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Statement re Academic Year 2020/2021 (27th August 2020)

27 August, 2020

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Statement re Academic Year 2020/2021 (18th August 2020)

18 August, 2020

Dear Students,

Following the completion of Semester 2 2019-2020, in what were extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances for students and staff alike, preparations are ongoing for the forthcoming academic year, 2020-2021. There is no doubt that Higher Education in 2020/2021 is going to a very different experience for both new students and continuing students.

CIT’s planning for academic year 2020-2021 is informed by the following key principles:

The health, safety and well-being of students and staff of CIT and of our community.
Safeguarding the academic quality, integrity, and reputation of CIT programmes and awards.
Maintaining the quality of the student experience in these changed circumstances.
An inclusive approach in the delivery of CIT programmes, protecting the needs and interests of the entire student cohort.

Please monitor and your email for updates. In particular, please note that a weekly Institute update to students will be issued on and to your email every Tuesday between now and the start of the forthcoming semester. Updates from academic departments will be sent to you via email.

This is a dynamic situation dictated by public health considerations. Students are therefore advised to take account of this when making arrangements regarding accommodation, travel to/from CIT and general study arrangements for 2020/21. In particular, students are advised to ensure that any arrangements which they make are as flexible as possible.

Semester 1 Start Date

The general start date for Semester 1 teaching, learning and assessment will be Monday 21st September 2020 for continuing and part-time students in CIT Bishopstown, CIT CSM, CIT CCAD and NMCI.

Depending on the CAO process, 1st year delivery is scheduled to commence on Monday 5th October 2020.

Term 1 Start Date for SOLAS Apprentices

Monday 28th September 2020.

Term 1 Start Date for CIT CSM Part-time (Conservatoire) students

Monday 14th September 2020.


Please click here for further information re:

  • Academic Calendar for Semester 1 and Semester 2
  • Academic Delivery Model
  • Academic Assessment
  • Craft Apprentices Term Dates
  • Autumn Conferrings

Thank you for taking the time to read this update. I will be in contact with you again on Tuesday 25th August. In the meantime, please monitor and your email for updates.

With best wishes
Dr Áine Ní Shé

Registrar & Vice President for Academic Affairs (Acting)

Statement re Academic Year 2020/2021 (27th August 2020)

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