Open for applications: CKI Civic Engagement Module, 2015

The CKI at NUI Galway is delighted to be able to offer places on the Civic Engagement module as part of the PG Diploma in Academic Practice, commencing on Thursday 22thJanuary 2015 (12pm to 3pm) in the Arts Millennium Building at NUI Galway. As part of our ongoing commitment to civic engagement within higher education nationally and the HEA supported Campus Engage Participate Programme, this module is offered for free to academic staff within the higher education sector.

Unique community health programme receives Pride of Place Award

Community Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Life Skills (CWell) Diploma, Limerick City group members with George Jones,Chairman IPB, Dr Christopher Moran,Chairman Co-Operation Ireland and Tom Dowling, Chairman Pride of Place at the 12th Annual IPB Pride of Place Awards.

Institute of Technology Tralee President’s Civic Spirit Award 2014

The  ITT Presidents Civic Spirit Gold Award 2014 was awarded to Ms. Debra Donovan by Dr. Oliver Murphy at the Graduation Ceremony in October. Debra is a most worthy winner of this award, her volunteering throughout the year included working with: Kerry Adult Literacy and Basic Education Service, Tralee Coder Dojo, Shannow Family Resource Centre and the ITT Enterprise Society. A graduate of Digital Media Studies, Debra added..

Closed: Campus Engage Volunteering Inititatives Seed Funding Opportunity

Campus Engage is a national network set up to promote civic engagement as a core function of Higher Education on the island or Ireland, by better enabling Higher Education Institutions, their staff and students across all disciplines, to engage with the needs of the communities they serve.

The Volunteering and Student-Led Engagement Working Group has been set up to specifically focus on promoting higher education student volunteering and leadership activities.

DkIT Connects Community to Campus

In June 2014, DkIT President Denis Cummins joined with 19 Presidents of higher education institutions, HEA, IUA and IOTI to sign the Campus Engage Charter. That act signified their commitment to civic and community engagement.

Last Thursday (23rd October) the DkIT Community Engagement Steering Committee took the next step in bringing the Charter to life when they launched “Community Connect @ DkIT”.

UL Honours Student Volunteers as Numbers Continue to Rise

155 students from the University of Limerick were honoured on October 16th at the annual President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony held at UL. The President’s Volunteer Award Programme was established in 2010 to encourage students to engage with their communities and become lifelong believers in social responsibility. The 155 students, which represent the largest number to participate in the programme to date, included all elements of the student body, undergraduate, postgraduate, international and Erasmus students.

LIT GIVE Project - LIT volunteers help younger students to GO 4IT!!

The GIVE project encourages Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) students to engage in voluntary activities under the guidance of the Access Service. In return, the Access Service trains the volunteers and assists them in developing their skills in leadership and communication. The LIT GIVE project benefits both the community and the volunteers by combining a service experience with a learning and development experience.


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