Students returning to Limerick Institute of Technology are expected to attend practicals and tutorials on the college campus at least once a week, and up to four times a week for some courses.

Students are expected to spend time on campus each week, however, the numbers attending the college at any one time will be greatly reduced as lectures are being delivered remotely.

All students are expected to wear face coverings and to adhere to the LIT Covid Charter, which sets out the health obligations of students and staff during pandemic.

Students are expected to return to the college campus from 14 September and first years from 28 September.

College President Professor Vincent  Cunnane said: "We believe it is important that students have a strong connection with the institution.

"Being on campus regularly not only gives them the best possible experience but also optimises their learning potential.

"For this reason, all students will be timetabled to spend time on campus every week, as tutorials and practicals take place predominantly on campus, while lectures are delivered remotely."

Yesterday, the President of Waterford Institute of Technology said students at the university would be asked to pay full fees, despite its decision to deliver all lectures, tutorials and practical classes off-campus throughout the coming academic year.