About IT Carlow
Institute of Technology Carlow is one of the largest IOTs in Ireland with 8,400 enrolments and 850 staff. The Institute has generated over 55,000 graduates since its founding in 1970. Institute of Technology Carlow provides higher education programmes, research and enterprise development opportunities through its centres in Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow. It offers more than 80 full-time CAO programmes to honours degree level; over 30 taught postgraduate programmes to Masters degree level; almost 200 lifelong learning programmes; and Masters and Doctoral research programmes with specialisms in Computer Games Development, Bio-Environmental Technologies, Product Design, Engineering Technologies, Sport & Health Sciences and Social Sciences. The Institute has the highest percentage of full-time postgraduates and the highest undergraduate progression rate at Level 8 in the technological sector. It also has the highest percentage of Lifelong Learners in the higher education sector, reflecting its commitment to providing higher educational opportunities for all.
Survey Live: 22 February - 14 March 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
David Denieffe is the Registrar for IT Carlow and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
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Contact Phone: 059 9175705
Thomas Drury is the SU President for IT Carlow and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
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Contact Phone: 059 9175621
Graduate to date. The Highest percentage of full-time postgraduates in the technological sector
major award graduates annually
Learners, 851 Staff and 3 campuses. The highest percentage of Lifelong Learners in the Higher Education Sector
Most impactful use of the survey data for IT Carlow
We developed a comprehensive Student Success Strategy to support students as they journey through the higher education landscape and this has been facilitated by the student feedback provided to Institute of Technology Carlow by studentsurvey.ie. Through this engagement, Institute of Technology Carlow has used studentsurvey.ie data to support and develop its Learner Engagement and Progression Framework. The objective of the Learner Engagement and Progression Framework is to support each student before, during and after their time in Institute of Technology Carlow. This ensures that there is a clearly articulated process in place to govern the ongoing monitoring, measurement and tracking of progress/success against the Institute’s Learner Engagement and Progression Framework.
The aim of this framework is to ensure a positive and supportive transition to higher education for the undergraduate and postgraduate learners, to promote learner engagement, to improve retention, and to facilitate the development of transferable life skills thereby enhancing the learner experience at Institute of Technology Carlow and preparing our graduates for the workplace and/or further study.
The Learner Engagement and Progression Framework has been developed in partnership with the students, in particular the Students Union, to capture the many existing examples of good practices operating in faculties, departments and functions throughout the Institute. By identifying the various touchpoints along their path and enhancing these, where identified by studentsurvey.ie and other data, the Learner Engagement and Progression Framework signposts the areas where students require support and provides details on what is available.
This has resulted in several academic focused initiatives, including the development of a new Academic Writing Support Centre, which provides a drop-in service to all students. studentsurvey.ie data, through the Learner Engagement and Progression Framework resulted in changes to the physical environment provided for students including restructuring the library to include more quiet study spaces and group work areas. Detailed analysis of studentsurvey.ie data at a programme level has resulted in identification of enhancements of individual modules and programme delivery. In terms of opportunities post-graduation, studentsurvey.ie, reinforced by the Learner Engagement and Progression Framework, has resulted in additional NFQ Level 9 programmes being offered to students.