First Year Student Induction

Welcome to AIT

Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, AIT President

Message from the President

I am delighted to welcome you to Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). This is such an exciting time for you to join us as we look ahead to opening our doors as a new technological university on October 1st. As the very first cohort of our university, you have a unique role to play in our story.

You are about to embark on an exciting new chapter in your life, and I hope that the coming days will help you settle into your new environment. Our staff are looking forward to meeting you and will help you make the transition to third level.

While you are coming to college with a view to gaining a qualification that will help you secure employment, remember that it is also about meeting new people and gaining new experiences. This broader education is central to the AIT experience. I encourage you to get involved in clubs and societies and to make use of the many opportunities that will be afforded to you in AIT.

I look forward to meeting you all on campus later this month. You will really enjoy your time living in Athlone, a new university town, and studying with us here on campus.

Know that whatever your academic endeavour, you will receive every support and opportunity throughout your time with us.


Ciarán Ó Catháin,

Athlone Institute of Technology




New Student Induction.
Your new student induction activities take place over a 1-day period on Thursday, 23 September. These activities take the form of remote access Zoom webinars which have been designed to get you off to a flying start and get to know fellow classmates.

TO GET READY for New Student Induction,
you will need to follow the ‘Getting Started with IT Facilities Guide’ included in your brochure. It is essential you don’t leave this until the last minute!

These steps are also detailed at


You will access your induction webinars through Moodle, the AIT Virtual Learning Environment – follow the ‘Getting Started with IT Facilities Guide’ to get set up. Once you’ve followed the steps, take some time to go into Moodle through the browser: Go ahead and explore the Ultimate Guide for First Years page on Moodle and most importantly check out your faculty tile, as this is where you will go join your induction webinars.


YOUR WELCOME WEBINAR. Complete the steps in the ‘Getting Started with IT Facilities Guide’. Look up your ‘’Welcome Talk’’ time in your Induction timetable in the brochure linked at the bottom of this web page.

Open the browser

Go to Moodle.

Open the Ultimate Guide for First Years page and go to your Faculty tile.

Click on your Welcome Talk link to join your webinar.

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