Maynooth University 2015 Champions of Enactus Ireland Competition for Social Entrepreneurship

Enactus Ireland Chairman, Terence O’Rourke announced Maynooth University as the winners of the prestigious 2015 Enactus Ireland National Competition for its Access Earth project.

Access Earth is an app / service that allows people with disabilities, families, or carers who assist people with disabilities to find reliable and up-to-date accessibility information about a place or business for peoples with mobility issues

IT Carlow graduate wins National Disability Authority Universal Design Award

IT Carlow graduate wins top three awards at Universal Design Grand Challenge

Jack Gregan with his winning design for a therapeutic horse riding aid 

A product design graduate of Institute of Technology (IT) Carlow, Jack Gregan, has won the top three awards at the Universal Design Grand Challenge (UDGC) student awards for his design for a therapeutic aid that can be used in equine therapy for children with autism.

NEW UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 2015 – Call for Applications

Do you know an outstanding student who could benefit from this new opportunity?

There is an exciting new scholarship offering now available to Irish students. The Magnitude Foundation will award its first scholarship this September to a student beginning their undergraduate degree at Trinity College Dublin or University College Dublin in 2015.

Applications open from 7th July – 7th August 2015.

Campus Engage Participate Programme Review and Promo Video

The Campus Engage Participate Programme is a capacity building service for higher education staff and Civil Society Organisations to address real world problems through teaching and learning.

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Preview: Community and Civic Engagement Charter Indicative Actions for Engagement

On June 16, 2014, leaders of higher education institutions across Ireland came together in Dublin Castle to sign the Campus Engage Charter for Civic and Community Engagement. The signing of the Charter indicated a willingness to enhance further the links between higher education and society. Subsequently, the institutions have worked collaboratively to agree a set of indicative actions which articulate and elaborate the ambitions of the Charter.

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More than 70 Civil Society Partners Represented at UCC's Inaugural 'Community Partner Celebration'

The inaugural ‘Celebration of Community Partners’ consultation and networking event was held on the evening of Thursday 11th June 2015 at 5.00pm in the Aula Maxima of University College Cork.  The event was jointly organised and hosted by a working group drawn from the Community Engagement Committee of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and the University’s Social Responsibility Committee (USREP).  The diversity and reach of UCC’s engagement with the wider community was reflected in the attendance and upwards of 70 different community partners were represented

Engineers Week 2015

Engineers Week 2015

Engineers Week 2015 was a great success! The STEPS team at Engineers Ireland would like to say a huge Thank You to everyone who took part – volunteers, teachers, students, and parents.

This year, 527 events took place across the country during Engineers Week, with a total of 37,500 participants. These events were supported by hundreds of volunteers from the engineering profession. And apart from the events, over 7,000 students were engaged via school visits during the week.

New Commentary on Improving Science-Society Dialogue

Maja Horst, professor and department head in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, and Sofie Carsten Nielsen, the Danish minister for Science and Higher Education, have co-authored a commentary on how to support and improve RRI in practice. You can read the commentary here:


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