LIT_Student_Handbook_2018

john.leonard

STUDENT

HANDBOOK

2018-19

LIMERICK • TIPPERARY • CLARE

www.lit.ie


CONTENTS

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SECTION

1

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2

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3

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3

Welcome ................................................................................................................................. 4

Introduction .......................................................................................................................... 6

The Institute Campuses ......................................................................................................................... 9

ENGAGE - Student Programme ...................................................................................................... 12

Admissions ................................................................................................................................................ 14

Portfolio of Prior Experience & Learning ..................................................................................... 16

Mature Students ..................................................................................................................................... 16

International Office ............................................................................................................................... 18

English Language Requirements .................................................................................................... 19

Student Grants & Fees ......................................................................................................................... 20

LIT Academic Calendar 2018-2019 ................................................................................................. 24

Student Support Services .............................................................................................26

Chaplaincy & Pastoral Care ................................................................................................................28

Student Health Unit – Nursing Service ..........................................................................................31

Student Health Unit – Doctors’ Service .........................................................................................31

Student Counselling Service ..............................................................................................................32

Learning Support Unit ...........................................................................................................................33

Access Service ..........................................................................................................................................34

Careers Service ....................................................................................................................................... 40

LIT Sport ..................................................................................................................................................... 42

Students’ Union ...................................................................................................................................... 52

Wired FM .................................................................................................................................................. 56

Student Accommodation ................................................................................................................... 58

Banking Service ...................................................................................................................................... 59

Getting to Campus ................................................................................................................................ 59

Catering Facilities .................................................................................................................................. 60

Parking Facilities...................................................................................................................................... 62

Drop in Before You Drop Out ........................................................................................................... 64

Library & Information Resource Centre (LIRC) ................................................... 66

Library Opening Hours ........................................................................................................................ 68

Resources & Services ............................................................................................................................ 68

Electronic Resources ............................................................................................................................. 69

Subject Librarians ....................................................................................................................................70

Patron/User Responsibilities ............................................................................................................. 70

Library Regulations ................................................................................................................................ 70

Computer Services Department ............................................................................... 72

Open Access Computers ................................................................................................................... 74

Student Logon ........................................................................................................................................ 74

Student Email .......................................................................................................................................... 75

Student Data Storage .......................................................................................................................... 76

Microsoft Office 365 .............................................................................................................................. 76

Student Printing, Copying and Scanning .................................................................................... 77

Helpdesk Service..................................................................................................................................... 78

Wireless Network ................................................................................................................................... 78

Student Portal .......................................................................................................................................... 78

Moodle ....................................................................................................................................................... 79

Information Screens .............................................................................................................................. 79

Website ...................................................................................................................................................... 79

Student Information System .............................................................................................................. 79

ID Cards ..................................................................................................................................................... 80

European Diploma Supplements – Digitary ............................................................................... 80

Graduation Documents ....................................................................................................................... 80


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Examination & Assessments ....................................................................................... 82

Health & Safety ................................................................................................................ 86

Smoke Free Workplace Policy .......................................................................................................... 88

Intoxicants ................................................................................................................................................. 89

Hygiene ...................................................................................................................................................... 89

Accessibility .............................................................................................................................................. 89

Medical Conditions & Pregnancy .................................................................................................... 89

LIT: Litter Free .......................................................................................................................................... 89

Environmental .......................................................................................................................................... 89

Fire Regulations ...................................................................................................................................... 89

Accident Reporting ............................................................................................................................... 91

Injury to Students ................................................................................................................................... 91

Policy on Dignity and Respect of the Individual ....................................................................... 91

Personal Safety ........................................................................................................................................ 91

Personal Property ................................................................................................................................... 92

Vehicle Owners ....................................................................................................................................... 92

Bicycle Owners ........................................................................................................................................ 93

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Data Protection ................................................................................................................ 94

What is GDPR? .................................................................................................................96

Personal Data Processing Principles ...............................................................................96

Student Privacy Statement...............................................................................................97

What Information We Collect about You....................................................................... 97

How we collect your Personal Data ................................................................................98

Who we share your Personal Data with ..........................................................................99

Your rights and how to exercise those right.................................................................100

LIT Data Protection Policy..............................................................................................101

2018 HEA Student Data Collection Notice ..................................................................101

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A Study Guide for Students ..................................................................................... 102

Motivation & Organisation ............................................................................................................. 104

The Lecture ............................................................................................................................................ 105

The Tutorial ............................................................................................................................................ 105

Attendance ............................................................................................................................................. 106

Laboratory/Practical Work ............................................................................................................... 106

Private Study .......................................................................................................................................... 107

Some Final Advice ................................................................................................................................108

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Publications/Policies/Further Information ....................................................... 110

List of publications/policies for further information ............................................................. 112

Public Information & Acts ................................................................................................................ 113

List of Institute Management 2018-2019 ................................................................................... 114

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Campus Maps ................................................................................................................. 116

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ELCOME

to LIT

Dear Student,

On behalf of Limerick Institute of Technology, I am excited

to welcome you to LIT . The Management and Staff are

delighted that you have chosen to study here in LIT with

us. Our aim is to help you in your studies so that you can

achieve the best outcome for yourself. From your

Lecturers to the Librarians to Student Services, LIT is here

for you.

The Institute appreciates the high standards of

performance and quality that have been achieved by its

graduates in the past. As a student of LIT, we ask that you

represent LIT when with others and on social media in a

way we can all be proud of. While academic achievement

is central to your time at college, third level education is

also about learning to live and work with other people. As

well as gaining a qualification from LIT we aim to support

our students to become healthy, confident graduates who

live a happy, flourishing life.

We would also encourage you to enjoy your time at LIT by

getting involved in the many college activities available.

While studying at LIT, you may wish to get involved in:

• Sports Clubs

• Societies

• A Political Party

• A Charity

• The Students’ Union

• Wired FM Student Radio

• GIVE-Guided Initiative in Voluntary Engagement

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Above all else, we would like you to enjoy your time at LIT and to achieve your full

potential in your chosen programme. We will assist you in every way possible to

achieve the life-work balance that is right for you.

LIT is a safe and supportive environment for students. Your time studying at this

Institute should be a positive experience. Our aim is to make your time at LIT an

experience you will remember fondly for the rest of your life and look back on in

future years. If at any time in LIT your experience falls short of the positive standards

we strive for please let us know. Do not hesitate to reach out, if you require any

support or guidance from any of LIT’s Student Services. If you don’t know who to

contact please email Registrar@lit.ie and I will put you in contact with the relevant

service.

I hope that your time at LIT will be both beneficial

and enjoyable. When you leave here you will

be well qualified to pursue a career of your

choice. LIT will endeavour to assist you in

pursuing your objective in every way

possible.

This handbook is your guide for all

information you will require to support your

study and time here in LIT.

We are here to support you and we wish you

well with your studies.

Mr. Terry Twomey

VP Academic Affairs

& Registrar

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Section

Student Handbook Introduction

1

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The Student Handbook is to

support your student experience

in LIT and is your guide to all

aspects of your life as a student.

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Introduction

About LIT

Limerick Institute of Technology is a

regionally focused Higher

Education Institute with a national

and international outlook. We

empower our diverse student body

by providing a quality higher

education experience enabling

economic, social and cultural

development (LIT Mission

Statement).

LIT is home to over 6,000 students

across five campuses in Limerick

City, Thurles and Clonmel in County

Tipperary, and a Learning Centre in

Ennis, Co. Clare. LIT is regularly

listed among the best performing

Institutes in the EU Student

Barometer survey for “Practical

Course Content”, “Preparing for

Employability” and

“Approachability of Staff”.

We provide internationally

recognised, work focused

programmes that combine both

theory and practice. Our practical

approach to teaching and learning,

through our ‘active learning’

philosophy produces employable

graduates with the knowledge and

practical skills sought by employers

and with over half of our graduates

finding employment in the Midwest,

our graduates make a valuable

contribution to the region’s economic

development.

LIT’s vision to 2022 is to be a

leading provider of higher

education that is student centred,

research informed, industry relevant

and accessible for all.

LIT is at the heart of the midwest

and our campuses provide a vibrant,

supportive and friendly backdrop

for you to enjoy your college

experience. Each campus location

boasts a wealth of amenities to

make student life at LIT as enjoyable

as possible.

• We offer an extensive range of

support services, designed to assist

you to reach your maximum

potential and to enjoy a rewarding

and enjoyable college experience.


LIT has a growing population of

international students from

locations as diverse as Brazil, India,

China and the Middle East, coupled

with our research links with NASA

and industry partners in Silicon

Valley. Today LIT is a truly global

institution.

• The LIT Ennis Learning Centre is in

response to the needs of the local

population and aims to provide

accessible, flexible, accredited, third

level opportunities at Levels 6, 7

and 8 on the National Framework of

Qualifications in Co. Clare.

Our Campus Locations

Limerick City

Defined by the great river Shannon,

Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city

and was the country’s first National

City of Culture in 2014. It has an

attractive and modern city centre with

lots of shops, bistros, cafés and a

nightlife that’s second to none with

plenty to suit all tastes. The city

possesses numerous attractions

including the 13th Century King John’s

Castle on ‘King’s Island’ in the heart of

medieval Limerick. If sport is your

passion, you will also find plenty to

keep you entertained as Limerick

boasts a strong and proud sporting

tradition, with our love of rugby in

particular, world renowned. As a

student in Limerick, you will be part of

a city of 100,000 that is home to some

20,000 third level students. In fact,

almost half of the city’s population is

under thirty, giving the place a

vibrant and youthful atmosphere. In

recent times, Limerick has

undergone a major redevelopment

programme that has transformed the

city; but it has still managed to

maintain a warm and friendly

atmosphere ensuring students enjoy

the benefits of a city location, while

still being able to find their way

around with ease.

Moylish Park Campus, located

adjacent to Munster Rugby’s

Thomond Park fortress and a five

minute walk from Limerick GAA’s

Gaelic Grounds, is the main LIT

campus.

The campus encompasses state of

the art facilities – from Science

Laboratories, Engineering

workshops, Computer Centre and

student project rooms, to the main

LIT Library and the Millennium

Theatre. In addition, newly

refurbished canteen facilities,

student services, learning support,

students’ union offices, sports

facilities and the Hartnett Enterprise

Acceleration Centre are

incorporated into a dynamic learning

environment. Our innovative

Campus 2030 Development Plan is a

major investment project that will

see an additional 50,000sq. metres

of new facilities as well as extensive

refurbishment of existing facilities. It

is a hugely exciting plan and will

create a significant stimulus for the

Limerick and midwest region’s

economy.

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The Clare Street and George’s Quay

Campuses house LIT’s internationally

renowned Limerick School of Art &

Design (LSAD), a vibrant, living

“canvas” for the creation, display and

celebration of the artistic talents of

our students. It has an award winning

reputation, including the Fashion

Department listed in the top 50

worldwide, and cutting edge creative

technologies for student learning.

The School’s unique creative

environment is being further

enhanced following the opening of

the International Fashion Incubator

Limerick (IFIL), a creative hub that will

house 100 students in a single

fashion hub in Limerick City Centre. A

visit to the campus is recommended

to experience the creative

environment which makes LSAD

unique.

Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Thurles is a vibrant and prosperous

town, located in North Tipperary.

Serving a population of over 8,000, it

is a thriving commercial and

educational centre and a great place

to live and study. Located on the

River Suir, Thurles boasts many

cultural and recreational facilities -

the Source Arts Centre and Theatre,

a modern leisure centre, a

multiscreen cinema complex, as well

as the renowned Semple Stadium,

the spiritual home of Hurling!

In Liberty Square in the heart of

Thurles is Hayes Hotel, which held

the first historic meeting of the GAA

in 1884 and to this day Hayes Hotel

remains a popular meeting point for

the thousands of GAA followers that

descend on Thurles each summer to

cheer on their respective counties!

The LIT Thurles Campus is located on

the Nenagh Road, close to Semple

Stadium. The campus incorporates a

200 seater conference centre, lecture

theatres, computer suites, science

laboratories and specialist games

development labs. A new €3.7million

purpose built, state of the art

strength and conditioning building

has recently been opened to support

the growing Sports Strength and

Conditioning programme. The

Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre is

also located on the campus and the

Shannon Development Technology

Park is adjacent, creating an

integrated ecosystem to support new

enterprise development.

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Clonmel is the county town of South

Tipperary and is the largest town in

the county, serving a population of

almost 18,000. The town lies mainly

on the northern bank of the River

Suir with a smaller section south of

the river. Clonmel is a thriving

business town and is home to many

large multi-national companies,

particularly in the pharmaceutical

area. Home to numerous trendy

cafés, restaurants, shops and lively

pubs, the town has lots of amenities

for local students, including a five

screen cineplex, bowling complex,

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swimming pool and leisure centre, and

well established musical and drama

societies. For students that enjoy

outdoor pursuits, Clonmel is ideally

situated as it lies in a valley, surrounded

by mountains and hills. The Comeragh

Mountains are to the south, while

northeast of the town is the famed

Slievenamon.

The LIT Clonmel Campus is located on

the ring road to the north of the town.

It delivers programmes in Business,

Creative Multimedia, Digital Animation,

as well as a new programme in Games

Art and Design, designed to produce

graduates with the artistic and

technological skills required for the

ever expanding games industry.

The smallest of LIT’s campuses, it

provides a relaxed yet creative learning

space. Ease of access to teaching staff

and the specialist creative studios

create a friendly and familiar

environment.

Introduction

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LIT ENGAGE Programme 2018

Introduction

The LIT ENGAGE Programme supports students’ transition to and retention in

third level. Together with on-campus Student Leaders this programme provides

students with the opportunity to actively engage in college life, get to grips

with their course, join a club or society, become a volunteer and develop a

personal toolkit to live a healthy balanced and enjoyable lifestyle.

During September and October each week is tailored with different events to

promote and support a positive start in LIT.

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SUMMARY TABLE OF EVENTS

Wk # Date Overview

1 September

4th – 8th

Welcome Week:

Students will meet staff and support services from across the Institute.

www.lit.ie/Prospectus/StudentHandbook www.lit.ie/Services www.lit.ie/StudentsUnion

2 September

10th – 14th

Engage in your College Life - “Clubs and Societies Week”:

Students are encouraged to get involved in the multiple Clubs and Societies available to them

and encouraged to set up their own club/society.

Sports: www.lit.ie/Sports/Contact Societies: su.reception@student.lit.ie

Volunteering www.lit.ie/Access/GIVE

3 September

17th – 21st

Fresher’s Fair - Class Representative Week:

Class Reps are appointed to be ambassadors for their class and actively engage with the

Institute and organise class based activities such as social and training events.

SU President@ suvicepres@student.lit.ie

Money Matters Week:

Additional info sessions will be delivered on each campus this week to assist with financial

queries in relation to grants and fees, student assistance fund etc.

www.lit.ie/grantsandfees www.studentfinance.ie www.lit.ie/financialassistance

4 September

24th – 28th

Academic Support Week:

The Learning Support Unit helps students to master the new academic skills and self-directed

learning. Workshops include academic writing, mathematics, researching, studying, notetaking,

exam revision and a general, focus on learning support in all manners of academic

advancement. www.lit.ie/LearningSupport

5 October

1st – 5th

Health & Wellness Week: - (diet, fitness, sexual health and consent)

Students are encouraged and supported with staying healthy in college.

www.lit.ie/StudentHealth www.lit.ie/sports www.lit.ie/StudentsUnion

6 October

8th – 12th

Mental Health Week: – World Mental Health Day Oct. 10th

Students are encouraged and supported to mindful of their mental health.

www.lit.ie/Counselling www.lit.ie/StudentsUnion

7 October

15th – 19th

Student Volunteer Week:

Student are encouraged and invited to be ambassadors for LIT during Open Week.

Annual Careers Fair, October 16th 2017

Student are encouraged to engage in their Career meet future employers www.lit.ie/Careers

8 October

22nd – 26th

Student Supports Week

Re-introduction of all student support services with additional workshops, information stands

and quick query sessions. www.lit.ie/Services

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Admissions

http://www.lit.ie/Admissions

The Admissions Office provides

information on courses, admission

requirements and fees, to

prospective and current students,

internal and external stakeholders

and the public. We facilitate both

CAO Applications and Direct

Applications. We organise formal

registration of students and are

responsible for keeping student

records updated. In order to attend

academic courses and to avail of

Institute facilities, a student is

obliged to register in the manner

prescribed. All undergraduate fulltime

students who have applied for

grant assistance are permitted to

register at the beginning of the

year without paying any fees

pending the outcome of their grant

application.

How we can assist you…..

• We provide information on courses,

entry requirements, application

procedures, deadlines, points, fees

(application, tuition, registration), inter

college or inter faculty transfers, reapplication,

etc.

• We liaise with applicants, schools and

the CAO in relation to CAO (first year)

applications.

• We provide all necessary application

forms

http://www.lit.ie/Admissions/Forms.a

spx.

• We notify students of arrangements

and requirements for registration.

• We provide students with a

registration pack which includes

registration details, including

information about paying fees online.

• We provide students with ID cards,

following registration and can arrange

to make replacement cards available

(for a €10 fee) if the original card is

lost.

• We arrange formal de-registration for

students who decide to drop out or

leave college and can advise of the

likely consequences of such action if a

student is considering re-entering

college at a later date.

• We collect feedback via the

withdrawal survey.

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How to contact us and where

to find us……

• In Moylish we are located down the

corridor behind the main reception

desk, at the entrance to the main

building of the Institute.

• In Thurles we are located behind

the main reception desk.

• Our hours of opening are Monday

to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and

2.00 to 4.00pm

We are also contactable by:

E-mail: Admissions@lit.ie -

tippadmissions@lit.ie

Tel: +353 61 293853 (Limerick)

Tel: +353 504 28072 (Tipperary)

What you can expect

from us….

• We will provide a service which

is courteous and confidential.

• We will provide relevant and

accurate information on courses

and fees.

• We will provide assistance in

completing application forms

• We will provide you with a

confidential Computer Password

• We will provide you with a Student

ID Card

What we expect from you.....

• To register in a timely manner,

providing accurate information.

• To inform us of any change of

circumstances throughout your

studies e.g., address, telephone,

etc.

• First Year Students are requested

to complete the HEA online

survey as part of the registration

process.

• To pay all fees pertaining to your

account.

The limitation of our

service…...

• We do not confirm student details

to third parties such as potential

employers.

• We cannot process incomplete

applications.

• We cannot respond to personal

queries without a student ID Card.

Student ID Card

A student ID Card is issued to each

student during registration and it is

non-transferable. The ID Card carries

the student’s photograph, K number,

Course Reference valid from (e.g. 01

09 2018). This card is required for

attendance at exams, for library

loans, computer usage and

identification. Where a member of

staff requires proof of identity the

student is obliged to produce their

Introduction

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Introduction

ID Card. Where an ID Card must be

surrendered on demand the member

of staff must give a receipt if the card

is kept. Failure to surrender the card,

when requested to do so, may mean

that you will be requested to leave the

building. If the ID Card is lost, stolen

or destroyed, the student must report

its loss and obtain a duplicate from the

Admissions Office on payment of €10.

The card remains at all times the

property of the Institute.

Portfolio of Prior Experience

& Learning

A Portfolio is required to be submitted

by prospective applicants in order to

provide evidence of Prior Experience

and Learning for module exemptions

to programmes of study in Limerick

Institute of Technology. For advanced

entry applicants to LIT, (Stages 2, 3

and 4), (i.e. those who have not yet

commenced a course of study at LIT),

the closing date for applications is 1st

May of the year of admission. For

students of LIT who can document

Prior Experience and Learning for

Modules encountered at any stage of

the programme of study, applications

will be considered by the Institute on

an on-going basis.

For further information, contact our

website www.lit.ie

Mature Students

This Institute welcomes mature students

and accepts applications from persons of

mature years, that is, those who are 23

years of age on 1st January, preceding

entry. All mature student applicants are

processed via the CAO. Such

applications, together with documentary

proof of relevant work experience and/or

qualifications, which applicants wish to

have considered, should be submitted to

the CAO in line with dates published on

the CAO website at:

http://www.cao.ie/index.php?page=

timetableevents&bb=importantdates

The Institute may, at their discretion,

extend the closing date for mature

applicants for specific programmes.

Mature applicants are advised to contact

the Admissions Office for a list of such

programmes.

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International Office

www.lit.ie/international

Internationalisation strategies aim to

ensure global competitiveness of LIT

graduates, participation in the most

relevant and up to date technologies &

research, and to make LIT a destination

of choice for non-EU students who wish

to take their third-level education

abroad.

The International Office at LIT is

continually expanding LIT’s links to

international universities, research

centres, exchange and scholarship

programmes and industrial partners.

The International Office represents LIT at

International recruitment fairs and

manages non-EU applications for

admission.

Each year LIT welcomes a growing

number of international students.

The growth of our body of international

students reflects more and more Ireland’s

own changing demographics. This

growing richness and diversity of cultures

enhance both the learning experience

and the campus life of LIT. The

International Office is committed to

collaboration with external agencies,

locally and nationally and to securing and

building on our intercultural strengths.

The International Office is the first point

of contact for all incoming international

students, providing assistance with

regard to language requirements, visas,

immigration, study-abroad programmes

and on-campus services.

An Orientation Programme runs at the

start of term to welcome, inform,

integrate and guide our annual intake of

international students.

In association with the LIT International

Society, international social events take

place throughout the year.

You are welcome to get involved and

details are regularly posted on the LIT

International Facebook page. See

www.facebook.com/InternationalLIT

LIT International Office also administers

programmes enabling EU and

international study exchanges, work

placement recognition, teaching

exchange and exchanges for staff of the

Institute.

Erasmus+ Opportunities Placement:

If you undertake either your course

placement or summer work, (minimum 8

weeks), in one of the 32 European

programme countries, a stipend of €350-

€400 per month can be granted to aid

these mobilities. If you are taking a

placement or summer-work abroad,

please ensure that you let the

International Office know so that we can

assist you, where possible, through the

programme.

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Study: 2nd and 3rd students may be

able to undertake a part of their

studies at an Erasmus+ participant

Institute in one of the 32 European

programme countries.

A grant of €300 to €350 per month is

awarded to aid these mobilities. Head

of Department and inter-institutional

approval and the capacity to

successfully learn and be examined in

the host language are prerequisites.

With many continental European

colleges now delivering programmes in

English, this strand of Erasmus+

mobility is becoming more accessible

and early expression of interest will

really assist your application. To get the

conversation going in relation to either

of the above please email

erasmus@lit.ie

Canadian Exchanges:

Based on the range of our partnerships

with Community Colleges in the

Canadian Province of Ontario, some

2nd and 3rd Year students can take

exchanges from our Culinary, Business,

Tourism, Event Management,

Marketing & Management, Sports

Strength & Conditioning, Sports

Management, Creative Multimedia and

Bioanalysis & Biotechnology

programmes. Head of Department

approval is necessary and places are

competitive. Initial expressions of

interest should be emailed to

international@lit.ie

English Language

Requirements for Entry

to Limerick Institute of

Technology

UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY:

First Year Entry:

Minimum IELTS Score of 5.5

Advanced Entry (Years 2, 3 or 4):

Minimum IELTS Score of 6.0

Postgraduate Entry:

Minimum IELTS score of 6.0

For more information please visit the

LIT International Office Webpage on

Entry Requirements:

http://www.lit.ie/International/Study

/Entry.aspx

Who to talk to:

Garrett Greene

International Officer

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LIT GRANTS & FEES OFFICE

The Grants and Fees office’s primary function is the

collection of student fees due to the Institute.

The Grants & Fees Office is located on the ground floor

of the Moylish Campus and all students are welcome to

call in person at any stage throughout the academic

year, where a member of the staff will gladly assist with

your query.

STUDENT FEES

All undergraduate and postgraduate programme fees

consist of two elements: (i) a student contribution fee

and (ii) a tuition fee. Most full-time undergraduate

students are covered by the “Irish Government Free

Fees scheme” for the tuition fee, and therefore only

have to pay the student contribution and a

materials/health & safety fee, where applicable. These

materials/health and safety fees, are not covered by any

maintenance grant and should be paid upon

registration. A list of these fees are on the Schedule of

Fees webpage

http://www.lit.ie/GrantsandFees/Schedule.aspx.

For more information on the Free Fees Scheme, please

visit the Grants & Fees “Free Fees Scheme” webpage:

http://www.lit.ie/GrantsandFees/FreeFees.aspx.

A student who wishes to repeat the year, or part of the

year, will be obliged to pay the appropriate tuition Fee

in addition to the student contribution fee. For more

information, please see Table 3 of the Schedule of Fees

webpage

http://www.lit.ie/GrantsandFees/Schedule.aspx.

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Introduction

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SUSI GRANT APPLICATIONS:

All student grant applications should be made through Student

Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), which is the single awarding

authority for all grant applications. The student grant application

system is an “online application system” and is accessed at

www.susi.ie. To assist all applicants there is a SUSI Support Desk

- Email: support@susi.ie and Phone Number: 0761 08 7874.

Introduction

In order for the Grants & Fee office to process student grant

awards, students must register online with LIT each academic

year. All students in receipt of a SUSI grant must be Temporary

Registered on the LIT system to be matched with their SUSI

payments. Students should ensure, that when completing their

online registration, that their student record includes the correct

SUSI number.

PLEASE NOTE: Students in receipt of the Back to Education

Allowance (BTEA) through the Department of Social Protection

should apply for a Fees Only Grant through SUSI (www.susi.ie).

If a student is experiencing financial difficulty while waiting for a

grant/scholarship, they should have a chat with the bank on

campus or seek advice from Student Services or the Student’s

Union. You can find out all you need to know about other

sources of assistance for students, such as the Fund for Students

with Disabilities, the Back to Education Allowance and the

Student Assistance Fund, from the HEA website

www.studentfinance.ie.

FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS:

LIT students can avail of two payment options:

Option 1:

Option 2:

100% on registration.

50% on registration and 50% by the 15th January.

Non-Payment Penalties for Undergraduate and Taught Post-

Graduate Students:

• Non-payment of 50% of fees by the 31st of October will incur

a late payment fee of €50

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• Non-payment of the balance of fees by the 15th of January will incur a

late payment fee of €100

Please refer to our payment of fees deadlines webpage for more details

http://www.lit.ie/GrantsandFees/PaymentDeadlines.aspx.

INSTALMENT PLAN OPTION:

Ideally, students should pay their fees using either of the two payment

options above, but if you are having difficulty paying your fees, to avoid late

payment charges, please contact the Grants & Fees office as soon as

possible to set-up an agreed, signed instalment plan. An instalment plan

will allow you to spread your fee payments over 7 months from September

to March.

METHODS OF PAYMENT:

Students can pay their fees (i) online with a debit/credit card, (ii) by

electronic bank transfer, (iii) by cheque/bank draft, (iv) over the telephone

with a debit/credit card or (v) by instalment plan.

For more details on these payment options go to the Grants & Fees “How

to Pay Your Fees” webpage

http://www.lit.ie/GrantsandFees/HowtoPay.aspx.

REFUNDS:

A student may be entitled to a refund of fees paid, if they:

1. are approved for a Grant;

2. decide not to take up their place;

3. officially withdraw from the Institute by completing a withdrawal form**.

i. Full fees refunded – before the 31st October.

ii. Half Fee refunded – between the 31st October and 31st January.

iii. No refund – after the 31st January.

If a student is entitled to refund, they should contact the Grants & Fees

Office to request a ‘Bank Details’ form.

** Failure to complete a withdrawal form may have consequences for any

future state funding, e.g. payment of fees, receipt of grants, etc. Please

note: Verbal communication to a staff member is not sufficient.

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Academic Calendar 2018/19

Weeks & Dates Semester and Year Long Activity Notes

Week #

Month

Week

Beg

0 Aug 20 Repeat Exams

1 Aug 27 Repeat Exams (cont)

Semester 1 / Term 1

2 Sept 3 Teaching Week 1

Monday, 3rd September - Opening of Academic Year

Staff Development (Morning), 3rd September

Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th - 1st Year Registration

and Induction Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th - Course

Introductions for All Students

Exam Boards

3 Sept 10 Teaching Week 2 Timetable commences

4 Sept 17 Teaching Week 3

5 Sept/Oct 24 Teaching Week 4

6 Oct 1 Teaching Week 5 Academic Council Meeting 5th October

7 Oct 8 Teaching Week 6

8 Oct 15 Teaching Week 7

9 Oct 22 Teaching Week 8

10 Oct/Nov 29 Teaching Week 9 / Reading Week

Bank Holiday, 29th Oct.

Moylish Conferring Ceremonies

31st October, 1st and 2nd November

11 Nov 5 Teaching Week 10 LSAD Conferring Ceremony 9th November

12 Nov 12 Teaching Week 11 Tipperary Conferring Ceremony 16th November

13 Nov 1+ Teaching Week 12

14 Nov/Dec 26 Teaching Week 13

15 Dec 3 Teaching Week 14 Academic Council Meeting 7th December

16 Dec 10 Assessment Week

17 Dec 17 Christmas Break

18 Dec 24 Christmas Break

19 Dec 31 Christmas Break

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Semester 1 / Term 1

20 Jan 7 Exams Processing Week

7th January Opening of Semester 2

Staff Development (Morning), 7th January

21 Jan 14 Teaching Week 15 (1) Exam Boards

22 Jan 21 Teaching Week 16 (2) Exam Boards

23 Jan/Feb 28 Teaching Week 17 (3)

24 Feb 4 Teaching Week 18 (4)

25 Feb 11 Teaching Week 19 (5)

26 Feb 18 Teaching Week 20 (6) / Reading Week

Rag Week Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd

Staff Development (Morning), Thursday 21st Feb

27 Feb 25 Teaching Week 21 (7)

28 Mar 4 Teaching Week 22 (8) Academic Council 8th March

29 Mar 11 Teaching Week 23 (9) Sunday, 17th March St. Patricks Day

30 Mar 18 Teaching Week 24 (10) Monday, 18th March, Bank Holiday

31 Mar 25 Teaching Week 25 (11)

32 Apr 1 Teaching Week 26 (12)

33 Apr 8 Teaching Week 27 (13)

34 Apr 15 Easter Break

35 Apr 22 Easter Break

36 Apr/May 29

Teaching Week 28 (14) / Revision

Week

Exams start Friday 3rd

Academic Council 3rd May

Summer Examinations commence Friday 3rd May

37 May 6 Assessment Week 1 Monday, 6th May Bank Holiday

38 May 13 Assessment Week 2

39 May 20 Exams Processing Week

40 May/Jun 27

41 Jun 3

Exams Processing Week

Exam Boards

Exams Processing Week

Exam Boards

Monday, 3rd June Bank Holiday

42 Jun 10 Reviews Week

43 Jun 17 Academic Council Meeting Academic Council Monday, 17th June

44 Jun 24

NOTE:

Note: This calendar is subject to some Faculty/School/Department variations due to Block Release and Placement Start/Finishing Times.

Weeks with a Bank Holiday Christmas Break Easter Break

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Section

2

Student Support Services

LIT has a dynamic and interactive campus

environment. The dedication and

commitment of our staff and students is

reflected in the energy and enthusiasm that

extends to every aspect of our goal in

supporting a positive student experience.

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Chaplaincy and

Pastoral Care

www.lit.ie/chaplaincy

You are very welcome to our Institute and we

hope that your time with us will be a happy

and enriching one. The Institute recognises

that each person has a spiritual as well as a

material life, so we are here to support.

Check the notice boards in each campus to

see our contact details. We will be glad to

listen to you, chat, pray, discuss whatever is on

your mind. Feel free to drop in and talk at any

time.

At 1.00pm each weekday, Mass is offered in

the Oratory in the Moylish - Campus, and the

intentions of the students and staff are always

included. Mass and other prayer services are

offered on the Thurles and Clonmel campuses

throughout the year - times and room

locations are posted locally.

The Institute also operates an Emergency

Fund which is for students who are

experiencing emergency financial difficulty.

Application forms can be obtained from the

Chaplains.

Limerick Chaplain

T: 061 293302

LIT Moylish:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

(except Tuesday & Thursday afternoons)

Clare Street campus

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

Fr. Thomas Hearne

Thurles campus:

T: 0504 28032 E: thomas.hearne@lit.ie

Mon - Tues - Wed - 11am-5pm

Clonmel Campus:

T: 0504 28430 E: thomas.hearne@lit.ie

Thursday 11.00am – 3pm

Chaplaincy is part of the Student Services

Support Team and we will be glad to help you

in any way we can.

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Student Support Services

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Student Support Services

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Student Health Unit

Nursing Service

www.lit.ie/StudentHealth

The nursing service works to positively

enhance your college experience by

providing support, medical care and

information. We aim to provide a

professional caring health service

through Health Promotion and Healthy

Lifestyle initiatives hosted regularly on all

campuses.

A free confidential nursing service is

provided to all full-time registered LIT

students. Please check the notice boards

on each campus for specific information

which is updated regularly of all relevant

seminars and initiatives taking place

around each campus.

For full information on the range of

services we provide please visit

www.lit.ie/studenthealth

Doctors’ Service

www.lit.ie/StudentHealth

There is an adjacent doctor available to

all main LIT campuses. Any student

wishing to avail of this service must

produce their CURRENT student ID card.

Any students with a Medical Card

contracted to a GP within 5km radius of

the college doctor cannot use their

Medical Card for a consultation with

College doctor. Students who do not

have a medical card are obliged to

pay €10.

The Doctors service is available to

students who become acutely ill.

The LIT GP service does not in any way

replace your personal GP Service.

Relevant notices pertaining to the

Institute Doctors are placed at notice

boards on all campuses.

The Institute Nurse is available at;

T: 061 - 293106

Email: nurses@lit.ie

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Student Counselling Service

www.lit.ie/Counselling

Welcome to LIT. We hope your

experience with us as a student will be a

positive and successful one.

LIT offers a free, confidential and

professional counselling service, staffed

by highly qualified and experienced

psychologists, psychotherapists and

counsellors, to all registered students.

Our aim is to provide easily accessible,

available and student-friendly support

for students. Our counsellors will offer

you space, a listening ear and nonjudgemental

understanding, whether it’s

a personal crisis, academic or personal

issue you wish to deal with. Daily

emergency slots are held for students

in crisis.

participate in positive mental health

promotion initiatives and mental health

awareness campaigns as part of our

ongoing commitment to promoting

wellbeing and success of our students.

If you wish to avail of support

please contact:

Student Support Services on

Limerick: 061 293106 or

Thurles/ Clonmel: 0504 28152

www.lit.ie/counselling.

Our website also provides information

on support services in the community,

helpline numbers and out of hours

services.

Counsellors also facilitate support

groups and workshops in mindfulness,

overcoming anxiety and exam stress etc.

Student Counselling also invite you to

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Learning Support

Unit (LSU)

www.lit.ie/LearningSupport

The Learning Support Unit improves

student retention providing learning

support on request from the student.

Over 1000 LIT students avail of Learning

Support every year. Learning support is

based on a supervised self-help model to

empower the student. It enables the

student to participate fully in their

programme of study.

Students apply for tuition by filling in an

online application form:

www.lit.ie/LearningSupport/request.as

px. Learning support tuition is based on

active learning with the student leading

the learning process. The service is

available to registered students without

payment for up to four hours.

Reasons for calling to the LSU vary:

• A student may be faced with a ‘new’

subject and seeks advice on how to

start.

• Mature students may require support

on return to education.

• Studies may have been interrupted by

illness.

• Some students feel under-prepared

for their course.

• Occasionally students may want

alternative explanations for problems.

• Some students lack confidence and

simply want to talk or find supervised

study helps.

Students may have missed out

somewhere along the line and need to

catch up.

Services include:

• Additional tuition in all subjects e.g.

Maths, IT, Engineering, Science and

Academic Writing.

• Workshops in: Study Skills, Exam

Techniques, Academic Writing, Maths,

Computing and Course Subjects on

request.

• Support for students with learning

difficulties.

• Peer Assisted Learning.

• Academic English Language support.

How to apply for Learning Support:

Students apply for tuition by filling in

an online application form:

www.lit.ie/LearningSupport/request.

aspx

• The link is also available from the

website and student portal:

www.lit.ie/learningSupport

• You may also email lsu@lit.ie for

information.

Student Support Services

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Access Services

www.lit.ie/Access

Student Support Services

Limerick Institute of Technology is

committed to promoting equitable

access to and successful participation

in higher education for all members of

society. The LIT Access agenda flows

from a philosophy of integration and

social inclusiveness with a

commitment to widening access for

under-represented student groups

including:

Students who experience

socio-economic disadvantage

Students with a Disability and/or

Specific Learning Difficulty

• Mature Students

• Irish Travellers

All services are confidential and can be

accessed by contacting access@lit.ie

or disability@lit.ie. You can also keep

up to date with the Access Service by

following us on social media at

www.facebook.com/LITAccess and

www.twitter.com/LITAccess

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ACCESS:

Guided Initiative in

Voluntary Engagement

(GIVE)

www.lit.ie/Access/GIVE

The GIVE (Guided Initiative in

Voluntary Engagement) project

encourages students to engage in

voluntary activities under the guidance

of the Access Service. The LIT GIVE

project benefits both the community

and the volunteers by combining a

service experience with a learning and

development experience. GIVE

volunteers bring their enthusiasm,

skills and abilities to their roles.

A certain level of commitment is

requested from GIVE volunteers and in

appreciation of this commitment, GIVE

volunteers receive a Commendation

from the President of Limerick Institute

of Technology.

As a student of Limerick Institute of

Technology, you can get involved in

volunteering by signing up to

www.studentvolunteer.ie/LIT. Here

you will find a wide variety of

volunteering opportunities and you

can log your volunteer hours. Make

sure to follow us on social media at

www.facebook.com/LITGIVEProject

& www.twitter.com/litgive.

Let’s get volunteering!

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ACCESS: LIT in the Community

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LIT Access Service has a tradition of

combining excellence, imagination and

authenticity in our agenda of widening

participation to third-level education.

Below is a small sample of our

engagement with the community.

LIT Access Service operates initiatives

in partnership with schools, community

organisations, and Further Education

Colleges in Limerick, Clare and

Tipperary.

• Our Go4IT programme promotes

access to third-level education through

a range of activities with the purpose

of inspiring, challenging and

motivating participants to achieve their

goals as they progress through their

primary and secondary education. The

Go4IT programme takes a holistic

approach to education, and aims to

introduce the concept of lifelong

learning and show that education has a

real purpose. This approach recognises

the importance of parental and family

engagement. This pre-entry offering is

distinctive as continual support and

engagement from primary-level to

third-level is an integral part of the

programme strategy.

LIT has worked in partnership with

Business in the Community Ireland

(BITCI) and Thomond Community

College since the 2006/2007 academic

year. Through this partnership we

engage in the Skills @ Work and

Student Mentoring programmes. In

excess of 270 students from

Thomond Community College have

been supported through these

programmes to date.

LIT Access Service regularly

welcomes prospective students to

our campuses to offer an

opportunity to witness the third

level environment first-hand.

LIT Access Service is an active

member of the Limerick Lifelong

Learning Festival Network. LIT hosts

events annually in celebration of this

festival which are free of charge and

open to the public.

• The GIVE (Guided Initiative in

Voluntary Engagement) project

encourages students to engage in

voluntary activities under the

guidance of the Access Service. To

date, GIVE volunteers have

contributed over 9,000 hours of

voluntary work both on campus and

in the community.

LIT hosts an annual Volunteer Fair

where community and voluntary

groups promote their organisations

and recruit volunteers from the

student and staff body.

LIT is a member of the Tallories

Network, an international

association of higher education

institutions committed to

strengthening civic roles, social

responsibilities and engagement

with the wider society.


ACCESS: Disability Support Services

www.lit.ie/Access

LIT is part of the Disability Access

Route to Education (DARE). DARE is a

national admissions scheme that

allocates reduced points places to

eligible school leavers under 23 years

old with specific learning difficulties,

health conditions and/or disabilities.

LIT is committed to helping such

students to avail of our programmes

of study.

The Institute is committed to

maintaining provision for students

with disabilities, specific learning

difficulties such as dyslexia, and those

with medical conditions, which may

impact upon their studies. Students

are advised to contact the Disability

Officer on 061 293112 or email

disability@lit.ie to arrange an

appointment to discuss what facilities

or support services might be

appropriate given their needs. The

Disability Officer will complete a

standardised needs assessment for all

students who disclose a disability.

The needs assessment is strictly

confidential and signed consent will

be obtained prior to the release of

relevant details within the Institute. It

is the student’s responsibility to

provide adequate and relevant

documentation pertaining to his/her

disability from relevant, qualified

professionals. It is recommended that

such documentation should be as

recent as possible. Supports available

to qualifying students with disabilities

who register with the Disability

Service might include:

• Specific Examination

Accommodations (including:

Reader, Scribe, Alternative

Examination Venues, Technological

Aids, Rest Breaks)

• Referral to the Learning Support

Unit

• Assistive Technology

• Assistive Technology Training

Referral (for specialist learning

advice)

• Referral to LIT’s Educational

• Support Worker

• Assistance to find academic or

personal assistants

• Assistance to find a Sign Language

Interpreter

• Private transport

Supports are funded by the HEA/ESF

Student Support Services

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Student Support Services

ACCESS:

Financial Assistance

ww.lit.ie/Financialassistance

The Student Assistance Fund is partly

supported by the Irish Government

and the European Social Fund as part

of the ESF Programme for

Employability, Inclusion and Learning

2014-2020. Administered by the

Access Service, the fund provides

limited support for full-time registered

LIT students who are in on-going

financial difficulties or who are

disadvantaged and require additional

financial support to enable them in so

far as is possible to participate fully in

their studies. Students who apply to

the fund are assessed on an individual

and confidential basis and must meet

the application eligibility criteria to

apply. Students will be required to

produce financial information to

support their application. The areas

which are considered for funding

include rent, food, travel or childcare.

Funding is not available under this

fund for the cost of registration or

tuition fees.

Application forms are available at the

beginning of each academic year. For

further details regarding the fund and

to apply online please visit

www.lit.ie/financialassistance.

For queries regarding the fund,

email SAF@lit.ie.

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ACCESS: Mature Student

Mature Student Welcome Programme

The Mature Student Welcome Programme,

which is held at the beginning of the

academic year, is co-ordinated and delivered

by the Access Service. The aim of the

programme is to support new entrant mature

students in their transition into third-level

education, while contributing to student

progression. Students have an opportunity to

meet fellow peers, make valuable contacts

and develop awareness of relevant services

available to them, while equipping them with

the essential skills to succeed in their studies.

For further information, please visit:

www.lit.ie/MSO or MSO@lit.ie.

Mature Student Progression

Programme

The Access Service facilitates Mature Student

Support Network meetings throughout the

academic year. The aim of the network is to

provide support and advice to new and

existing mature students as they take the

exciting, but challenging journey through

third level education. During the academic

year, a series of learning workshops are

delivered through the Learning Support Unit

(LSU), specifically for mature students. The

workshops incorporate various support

subjects including Academic Writing,

Mathematics, Basic Computer Skills and Study

Skills. Students can sign up for the workshops

by filling in an online application form:

http://www.lit.ie/LearningSupport/request.aspx

or emailing lsu@lit.ie or MSO@lit.ie.

ACCESS: Mentoring

Support & Guidance

Limerick Institute of Technology

is committed to a mentoring

system which ensures every first

year at the Institute, is provided

with access to a Mentor. In

consultation with the Access

Officer, each School/Department

makes arrangements for the

allocation of students to

mentors. Mentors are staff

members within the student’s

Faculty/Department. Students

will have contact with their

Mentor in the early weeks of

their programme.

The student’s mentor is often a

first point of contact to deal with

any difficulty, (personal or

academic), experienced by the

student during their time at the

Institute, and where appropriate,

the mentor will refer the student

to relevant specialist services

(internal or external).

For more information please check out

http://www.lit.ie/Access/Mature

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Careers Service

www.lit.ie/careers

LIT offers a Careers Service which

assists students with all aspects of

career planning and the transition

from study to the working world.

Workshops, seminars & events

relating to key employability skills

take place throughout the

academic year. These include

regular CV review clinics,

workshops on CV preparation,

interview techniques, job hunting &

career planning.

The Careers Service works closely

with key employers wishing to

meet with students in the Institute.

The annual LIT Careers Fair, which

takes place every October in the

Moylish Campus, hosts up to 100

graduate employers on-campus

keen to meet students. Employer

Presentations also take place

throughout the year and details are

always available online at

www.lit.ie/careers.

LIT graduates are in high demand

and are recognised regionally,

nationally and internationally for

having a high level of technical and

commercial expertise with multiple

career opportunities. The LIT

Careers Service operates an online

Jobs Board, https://careers.lit.ie,

where part-time, summer,

placement and graduate

opportunities are advertised. In

addition, information on “What do

LIT Graduates do?” is available for

all programmes in the Institute at:

www.lit.ie/Careers/pages/Where

GradsGo.aspx

If you are looking for any

information or advice on your next

career move, appointments can

also be arranged with the Careers

Officer via the Student Portal by

visiting www.lit.ie/careers or by

calling 061 293442 (Limerick) or

0504 28152 (Thurles/Clonmel).

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Student Support Services

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LIT Sport

Student Support Services

http://www.lit.ie/sport

There are great

opportunities at Limerick

Institute of Technology to try

out lots of new

sports and be part of our

sporting success. As well as

benefiting from a little

relaxation and fun, who

knows what latent talents

will be discovered in the

process!

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At LIT, students are actively

encouraged to become involved in

sporting and cultural activities, laying

the foundations for all sorts of

interesting, diverse and exciting

opportunities and contributing to

creating an enriched and dynamic

student life. Therefore, the

participation of students in sports is

seen to be a very important part of the

academic experience, which enhances

the student’s personal as well as social

development.

Involvement in sport complements

academic life, bringing countless

benefits and helps to forge lifelong

friendships. Joining a sports or cultural

club means that an immediate social

scene is available to new students,

making settling into student life all the

easier and more enjoyable. The variety

of sports available ensures most

interests are catered for including:

The LIT recreational programme allows

students to partake in competitive or

non-competitive internal or

intercollege events. Students of

Limerick Institute of Technology have

had great success in sporting events in

the last number of years, particularly in

Hurling, Rugby, Gaelic Football,

Soccer, Boxing, Basketball and

Weightlifting.

Limerick Institute of Technology can

boast state-of-the-art sports facilities,

both indoor and outdoor, including

three full size pitches and an allweather

multipurpose playing pitch.

Investment in sport also includes a

new strength and conditioning facility

in Thurles. The excellence of sports

facilities available to the student

reflects the high level of commitment

to sporting and leisure provision at LIT.

Rugby Hurling

Camogie Gaelic Football

Boxing Handball

Soccer Outdoor Club

Ladies Soccer Ladies Gaelic Football

Ladies Basketball Athletics

Mens Basketball Golf

Tae Kwon Do Yoga

Aerobics Judo

Kettle Bells Olympic Weightlifting

Pool Kickboxing

Power Lifting Surfing

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GAA

The LIT GAA Club is like any other GAA Club in

the country in that it has a formulated club

structure, with a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer

and Committee who meet on a regular basis.

We partake in a variety of different

competitions ranging from the elite

competitions such as the Fitzgibbon Cup and

Trench Cup to Junior Hurling and Fresher 2

Hurling. In doing this, we manage to cater for a

wide level of interests and abilities, making sure

that anyone who wishes to put on the green

and navy of LIT, is given an equal opportunity

to participate and do so.

To give a brief synopsis of last year’s activities,

we fielded 10 competitive teams, Senior,

Intermediate, Junior, Fresher “1”, Fresher “2”

Hurling and Senior, Junior and Fresher Gaelic

Football, Ladies Gaelic Football team and a

Senior Camogie team. In addition, LIT

facilitates a number of GAA Coaching courses

for students. We also have a handball club and

many of our members competed in a number

of ICHA finals this year. In 2017/2018 LIT had a

successful season but without the silverware to

match our achievements. Our Fitzgibbon

hurlers exited to IT Carlow at the quarter final

stage, our Trench Cup team lost out to WIT in

the semi-final of the weekend hosted by Trinity,

our fresher hurlers and footballers both lost out

at the semi-final stage to DCU and WIT

respectively. Our ladies footballers exited at the

group stage whilst our camogie team had a

very successful campaign winning Div.2 of the

league and losing out to NUIG in the Purcell

Cup final hosted by NUIG. For the year ahead

the goal for LIT GAA is to progress and add

more silverware to the cabinet.

Student Support Services

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Student Support Services

Soccer Club

The LIT Soccer club caters for both men

and women throughout all years of

college. We have a soccer team to cater

for all ability levels, with 3 men’s soccer

teams (Division 1, 2 and 4) and one

ladies’ team (Div.1). We also enter futsal

teams in both men’s and ladies’

competitions. The standard of soccer

in the college is high with numerous

players from both men’s and ladies’

teams playing with League of

Ireland teams.

There is also a supported coaching

regime within the Soccer Club, with

David Rooney (Limerick FC women’s

head coach) coaching the men’s &

ladies’ first team, to ensure everyone

gets the best they possibly can from

their time on the team. The 2017 -2018

season saw the men’s 1st team reach

the Div.1 final for the first time while the

ladies’ futsal team reached the national

finals stage.

The Soccer Club also caters for Futsal

players and recreational players with

various events throughout the year to

get everyone active.

Rugby Club

The LIT Rugby Club

caters for both male and

female participants in

terms of both

Competitive and Social

opportunities.

With two male teams

and a female side, the

Club caters for every

Rugby player grade from

beginner to AIL players.

Included in these teams

are a Men’s U20’s Team,

Men’s Senior Team and a

Ladies Senior Team.

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LIT Rugby Club aims to provide all students with an opportunity to participate

and play at all levels, while also catering for all levels and abilities. The

2017/2018 Academic year saw the introduction of both Men’s and Women’s 7’s

and 10’s Teams with an emphasis on Participation rather than competition. A

number of Tournaments were ran throughout the Academic year by the

Munster Rugby Branch.

LIT Rugby Club also has plans to develop Tag Rugby and Touch Rugby on

Campus for the 2018/2019 academic year which will allow students to develop

their Skills in a Non-Contact Game.

Over the last number of academic years, LIT Rugby club has qualified for the

Colleges Semi-Finals.

LIT Rugby Club Honours:

1998, 1999, 2005, 2007 All Ireland Colleges Champions.

Former Players of LIT Rugby Club:

Marcus Horan, Alan Quinlan, and the late Anthony Foley.

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Outdoor Club.

The LIT OC has grown into one of the largest clubs on campus. The club runs

on the philosophy “activity for all” and caters for all students, past and present

interested in non-competitive activities such as Hill Walking, Orienteering

Mountaineering, Canoeing/Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Windsurfing, Surfing,

Kitesurfing, Caving, Sailing and Mountain Biking. We run approx. 8- 10 events

in total in the academic year (2 weekend trips and remaining day trips on

Sundays). These are mostly held on the west coast of Ireland but also venturing

from Kinsale, Co.Cork to Bellmullet, Co. Mayo. The OC is run by a strong

student based committee and fees for all events are kept to a minimum.

Equipment is provided for all events, however if you have your own then bring

it along!

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Boxing Club

The LIT Boxing Club caters for both

male and female students. The club also

caters for competitive fighters,

recreational student athletes and

students just wishing to improve their

fitness and try something different. For

students wishing to fight competitively

there are many opportunities to do so

from various colleges around the

country who host fight nights to the

IATBA intervarsity’s.

Basketball Club

The Basketball club is a club going from strength to

strength. 2017/2018 saw both men and ladies teams

compete in the Div.2 league and also intervarsity

competition. The men’s team reached the Div.2

league semi-final and also the semi-final of the

intervarsities. The ladies team lost out in Div.2

league semi-final but also competed at the

intervarsity weekend. The 2017 / 2018 season also

saw a male and a female Victory Scholar from

America come to play with us on the Sport Changes

Life Programme.

LIT also joined with a local team to compete in Div.1

of the men’s national league basketball. The team

reached the league cup quarter final and LIT / Sport

Changes Life victory scholar Matt St Amour was

named as an all-star first team and league top scorer.

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Sports Scholarships

LIT launched a new Scholarship Programme in April 2018. Current or

prospective students can apply for Gold or Silver scholarships.

There are a range of benefits ranging from financial support to

accommodation. Applications are available online at www.lit.ie/sports.

Munster Council GAA Bursaries

The Munster Council GAA Bursaries are not just for elite players but are

also open to individuals who took on coaching and administration roles

within the LIT GAA Club. In the 2017-2018 academic year LIT awarded

58 Sports Bursaries.

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LIT Student’s

Union (LITSU)

www.lit.ie/StudentsUnion

LITSU

Your Students’ Union actively ensures positive progression of

the overall student experience, particularly through: academic

affairs, students’ wellbeing, the student social scene and

advocating for your rights - we are a voice for the students and

we are here to help protect your rights. The SU is a platform to

allow you to have fun, develop as a student, have your voice

heard and help keep you safe by building awareness, providing

information and support around welfare.

Limerick Institute of Technology is a diverse college spanning

over 3 counties: Limerick, Tipperary, and Clare. No matter what

campus you study in, you are all equally important to the

Students’ Union. We are a team of seven elected Officers based

across Moylish, LSAD Clare Street, Thurles and Clonmel. We

also comprise of a General Manager, Lily and a Receptionist,

Katie, both based in Moylish. LITSU represents the student

community of each LIT campus. Each campus community is very

different and unique, and we hope to support you in every way

possible during the academic year.

The Students’ Union acts as an additional support mechanism

for you throughout your studies and offer a wide variety of

information and services to students studying in any LIT

campus. We can help you in many ways directly and we will act

on a referral basis where we are unable to help. The Students’

Union represents the student body on a local and national level.

Your Students’ Union Officers advocate on committees within

the college structure e.g. Governing Body, Academic Council,

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etc. LITSU Officers also sit on

committees within the local

community, national committees

and taskforces. LIT Students’

Union is actively affiliated with USI

(Union of Students in Ireland), who

are the national representative

body for students in Ireland. USI

provides additional supports for SU

Officers, helping us excel in our

role to further provide support and

opportunities to our student

communities in LIT.

As a student of LIT, you are an

automatic member of LITSU and

USI. If you wish to disaffiliate from

the Students' Union please email

overall SU President Ashling

McGrory at supres@student.lit.ie.

We want you to enjoy your time in

LIT. An excellent opportunity for

every student to become involved

in the social aspect of student life

is through Clubs & Societies which

can offer you a multidisciplinary

network to meet and build

relationships with other students

across LIT campuses. The

Students’ Union will support and

help facilitate all Clubs & Societies,

however, Clubs & Socs are student

initiated and led. To join a Society

just sign up during Clubs & Socs

week and if you wish to start a new

one, just give us a shout no matter

what campus you are on.

Engaging with your Students’ Union

can greatly benefit any student; we

strive to provide an all-inclusive

service and communication platform.

Whether you are a mature student or

school leaver, international or

postgraduate student, a student with

a disability or specific requirements

we strive and will work hard to

provide an all-inclusive service and

student focused platform.

As highlighted above, no query will go

un-noted. We are here to enable

students to have fun and to develop in

many ways through Clubs & Socs and

events, to have your voice heard,

representing you locally and

nationally, and help keep you safe by

building awareness, providing

information and support around

welfare- through campaigns and

hosting external organisations.

Please feel welcome to get in touch

with your campus representatives, or

any of the LITSU team members. We

sincerely wish for you to know that

your SU is here for you. We have the

means to help and we will always do

our best. Don’t forget, your

constructive feedback will only help

the SU build itself to further meet the

needs of LIT’s diverse student

community. If you would like to get

to know or get involved with the SU,

simply pop in for a chat and perhaps

a cup of tea.

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Opening hours:

Weekdays from 9.30am until 5pm, (Subject to change).

Contact information

LIT MOYLISH OFFICES

(Block 14, Student Centre)

Overall President:

Ashling McGrory

E: supres@student.lit.ie

T: 083 040 3553

Overall Vice President:

Jade Foynes

E: suvicepres@student.lit.ie

T: 083 857 0211

General manager

Lily Goggin

E: lily.goggin@lit.ie

M: 086 854 6724

T: 061 293 238

Reception

Katie Brennan

E: su.reception@student.lit.ie

T: 061 293 135

LIT CLONMEL OFFICE

(Pre-fab building to the rear of

the campus)

Clonmel President

Ryan Burke

E: su_clonmel@student.lit.ie

T: 083 451 5563

LIT LIMERICK SCHOOL

OF ART & DESIGN

(Ground Floor, beside Library)

Clare Street Office

LSAD President

Úna Cahill

E: lsad.students.union@gmail.com

T: 083 152 2307

LSAD Vice President

Paul Cashin

E: su_artcollege@student.lit.ie

T: 061 293 377

LIT THURLES OFFICE

(Just off the main corridor

adjacent to canteen)

Thurles President

Niamh Foley

E: su_thurles@student.lit.ie

T: 083 857 1983

Thurles Vice President

Michael O’Connell

E: su_thurles_dc@student.lit.ie

T: 050 428 022

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Wired FM

- Radio Station

The campus radio station, Wired FM, located in

the Student’s Union Building (Moylish), is a nonprofit

partnership, which broadcasts in Limerick

City and suburban areas for 48 hours during its

weekday schedule – Monday to Thursday on

99.9 FM. It is a community of interest station

that has been designed to cater for the thirdlevel

students of Limerick.

Student Support Services

The station provides a voice for students and

gives them a chance to offer a real alternative

to commercial media. The station is particularly

proud of its support of independent local music

acts. Besides eclectic music choices, the station

broadcasts weekly film, literature, sports, Irish

language and arts programmes, combined with

student current affairs. During each academic

year, over 130 volunteers from LIT and Mary

Immaculate College avail of a free

comprehensive training course in all aspects of

radio broadcasting. Wired FM is always looking

for volunteers with good ideas who want to try

their hand at student broadcasting.

The station has also been involved in a number

of outreach programmes with the wider

community that have seen the station open up

its airwaves to people with disabilities,

secondary school students, disadvantaged

youth, members of the travelling community,

immigrants and asylum seekers.

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The station gives students on campus a wide range of media production

opportunities and experience. But you don’t have to study media to join

– ANY student on ANY course can become a radio station volunteer and

broadcaster. If you don’t want to speak on air, there are plenty of jobs for

researchers and technicians. Past volunteers of the station are now

working with the likes of BBC, RTÉ (radio and television), local

commercial stations and other media outlets scattered around the globe.

For further information please visit http://www.wiredfm.ie/

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Student

Accommodation

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www.lit.ie/accommodation

T: (061) 293135 E: Lily.Goggin@lit.ie

The main accommodation office is

situated in the Students Union

Building, (Block 14 on the Moylish

campus), with service provision also

available in LSAD and Tipperary.

The accommodation office is open

all year round Monday to Friday, and

the Accommodation Service staff will

help students to organise their own

accommodation when applicable.

The service is based on:-

1. A Referral Basis:

Whereby students receive a list of

properties, from which the required

housing is selected at the discretion

of the student involved. All the

listings are accessed via our website:

www.lit.ie/Accommodation

2. Personal Inspection:

Whereby each student is responsible

for inspecting his/her

accommodation and for dealing

directly with the landlord should

there be any problems related to the

property.

A free Finance & Accommodation

guide can be requested from the

Student’s Union Office

Accommodation Safety

• Do not leave personal property

exposed.

• Always lock doors and windows

before leaving the property.

• If a caller to the door claims to be

an official, ask for proof of identity.

• If you lose your accommodation

door keys, make sure the locks are

changed.

• Never hide keys outside the house.

• Ask the property owner to install an

outside light above the front door

so that you can see callers clearly

after dark.

• Do not smoke in bed.

• Please ask the landlord to provide

smoke alarms.


BANKING SERVICE

LIT’s banking partner provides a wide

range of banking services incorporating

an on-campus presence using state-ofthe-art

technologies, self-service (ATM)

facilities and a full suite of online

services. Student friendly promotions

will also be available during the

academic year so keep an eye out for

these!

Useful Telephone Numbers

• Mayorstone Garda Station:

061- 456980 (10am – 6pm)

• Henry Street Garda Station:

061 – 212400 (24 hours)

• Thurles Garda Station: 0504

25100

• Clonmel Garda Station: 52

6177640

• Garda Free Phone

Confidential: 1800 666 111

• CCTV cameras are in operation

at all LIT buildings

GETTING TO CAMPUS

Whatever campus you travel to, our

preference is that you come on foot or

by bicycle if you can, or by public

transport. At both Moylish and Clare

Street, we charge for car parking. The

reasons for this are twofold; one, there

are limited spaces and two, to

discourage car use. Limerick Institute of

Technology is a partner with Limerick

Smarter Travel and together we are

working towards providing more

sustainable ways to access our

campuses. Various promotions and

events are held each year and you are

encouraged to take part.

Useful websites:

• www.transportforireland.ie

• www.buseireann.ie

• T: 061-313333

• www.irishrail.ie

• www.bikeshare.ie/limerick

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Catering Facilities

Student Support Services

Catering facilities are provided in both

Limerick & Tipperary serving a variety

of hot meals and other refreshments at

competitive prices. The Student

Restaurants aim to provide affordable

food of high nutritional value. Several

vending machines also offer a variety of

snacks and beverages at all locations.

A full restaurant service is available to

all Students at Moylish Park/Clare

Street/Thurles and Clonmel Campuses.

Student Canteen MOYLISH Campus

Breakfast: 8.30 - 11.15

Lunch/ Salad Bar: Noon - 15.00

Deli Bar: 10.30 - 17.30

Starbucks Coffee Bar: 8.30 - 21.00

STUDENT UNION Building Moylish:

Mon to Thurs: 9.30 - 15.00

Friday: 9.30 - 12.30

LSAD (Limerick School of Art & Design)

Student Canteen:

Breakfast: 8.30 - 11.00

Lunch/Deli Bar/

Salad Bar: Noon - 14.00

Afternoon Service: 14.00 - 16.00

Student Canteen THURLES Campus

Breakfast: 8.45 - 11.00

Lunch/Deli Bar: Noon - 14.00

Afternoon Service: 14.00 - 17.00

Student Canteen CLONMEL Campus

Breakfast: 08.30 - 11.30

Lunch: Noon - 14.00

Please note

• Opening and closing times are

subject to change.

Students are required to obey the

rules of the restaurant.

• Restaurants provide: “Daily Specials”

& “Meal Deals” - for more info please

check out Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/GreenR

oomsLIT/

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Parking Facilities

Car Parking

Car parking on the Institute

campuses is limited and there is no

guarantee of getting a car parking

space. LIT encourages you to

consider alternative means of

access, such as walking, cycling or

using public transport. If you have

to use a car please be aware that

there are strict parking rules on our

sites where parking payment is

required.

We receive numerous concerns

from local residents about the

standard and volume of parking by

students in the localities outside

our sites. Please be considerate to

our neighbours and desist from

parking on footpaths, bends and in

front of driveways. It is a serious

concern to local residents that, due

to the way cars are parked in their

locality, emergency vehicles could

be blocked from getting to their

homes and lives could be put at

risk. An Garda Síochána and Traffic

Wardens can and will issue parking

fines.

Moylish & Clare Street

Campuses

LIT charges for public parking at its

Limerick sites. Payment for parking is

required if you park your car between

8 am and 6 pm. There is no charge for

parking in the car parks after 6pm.

There are two methods of payment:

1. parkbytext

The cheaper alternative for paying for

your parking by text, app, online or

over the phone. It’s very simple to use

and you can register with parkbytext

on their Facebook page by contacting

0818 444999 or on their website

www.parkbytext.ie. The cost of

parkbytext is 50c per hour, €2 per day,

€8 per week. There are signs at the

Pay and Display machines, and around

the car parks, detailing how to use this

service. See parkbytext.ie for more

details.

2. Pay and Display

When you purchase your ticket at a

machine in the car park please display

it inside your windscreen. The cost of

Pay and Display is 50c per hour, €3 per

day, €10 per week.

At Limerick Institute of Technology an

external company enforces the car

parking rules and cars parked in

violation of these rules are liable to be

clamped or fined. The fee for

removing a clamp is €40 when paying

by cash, and €45 if paying by

Credit/Debit card. The service is

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handled fully by the clamping

contractor and does not involve

Institute staff. This company is on site

daily. It is a disciplinary offence to

interfere with wheel clamps or fine

notices that have been applied. The

company operates an appeal process

for anyone who feels that they have

been clamped or fined in error.

The following are considered

parking violations that warrant

being clamped or fined:

1. Parking in a Disabled Person’s

parking bay.

2. Parking on a double yellow line.

3. Parking causing an obstruction to

a Fire Exit.

4. Parking over a Fire Hydrant.

5. Failure to display a valid “Pay and

Display” parking ticket or to have

‘Paid by Text’.

6. Parking in areas not designated

for parking, e.g. unmarked spaces,

grass areas etc.

7. Parking in Staff Car Park without a

Staff Permit.

8. Have outstanding unpaid fines

(Clamping enforcement only).

Please remember:

Only park in officially marked

parking spaces, pay for your ticket

and ensure that it is clearly

displayed.

Check that your ticket is still

displayed when you have locked

your car and that it has not fallen

from the dashboard. Remember, it

is ‘PAY and DISPLAY’.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking facilities are available

in all Campuses. There is a secure

bicycle parking shelter in Moylish

Campus. Access to this facility is with

a “fob” which is available from the

Estates Office at a cost of €10, which

is refunded when returned.

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Drop In Before You Drop Out

Make sure you are making an informed decision

Are you thinking of leaving your programme due to an...

Academic

Concern(s)

Financial

Concern(s)

Personal/Social

Concern(s)

Wrong Course?

Head of Department/

Programme tutor /Staff

member

Retention Officer

061-293048

Retention@lit.ie

Careers Office

061-293295

careers@lit.ie

Struggling Academically ?

Programme Tutor/Head of

Department/Staff member

Tutorials

Learning Support

Unit

lsu@lit.ie

Library Information Skills

www.mislibsrv.lit.ie

Grants & Fees Office

061-293803

studentfees@lit.ie

Students’ Union Welfare

Officer

061-293238

suvicepres@lit.ie

Student Assistance Fund

061 - 293520

SAF@lit.ie

Emergency Fund

061-293302

0504-28032

chaplaincy@lit.ie

Staff in your Department

Student Services

Limerick 061-293106

Tipperary 0504-28152

Counselling

061- 293106

Counselling@lit.ie

Disability

061 - 293112

Disability@lit.ie

Chaplaincy

061-293302

0504-28032

chaplaincy@lit.ie

Online Resources

www.lit.ie

Medical

061-293106

nurse@lit.ie

Students’ Union

supres@student.lit.ie

061-293238

If you decide to stay...

If you decide to leave...

Complete Withdrawal Form Available from

Admissions@lit.ie

• Continue to avail of supports which assist

you with your studies.

• Attend all your classes and tutorials.

• Develop a study plan to help you succeed.

• Seek support throughout your academic studies.

• Remember we are always here to help you.

Final Check List

• Speak to your Programme Tutor or Head of

Department or Staff Member.

• Know about transfer and withdrawal options.

• Continue your course in LIT or apply for

a new course.

• Reapply through CAO.

• Know the financial implications of

withdrawing - Fees & Grants.

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Section

3

The Library & Information

Resource Centre (LIRC)

The Library Se

the teaching, l

needs of the I

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vice at LIT supports

earning and research

nstitute.

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The Library &

Information

Resource Centre

(LIRC)

The Library Service at LIT supports the

teaching, learning and research needs

of the Institute. The main library is

located on the Moylish campus. Three

smaller libraries serve the campuses at

Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD),

Thurles and Clonmel. All of the libraries

are staffed by a friendly team of people

who want to help you to use your

library well.

Library Opening Hours (Term Time)

Moylish:

Mon - Thurs: 9am to 9pm

Fri: 9am to 5pm

LSAD:

Mon - Wed: 9am to 9pm

Thurs & Fri: 9am to 5pm

Thurles & Clonmel

Mon - Thurs: 9am to 9pm

Fri: 9am to 5pm

Holiday Opening

Moylish, LSAD, Thurles and Clonmel

Mon - Fri: 9am to 5pm

Saturday Opening

LIT library opens on specified Saturdays

during the academic year. Dates for

Saturday opening in the academic year

2018 – 2019 will be announced in due

course.

Resources & Services

The Library Service offers a range of

services and resources to LIT staff and

students, including:

• Over 560 study spaces.

• Group study rooms (Moylish).

• Access to over 65,000 books and a

collection of print journal titles –

listed and searchable on Koha, the

Library’s online catalogue at

https://libsearch.lit.ie/

• Online access to thousands of

electronic books and electronic

journals.

• Discover! (EDS)

• Library Guides, Tutorials and How-

Tos

• Over 200 open access PCs with free

Internet access.

• Photocopying and printing facilities.

• DVD & general fiction collections.

• Thesis / FYP collections.

• Newspapers.

• Exhibition catalogues (LSAD).

The Library Service also provides:

• A full desk service, incorporating

subject librarian assistance during

library opening hours.

• Free information skills training

workshops, available throughout

the academic year - learn how to

find good quality research materials

and how to reference them.

• An inter library loan service to

access resources not available at

LIT libraries, with links to academic

libraries worldwide – get books and

journal papers from other libraries

in this way.

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• Contact Us / Ask a Librarian service –

email your queries via the library

website. Response turnaround within

24 hours.

Book Borrowing

• Undergraduate students may borrow

up to 7 items.

• Postgraduates may borrow up to 9

items.

Your Library Account

LIT’s library system Koha enables library

users to interact with our services and

access online library account via the

Library’s catalogue at:

https://libsearch.lit.ie/

Discover! (EDS)

Discover! is LIT’s discovery service,

brought to you by Ebsco. Discover

enables LIT students and staff to search

across multiple library resources via a

single search box at

https://library.lit.ie/. It enables user

access to Books, eBooks, eJournals,

open access content and more. Please

ask library staff for assistance when first

using Discover!

Information Literacy Skills Training

Ongoing Information Skills training is

given by library staff throughout the

academic year. It is designed to help

students to develop the skills to locate,

evaluate and use information effectively

and efficiently. These library training

sessions can be arranged one-to-one at

the issue desk, in consultation with

academic departments and individual

lecturers, or on the Moylish campus

through our regular lunchtime sessions in

our library training room (12 – 3pm).

Write it Right: A Guide to the

Harvard ‘author, date’ referencing

system

“Write it Right” is the official referencing

guidelines for LIT. Copies of “Write it

Right” are available in hardcopy from all

library issue desks and electronically on

the library website.

Electronic Resources

Electronic resources include subscribed

online databases, eJournals and eBooks

collections. These resources can be

accessed via the library website 24/7 by

registered students and staff –

www.library.lit.ie

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Subject Librarians

Subject librarians have been assigned to LIT Schools and Departments

with a view to enhancing relationships and developing better subject

expertise among students and staff. If you wish to make contact with a

subject librarian, please ask for details at your local library issue desk.

The Library & Information Resource Centre (LIRC)

Patron / User Responsibilities

• Patrons are responsible for all items issued on their library card.

• All materials borrowed from the library must be returned by the due

date.

• Borrowers with overdue material may not be allowed to borrow

additional items, or renew other items, until all overdues are returned.

• Patrons’ borrowing rights are blocked if library items are not returned

by their due date.

• Library items that are lost, defaced or damaged must be replaced.

Patrons will pay the replacement cost.

• Please note, at the end of the academic year students with overdue

items will be deemed to be ’not in good standing’ with the Institute,

and may have their conferring of awards withheld, pending return of

library items.

Library Regulations

The main library regulations are as follows:

• Keep noise levels to a minimum. Respect other users by not talking in

the quiet study areas.

• Your student card is your library card.

Use it to borrow books and be prepared to present it to library staff on

request.

• Inappropriate behaviour, such as acts of vandalism or unauthorised

removal of library materials, will lead to a withdrawal of library

privileges.

• Mobile phones must be on silent when in the library.

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Contact Us | Any questions?

Please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Moylish: Tel: (061) 29326 | LSAD: Tel: (061) 293380

Thurles: Tel: (0504) 28076 | Clonmel: Tel: (0504) 28423

Library website: https://library.lit.ie/

Email address: library.service@lit.ie

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Section

Computer Services Department

4

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Computers and Information Technology

(IT) will play an important role in your time

here as a student. Many aspects of your

life as a student will involve some IT. This

section is a brief guide to help you get

started with the different elements of IT

that you will meet.

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Computer Services

Department

http://www.lit.ie/ComputerServices

LIT strives to provide you with the best

possible IT facilities – you will find that

most of the equipment is very new,

computer areas are clean and well

presented and the broadband speeds

are faster than anywhere you have ever

experienced! We do ask that you be

mindful that these are shared facilities

and that other students have to use the

equipment after you. With this in mind,

we would ask that you leave the

equipment and work areas as you

would like to find them.

Open Access Computers

In addition to dozens of computer labs

which are used for teaching, there are

hundreds of computers provided on

the LIT campuses for student use.

These can be used at any time and are

on a first-come, first-served basis. The

main concentration of these are in the

Computer Centre, and Libraries

Student Logon

Once you have successfully registered,

a user account is automatically created

for you. This allows you to logon to

any of the student computers around

the Institute, including the Computer

Centre, Library, and any of the various

computer labs, as well as access the

Student Portal, Moodle and your

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student email account. It also allows

you to access the eduroam wireless

network with your own laptop,

tablet or smartphone. You need to

enter the standard following details

to avail of these services.

Username: K12345678

(your student number)

Password: 01011992

(your date of birth in the format

DDMMYYYY)

Domain: STUDENT

You can change your password

at any time.

Note: for Eduroam you need to

supply your full student email

address along with your Student

number: (K00123456)

Student Email

Your student email account is

the primary method of contact

between the Institute and you,

so you should check it

regularly. For example, if a

lecturer wants to send on

notes, details of a schedule

change, or the Exams office

wants to notify you of your

exam timetable, they will send

a message to your student

email account. You can access

your student email account

from any computer with an

Internet connection, inside or

outside the Institute. Log on to

the Student Portal and follow

the link.

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Student Data Storage

Each student is provided with

250MB of storage on a network

drive called their U:Drive. When

you logon to a computer within the

Institute, then open My Computer,

you will see your U: Drive. You are

also provided with a 25GB

OneDrive for Business which can be

accessed through the same web

page as your email, and as such is

mind that these drives are not backed

up, and that it is YOUR responsibility

to keep multiple copies (USB Memory

Sticks/U: Drive/OneDrive for Business)

of any important work to ensure it

can’t be lost or accidentally deleted.

Microsoft Office 365

LIT provides you with access to

Microsoft 365 for education, which

includes email, instant messaging,

available on any computer with an

Internet connection both inside and

outside the Institute. Your email

and OneDrive for Business can also

be accessed from Smart Phones

and there are apps available to

download for this purpose. Keep in

group video and voice chat, and online

document viewing and editing. The

main features are Office Web Apps

(Word, Excel, PowerPoint and

OneNote), Email and Calendaring,

web conferencing and team sites.

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Student Printing, Copying

& Scanning

Printing, copying and scanning can be

done from the same multi-function

devices which you will find around the

Computer Centres, Libraries and Open

Access areas. Printers and plotters are

provided in areas where they are

required for certain courses.

The Institute operates a pay to print

system, which charges for printing on a

per page basis. You can print from any

computer in the Institute, from which

your document is sent to a central print

queue. You can then use the nearest

print device - there’s usually one nearby.

Enter your K number on the

touchscreen and a list of your current

print jobs will appear. Select the job you

wish to print and follow the onscreen

instructions. Printing is available in

black & white, colour, A4 and A3, but

costs vary accordingly, so if you don’t

need colour, then don’t print in colour

because it will cost more than black &

white! Also, keep in mind you’re being

charged by the page, so if you use

duplex (printing on both sides of the

page - this can be setup within the

application before you print) you’ll only

be charged for printing one page.

Photocopying can be done on any

of the devices in the Libraries.

Enter your student number on the

touch-screen and choose the

photocopying option.

To add credit to your printing

account you need to use the Online

Deposit facility that can be

accessed via the Student Portal.

This facility accepts major credit

cards and laser cards. If you do not

have a credit or debit card, you can

purchase a credit voucher to use on

the system. A list of shops where

these are available is on the

Student Portal.

You can scan documents to your

student U:Drive by entering your

student number on the device and

selecting the scanning option.

Computer Services Department

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Helpdesk Service

The Computer Services Helpdesk is located in the main Computer Centre on the

Moylish Park campus. Any computer related problems that you encounter such

as issues with logons, printing, wireless connectivity or computer applications

should be reported to the Helpdesk.

Calls can be logged via email, through the Student Portal, by phone or by calling

in person to the Helpdesk.

E: Helpdesk@lit.ie | T: 061-293100

Computer Services Department

Opening Hours during term:

Monday - Thursday: 08:45 – 21:00.

Friday: 08:45 – 17:00.

Wireless Network

LIT provides eduroam (Educational

Roaming) as the wireless network

for students. This service allows

registered students access the

Internet and online college

resources using their personal

laptops or smart devices from

numerous locations on the LIT

campuses.

Once registered, a student can also

use eduroam at any other IoT or

University where the service is also

provided. To connect to eduroam

please see the instructions on the

Student Portal or ask the IT

Helpdek for assistance.

Student Portal

LIT has a student portal designed to

help you access all your information

from a single source.

• Access your up-to-date timetable,

email, calendars, print account,

Office 365, registration and exams

information and all Frequently

Asked Questions (FAQs).

• Find your department news,

relevant documents, and staff

information.

• Keep up to date with library,

computer services, exams, career

information and all other Institute

services.

• Find information on clubs, sports,

and other society groups.

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Moodle

Moodle is an online learning environment.

Many of your modules may require you to use

it in order to:

• Submit projects and coursework.

• Do quizzes and basic tests.

• Access course notes and exam papers.

When your lecturer is running a course on

Moodle you will have to register for it. This is

done by logging on to Moodle, finding the

course, and enrolling in it. Your lecturer will

tell you if this is required. Both the Student

Portal and Moodle use the same username

and password combination as your computer

account.

Information Screens

Computer Services provide a digital display

system on the LIT campus to provide easy and

quick access to all the latest news, events and

important information. You will see these

screens located throughout the LIT campuses.

Website

The LIT Website is a source of general

information providing programme details,

latest news, information on student life,

available facilities, useful links and much

more. Most importantly for current students,

the LIT Website provides a gateway to many

important LIT resources with links to the

Student Portal, Student Webmail, Moodle,

Library Website, Careers Service, etc.

Student Information System

Banner is the name of the

Student Information System used

to record all information relating

to a student who is studying or

has studied in the Institute. It has

a student interface called Web

for Student

(https://ssb.ancheim.ie/lit/) that

allows you to verify your personal

details, complete surveys, view

your programme details, view

any holds on your records and

access your individual results for

each exam session, usually in

January, May and September

during the course of the

academic year. Banner tracks all

financial transactions between

the Institute and you, your grant

authority and financial institution

and ensures that your

registration status is up to date.

Your log in details for Student

Self-Service are a little different

than your standard logon details

and will be e-mailed to your LIT

e-mail address at the beginning

of the academic year.

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ID Cards

ID cards are produced during registration

and allow you to be identified as a student

when you are on campus.

For your LIT Student ID Card setup,

students should log on to:

https://studentidcard.lit.ie/.

The card shows your student ID number as

well as a barcode that you need to access

the library service. Your student ID number

is what is used by all the LIT systems to

interface with you. You should note that

replacement ID cards cost €10 so try not to

lose it! Requests for replacement cards

should be made to the Admissions Office.

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Section

5

Examination & Assessments

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Examination & Assessments

LIT’s Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Strategy states that LIT is committed to

best practice in assessment. All

assessment practices within LIT will be

valid, fair and consistent, and

appropriate to the learning outcomes

with which they are linked.

LIT promotes innovative methods in

summative assessment, which support

active learning and authentic

performance, while maintaining

standards of validity, fairness and

consistency. Assessment for, learning

(formative assessment), will be used

extensively to provide timely and

supportive feedback to students from

assessment activity.

It is necessary to distribute assessment

responsibility. Appropriate academic

governance structures facilitate this

ensuring the necessary accountability.

Overall procedures for the assessment

of students should regulate the

authority, role, responsibility and

accountability of all persons and

committees involved with assessment

procedures. Such persons might include:

students; internal and external

assessors; external examiners;

programme boards; department,

faculty/school boards; department,

faculty/school, heads; boards of

examiners; appeals boards; the Vice

President Academic Affairs and

Registrar; Academic Council; President

and Governing Body.

The up-to-date version of The

Academic Council Regulations and

Procedures for Taught Programmes is

available on www.lit.ie/exams. It is the

responsibility of all students to

familiarise themselves with these

regulations and procedures.

Further information in relation to

Examinations and Assessments in LIT is

available on www.lit.ie/exams. This

includes but is not limited to:

• Examination Timetables

• Examination Results

• Viewing of Scripts/Reviews

• Repeat Examinations

• Academic Award Documents

(European Diploma

Supplements/Transcripts of

Results/Result Letters)

• Invigilators

If you require additional information, at

any time, in relation to Examinations and

Assessments in LIT please:

• Check out

http://lit.ie/Exams/FAQ.aspx

• Email: exams@lit.ie

Telephone

061-293200 (Limerick/Clare)

050428072 (Tipperary

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Examination & Assessments

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Section

6

Health and Safety

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Your safety is our priority here at LIT.

The educational environment presents many

hazards such as chemicals, machinery and

electricity. Adhering to the following safety

policies and guidelines will help ensure your

safety and that of others while here on campus.

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Health and Safety

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Your safety is our priority here at

LIT. The educational environment

presents many hazards such as

chemicals, machinery and

electricity. Adhering to the

following safety policies and

guidelines will help ensure your

safety and that of others while here

on campus.

As a student at LIT,

you are obliged to:

• Not endanger yourself or others

with careless or boisterous

behaviour;

• Cooperate with staff, fire

marshals & the Health and Safety

Officer;

• Not interfere with or misuse

equipment;

• Only access areas and

equipment when authorised to

do so and under proper

supervision;

• Wear personal protective

equipment if instructed to (in

labs, workshops etc.).

Smoke-Free

Workplace Policy

Limerick Institute of Technology

operates a Smoke Free Policy as

set out below:

• Smoking is prohibited in all campus

buildings including tobacco, e-

cigarettes, herbal cigarettes etc.;

• It is not only prohibited within

campus buildings, but also areas

within 6 meters of all entrances,

exits, open windows, ventilation

intake systems and covered

entryways of any building;

• Infringements for staff and students

will be dealt with in accordance with

normal disciplinary procedures. A

person who smokes in a prohibited

area is guilty of an offence. A

person found guilty, on summary

conviction, is liable to a fine of up to

€3,000.

This policy applies to all employees,

students, service providers,

contractors, and visitors.

While the Institute is not obliged to

provide facilities for smoking, a

smoking shelter is provided at the rear

of the main building, Moylish Park

Campus. Smokers may use this shelter

but must ensure that cigarette butts

and packaging are properly disposed

of and do not cause litter. There are

also sheltered smoking areas at Clare

Street, Georges’ Quay, Thurles and

Clonmel campuses.


Intoxicants

Please note you are prohibited from

consuming intoxicants (alcohol, drugs)

on campus, and will be asked to leave if

you arrive on campus while under the

influence of an intoxicant.

Hygiene

We ask that you practice good hygiene

at all times. With a population as large

as LIT, germs and bacteria can spread

rapidly. Wash your hands regularly,

clean up after yourself and leave

canteen and toilet facilities as you

found them. Do not consume food or

beverages outside the designated

canteen areas. Eating or drinking in labs

and workshops is strictly prohibited.

Accessibility

LIT aims to provide an environment and

service that is accessible to all. If you

have any difficulty accessing any part of

our buildings or availing of services

provided on campus, please let us

know.

Medical Conditions &

Pregnancy

If you have any existing medical

conditions, or develop any condition

during your time here, please let us

know. Similarly, if you become

pregnant during your time here,

please inform the nurse or your

course leader as a pregnancy risk

assessment will need to be carried

out to ensure your safety.

LIT: Litter Free

Any person found littering is guilty of

an offence. A Clean LIT Committee

was established, with staff and

students participating to monitor

and promote a clean campus.

Suggestions and ideas from students

are welcome, in addition to their

cooperation in avoiding litter.

Environmental

Please use the appropriate bins

provided throughout the campuses.

Segregate your waste, and play your

part in saving the environment.

Fire Regulations

In the event of an emergency, panic

rather than fire is more likely to

result in injury or loss of life.

Therefore, it is important to stay

calm if you hear the fire alarm siren,

and exit in an orderly, efficient

fashion.

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Health and Safety

Fire drills are held twice a year in

each campus. No advance notice

shall be given to staff or students

on the timing of the drill. Academic

staff holding classes at the time of a

drill are requested to exercise

guidance to the students in the

procedure to be followed. Treat

these drills as real emergencies.

They are your opportunity to

familiarise yourself with the

distinctive sound of the alarm,

experience the evacuation

procedure as well as finding your

nearest assembly point. It will also

be an opportunity to identify

emergency exit routes from your

location.

Fire safety scenario 1 –

when you hear the fire

alarm.

Please follow the emergency

evacuation procedure below if you

hear the fire alarm:

a) Co-operate with the Fire

Marshals.

b) Evacuate the building. Walk,

(don’t run), to the nearest exit.

c) Do not delay to pick up personal

belongings.

d) Do not use the lifts.

e) Report to the nearest assembly

point.

f) Do not re-enter the building

until the Chief Fire Marshal has

given authorisation.

Fire safety scenario 2 –

if you discover a fire.

Please follow the emergency

evacuation procedure below

if you hear the fire alarm:

a) Raise the alarm by hitting a red

break glass unit.

b) Call the fire brigade.

c) Deal with the fire if it is safe to do

so – i.e.: if you are trained and the

fire is small – never put yourself at

risk.

d) Evacuate the building.

e) Report to assembly point. If in

doubt as to what route to take

during an evacuation, follow the

emergency exit signage posted

throughout the campus buildings.

For safety and security reasons staff

and students who are working

unscheduled hours, are required to

inform security staff and sign in and

out of the building concerned.

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Accident Reporting

It is LIT policy to record and investigate

all accidents, incidents, near misses and

dangerous occurrences – no matter

how small or trivial. Please inform a

member of staff if you have had an

accident or incident and they will fill out

the relevant form with you.

Injury to Students

The Institute does not accept

responsibility for injury to students

resulting from careless conduct,

negligence or disregard for institute

regulations. Remember - your signature

on the Institute application form

indicates your acceptance of Institute

regulations.

Policy on Dignity and Respect

of the Individual

LIT is committed to providing an

environment which promotes dignity

and respect for all those who work

and/or study on its campuses. This

environment will be free from any

form of harassment, intimidation or

bullying. The Institute recognises the

right of every individual to such an

environment and requires all

members of the Institute community

to recognise their responsibilities in

this regard. Harassment of others by

members of the Institute community

– staff or students – will not be

tolerated.

This policy applies to the behaviour of

students and staff of the Institute and

others on business or engaged in

activities relating to the Institute or

providing services to the Institute in all

locations and situations

Personal Safety

LIT and An Garda Síochána work

together to make LIT a safer place

to study and work. You are

reminded to be conscious of your

personal safety both on and off

campus. Remember the following

security tips:

• Do not walk home alone after

dark, in isolated areas or through

unfamiliar routes.

• Do not use your mobile phone

while walking alone.

• Inform someone of your

whereabouts at night and when

you will return.

• Be careful when socialising with

new or different social groups or

while out at night.

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• Be aware of what might happen

to your drink if left unattended in

a pub or night club.

• Be sure of who you are getting a

lift home with and where you are

going - does the driver have a

hidden agenda?

• Save the number of a reliable

local taxi service in your phone to

arrange your lift home.

• Ensure that your taxi is registered

and that you have the correct fare

to pay for your journey.

• When arriving home by car or taxi

ask the driver to wait until you

are inside your home.

• Remember - you are at much

greater risk of falling victim to

crime when you are under the

influence of any form of

intoxicant.

• If you become a victim of any

crime or threatening behaviour it

is important you contact the

Gardaí immediately giving them

as much information as possible.

Personal Property

• Take inventory of property upon

arrival to college.

• Identify property with a

distinguishable mark.

• Record and keep in a secure

location the make, model, serial

number, and original cost of

equipment.

• Back up your data frequently

from your laptop/PC in case they

are lost or stolen.

• Copy all important papers and

cards that you carry in your purse

or wallet, including your driver's

license. Keep the copies in a safe

place as the information will be

invaluable if they are lost or

stolen.

• If your mobile phone or your

bank cards are lost or stolen

report immediately to your

mobile phone provider, bank and

the Gardaí.

Vehicle Owners

• Please note the speed limit on

Campus is 15km/hour.

• Lock the doors, windows, boot

and sunroof every time you leave

your car.

• Take the ignition key out even

when the car is parked in your

drive or when filling up with

petrol.

• Do not keep “tempting items”

(laptop, phone etc.) visible in a

vehicle. If you can, take your

belongings with you.

• When parking push the aerial

down to stop it being vandalised.

• Always park in a secure and well

lit area.

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Bicycle Owners

• Record make, model and serial

number and any other unique

identifying features.

• Use the bicycle storage provided

by LIT or one of the dedicated

areas with bicycle locking points.

• Lock the frame of your bike to the

locking point and whenever

possible include the wheel(s),

particularly if they are quick

release, or take them with you.

• Ensure lights are functioning front

and back and always wear

appropriate reflective gear.

• Remember ‘Be Safe-Be Seen’.

• Never leave bicycle unattended

overnight unless in secure storage.

If you have any questions or queries

on the above information please

contact the Health & Safety Officer in

the Estates Office, Moylish Campus,

Limerick.

Health and Safety

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Section

7

Data Protection

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What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for the General Data

Protection Regulation. It is an update

to existing European law on data

protection and from May 25th 2018

applies across all European Member

States including Ireland. GDPR brings

in important changes to the way we all

handle personal data. It forces us to

change the way we think about the

privacy of our own personal data as

well as that of others.

What is personal data anyway?

Personal data is any data that permits

an individual to be identified. It

includes the obvious things like names,

email and postal address but also data

we might not think of, such as location

data and online identifiers. A recent

court ruling also found that exam

scripts are personal data.

Personal Data Processing

Principles:

LIT adheres to the following high level

principles relating to Data Protection in

order to comply with GDPR

requirements. Full information is

available on

http://www.lit.ie/InformationComplia

nce/Data.aspx

• Personal Data shall only be processed

fairly, lawfully and in a transparent

manner (Principles of Lawfulness,

Fairness and Transparency);

• Personal Data shall be obtained only

for specified, explicit, lawful, and

legitimate purposes, and shall not be

further processed in any manner

incompatible with those purposes

(Principle of Purpose Limitation);

• Personal Data shall be adequate,

relevant and limited to what is

necessary in relation to the purposes

for which they are processed

(Principle of Data Minimisation);

• Personal Data shall be accurate, and

where necessary kept up to date

(Principle of Accuracy);

• Personal Data shall not be kept in a

form which permits identification of a

data subject for longer than is

necessary for the purposes for which

the Personal Data are Processed

(Principle of Data Storage Limitation);

• Personal Data shall be processed in a

secure manner, which includes having

appropriate technical and

organisational measures in place to:

o prevent and / or identify

unauthorised or unlawful access

to, or processing of, Personal

Data; and

o prevent accidental loss or

destruction of, or damage to,

Personal Data (Principles of

Integrity and Confidentiality)

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Student Privacy Statement

Limerick Institute of Technology takes

very seriously our obligations to

safeguard your personal information.

We want to be transparent in how we

gather, use and share your data. This

Privacy Statement will explain:

• What information we collect about

you

• How we collect your personal data

• The purpose and legal basis for

processing your data

• Who we share your personal data

with

• How long we retain your personal

data

• Your rights and how to exercise those

rights

• Where we hold your data

• How to contact us

• How to make a complaint

• Changes to this Statement

What Information We Collect

about You

The types of information collected and

processed by LIT include, but is not

limited to, the following:

Biographical and Contact Details:

Name, student ID number, gender,

address, date of birth, country of birth,

telephone number, email, PPS number

(or overseas equivalent), nationality,

citizenship, next of kin/emergency

details, image for your ID card,

passport number.

Financial information: Bank details,

details of funding, fees paid and

outstanding.

Information on others:

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) socio-economic

grouping, Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

occupation, Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

employment status.

Academic information: Academic

history, academic grades, relevant work

experience, exam scripts, continuous

assessments, qualifications awarded,

attendance record, disciplinary

information, library information.

Sensitive personal data: Health and

disability information, medical

assessments, religion, ethnic origin,

criminal convictions.

Interaction details: If you interact with

LIT, details of that communication are

held including details of phone calls,

emails, hard copy correspondence and

complaints.

Online services: Cookies are used to

analyse your use of our website and

record preferences, record of internet

browsing history when using LIT Wi-Fi

facilities, location data.

Other personal information:

CCTV images, photographs.

Data Protection

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Data Protection

How We Collect Your Personal

Data

We collect your personal data at

various points in your relationship with

LIT. These include the following

situations:

• Admissions and Registration

• Examinations

• Applications for funding

• When you use our website and online

services

• Where you make your personal data

available to us through social media

accounts

• CCTV cameras

Any data we collect will be stored

securely and treated confidentially. LIT

is committed to ensuring that access to

your data is limited to those who have

a need to process it in line with the

purposes set out below.

The purpose and legal basis for

processing your personal data

We collect and use your personal data

for a range of contractual, statutory

and public interest purposes, including

the following:

• to deliver and administer education

services, record the details of your

studies and determine your overall

award outcome

• where relevant, to monitor, evaluate

and support your research activity

• to carry out voluntary studies of

student experience of our services

• to evaluate compliance with the

Institute’s regulations relating to

conduct during examinations and

assessment, including plagiarism and

other offences

• to process scholarships, prizes and

bursaries and administer other

financial aspects of your relationship

with us

• to compile statistics for internal and

statutory reporting, management and

research purposes

• to deliver services to you including

student supports, libraries, sports,

careers and IT

• to ensure efficiency of our online

resources

• to facilitate your participation in

events such as Institute functions and

graduation ceremonies

• to communicate with you by post,

email and phone, including the

distribution of relevant newsletters

and other information

• to create and publish print and

electronic material for promotional

and archival purposes

• to comply with our obligations under

legislation including social protection,

equality, immigration and health and

safety legislation

• for security purposes (e.g. CCTV

footage)

• to enable us to contact others in the

event of an emergency where you

have supplied contact details to us

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• to enable contact with you after you

have completed your studies e.g.

survey of graduates, alumni networks,

marketing etc.

We consider the processing of your

personal data for the purposes outlined

above to be necessary for the following

lawful bases:

• To enable us to fulfil our contractual

obligations with you

• To allow us to comply with legal

obligations

• For the performance of a function

conferred on LIT by an enactment;

and to perform a task carried out in

the public interest

There may be other situations where

we will be required to seek your

consent to our processing of your

personal data. You are entitled to

withdraw your consent at any time.

Who we share your personal

data with

Your personal data is held securely by

LIT and access is restricted to those

staff members who need the personal

data for one of the purposes set out

above. We may also share your

personal data, where necessary, with

the following external organisations:

• Government Departments: Revenue

Commissioners, Department of Social

Protection, Department of Education

and Skills and the Department of

Justice/INIS

• State Agencies: Higher Education

Authority, Student Universal Support

Ireland, Quality and Qualifications

Ireland, SOLAS, An Garda Síochána

to assist in the prevention or

detection of crime

• Professional and Regulatory Bodies:

Engineers Ireland, CORU etc.

• Third Level Institutions: Other higher

education institutions, partners or

research organisations to which a

student transfers or pursues an

exchange programme or where a

student’s programme is being run

collaboratively; Erasmus sites

• External Examiners: External

examiners and assessors

• Software Providers: Software

providers or service providers

performing administrative functions

on behalf of LIT; Plagiarism detection

service providers to ensure

compliance with academic

regulations

• Employers: Work placement

providers; employers of apprentices

• Third parties: Sponsors funding

student prizes and awards;

Companies or organisations

providing specific services to, or on

behalf of LIT; Auditors; Insurance

companies in respect of accidents

occurring within LIT

• Parent(s)/Guardian(s): where our

students are under 18 years of age or

where older students have provided

us with consent

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How long we retain your

personal data

We store your personal data for as long

as is necessary for the purposes set out

above and for at least the duration of

your studies. Our retention schedule is

available in the Policy section of our

website.

Your rights and how to exercise

those rights

You have the following rights under

data protection law, although your

ability to exercise these rights may be

subject to certain conditions:

• The right to receive a copy of and/or

access the personal data that LIT

holds about you, together with other

information about our processing of

that data;

• The right to request that any

inaccurate data that is held about you

is corrected and incomplete data

updated;

• The right, in certain circumstances, to

request that we erase your personal

data;

• The right, in certain circumstances, to

request that we no longer process

your personal data for particular

purposes, or to object to our use of

your personal data or the way in

which we process it;

• The right, in certain circumstances, to

transfer your personal data to

another organisation;

• The right to object to automated

decision making and/or profiling; and

the right to complain to the Data

Protection Commissioner.

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Where we hold your data

Your personal data will be stored either

on LIT premises, with approved storage

providers or on secure IT platforms

within the EEA. Where your personal

data would be held outside the EEA,

we will ensure that this is done in

accordance with EU approved transfer

mechanisms.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about how

your personal information is used, or

wish to exercise any of your rights,

please contact us at

dataprotection@lit.ie or call 061

293044.

How to make a complaint

If you are unhappy with the manner in

which your personal data is being

processed by LIT, you can contact the

Data Protection Officer at

dataprotection@lit.ie.

You can also make a complaint to the

Data Protection Commissioner by

writing to the Data Protection

Commissioner, Canal House, Station

Road, Portarlington, R32 AP23 Laois,

emailing info@dataprotection.ie or

calling +353 (0)761 104 800 or 057

8684800.


Changes to this Statement

We will update this Privacy Statement

from time to time. You can always find

an up-to-date version of this Statement

on

http://www.lit.ie/InformationComplianc

e/StudentPrivacy.aspx or you can ask us

for a copy.

LIT Data Protection Policy

The LIT Data protection Policy is

available on

http://www.lit.ie/InformationComplianc

e/Docs/LIT_Data_Protection_Policy.pdf

2018 HEA Student Data

Collection Notice

Please note that your data will be

shared with the Higher Education

Authority for funding allocation,

statistical analysis and policy

formulation purposes. The data shared

include personal data such as name,

address, Eircode, PPSN, grant status

and CAO data. Registered students in

LIT agree to their data being shared

with the Higher Education Authority.

Full details of what data are shared and

how these data are used are contained

in the following link

http://www.lit.ie/InformationComplianc

e/PrivacyNotices.aspx

If you wish to object to the processing

of your personal data in this manner, or

if you have any queries in relation to

the processing of your personal data

generally, please contact the HEA Data

Protection Officer at

dataprotection@hea.ie

Any Queries?

The Information Compliance Office

assists LIT in complying with its

obligations under the Freedom of

Information Act and the Data

Protection Acts.

http://www.lit.ie/InformationComplianc

e provides information for students

and staff of the Institute on our

obligations under the legislation as well

as our rights.

For further information, or if you have

any queries in relation to data

protection or freedom of information,

please contact:

Information & Compliance Officer

Limerick Institute of Technology

Moylish Park

Limerick V94EC5T

Phone: +353 (0) 61 293044

Email: dataprotection@lit.ie

Useful Resources:

http://www.lit.ie/Information

Compliance/default.aspx

www.dataprotection.ie

www.Gdprandyou.ie

www.hea.ie

Data Protection

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Section

A Study Guide For Students

8

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Studying at the Limerick Institute of Technology

So why are you here? What is the goal, the

objective which will keep you going? What

exactly are these new learning situations?

There are people available to help you –

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ASK FOR SUPPORT

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A Study Guide

For Students

By now you have drawn up a

personal work, life and leisure

schedule, and are ready to arrive at

all the new learning situations of

higher education with zest and

punctuality! What exactly are these

new learning situations?

Motivation and Organisation

So why are you here? What is the

goal, the objective which will keep

you going? If you don’t have an

answer, it is certainly not the end of

the world but it is a question to

which you should actively seek an

answer to during your time here.

Not so many people fail at College

because they lack ability - if you

succeeded in jumping through the

hoops set before you so far, the

chances are you can jump through

these ones as well. Students seem to

pinpoint lack of organisational skills

as the most widespread difficulty. It is

undoubtedly linked to complex

nuances and variations of personality,

but it also arises as the result of

moving into a third level academic

environment where it is really left up

to you to plan and organise your own

attendance at the Institute and

completion of work. Living away from

home for the first time, managing a

new work-life balance and juggling

family commitments are some of the

many new factors to organising your

life, and it will take time to work out

your own solution.

Don’t be reluctant to seek advice

from your class tutor, mentor or

student support services if you need

assistance or guidance.

In the task of finding the answer to

the problem of organising time,

timetables seem an obvious aid, but

the question of personality may arise

once again. Some may have a deep

rooted aversion to planning out their

lives in this fashion. Those who feel

most comfortable with timetables

may be organised anyway!

So, if you have an organisational

problem, as a first step, try to

suspend your aversion to timetables

and planning, and objectively survey

your own life-style. Use what you

learn to draw up a schedule which

tries to meet your personal needs as

well as the demands of the real world

in which you live.

By now you have drawn up a

personal work, life and leisure

schedule, and are ready to arrive at

all the new learning situations of

higher education with zest and

punctuality! What exactly are these

new learning situations?

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1. The Lecture

Lectures can be rather alarming.

Suddenly, you find yourself in a large

room with perhaps 100 other people,

trying to cope with just being there

when a lecturer begins to talk, in

what sounds like a new and strange

language, with reference to

illuminated images on a screen.

Coping with the Lecture is difficult. It

demands an ability to comprehend

the contents of the lecture and to

record those contents in the form of

notes almost simultaneously. Do not

expect yourself to cope well with

lectures from day one. However,

there are one or two things you can

do to make more effective use of

lectures:

a) Ask the lecturer for an outline of

his/her course of lectures.

b) Try to do some advance

preparation by reading a relevant

chapter, section or summary in

one of the recommended

textbooks. Yes, we know this

sounds like one of those ideal

things that nobody ever does, but

it does help if you have at least

some kind of structure in your

mind upon which you can handle

the information you hear and see

in a lecture. It does make

notetaking a bit easier.

c) Organise your notes:

i. Physically - by using a ring binder

and loose leaf paper with divided

sections.

ii. In terms of their contents - have a

standardised system of note

taking - use standard

abbreviations – and don’t be

afraid to make the notes look like

notes. Lecture notes which look

like tightly packed essays can be

rather off-putting when it comes

to revision.

d) Revise your notes:

Do this within 24 hours of taking

the notes – it really does improve

your ability to recall the contents.

Check for errors and write in any

additional explanatory notes. In

working out your personal

timetable, it is a good idea to

allocate some time each day for

revision of lecture notes. Yes, we

know it is another of these ideal

things etc., but try it.

e) Use your lecture notes as a

basis, a nucleus, upon which to

build notes from the additional

reading recommended by the

lecturer.

2. The Tutorial

In some courses there are “tutorial”

sessions where additional academic

support is available to smaller groups

of students, so please avail of these

timetabled sessions.

A Study Guide For Students

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A Study Guide For Students

3. Attendance

Please note that your attendance at

Lectures / Laboratory Sessions /

Practical’s / Tutorials, etc., is

constantly monitored. Poor

attendance is not acceptable.

4. Laboratory/Practical Work

Every course of study at LIT includes

an element of practical Work, the

assessment of which contributes to

your final grade. This practical Work

takes different forms depending on

the nature of your course and ranges

from studio work in the School of Art

& Design, to practical exercises on

computers in the Computer Facility,

to Laboratory/Workshop sessions in

Engineering or Science courses.

If you are pursuing an engineering

or science subject, you will find that

in most cases you have laboratories

scheduled. Attendance is

compulsory. Those of you who

attended secondary schools which

had good laboratory/workshop

facilities will be familiar with

laboratory/workshop practice. If

you are not so lucky, don’t be too

apprehensive as there will be

introductions to all laboratory work.

The objectives of laboratory

sessions are principally: -

(i)

to develop manipulative skills;

(ii) relate them to actual

manufacturing/measuring

processes and practice;

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(iii) to give structured training in

multi-step processes which are

not always easy to understand

theoretically.

In your first year, there will be

experiments in common, i.e.

everybody in the class will carry out

the same experiment. A member of

teaching and/or technical staff will be

present and if you have any

difficulties, seek the advice and help

of one of these people. If on

occasion you find that adequate help

and advice are not available, bring it

to the notice of the appropriate

lecturer.

You are required to write up the work

carried out in the laboratory and

submit these accounts as part of your

assessment. In many cases you will

be expected to have written up and

submitted your laboratory work on

one experiment before progressing

to the next. At the beginning of

term, you may find that experiments

are very familiar and, therefore, very

easy. Sometimes students are

tempted not to bother writing them

up because of this. Try to avoid this

temptation.

You are expected to attend lectures,

practicals, tutorials. You are

expected to hand up project work,

assessments, etc., on time to the

lecturer concerned. You are expected

to sit mid-term and final year

examinations. Failure to comply with

these basic requirements, without

due reason, may lead to you failing

your course, or part thereof. These

are the main learning situations you

will be involved in at the Institute as

well as the other important area of

private study.

5. Private Study

Estimates vary on the time that

should be spent on this activity but if

we think of a student's working week

as being in the region of 40-50 hours

(including lecture, tutorial and

practical time) then we shouldn’t be

far wrong.

But don’t forget that study is not just

passive timeserving, time spent in

the same room as the books, hoping

to absorb their contents by a process

of osmosis. Private study has to be

active information extraction and the

active transformation of quality, not

just quantity is important.

Here, we have attempted to

introduce you to the more general

aspects of study. Clearly, there are

specific study skills which we have

not concentrated on:-

(i)

Reading

(ii) Note-taking

(iii) Essay Writing

(iv) Report Writing

(v) Examination Technique

These skills are often established at

the level of habit, unconsciously

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developed and often equally

unconsciously applied. The way in

which we study, as it is expressed in

our reading, note taking and writing

methods, is something which can be

reflected upon, analysed,

experimented with and changed, but

it is like changing any other attitude

and demands that we be self-aware

and prepared to practice with new

approaches. Perhaps it could be

argued that effective study should

always be based on this high level of

awareness and participation. Too

often, students see learning as

something which involves them in

becoming a kind of sophisticated

recording device rather than

someone involved in developing,

understanding and making meaning.

FINALLY, the cautionary note about

the workload at the Institute.

You will be assessed within a system

which is referred to as continuous

assessment. This means that your

laboratory work, tutorial work,

project work and so on may all be

taken into account in calculating your

mark at the end of the year. In

addition, there will be an end of year

examination and perhaps a midterm

examination as well. Such an

arrangement means that you are

involved in a fairly consistent work

load – you cannot take things easy

for most of the year and then work

feverishly for the last few weeks.

Many people succeed in school

examinations by using this approach

and they are often caught out by the

different distribution of work at third

level.

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Consistency is rewarded so it is

particularly important to try to get

yourself organised (that word again)

from day one, as the work you are

involved in will be contributing to

your final grade.

But do remember that we don’t

expect you to arrive with all these

problems fully resolved - it is

perfectly OK to have difficulties at

the START!

There are people available to help

you – PLEASE ENSURE YOU ASK

FOR SUPPORT.

Some Final Advice

• We recommend two hours of

private study for every hour

of lectures.

• There is a strong link between

nonattendance at lectures and

tutorials/ laboratories/practicals

and poor exam results.

• There is also a link between

students who fail to buy essential

books and poor academic

performances.

• Part-time attendance at a third

level course and full-time work

outside the Institute are not

compatible.

• Revise regularly. Some subjects

may not have definitive texts - you

will have to READ widely in

reference texts, newspapers,

magazines - your opinion is being

looked for backed up by academic

research.

• Establish an effective work pattern

for each week and stick to it.

Useful Resources:

• Study Guide available on

Learning Support Unit website:

http://www.lit.ie/Learning

• Support/default.aspx Learning

Styles Questionnaire:

www.shannonlearning.ie

A Study Guide For Students

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Section

9

Publications/Policies/

Further Information

[110]


This section provides additional

information to support your

student experience in LIT.

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Publications /

Policies / Further

Information

LIT Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022

LIT Undergraduate Prospectus

LIT Flexible Learning Prospectus

LIT International Student Handbook

LIT Student’s Charter

LIT Quality Policy Statement 2016 – 2019

• Academic Council Documentation 2017 – 2019

• Academic Council Regulations & Procedures for Taught Programmes (ACRP)2018/2019

LIT Teaching & Learning Strategy

LIT Student Policy on Dignity & Respect

LIT Student Problem Solving Procedures

LIT Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures

LIT Safety Statement

LIT Disability Policy

• Computer Services Acceptable Usage Policy

• Data Governance Policy

• IT Security Policy

• Mobile Device Policy

• Social Media Management Policy

• Computer Services Procedures for Practical Examinations

LIT Placement Guidelines

• Write it Right: A Guide to the Harvard Referencing System

• Final Year Project (FYP) Guide Honours Baccalaureate Level (8)

• External Examiners Policy & Procedures for Taught Programmes (EEPP) 2017 - 2020

LIT Research and Development Strategy 2006 - 2025

LIT Research Degree Programme Regulations

LIT Intellectual Property Policy for Research

LIT Research Good Conduct Policy

LIT Research Ethics Policy

Department Specific Programme Handbooks, where required, are issued from individual

departments. From time to time, School/Departments may issue relevant supporting

documentation.

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Public Information & Acts

Dublin Institute of Technology Act 1992

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1992/en/act/pub/0015/print.html

Dublin Institute of Technology (Amendment) Act 1994

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1994/en/act/pub/0031/print.html

Institutes of Technology Act 2006

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2006/en.act.2006.0025.pdf

Qualification and Quality Assurance (Education & Training) Act 2012

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2012/en.act.2012.0028.pdf

Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2005/act/10/enacted/en/pdf

Equality Act 2004

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2004/en.act.2004.0024.pdf

Equal Status Act 2000

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2000/en.act.2000.0008.pdf

Equal Status Act 2004

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/pdf/2004/en.act.2004.0024.pdf

Equal Status (Amendment) Act 2012

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2012/act/41/enacted/en/pdf

Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2015/act/43/enacted/en/pdf

Data Protection Act 1988 - 2018

https://www.dataprotection.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=4" www.dataprotection.ie

Data Protection (Amendment) Act 2003

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2003/act/6/enacted/en/pdf

Student Support Act 2011

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2011/act/4/enacted/en/pdf

Freedom of Information Act 2014

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2014/act/30/enacted/en/pdf

Office of the Ombudsman

http://https://www.ombudsman.ie

TUSLA Child and Family Agency

https://www.tusla.ie/

Please note, that all of the above links were accessed on 23rd May 2018.

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List of Institute Management 2018-2019

President’s Office:

President: Professor Vincent Cunnane

Marketing Manager: Mr Shane Malone

Flexible Learning and Equality & Diversity:

Dean of Flexible Learning and VP Equality & Diversity Ms Marian Duggan

Head of Department of Flexible Learning: Mr Philip Hennessy

Work Based Learning and International:

Dean of Work Based Learning and VP International: Mr Paschal Meehan

International Manager: Ms Cliona Campbell

Academic Affairs & Registrar’s Office:

Vice President: Mr Terry Twomey

Assistant Registrar: Ms Frances O’Connell

Academic Administration & Student Affairs Manager: Ms Linda Barry

Head of Quality, Teaching and Learning: Dr Brendan Murphy

Institute Librarian: Mr Jerald Cavanagh

Research, Development & Innovation:

Vice President: Dr Liam Brown

Head of Research & Technology Transfer: Dr Patrick Murray

Enterprise Development & Business Liaison Manager: Ms Gillian Barry

Manager of Development & Public Engagement: Mr Seamus Hoyne

Please note that the names listed are correct at time of publication, but may change

during the new academic year.

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Corporate Services & Capital Development:

Vice President: Mr Jimmy Browne

Human Resources Manager: Ms Anne Twomey

Estates Manager: Mr Ultan Gogarty

Finance Manager: Mr Gerry O’Neill

I.T Manager: Mr Alan Barry

Data Analytics & Contracts Manager Mr Barry Coleman

School of Art & Design

Dean of School and Director Cultural Engagement: Mr Mike Fitzpatrick

Head of Department of Fine Art: Ms Tracy Fahey

Head of Department of Design: Mr James Greenslade

Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology:

Dean of Faculty and Director

Apprenticeship Development: Ms Maria Kyne

Head of Department of Built Environment: Mr Pat Gill

Head of Department of Electrical

& Electronic Engineering: Dr Frances Hardiman

Head of Department of Information Technology: Mr Paul Vessey

Head of Department of Mechanical

& Automobile Engineering: Dr Philip Ryan

Head of Department of Applied Science: Ms Michelle McKeon-Bennett

Faculty of Business and Humanities:

Dean of Faculty and Director Mr Donnacha McNamara

of Community Engagement:

Head of Department of Applied Social Sciences: Ms Cathy Jones

Head of Department of Sport: Mr James Collins

Head of Department of Business: TBC

Head of Department of Food and Tourism: TBC

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Section

10

Campus Maps

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This section will assist you to

find your way around campus!

Check out all campus maps

online www.lit.ie/campus

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Moylish Campus Site Plan

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PREFABS

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PLAYING PITCHES

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LECTURE ROOMS & PREFABS

TRADES

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MC GF07

PRINT

PLASTERING

WORKSHOP

MC GF02

SHIMA

SEIKI

GF05

BOARD

ROOM

GF06

H.O.S

GF07

H.O.D

GF08

H.O.D

GF09

STUDENTS

UNION

OFFICE

GF11A

GLAZE

ROOM

MC

GF10

STORE

PRINTING

ROOM

MC GF09

KILN ROOM

MC GF08

BOILER

HOUSE

TECH.

ROOM

MCGF04

LIBRARY

GF11

LEGEND:

CHEN

STUDENT SERVICES &

AMENITIES (LIBRARY, CANTEEN)

LEGEND:

LECTURE/TUTORIAL/STUDIO

STUDENT SERVICES &

SCULPTURE AMENITIES (LIBRARY, CANTEEN)

PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURE/TUTORIAL/STUDIO

WOODWORK SCULPTURE & METALWORK

PRINT & TEXTILES PHOTOGRAPHY

GALLERYWOODWORK & METALWORK

DARK

RM

PHOTOGRAPHY

STUDIO

GF44B

MULTIMEDIA PRINT & GRAPHICS & TEXTILES

STAFF OFFICES GALLERY & MEETING ROOMS

MALE WCMULTIMEDIA & GRAPHICS

FEMALE WC STAFF OFFICES & MEETING ROOMS

ACCESSIBLE MALE WC WC

OPEN ACCESS FEMALE COMPUTER WC

WORKSTATIONS

ACCESSIBLE WC

OPEN ACCESS COMPUTER

WORKSTATIONS

127


Clare Street First Floor Plan

STAFF

OFFICE -

CCS

FF24

PROJECTOR

ROOM

FF21

1st YEAR

STUDIO/

GALLERY

(PAINTING)

FF22

1st YEAR

COMPUTER

LAB

FF20

MEZZANINE

FF23

1st YEAR

STUDIO 6

(PAINTING)

FF01

OFFICE

FF09

1st YEA

STUDIO

(FASHIO

FF02

1st YEAR

STUDIO

(CERAMICS)

FF19

1st YEAR

STUDIO

PRINT

MAKING &

CONTEMP.

PRACTICE

FF18

1st YEAR

STUDIO

OA/PRINT

MAKING &

CONTEMP.

PRACTICE

FF17

OFFICE

MA

FF14D

HEAD OF

1st YEAR

STAFF

OFFICE

FF14A

STAFF

OFFICE

PRINT

FF14B

1st YEAR

STUDIO

PRINT

MAKING

& CONTEMP.

PRACTICE

FF13

1st YEAR

STUDIO

SCULPTURE

FF16

128


OFFICE

4th YEAR

CERAMICS

STUDIO

MC FF01

ART

TEACHER

TRAINING

2nd & 3rd

YEAR

CERAMICS

STUDIO

MC FF03

R

7

N)

STUDIO 8

FF03

SEMINAR

RM FF04

OFFICE

GRAPHICS

OFFICE

LECTURE

ROOM

MC FF04

FF06

GRAPHICS

STUDIO

FF07

LEGEND:

PAINTING

1st YEAR

STUDIO

FF12

GRAPHICS

STUDIO

FF11

LECTURE/TUTORIAL/STUDIO

SCULPTURE & CERAMICS

LIFE DRAWING

PRINT & TEXTILES

FASHION

MULTIMEDIA LEGEND: & GRAPHICS

STAFF OFFICES

PAINTING

MALE WC

LECTURE/TUTORIAL/STUDIO

FEMALE WC

SCULPTURE & CERAMICS

ACCESSIBLE WC

LIFE DRAWING

PRINT & TEXTILES

FASHION

MULTIMEDIA & GRAPHICS

STAFF OFFICES

129


Clare Street Second Floor Plan

SEWING

ROOM

SF01

3rd YEAR

PAINTING

STUDIO

SF02

SF21

FASHION

STUDIO

SF20

+

NURSE &

COUNSELLOR

OFFICE

4th YEAR

FASHION

STUDIO

SF17

PATTERN

CUTTING

SF16

GERBER

TECH.

3rd YEAR

FASHION

STUDIO

SF14

2nd YEAR

FASHION

STUDIO

SF13

130


STORE

TEXTILES

ART

TEACHER

TRAINING

MC SF01

ART

TEACHER

TRAINING

TEACHER

TRAINING

3rd YEAR

PAINTING

STUDIO

SF03

WORK

SHOP

PROJECT

SF04A

SEMINAR

SF04C

OFFICE

SF05

PAINTING

STUDIO

SF06

LEGEND:

PAINTING

STORE

SF07

PAINTING

STUDIO

SF08

TUTORIAL ROOMS

FASHION

STAFF OFFICES

TEXTILES

+

MALE WC

FEMALE WC

ACCESSIBLE WC

FIRST AID

LEGE

PAINT

TUTO

FASH

STAF

TEXT

MALE

131


George's Quay Floor Plans

GAEL

CHOLÁISTE

LUIMNIGH

CLASSROOM 2

GAEL

CHOLÁISTE

LUIMNIGH

CLASSROOM 1

GROUND FLOOR

STORE

COMMS

CARE

TAKER

TECH. TECH.

STORE OFFICE

GF04 GF03

MAIN

ENTRANCE

GF02

OFFICE

LECTURE

THEATRE

GF01

LEGEND:

SOUND

PHOTOGRAPHY

LECTURE/TUTORIAL

ROOMS/LABS

GAEL CHOLÁISTE

ANIMATION

STAFF OFFICES,

MEETING ROOMS

& DINING

MALE WC

FEMALE WC

ACCESSIBLE WC

132


ANIMATION &

MOTION

DESIGN

FF13

STUDIO

FF02

ANIMATION

COMPUTER

ROOM

FF01

UP

FF14

FIRST FLOOR

PHOTOGRAPHY

COMPUTER

ROOM

FF09

SOUND

ROOM

FF08

PRINTER

ROOM

FF07

ANIMATION

FF06

OFFICE

SF01

OFFICE

PHOTO-

GRAPHY

SF05

UP

SECOND FLOOR

133


Clonmel Campus Floor Plan

BOILER

HOUSE

LV ESB

SWITCH SUB-

ROOM STATION

STUD

RE

SMOKING AREA

A105

JOHN SLATTERY

THEATRE

A127

SOUND &

VIDEO

STUDIO

A102

MULTIMEDIA

LAB

A124

STAFF

ROOM

C

MED

A126

DINING

RECEPTION

DEVELOPMENT

& ACADEMIC

SERVICES DESK

A123

FACILITIES

OFFICE

TEA

ROOM

A121

OFFICE

A120

LIBRA

MAIN

ENTRANCE

134


ENT

P

COMPUTER

ROOM

LEGEND:

STUDENT SERVICES &

AMENITIES (LIBRARY, CANTEEN)

LECTURE/TUTORIAL ROOMS

PC LAB

CREATIVE MEDIA

SOUND/VIDEO & MULTIMEDIA

STAFF OFFICES

MALE WC

FEMALE WC

ACCESSIBLE WC

UPS

A106

REATIVE

IA STUDIO

A107

PC LAB

A108

PC LAB

A109

CSD

A110

DATA

COMMS LAB

A111

PC LAB

A112

Y

A118

OFFICE

A117

OFFICE

A116

TUTORIAL

A115

TUTORIAL

A114

TUTORIAL

A113

TUTORIAL

135


Thurles Campus Site Plan

1

1

2

2

NENAGH ROAD

136

THURLES LINK ROAD


5

5

LEGEND:

4

4

1

2

3

4

5

P

MAIN CAMPUS BUILDING

CONFERENCE CENTRE

MODULAR BUILDING

RESEARCH BUILDING

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

BUILDING

STAFF & STUDENT PARKING

3

3

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

P

P

137


Thurles Campus Ground Floor Plan

B160

LECTURE

THEATRE

B159

TUTORIAL

TISU

SHOP

TISU

B154

COMPUTER

LAB

B153

COMPUTER

LAB


LEGEND:

STUDENT SERVICES &

AMENITIES (CANTEEN ETC)

LECTURE/TUTORIAL

ROOMS/LABS

RESEARCH

CONFERENCE CENTRE

STAFF OFFICES, MEETING

ROOMS & DINING

MALE WC

FEMALE WC

ACCESSIBLE WC

ATM

A126

A125

STUDENT

SERVICES

A120

CENTRAL

ADMINISTRATION

OFFICE

A124

A123

STUDENT

SERVICES

A121

EXAMS

OFFICE

B150

COMPUTER

LAB

B148

NETWORK

OPS. CENTRE

C174

LECTURE

THEATRE

MAIN

ENTRANCE

RECEPTION


A105

FOYER

A112

CONFERENCE

ROOM

A114

CANTEEN

B138

STUDENT

DINING

C169 C168

TUTORIAL TUTORIAL

A115

CONFERENCE

CENTRE

D116

FACILITIES

OFFICE

D117

CHAPLAIN

D115

TUTORIAL

D114

TUTORIAL

B139

KITCHEN

RESEARCH

BUILDING

CP02

E103

E107

E102

BOILER

HOUSE

D101

BUSINESS

EDUCATION

&

SOCIAL

SERVICES

D105

D103

D102

OFFICE

D106

D107

MEETING

OFFICE

ROOM

D104

CSD

138


Thurles Campus First Floor Plan

LEGEND:

STUDENT SERVICES &

AMENITIES (LIBRARY,

CANTEEN ETC)

LECTURE/TUTORIAL

ROOMS/LABS

SCIENCE

STAFF OFFICES, MEETING

ROOMS & DINING

B229

CHEMISTRY

LAB

B228

SCIENCE

PREP

B226

ENVIRONMENTAL

SCIENCE LAB

MALE WC

FEMALE WC

ACCESSIBLE WC

B225

BALCONY

A202A

LIBRARY

B223

COMPUTER

LAB

B220

COMPUTER

LAB

C241

COMPUTER LAB

C239

LECTURE ROOM

A206

LIBRARY

MANAGER

A202

OFFICE

A201

OFFICE

D213D

OFFICE

DEVELOP-

MENTAL

UNIT

D213C

OFFICE

D213

D213A

OFFICE

D214

OFFICE

D203B

OFFICE

D203C

MEET.

RM

D203A

OFFICE

D203

OPEN PLAN OFFICE

D208

OFFICE

D205A

OFFICE

D205

STAFF

DINING

D205B

OFFICE

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