Clubs and Societies Festival 2018

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While the DIT Freshers Festival will be taking place over the first two weeks of the new term, so will the Clubs and Societies Festival across multiple campuses. This is your opportunity to take out the piggy bank and join the over 100 clubs and societies in DIT. There is so many to choose from and you also get discounts and free stuff for signing up for as little as €2!

When and where is it all taking place?

The following is if you want to join a Club:

  • Monday 17th – Gleeson Hall, Kevin St
  • Tuesday 18th – Aungier St (Courtyard outside)
  • Wednesday 19th – Academy Plaza Hotel (Opposite Cathal Brugha St)
  • Thursday 20th – Bolton St (Common Area)

Societies are holding their sign ups over the following days:

  • Monday 17th – Gleeson Hall, Kevin St
  • Tuesday 18th – Aungier St
  • Wednesday 19th – Volunteering Exhibition (Marquee in Aungier St Courtyard)

There’ll be a stand with charities and local groups looking for students to volunteer for their various causes. You’ll also be shown how your volunteering hours can be logged on this website.

  • Monday 24th – Living Room (Opposite Cathal Brugha St)
  • Tuesday 25th – Bolton St (Common Area)

Grangegorman Big Day

To top off the whole festival there’ll be a massive event taking place on Wednesday 26th on the Grangegorman Campus. There’ll be inflatable sumo wrestling, obstacle course, live stage with bands playing, a BBQ and loads more! It’ll be your opportunity to visit the campus and see it come to life with so many activities. Click going on the DIT Clubs & Societies Festival page for details on times and arrangements for getting there on the day as well as updates on the festival.

Why you should join a Club or Society

Jack Neilan-O’Connor, Chair of Students Sports Council says; “College would be very boring without Clubs and Socs. You can get a degree anywhere, it’s the college experience you are here for!!! My favourite thing about clubs is the variety of people. In your course everyone will have similar ideas and approaches to things. Clubs and Socs give the opportunity to meet people with different views and opinions.”

Mark O’Donnell, President of Societies Forum says; “We have over 70 societies, from Japanamation to Harry Potter, Film, Dance, Islamic, DJ, LGBT, Engineering and everything in between. Not only do our societies offer top guest speakers, workshops, trips away, mad events, college balls and intervarsity competitions, but also the opportunity for personal development, learning new skills, making new friends, meeting people will similar interests/ideas and the space to grow your confidence while you’re enjoying events with like-minded people from your chosen society. And if you’ve an idea for a society that we don’t have, pop into our office in Aungier Street and we can help you set one up!”

There are so many ways to get involved in DIT and have a great college experience. You will make so many friends, learn new skills and enhance your employability by joining a Club, Society or being involved in the Students’ Union. If you somehow miss out on joining a Society or Club over those two weeks, just contact them for when their next event is on.

For details of Societies and Clubs.

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