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Waterford Institute of Technology

Support Services in WIT

Student’s Union

General overview.

WIT Students’ Union are here to represent, entertain and support the 10,000 full time and part time students who study in Waterford Institute of Technology. We’re here as a safety net during your time in WIT, you are more than welcome to call in to us if you ever need us – whether its a quick question or a problem you need help with.

Your elected Union representatives are:

Michael Murphy, President. Ph: 051 374744 / Mob: 086 785 44 20, Email [email protected]

Celine Casey, Welfare. Ph: 051 374744/ 086 785 44 02, Email [email protected]

Marie Sheedy, Education. Ph: Tel: 051 374744/ 086 0499842 E: [email protected]

For further information visit: www.witsu.ie/


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For personal worries, financial concerns and spirituality.

The WIT Chaplain, Fr. David Keating provides pastoral care to students and staff of the institute. You are welcome to come and talk in complete trust and confidence about any worry or difficulty you have. Please feel free to drop by and no appointment is necessary.

My contact details are: Office – D 26 (upstairs from SPAR shop) 051-302617
Home – 10 Claremont (next to WIT) 051-378878
Mobile – 086-3302086
E-mail – [email protected]
For further information visit:www.wit.ie/StudentLifeServices/Chaplain

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Student Counselling Service

For help during tough times.


The WIT Student Counselling Service offers friendly, professional and confidential support to students who are experiencing emotional or psychological distress.  The Service is co-coordinated by Ann-Marie Quigley, Psychologist. Counselling is available, free of charge, to all full-time students who are registered with WIT.

Counselling sessions offer a safe environment in which students can work to resolve any emotional difficulties they may be experiencing. Such problems may be current or arising from events in the past. The counseling process aims to support and empower students to find solutions to their difficulties and to make their day to day life more manageable. Skills gained through counseling can benefit both your personal wellbeing and interpersonal relationships throughout your life.

Some of the problems with which students commonly seek help include: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, bereavement, rape, sexual abuse, addiction, exam stress, sexual identity, relationship or family difficulties.

The Student Counselling Service also runs psycho-educational workshops and training programmes for staff and students.

The Student Counselling Service operates by appointment only. To make an appointment please call or e-mail the service (details below). When phoning or e-mailing to request an appointmentplease leave your name and phone number and we will contact you to schedule an appointment. Emergency appointments for students in crisis are available every week.  To access an emergency appointment please call 051 302878.

Contact Information

Telephone for appointment

(confidential message service):

051-302878 (R13 Cork Road Campus)

051-302475 (AL 10 College Street Campus)

E-mail: [email protected]

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For support, information and advice on your career.

WIT Careers Service is an integrated service open to all students, staff and recent graduates of Waterford Institute of Technology looking for careers advice or educational guidance. We also assist employers interested in graduate recruitment.
You can contact the Careers Service using these details for queries or feedback. Angela Collins is the careers advisor in WIT.

WIT Careers Office,
ERTC Building, (next to the Applied Technology Building)
IDA Industrial Estate,
Cork Road,
Telephone -051-302038
For further information visit: www.wit.ie/CareersCentre

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Medical Centre

For medical care, ill health prevention and information on healthy lifestyles.

Elma Clancy is the Institute Nurse and is available to all students who have a concern around their health or well being. For helpful advice on any matter related to your health and well being, or even just a listening ear, come visit Elma in the College St Medical Centre or in R13 on the Cork Road Campus.

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone 051-845671 (College Street)
051 30 2863 (Cork Road)
0872724422 (Mobile)
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Disability Office

For support, services and facilities for students with disabilities.

Contact: Laura Hartrey (Disability Officer/ Coordinator)
Phone 051-302871
E-mail: [email protected]

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Sport & Recreation

Clubs and Societies.

Sport and Recreation plays an important role in the life of the Institute and all of our students have the opportunity to get involved with any of our 30 sports clubs and 20 academic and cultural societies, which strive to offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. WIT has a tremendous sporting heritage and offers students a very attractive and extensive Sports Scholarship Programme

The Clubs & Societies Office organises Sport & Recreation in WIT and is located in the R block of the Cork Road Campus. We open 9 am to 5.30 pm, Monday to Friday, and our door is always open to assist students with all of their sporting and recreational needs here in WIT.

For further information visit: www.wit.ie/sportrec or contact Robin at 051-302238 or [email protected]

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Student Life & Learning (CHART)

Centre for Helping Access Retention and Teaching.

Student Life & Learning  (CHART) is WIT’s Centre for Helping Access Retention and Teaching. We work towards improving student retention within WIT by helping students in a range of ways to complete their course. We also work towards making the Institute more accessible for those who traditionally may not have considered third level education as an option for them.
We work, throughout WIT with Students, Academics, Administrative and Support Staff to provide a range of services including:

  • Additional Learning Support
  • Support for students with a disability
  • Reach Programme
  • Millennium Project
  • Mature Student Summer School
  • Childcare Subsidy
  • Direct Financial Assistance

Details of all of our services, including how to access them, are available from the CHART page on the WIT website (see the link below) or from the CHART Office.

Contact Aishling O’Toole (Student Support Administrator)
Phone: 051 845513/ 051 302758
E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]

For further information visit: www.wit.ie/chart

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