National Success for IADT at Enactus Social Enterprise Competition

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The Enactus competition aims to empower third level students to become the socially conscious leaders of tomorrow and to enact positive social change using social entrepreneurial business models. Enactus brings companies and colleges together to help students improve the lives of beneficiaries.


Rob McCullagh and IADT Enactus student team pictured above.

IADT came joint third and Rob McCullagh, IADT lecturer in Digital Business, won the ‘Faculty Adviser’ award in this year’s national Enactus Ireland finals.

IADT also won the ‘Spirit of Enactus’ award for dedication to the Enactus social enterprise programme over the years. Huge congratulations and appreciation to all our Enactus students, business advisers and faculty advisers since IADT entered this amazing competition in 2015.

This year’s projects address the impact of poverty on education and the lack of awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals amongst young people. The attached annual report describes these amazing projects. The team, a combination of students from the psychology and business programmes, is already working on developing the projects to help as many people as possible.

Read IADT’s Annual Enactus Report.

IADT Enactus student team: Natasha Cloran, Denise Greene, Sarah Healy, Alex Hayward Healy, Luke O’Neill, Anamarija Kuran, Fionn Dorley, Cormac Lalor, Matthew Bardon, Ruairi O’Sullivan, Amelia Herbaczewska, Andrew Nolan and Jack ReillyTeam mentor: Rob McCullagh.

Faculty advisers: Siobhan Gallagher, Therese Moylan, Hannah Barton, John Greaney, Oran O’Halloran, Kieron Branagan, Stefan Paz Berrios and Conor Heagney.

Business advisers: Matthew Hayden, Daniel O’Shea, Luke Fitzgerald, Colin Lewis & Ciaran McCormack.

About IADT

Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Dún Laoghaire

Ireland’s only institute of art, design and technology with a specific focus on the creative cultural and technological sectors, IADT is alive with ideas, innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Explore what’s on offer, and we hope you’ll decide that IADT is the perfect place for your third level adventure.

We believe in the future at IADT. As you’ll see from the exciting range of courses on offer, we have earned our unique reputation as Ireland’s leading creative, cultural and technological higher education provider.

We are proud that our courses offer excellent teaching and learning opportunities to all students. We believe in the power of connecting, collaborating and creativity. That’s why our unique new Digital Media Building (opening 2020) will be at the forefront of innovation and technology, and a pioneer in education for the emerging digital industries.

With a reputation for being innovative, technologically savvy and resourceful, our graduates are fully prepared for a life in the creative, cultural and technological industries. From Art, Visual Communication Design, Applied Psychology, and Creative Computing, to Arts Management, New Media Studies and Entrepreneurship, across all our courses our students learn from talented, committed staff who are strong on research and industry practice, and benefit from the support of industry and cultural partners such as IBM, Intel and IMMA.

IADT is also home to the National Film School, Ireland’s centre of excellence for education and training in film, design for stage and screen, animation, and broadcasting. Make your next move in education with IADT – and discover what your future holds.