Achievements/Recognitions for Civic Engagement Activities
Individual programmes within DIT have been awarded recognition in their specific areas, such as: the Programme for Students Learning With Communities, which won the Road Safety Association Leading Light award for Third Level Education in 2010; and the DARE and HEAR schemes for access to Higher Education, operated by the DIT Access and Disability services in partnership with their colleagues in other HEIs, which won a Taoiseach’s Excellence in Public Service Award in 2012.
In 2011 the DIT Access and Civic Engagement Office (at the time called Community Links Programme) received third prize in the international MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship. In that same year, the Programme was cited as an example of best practice in engagement with communities in the National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030 (Hunt 2011). For more information click here