- Access and Civic Engagement Office
- DIT Access Service
- Computer Learning in Communities
- Ballymun Music Programme
- Students Learning With Communities
The Access and Civic Engagement Office is located at the following address:
DIT Access and Civic Engagement Service – Community Links
Please ring 01 402 7604 with any questions.
The DIT Access Service provides a broad range of supports to ensure that students from communities and backgrounds where there is little tradition of participation in higher education succeed in accessing and graduating from higher education.
CLiC was established in 2011 and is built on 13 years of experience and knowledge gained on programmes that promoted the benefits and successful use of ICT in education.
CLiC aims to provide education via ICT to Dublin inner city communities. This will be achieved through three initiatives within the programme. CLiCcommunities, CLiCschools, CLiCmobile.
We provide an entry to the wonderful world of music making.
Working in partnership with local schools we provide instrumental tuition and ensemble opportunities on site and in our new Music Room.
We provide a structure that facilitates the ongoing development of the young musician from the beginning stage through to Leaving Certificate and third level entry.
The Programme was established to encourage students to practice the skills they have developed in DIT in their subject specialist area, i.e. engineering, music etc, to help community groups and organisations.
Having successfully completed this learning process, students receive course credits from DIT which form part of their overall results. Students who participate in this programme come from all faculties at DIT and work with organisations which meet the needs of local people.
18 February 2014
'Over a thousand readers for DIT Community-Based Research reports on DIT's digital repository'
Over 1,000 full-text downloads of reports on research by DIT students with community partners took place in 2013. DIT students, as part of their coursework, conduct collaborative research with underserved communities, to answer questions from these communities. For example, the Garda Road Safety Unit have worked with environmental health students to conduct research into attitudes to road safety among cyclists, pedestrians, lorry drivers and other road users, over several years.
14 February 2014
First winter workshop.
We held the first ever Students Learning With Communities winter workshop in January 2014. The one-day event was attended by staff from DIT, ITB, DCU and NCAD, as well as a wide range of community partners, and DIT students. As well as a partner-matching session between community partners and academic staff, and a session on sharing experiences of projects, there was an opportunity for participants to develop a vision for their future work in this area. Thanks to all who came and shared their ideas and experiences. Plans are already underway for next year's winter workshop, which will become a regular event in our calendar.
14 February 2014
DIT President’s Community Fellows have been conferred.
We are delighted to congratulate the 2012-14 DIT President’s Community Fellows, who have been awarded this honour to recognize their outstanding contribution to the DIT mission of civic engagement. In collaboration with students and colleagues, our partners help to design course-based, credit-bearing projects that enhance student learning. Through this collaboration to address real-world challenges, these partners give DIT students the opportunity to make a contribution to society.
14 February 2014
SLWC news delay.
We have been experiencing technical problems with our news items, so please excuse the delay in posting the following news updates - as you will see, there has been a lot happening!
Thanks for your patience.
26 September 2013
News for lecturers in the College of Engineering and Built Environment: a €5,000 Michael O’Donnell Fellowship call has just been launched for interdisciplinary community-based learning and community-based research projects in the College. Please see http://www.dit.ie/ditfoundation/newsevents/news/archive/michaelodonnellfund2013/#d.en.73020 for details.