DIT Annual Fund in Action!
The DIT Annual Fund is dedicated to ensuring the best possible educational experience for students during their time in DIT.
The Fund supports projects in the following areas: student educational support, student services (including clubs and societies), excellence in teaching and research and community projects.The Annual Fund is supported by donations from staff, graduates and friends of DIT.
Winning Projects 2011
Eight inspiring projects which will see students developing skills and gaining experience in a range of areas were selected for support by the Annual Fund. Below are details on a selection of the projects.
Formula DIT to Silverstone - a group of final year engineering students engaged in an exciting method of learning as they designed and built a motor car for Europe's biggest student motorsport event. Competing against over 100 universities from around the world, the DIT team scored well in all categories, and had the third highest score in the 'special task' exercise. Click here to find out more.
The DIT team at Europe's biggest student motorsport event
Books4Health - this project involved helping to fund the set up of a new collection of books called "Mind, Body & Spirit". The collection can be found in the DIT Aungier Street library and includes books on general health and wellbeing.
The new Mind, Body & Spirit book collection is located in the DIT Aungier Street library
Community Design Challenge - this project involves DIT students working together with people with disabilities to design products to aid the disabled. The project is run in co-operation with Enable Ireland.
To watch a video about this project click here
The Community Design Challenge students and their project co-ordinator Bernard Timmins met with Enable Ireland clients to develop briefs for the products they will develop
Primary Schools Vision Project - DIT Optometry students are using their skills and gaining valuable experience by providing free eye tests in local primary schools. Through the Vision Screening project many primary school pupils are receiving eye care treatment that would otherwise be unavailable.
Pictured at a Vision Screening Clinic in Synge Street National School is 2nd Class pupil Josh McDonald. Josh had his vision tested by DIT Optometry student Claire Moulds
DIT Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Competition - this long running competition fosters a spirit of entrepreneurship amongst DIT students. The winner of this year’s hotly contested DIT Bolton Trust Student Enterprise competition final was Team Brilliant Ltd. Studying International Languages and Business the team submitted a business plan for a new start-up company registered in Kenya offering solar-powered LED lamps for the African market. The team comprising Lucy Nzeymana, Viktorija Platake (captain), Ru Hui Yee and Lin Lin Marchant
Team Brilliant Ltd., winners of the DIT Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Competition 2011
DIT Developing Women Though Sport & Physical Activity - this project promotes and encourages the involvement and integration of women in sport at all levels. Six DIT students and eight members of the wider community participated in a wide range of workshops and modules designed to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, organise and lead sport and physical activity sessions. The programme was delivered by the DIT Sport and Recreation Service in partnership with Dublin City Council.
Pictured above are some of the participants on the DIT sports project for women