TIMETABLES FYF SCHEDULES
IADTSU and our First Year Focus Team have put together a series of wonderful and informative events for incoming students, spread across the first four weeks of term. Further information and timetables for these events are listed below. All schedules are subject to change, new dates may be added, all events are weather permitting.
The Hear and Dare orientation will be held on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of September.
Week 1: Induction Week
Induction Week is designed to welcome incoming IADT students and assist with the transition to university life. Held on the first week of term, students will be introduced to the IADT Campus, Facilities and have an opportunity to meet with lecturers, academic instructors, First Year Focus Leaders, Student Union and IADT Support Staff. There will also be a series of virtual events held during Induction Week to welcome students who are learning remotely.
This is a great opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with all aspects of IADT and find answers to any questions they may have as they begin their learning journey.
Week 2: Freshers Week
Freshers Week is a fantastic week of events and workshops put together by the Student’s Union and First Year Focus Leaders, designed to help incoming students get to know each other and campus through a wide range of exciting events and workshops.
The SU and FYF Leaders have been working hard to ensure that there is something to suit all tastes at Freshers Week, after what has been a challenging year for many of us. Students will have an opportunity to participate in lots of fun activities, both in person and online, to help them integrate with the IADT community and kick off the college year!
Week 3: Welfare Week
IADT will host Welfare Week in the third week of term to provide information on Welfare Services at IADT and answer any questions that incoming students may have about the supports available to them. Students will also find out where exactly they need to go should they require access to various IADT Welfare Services throughout the academic year.
Week 4: Education Week
IADT’s Education Week will take place in the fourth week of term, and is designed to help students get to grips with the different aspects of education involved in university life, such as academic writing, time management, goal orientation and study skills, among others.
Many new students can struggle with the transition from second to third level education, however by attending Education Week students will have an opportunity to ask important questions, learn new skills and take charge of their personal academic journey.
Orientation for Mature Students takes place on the 30th and 31st August from 10am – 2pm. We will be holding a welcome and information session where students can get to know each other and IADT, as well as meeting the Student Experience Team and Students Union. In addition to this, we will be hosting a series of informative workshops for Mature Students to prepare you for the term ahead, on topics such as time management, goal setting, maintaining motivation and academic writing, amongst others. DON’T FORGET: Mature Students will also be required to attend Undergraduate Orientation, taking place from 27th September to – 1st October.
SU President's Welcome
Hi, I’m Eoin Hicks Smyth, your Students’ Union President and I would like to welcome you all to IADT Dún Laoghaire and wish you luck on what will undoubtedly be a wonderful journey. I know from experience that your time here will prepare you for your future and whatever goals you choose to pursue in your personal and professional life. The Students’ Union and Student Experience Team are here to support you and your college experience every step of the way. First Year Focus takes place over the first four weeks of the autumn term and is co-ordinated by both the members of the Students’ Union and the FYF team. We know that this year will be different to previous years due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and that there will be many new issues that each of us will face. We will do everything we can to ensure that this year will run smoothly for you and to make sure that it’s one you won’t forget! For now, just remember to stay safe, keep wearing your face coverings, washing your hands and remember social distancing. We can’t wait to see you all in September!
Eoin Hicks Smyth
Eoin Hicks-Smyth is your Student Union President for the 2021/22 academic year. He studied English, Media and Cultural Studies before becoming SU President. Eoin is looking forward to meeting you all when students return to campus and supporting you with whatever issues might arise. If there is anything Eoin can help you with you can find him in the SU office on the second floor or you can contact him on: firstname.lastname@example.org
IADT President's Welcome
Welcome to First-Year Focus (FYF). Making the transition to third-level education is a significant step, and at IADT we pride ourselves on being a supportive, friendly, and accessible community. Because we want you to have a safe, unique, and memorable first-year experience, the FYF programme has all the information and support you need to quickly familiarise yourself with IADT’s culture and campus.
The staff are doing everything we can to ensure all students feel secure as we navigate the safe return to work and study. This year we are continuing our blended approach to learning, so you will benefit from a combination of remote working and attending small classes on campus.
While it is important to remain vigilant to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, I’m sure we have a great year ahead of us. Stay safe, support each other, and enjoy the start of your IADT journey.
David Smith was appointed President of IADT in 2020. He is the former Head of Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies at IADT. He has extensive experience in higher education and professional practice. He is principal of the widely acclaimed design studio Atelier and was Programme Chair and Senior Lecturer in Visual Communications Design at IADT until 2015.
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