Hello first year students of Pop, BMus and Theatre and Drama! We are Dillon and Seán, 3rd Year Drama & Theatre and 2nd Year Popular Music students, respectively. We are your Good Start Ambassadors here at CIT Cork School of Music.
Good Start runs during first four weeks of Semester 1. Over the course of Good Start, we are going to be making sure that you are settling into your first year of study. We are here to help you in any way you need. If you see us at a Just Ask! help desk, or even just around the corridors, don’t hesitate to ask us a question.
Useful Information for you as students at CIT Cork School of Music:
USE THE LIBRARY
The library on the 4th floor is a great place to study. There are plentiful desks to work/study at and the atmosphere is always positive and chill. It has a relaxed vibe that we find very helpful in times of exam or assignment deadlines, as there is a take your time, no stress atmosphere in there.
THE STUDENT COMMON ROOM
The common room is always a nice place to hang out and play pool, which is free on our campus. There is also a microwave and a fridge for student use also. There is bicycle parking around the back of the school.
SPORTS CLUBS AND SOCIETIES
CIT, along with their students on all campuses, run a large number of sports clubs and societies that are open to all CIT students. This includes all students at the CIT Bishopstown Campus, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and CIT Cork School of Music. There are always some students from these campuses that make their way to the bishopstown campus to take part (or may even run a club/society if they wanted to too!), as this is where the majority of sports clubs and societies take place. Students may get to the Bishopstown campus from CIT CSM area via the 205/208. These buses leave St. Patrick’s Street very frequently, check out the inner city bus timetable here.
Do join a club or societies, as it is a very significant aspect of college life to join a club and to be a part of multiple teams and communities! It can serve as a great part-time hobby and could provide a great stress relief at the end of a tough day or week.
The CIT gym is also open to all CIT students, including those at Crawford and CSM. While it may seem a little far from your campus, you will be saving money in the long run. If you wish to do some gym training, it would save you big time to get the 205 to CIT, rather than getting a membership for a place in the city.
Be sure to like the CIT Sports Department on Facebook to stay updated!
SUPPORT SERVICES WITHIN CIT
If you are experiencing difficulties in relation to academic work, please contact your course co-ordinator or another lecturer. They will advise and support you.
- Careers Service: Telephone : 021 4335772
- Chaplaincy: Telephone: 021 4335754 and/or 021 4335756.
- Medical Centre: Telephone : 021 4335780
- Access Office: Telephone : 021 4335138
- Students’ Union: Telephone : 021 4335270
- Student Campus Liaison Officer: Telephone: 021 4326149
If you ever want to see a doctor, Students in CSM and Crawford also have the opportunity to avail of the Grand Parade Medical Practice in the City Centre. Fee of €10 on your student card for a doctor consultation in the Bishopstown Campus, and €10 cash for a doctor consultation at Grand Parade Medical Practice (all during term time). This will also save you cash in the long run, and we think it is very important to let people who are not from Cork that, just because you are not home, does not mean you do not have the option to see a professional practitioner in your times of study if you are not feeling well.
Students can get their leap cards at the Student’s Union Office in the Bishopstown Campus. This is proven to save you up to 30% a year in comparison to paying by cash, as the student prices on the Leap Cards are significantly cheaper. As well as that, it is far more efficient than having to maintain a load of change all the time. We both know from experience, it can get quite annoying!
A 10 minute walk into town brings you to the centre of the second largest city in Ireland. Here you will see every single service available to you, such as an abundance of shops. You also have the likes of Aldi, Lidl, Tesco and Dunnes, which all have great deals and discounts on meals. We would recommend shopping for materials that can be used to make several meals (For example: if you buy materials for an omelette, you have several other meal options for the rest of the week).