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.

December 15th Book Launch - Higher Education and Community-Based Research Creating a Global Vision

December 15th Book Launch - Higher Education and Community-Based Research - Creating a Global Vision

The book - Higher Education and Community-Based Research - Creating a Global Vision - is co-edited by two Campus Engage Steering Committee members, Co-Chair Ronaldo Munck and Lorraine McIllrath, along with UNESCO Co-Chairs Budd Hall and Rajesh Tandon.

Record turnout for DCU 6th Annual DCU Volunteer Expo

The 6th Annual DCU Volunteer Expo was held at the Hub at Dublin City University on Thursday, 2nd October, 2014. The Expo offers a unique opportunity for students, staff and local residents to meet with local, national and international volunteer organisations to learn first-hand how they can make a difference through volunteering.

The Expo is organised by DCU Volunteer Committee and DCU Student Union.

Thirteenth Annual Volunteering Fair at NUI Galway highlights rich civic life of city


Wednesday, 17 September, 2014: NUI Galway’s thirteenth annual Volunteering Fair took place on Wednesday, 24th of September in the Bailey Allen Hall, from 11-5pm. Over 80 campus, local, national, and international NGOs, school and hospital programmes, charities and community/voluntary groups showcased the depth and breadth of their work with a particular focus on their current volunteering opportunities.

NUI Galway and Autonomous University of Madrid Awarded 345,000E for pan European Community-based Learning Project

Lorraine McIlrath, Co-ordinator of CKI at NUI Galway, and member of Campus Engage Steering Committee, in partnership with Pilar Aramburuzabala, UA Madrid Spain have been awarded €345,000 for an innovative EU project - Europe Engage. The project will deliver a number of key objectives to encourage a culture of civic engagement through the mainstreaming community-based learning as a Higher Education pedagogical approach in the EU.

Social Enterprise Startup Programme

DCU Ryan Academy have  just launched their Social Enterprise Start-up Programme. 

This Social Enterprise Start-Up programme is accredited at FETAC Level 6 and is designed for individuals who are interested in launching a social enterprise idea. 

The programme will run over 6 weeks and is based on an interactive start-up curriculum consisting of weekly training with experts in the field. 

Application dates

NFETL Seminar Series 2014/2015 Call for Proposals

Following a successful inaugural National Seminar Series, the National Forum is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the National Seminar Series 2014/2015. The inaugural National Seminar Series funded 62 seminars in 28 institutions across the country with attendance at some seminars reaching over 100 participants. The inaugural series gave the opportunity to connect with national colleagues around shared research interests in higher education and to hear from national and international experts in different areas of teaching and learning.


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