- The Community Links Programme
- DIT Access Service
- Computer Learning in Communities
- Ballymun Music Programme
- Mature Students Access Course
- Students Learning With Communities
The DIT Community Links Programme is moving house! From 18 May 2012 we will be known as the DIT Access and Civic Engagement Service--Community Links and we will be located at the following address:
DIT Access and Civic Engagement Service – Community Links
Please ring 01 402 7604 with any questions. We will be up and running in our new offices from 22 May 2012. See you there!
The Community Links Programme is made up of five very different programmes, but what they all have in common is a commitment to support communities and individuals to reach their full potential.
Our wide variety of programmes include programmes which include an access programme for second level students, a programme which works with both schools and communities to improve ICT facilities and training, a music programme for young people in Ballymun, a programme for mature students who want to go to College for the first time and a programme which supports DIT students to work with community and voluntary groups.
The DIT Access Service provides a broad range of supports to ensure that students from communities and backgrounds where there is little tradition of participation in higher education succeed in accessing and graduating from higher education.
CLiC was established in 2011 and is built on 13 years of experience and knowledge gained on programmes that promoted the benefits and successful use of ICT in education.
CLiC aims to provide education via ICT to Dublin inner city communities. This will be achieved through three initiatives within the programme. CLiCcommunities, CLiCschools, CLiCmobile.
We provide an entry to the wonderful world of music making.
Working in partnership with local schools we provide instrumental tuition and ensemble opportunities on site and in our new Music Room.
We provide a structure that facilitates the ongoing development of the young musician from the beginning stage through to Leaving Certificate and third level entry.
The Mature Student Access Course is a one year course at DIT. It is designed for Mature Students (22 years of age on the first of January of the year the course begins) from areas and communities where there is not a strong tradition of participation in third level education. Having successfully completed the one year course participants are then eligible to enter undergraduate courses at DIT.
The Programme was established to encourage students to practice the skills they have developed in DIT in their subject specialist area, i.e. engineering, music etc, to help community groups and organisations.
Having successfully completed this learning process, students receive course credits from DIT which form part of their overall results. Students who participate in this programme come from all faculties at DIT and work with organisations which meet the needs of local people.
31 January 2013
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18 July 2012
iFestival 2012 took place in the Central Library, Ilac Centre from the 8th to 29th June featuring fantastic ICT Projects from 550 children. These projects included comic making, animation, robotic...
24 November 2011
Ballymun Lullaby, a feature film documenting the Ballymun Music Programme was screened in Axis, Ballymun on Monday 14th November. There was a great turn out to see this unique film which was...
28 June 2011
The recently launched Springboard initiative provides almost 6,000 part-time places for unemployed people in 34 higher education colleges around Ireland. All Springboard courses are in areas where...
08 May 2013
Well over a hundred people attended our celebration of collaborative curriculum-based projects during 2012-13. DIT students and community partners received awards for their participation in...