I'm Part of a Community Organisation/Group

I'm Part of a Community Organisation/Group

I'm a community partner, where do I start?

There is a range of successful and interesting collaborative projects already running between community groups and TU Dublin City Campus. We would be happy to work with you if you'd like to suggest ideas for applied research or learning projects for your community to undertake with TU Dublin students and staff. We also have posters showcasing a range of previous community engaged research and learning (CERL) projects  which may be of interest to you.

What we can do for you:

  1. Meet you to discuss and brainstorm project ideas that students could work on to support your organisation's work.
  2. Advertise your ideas/topics to TU Dublin City Campus lecturers 
  3. Work to find a TU Dublin lecturer in your area(s) of interest, to partner with you on the project. If a lecturer expresses an interest in your project idea(s), we will introduce you and facilitate a project set-up and planning meeting with you. 
  4. Troubleshoot any challenges you might encounter when involved in a project with students.
  5. Contact you about lecturers' ideas for projects that may be of interest to you.
  6. Provide useful resources.
  7. Promote your project(s) on our website and on Twitter.
  8. Add you to our mailing list for appropriate networking, funding and promotional opportunities.

If you would like to contact us directly we will arrange a meeting. Provided we find a suitable lecturer in TU Dublin City Campus for you to collaborate with, the next step will be for us to arrange for you to meet the lecturer, to develop your idea into a specific project which supports the students’ learning, and the goals of your community.

We work with the following types of partners:

  • Educational institutions (DEIS schools, Youthreach centres, Early Years Services, Education and Training Boards, Post-Leaving Certificate Colleges, Libraries) 
  • Local community organizations in socio-economically disadvantaged areas 
  • Statutory agencies that provide services to, or work on behalf of, disadvantaged communities (such as a HSE drug rehabilitation project, or Dublin City Council support services) 
  • Government departments addressing underserved groups or issues they face (eg Department of Education; Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science; Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth; Department of Health) 
  • Local government (particularly Dublin City Council, Fingal, South Dublin) 
  • Underserved communities of interest around cultural, social, political, health, environmental or economic issues 
  • Social enterprise and not-for-profit organisations 
  • Ad-hoc groups/ communities to advance community engagement goals 
  • Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) 
  • Charities - local, national, international.