2010 - 2011
Four students enrolled in their final year of DT558, the Degree in International Business and Languages (English Stream), won first prize in The Bolton Trust Award on Wednesday, March 24, 2011. The Bolton Trust Student Enterprise Competition recognises outstanding entrepreneuial ideas. The winning project, Radiance LED, is a solar powered lamp designed to replace candles and Kerosene lanterns in Kenya and other African countries. The lamp's unique feature allows it to either stand flat or hang from a ceiling on its adjustable hook. The team members were Lucy Nzeyimana, Ru Hui Yee, Lin Lin Marchant, Viktoria Platake, below with one of their lecturers, Richard Heywood-Jones.
The College of Arts and Tourism awarded the following graduates with the best student of BA (Hons) International Business and Languages trophee
BA (Hons) Chinese and International Business: Fiona Luke
BA (Hons) International Business and French: Jessica Ryan
BA (Hons) International Business and German: Gary Robinson
BA (Hons) International Business and Italian: Pace Macari and Jiulia Pense (in absentia)
BA (Hons) International Business and Spanish: Una Brady
BA (Hons) International Business and English: Lisa Muhl (in absentia)
The Special Awards Ceremony was held on Monday 14th March in the Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin st.
Hélène Conway, Noel Deeney and Awarded Students
Ms María-José González (Head of School of Languages) and Awarded Students
Ms Brid Grant (Director and Dean) and Jessica Ryan
The Chinese Ambassador and Fiona Luke
Ms Brid Grant (Director and Dean) and Pace Macari
Ms Brid Grant (Director and Dean) and Una Brady
2008 - 2009
Anastasia Nosova in DT558, the English Stream of the Degree in International Business and Languages, received the Faculty Award of Academic Excellence. Througout her four years on the programme, she has produced consistently first class work and has conducted herself in a studious and professional manner at all times. She expresses herself eloquently in both written and spoken English (one of her four languages). Her objective as a future professional was to use her business acumen and her language skills conjointly, so as to foster clear communication and facilitate the attainment of shared goals.
Final Year students in DT558, the English Stream of the Degree in International Business and Languages, have won First Place in the 2008 Bolton Trust "Student Trust Enterprise Award". The final round of the competition took place on March 12, 2008 in Aungier St. Having come through several previous rounds of the competition, which involved sixty other enterprise groups, Katrin Bester, Lisa Doberenez, and Esther deLeeuwe impressed the judges with their project, "Pasta & Basta", and took away €5,000 in prize money. They also won €500 in the category of "Best Financials." The School of Languages offers them their heartiest congratulations.
2007 - 2008
JENNIFER COLLINS graduated from the Schools of Languages and Media in 2007, with a First Class BA in Journalism with German. As part of this degree, she had written a highly acclaimed thesis on OSTALGIE, or post-unification nostalgia for the former East German state. She first became interested in this topic during her ERASMUS semester in the University of Leipzig, which she had undertaken as part of her undergraduate studies in DIT.
Jennifer has now been awarded a scholarship by the prestigious German Academic Exchange Service to undertake a two-year Master's programme in International Relations at the highly renowned Freie Universität Berlin.
We wish her every success with her further studies.
2006 - 2007
Prize Winner School of Languages Competition
DIT Open Day December 2006
Helene Conway, Head, School of Languages with Ciara Beatty, winner of the competition
International Business and Languages 2006
Best student for each language stream:
Brian Delaney (DT555) International Business and French
Grainne Howe (DT556) International Business and German
Sarah Murphy (DT557) International Business and Spanish
Emily Sanchez (DT558) International Business and English
Sarah Murphy, Best student International Business and Spanish receiving her prize from Helene Conway, Head, School of Languages and Miguel Angel Miguel, Language Advisor, Spanish Embassy, Dublin, 2006.