Support Services in WIT
There are several support services available in WIT which offer you support, advice and guidance to help you face any challenges you may encounter during your time as a student.
WIT Students’ Union are here to represent, entertain and support the 10,000 full time and part time students who study in Waterford Institute of Technology. We’re here as a safety net during your time in WIT, you are more than welcome to call in to us if you ever need us – whether its a quick question or a problem you need help with.
For further information visit: www.witsu.ie/
Or contact the Student Welfare officer on:
Phone: 086 7854402
The WIT Student Counselling Service offers friendly, professional and confidential support to students who are experiencing emotional or psychological distress. The Service is co-coordinated by Ann-Marie Quigley, Psychologist. Counselling is available, free of charge, to all full-time students who are registered with WIT.
Counselling sessions offer a safe environment in which students can work to resolve any emotional difficulties they may be experiencing. Such problems may be current or arising from events in the past. The counseling process aims to support and empower students to find solutions to their difficulties and to make their day to day life more manageable. Skills gained through counseling can benefit both your personal wellbeing and interpersonal relationships throughout your life.
Some of the problems with which students commonly seek help include: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, bereavement, rape, sexual abuse, addiction, exam stress, sexual identity, relationship or family difficulties.
The Student Counselling Service also runs psycho-educational workshops and training programmes for staff and students.
The Student Counselling Service operates by appointment only. To make an appointment please call or e-mail the service (details below). When phoning or e-mailing to request an appointmentplease leave your name and phone number and we will contact you to schedule an appointment. Emergency appointments for students in crisis are available every week. To access an emergency appointment please call 051 302878.
Telephone for appointment
(confidential message service):
051-302878 (R13 Cork Road Campus)
051-302475 (AL 10 College Street Campus)
Elma Clancy is the Institute Nurse and is available to all students who have a concern around their health or well being. For helpful advice on any matter related to your health and well being, or even just a listening ear, come visit Elma in the College St Medical Centre or in R13 on the Cork Road Campus.
Phone: 051-845671 (College Street)
051 30 2863 (Cork Road)
For further information click here.
The WIT Chaplain, Fr. David Keating provides pastoral care to students and staff of the institute. You are welcome to come and talk in complete trust and confidence about any worry or difficulty you have. Please feel free to drop by and no appointment is necessary.
Fr. David Keating, Institute Chaplain
Room D 26, Cork Road campus
Phone: (051) 302617
Mobile (086) 3302086
Home: (051) 378878
For more times of services available please click here.
Waterford Institute of Technology is committed to implementing a policy of equal opportunities for people with disabilities. Focusing on ability, the Institute ensures that people with disabilities are facilitated by providing ‘reasonable accommodations’ to meet their requirements.
The aims of the Disability Office are:
- To affirm the ability of students with disabilities to pursue their chosen courses of study.
- To support students with disabilities by offering a range of services, e.g. Assistive Technology Resource Centre, Learning Support etc.
- To raise awareness of the rights and needs of persons with disabilities throughout the Institute and the wider community.
A Disability Officer/Coordinator is available to meet students pursuing programmes at the Institute. Students are encouraged to meet the Disability Officer/Coordinator as soon as possible to ensure that all necessary arrangements can be put in place.