Why should I join a Society?
Some of the greatest memories students have of their time in College are from getting involved in Societies and attending Society events. The diversity of CIT Societies means that practically every taste is catered for. College is a time of learning so you shouldn't confine yourself to activities you are already familiar with.
Education is more than academic studies. A Society is all about interacting and socialising with other students with similar interests, which in turn relieves the pressures of being buried beneath a pile of economics, chemistry or mechanics books!
The diversity of CIT Societies means that practically every taste is catered for. During the academic year 2018/2019 there were 44 Societies in operation in CIT. Grab the opportunity to experience something new or pursue an interest you have always wanted to explore. Why not get involved in the Anime & Manga Society, Music Society or Yoga Society or get to know more people by getting involved in your academic related Society.
CIT Societies are some of the best Societies in Ireland frequently winning at the BICS (Board of Irish College Societies) National Awards. Students who are at the heart of running CIT Societies have achieved the honour of winning National ‘Society of the Year’, ‘Most Improved Society’, ‘Best Event’ as well as ‘Individual Awards’.
To be elected as a Society committee officer is a huge bonus for your CV by providing an opportunity to develop your communication and teamwork skills.
How can I join a Society?
Societies Sign up Day
Wednesday 18th September 2019 (to be confirmed) - Nexus, Student Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus
Societies Sign up Drive
Date to be confirmed in Main Corridor, Bishopstown.
A very lively and vibrant Societies Day is the first opportunity to jump on the rollercoaster of college life. Thousands of students from all years will pour into the Student Centre from early morning to be greeted by an array of colourful exhibitions and stalls.
Sign up online
Submit your details online to join a society.
Each year the Societies Office has been proud to support students who have chosen to experience volunteering abroad during the summer break. CIT provides financial support to students who wish to undertake a volunteer abroad programme. This has allowed students to make a difference around the world including Kolkata, Guatemala, South Africa, Nepal, Ecuador, Mozambique, Philippines and more.
In the past 9 years, 115 students were presented with Scholarships and Bursaries to help fund their contribution to voluntary participation abroad.
What are the societies I can join?
Any full-time registered CIT student can join any society. For the full list of societies and contact information check out the societies website. The types of societies range include
Academic: Architectural, Automotive, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Construction Management, Design & Media, and Social Care
Activities: Alexander Technique, and Yoga,
Interest: Airsoft, Anime & Manga, Debate. Film, Guild Gaming, Korean, Nutrition, Photographic, Poker, Programming, and Sci-Fi
Community: Africa, Business & Enterprise, Christian Union, Content Creators, Enactus, Energy & Environmental, Indian, International Students, LGBT*, Mental Health, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Tech Talk, Post Grad, and Vegan
Performance & Arts: Dance, DJ, Drama, Music, Musical, Open Mic, and Trad