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South East Technological University, Cork Road Campus, Waterford Ireland

South East Technological University (SETU) is the first technological university in south east Ireland. This gives us an exciting platform to establish our community as a centre for innovation, opportunity, and growth. We want SETU to become a leading European technological university, transforming lives through excellent learning, collaboration and innovation.

Through this exceptional learning and collaboration, we aim to transform the ambitions of learners, researchers, and businesses across the south east and beyond. South East Technological University (SETU) is Ireland’s newest technological university established on May 1st, 2022.  It hosts a community of over 18,000 students and 1,600 staff with campuses in Waterford, Carlow and Wexford. As a new university with over 140 courses ranging from apprenticeships to PhDs the university plays a fundamental role in the region providing excellent educational opportunities for the creation of a skilled workforce whilst supporting innovation, technology, culture and environmental sustainability and research. The university has many global links and is a member of the European Universities Initiative, EU CONEXUS.

The campus in Waterford is situated in Ireland’s oldest city with links to a Viking heritage and diverse cultural influences. Our researchers, lecturers and students conduct their scientific studies in the environments surrounding the campus ranging from coastal waters, mountain ranges, green fields, rivers and lakes which are abundant in wildlife, flora and fauna. Our current and future scientists, technologists and engineers connect with commercial and industrial partners on a global scale offering the best educational opportunities to the student community who will be the creators and custodians of the future planet. 

Conference Venue

SETU O’Connell Bianconi Nursing Building, Waterford X91 K0EK

The O’Connell Bianconi Nursing Building is an iconic structure located at the South East Technological University (SETU) in Waterford, Ireland. With the eircode X91 K0EK, this building stands as a testament to modern architectural design and functionality.

As part of SETU Waterford’s sprawling campus, the O’Connell Bianconi Building (Building E on the map) offers state-of-the-art facilities and a conducive environment for academic and professional events. Its contemporary design features spacious lecture halls, well-equipped conference rooms, and advanced technological amenities, making it an ideal venue for hosting conferences and seminars.

The building is designed to accommodate a large number of participants comfortably, with ample seating arrangements, breakout rooms for smaller sessions, and dedicated areas for networking and exhibitions. The architectural layout ensures easy navigation, with clear signage and accessible pathways for all attendees.

In addition to its functional attributes, the O’Connell Bianconi Building boasts an aesthetically pleasing environment. Its modern design is complemented by ample natural light and thoughtfully curated interiors that enhance the overall experience for visitors.


The Tower Hotel,
The Quay, Waterford, Ireland.

Located in the heart of Waterford city, overlooking the marina, the Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre, a Neville Hotel, offers the city’s most central location overlooking Reginald’s Tower on the doorstep of the vibrant Viking Triangle. 

Link to the Tower Hotel Waterford


€160 per night per single room

€170 per night per double room

Package: Bed & Breakfast

Booking code/reference: 100322

All rooms to call and confirm reservation by 28th March 2024. Final day for free cancellation 28th March 2024. Individual cancellations thereafter will be charged the full amount of the first night’s accommodation.

DEAL ENDING SOON – Any rooms not confirmed with names and card details with the Tower Hotel, will be released next Friday 3rd May 2024.

The Granville Hotel,
Meagher Quay, X91 XH5R, Waterford City, Ireland.

The Granville Hotel is situated in the centre of the quay in Waterford City. Its bustling shopping district is right behind the hotel and the historic Viking Triangle is just a stones throw away from us!

Whether you are visiting to shop, immerse yourself in history, cycle the award winning Waterford Greenway or explore some of Waterford Counties 52 beautiful beaches, the Granville Hotel is your perfect base.

Link to Granville Hotel

TECIS 2024 DEAL (Ended)

Classic Double Room for Single Occupancy: €145.00 Bed & Breakfast per night (discounted from €167.00)

Classic Double Room for Two People Sharing: €155.00 Bed & Breakfast per night (discounted from €179.00)

Booking code/reference: IFAC
This discount has expired please contact or consult hotel website

SETU On-Campus Accommodation (OPEN)

Located two minutes walk from College Street Campus & fifteen minutes walk from the Main Campus City Campus accommodation is the ideal location for many SETU Waterford students. City Campus incorporates both a friendly and sociable atmosphere with a self-catering type appeal rather than a dormitory layout, thus leading to the overall ambiance of independent living with all the benefits of full security.

Built in 2002 the complex consists of two four-storey apartment blocks comprising of 94 apartments with 360 bed spaces with many of our rooms especially designed for use by disabled residents. While being both spacious and modern, almost all apartments feature ensuite bedrooms a must have in today’s changing life styles.

City Campus Accommodation provides residents with an outlet where they can socialise and interact with fellow students. Our Recreational Area is an excellent facility to meet and get to know your fellow City Campus house mates. While relaxing in easy surroundings with large screen plasma TV, pool table. It is the ideal place to meet for the big sporting occasions and for your Netflix get together.

City Campus provides its residents with an array of facilities & services to make their transition to college life all that more easier. The many facilities available are as follows;

  • On site reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Deluxe ensuite bedrooms
  • Ensuite bedrooms
  • Single bedrooms
  • Fully Fitted Kitchens
  • Wi-Fi
  • Multi Channel TV
  • Full Maintenance Service
  • Onsite Launderette
  • Electronic Key Card System
  • Recreational area
  • Vending machines onsite
  • Parking Facilities
  • Secure Car & Bicycle Parking
  • Nearby Shopping Facilities 
  • 10 minutes walk to city centre
  • Public Transport Links

Link to On-Campus Accommodation



Founded in 914 AD by Vikings from Norway, Waterford City is over 1100 years old making it Ireland’s oldest City. In 914,the great Viking adventurer and pirate, Regnall, a grandson of Ivor the Boneless, established a base here and built a Longphort or ships haven, which would in time become a modern city. In 918, Regnall took a fleet of ships and left Waterford sailing for York and he became the first Norse ruler of Ruler of that City and held the title ‘King of Waterford and York’. The name Waterford is derived from its Viking name Vadrarjfordr which has two possible meanings; ‘haven from the windswept sea’ or ‘fjord’ of the rams’.

Today, Waterford is a vibrant and picturesque city that has managed to carefully maintain its important heritage, while also having a lively and modern shopping area, filled with cafes, award winning restaurants and an excellent mix of traditional, local and contemporary pubs. The city is also home to two theatres, the Theatre Royal and Garter Lane Arts Centre, as well as several art galleries, craft studios and boutique shops.

Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark

‘If I were there with my people on the green-clad hills
Warmed by the heat of the sun in a bright, cloudless sky’

The stretch of coast between Tramore and Dungarvan is known as the Copper Coast and it’s one of the most beautiful, unspoilt scenic drives in Ireland. It’s a scenic drive with stunning coastal landscape that would rival the Wild Atlantic Way.

The Copper Coast Scenic Drive goes through six villages and winds its way along the coast, revealing secret beaches and hidden coves, so pack a picnic and bring your swimming togs and set off to explore on of Ireland’s hidden secrets. The Copper Coast Scenic drive also takes in explores Waterford’s coastal UNESCO Global Geopark.

Waterford Greenway

The old railway line from Waterford City to Dungarvan is a spectacular 46km off-road cycling and walking trail which travels through time and nature across eleven bridges, three impressive viaducts and a long atmospheric tunnel all the way from the River Suir to Dungarvan Bay. Along this route in Ireland’s Ancient East is the site of a 9th century Viking settlement; the world renowned ornamental gardens at Mount Congreve; Waterford & Suir Valley narrow gauge heritage railway; former woollen mills and railway stations; and beautiful landscapes along the River Suir, Comeragh Mountains, The Copper Coast and Dungarvan Bay. Enjoy the beautiful journey..

Visa and Other Travel Information

We understand that many of our conference attendees may be traveling internationally to join us. To help facilitate your attendance, we’ve provided essential information on visas and immigration below:

1. Visa Requirements:

  • Check whether you need a visa to enter Ireland for the conference. Visa requirements vary depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit.
  • Visit the official website of Irish Embassy or Consulate in your home country to find out the specific visa requirements and application process.

2. Conference Invitation Letter:

  • If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please request one from our conference organisers by contacting Be sure to provide your full name, affiliation, passport details, and any other information required for the letter.
  • Please apply for your visa well in advance to allow sufficient processing time.

3. Visa Application Process:

  • Start your visa application process as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute complications. Follow the instructions provided by the Irish Embassy or Consulate.
  • Ensure that you have all the necessary documents, including your passport, visa application form, invitation letter, and any supporting documents requested by the embassy or consulate.

4. Visa Types:

  • Depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit, you may apply for various types of visas, such as tourist, business, or conference visas. Make sure to select the appropriate visa type for attending the conference.

5. Travel Insurance:

  • Consider purchasing travel insurance to cover unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost luggage during your journey.

6. Airport Arrival:

  • When you arrive at Dublin, Shannon or Cork airports, make sure to have all your visa and immigration documents readily available for inspection by immigration officials.

7. Customs Regulations:

  • Familiarise yourself with Ireland’s customs regulations and any restrictions on items you can bring into the country.

8. Vaccination and Health Requirements:

  • Check if there are any vaccination or health requirements for travellers to Ireland. Some countries may require specific vaccinations or health certifications.

9. Currency and Banking:

  • Be aware of the local currency Euro and banking services available. It’s advisable to carry some local currency or a credit card for expenses during your stay.

10. Emergency Contacts:

  • Keep a list of important contact numbers, including your country’s embassy or consulate in Ireland, local emergency services, and the conference organisers.

11. Language Assistance:

  • If you are not proficient in the local language, consider downloading translation apps or carrying a pocket-sized language guidebook to help with communication.

We want to ensure that your journey to our conference is smooth and stress-free.