IT Carlow launches Student Charter


Institute of Technology Carlow today launched its revised student charter that commits the expectations and responsibilities of IT Carlow and its students.

The Institute of Technology Carlow Student Charter encompasses the key beliefs and shared principles of the institute and its student body and formalises the culture of respect, empowerment and engagement that is already in existence between both. The charter also commits IT Carlow and its students to abide by a code of behaviour characterised by inclusiveness and tolerance, openness and professionalism.

The charter sets out what both parties can expect from each other. Institute of Technology Carlow promises to provide an environment that allows every student to learn, interact and engage with all aspects of student life. Students agree to engage in all aspects of student life that offer the opportunity to develop both academically and personally, such as information events and activities arranged by the Institute and the Students’ Union.

Work began on the initiative last year by a cross-institutional team comprising students and staff and the charter was recently approved by both IT Carlow’s Academic Council and Governing Body.

Speaking at the launch of the charter, Dr. Patricia Mulcahy, President, Institute of Technology Carlow said, “I am delighted to launch the revised Institute of Technology Student Charter alongside the president of our Student’s Union. This charter reinforces the engagement between the institute and our student body. It is a statement of our intent to work as closely as possible with our student partners to enhance the college experience for everyone. We believe that success is best achieved through working together in the spirit of true partnership, mutual respect and upholding our values. The charter is our commitment to this”.

President of IT Carlow’s student’s union Thomas Drury commented, “I am proud to be signing our student charter on behalf of the IT Carlow student body. Students and staff have worked hard over the past year to ensure that this charter best represents both groups. It is important that IT Carlow and the student body understand their value and contribution in creating the best possible student experience and the student charter is the key illustration of that commitment.”

Caption: President of IT Carlow, Dr. Patricia Mulcahy and President of the IT Carlow Student's Union, Thomas Drury at the launch of the IT Carlow Student Charter.