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Welcome to the Societies Office

In the DIT Societies Office with the DIT Societies and Events Committee we endeavour to promote and provide a huge and diverse range of student lead volunteering opportunities, societies, activities and events.

 

When you first attend college you will be surprised to learn that it is not all about beating the well-worn track from lecture hall to library and vice versa. At present there is a vast array of societies on offer which encompass so much more. Currently there are in excess of 75 societies which range from volunteering, performing arts, course-related, campaigning & political, religious, sign language, student media, plus so much more. DIT Societies are run by the students for the students and supported by the staff of the society’s office through advice, administration and finance. We endeavour to develop the “community” on campus through the provision of activities, events, entertainment, and development opportunities.

 

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There is also over 35 extra annual “special events” both big and small! The last number of years has seen a huge increase in society’s membership and the number of events on and off campus. Societies are now an integral part of college life and a huge retention tool in keeping students young and mature, national and non national in college. They provide a huge range of activities for all those who want to get involved, a selection of these include:

  • volunteering opportunities
  • training and leadership opportunities
  • trips away
  • student lead media/newspaper
  • debating
  • conferences
  • guest speakers
  • social nights
  • drama festival
  • dance contests
  • intervarsities
  • exhibitions

 

Societies give students the opportunity to experience and organise many different cultural and social events and activities irrespective of what course they have chosen.

It is easy to “GET INVOLVED”; all you have to do is sign up during the Clubs & Societies Festival, held at the start of the academic year, or anytime during the year by filling out a membership form, it will cost anything from €2 to €5, so come prepared. This membership money will go straight into the society you join, so make sure you get your money’s worth by getting involved.

 

 

Alternatively, you can start up a brand new society; all you need to do is follow the following three steps:

1. Have a good idea, and register for a stall on clubs and socs day

2. Sign up at least fifteen interested parties.

3. Following this you will fill in a budget form, accompanied by completed membership forms, membership fees, aims and objectives of the society.

 

 

Training will be provided and must be attended for those who wish to run a society. Areas such as public speaking, sponsorship, event management, public relations, first aid and financial management are

covered.

 

 

The DIT Societies and DIT staff of the Societies office are preparing and planning for another exceptional year of student society’s

events and activities:

 

 

Dates and Events to look out for:

DIT Societies Volunteering Induction Project

DIT Freshers Week

DIT Clubs and Societies Festival

DIT Clubs and Societies Training

DIT Battle of the Bands

DIT SpinOff

DIT Break dancing Competition

DIT Fashion Show

DIT Photo Exhibitions

DIT Art & Design Week

DIT LAN Party

DIT eDIT Festival

DIT Societies Awards

BICS National Societies Awards

 

For further information contact the

Societies office 01 402 3172

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