You are about to start college. You’re excited. You’re not really sure what you’re in for. However, that’s part of the experience — especially if you’re living away from home for the first time.
So, what’s college really like? It’s active. It’s social. It’s independent. Most importantly it’s about balance. You have to balance between work and play, friends and studies, family life and independence.
The LIT ENGAGE Programme supports students’ transition to and retention in third level. On each campus, student leaders will be available to assist you providing:
- A welcoming and friendly face at the LIT Welcome Hub / Student Desk
- Information about student services and campus life
- Relevant updates on the ENGAGE programme
- Assistance with IT skills by delivering support workshops
- Real time updates and supports on student timetables
- Information & assistance with financial matters (i.e. referral to websites, online resources and Fees and Grants)
- Download our Student Handbook
Together with on-campus Student Leaders the ENGAGE programme provides students with the opportunity to actively engage in college life, et 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. Each week is tailored with different events to promote and support a positive start in LIT.
Please see below a summary table of events with links for further service information.
Each week is tailored with different events
to highlight and promote a positive start in LIT
“Welcome Week,” is a time of multiple activities on and off campus. You will meet staff from across the college, get involved in Students Union Fresher’s week, meet your fellow classmates and by the end of the week have an overview of your course. Everyone’s a little apprehensive the first week, so it is the BEST time to make friends! You don’t have to go to every activity, but if something sounds interesting, check it out, and don’t be afraid to say hi. First year induction timetables are available here.
Engage in your College Life - Clubs and Societies Week
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.
To become a class rep you can make contact with the Students Union.
Money Matters Week
Academic Support Week
The Learning Support Unit helps students to master new academic skills and self-directed learning. Workshops include academic writing, mathematics, researching, studying, note-taking, exam revision and a general focus on learning support in all manners of academic advancement. A full list of events will be made available here once they are confirmed.
More information is available at Learning Support
Health & Wellness Week (diet, fitness, sexual health and consent)
Between study, exams and maintaining an active social life, many college students feel they can’t really find the time to keep up on their personal health and wellness until an illness catches hold and stops them in their tracks. LIT provides health care awareness and physical activities for students, so staying healthy in college is about as easy as it will ever get. This week make sure you engage with our health promotion activities to enable you to make the most of the resources at your fingertips to stay healthy and illness free throughout your time in LIT. Check out the weeks events here.
Mental Health Week – World Mental Health Day Oct. 10th
Mental Health week aims to improve awareness and understanding about mental health among students and staff. During this week there will be information stands on the street, informative talks, yoga and mindfulness workshops and social events. Did you know that students who look after their emotional, physical and social well-being have better educational outcomes! So get involved this week and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Student Volunteer Week/Careers Fair
The new https://www.studentvolunteer.ie/lit system will enable student volunteers to find and register for volunteer roles, build their volunteering portfolio, manage their volunteering hours and eventually achieve either a gold, silver or bronze President’s Volunteering Commendation.
Annual Careers Fair, October 16th
Students are encouraged to engage with future employers. Visit www.lit.ie/Careers for more information.
Student Supports Week
You have met us already, but remember LIT is a dynamic and interactive campus environment with dedicated and committed staff providing a comprehensive range of student services This week provides you with another opportunity to get to know all the services available to you so as you head into the Halloween break all your questions can be answered. Student Services will provide workshops, information stands and quick query sessions so please come up and say hello!
Check out the wide range of student services here.