ITB News Latest ITB News Copyright ITB en-ie 60 General News ITB News <![CDATA[ITB Sporting Prowess Programme - Applications now open]]>Sports Management & Coaching Courses on a reduced points basis. Up to 10% of available places are reserved for such students.

Students must apply through the CAO in the usual manner and then make a separate application to ITB via the relevant national or regional sporting body.

Applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements for the course but there will be up to 50 points available at interview that will be added to applicants Leaving Certificate points total.

The closing date to apply is March 1st 2018. The application form and full details on how to apply can be found here

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 17:12:25 EST
<![CDATA[Research opportunities at ITB - now open for applications ]]>
The areas of research are:

1. Calibration and Validation of European Sentinel Satellite Earth Observational Systems using in-situ Geo-Observational Sensor Systems and Internet of Things Frameworks.

2. An exploration of the social and financial value of youth work in Ireland.

3. Gambling behaviour among students - An exploratory study

4. The role of community development and sustainable development collaboration in challenging climate change.

5. Social return on Investment in Education: An Assessment of ITB.

6. Quality in the Early Years - The Early Years Education-focused Inspections.

7. Undergraduate Student Stress.

8. Using Social Media Influencers (SMI's) to improve the reach of the Irish charity organisation.

9. Social return on Investment (SORI) Developing an outcomes matrix tool of evaluation in an Irish setting.

10. Research practice and implementation of Aistear Irelands Early childhood Curriculum Framework in primary schools.

11. Predicting who will be susceptible to undue influence by Social Media Influencers (SMIs).

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon (GMT) 4th January 2018.

Full details of these vacancies are available via the following link:

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:26:14 EST
<![CDATA[ITB lecturer awarded best paper at International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy ]]>
The paper, titled 'To use (or not to use) Multiple Choice Questions in assessing higher education students, that is the Question.', discusses the use of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) to assess higher education students, and identifies a number of ways MCQ testing can be strengthened in order to over come perceived weaknesses of the approach.

The International Conference on Engaging Pedagogy (ICEP) is an annual event which brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of third-level teaching in order to discuss means and methods of improving student engagement. Further information about the conference can be found at

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:50:53 EST
<![CDATA[ITB awards 2017/18 Annual Sports Scholarship]]>
The awards were presented to the ITB students by Bronagh Elliot, (Secretary Financial Controller) and Ronan Keaskin (Sports Development Officer). Speaking at the presentation Ronan said "ITB is delighted to present scholarships today to such motivated students in such a wide range of sports. ITB has a growing number of clubs on campus and we welcome applications from anyone who wants to participate in sports at a high level while committing to their course of study".

The ITB Sports Scholarships were established in 2006 to assist students with outstanding sports potential and ability and recipients of the scholarship compete at both national and international level. In addition to an excellent financial package the recipients also receive academic mentoring, free athletic therapy support and high performance personal training support. The Scholarships are available to all qualifying full time ITB students.

Scholarships were awarded to: Aimee Clarke Donnycarney Dublin 5 - Rugby
Sean Bregazzi Glasnevin Dublin 11 - Soccer
Jordan Fallon Castleknock Dublin 15 - Basketball
Paul Ryan Donahgmede Dublin 13 - Boxing
Kate O'Flaherty Terenure Dublin 12 - Basketball
Daniel O'Donovan Drimnagh Dublin 12 - Soccer
Shane Elworthy Swords Co. Dublin - Soccer
Nicole Carroll Howth. Dublin 13 - Rugby
Eleanor Ryan Doyle Lucan Co. Dublin - Soccer
Megan Bredin Ennis Co. Clare - Badminton
Lauren O'Keeffe Rush Co. Dublin - Hammer Throw
Sophie Larkin Carbury Co. Kildare - Kickboxing
Eoghan Morgan Glasnevin Dublin 11 - Soccer
Jamie Hollywood Crumlin Dublin 12 - Soccer
Steven Ball Swords Co. Dublin - Soccer
David McQuillan Monaghan Co. Monaghan - Pool
Fiona Donnelly Swords Co. Dublin - Soccer
Anna Brennan Malahide Co. Dublin - Basketball
Conor Creaby Oldtown Co. Dublin - Rugby
Odhran McNally Raheny Dublin 5 - Canoeing
Alan Kehoe Churchtown Dublin14 - Soccer
Matthew Connolly Ashbourne - Rugby

Congratulations and well done to all.

Further information about the ITB Sports scholarship can be found here

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:19:18 EST
<![CDATA[Professional Development in Teaching and Learning in Engineering ]]>"Professional Development in Teaching and Learning in Engineering" and is sponsored by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

The purpose of the project is to develop a competence based professional development framework for engineering staff who teach in higher education. The framework will be designed to both recognise and support the alignment of formal and informal professional learning activities identified by those in the profession.

The project is being led by:

Jen Harvey (Head of Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology)
Cormac Mac Mahon (Lecturer, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown)
Orla Mc Connell (Associate Lecturer, Institute of Technology Tallaght)

Engagement with all stakeholders will be a fundamental part of the project and feedback is very welcome.

To get in touch with the team, please contact: and

For further information on the National Professional Development Framework, please click here

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 14:55:00 EST
<![CDATA[REACH Access Programme - Now Open For Applications ]]>

The REACH programme is an admissions scheme which offers places on ITB's courses on reduced points, to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

ITB has a reserved a number of places on its courses for REACH students at reduced leaving certificate points. This means that if eligible you will be considered for entry on a reduced points basis provided that your points achieved are within 90% of the points required for the ITB course you have listed on your CAO form (i.e. you are eligible to be offered a place where your points awarded fall short by less than 10% of the points required up to a maximum of 30 points) and subject to places being available.

The places are spread across all our courses and consequently a student may not be offered their first course choice, but might be offered a subsequent choice. The order of preference on the CAO application form should at all times reflect your genuine preference choice. Applicants must also meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for one of the reduced points places.

For full details, please Click Here

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:16:34 EST
<![CDATA[ITB Engineering student presented with an Intel Women in Technology Award ]]>Kristen Fallon receives her Intel Women in Technology award from Intel's Martina Nolan

ITB engineering student Kristen Fallon was presented with an Intel Women in Technology Award at a special ceremony held last week in Dublin's Morrison Hotel. The Intel Women in Technology awards were presented to a number of high achieving students who have recently graduated with Level 6 or 7 awards at Institutes of Technology across Ireland. As well as being presented with their award on the night, recipients also received a monetary prize. Recipients were selected based on academic excellence.
Kristen has just completed a Level 7 Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechatronic Engineering at ITB, achieving an honours award. She is currently continuing her studies on the Level 8 Honours Degree in Mechatronic Engineering at ITB. Kristen is very active within ITB in the promotion of engineering as a career with a particular focus on encouraging women in engineering. She has given demonstrations and talks to Transition Year girls from local schools who have attended at ITB's Young Women in Technology Programme. Kristen attended at the awards ceremony with her parents and brother and sister. Also in attendance from ITB were Richard Gallery, Head of Department of Engineering, and Michelle Looby, Senior Lecturer in Engineering. All thoroughly enjoyed the event!
Speaking about the Intel Women in Technology programs at the presentation event, Sarah Sexton, Intel Public Affairs, said "At Intel we have a strong commitment to diversity and recognise that the world in which our business operates today is one of increased dynamism where women are key consumers and key contributors of valuable perspectives and ideas. We are delighted to once again have the opportunity to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science and technology, as well as giving them first hand experience of the career opportunities at Intel".
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:31:57 EST
<![CDATA[Two ITB students named in Leinster Womens Squad for 2017 Interprovincial Series]]>
Full details of the squad is detailed here: Well done to all!

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:01:54 EST