ITB Awards 2017/18 Annual Sports Scholarship

On Friday last, December 11th, ITB awarded its annual Sports Scholarships to students who have demonstrated outstanding sporting ability. A total of 22 scholarships were awarded to participants in Kickboxing, Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Pool, Canoeing, Boxing, Athletics and Badminton with packages totalling €25,000.

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

ITB Engineering student presented with an Intel Women in Technology Award

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”.

ITB 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.

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Two ITB students named in Leinster Womens Squad for 2017 Interprovincial Series

Congratulations to our Sports Management & Coaching students Nicole Carroll (4th Year) and Aimee Clarke (1st Year) on being named in the Leinster Women’s rugby squad for the upcoming interprovincial series.

Full details of the squad is detailed here: Well done to all!

Minister of State for Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor visits ITB

We were delighted to welcome the Minister of State for Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor to ITB on Monday last, 21st November. The Minister, who has special responsibility for Higher Education, was welcomed by ITB President, Diarmuid O’Callaghan. Students from the Departments of Business, Humanities, Informatics and Engineering had an opportunity to showcase their course work and talk to the Minister about being a student of ITB.

ITB Accounting and Finance students receive CIMA and CPA awards

Congratulations to ITB Accounting & Finance students Jasmin Ekky and Lee Kavanagh who recently received awards for achieving highest marks in their third year.

Jasmin, who is now a fourth year student, was awarded highest mark in Management Accounting. The award was presented by Claire Lambert from CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).

Lee, also a fourth year student, received an award for highest mark in Financial Accounting. The award was presented by Adam O Reilly from CPA Ireland (Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland.

Well done to all!

Afri Hedge School 2017: The Right to Food and Shelter

The 2017 Afri Hedge School Conference takes place at ITB on Tuesday November 7th from 9.30 to 3.30 pm in Room A057.

Learning about and resisting the causes of poverty is at the heart of Afri’s work, and the theme for this years Hedge School is “The Right to Food and Shelter” and will feature a blend of Speakers, Workshops, Discussions and Creative Activity.

This is a free event and lunch will be provided.

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The preliminary agenda for the day is as follows:

9.30 Registration & Tea/Coffee on Arrival

10am Failte by Pat O’Connor ITB, Joe Murray Afri

10.15 Opening Piece (Creative Arts Group)

10.30 Speaker from Concern and Christian Aid

10.50 Q&A (chaired by Students from Community & Youth Development Course)

11.15 Short Break

11.30 Workshop

12.00 – 12.20 Creative Arts Group (15 minutes piece)

12.45 – 1.30 Lunch

1.30 Action Group Activity (Rapporteurs Action Group)

2.00 Excerpt from Play by Donal O’Kelly

2.30 Questions and Answers (chaired by Students from Rapporteurs Gp)

3.00 Closing Piece (Creative Arts Group)

3.15 Evaluation Forms circulated & collected (Rapporteurs Group)

3.30 Close by Liam McGlynn, Department of Humanities, ITB

Dr Norah Patten, Space Scientist & Entrepreneur, inspires ITB Business students at Pathways to Success Event

We were delighted to welcome Norah Patten, Space Scientist and Entrepreneur to speak at the Pathways to Success Business careers event at ITB on October 25th. Norah was one of many excellent speakers who offered expert advice and inspiration to students of Business and is living proof that the sky is not the limit.

Dr. Patten, from Ballina in Co. Mayo, is currently taking part in a unique scientist-astronaut training programme in Florida and is set to become the first Irish person in space.

The Pathways to Success event was aimed at students of Business at ITB and featured expert advice from industry professionals on how to proceed into a successful career after college.

ITB Computing Student wins Grand Prize at Accenture Blockchain For Good Hackathon

Congratulations to Daire Homan, a fourth year student of Computing at ITB, whose team won the grand prize at the “Blockchain For Good Hackathon” event hosted by Accenture at the weekend.

The team developed an app titled “Block-K9”, which is a blockchain application for verifying micro-chipped dogs identities. The app won the top prize of 8500 Euros and a trip to France to visit Accentures blockchain research lab.

Well done to all involved!