives and welfare of other staff and students, and are committed to making CIT a better place for us all. 

At the end of the day, what are we without the people who add colour, integrity and no shortage of elbow grease to our college community? This is about the everyday people who make CIT the place it is.  The trailblazers, campaigners and characters who brighten your day and look out for your best interests.

We all know life isn’t perfect at CIT.  Sure, the facilities could be better and a few extra chairs in the canteen wouldn’t go astray, but overall we’ve got it pretty good – there are plenty of people here who still remember the infamous Cork RTC prefabs!

So the next time you see your lecturer on the corridor or get your shepherd’s pie at the canteen don’t be afraid to smile.  These people are looking out for you after all.  We’re all in it together, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.


Interviews below by Kayleigh Ahern and Michael Hayes, MA in Journalism

This is Gerard O’ Connor, Head Caretaker in CIT. Gerard and his team of caretakers can often be seen opening the college at ungodly hours, marching the corridors like men on a mission when the fire alarms hurt our ears, or helping us locate our ID cards when they get ‘lost’ at the bottom of our bags. His favourite type of bear is of the teddy variety. To the amusement of his fellow caretakers, the person who would best play his character in the film of his life would be the catch that is Colin Farrell and if he could go back in time, he fancies himself uncovering the new world with Christopher Columbus!  We’d like to take a moment to thank this team 

of gentlemen for all their hard work throughout the year.


Q&A with Konrad Im, 2nd Year Community Development Student

My name is Konrad Im (like ‘butter’ in Irish!). I’m doing Community Development in second year.

What do you like most about CIT?

I think there’s really good community spirit in CIT and that’s not something you find in the larger colleges. I think that’s kind of unique to CIT really.

What would you like to be when you leave college?

I’m not set on an exact plan but I volunteer with the Cork Gay Project and I did my work placement with them this year, last year and hopefully next year so I might continue working with them in the future, all going well.

Who do you most admire in CIT and why?

Before I started college, my friend Stephanie Fogarty was doing the course I’m doing now and she is one of the reasons I did the course because she let me know about it and then she became welfare officer and was also chair of the LGBT Society, which I am this year.

Greatest personal achievement?

I was Mr. Gay Ireland 2016, the first outside of Dublin to win it! I won Mr. Gay Cork in 2015 and then because I do some charity work and volunteering, they just gave me the title so I was the longest reigning as well because it spanned three years!


Deirdre Creedon is the CIT Access Officer.  Deirdre manages the Access Service in CIT, which has responsibility for widening participation and increasing access to third level from under-represented groups. The Access Service supports students with disabilities, students in financial hardship and experience socio-economic disadvantage, mature students and ethnic minorities.

Speaking to Deirdre about her role at CIT, her passion for the job and the care she has for the students is obvious.  “The students I would be concerned for are the students who need the help and aren’t coming of their own accord.  I would hate for a student to disengage because they didn’t have the confidence to come to the door.” 

Deirdre herself is full of praise for the students and staff at CIT.  “Who inspires me the most? I admire the students we are supporting.  Many students supported by the Access Service, are dealing with issues that can impact on their academic performance. For some students, coming into CIT day to day can be a challenge, whether that’s because of financial hardship, dealing with a disability or juggling family responsibilities, and to see these students progress and succeed is inspirational.  Their resilience, commitment and determination is admirable and inspiring really.”


Q&A with John Meyler, Lecturer & Manager Cork Senior Hurling Team

John Meyler is a lecturer in CIT and is the co-ordinator of the honours degree in Business Studies and the new Masters in Business Administration course.  John is also manager of the Cork senior hurling team.  John has been in CIT for over 30 years.

How long have you worked here?

I’m in the same office, same spot, for thirty years. I haven’t moved. I love it! It’s brilliant.

What do you like most about CIT?

The people.

What has been your biggest disappointment in CIT?

One of the biggest disappointments in CIT is that we don’t really get recognition for the quality of the work that we do and the quality of the graduates that we produce at CIT. We have tremendous people that go out of CIT and really make a positive impact on the workplace. The staff of CIT don’t get enough recognition for the way they bring graduates through here in college who are ready-made for the workplace and who make an impact on the workplace. That’s one thing that’s disappointing and over the years, we really should have done better in terms of marketing and communicating what it is we actually do in CIT. There are some incredible people here in CIT and we’ve produced incredible graduates. That needs to be recognised more.

Who do you most admire in CIT and why?

I know this might sound cliché but I admire all the staff in CIT for what they have done and I think now that we have a president in Barry O’Connor, I think he’s been very progressive. I think he’s innovative, and he’s looking to the future of where CIT has to develop. It has to become a technological university and we have to build those relationships going forward. I look up to all staff within here.

What your sporting highlight?

I’ve had numerous, from since I was a child to where I am now. Between playing on the field with teams and also coaching teams, it’s very difficult to pin-point one that sticks out in your mind. There’s been a lot of achievements and I’m happy with what I’ve done.

Where did your love of sport stem from?

I grew up in Wexford, we had a pub, shop and farm. I was born in ‘56 and Wexford beat Cork in the ‘56 All Ireland and in the pub at home, there was a massive photo of that Wexford team that beat Cork and I was brought up on that history and culture of those winning Wexford teams. Those people that were in the photograph were real people that called to our business. We had a garden at home where you practiced morning, noon and night and day and that’s all I knew, playing with my brother and inter-county players passing by driving lorries. I met my heroes in the back garden. 


Interview below by Nikita Dhanwatay, Matt Finnerty, & Terri Kelleher, MA in Public Relations and New Media

Q&A with Joshua Volfango, Chaplaincy Intern CIT

Joshua Volfango is a former Business Information Systems student of CIT and is now a Chaplaincy Intern in the college. He was born in Saudi Arabia and moved to Ireland with his family.

What piece of advice would you give to the students of CIT?

The one piece of advice I would give to the students of CIT is to take a deep breath and take it one step at a time. I understands what it is like to be bombarded with assignments and how stressful it can be to meet the expectations of lecturers and parents.

What's your favourite thing about working in chaplaincy office?

Here at the Chaplaincy we host de-stress events every Wednesdays in the office which is located in the Student Centre. They are free to attend and lunch is also provided.  This is a great way for students to take some time out of their busy schedules, relax and chat about college life.

What piece of advice would you give to your younger self?

My one piece of advice to his younger self is you do you. I loved studying in CIT but also took time to join societies. By second year of college I spent a lot of my time with the friends had made through societies.


Interview below by Rachel Kelly, Sorcha MacMahon, Jacques Hugo, MA in Public Relations and New Media

Q&A with Ellen O’Shea, Assistant Staff Officer

Ellen O’Shea has worked in CIT for eight years in a variety of offices including, Admissions, CIT CSM, Reprographics and Card Services and the banner office. Since this interview took place Ellen will has started a new role on with the Athena Swan Project in CIT.

What is your favourite part of your job?

I would have to say dealing with the students. I am just so proud of the students and very invested in what they are doing. I have great respect for them.

What does being in CIT mean to you?

It’s very rewarding and I would again say I feel like I’m part of something bigger. In the School of Music I was absolutely intoxicated by the amount of talent there. The School of Music is like a little community of its own. It was actually my favourite job that I’ve ever had, I loved every minute of it.

What is your biggest accomplishment whilst working in CIT?

One of them is, and it was very low key, I persuaded a student to stay on. She was going to leave because she failed one module, her personal life was in somewhat disarray at the time. All her angst, I think, she invested in this one module. She didn’t have chemistry with the lecturer but I persuaded her to stay on and I encouraged her to visit the careers office and they got her through and she graduated. That’s probably my proudest moment.


Interview below by Aishling Nagle, Chloe Kavanagh, Kate O'Callaghan, MA in Public Relations and New Media

Aidan Dineen is a 4th Year Biomedical student here in CIT. “To be honest this course was my second choice, I was 5 points off the one I really wanted, but now that I’m here I’m happy. I learned a lot of skills during my time here in CIT such as time management, teamwork and learning how to contribute, all skills that will help me be a good employee. Apart from a few small things I think CIT is a great college, it is very hands on and practical and its not all exam based. I think when I do go into the work place I’ll be well prepared for it.”


Interview below by Kate Finn, Leanne Horgan, Mary O’ Mahony and Hue Linh Duong, MA in Public Relations and New Media

Therese Hurley, 3rd Year Accounting Student

Originally Therese chose Business Studies as her area of study however she ended up loving the accounting modules so pursued the accounting stream. “This really surprised me because in school I hated maths and anything to do with numbers. The thing I love most about accounting is that you are either wrong or right in your answers. There is no in-between.”

Therese really likes the fact that CIT is quite small, so it’s easier to get to know your classmates and your lecturers on a personal level. “The lecturers are very easy to approach with any questions that I might have”, she says. “I never feel intimidated or embarrassed, no matter what the question”. Therese also really admires the other staff members in CIT, particularly the ladies who work in the Quick Pick shop. She loves how every day the greet her with a big friendly smile and a chat.


Interview below by Michelle Kelleher, MA in Public Relations and New Media

Q&A with Mark Lingwood, 3rd Year Recreation and Leisure Student

What do you like most about CIT?

I get to see all my friends in college and I get a degree at the same time.

What did you choose your course?

I’m doing Recreation and Leisure Management, I’m doing it because I have a massive interest in exercise. I’m also doing business as part of the course and I’m really interested in it.

Do you work outside of your course?

I have two jobs. I work as a trainer in Leisure World and I’m also working as a trainer in EM Fitness.

If you had to pick someone you admire in CIT, who would you pick and why?

There’s a guy in my course, he’s a dad, and with the course being so intense he still gets amazing results. He’s always in class and puts in so much effort, even with a family. He’s got strong will.


Interview below by Kate Finn, Leanne Horgan, Mary O’ Mahony and Hue Linh Duong, MA in Public Relations and New Media

Gearoid Finn, 2nd Year Agriculture Student. Gearoid is studying a Bachelor of Agriculture and has thoroughly enjoyed his experience between the Bishopstown and Clonakilty campus to date. He puts this down to the friendly atmosphere of the staff, students and the wider community at CIT.

Gearoid has learned many skills from studying in CIT, even though he had plenty of physical experience from working on farms he had little knowledge on farm management. His course has helped him expand his awareness in the agricultural environment as well as the scientific element to farming.

In January Gearoid is travelling to New Zealand for fifteen weeks on placement describing it as “a once in a lifetime opportunity”. Gearoid continues on to say, “CIT has helped me so much already in my career and definitely played a huge role in my decision to work abroad by linking me to international agencies in New Zealand.”



29 November, 2018


26 November, 2018

Great news also with extended Library opening hours secured...


05 November, 2018

Date: 5th Nov 2018 - 23rd Nov 2018 

Time: Open 10am - 5pm Monday - Friday
Venue: James Barry Exhibition Centre
Admission is free


The CIT STEAM Exhibition Award is presented annually to one or more graduating students from the BA (Honours) in Fine Art at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, to recognise and promote artist practices that involve or investigate science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

STEM and the Arts have much common history, with many shared ideas, interests, and characters. CIT itself originates from the Royal Cork Institution, an organisation established to promote the Arts and Sciences amongst the people of Cork.

Organised by CIT Arts Office and supported by the Science For Life Office and CIT Department of Physical Sciences, this exhibition is an opportunity to experience artwork that contributes to this conversation, exploring ideas and information in materials, processes, and time.

About Artists


"Labours Of The Months"

This installation is created in the gallery following a system of rules inspired by the illustrated scenes of rural labour known as “Labours of the Months” which were produced across Europe during the Medieval and early Renaissance period.


The work is concerned with the close links that exist between nature and science. A focus of the work is the study of plants for the purpose of treating human illness. Botanical study of this nature dates back to antiquity and is an essential component of contemporary medical practices.

02 November, 2018

08 October, 2018

05 October, 2018

Due to the high number of students going on placement in Semester 2, many were asking for the night to be brought earlier in the year so classes could attend.

Well here it is… it’s happening and tickets are going on sale next Monday 8th of October in the West Atrium from noon.


The event offers a 4 course meal for those who wish to attend the full event.  A delicious hotel banquet with lots of themed entertainment planned right from the start.  Meal Tickets are very well priced at an unbelievable €25!

The Afters entertainment kicks off from 9.30pm.


All ticket prices include access to the complimentary buses which will bring students from CIT to the hotel and return at 2am.


28 September, 2018

See The S.H.A.G.* Week events lineup at:

Check this and all CIT SU offerings and activities in the latest issue of our monthly magazine, expliCIT... available on campus now... please take a copy!  

*Sexual Health, Awareness & Guidance Week


14 September, 2018

Welcome to the new CIT semester. You can see all our CIT SU offerings and activities in the latest issue of our monthly magazine, expliCIT... available on campus now... please take a copy!  

We Kick off  Fresher's Week on 17-21 Sept. The  infamous Jack Wise on Monday and the manic Mark McCabe at the Fresher's Ball on Thursday night are some of the highlights. See the Timetable here and please visit us:  CIT SU facebook  CIT SU Twitter  Instagram and Snapshat (cit_su)

11 September, 2018


(Post) is the CIT “Arts Fest” & Student Engagement Award exhibition, featuring selected graduates of Fine Art from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design 2018: Susan Dolan, Aneta Sawicka, Anna Gallwey, and Kevin McDonald. Curated by CIT CCAD 2017 graduate Wilhelmina Van der Bent, this exhibition will be open at the James Barry Exhibition Centre from Wednesday 12th September, with an Opening Reception on Wednesday 19th September, running until 12th October open Mon – Fri 11-5pm. Open to all to visit.

This is the first exhibition at the James Barry Exhibition Centre for the 2018/19 academic year. It aims to engage both new and returning students and staff with thoughts and ideas about the conceptual and physical sense of place, through the lens of visual art. This the second year a recent graduate was asked to come on board to assist with curating the exhibition, and we hope this show will provoke some thoughts and questions, and encourage the feeling that everything is possible.

It is presented by CIT Arts Office and Good Start, both part of AnSEO – CIT Student Engagement Office.

The works in the exhibition will include pieces from the recent Degree Show, as well as new works developed in recent days and weeks

Opening Reception

There will be an Opening Reception on Wednesday 19th September, from 6-8pm. All are welcome, and some refreshments will be served. Guest Speaker is Trish Brennan, Head of Fine Art at CIT CCAD.

Artist Demonstrations

Kevin McDonald will set up a temporary studio in the gallery, and will demonstrate his figure making process on Wednesday 19th September.

Join in the conversation on Facebook @CITArtsOffice, Twitter @artsofficeCIT, or Instagram @artsofficeCIT, and use hashtags #CITJBEC #GoodStart18 #SeemyCIT




20 June, 2018

CIT Students, we wish you the best of luck as you receive your exam results which are available online from Thursday, 21st of June 2018. 

Please read the information on the Just Ask about Exam Results and Frequently Asked Questions on Exam Results. These contain important information from the Exams Office, AnSEO - The Student Engagement Office and Office of the Registrar and VP for Academic Affairs to help guide you and offer direction on options and next steps.

If you have been successful… Congratulations! Keep up the good work.

If you are not happy with your results, help is available….so read the Just Ask about Exam Results and Frequently Asked Questions on Exam Results carefully. Detailed information is accessible on

If you have a specific question or are confused and unsure about what steps to take next, don’t hesitate to make contact with us by emailing any of the following:  or or


AnSEO - The Student Engagement Office, Exams Office and Office of the Registrar and VP for Academic Affairs, Cork Institute of Technology

24 May, 2018

This privacy notice explains how the Institute collects, uses and shares your personal data, and your rights in relation to the personal data we hold. This privacy notice concerns our processing of personal data of past, present and prospective students of the Institute.

The Institute is the data controller all personal data that it holds and processes and is subject to the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2003 and to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25 May 2018.



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21 May, 2018

Jack O’Driscoll, a CIT student who suffered a vertebrae break during Storm Emma was left paralysed from the chest down and this years CIT SU Charity Facebook Auction taking place between 22nd-29th May sees all proceeds going to this worthy cause. 

Please visit the CITSU facebook page every day to check out whats on offer. Please like and share to extend it's reach. If you fancy it, why not make a bid?

01 May, 2018


The Students’ Union and the Student Affairs Division in conjunction with the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, are hosting a Mile for Jack event at the Athletic Track on Wednesday next, May 2nd, at 1.00pm


On March 1, prior to the red alert for Storm Emma, Jack O Driscoll, a first year student in the BEng Environmental Engineering, was out in the snow and an awkward fall resulted in Jack fracturing vertebrate in his neck which has paralysed him from the chest down. Jack is currently a patient at the High Dependency Unit in the Mater Hospital, Dublin.


The CIT community are hosting this event to express its solidarity with Jack and his family. The President of the Institute, Dr Barry O Connor, will start proceedings and colleagues/students can walk or run the mile. Photographs will be taken and passed onto Jack and his family as an expression of solidarity at this time.


There will be buckets at the track during the event and in the Canteen and Shops over the coming week for people who wish to make a donation to the Jack O Driscoll Fund. However the primary aim of this event is an expression of unity and support with Jack and his family at this time.


The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ Committee will also have a showing of CIT Strictly event, in the Theatre the following evening, Thursday May 3rd with proceeds from that viewing going to the Jack O Driscoll Fund – more anon from them!


Our colleagues in the Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering will be advertising another event in the near future and wish them and all endeavours for Jack, well. 



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Kind regards and thanks,


Sam Dawson

President CIT Students’ Union


Dan Collins

Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager


Des Walsh

Head of Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

25 April, 2018

The Don Baker & Rob Strong Band

Live at the Rory Gallagher Theatre, CIT Bishopstown Campus.

DATE - Friday 4th May 2018

7.30pm  // Doors at 7.15pm

Tickets €20 available only at


Capacity is limited to 120, fully seated. There is no bar at the venue or on the CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Two of Ireland’s best ever rock/blues musicians have collaborated to record an album together and tour many of Ireland’s best known venues in 2018. Don Baker is known as a prolific singer/songwriter/musician for over 50 years and has had two number one singles ‘Winner in You’ on the RTE label and ‘Inner City’ which was recorded by The Jolly Beggarmen. Other artists to record Don’s songs include Sinéad O’ Connor, Finbar Furey, Declan O’ Rourke and Liam Ó Maonlaoi, with Bono from U2 describing Don as ‘The best harmonica player in the world’. Don, has published several books on how to play the harmonica, which have been translated into many different languages, including Japanese! He has also released a total of 15 albums during his career. As an actor Don is best known for his role in ‘In the Name of the Father’ alongside Daniel Day Lewis, and also as gangster Thomas Flynn in ‘Fair City’.

Rob Strong, from Derry, on bass guitar and lead vocals, is another of Ireland’s Living Legends, who also has been performing for more than five decades! Rob still has that unique and sensational voice that saw him pull in huge crowds with ‘ The Plattermen’ one of the top showbands of the ‘1960s, and his own band The Rockets in the 1970s. Indeed Rob once turned down the opportunity to join the world famous ‘Deep Purple’. Rob also plays bass and sings, with his son, Andrew Strong, lead singer of ‘The Commitments, when they tour Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

The band also features one of Ireland’s best keyboard players, Salvatore Urbano from Naples in Italy. ’Sal’ has also recorded with Damien Dempsey, Brian Kennedy, Sinead O’ Connor and Eleanor McEvoy. He is widely regarded as amongst the best in the business and fuses the band’s blues and rock genres, in such a natural and creative manner. On drums we have Kevin Malone from Dublin, who has played with Sinéad O Connor, Bree Harris and Los Paradiso. Miranda Thornton, previously lead singer with Tweed, completes a stellar line-up in a pulsating new band.

All in all, Don, Rob and the band, guarantee a great night of real rock n’ roll Live! No backing tracks, no sound effects, not even lip-sync- just pure raw talent that has stood the test of time- over 50 years on the rock n’ roll road in Ireland, the country’s finest ever exponents of Soul, Rock and Blues!


22 March, 2018

Do you have excellent communication skills? Are you outgoing, professional, helpful and able to work as part of a team? Then we want you to apply online today!

Good Start Ambassadors are involved in all aspects of the Good Start welcome campaign, during the first four weeks of semester 1. Good Start is run by students for students and aims to help first years to become familiar with the campus, settle in, meet new people, get prepared for study and find who’s here to help along the way.


Student Leader work involves acting as an ambassador for CIT. Student Leaders primarily assist in the Registration & Orientation Programme for first years. They also provide support to other CIT Events such as Open Day, Careers Fair, Conferrings, Postgrad Fair and other departmental events throughout the year.


Application deadline 5pm, Friday 20th April 2018

20 March, 2018

What's On: ALC Easter Programme
When: 3rd and 4th April 2018
Where: Room C214
Lecturers will be available to support your learning and to give you good guidance. Just drop-in with your questions and problems!


Tuesday 3rd April 2018
10am to 12noon Physics
12pm to 2pm Chemistry
12pm to 2pm Mechanics/Thermo fluids
2pm to 4pm Mathematics & Statistics

Wednesday 4th April 2018
10am to 12noon Physics
12pm to 2pm Chemistry
12pm to 2pm Mechanics/Thermo fluids
2pm to 4pm Mathematics & Statistics

For more information visit:

20 March, 2018

The Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre (WSSIC) at the Nimbus Research Centre in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is undertaking a project on the role of water reuse in Ireland in the context of the circular economy. The project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the EPA Research Programme 2014-2020. One key aspect of the project is to conduct a national survey to assess public opinion regarding the potential for reuse of treated wastewater in Ireland.



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Natural resources are valuable assets that need protecting and careful management to ensure the future sustainability of society. Many industries, and sectors in the economy, are driving ahead in efforts to reduce waste, by recovering and reusing useful resources from what would previously have been discarded. Society as a whole has much to gain by following this circular economy approach, whereby raw resources are used more sparingly and waste is minimised. Benefits range from reduced costs for individual consumers, to helping reduce carbon emissions, and combatting climate change.


Water is a valuable resource. Delivering clean water to households, offices, and industries, and treating it afterwards, is energy and cost intensive. Due to water scarcity and to avoid waste, many countries have adopted measures to reuse treated wastewater for applications like agricultural irrigation and street cleaning, or for household uses like toilet flushing and gardening. To date, Ireland has no such water reuse projects.


“In other countries, reuse of treated wastewater has been proven as a reliable alternative water resource and an effective solution for coping with water scarcity conditions. However, public engagement and acceptance is considered essential for the successful adoption of any water reuse projects” according to Dr Eoin Byrne, Project Researcher.


“Recent extreme weather impacts have highlighted the vulnerability of some water resources in Ireland. This is not just an Irish problem; many countries worldwide are experiencing uncertainty in relation to the future of their water supplies. So now is a good time to assess public opinion regarding the potential for reuse of treated wastewater in Ireland” continued Kevin Fitzgibbon, coordinator of the WSSIC at the Nimbus Research Centre in CIT.


Anyone may participate in the survey and all contributions are welcome. Survey participants will be in with a chance to win a luxury break at the 5* Cliff House Hotel. Survey results will be contained in the project’s final report and will be widely publicised. To access the survey, please click here


For further information please contact (Kevin Fitzgibbon, Coordinator, Water Systems and Services Innovation Centre (WSSIC) at Nimbus Research Centre, CIT). Tel. +353 21 4335095 or +353 87 6464691.



16 March, 2018

The 1916 Bursary Fund was recently announced by the Minister for Education and Skills.  The purpose of this funding is to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education due to socio-economic disadvantage.


The South Cluster of Higher Education Institutions has been awarded 35 bursaries in total. Up to seven bursaries will be made available for CIT students. The bursaries are to the amount of €5,000 for each year of an undergraduate programme. 



Eligibility to Apply:

Applications are invited from students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds in one or more of the following categories:


  • Students from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds;
  • First time, mature student entrants;
  • Students with a disability – particularly students with a physical/mobility impairment, students are who deaf/hard of hearing and students who are blind or have a visual impairment;
  • Irish Travellers;
  • Further education award holders;
  • Lone parents in receipt of a means tested social welfare payment (at least 20% of the bursaries will be targeted at lone parents);
  • Ethnic minorities (including programme refugees);
  • Students who are or were in the Care of the State



Household Income

In order to be considered for a bursary, your household / family income must be less than €45,790 and you must be able to provide evidence of socio-economic disadvantage (i.e. membership of one or more of the categories listed above is not enough in itself).


Application is limited to those in Year 1 of their (undergraduate) programme only

Applicants from those currently repeating Year 1 of their undergraduate programme will only be considered in cases where evidence is supplied that a significant life event was the reason for poor performance in the last academic year. Examples of such life events include major ill health which was certified at the time, pregnancy, bereavement in the immediate family.


Part-time students may apply provided the student is registered on an undergraduate programme.



As it is expected that the number of applications will exceed the number of bursaries available, the partner institutions will prioritise those who can provide evidence of membership of more than one of the categories listed above and the institutions will give due regard to ensuring that the benefit of the bursaries is maximised.


Application Deadline:

The deadline for application is 4pm, 20th April, 2018 and all documentation must be included as part of your on-line application.


The decision on the final recipients of the bursaries will be made by the four third-level institutions named above. You are advised that staff in all four institutions will review applications from each institution i.e. your application may be reviewed by staff from all four institutions.



Application Form:

This is an online application only. Please use this button link below to the 1916 Bursaries Application Form.



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Yours sincerely,

The South Cluster Partnership



01 March, 2018

Learn to use Design Thinking tools and techniques and grab some of the €400 prize fund.


Innovation Week Design Thinking Challenge

As part of Innovation Week 2018, CIT, Cork County Council, Service rePublic and the Older Persons Alliance are hosting a Design Thinking Challenge.

In teams of four, students will be required to solve a real challenge for the older persons community in Cork, using Design Thinking tools and techniques.

Note: students can register as an individual and we will assign them to a team.


Open to all CIT students.


Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided to participants.

23 February, 2018

For the timetable and details of our great line up of RAG Week events taking place between 26 Feb - 1 Mar, please click on the following link...

The Down Syndrome Centre Cork was founded in early 2017 in response to a recognised need in the Cork region for the provision of support and facilities for families and carers of young children with Down Syndrome. Founded and run by parents of children with Down Syndrome, the purpose of the centre is to provide three core functions; diagnosis support, early intervention therapies and building lasting friendships.

05 February, 2018

We value your voice, have your say!

We want to hear from all our first year, final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Irish Survey of Student Engagement. Tell us about your experience of higher education and of CIT. We want to use your feedback to identify areas of good practice and areas that may need improvement to enhance the student experience. Have your say by completing the student engagement survey, details of which have been emailed to you on your @mycit email address.

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) is a national project which has the support of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and CIT Students’ Union.

We are inviting you to take part in ISSE. The survey is open to first year, final year undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research students for 3 weeks and begins today, 5th February 2018, in CIT. 

The survey only takes 10 minutes... every voice matters, have yours heard!

You can complete this survey on a computer, tablet or smartphone which allows you to fill in the survey anywhere and at any time. You can partially complete the survey and return to the questions at any time while the survey is open, your answers will be saved and you have the possibility to change their answers up until the survey closes on Friday 23rd 2018.

Your responses are confidential and your participation in the survey is voluntary.

You can help us a lot by taking time to share your experiences of higher education so that we can continue to improve the student experience at CIT once the survey is over. 

If you experience any technical issues, please contact Servicedesk (

Further information is available at

29 January, 2018

29 January, 2018

05 December, 2017

Enactus CIT's project, Trash 2 Cash are having their first sale of products during the CIT Christmas Fair in the Student Centre on the 6th and 7th of December from 10am to 3pm.


They will have up-cycled, decorative lass bottles for sale made with students from the Cork Life Center. Students from the Cork Life Center will also be present to sell the products they have made. 



For more details contact Enactus CIT at:


01 December, 2017

22 November, 2017

With exam time fast approaching, CIT’s AnSEO, Student Engagement Office, are offering Academic Success Coaching to all its students.

The Exam Prep-Are You Ready? sessions focus on getting organised and prepared for exams. CIT’s Academic Success Coaches will provide pre-exam planning, preparation tips, study techniques, self-care and self-care.

Exam Prep – Are You Ready? sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday 23/11 – 5pm in IT1
  • Tuesday 28/11 – 5pm in IT2
  • Thursday 30/11 – 5pm in IT1

Sessions are available to all full-time CIT students. Students may book a space at a session through the website exams however just showing up to a session is also encouraged.

With backgrounds in career guidance, counselling, coaching and psychology, the Academic Success Coaches are specially qualified to support students in their study and in their wellbeing.

Mary McCarthy, Academic Success Coach held the first Exam Prep - Are You Ready session on Tuesday last, she says, “We’ve had a great start to our sessions students leave with a toolkit of resources to take on the exam season. Sometimes all it takes is a different way of looking at things to get on the right track for exams. We help our students to reach their full potential; by helping them to understand their study habits and tailoring approaches that work for their individual needs.”

Academic Success Coaching is one of the many programmes run by AnSEO, Student Engagement Office. Other programmes include Good Start, Academic Learning Centre, PALS (Peer Assisted Learning and Support) and sparq at CIT: Student Partnership in Quality.  More information can be found at


Credit: Amy Couch, Susan Deasy and Fiachra O Corragain, MA in PR & New Media 2017/18

18 November, 2017

Cork Institute of Technology offers part-time courses from a 15 week Certificate in Digital Marketing (level 8) to a two year Masters Degree in Digital Marketing Strategy.


An innovative blend of lectures, seminars, workshops and labs is used to ensure that the programme is relevant, engaging and enjoyable. Courses are structured to ensure that student’s time is used wisely and entails a variety of industry speakers drawn from the business world. 



Level 8 Certificate in Digital Marketing

The Certificate programme involves four modules (5 credits each): Digital Marketing Environment, Digital Advertising and Social Media, Website Optimisation and Analytics, and Applied Digital Marketing Strategy. Students will attend classes for two full Saturdays and 12 Tuesday evenings over a 15 week period. All classes and workshop will be held at CIT Bishopstown Campus. For more information please click the button below.

Certificate in Digital Marketing


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Level 9 Masters Degree in Digital Marketing Strategy

The MSc in Digital Marketing Strategy is a level 9 Masters Degree and takes place over 4 semesters and includes the flexibility required by those with busy lifestyles. The first semester involves 4 mandatory modules (that comprises the Certificate in Digital Marketing). This semester gives students an excellent grounding in the essential skills and knowledge of Digital Marketing.

#MScDMCIT Class 2017 attending DMX Conference at AVIVA Stadium (March 2017)


This programme allows each student to choose the combination of elective modules that suits them while the innovative professional development module offers some learning flexibility in the earlier stages of the programme. The final semester comprises a 6-month action research project which is often completed in the participant’s workplace. This project is guided by CIT academics but has a very strong practical focus.  

MSc in Digital Marketing Strategy


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17 November, 2017


06 November, 2017

Pick up your copy of expliCIT for a chance to WIN! Wagamama & Captain Americas voucher prizes in our fun new competitions! View expliCIT online... 

Click on this link for the full Body & Soul Campaign timetable  

01 November, 2017

AnSEO – The Student Engagement Office, CIT, in collaboration with The North European Centre for Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS) will host the 8th Annual PASS PAL Leader Conference on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November at CIT’s Bishopstown Campus, bringing together PASS/PAL Leaders from Ireland, UK, Germany and Sweden.


Student Leaders and Staff from 25 Northern European universities/institutions have registered to attend and participate in the PASS PAL Leader Conference, 2017. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with each other, to learn and share best practices and experience, to upskill, to network, all while having fun. PASS/PAL Leaders are trained students who use many different learning tools and techniques to lead and facilitate study sessions with younger year groups.


The conference theme for 2017 is - The Power of We: Exploring and Upskilling for Collaborative Learning.

‘Together we can all achieve more.  The CIT motto ‘Rísam Uile’ - Let Us All Succeed Together, as well as CIT’s long and hard-earned reputation for being student centric, informed our thoughts when choosing a theme’ says Marese Bermingham, Head, AnSEO Student Engagement Office and Head, Teaching and Learning Unit CIT. ‘Student to student peer learning support can be a very powerful method in assisting students to reach their full potential academically and personally. At CIT our PALS (Peer Assisted Learning and Support) project is one of a range of positive actions we are taking to maximise our students progression and success. In recent years we have introduced an excellent student induction programme, Good Start; Academic Success Coaching; Student / Staff partnership in Quality, sparq at CIT; tailored Transitions to CIT projects led by academic programme teams and we offer a range of academic learning supports in challenging subject areas through our Academic Learning Centre. In CIT our students matter and every student counts. We are very honoured to have been selected to host the Peer Assisted Study conference this year and look forward to welcoming all our visitors to Cork’

Throughout the weekend sessions will run covering topics focused around collaborative learning such as Diverse Learning Styles, Influencing and Working Together, Leadership Styles, Managing Conflict in Groups, Mindfulness and Using Art and Creativity to Explore Collaborative Working. Sessions will be led by staff from CIT, the University of Manchester and the UK Academic Peer Learning Group.


PASS/PAL, also known as Supplemental Instruction (SI), was developed by Dr. Deanna Martin in 1973 at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Since 1981, it has been continually recognised by the US Department for Education as one of the few post-secondary 'Exemplary Educational Programs'. PASS/PAL/SI programmes, facilitated by trained SI Supervisors, operate in a number of universities and institutions worldwide. The European Centre for PASS/ PAL is situated in the University of Lund, Sweden.


For more information on the PASS PAL Conference visit 


15 October, 2017

Good evening Students,

I hope you are all getting safely through the day.

Please note that all campuses of CIT will be open as normal on Tuesday 17th October.

However to facilitate the safe return of students to Cork, lectures will recommence at 12.00 noon. 

Any examination due to happen before 12.00 will be rescheduled. If students are unable to return and have examination after 12.00 should email their lecturer and let them know. 

Please stay tuned to Public Service announcements for updates. 

Dr Dan Collins
(Head of Student Services)

29 September, 2017

See our poster below and check Keep an eye on social media, posters and TV screens on campus


21 September, 2017

CIT Arts Office and CIT Students Union proudly present

Live at the Rory Gallagher Theatre    |    A series of unique performances by Irish artists.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE - only 120 available!

€5 at
(€7 at the door if available)


Wednesday 27th September 2017

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The band drifted together in the usual fashion… inspired by boredom, creative energy, and a passion for music – obvious reference points are Pixies, The Cure, The Clash and Arcade Fire; more oblique influences slide in from most genres of music and virtually every decade from the 50s onwards. Over a period of time that saw others attempt to tie down a description of their sound, they holed up in the wilds of Portrane, Co Dublin and concentrated on writing songs, pure and simple. They had no interest in the frills and fripperies or the empty bombast that occupy other bands; for them it has always been about 4 people communing to harness honest emotion, fashion melodic hooks, and roll out infectious rhythms.



Suffice it to say the band’s self-released third album (and third consecutive Top 10 charting album in Ireland), Little Sparks (on their own Delorecords label) has been hailed as their best music to date. It is packed with a beautiful balance of gutsy, melodic guitar songs riddled with harmonies, pure pop moments, and more reflective, building soundscapes.


The Irish media greeted its release with a rake of 4 and 5 star reviews:

  • “The sound of a band who have found their musical and lyrical groove.” Irish Times
  • “One of the finest Irish releases of recent times!”
  • “Uniformly fabulous!”
  • “Last November’s EP hinted that Delorentos had some new tricks up their sleeve, but it didn’t fully prepare the listener for the quality and consistency of this hugely assured album.” Irish Independent


On the release of Little Sparks Delorentos set up a series of one-day pop-up shops in disused stores around Ireland to promote the record and meet and play acoustically to fans and newcomers alike; this on top of having self-produced a full-colour A4 magazine (themed around their favourite creative people in the arts in Ireland) to package the 4-track EP that preceded the album.


Meanwhile the band’s live shows in 2012 (both electric and acoustic) have seen them thrill crowds in Ireland, Spain and Germany with headline shows and festival appearances alike (including appearances at Electric Picnic (Ireland), Benecassim (Spain), The Reeperbahn Festival (Germany) SOS 4.8 (Spain), Santander (Spain), San Sebastian (Spain…..). And having learned a whole set of new instruments so that they could perform fully-fledged acoustic sets, the band have also continued to display the gentler, more reflective side of their musical nature with acoustic tours and one-off shows in churches and theatres wherever and whenever the opportunity arises.


Since 2007 Delorentos have released three critically acclaimed albums; 2007’s In Love With Detail, nominated for Best Album at both the Choice Music Prize and the Meteor Awards, 2009’s You Can Make Sound, which as well as hitting number 2 in the Irish charts won’s Album of the Year; and 2012’s Little Sparks. As well as their recording success, Delorentos have always been a touring band, and since 2007 have played extensively in Ireland, as well as the UK, Europe and North America.

The rest is yet to unfold, pay rapt attention!

Delorentos are Kieran, Ross, Ro and Níal.


18 September, 2017

Click below link for CIT SU info page . Have a great week!


14 September, 2017

10 September, 2017


We are delighted you have chosen to study at CIT. 

CIT's Good Start programme aims to help new students to find their way by focusing on success, belonging, 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.

There is no question too big or small for our Good Start team, and if we don't know the answer we will find out for you. Remember there is no need to be shy and there is no such thing as a silly question. All of the Good Start Ambassadors were First Years once too (!), so they know what its like adjusting to college life. 

The Just Ask! desk will be stationed in the Main Corridor of the Bishosptown Campus throughout the first four weeks of college to answer any questions you may have. There will also be lots of opportunities to win some great prizes - be sure to 'Just Ask!' to enter.

Please click here for further informaiton.


06 September, 2017

18 May, 2017

CIT Societies is seeking applications from students of CIT, for a graduate internship programme. The programme will be 9 months in duration effective from 1st September 2017 to 31st May 2018.

The Graduate Intern will work on various programmes operating within the Societies Office and on a wide range of activities associated with student organisations at Cork Institute of Technology. The overall aim of the Societies Office is to encourage student involvement in societies and support the student committee officers in organising events and activities.

For further details on job description and how to apply please go to the Societies website

Closing date is Thursday 25th May. Applicants must apply online

02 May, 2017

18th June – 27th August 2017

Cork Institute of Technology in Cork (CIT), Ireland


  • Response Deadline: 10th May 2017


The International Space University Space Studies Programme (ISU SSP17) is the premier space networking event and it will take place this from 26th June to 25th August 2017 in Cork Institute of Technology. SSP17 will involve over 100 participants, 30 ISU staff, 7 astronauts and over 160 visiting space industry experts, including experts from the growing Irish space industry. The Chancellor of ISU, Buzz Aldrin, will address the Opening Ceremony on 26th June and give a public talk on 27th June. There will be 53 public events in total. For further information see and Appendix 1 below.



Who We Need

The SSP17 team is looking for responses to this call to fill the position of Logistical Support Staff. As an SSP17 staff member you will be an integral part of the SSP17 team. You will have the opportunity to network with the ISU faculty & visiting lecturers, SSP Chairs, participants, distinguished lecturers, and other well-­known individuals and officials working in the space business. You will learn about the global space industry business and make contacts that will be invaluable in your future career.


You must hold a full valid driving licence, as part of your duties will be to transport visiting lecturers and other VIPs. A car will be provided through our transport sponsor, Keary’s.


This position would suit anyone with an interest in the space industry and who is available from June 18th – August 27th inclusive. SSP’s are dynamic working environments where staff need to be able to work with a wide range of nationalities, completing tasks to tight deadlines. You do not have to be an expert in space industry matters and all discipline backgrounds are welcome to apply.



Description of Duties

The main tasks will consist of, but will not be limited to:

  • providing general support to the SSP17 Logistics Coordinator as needed in planning and executing the Program,
  • planning and coordinating on-site transportation for all participants as needed, including driving
  • supporting the SSP Logistics Coordinator in planning, preparing, and delivering the SSP17 Registration and Deregistration,
  • planning and coordinating the welcome and farewell brunch, and the staff welcome and farewell dinners
  • You will be required from 18th June to 27th August, 2017



As a staff member your accommodation and meals will be provided for the duration of your stay. Your accommodation will be in the same complex as other ISU Staff, Participants and Visiting Lecturers. You will be paid a stipend of €100/week. You will also be provided with round­trip travel to the SSP17 venue.



How to Respond to this Call

In the first instance, please send your CV to the Chair of the Local Organising Committee via email and cc to the Host Site Coordinator 

  • Responses should be sent as soon as possible, but no later than 10th May, 2017. Queries can also be directed to Niall or Elizabeth.






The SSP is formatted in three interrelated phases

  • Phase I (Core): Weeks 1-­4 that include core lectures, workshops, and initial team project work
  • Phase II (Department): Weeks 4-­6 that include core lecture wrap-­up, exam coordination and marking, departmental activities, workshops, and team project work
  • Phase III (Team Project): Weeks 6-­9 focused solely on team projects completion.


Program Element Descriptions


Core Lectures – Series of 65 one-­hour lectures given over the course of the first four weeks of the program covering fundamental concepts across all disciplines.


Workshops (WS) – One and one-­half or three-­hour sessions focused on disciplinary or interdisciplinary topics, which must include hands-­on or participatory interactive experiences for the participants. Workshops take place during Phases I & II (27 June – 28 July 2017).


Departmental Activities (DA) – Three-­hour sessions focused on specific departmental activities to include in-­depth lectures, workshops, professional visits, individual or small team project work, or any other active learning activity deemed appropriate by the department chair. The departmental activities take place during Phase II (17 July – 4 August 2017).


Team Projects (TP) – SSP participants address a relevant space topic as an international, interdisciplinary, and intercultural team to produce a final report and executive summary for broad distribution in the space community. TP work spans all three phases of the program becoming the sole focus in Phase III, which is the last three weeks of the SSP session (7 August – 25 August 2017).


The ISU Academic Council selects two of the TP topics. The host institution provides the third TP topic. The team projects for SSP17 are:


Team Project 1 -­ ISS Conversion into an Earth-­Moon-­Earth Cycler

Team Project 2 – Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystem for Space -­                    

"Handbook for How to Start Your Own Space Company"

Team Project 3 –  A Roadmap for Building a Strong Space Industry


30 March, 2017

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) will host the 30th International Space University (ISU) in Cork this Summer and it has been announced that the Guest of Honour at the opening event on Monday, June 26th, will be Dr ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, the ISU Chancellor and Apollo 11 Moonwalker.


Dr Aldrin is one of only 12 humans to have walked on the moon after he participated in the Gemini Programme. He is one of the leading advocates for a human Mars mission.



Dr Niall Smith, Chair of the Local Organising Committee and Head of Research at CIT, said “Having one of the iconic figures of the space era in Cork, and having him give a lecture in CIT on 27th June, will be an immense honour. His visit will inspire new generations of students across all disciplines, including science, technology, engineering and maths and as educators, we are tremendously excited about this prospect.”


The SSP is an intense, two month, programme which offers the participants a unique and comprehensive professional development experience covering all aspects of space programme and enterprises. “This is a huge event for Cork, and for CIT. We are very proud and honoured to be hosting ISU’s 30th Space Studies Programme” concluded Dr Smith.



Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. Mission commander Neil Armstrong took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Sea of Tranquility region of the moon, astronaut Michael Collins remained with the command and service modules in lunar orbit.
Image Credit: NASA


27 March, 2017

Holi- Festival of colours this Friday 31/3/17

  • Tickests are 3 euro and includes T-shirt and colours. Event is from 2:30 to 6:00 pm. Please make sure to wear clothes that you dont need anymore ! Dressing rooms and toilets in CIT cannot be used to after the event to change or freshen up.
  • Complementary food from will be served from 2:30-3:30 in West Atrium.
  • Tickets are available from Indian Society Committe members and Societies Office until Wednesday the: 29/3/2017
  • Contact Details of society:
  • Email:
  • Facebook: @CITIndianSociety


24 March, 2017

CIT is the lead pilot institute of the National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP), a programme which aims to develop student capabilities and institutional capacity to enhance engagement at all levels across the higher education system. 

Last week, Thursday 16th March, there was an institutional analysis of CIT's student engagement and partnership activities which brought experts, staff and students to the table.

Simon Varwell, from SPARQS, facilitated a workshop which will explored the current drivers for student engagement at CIT, identifed priorities for CIT and began the groundwork for the formulation of an institutional student engagement policy and plan.

Present at the workshop were members of the Students Union, members of the incoming and outgoing Executive along with Heads of Faculty, School and Department at the meeting.

The group were introduced to the National Student Engagement Programme and CIT’s role within it, along with an introduction to the HEA’s Principles of Student Engagement.

The day was spent examining how the Institute currently engages in partnership activities with students and  explored opportunities for students and staff to continue to work together on formal and informal mechanisms for quality assurance, enhancement and governance.

The workshop proved a success as the group made progress on deciding on institutional priorities which will help develop an institutional strategy, while also contributing to the NStEP national programme. 

20 March, 2017

Class Reps are nominated for Union Council Awards by their classmates – it takes just a few minutes and it offers the perfect opportunity to thank them, simply fill in this short NominationForm

Forms are also available in hard copy format in the latest edition of expliCIT and must be returned to Fiona Leddy in SU Office  by 5.00 pm on Thursday 30th March 2017.

Class Reps act in a voluntary capacity to enhance the college life of the students in their classes by engaging with the Students’ Union, academic staff and other Institute staff.  Their involvement is integral to the success of events, projects and campaigns organised by the Students’ Union.

A Class Representative provides many services to their class and these can include:

  • Representing their class at a Union Council level
  • Liaising between the Students’ Union and class groups
  • Sitting on course boards
  • Liaising with academic staff
  • Attending NStEP & Sparq at CIT events/activities
  • Information dissemination
  • Organisation of class events and hoodies

The Union Council Awards recognises the contribution of Class Reps to the Students’ Union and to the Institute as a whole. At this ceremony all active Class Reps are presented with a Certificate of Merit recognising their voluntary contribution to Students’ Union activities which is endorsed by the Institute’s Registrar & Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Students’ Union President.

13 March, 2017

Throughout the last three weeks the Irish Survey of Student Engagement was run in CIT. It asked you of your experience in CIT, what are we doing well here and how might we improve the CIT college experience for future students.

The survey was open to first year, final year undergraduate, and taught postgraduate students and had a whopping 33% response rate, that's over 2,000 students.  

We will use your feedback to identify areas of good practice, find out where we need to improve and to inform the development of the CIT Student Engagement Strategic Plan. Your insight, as a student of CIT, is invaluable to us when it comes to planning, developing and improving the student experience.

Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to participate. Your voice has been heard. 


02 March, 2017

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement is a national project and has the support of Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and CITSU. The survey is designed to listen to the experiences of STUDENTS (that’s YOU), what are we doing well here and how might we improve life at CIT for future students.

The survey is open to first year, final year undergraduate, and taught postgraduate students for 3 weeks and began in CIT on 20th February. 

We want to use YOUR feedback to identify areas of good practice and find out where we need to improve on what we’re doing. At the moment 12% of students have begun the survey, we need your help to bring up that percentage so that we can actually use the data to continue to improve the student experience at CIT once the survey is over.

The survey only takes 10 minutes... every voice matters, have yours heard.


- CIT Student Engagement Office


08 February, 2017

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31 January, 2017

On Friday 27th of January, Enactus Ireland held its Spring Summit in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).  The Spring Summit focuses on a number of helpful training sessions with the objective of improving their social enterprise projects, while also identifying any potential risk and issues the teams could face between now and the National competition.

150 students from 10 colleges around Ireland came together in the hope of bettering their projects. Students will take part in a 10 phase Project den which includes topics such as Project management, marketing and succession planning.  The practical sessions, delivered by partner companies of Enactus Ireland, give an insight in to how projects are managed and progressed in industry while also developing the leadership and teamwork skills of the groups.

Each team has had Access to support and mentorship from a range of Enactus partners including bank of Ireland, KPMG, Abbott, Cartrawler, AIG, KBC Bank, Willis Towers Watson, MERC Partners, Microsoft, New Ireland Assurance, Unilever, Musgrave Group, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Oracle, HSBC, Havas and The Ireland Funds.


This Summit offered the opportunity for the projects to continue with their development, in addition to being able to network with the rest of participants and entrepreneurs. The day proved to be very rewarding for the participants who were satisfied with the work achieved throughout the busy sessions and the progress made on their projects.


Students were welcomed to the student summit by Gerard O Donovan, Head of the Faculty of Business and humanities in CIT, who emphasised the importance of such collaborative events with key industry partners and encouraged all participants to make the most of the invaluable entrepreneurial skills they are gaining through these projects and initiatives.

Cork Institute of Technology were delighted to host this year’s student summit, an activity that compliments the wide range of student entrepreneurship initiatives taking place here on campus. 


Enactus CIT are very encouraged by the progress to date and proud of the impacts achieved by the projects they have undertaken.  The social entrepreneurship society offers great benefits for the students involved, developing a wide range of skills, offering access to top internships across Ireland and opportunities to travel the world.


The Enactus global initiative was introduced to the CIT campus in 2015 by the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence who continuously supports the group, acting as faculty advisors and supporting the progression of the social entrepreneurship projects.


For further information please contact or

26 January, 2017

College work… what’s that?

Throughout the holidays you probably spent hours watching Netflix in your pjs, slept in, worked a bunch of shifts in your part time job, spent time with your friends from home, caught up with your family or stuffed your face with as much chocolate as you could manage. Maybe you did all of those things, maybe you did some of those things.

It’s likely though that you didn’t do a tap of college work (unless you had something due). Sound about right?

The thought of studying and doing college work might sound alien to you after the holidays but if you put doing your assignments on the long finger you’ll end up super stressed out as the deadlines get closer.

It takes 21 days to make a habit. That means that if you spend the next three weeks getting into a good study/college work routine (before the assignments pile up) will make the rest of the semester easier. Getting stuck it will pay off in the long run.

‘But I’ve loads of time to get into a habit’ I hear you say. No. You don’t.

Remember when you started college and exam time seemed sooooo far away?

Remember the last few weeks of the semester and how much work you had to get finished?

Remember how it seemed like time flew away from you?

This semester is going to fly too. There are only 12 weeks of classes. Then exams, and then the summer holidays. A time for being outside, going on adventures and soaking up the Irish sun (when it shows up). Also a time for repeat exams … but if you pass your modules you won’t have any repeats from this semester.

The easiest way to pass your modules is to go to class, get stuck in, try your best and ask for help if you need it.

You can do this!

20 January, 2017

The Good Start Team want to help you get off on the right foot this semester, so they have put together few tips that will help make getting out of bed to be on time for that 9am lecture that little bit easier.

Get into the habit of your new timetable

Getting back into the swing of going to classes after being away from college for the Christmas holidays can be hard work. Set your alarm to get up at the same time every day, eat at the same times every day, attend your classes, try to get into a good routine as early as possible  this semester.

Fuel your brain

Cut back on junk food and sugary snacks and drinks. By eating lots of fresh food and veggies you’ll be able to focus and stay alert in class. If you prep your lunch the night before and bring it with you to college, you’ll probably end up saving some cash too. Win, win.


Socialising and catching up with your friends will be all you’ll want to do during the first few weeks of the semester. Arrange to meet them after class or hang out early in the evenings. Late nights will make you really tired and lazy the next day. Our bodies need 7-9 hours to sleep in order to function properly. If you find it hard getting into a sleep routine try setting a bedtime alarm and aim to go to sleep at a similar time every night.

“I like to move it, move it”

Exercising is a great way to combat stress, and let’s face it going to college is stressful. Keep up with your exercise routine or take up something new this semester. The CIT gym is free for all full time students, there are lots of really nice walks around the CIT campuses as well lots of sports clubs you could join. There’s no excuse not to get moving. You’ll feel better afterwards.

Set some goals

New semester, new start! This is a whole new semester for you to get the most out of your college experience. Do you want to do better in your assignments? Join some clubs or societies? Get healthier? Set some goals, write them down and make this semester your best one yet.

Going to college is about getting a good degree and ultimately starting off your career to enable you to get a good job when you’re finished. Get off to a Good Start this semester and make the most of your time here. College years are the best years of your life.

17 January, 2017

Getting back into the routine of college might seem strange after the long winter break. Semester 2 is an opportunity to make a fresh start, so start as you mean to continue.

Good Start Semester 2 will run over the course of the first week. Just like last semester, the Good Start Ambassadors are trained CIT students, who will be on hand to welcome you back and point you in the right direction.

So, if you forgot where your classrooms are? Can’t remember how to use blackboard? Need some help figuring out your Semester 2 timetable? There will be a Just Ask! desk* in the main corridor during the first week (8.30-9.30am and 12-2pm) to help you find your feet again. The Good Start Ambassadors will be happy to help you. Don’t be shy, ask any question you want. We were all in first year once and remember that it's ok to ask for help.

Setting goals and starting good habits at the beginning of the semester will set you on the right track. Eating a good breakfast is a good habit to set you up for the day. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, the Good Start team will host a ‘Rise and Shine’ free and healthy breakfast-time event on Tuesday 31st January at 8.20am in the West Atrium.* There will be tea, coffee, porridge, fresh fruit and breakfast bars available. Supply is limited so get there early!

Exam results will be available on Thursday 2nd February. Stop; before you start panicking take a deep breath and don’t freak out. Worrying won’t get you anywhere. The Exams Office will send you an email to your myCIT email account at the end of January with how to access your results.  You will be able to access them online via a link in that email or via the Web4Student section of the website.

Some of you will be very happy with your results (great job you guys!). On the other hand, some of you may not be happy with your results (don’t worry, its not the end of the world, there are things you can do). There will be a Just Ask! about Exam Results desk in the main corridor on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of January (8.30-9.30am – 12-2pm) with important information from the Exams Office to help guide you through the exam results process.

Its important that you talk to someone if you have questions or worries in relation to your exam results. You can talk to the Good Start Ambassadors, Lecturers, Head of Department, Department Secretaries, Students Union, Academic Success Coaches and Student Support services. Talking to the right people will help you understand your exam results and help you identify what next steps you need take.

Keep an eye on CIT Social Media for study tips to help you knuckle down and get off to a good academic start to Semester 2.

We will be running competitions at the Just Ask! desk where you could win a whole host of prizes. Be honest, who doesn’t love free stuffJ. So keep your eyes peeled. If you’re not in you can’t win.

*Events in satellite campuses will be held at different times, check in with your Good Start Ambassadors or for details.

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 -
  • · EIL International -
  • · SERVE -
  • 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 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:    

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:, visit 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, 

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.


P. Houin and J. Azou 6:30.70
G. O’Donovan and P. O'Donovan 6:31.23
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, 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.



  • 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

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.


  • 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

To 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  by April 1st to apply for free ticket.


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


For further information or queries please email / 

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


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



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

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



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



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

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



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



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 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 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 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, if you have any questions please contact:

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. 


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


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

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:

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


  • 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 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; 


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 . 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


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.


CURTIS AUDITORIUM > Please click here to book online
STACK THEATRE > Please click here to book online 

05 November, 2015



Make sure to book your space early for the safeTALK courses by emailing

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


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 5k for €10 or 10k for €15, the choice is yours and includes a free t-shirt & goody bag! Go on be a Rebel!


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

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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


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 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.


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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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

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 

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 

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 before 5pm Friday, 26 June 2015.

05 June, 2015

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.



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.


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.


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.


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

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. 


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.


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



CSM Recording Suite
Tuesday 26th May 2015 @ 7pm



Friday 22nd May 2015 @ 7.30pm
Curtis Auditorium



Monday 11th May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Stack Theatre



Monday 11th May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Curtis Auditorium


Friday 8th May 2015 @ 8pm
Curis Auditorium

Directed by Jerry Creedon


Friday 8th May 2015 @ 1.00pm
Curtis Auditorium



7th May 2015 @ 5.30pm
Curtis Auditorium



Thursday 7th May 2015 @ 1.10pm



Wednesday, 6th May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Curtis Auditorium



Sunday 3rd May 2015
Curtis Auditorium @ 1.10pm



Saturday 2nd May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Curtis Auditorium



Friday 1st May 2015 @ 1.10pm
Curtis Auditorium



29th April - 3rd May 2015


Sunday 26th April 2015 @ 2.30pm
Curtis Auditorium



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 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 

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

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: 


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: 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 



The Whistle
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.).

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


  • 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.



16 April, 2015


Thursday 30th April 2015        
2.00pm to 8.30pm  

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


 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 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.


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.


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...



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 or 021 4335344

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.

Please contact CIT Arts Office at 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
021 4335344




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  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.).


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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




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:


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


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

Tickets: €15, €10 (concessions) online from

Wednesday 25th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
Thursday 26th March 2015 @ 2.00pm
Friday 27th March 2015 @ 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 2015 @ 7.30pm 
  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.


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:


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 by 4.00 pm Friday 27 Feb.

18 February, 2015


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 


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:  
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  

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


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

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:

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

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 or find us on Facebook at and Twitter


20 November, 2014

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

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



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 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 -
  2. EIL Ireland -

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 and select your favourite by clicking here



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..

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:














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

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 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

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 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 . 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:

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

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:

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...

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

17 September, 2014

For more information on events 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.

16 September, 2014



























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. 



“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.



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)

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:   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




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  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.



Jonathan McCarthy

IT Manager

18 May, 2014

Detailed information at

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.


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.


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  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



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

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
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


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 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'.


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:
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 


For further information or queries please email

*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.

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

10pm to 4pm in Room D239 by Sinéad Huskisson

More information, visit

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


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:

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


The on-line application form and the full Terms and Conditions can be downloaded at   


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: or drop into the SU office – next submission deadline is 7th April.

View the latest issue via this link:





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
Email: for ticket enquiries.


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: Tickets are also available at the main office in the CIT Cork School of Music.

Email: 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





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.



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.


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:







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


Complimentary buses

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










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:

If you have any questions: contact





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 - 

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.”







30 March, 2021

The Stigma is Silly workshops have been running for the past number of week to great success with over 200 students attending, becoming informed and committing to be visual Mental Health advocates to help reduce the Stigma around Mental Health.

The 60 minute workshops are free to attend, every student who attends a workshop will be posted out a free bobble hat in a colour of your choice.

To register for a workshop, complete the google form for your chosen date:

10 March, 2021

Greetings all,

We hope you are keeping safe and well. Normally at this this of year we would be gearing up and preparations would be well under way for our annual Fun Run/Walk. While we can’t come shoulder to shoulder this year, we would alternatively like to encourage each of you to join us as we host a Virtual Fun Run/Walk. Details are below, but we would like to draw your attention to the fact that you can run/walk any distance, any day or time between the 22-28th of March.

To aid your preparations, Below is a four week 5k training plan. But remember all distances are welcome, while adhering to government guidelines.

So come on, dust off your Cork RTC/CIT/MTU gear and join us to be in with a chance to win a prize!

MTU four week training plan.docx

27 August, 2020



Updated 27th August 2020



Updated Question and Answer Sheet in reference to the Academic Year ahead 2020/2021


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Updated 18th August 2020


Dear Students,


Following the completion of Semester 2 2019-2020, in what were extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances for students and staff alike, preparations are ongoing for the forthcoming academic year, 2020-2021. There is no doubt that Higher Education in 2020/2021 is going to a very different experience for both new students and continuing students.


CIT’s planning for academic year 2020-2021 is informed by the following key principles:

  • The health, safety and well-being of students and staff of CIT and of our community.
  • Safeguarding the academic quality, integrity, and reputation of CIT programmes and awards.
  • Maintaining the quality of the student experience in these changed circumstances.
  • An inclusive approach in the delivery of CIT programmes, protecting the needs and interests of the entire student cohort.   


Please monitor and your email for updates. In particular, please note that a weekly Institute update to students will be issued on and to your email every Tuesday between now and the start of the forthcoming semester. Updates from academic departments will be sent to you via email.


This is a dynamic situation dictated by public health considerations. Students are therefore advised to take account of this when making arrangements regarding accommodation, travel to/from CIT and general study arrangements for 2020/21. In particular, students are advised to ensure that any arrangements which they make are as flexible as possible.


Semester 1 Start Date

The general start date for Semester 1 teaching, learning and assessment will be Monday 21st September 2020 for continuing and part-time students in CIT Bishopstown, CIT CSM, CIT CCAD and NMCI.


Depending on the CAO process, 1st year delivery is scheduled to commence on Monday 5th October 2020.


Term 1 Start Date for SOLAS Apprentices

Monday 28th September 2020.


Term 1 Start Date for CIT CSM Part-time (Conservatoire) students

Monday 14th September 2020.


Please click on the tab below for further information re

  • Academic Calendar for Semester 1 and Semester 2
  • Academic Delivery Model
  • Academic Assessment
  • Craft Apprentices Term Dates
  • Autumn Conferrings


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Thank you for taking the time to read this update. I will be in contact with you again on Tuesday 25th August. In the meantime, please monitor and your email for updates.


With best wishes


Dr Áine Ní Shé
Registrar & Vice President for Academic Affairs (Acting)
18th August 2020

15 May, 2019

CIT Lions Athletics Sports Athletes celebrate wins at the recent "CIT Sports Awards."

David Kenny, 2nd year Mechanical Engineering student (Farranfore Maine Valley AC), celebrated outstanding achievements in Racewalking. He competed over the weekend for Ireland at the European Racewalking Cup of over 20km after winning national titles over the year.

While Katie Walsh, 1st year Chemical Engineering student (Carraig Na Bhfear AC), won an award for her 1st year as a CIT Lioness. Katie, was first placed in the indoor pentathlon and 2nd at the outdoor varsities in the High Jump. She has now been selected to represent the Irish Universities as they take on Scotland.

The prestigious "Fresher of the Year" award was given to Clodagh Walsh, first year Marketing student (Abbey Striders AC) for her phenomenal year in the Pole Vault. Clodagh came first in both varsities Indoor and Outdoor as well as winning multiple national titles with her club. She was selected to represent the Irish Universities to take on Scotland.

Finally Cian O' Neill, 1st year Recreation and Leisure student (Leevale AC), scooped up the International Achievement Award. Cian travelled to Shaijah in the UAE to compete in the IWAS Games, in disciplines Discus and Javelin. Cian took home two medals, coming 2nd in Discus and 3rd in Javelin. Cian’s next stop is the Czech Republic this Summer as he aims to improve his personal bests!

A special mention goes out to 2nd year Marketing student and Ladies Captain Sarah Lawlor (St Josephs AC), 4th year Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Men's Captain Stephen Holland (Cork Track Club), Athletics Development Officer Craig Harrington, (Togher AC), Field Events Coach Eamon Flanagan (Abbey Striders AC) and Head Coach Ian O' Sullivan (Cork Track Club).

31 October, 2018

The CIT STEAM Exhibition Award is presented annually to one or more graduating students from the BA in Fine Art at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, to recognise and promote artist practices that involve or investigate science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.


STEM and the Arts have common history, shared ideas, interests and characters. 

Organised by CIT Arts Office and supported by the Science For Life Office and CIT Department of Physical Sciences, this exhibition is an opportunity to experience artwork that contributes to the conversation, exploring ideas and information in materials, processes, and time.

About the Artists:

"Labours Of The Months"

This installation is created in the gallery following a system of rules inspired by the illustrated scenes of rural labour known as “Labours of the Months” which were produced across Europe during the Medieval and early Renaissance period.


Her work is concerned with close links that exist between nature and science. A focus of the work is the study of plants for the purpose of treating human illness. Botanical study of this nature dates back to antiquity and is an essential component of contemporary medical practices.

For details of the Opening Reception, and other live events during the exhibition, see the CIT Arts & Culture website


14 March, 2018

UPDATE at 4:30pm Wednesday 14th March

Please note that it has been deemed safe to leave the car park adjacent to the all-weather pitch open until 18.00 hrs. Please remove any remaining vehicles parked in this area. The car park and all-weather pitch will remain closed tomorrow morning to facilitate works to rectify the damage.






UPDATE at 3pm Wednesday 14th March:

Please note that it has been deemed safe to reopen the car park adjacent to the all-weather pitch between 15.00 hrs and 16.00 hrs. This decision is based on the current reduction in wind speeds and will be reviewed on an hourly basis. Please remove any vehicles parked in this area.



Please note that on grounds of health and safety it has been necessary to close the car park adjacent to the all-weather pitch, behind the old electrical annex building.


Storm damage has been sustained to the 60M wind mast in the area. Therefore, pedestrian & vehicular access is currently not permitted.


A decision as to the safety of reopening the area will be made and communicated by email before 15.00 hrs.


It would be of great assistance if any students or lecturers in receipt of this message could share with fellow students.


28 February, 2018

Weather Update at 2:30PM FRI 2 MARCH. 2018



CIT campuses will be closed until Monday 5th March due to adverse weather conditions.


Therefore, CIT campuses will remain closed from 1pm on Wednesday, through Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March. This includes campuses at Bishopstown, Cork School of Music, Crawford College of Art & Design and the National Maritime College of Ireland.


We hope that all students, staff and contractors stay safe during this extreme cold weather and heed the advice of Met Éireann and local authorities.





Other Event Notices:

Maths Revision Day for Access Linked Schools Cancelled – 3rd March

  • Due to the uncertainty with the weather for Saturday, we have taken the decision to cancel the first Maths Revision for Leaving Cert students on this Saturday, 3rd March. The second date will go ahead as planned on the 10th March. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Rory Gallagher Plague Unveiling / Concert - 2nd March

  • As a result of the closure of the Institute today and tomorrow CIT regrets to advise that its planned unveiling of a plaque commemorating Rory Gallagher has to be postponed.  The institute will re-schedule the unveiling at a future. Further Information regarding this event: 





28 November, 2017

“Enactus, is using entrepreneurial action to empower people to improve their livelihoods in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way”



A lot of people have not heard about the society called “Enactus” or does not know what exactly this society does. The best way to describe the ethos of Enactus, and what it does, is through the quote stated underneath the title of this article. This a social enterprise society, where innovative ideas are created and implemented as a business to tackle current global social issues in accordance with the UN sustainability goals such as, poverty, quality education, clean water and sanitation, or equality. Not only does Enactus make an impact, it aims to empower people from disadvantaged background by providing them with a sustainable business.


In Ireland country, there are some very serious social problems such as homelessness, inequality in many areas such as those in disadvantaged background or due to mental health issues and many more. Enactus is aware that it is extremely hard to permanently wipe out these current issues, However, it aims to develop solutions that can be brought forward to help these social problems. “Cocoon” and “Trash 2 Cash”, are the two projects created by the Enactus team in CIT to tackle some of the social issues identified above.


“Cocoon” is an innovative idea which tackles the issue of homelessness by empowering young people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. In Ireland the number of people sleeping rough on the streets have been on the rise for the past couple of years. “The most recent figures show a record total of 8,374 people homeless in Ireland. Nationally there are now 5,250 adults and 3,124 children homeless meaning that 37% of those living in emergency accommodation are children. The total number of people homeless rose by 25% from September 2016 to September 2017” (Extracted from Focus Ireland). Cocoon, is a diverse product which offers 3 features in one. It is a bag which can be folded out in to a tent, this provides adequate protection from the harsh weather conditions, and puts a roof on top of people’s head. The aim of this project is to be reusable, which is why it can be folded back into a bag and can be carried easily around.  This reduces waste and is more financially effective for charities to distribute to the homeless. The team are currently finalising the design and will be producing the first prototype of Cocoon. This product will be fully produced by young people from disadvantaged background, and gives them a sustainable income.


“Trash 2 Cash”, is another creative project developed by Enactus CIT, which aims to counter act the issue of environmental waste and the current recycling crisis by empowering the young people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds or suffer from mental health issues. Currently 75% of glass nationwide is being disposed of immediately after use and put in landfills. Enactus CIT saw the opportunity as glass is 100% recyclable and was not being utilized., the team decided to come up with the project “Trash 2 Cash”, which uses recycled glass bottle such as, wine, water and beer bottles, and creates beautiful candle holders, glasses, vases, and more. The main objective is to provide young underprivileged people with the necessary skills to make these products. A key aspect of the project is these products will be sold at local markets around Cork. This ensures a transfer of a practical skill, and provides the youth with income while keeping themselves active.

On 3rd of November 2017, both projects were selected and presented in front of a panel of three extremely qualified judges from CITI Bank to develop our projects. Enactus CIT was successful and was awarded a total of €920 to develop the two projects. This is funding very beneficial, as it allows both projects to continue to grow and develop making the ideas more successful.


Enactus wants more people to join its thriving society, people from all backgrounds are welcome to come and develop these projects. This is an excellent opportunity to change current inadequacies for the better, and make an impact for the better. Enactus CIT believes in these projects and hopes you will too.


16 May, 2016

Your auction link...

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 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:

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 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, if you have any questions please contact:

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.



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

Recently graduated students are eligible to enter this competition.



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



  • 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 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:

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:

If you have any questions: contact

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


"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

Further information is available at


04 March, 2014

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 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: or drop into the SU office – next submission deadline is Monday 3rd March.

View the latest issue via this link:

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 ( & 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   Nominations will close at 5.00 pm Friday 7th March 2014.

Downloadable Nomination Forms & Rules:

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



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

For more information on the first heat, check out the link


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 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:

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) 



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  to enrol any missing modules. Fine increases to €70 on 21st Feb 2014. See your myCIT email for details.


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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


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

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

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



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

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:

If you have any questions: contact:

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.

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 
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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Time: 18:30 – 22:30
Rome – The Formless City

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:

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

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.

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  which will provide details of eligibility and full information on course provision.

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!