CIT gives new students "A Good Start" with Campus Events
Published on: Wednesday, 17 September 2014
For more information on events www.mycit.ie/good start
To get Freshers off to the best start at CIT the Good Start programme is jam-packed with campus wide activities. Good Start helps new students find their feet by focusing on success, belonging, motivation and independence; the whole student experience. Good Start kicks off today with a lunchtime concert by Dublin four-piece The Raglans, in CIT’s Rory Gallagher Theatre.
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.