"We feel that our children always benefit from contact with positive role models. In this case the DIT students, through their enthusiasm and commitment showed the children that they too can go further in education. They so enjoyed the day out in the college and I feel that some of them left thinking that they themselves would love, some day to go to college……The DIT students learned how to prepare, to teach and to explain to children the knowledge they had. They took on the opportunity to work with children from a very disadvantaged area and get to know them as real people."
- a community partner involved in the care of young children who collaborated with DIT students
“I’d worked in several different jobs, from bar management to the shipping industry, general clerical work; in the last few years I’d worked as a computer technician. I’d recently returned from Canada and decided I wanted to try being a mature student. It’s difficult, but the support services and facilities like the Student Maths Learning Centre have been great. The lecturers have been very helpful. If I’d a chance to do it all again, I certainly would.”Eamon Healy: Mature Student