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The Definitive Guide to TUD 2.0 - Now with Links!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,481 ✭✭✭projectmayhem

    If anyone wants to post other such guides just reply here. No chat. Posts will be removed.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,971 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R

    For viewing your timetable online:

    go to:

    Username: students
    Password: timetables

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,957 ✭✭✭The Volt

    I was thinking we could expand on the email thread and create an overall info page for DIT students. The same questions seem to pop up every few months so we should build it all up. adding to the email information and sticky it.

    Here's some links and info about DIT Students Union
    Website -
    - Accomodation
    - Exams & Assessments
    - News & Info

    Elected Sabbatical Officers for 2013/14

    President - Glenn Fitzpatrick
    VP Events - Will Meara
    VP Welfare - Fiachra Duffy
    VP Education - Rebecca Dempsey

    College Officers:

    Aungier Street - Kieron Pierson
    Bolton Street - Tom Healy
    Cathal Brugha Street - Connlaoth McDuffie
    Mountjoy Square - Aoife O’Neill
    Kevin Street - Femi Bankole
    Rathmines - Tara O’Brien

    On Grangegorman:

    Also, Visit the Infrastructure Forum's Thread on Grangegorman for up do date information and discussion.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,971 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R

    List of Useful Sites:

    These are just off the top of my head. If anyone would like me to add more send me a PM

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,957 ✭✭✭The Volt

    Seeing as how accomodation related questions come up regularly:

    DIT's Southside main campuses are Aungier St, Kevin St and Rathmines. Aungier St. and Kevin St. are right next to one another. Rathmines is about 15 minutes of a walk from these two, located just over the canal bridge in Dublin 6.

    On the Northside, there's Bolton St, Cathal Brugha St and Mountjoy Square. These are more spread out with Bolton St. up behind Parnell St. Cinema, Mountjoy Square down the other end of Parnell St and Cathal Brugha St. just off O'Connell St.

    DIT have an info page on accomodation but I've not heard many good things about any of their options and there's certainly better value for money out there.

    No matter which DIT you're going to, there will be plenty of ways of getting to and from college via Dublin Bus and the Luas. All of the colleges accommodate for cyclists as well.
    DIT on the Southside

    Aungier St/Kevin St are serviced by the following bus routes (either directly to or less than a 5 minute walk from the bus stop) - 9, 77, 77a, 150, 151, 54a (disembark at St. Patrick's Cathedral), 56a, 50, 65, 65b, 16, 16a, 83, 121, 15, 15a (disembark at Harcourt St.)
    The green LUAS line terminates at Stephen's Green and is less than ten minutes away from these campuses on foot.

    As well as being serviced by a seemingly endless source of food places, Rathmines has numerous bus routes - 14, 14a, 65, 65b, 83, 15, 15a, 74, 74a.

    For these campuses, close by options are anywhere in Dublin 6, Harold's Cross, Kimmage, Crumlin etc but don't limit yourself to the Southside either. Check up these bus routes at and also the LUAS stops at the above link.

    DIT on the Northside

    Cathal Brugha St. is arguably the best serviced of all of the DIT campuses. As well as being a stone's throw from the red line LUAS, it boasts an array of bus routes - 122, 123, 20b, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 14a, 16, 16a, 46a, 83

    Bolton St. is about ten minute walk from the Luas stop at Jervis but also has a number of buses serving it, most of them will require you to walk from Parnell Square which isn't much of an ask - 2, 3, 9, 11, 11a, 14, 14a, 16, 16a, 40a, 46a, 83, 120, 122, 146

    Mountoy Square has a few buses that go close enough but you're better off using Dorset St. as a focal point as it gives you a host of other options. - 46a, 63, 118, 145, 13a, 16, 16a, 33, 41, 120, 122, 123.

    Student areas that are popular north of the include Smithfield, Drumcondra, North Strand, Glasnevin and Phibsboro.

    Be sure to check out the Accommodation thread here on the DIT Forum for vacancies posted by fellow boardsies - Accomodation Thread

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  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,971 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R

    I realise this is on, but I think it'd be handy to have it here.

    Semester 1

    September 2012

    03/09/12 Session commences

    10/09/12 1st Years commence including Orientation, Induction

    17/09/12 (1) Teaching commences for 2nd & subsequent years

    24/09/12 (2) 15 Weeks to Include: 12 Lecture Weeks +1 Review Week +Assessment

    October 2012

    01/10/12 (3)

    08/10/12 (4)

    15/10/12 (5)

    22/10/12 (6)

    29/10/12 (7) Review Week (unless otherwise arranged) - Review week to be used either for revision, reading, field visits, lectures, interim tests, formative assessment feedback etc. To be applied in Week 7 except where otherwise arranged

    November 2012

    05/11/12 (8)

    12/11/12 (9)

    19/11/12 (10)

    26/11/12 (11)

    December 2012

    03/12/12 (12)

    10/12/12 (13)

    17/12/12 Christmas

    24/12/12 Christmas

    31/12/12 Christmas

    January 2013

    07/01/13 (14) - Exams and marking commence

    14/01/13 (15)

    21/01/13 Module Boards: Student feedback and Appeals. - Choice of Options & Electives for 2nd Semester

    Semester 2

    28/01/13 (1) Teaching commences - 15 Weeks to Include: 12 Lecture Weeks +1 Review Week +Assessment

    February 2013

    04/02/13 (2)

    11/02/13 (3)

    18/02/13 (4)

    25/02/13 (5)

    March 2013

    04/03/13 (6)

    11/03/13 (7)

    18/03/13 (8)

    25/03/13 Easter - No Lectures

    April 2013

    01/04/13 Easter - No Lectures

    08/04/13 (9)

    15/04/13 (10)

    22/04/13 (11)

    29/04/13 (12)

    May 2013

    06/05/13 (13) Review Week (unless otherwise arranged)
    Review week to be used either for revision, reading, field visits, lectures, interim tests, formative assessment feedback etc. To be applied in Week 13 except where otherwise arranged.

    13/05/13 (14) Exams commence & marking commences

    20/05/13 (15) Exams

    27/05/13 Exams

    June 2013

    03/06/13 Module Boards and Programme Boards

    10/06/13 Student Feedback and Appeals


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,957 ✭✭✭The Volt

    For all those entering DIT, it's crucial to make sure that you and your new classmates elect as Class Rep as soon as possible. This can be done by either getting a form from the local SU office and holding it yourselves, or by asking a member of the local DITSU team to host it for you. A class rep is a student who represents their class in the Students' Union.The class rep is the problem solver, the party organiser, the popular kid, and the student with the rockin’ CV at the end of the year. The class rep is the voice of their class. No class rep = No voice.

    There are six class rep meetings on your site over the college year that the elected class reps need to be at. These are run by the Class Rep Convenor, and usually held at 1pm, and there is lunch provided so you don’t miss your lunch! As class rep, you sit on your programme committee and tell those that matter what your class thinks of the course and what should be changed! Without class reps the courses would never improve- you are vital to us!If your course has any problems, you bring them to your Convenor (The person running the Class Rep Meetings) or the Sabbaticals.

    For the hard work that class reps put in, there's an array of benefits. As well as the popularity that goes along with it, there's a mess of freebies to be gotten. If you organize a night out for your class, most venues will stick you on the VIP list and you'll get in for free. Every 30 students are entitled to a class rep so depending on the size of your class, you may be even entitled to have 2 or 3.

    Governing Council is the next step and a somewhat more serious role than that of the Class Rep. Elected councillors do not have to be class reps so there is scope for everyone to get involved. Why would you want to get involved? The Governing Council is effectively where the decisions are made that shape how DIT Student's Union is run. Councillors can bring motions to the meetings and if passed, these are implemented into SU policy. What's more is that every Councillor represents 500 students so it really is a valuable role. Governing Councillors are elected via the Class Rep Meeting.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,971 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R

    A lot of incoming first years are asking about hours or module content etc about their various courses.

    DIT has a Coursewise entry for each course. I know it's always great to get a students perspective on things, but this system does contain a lot of useful data about courses, like module credits, module hours, required reading and materials, lecturers etc.

    Here's a list of all the DIT courses, and their respective Coursewise Entries.

    The Coursewise listings are much better than the DIT Website course listings.

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,971 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R

    DIT Student's are entitled to a discount on Apple Products, when bought through the Apple Website.

    To avail of this, go to DIT Apple Store

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭wolfric

    How to send from [email protected]

    Not sure if someone has put this up before. When you log into your account, up the top right there should be [email protected] and a wheel. Click the "[email protected]"

    You should see under Email addresses 4 emails
    pick which one you want to send emails from and copy it.

    Now if you look below you will see under "My Products" some links. One of them is gmail. Click the settings link beside it. Alternatively you can get here by clicking the wheel icon while in your inbox view.

    Go to accounts tab. Now click "Add another email address you own". Paste this address in and hit next step.

    Now check your inbox for the confirmation code and type it in.
    Once all that is done, you can click the link to the right of any email address that says "make default" in the accounts tab. You can also edit info and select what name you want to send as.

    Now you can select who you want to send as. Go to compose message from your main email page. See the drop down menu that says "From:". You can select who you want to send from here.

    BE WARNED. You can see the originally email address in the email headers. If you're paranoid and absolutely need to hide your student number, this won't do.
    If you want to see someone elses, just open their email in gmail. At the top where the reply button is there is an arrow. click that and click see original email. It'll probably look like rubbish but their originally email will be in the return path. Just have someone send you an email and look for your student number in there. Mine appears in the return path, received-spf and authentication-results.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 322 ✭✭Dwaegon

    DIT Student Employment Page

    Hoping to help provide links to jobs in and around Dublin city for students of DIT

    If you're one of those lucky enough to have a job to support yourself through college, then something like a sign in a shop window saying 'Help Wanted: Apply Within', a web page looking for staff, or a friend who tells you that their place is looking for staff will not mean a whole lot to you.

    This page is a place to share that kind of knowledge with the wider student community. Snap a pic of that sign and upload it, throw a link on the wall, or just mention a company name that's hiring students, to give those of us looking for work a helping hand. Someone in your class desperate for work? Direct them here!

    Looking for advice on what kind of places to dish out your CV across the city?
    Don't know how to make sure your CV gets to the right person in the company?
    Need advice on work V college balance?

    The hope is that this page can become a useful resource for you!

    Remember, the more you share the page with your friends, the more effective this community will become! :D

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,971 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R

    I am quite surprised that this isn't here actually.

    Anyway, follow this link to access Past Exam Papers.

    When you click on the link, click your college, then the year, then a list of courses will be displayed. Click your course and then the relevant exam. Be careful, in that 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year exam papers are all displayed under the same link, so just make sure you don't click 2nd Year Accounting if you're only in 1st Year, for example.

    Note: The site is password protected.

    Username is: student
    Password is: ThunderRoad (Case Sensitive)

  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭aerial man

    Voltwad wrote: »
    BST - Bye Election to be held in September

    Bolton St Convener
    BST - Graham Higginbotham

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,957 ✭✭✭The Volt

    Can't find the right text in the library? Why not recommend it? The library staff are more than happy to take suggestions from students as to what texts would be useful for their area of study. The first link below is simple to fill out. You'll get any book's ISDN number from Amazon or similar online outlets. I've used this service in the past and the response time is pretty quick, I strongly suggest making your class aware of this as it can save a lot of money.

    The second link below is for general suggestions and comments about the library as a whole.
    Recommend a book

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,590 ✭✭✭Pigwidgeon

    Just doing a bit of a clean up of the stickies, so I'll put links to some of the other useful threads in here:

    Off Topic Chat

    Things to do during lecture gaps

    Accomodation Thread

    Student Surveys

    Academic calender 2013/14

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,338 ✭✭✭squishykins

    DIT's Facebook Page, Twitter and Youtube

    DIT Admissions Facebook Page

    DITSU on Facebook

    DITSU Ents on Facebook

    DIT Societies Officer

    DIT Sports on Facebook

    SUSI on Facebook


    Don't forget that most clubs and socs are on Facebook or Twitter too, and communicate to their members through it!

  • Registered Users Posts: 36,145 ✭✭✭✭ED E

    Snapchat? *facepalm*

  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 4,971 Mod ✭✭✭✭G_R



    Seriously? ffs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,338 ✭✭✭squishykins

    Seriously? ffs.

    It's nothing important, just if you happen to use it they can be funny :P

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