During 'Finding Your Feet' week (which is the first week of Semester 1) Good Start will support new incoming students by helping them to settle into CIT. This week the Good Start Ambassadors will launch the Just Ask! Help Desks which will encourage new students to get to know what’s available to them as students of CIT. Througout the week all of the Good Start Ambassadors will be on hand around campus to offer advice, directions and to run some fun competitions (with prizes!) so be sure to say 'Hi'.
The Good Start Ambassadors put together some great advice on 'Finding Your Feet' personally, socially and academically during your first week in CIT below...
Finding Your Feet - Academically
Get to know the college a bit better by walking around the campus to see where everything is, such as the library, open access, the Academic Learning Centre and your different class rooms.
Be prepared when attending your classes and labs, for example buy a lab coat if it is required and make sure you have a pen and a refill pad on hand to take notes.
Make sure you have a designated study area at home and that it’s prepared for study.
Make out a study plan! You need to make sure you allocate time for study throughout your week so you don’t fall behind.
Finding Your Feet - Personally
What to Expect will help you understand the differences between second level and third level and what to expect now you are here
Ensure you have your CIT Smartcard on you at all times, you will need it for getting into the library, the gym, exams, the doctor, using the printers and for the reprographics centre
Finding Your Feet - Socially
Get to know your new classmates by speaking to someone new everyday.
Sign up to some societies and clubs during Sports Day and Societies Day and introduce yourself the students representing the societies and clubs that you have joined.
Check out the events that will be running during the four weeks of Good Start CIT.