SU President's Welcome
Hi, I’m Somhairle Brennan, your Students’ Union President and I want to say welcome to IADT and congratulations on what will undoubtedly be a wonderful journey. I know from experience that your time in IADT will prepare you for your future in both your personal and professional life, and the Students’ Union and student experience team are here to support you every step of the way. FYM is run over the first four weeks of the autumn term and is co-ordinated by the Students’ Union and the FYM team. We know that this year will be different to previous years due to the COVID-19 restrictions, so we are doing everything we can to ensure that this year will run smoothly and to make sure that it’s one to remember! For now, just keep wearing your face coverings, washing your hands and remember social distancing. We can wait to see you all in September!
Somhairle is your Student Union President. He studies Applied Psychology and a proud Donegal man. In his role as president Somhairle will support you all through your first year of college! As Student’s Union president he is in charge of the running of the SU and is there to make sure that both the Union and IADT keep working for you.
IADT President's Welcome
Hello all and welcome to IADT and our First Year Matters programme. The programme of activities and this website are integral to you quickly becoming familiar with the Institute and becoming an active member of the IADT community. We pride ourselves on the supportive, friendly and accessible culture that exists at IADT. This year more than ever, we - our staff and students - will need each other's support and friendship as we negotiate the changing world of work and study. COVID-19 will challenge us, and for a time, your college experience will be different than expected. FYM will provide you with the necessary insights, supports and friendships to manage and face the challenges ahead and ensure you have a unique and memorable first-year experience with us here at IADT. Stay safe, support each other and enjoy the start of your journey with us.
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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