The WITSU Social

On the 12th of February 2018 at 11am WIT Students’ Union along with students and staff will
officially open the new WITSU Social, a student focused centre.
WITSU Social will provide students with a chill out area, complete with couches,
PlayStations, Netflix, confidential offices and meeting rooms for WITSU officers to
support students with a greater service, one which is accessible and welcoming to all.
It is hoped that this new space will create an intersection of people and ideas, where
every student will feel welcomed and there will be a real centre of campus life which
will enhance the ‘student experience’ for all. Students will be able to use the centre
between lectures to make new friends, chill out with old ones and interact with all that
the Students’ Union has to offer.


Research conducted by WIT Students’ Union showed that students craved an area
where they could go to hang out, relax and even do some light study, either on their
own or with their friends and students saw the Students’ Union being integral to the
delivery of this cohesive student life.
WITSU’s main goal is inclusivity of all and so reserves have been put away over the
years by WITSU along with aid from WIT Campus Services to fund the new fit-for-
purpose space.

 


This dream has finally become a reality for WIT Students’ Union to provide this to
students as it is social interactions that build a vibrant and strong campus community.

The hope is that the social space will ensure a positive experience in WIT so that
students will always feel they have somewhere to go.
WIT Students’ Union, along with input from students and the greater WIT
community, had previously identified that the current Students’ Union offices were no

longer fit for purpose for the students; and services were being provided from an
extremely limited area where privacy and accessibility was low.

 


At the heart of the partnership between WIT Students’ Union, WIT and Campus
Services is the student and improving their life on campus, the result of this
collaboration is a greater integration of skill sets across WIT to ensure the success of
the new WITSU Social Space.
The WITSU Social will make it easier for current and prospective students to witness
the great sense of community and welcoming that WIT provides and the space may
also be used for other various functions e.g. student information pop-up stands,
training etc.

The Socials Opening times will be updated closer to September