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 three 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 Thursday 14th of September 2023.
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 and Facilities and even have the opportunity to meet with lecturers, academic instructors, First Year Focus Leaders, Student Union Staff, and the IADT Support Staff.
This is a great opportunity for students to familiarise 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 our campus through a wide rage of exciting events and workshops.
The SU and FYF Leaders have been working hard to ensure that there is something to suit all taste at Freshers Week, as there is sure to be something for everyone! Students will have the opportunity to participate in lots of fun activities to help them integrate into the IADT community and kick off the college year!
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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.
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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.
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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.
International + European Students
The International Officer, Sonya Hogan will be in attendance at the Week One First Year Focus sessions to support any students who have recently moved to Ireland. If you have any queries in advance of coming to Ireland, please email email@example.com.
SU President's Welcome
Welcome to IADT! My name is Seán Kelly and I'm a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Photography Degree. This year I will be your Students' Union President and I can't wait to get stuck into the job!
Firstly, I want to welcome you all to IADT, you're about to discover and become a part of a wonderful, vibrant, diverse and creative community here on our lovely campus in Dún Laoghaire. I'm sure many of you are nervous (I know I was!) but I can assure you that you'll fit right in here! The First Year Focus programme is an amazing introduction to our college, and I still have fond memories of my first few weeks here, I even met some of my closest friends during FYF!
I would encourage everyone to throw themselves into college life and get as involved as possible, it’s the best way to get to know people. The Students' Union, our friendly First Year Focus Leaders and the Student Experience team can't wait to meet you all and we'll be around to help you settle in and make the most of your time studying here in Dún Laoghaire!
Seán Kelly is your Student Union President for the 2023/24 academic year. He is recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Photography degree and is excited to represent the fantastic & unique students of IADT. If you need a hand with anything or even just want to chat, pop by the SU office at the back of the Chapel or you can contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IADT President's Welcome
I’m delighted to welcome you to IADT and to introduce you to First Year Focus (FYF) – our programme of supports and activities dedicated to you, our incoming class of 2023. 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. We want you to experience a safe, unique, and memorable first year; the FYF programme has all the information and support you need to familiarise yourself with IADT’s inclusive culture and our campus environment.
The IADT staff and faculty look forward to supporting you and watching you thrive on campus. So I encourage you to engage fully with FYF, 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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