Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) fosters one of the most progressive learning environments in Ireland. Our reach is both local and international; attracting a diverse student body of more than 4,500 students from Ireland and 30 countries across the globe. They choose LYIT because of our unique ethos that harnesses academic excellence with career-focused practical experience. It’s an approach that positions our students for future success in line with their aspirations. We also foster close relationships with the wider local community. Our engagement and partnerships with indigenous and international business leaders strengthens our students' prospects in tandem with the prosperity of the region’s economy.
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
Dr Deirdre McClay
Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement
Dr Deirdre McClay works in Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement in LYIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Lydia Devenney
Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Lydia Devenney is the Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Researcher for LYIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
Contact Email: Lydia.email@example.com
Contact Phone: 083 368 6583
Mary Hernandez is the SU President for LYIT and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
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Contact Phone: 086 7702 701
current LYIT students said they had improved knowledge and skills that will contribute to their employability in 2020
taught LYIT postgraduates cited the high quality of lecturers and course material provided as the most common response to ‘what does your institution do best to engage students in learning?
Using a partnership model with students and academic staff, LYIT is now co-designing strategic and evidence-based interventions using the findings from the 2020 Studentsurvey.ie results. An example is our partnership with Graphic and Digital Design students who are applying their expertise by designing and choosing the logo Identity of our learning analytics project (Unlock).
Most impactful use of the survey data for LYIT
In response to LYIT student reports of diminished concentration during long and sedentary lecture periods an initiative called Exercise Brain Breaks (EBBs) is to be trialled with academic staff and students.
Exercise Brain Breaks facilitate the restoration of neurotransmitters in the brain, increase arousal and stimulate neural connections creating a more opportune environment for student learning. In addition to benefits in cognitive functioning, EBBs improve mood, self-efficacy, student engagement, and increase physical health and motivation.
This initiative is co-designed to promote and enhance staff-student partnerships.