LIT first choice for 1,300 students

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

MORE than 1,300 students have listed the Limerick Institute of Technology as their first preference for third level education.

MORE than 1,300 students have listed the Limerick Institute of Technology as their first preference for third level education.

MORE than 1,300 students have listed the Limerick Institute of Technology as their first preference for third level education.

New figures from the Central Applications Office place the Limerick Institute of Technology as the fourth most popular college in the country for level eight programmes, with 1,360 students choosing the Moylish-based college as their number one.

Meanwhile, Tipperary Institute, soon to merge with the Moylish college to become LIT (Tipperary) is shown to be the fastest growing institute in the country, with a 32 per cent increase in applications.

At the moment, LIT and the Tipperary Institute serve more than 7,000 full and part time students, operating from five campuses across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare counties.

LIT president Dr Maria Hinfelaar welcomed the healthy CAO figures, saying: “Education and training are crucial in meeting the current economic and social challenges. LIT is taking this responsibility very seriously through offering additional places to students across Limerick, Tipperary and Clare.”

The Limerick Institute of Technology is to soon have a new addition to its campus with the inclusion of a Learning and Information Resource Centre.

The existing library will be relocated to this new building, which will have vastly increased book and reader space, as well as project meeting rooms and open and distance learning facilities.