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Mature Students

The Access Service aims to promote and facilitate entry to, and participation in, the academic programmes and student life of the Institute for mature students. LIT welcomes mature students and will accept applications from persons of mature years, (23 years of age on 1st January prior to admission). Such applications, together with documentary proof of relevant work experience and/or qualifications, which they wish to have considered, should reach the CAO office on or before 1st February of the relevant year.
All undergraduate courses in LIT are open to mature applicants. To secure a place, students without the normal academic entry requirements and who are of mature years must satisfy an Admissions Assessment Board that they have the basic ability and academic foundation to follow the course and take the examinations successfully.

LIT strongly encourages applications from mature candidates and is continually working towards wider participation of adult students. For details on how to apply to LIT as a Mature Student click here.

Pre- entry and post entry activities offered specifically for mature students include:

  • Mature Student Welcome Day ​​ The Mature student Welcome day will be held on the 23rd August 2018 for Moylish/LSAD and Ennis Students in the Millennium Theatre, Moylish Campus. The aim of this programme is to present the mature students with a taste of higher education and to assist the student in coping with the transition into third-level education while also contributing to student progression.

  • Thurles Mature Student Welcome Session – 12th September 2017 12pm – 2pm

  • Clonmel Mature Student Welcome Session – 18th September 2017 12pm – 2pm

  • Mature Student Support Network- The Access Service facilitates regular Mature Student Support Network meetings throughout the academic year across the LIT campuses. The aim of the network is to provide support and advice to new and existing mature students as they take the exciting but challenging journey through third-level education. The network will meet on the following dates in each campus

September  Moylish Campus, main canteen
Wednesday 12th September 10.30-11.30
19th September 10.30-11.30
26th September 10.30-11.30

Monday     LSAD Campus, main canteen
10th September 12.30-1.30
17th September 12.30-1.30
24th September 12.30-1.30

October   Moylish Campus, main canteen
Wednesday 10th October 10.30-11.30
24th October 10.30-11.30

Monday     LSAD Campus, main canteen
8th October 12.30-1.30
22nd October 12.30-1.30

November Moylish Campus, main canteen
Wednesday   21st November 10.30-11.30

Monday       LSAD Campus, main canteen
19th - 12.30pm - 1.30pm


  •  Mature Student Support Workshops - A number of seminars and workshops on key skills are run throughout the academic year, delivered by the Learning Support Unit. These seminars are open to all undergraduate mature students. Workshops include English writing, basic computer skills, study skills sessions, exam techniques and time management. Please visit http://www.lit.ie/LearningSupport for further details on workshops.​


Mature Student Organisation and Care Skills Workshop:

15th September - Students Union Building
12pm -1pm  & 1pm -  2pm
Booking is essential as places are limited

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