Cork Institute of Technology, or CIT as it is more widely known, is a public institute of third level education which also conducts research, and is made up of four campuses. First is the institute’s main campus – an impressive and well-equipped multi-building campus in Bishopstown, close to Cork city. Second is the Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD) in Cork city, next the CIT Cork School of Music in an extremely modern facility, also in Cork city, and finally, the National Maritime College of Ireland a little further away in Ringaskiddy (a suburb of Cork city).Show more
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Having attended Cork Institute of Technology for the past four years, I have found it to be an excellent college in terms of student/lecturer interaction and engagement. Unlike most universities, where students can simply be a number in the system, the name of each student will be known by each of their lecturers at CIT.
If you have a question during a lecturer, CIT’s class sizes means that a student can simply raise their hand and have the issue addressed there and then, there is no need for the student to have to wait for a tutorial, etc. to get a question answered. Each lecturer will do his or her best to make sure that each student achieves their full potential and most will go above or beyond the call of duty in ensuring that students reach the next stage of the programme.
I don’t think that you will find a college in Ireland in which a better student/lecturer working relationship exists, CIT genuinely cares about its students.
However, like most Institutes of Technology in Ireland, CIT is severely under-funded and now has more students attending the college than ever. Simple amenities such as canteen facilities and parking can be an issue at certain peak times during the semester. Other areas in the college also need a massive revamp in order to bring them in line with modern standards.