Calling all DIT Staff Academic mentors wanted for DIT Athlete Support Programme 

DIT Sport & Recreation Service runs a hugely successful Athlete Support Programme in partnership with the Irish Institute of Sport with the aim of ‘developing maximum sporting performance alongside academic excellence.’  To support the programme, the Sport & Recreation Service are now looking to appoint specific academic mentor (s) to support our high performance athletes to balance the demands of their academic work with the requirement of top-level sport.‌

The mentor would have the following duties:

  • Engage effectively with the Sport & Recreation Service Team to help create an environment that is supportive of high performance sport
  • Support in negotiating necessary flexibility to meet academic requirements where sporting commitments prevent the athlete from attending tutorial/lecture/practical times 
  • Engage with the Sport & Recreation Team to monitor the academic progress of the student
  • Negotiate flexible learning agreements to facilitate student-athlete training and competitive needs
  • Advocacy for the high performance athlete within the Institutions environment


Benefits of being an ‘Academic Mentor’

  1. 2 Tickets to one of the following major sporting events
  • Irish Home International Rugby Fixture
  • Irish Home International Soccer Fixture
  • Leinster Hurling or Football Final with meal
  1. Free annual membership to our on campus Fit2Go Club fitness facilities
  2. Invite to the Annual Athlete Support Programme Presentation Dinner
  3. Branded Sports Gear

If you are interested in working with the Sport and Recreation Service as an academic mentor please contact Niamh O’Callaghan, ASP Programme Manager at or by phone at 087-2985849.

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