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Failing your exams can be a deflating and upsetting experience. You might be feeling  disappointed and frustrated.

Remember, failing is not the end of the world, it is a hurdle.  When you fall at a hurdle, it in no way means that you can’t jump over it at your next attempt.  Please don’t be too hard on yourself; with focus, an effective study strategy and work you can put this behind you.

  • If you have failed an exam, it may be useful to talk to supportive people who will listen and guide you in the right direction.
  • Remember that revision during the summer is both manageable and achievable.  Three hours of productive work can be far more useful than six or seven hours  of staring at your notes and waiting for something to happen!
  • Use your time wisely. If you are working fulltime in the summer, ensure that you allocate sufficient time to prepare for your Autumn repeats. Try to make sure you have spare time for fun summer activities - you will often be more productive when you have some rewards to work towards.

Failure, while a bitter disappointment presents you with opportunities that have hidden positive benefits. It invites you to pick yourself up and affirm your belief in yourself, to build strength and purposefulness, the ability to deal with disappointment, to work hard and try again. These are qualities that equip you well in your life.

  • Reaching 1st Year Students

    In the academic year 2017.2018, Academic Success Coaches interacted with over 1,200 students in their 1st 6 weeks of college.

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  • Transitioning to Third Level

    In the academic year 2017.2018, Academic Success Coaches ran 33 workshops helping students transition to third level learning.

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  • Testimonial

    "Having met with an Academic Success Coach, I was much more organised with my day to day tasks. I learned how to create and achieve long and short term goals. Overall I believe this service is a big part of my success here at CIT". -Student

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  • Partnership Activities

    Over 200 students and 50 staff from the Faculty of Business & Humanities and the Faculty of Engineering and Science participated in partnership activities and workshops in Semester 1, 2017.

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  • Success Rates - ALC

    84% of students who seek academic support early & regularly at the Academic Learning centre will pass their modules first time!

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  • Class Rep Training

    150 new Class Reps received training from the National Student Engagement Programme in 2016.

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  • Welcome to CIT!

    Good Start leaders had almost 13,000 interactions with students in the 1st 8 weeks of college last year.

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  • Testimonials

    Dr. Jim O Mahony

    Dr. Jim O Mahony

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences at Cork Institute of Technology

    The initiatives and programmes which have been implemented by Student Engagement Office have made a veryreal and significant impact on our students in lots of ways. We are seeing better retention, improved academic performance and a more effective transition to third level for many students, who ordinarily would have limited support outside of college.

  • National Student Engagement Programme

    In 2016 CIT were selected as one of five HE institutes for participation in the newly launched National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP). https://studentengagement.ie/home/

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  • Transitions to CIT Projects

    CIT staff are student-centric! Applications for funding for Transitions to CIT projects increased by 100% from 20 in 2016 to over 40 in 2017!

  • Celebrations for AnSEO

    2-time winners (2017 & 2018) of the Irish Education Award for Student Engagement & Communication.

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  • Celebrations for AnSEO

    In 2016, CIT were shortlisted to semi-finalists from a pool of 85 nominations received by The National Resource Centre for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina in the search for Outstanding First Year Champions. http://www.sc.edu/fye/annual/FYE16_AnnualProgram.pdf

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