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Mature Students

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, (twenty-three 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 18th August 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 – 13th September 2017 12pm – 2pm
    Clonmel Mature Student Welcome Session – 19th September 2017 12pm – 2pm

    Mature Student Welcome Day Refresher Session (Moylish/LSAD/Ennis) will be held on the 28th September 2017- Students Union Boardroom, Moylish - 12pm / 12.30pm / 1pm & 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.


    Moylish Campus, main canteen
    Wednesday’s 10.30-12.30 & 2.30-3.30

    LSAD Campus, main canteen
    Mondays 12.30pm - 1.30pm


    Moylish Campus, main canteen
    Wednesday’s 10.30-12.30 & 2.30-3.30

    LSAD Campus, main canteen
    Mondays 12.30pm - 1.30pm


    Moylish Campus, main canteen
    Wednesday 8th - 10.30-12.30 & 2.30-3.30
    Wednesday 22nd - 10.30-12.30 & 2.30-3.30

    LSAD Campus, main canteen
    Monday 6th 12.30pm - 1.30pm
    Monday 20th 12.30pm - 1.30pm

    Tipperary Campuses - Mature Student Network Support Meetings 

    Thurles Campus
    September 27th - 12pm – 2pm Boardroom
    October 18th - 12pm – 2pm Boardroom
    November 9th - 12pm – 2pm Boardroom

    Clonmel Campus
    October 3rd - 1pm – 2pm A115
    October 24th – 1pm -2pm A115
    November 14th - 1pm – 2pm A115

  • 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, Moylish Campus:

28th September - Students Union Building—12pm -1pm & 1pm - 2pm Booking is essential as places are limited.


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