Oifig na Gaeilge, at the Dublin Institute of Technology, is now accepting applications for their Irish language scholarship initiative Bain Úsáid Aisti (BÚA) for the next academic year 2018/19.
BÚA Benefits at DIT
This initiative, now in its second year, saw recipients exploring exciting new ways for their student peers to engage with the Irish language across DIT’s campuses. The successful recipients of the scholarships organised meet-ups, musical performances, trips and events throughout the year. They also established new media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for Dublin Institute of Technology students to engage with the Irish language at third level.
The foundation work started by this year’s students continues on. Now, DIT welcome new and current students (undergraduate and postgraduate) to consider if they have the ‘grá agus paisean’ to promote the Irish language.
Recipient Róisín Cahill, a Creative and Cultural Industries student, enjoyed the opportunities that came with the scholarship. ‘The scholarship gave me the opportunity to continue my Irish at college and to meet new friends with Irish on my own campus and in other campuses. I also learned and developed lots of skills including better communication and organisation skills. I would encourage anybody who has an interest in culture to apply!’.
Scholarships of up to €500 will be offered to students to promote the use of the language across DIT campuses. This is to organise fun, engaging, and creative opportunities to speak and to engage.
Students will be required to:
• actively organise exciting social and cultural Irish language events across Dublin Institute of Technology
• develop communication skills by promoting Irish in DIT – social media, print, visual content etc.
• seek and support the development of Irish language services and the visibility of the language in DIT
• inspire the use of Irish in our everyday lives and in the community – at home, with friends, at work, at school etc.
• participate in ensuring the use of Irish in the new campus in Grangegorman
• promote the use of the Irish language in engaging, creative, fun and innovative ways!
Further information is available online.
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