About IT Tralee

The Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) was established in 1977 as the Regional Technical College, Tralee and in 1992 became the Institute of Technology, Tralee. The Institute currently has 3,500 full & part-time students, employing 350 staff and provides a financial contribution of circa €60m to the local economy annually. IT Tralee operates on two campus locations in Tralee, Co. Kerry: the South Campus located in Clash and the North Campus located in Dromtacker which opened in 2001.

Survey Dates

Survey Live: 9 March - 29 March 2020

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


Aileen Kennedy

Acting Registrar

Aileen Kennedy is the Acting Registrar for IT Tralee and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: aileen.kennedy@staff.ittralee.ie

Contact Phone: 066 7191692

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Rosalynd Hayes

Engagement & Retention Officer

Rosalynd Hayes is the Engagement & Retention Officer for IT Tralee and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: rosalynd.hayes@staff.ittralee.ie

Contact Phone: 066 7191776

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Joseph Kavanagh

SU VP for Education

Joseph Kavanagh is the SU VP for Education for IT Tralee and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: education@ittraleesu.ie

Contact Phone: 087 7391829 / 066 714 5628


of students say that IT Tralee is providing support to help students succeed academically.


of students say that IT Tralee is providing opportunities to be involved socially.


of students say that IT Tralee is providing support for your overall well-being (recreation, health care, counselling, etc.)


of students felt that their interactions with other students were excellent while 40.4% felt their interactions with staff were good to excellent.


The number of students rating interactions with other administrative staff and offices (registry, finance, etc.) as excellent has increased from 16.3% to 18.5%

Most impactful use of the survey data for IT Tralee

IT Tralee campus at night

Case Study: IT Tralee, Health and Leisure Department.

Reviewing the 2018 StudentSurvey.ie results from first year students IT Tralee’s Health and Leisure department discovered:

1.       Less students are making regular use of the academic supports that are available to them

2.       Less students, compared to previous years are taking part in on-campus activities

3.       The department may need to explain teaching and learning model more clearly, in that some students may not have been ready for so much independent learning

4.       Many students do not read their lecture notes after lectures nor sufficiently memorise basic information before examinations.

5.       The department may need to further support students to work with others in group-related projects.

6.       The department need to ensure they continually give students ‘real-world’ examples of how their studies prepare them for their career.

In response the department has committed that in its next Programmatic Review (2019), it will continue to adapt the Department’s degree programmes to pay particular attention to the development of the learning skills students need to succeed in higher education and to support them in reaching the high standards of knowledge, skills and competence expected of potential employers in the Health, Fitness, Leisure, Recreation, Education sectors.

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