Student-staff teams from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and the Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT), Dún Laoghaire have been awarded project funding under the new ‘N-TUTORR—Transforming Learning’ initiative for Ireland’s Technological Universities sector.
The N-TUTORR ‘Students as Partners in Innovation and Change’ funding grants have been awarded to 131 projects across the seven institutions that make up Ireland’s Technological Universities sector, including TU Dublin and IADT. A total of more than €650,000 is being awarded under the programme, with each project receiving up to €5,000 in funding.
Highlights from among the N-TUTORR funded TU Dublin and IADT projects include:
This project aims to gather stories of how climate change is now impacting on the lives on international students of TU Dublin. There are over 140 nations represented in the TU Dublin student body.
- ‘Promoting Biodiversity through the Creation of Wildflower Meadows on Campus and in the Local Community’, TU Dublin:
The aim of this project is to promote biodiversity, through the creation of wildflower meadows on the TU Dublin campus and in the local community. Students will gain an understanding of the role of County Councils and local community groups in taking care of our natural resources. The project will involve collaboration between TU Dublin and the local community, with students designing the details of the project.
This project will see TU Dublin students working with the Tallaght Village Tidy Towns group, to identify and quantify the location of cigarette and vaping waste, participate in clean-ups, and propose, implement and evaluate solutions for reducing waste.
- ‘The Poppintree Painting Project’, IADT, Dún Laoghaire:
This project will see IADT art students and pre-school children at Poppintree Early Childhood Centre in Ballymun engage in collaborative workshops. Large-scale murals will be developed by the students from the collaborative workshops, enhancing the centre’s environment.
- ‘Researching and developing an ecological-friendly print studio’, IADT, Dún Laoghaire:
This project will explore ecological, non-toxic printmaking and the setting up of an ecologically-friendly print studio, with improved accessibility, at IADT.
The announcement of the N-TUTORR funded projects took place at an event in the Spencer Hotel, Dublin, on 23rd May.
Funded by the European Union—NextGenerationEU, N-TUTORR is coordinated through the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), with support from the Higher Education Authority (HEA).
For more information about the ‘N-TUTORR—Transforming Learning’ initiative, go to www.thea.ie/TransformingLearning and follow the official hashtag #NTUTORRFellowships.
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