CIT Welcomes its 2012 Incoming Undergraduate Students
Published on: Monday, 10 September 2012
From Monday 10th to Friday 14th September, Cork Institute of Technology will welcome 2500 first year Undergraduate and Springboard students to its Registration and Orientation Programme.
Dr Brendan J. Murphy who will formally welcome students, notes that the student is at the very heart of the CIT community and central to the Institute’s mission. ‘Our Mission Statement is to provide a student-centred education for the benefit of the personal, intellectual and professional development of the student. I hope your overall student experience and your years at CIT will be fruitful, exciting and invigorating and that when you will leave, as graduates, that you will look back at your years here with many positive and lasting memories’. Dr Murphy indicated that there are a ‘variety of academic, professional and personal supports available at the Institute and I would encourage you to engage with and avail of these supports if and when the need may arise’. Dr Dan Collins, Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager has also welcomed the new undergraduate students on behalf of all associated with Central Services and Student Affairs.
Dr Collins stated that ‘life as a student in higher education, and specifically at CIT, can be enjoyable and fulfilling…but also challenging and demanding. He invited students to avail of the myriad of supports and service that are available to students and which will assist in ‘contributing to a positive student experience’. He also noted that ‘while the focus of your time at the Institute will be on your academic studies, you should be aware that there are many complementary opportunities for professional and personal development through sports, societies and other extra-curricular opportunities’.
The Registration & Orientation Programme will give the incoming Undergraduates the opportunity to meet their new classmates, member of the Academic Staff, Support Services as well as IT Induction.