Update for week of 23 January 2017

Academic Calendar – 2017/18

The final Academic Calendar for 2017-2018 is available at:

http://www.dit.ie/academicaffairsandregistrar/calendar/

As with 2016-17, there will be a common Review Week scheduled for all programmes in DIT (unless otherwise arranged).   In Semester I, this will be at Week 8 (i.e. week beginning the 30th October 2017) and in Semester II, it will be at Week 13 (i.e. week beginning 30th April 2018).  Activities in Review Week will vary depending on the programme.

Libraries will be open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018, to facilitate a full day of service prior to Semester 1 exams recommencing on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. 

Teaching in Semester II will commence on 22nd January 2018.

Fulbright opportunity for undergraduate students

 Calling all undergraduates* 

 *with at least one semester of undergraduate study 

 to complete post summer 2017 

 

DIT Fulbright Ambassador, Dr. Paul Donnelly has issued a call for highly motivated DIT undergraduate students to apply for the prestigious Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for European Student Leaders in Social Entrepreneurship.

SUSIs are intensive, short-term, academic programs that provide students with a deeper understanding of the U.S, while enhancing their leadership skills. The award includes airfare, tuition and fees, lodging and meals at the host university, a daily incidentals allowance, visa sponsorship, and a range of academic and cultural programming. 

Last year's SUSI awardee from Ireland was 2nd year DIT Civil Engineering student, Ms. Hader Serour.

This year's SUSI in Social Entrepreneurship -- hosted by the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga -- will take place over 5 weeks in June-July 2017 and will give participants an opportunity to learn about the development, history, challenges, and successes of U.S. social enterprises and gain a foundation in how to employ entrepreneurial skills to address social issues.

Coursework will be complemented by educational travel, site visits, leadership activities, and volunteer opportunities within the local community. An educational tour will take participants to another area of the U.S. where they will meet with local, state, private, and not-for-profit organizations working in the field. The Institute will conclude with a visit to Washington, D.C.

Students must be between 18 and 25 years of age and have at least 1 semester of their undergraduate studies to complete following the SUSI Program.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on February 6th, 2017. 

Please see the Fulbright website for further information on eligibility and application instructions:

http://www.fulbright.ie/study-of-the-us-institutes-for-european-student-leaders

Read about SUSI Alumni from Ireland here: http://www.fulbright.ie/summer-institutes-awardees