29 April, 2014
Bonus Study Space
With the exam season fast approaching the SU have been working tirelessly on making sure this year you have somewhere quiet and relaxed on campus to get your head down and get the grades you deserve. Keep an eye on your MyCit email as there will hopefully be an announcement on the West Atrium plus other venues being opened during the times when the library is full. PS – it’s looking like we are finally going to get more study spaces in the library itself for next semester, watch this space!
Exam De-Stress Week
Yes, the sun is shining, summer holidays are planned, but wait there is something to be done first – EXAMS! CIT SU will run Exam De-Stress Week, 6th – 8th of May. You may remember we had the same campaign before the exams at Christmas, well, why not come and visit our stands in the Main Corridor before the exam, or perhaps during a study break. We are running this campaign in order to help you find ways to relax and de-stress and cope with stress during what is certainly a stressful time. Remember, it is important to look after yourself during exam time as it is very easy to become stressed and tired. You will perform better during study and exam time if you look after your physical and mental health. (see our exams gameplan on page 8-9). Drink plenty of water and be sure to eat well as it is important for concentration and energy levels. Keep active and get lots of sleep. Not only will it help you to relax but it will help you to study.
So, it is that time of year again and it sure has been busy. We had the Societies Awards which were held in the Nexus towards the end of March which showcased and awarded our many talented students here in CIT. Huge congratulations to all who were nominated and received awards. Many of these award winners then went on to represent CIT at the BICS (Board of Irish College Societies) Awards in Belfast in mid-April. CIT societies thrived at these awards with the International Student Society (ISS) and Music Society eventually announced as National Winners in their respective categories. ISS picked up the Best Society Award in academic, cultural and social field and the Music Society grabbing the title of most improved society for their positive transformation over the past year.
The CIT SU Union Council Awards were also held in the Curved Gallery in the Student Centre where many class reps where recognised for their tremendous dedication to representing their class and students in CIT with special awards for Outstanding Voluntary Contribution being awarded to very deserving class representatives. To top off the awards season CIT SU has been shortlisted for three awards at the Student Achievement Awards in Dublin Castle this April. CIT SU was nominated for Education Campaign of the Year, Irish Language Campaign of the Year and Welfare Campaign of the Year.
Congratulations to all who have received awards and we hope to see CIT students receive awards in coming years to acknowledge their huge achievements and outstanding talent. All this and we still have the Sports Awards to look forward too. Best of luck to all!
It’s you future
It’s time to start thinking about what’s your next step. (See our special feature on page 10). If you are returning in September to continue your studies maybe you will be considering obtaining work placement during your time off or maybe doing a bit of travelling? If you are coming to the end of your time here in CIT, Congratulations! You have been an asset to this fine institute and best of luck in whatever direction you take. Not sure of job prospects? Book a session with the Careers Service in CIT or why not explore the potential of a start-up? Be your own boss and make your own career! Check out the Rubicon and some of the many other facilities available to budding entrepreneurial supports here in CIT. The next step is yours to take. CIT has put you on the right path and it’s up to you to move forward in the right direction.
Thanks to you all for electing us as your CIT SU representatives this year. We enjoyed every moment of our engagement with you guys throughout the year and we sincerely wish you the best of luck in your exams, careers and respective futures.
All the best,
Danny, Ciara, Rich, Dean, Michael, Aaron