UCD Sport clubs are the centre of student sport at University College Dublin. The Athletic Union Council, whom governs the affiliated clubs, understands the importance of engaging with the local community and encourages its club members to use their expertise to involve themselves in projects with the local area.
‘Mental Health Week’ took place at Letterkenny Institute of Technology from Monday 18 November to Wednesday 20 November, 2013. This event, organised by the Student Union Welfare Officer, Tanya Russell included a host of on- campus activities aimed at encouraging young people to ‘Chat for Change’. This event ran simultaneous to the Union of Students national campaign #moretalkmoreaction.
The vision for University of Limerick is to provide an outstanding student experience, to actively serve our communities and to contribute to the civil, social and cultural life of the Shannon Region and beyond.
The President's Volunteer Award (PVA) was established in 2010 to harness, acknowledge and support the contribution that students at the University of Limerick make to their communities.
In her 2nd year at NUIG, Katie Fallon is studying Human Rights, Sociology and Politics, and Economics and while her studies may keep her busy, they don't get in the way of her commitment to community outreach, both locally and globally. Katie grew up in Galway and has gone to school here all her life, though more recently her involvement in the Tawasol Project at NUIG has also taken her to the far sides of the world.
The Click and Connect program run here at NUI Galway reaches out to the digitally excluded to offer basic computer skills to those who need them. The program began last year in collaboration with Age Action Ireland, Limerick Community Connect, and DCU with funding from the Benefit 3 scheme and has been enormously successful. The course was continued this year with more than expected community support and participation in an effort to show that the Click and Connect program could be independently and sustainably run through the University.
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. They endeavour to develop the “community” on campus through the provision of activities, events, entertainment, and development opportunities. There are over 35 extra annual “special events” both big and small, which students are involved in running. The last number of years has seen a huge increase in society’s membership and the number of events on and off campus.
At DIT the societies staff and the chaplaincy staff coordinate a programme of volunteering activities for DIT students. They offer an array of projects to interested students, from working with children, young people, and the elderly, to campaigns and fundraising, whether in the local community or overseas. Volunteering opportunities include a mix of projects, such as homework clubs, supervised study, mentoring, class reps, soup runs, flat decoration, drama, website building, arts and crafts, dancing, and juggling.