ITB News Latest ITB News Copyright ITB en-ie 60 General News ITB News <![CDATA[TU Dublin Students Represent Ireland at World University Games 2019 ]]>
The women's side kicked off their campaign first with a very impressive 1-0 win over 2017 Gold Medalists Brazil at the Stadio San Mauro. In their next game against Korea, Ireland enjoyed a 2-1 victory thanks to two goals by Eleanor Ryan Doyle whose two goals ensured Ireland topped their group to qualify for the Quarter finals against China.

Meanwhile the men started their campaign with a 3-2 win against a strong Korea side winning in Stadio San Mauro. Their second game saw Ireland take on Uruguay. Jamie Hollywood was part of the line-up for the Irish, whose strong display saw them draw 1-1 in the Stadio Pinto. The draw meant that Ireland joined the women's team in the quarter finals by topping their group.

The Ladies Team saw their semi-final end as they were beaten 5-0 by a very strong North Korea in the Stadio Arechi. The ladies battled to the end but were unlucky against a side who are 13th in the FIFA World Rankings. Eleanor Ryan Doyle played the full 90 minutes. The Ladies still have the chance of winning a bronze medal as they take on either Japan or Russia in the Bronze Medal Game in Benvento on Friday 12th July.

The second quarter final saw the men bow out of the World University Games after a 1-0 defeat to Russia in a hot tempered game in Caserta. Russia however had a player sent off as Ireland pushed on for an equalizer but couldn't fashion any clear cut chances. Ireland will now compete in the 5th-8th placed classifications with a match against Ukraine to come on Thursday 11th July.

The biennial World University Games, organised by FISU (The International University Sports Federation), is considered second only to the Olympics in terms of competing athlete numbers. In Naples, over 9,300 students from 128 countries will compete in 18 sports.
Team Ireland students will compete in the archery, athletics, men's football, taekwondo and women's football with the women's football team first to see competitive action. The seven TU Dublin students selected to represent Ireland are:

Women's Football

Eleanor Ryan Doyle
Club: Peamount United / TU Dublin
Position: Forward
Republic of Ireland Women's National Under-19 football player

Naoisha McAloon
Club: Peamount United
Position: Goalkeeper
Republic of Ireland Women's National Under-19 football player

Men's Football

Joseph Manley
Club: Longford Town / TU Dublin
Position: Centre Back

Michael Scott
Club: Killester / TU Dublin
Position: Midfield

Jamie Hollywood
Club: Longford Town / TU Dublin
Position: Midfield


Jack Woolley
Irish Carded Athlete - World Class Category


Daniel Foley
Irish Senior Archer - Compound

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:52:34 EST
<![CDATA[TU Dublin Blanchardstown Open Evening , Wednesday September 4th, 5pm-7pm ]]>
To learn all about what's on offer at our Blanchardstown campus, we invite you to come along to our next Open Evening on Wednesday September 4th from 5pm to 7pm. This event will be of particular interest to anybody who intends commencing a Part Time Course or a Springboard Course in September 2019.

Aimed at school leavers, mature students, part time students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, this event will also be a great opportunity to learn about courses, meet with fellow students and staff and to see our state of the art campus.

Information Session for Parents & Guardians

We know that the parents and guardians of first time college goers can find the transition from 2nd to 3rd level a bit daunting. We have decided to host a special information session at our open evening to better assist parents and guardians as they support a young adult on their 3rd level journey. There will be two information sessions taking place on the evening:

Session 1 - 5:15pm
Session 2 - 6:00pm

To register for our open evening, please click here

For further info, please get in touch with our marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail:

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:24:17 EST
<![CDATA[TU Dublin Host International Summer School ]]>
As part of this inaugural International Summer School, our Canadian visitors undertook the accredited Innovation Pathway: Entrepreneurship & Business Start-up module. This was taught by TU Dublin academic staff and industry experts, and delivered through a combination of seminars, workshops and action-based learning activities. The interaction with Durham College and TU Dublin students during the workshop sessions led to an intensive and energising learning experience for all.

Our students undertook an exciting, innovation-based field trip to The Dock, Accenture's flagship Research, Development and Global Innovation Centre in Dublin. Students also had an opportunity to explore the Dublin start-up ecosystem at NDRC, an accelerator and investor programme, meeting founders of technology-based start-ups.

The TU Dublin International Summer School also provided a wonderful programme of social and cultural events. Visiting participants were immersed in the rich culture and heritage that Ireland has to offer. This included a tour of Dublin City, an Irish Cultural Show & Dinner at Johnnie Fox's, a visit to Guinness Storehouse, a visit to the Cliffs of Moher and The Wild Atlantic Way, a tour of the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and The Dark Hedges Experience, made famous by Game of Thrones.

Like all good things, the Summer School came to an end with final pitch presentations by the students to expert panels, followed by the Farewell Event - Programme Certification and Pizza party in the new Connect Building on Blanchardstown Campus. Dr Larry McNutt, Registrar, presented certificates of Completion, and Dr Diarmuid O'Callaghan, Principal congratulated the students.

A massive thank you to all involved who helped make our first International Summer School a fabulous success.

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:36:43 EST
<![CDATA[TU Dublin Students to attend Sustainability Summer School in Lucerne ]]>Sayonara was one of five TU Dublin students selected for this transformative learning opportunity, which takes place at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in July 7-14, 2019. The summer school will cover various strands of sustainability science projects, with contextual focus to TU Dublin's MSc in Sustainable Transport and Mobility.
The Polytechnic Alliance is a collaboration between TU Dublin, Hochschule Darmstadt, Lucerne, Coventry University, Purdue and UW Stout. TU Dublin participation in the summer school is funded by the HEA sponsored Transformative Student-Centred Learning Record (Transform-Edu) project, Campus Engage and the TU Dublin Sustainability Office.
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 16:29:44 EST
<![CDATA["Fingal Bee Positive" Garden Scoops gold at Bloom 2019 ]]>
Designed by Jane McCorkell, Landscape Architect and Horticulture Lecturer at TU Dublin Blanchardstown, and developed in Partnership with Fingal County Council and DDLETB, the "Fingal Bee Positive" garden aims to emphasise the importance of pollinators within rapidly urbanising environments. The garden also demonstrates how to create and protect habitats for pollinators - including bees and many other insect species - within a usable, outdoor recreation space.

"Bee Positive" is a reflection of both TU Dublin and Fingal County Council's commitment as a Pollinator Partner in the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and our recognition of the importance of Climate Action.

We congratulate all involved in this achievement.

For further information please visit
At TU Dublin Blanchardstown, Horticulture is offered on both a full time and a part time basis, from Higher Cerificate up to Honours degree level. These hands-on practical courses are specially designed to develop the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to work in the dynamic and developing horticulture sector.

There is a particularly strong emphasis on sustainable practices on these courses, covering modules in Ecology & Biodiversity, Organic & Sustainable Horticulture, Environmental Management, Apiculture, Soil Science. Integrated Crop Management, Trees & Woodlands, Vegetable Production, Fruit Production and Health, Recreation and Green Infrastructure.

For full details on our Horticulture Programmes please click here
A selection of photos from "Fingal Bee Positive" can be viewed in the slideshow below.

Fri, 7 Jun 2019 10:42:52 EST
<![CDATA[Riversdale Community College Take Over 92.5 Phoenix FM Supported by TU Dublin ]]>
Forty four students attended twenty workshops which ran over 4 hours between April 1st - May 24th. Delivered by industry professionals and radio trainers, the workshops covered a variety of practical and theoretical topics, as well hands-on radio recording. The students gained valuable career skills from the course, such as planning, researching, time management and teamwork and it has sparked a long-term interest in media production and theory for many students.

Participants also had an opportunity to visit the Phoenix FM radio studio, where they met staff and volunteers and witnessed first-hand what goes on behind the scenes at a busy radio studio. The students also took part in a question and answer session, received tuition from station staff and had an opportunity to go 'on-air' to talk about the training and the support given by TU Dublin in this endeavour. This experience will stay with the students for years to come.

As part of the course, each student 'production team' researched, planned and recorded an interview with people of interest from within their school. These interviews will form the 'Riversdale Takeover, supported by TU Dublin' week (broadcasting the week of June 3rd) and will showcase the worked carried out by the students at Phoenix FM.

An award ceremony took place in Blanchardstown Library on May 24th where a cross-section of students were presented with certificates of completion by 92.5 Vice Chairperson Tony Maycock and Mairead Murphy, Marketing & Development Manager at TU Dublin Blanchardstown. Station Manager Lynn Simpson and Tony Maycock offered words of encouragement for the students on their achievements and voiced appreciation to TU Dublin for their continued support. Teacher, Cathal McDaniel stated appreciation to 92.5 Phoenix FM for the delivery of work and to TU Dublin for their continued support on working with local communities and schools.

Wed, 5 Jun 2019 13:25:50 EST
<![CDATA[FREE Courses under Springboard+ 2019 initiative : APPLY NOW ]]>
The following courses are now being offered at TU Dublin - Blanchardstown:

BN772 - Certificate in Digital Enterprise with Work Placement

BN774 - Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience - Intake 1

BN774 - Certificate in Cisco CCNA and Systems Administration with Work Experience - Intake 2

BN775 - Certificate in Low Energy Building Construction (Foundation Energy Skills)

BN311 - BSc in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

BN420 - BSc (Honours)in Computing in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security

BN541 - Master of Arts in Creative Digital Media - UX and Interaction Design

BN509 - Higher Diploma in Science in Computing - ICT Skills Conversion Course

FREE Springboard+ programmes are also being offered in Tallaght and in the city centre. To view a list of programmes being offered, please visit City website and Tallaght website

Eligibility: For eligibility criteria please refer to the Springboard website at Please note that applicants must also meet minimum academic entry requirements for each of our courses.

How to Apply? All applications must be made online on the Springboard+ website at

Application deadline The start date for all the above programmes is September 2019 and the closing date to apply is Thursday 5th September 2019.

For further details please contact our Marketing team on 01 885 1530 or email us at

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.

Thu, 23 May 2019 14:32:22 EST
<![CDATA['Kaleidoscope' - Creative Digital Media Showcase, Thursday 23rd of May ]]>
This exhibition showcased the very best in emerging digital talent including a diverse range of creatively crafted interactive design and motion projects, including work in Film-making, Animation, Visual FX, App Design, Installation, Documentary, Game Development, AR and VR.

The exhibitors this year were Aisling Power, Alan Murphy, Amanda Culligan, Andrew Rahaman, Ashley Farrell, Aoife Burke, Aqsa Khalid, Cian Daly, Conor Diggin, Conor Gunn, Diarmuid Costello, Dylan Lewis, Dylan Reilly, Eoghan O'Carroll, Jessica Abhilash, John Braga, Megan Bredin, Milaela Egan, Neil Doughty, Padraig Hawkins, Sarah Mooney, Sayonara Bittencourt, Shauna Sheridan-Donnelly, Stephen Coyle, Tobi Ilori and Zithelo Mthombeni.

Course Coordinator, Hugh McCabe, said "The Kaleidoscope show is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work of our students on the Creative Digital Media programme. On show will be a range of projects in areas such as Interactive Storytelling, Short Film, Visual Effects, Digital Design, Installation and Gaming. It's a great chance for potential employers to meet with the best of emerging digital talent and also a great chance for the general public to enjoy the creativity and innovation of a new generation of digital natives".

Award Winners:

The Best Project of The Year award was presented to Sayonara Bittencourt for "The Senior Room", a web-based interactive experience created to bring awareness about older people in Ireland, the stories they wish to share and the work that Irish Charities develop for their well-being

The Draiocht Creative Digital Media Graduate Award 2019 was presented to Sarah Mooney for "Serenity", an installation that will help raise awareness of mental health in club culture by exploring the state of mind through an immersive, mixed media, audio visual experience.

The DEPT Graduate Innovation Award was presented to Stephen Coyle for his project "TiNK AR", a treasure hunt in augmented reality.

The Creative Digital Media "Student of the Year" award was presented to Aoife Burke.

Mon, 20 May 2019 10:24:48 EST