4 Comments on “A university in the community”

  1. kevin denny Says:

    What a great idea.Go DCU! All universities should do this.

  2. Vincent Says:

    It might be little harm if such outreach work was acknowledged on the transcript in some way. How exactly might be a bit of a nightmare, but it cannot be beyond the ability all the same.

    • iainmacl Says:

      hi there, vincent. Indeed it can be recorded on the transcript using the Bologna process’s ‘diploma supplement’. In addition, here in NUIG we give students additional certificates for engaging in voluntary work and reflecting on the experience as part of the ALIVE programme. Separately, students on over 30 programmes can take ‘service learning’ modules which involve working with community groups and similar organisations. It is NUIG’s stated aim to provide civic engagement opportunities to every one of our students during their degree programmes and from the response over the last several years from students, staff and community groups then we will certainly achieve that goal.

  3. Al Says:

    I often see kids from Moyross in for the day.
    While it is great to see them become familiar with the place, they sometimes look at the students as the alien middle class.
    Do ye focus on the social interaction between target groups and staff/academics/students?

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