Established in 1974, Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent third level institution with thousands of students at its campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Griffith College is Ireland's largest independent third level institution with locations in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Griffith College Cork runs a variety of both full-time and part-time, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Law, Business, Journalism, Computing Science and Pharmaceutical Management as well as professional programmes in Law and Accountancy. The college is based on a large 5 acre campus on Wellington Road, close to the centre of Cork city. Griffith College Cork is strongly committed to the creation of a positive learning environment. This relaxed and productive atmosphere is achieved by developing a strong pastoral care ethos, evidenced by the open-door policy of lecturers, the operation of all lectures on a first-name basis, the provision of both written and oral feedback on formal and informal assignments, and the close, friendly working relationship between students and staff, all of which are based on a spirit of trust and collaboration.