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DIT welcomes Mature and Advanced Entry students

Posted: 7 August, 2018

This week, many Mature Students and Advanced Entry students will have received their CAO offer for a programme in DIT.

DIT Welcome Week for Mature Students begins on Tuesday, 4 September with a range of sessions running all week.

DIT is acutely aware that the challenges facing students who are returning to learning are often different from those facing traditional Leaving Cert students, so we offer a range of tailored supports for mature learners and advanced entry students. As part of this support, we provide a Welcome Event programme for Mature and Advanced Entry students to assist in the transition back to education. Last year 94% of students who attended the sessions said they would recommend them to fellow students.

We’re conscious that mature students may have family and work commitments, so the structure of the week is designed so students can choose the sessions that are most relevant to them. The first day on Tuesday, 4th September gives an overview of all the key supports used by mature students – academic, financial aid, health and counselling. More importantly, it’s an opportunity to meet other mature students who will be studying in your programme or college. We will also be introducing mature students from 2nd and 3rd year, and the Mature Student Society, so they can give you some tips on how to succeed at DIT. 

On Wednesday, 5 September and Thursday, 6 September there are a number of different sessions, and students can choose which to register for, based on their interest.  Sessions offered include:

  • Library Introduction
  • Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes
  • Maths Bootcamp
  • IT skills for beginners
  • Science Camp

You can download a copy of the Mature Student Welcome Week programme here.

The following week, the Orientation for all students will begin, where you will be introduced to the academic staff and students on your specific programme. Some information on this Orientation can be found here