LYIT Student Union launch ‘Community Pathway Programme’

As part of the developing connection with Campus Engage, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) Student Union, with the assistance of Fiona Kelly and Paddy Gallagher, have taken the first major steps in a ground breaking initiative. The students launched the ‘Community Pathway Programme’ in Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny on Friday 14 November, 2014. The ‘Community Pathway Programme’ involves greater community sharing experiences, of a mutually beneficial nature, between the community and Letterkenny Institute of Technology students.

Register now for the Global Implementation Conference in Dublin May 2015

The Global Implementation Conference (GIC) is taking place in Dublin in May 2015, the first time it has taken place outside of the United States. Early bird registration is now open until 27 March. 

The Conference will provide a unique opportunity for Europe to host a range of international speakers specialising in the area of implementation, as well as practitioners and policy makers interested in how implementation can enhance services and their work. 

NUI Galway President’s Award for 1,000 Student Volunteers

Monday, 30 March, 2015: The public are invited to attend NUI Galway’s celebration of student volunteering at the Bailey Allen Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn, Tuesday 31st March 11.30am.  Community organisations across Ireland will be in attendance to help recognise the valuable contribution student volunteers have made to their work and to society.

Apply online: Ireland Fund 2015 Small Grants Round

The Ireland Funds Small Grants Round is now open until March 31st 2015. 

The mission of the Ireland Funds is to be the largest network of friends of Ireland dedicated to supporting programs of peace and reconciliation, arts and culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland. 

Founded in 1976, The Worldwide Ireland Funds currently operate in 12 countries and have raised over $480 million for over 3,000 outstanding organizations. 

Call for papers: Fifth Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference, ‘Moving Us Forward: At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Collective Impact’,

Submit Workshop and Poster Session Proposals for the Fifth Annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference, ‘Moving Us Forward: At the Intersection of Community Engagement and Collective Impact’, *October 15-16, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey (*with preconference institutes planned for the 14th)

The goals of this conference are:

RCSI: 'See it, Do it' brings biology to life for Leaving Certificate students

A new RCSI initiative which provides Leaving Certificate students with an opportunity to work in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) laboratories with RCSI staff and students, conducting practical experiments from the Leaving Certificate Biology curriculum, begins today.

President Higgins Launches Worlds First UNESCO Chair in Adapted Physical Activity at IT, Tralee

President Michael D Higgins today launched the worlds first UNESCO Chair in the area of Adapted Physical Activity at the Institute of Technology, Tralee.  The UNESCO (United Nations’ Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Chair is entitled “Transforming the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and community through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness”.

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