Students Learning with Communities

Do you have strengths you would like to build on, or needs you would like to see addressed in your community? 


Can you see an opportunity to work with DIT students on a project or a piece of research, to benefit them and your community? If so, Students Learning With Communities might be the programme for you. 


There are some very successful and interesting collaborative projects already running with community groups in DIT and we would really like to build on these. We also have a range of completed research projects on our website which may be of interest to you - to read more click here. You might like to think about getting your community involved in projects and/or research with DIT students and staff. 

What we can do for you:

  • Meet you to discuss your project idea, and to discuss your strengths and needs.
  • Help you clarify questions that you might like our students to address through their coursework or research projects. (undergraduate and postgraduate) and advertise your ideas/topics on our current research ideas from community partners page.
  • Work to find an appropriate DIT lecturer in your area of interest, to partner with you on the project.
  • Circulate your project idea(s) regularly to lecturers in the relevant discipline areas.
  • Circulate projects that lecturers have suggested that may be of interest to you.
  • Provide useful resources on this website.
  • Promote your project(s) on our website and provide a link to your organisation.
  • Add you to our mailing list for appropriate networking, funding and conference opportunities.


If you would like to contact us directly we will arrange a meeting. Provided we find a suitable lecturer in DIT for you to collaborate with, the next step will be for us to arrange for you to meet the lecturer, to develop your idea into a specific project which meets the students’ learning needs, and the needs of your community.