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Student Induction

Welcome to LYIT Induction Programme - 2021/22

The LYIT Induction Programme supports students’ transition to and retention in third level. This programme provides students with the opportunity to actively engage in college life, get to grips with their course, join a club or society, become a volunteer and develop a personal toolkit to live a healthy balanced and enjoyable lifestyle.

We would like to warmly welcome you to Letterkenny Institute of Technology. Our First Years academic timetable will commence on Monday 27th September and details will be issued to you in your registration information. All other years commence on Monday 20th September.

During the first semester, Induction and Orientation Events will take place online and on campus. We encourage you to engage and connect with campus life and supports. Our Connect for Success Induction Programme is specifically designed to provide students with the necessary support and guidance, to enhance the college experience. To support you in your transition to this new academic year, you are requested to undertake a virtual induction and orientation which can be accessed via your student toolkit. Additionally, please familiarise yourself with the dates and times of your own programme induction (links included below).

LYIT’s Connect for Success Induction Programme

  • First years – Click here for information on your Faculty and Department induction
  • Classes commence (non 1st years)
  • Classes commence (1st years)
  • Continue to familiarise yourself with the campus and your Student Toolkit.
    Most of your focus will be on figuring out your timetable, class locations and learning how to find your way around. Our student ambassadors are regularly on hand to help and introduce themselves.
  • IT Support
    Our computer Services Department provides various online software and services for students to assist with day to day functions of college life (check your student toolkit)

  • Meet your Student Services
    We invite you to drop in and say hello with your class
  • Introduction to the Curve
    We invite you to drop in and say hello with your class
  • Meet your Student Union
    We invite you to drop by and meet our SU Team.
  • Active* Consent Workshop
    The Active* Consent workshop was developed in NUIG by the Active Consent team. It provides a safe space to explore the nuances of sexual consent and how best to negotiate active sexual consent. The workshop is based on extensive research by the NUIG Consent team into young people’s sexual behaviours, attitudes and beliefs. The aim is to not merely give young people the tools to recognise and communicate consent, but to also promote a positive and confident approach to their sexual health. The Active* Consent workshop gives young people engaging and up-to-date information and skills that are practical and relevant for their own relationships. (Look out for emails in relation to the workshops).
  • Fresher's Week (TBC)
    Get involved with the many fun activities provided by your Students Union. The schedule includes activities that are designed to support your transition in college life at LYIT
  • Engage in your College Life through Clubs and Societies
    Students are encouraged to get involved in the multiple Clubs and Societies available to them and encouraged to set up their own club/ society. Clubs and societies day will take place on 13 October.
  • Sport Centre Activities
    Try an activity: An Danlann, our sports centre caters for all levels of activity and you can participate and get involved at your own pace, whether you are an elite athlete, a beginner or just looking to get fit and have some fun! Call over to the sports centre and try out one of the many activities on offer.
  • CLC Workshop- Academic Writing and Communications for Learning
    This online workshop provides an overview of the resources and services that are offered e.g practical advice on the process and structure of writing an essay, writing skills, critical thinking skills and presentation skills. Look out for emails from the CLC.
  • Careers Fair (Online)
    The Careers Fair offers students the opportunity to explore career opportunities available to them during and after their studies. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with over 100 key local, national, and international employers and find out about life after college.
  • Sport Centre Activities for a Healthy Campus
    We aim to build awareness and support you in making healthy choices throughout your time in LYIT and beyond. Call over to the Sports Centre and participate in Give it a go!
  • Become a Volunteer
    Volunteering is providing skills for life and building a better future for young people, for Ireland and further afield. It is encouraging active citizenship, social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, and social activism.
  • Money Matters
    Money matters is a series of information desks and sessions to assist you with your student financial queries and supports
Mental Health Week
  • Mental Health Week includes a number of events with the aim of providing you with tips to mind your mental health and wellbeing
    Student Counselling Service LYIT offers a free, confidential, and professional counselling service. Our counsellors will offer you space, a listening ear and non-judgmental understanding, whether it’s a personal crisis, academic or personal issue you wish to deal with. During this week you will also have opportunities to engage in additional mental health awareness and support activities.
  • Students' Union delivers educational and awareness campaigns throughout the year to help students to manage personal issues including sexual health, mental health, accommodation, finance, safety, alcohol and drugs.
  • Indoor Soccer Tournament
    Sign up your team and participate for a fun tournament. Contact a member of the Sports Centre Staff for details @ sportscentre@lyit.ie
  • Student Supports Week/ Refresher Week
    This week we will take the opportunity to remind you of all the fantastic student supports available to help you make the most out of your time at LYIT.
  • Recharge and Destress
    This SU campaign is designed to empower and encourage you to seek support and take time to recharge.
  • CLC Workshop- Study Skills and Time Management (Online)
    This is the workshop will focus on your time management, getting organised and settling into a routine of good study habits to help get you ready for end of semester exams or assessments. Look out for emails from the CLC.