About AIT

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is a research-led higher education institute committed to academic excellence in teaching, learning and research. Home to 6,000 students from 66 nations around the world, AIT is currently on a trajectory to become Ireland’s next technological university with Limerick Institute of Technology. Awarded The Sunday Times Institute of the Year in 2020 and 2018, AIT is Ireland’s top-ranked institute of technology. It sits seventh nationally in the official league which comprises the entire HEI sector, including universities. The multi-award-winning institute offers 200+ industry-focussed programmes on a full, part-time, blended and online basis. These are distributed across the Faculties of Engineering & Informatics, Business & Hospitality, Science & Health, and Continuing, Professional, Online & Distance Learning. AIT houses three strategic research institutes - Materials, Bioscience, and Software - along with two technology gateways (APT and COMAND) which drive market-informed research in collaboration with industry partners. The Midlands Innovation and Research Centre (MIRC), the institute's business incubator, also provides incubation facilities and business development support for knowledge-based start-ups.

Survey Dates

Survey Live: 8 February - 28 February 2021

Each participating institution selects a specific three-week period during February and March to open the survey for their students. This allows the national survey to take account of local events and other demands on students’ time in order to increase the benefit of the survey at local level – “national survey, local impact“.

Meet the Survey Team

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Cora McCormack

Quality Officer

Cora McCormack is the Quality Officer for AIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: cmccormack@ait.ie

Contact Phone: 090 6471879 / 086 3760749

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Áine Daly

SU President

Áine Daly is the SU President for AIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: supres@ait.ie

Contact Phone: 090 646 8067


provided very positive feedback with regard to the theme of ‘effective teaching practices within AIT’ in the analysis of responses to the open ended question, “What does your institution do best to engage students in learning”    


AIT has consistently made significant improvements over all of the 9 indicators in recent years


increase in the number of postgraduate research students participating in the survey from 2017 to 2019

Most impactful use of the survey data for AIT

The Quality Office have published their own ‘annual StudentSurvey.ie report’ specific to AIT. This report contains very valuable data pertinent to the Institute which is disseminated for action throughout the Faculties. This type of report could be used to demonstrate best practice throughout the sector.      

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