AIT welcomes Students Back to Campus
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has reopened its doors to students for the 2020/21 academic year. Second, third and fourth-year students recommenced their studies yesterday, Monday, 14th September, with first-year students due to start their studies later this month.
This academic year, students are receiving a blend of on-campus and real-time remote learning. While the majority of modules will be delivered on campus, where appropriate physical distancing cannot be accommodated (e.g. in the case of larger class groups), students will engage in coursework via the virtual classroom.
According to AIT’s President, Professor Ciarán Ó Cathain, students will still benefit from the incredible learner-lecturer and peer interactivity for which AIT is known. “On-campus education is an integral part of the student experience – something which is recognised right across the Irish and, indeed, international higher education sector; its benefits cannot be overstated,” he explained.