What is a Society?
A society is a group of people with a similar interest. When you find a society that you can relate to, you can sign up to become an official society member. A Society is all about interacting and socialising with other students with similar interests, which in turn relieves the pressures of being buried beneath a pile of economics, chemistry or mechanics books.
What activities do Societies take part in?
CIT Societies range from college wide Societies like Film, Music and Yoga to large course related Societies, like Chemical Engineering and Business & Accounting. Course related societies are run primarily for students within a particular course and provide a great chance to get to know your class on a social level.
Why should I join a Society?
Some of the greatest memories students have of their time in College are from getting involved in Societies and attending Society events. The diversity of CIT Societies means that practically every taste is catered for. College is a time of learning so you shouldn't confine yourself to activities you are already familiar with.
By Signing up to a society you become an official society member. You will receive information directly on upcoming events for that particular society so you are the first to hear about upcoming events and outings
How do I join a Society?
Societies Sign up day Thursday 20th September 2012.
This event is held in the Student Centre from 10.30am – 2.30pm. Almost of the societies will be there so don’t miss your chance to find out more about each one. If you have missed this you can go along to the next society meeting or join online
Who operates a Society?
Every Society is run by a student committee. Getting involved in the committee is a great opportunity for you to boost your CV as well as learning about working within a team and handling budgets.
If you are interested in getting involved, please go along to the society AGM to put yourself forward or just to see what they are about.
Where do Society activities take place?
There are societies based right across the CIT campuses; Bishopstown, CIT CSM, CIT Crawford and NMCI. All societies are open for membership from any full time student. Events and activities take place on campus using college facilities, as well as off campus if required.
How do I set up a new Society?
Have an idea for a society that you think doesn’t already happen in CIT? Then call to the societies office and discuss how you can set it up. You will need to set up a meeting to recruit new members and if there is sufficient interest you can apply for a budget to run the society. Step by step guide online
Who can join Societies?
All full-time students of Cork Institute of Technology are welcome to take part in any Society.
What does the Societies Office staff do?
Aoife Kelliher is the Societies Officer and Norma Buckley is the Societies Administrator in CIT. Their job is to liaise with all the Societies in the Institute to help them to plan, co-ordinate and promote events and activities.
The Societies Office acts as an administrative centre for all CIT Societies so you can direct any societies related query here.
Where is the Societies Office?
The Societies Office is located upstairs in the new Student Centre building.