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DIT recognises staff for their outstanding contribution to access and civic engagement work

Posted: 23 June, 2016

Access & Civic Engagement host inaugural Staff Awards Ceremony

DIT Access & Civic Engagement (ACE) Office recently hosted the inaugural awards for staff involved in DIT's access and civic engagement initiatives.  In a special ceremony held in St. Laurence's Church on the DIT Grangegorman campus, Professor Brian Norton, President of DIT, presented more than 100 staff members of DIT, DITSU and the Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) with certificates in recognition of their outstanding contribution to DIT's access and civic engagement work over the last number of years.

The awardees on the night have been involved in a wide-range of initiatives, including supporting access and disability students, community-based research and learning, the provision of professional services, strategic embedding of widening participation efforts and other contributions to DIT's community outreach.  The awards highlighted not only the excellent work that colleagues have done over the last few years, but also how they have performed this work, singling out examples of outstanding communication, great problem-solving and persistence even when there were challenges, and high-levels of partnership working.

Speakers at the event included Dr Noel O'Connor, Director of Student Services; Mary Malone, Head of Human Resource Services; and Transport Planning lecturer David O'Connor.  All of the speakers highlighted the value of collaborative approach of colleagues enhances both the workplace and learning environment for students and staff alike.  

Speaking on the event John Delap, Project Officer, Access & Civic Engagement :  “DIT, DITSU and the GDA are full of unsung heros involved in access and civic engagement work.  It is privilege to spotlight the significant contributions of so many colleagues.  Well done!”