September 17, 2021
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Higher learning: Waterford college scores high marks as it makes Third Level Top 10

Waterford Institute of Technology has again finished in the top ten in the Sunday Times Third Level league table.

Although it dropped from seventh in 2018 to eight in 2019, WIT still performed strongly when it came to graduate employment, with 95% of students finding work within nine months of leaving.

The average number of points needed to gain entry was 350, with the lowest being 210 and the highest 413.

A total of 66.5% of students achieved either a first or 2:1 according to the league table.

WIT holds its open days on November 22 and 23 ahead of celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020.

Meanwhile, the third-level institute has announced a series of events for the coming weeks:

CAO opens for 2020 college applications
5 November 2019

6 November
Amplitude is an annual conference led by the Technology Transfer Offices of Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow. This year it is held in Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny

Southeast Science Festival
6-19 November
The Southeast Science Festival, the regional celebration of National Science Week, is coordinated by Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Outreach centre with support from SFI, Waterford City & County Council and local industry. More than 100 events will place in Tramore, Dungarvan, Lismore, Kilkenny, Graiguenamanagh, New Ross, Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and several venues in Waterford.

WIT Libraries Luke Wadding lecture series
7 November
His Excellency, Mr. Dan Mulhall, Irish Ambassador to the United States will be visiting the Institute this Thursday 7 November. Mr. Mulhall will be delivering a lecture as part of the WIT Libraries Luke Wadding lecture series and will discuss his journey from Waterford to Washington, the challenges of diplomacy and the undocumented Irish and diaspora in the United States.
This is for WIT staff and students only.

Online signing of MoU with Erie
7 November
An MOU is due to be signed on 7 Nov at 3pm with WIT President Prof Willie Donnelly, and the Mayor of Waterford and in the US Karl Sanchack CEO of Erie innovation district and Mayor of Erie.

WIT and Biopharmachem Ireland Apprenticeship Consortium to launch new apprenticeship
Friday, 8 November, 10.30am
Invite only event at the WIT Arena with Minister John Halligan as keynote speaker
Media invite to be issued.

Arclabs extension to be launched
Friday, 15 November, 10.30am
Invite only event

Mark Patrick Hederman, Theology in the Public Square Lecture Series
20 November
As part of the Theology in the Public Square Lecture Series,  Mark Patrick Hederman OSB will give a talk entitled ‘On Faith and Mystery: A New Sense of the Sacred for Today?’.

WIT Autumn Open Days at the WIT Arena
22 and 23 November

Springboard and part-time open evening
4 December

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