Student Life

Students in the School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences are based in a number of locations throughout the city.  Social Sciences students are based in the new DIT campus at Grangegorman; Languages students are based in Cathal Brugha Street and in Kevin Street; Law students are based in Aungier Street.

Please see below information about the various campuses of DIT, as well as information about student accommodation.

 


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Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

A few minutes walk from Stephens’ Green, and close to Kevin Street, the Aungier Street campus is one of the largest in DIT and is built on the historically important site of the old Jacobs Biscuits factory, scene of fierce fighting in the 1916 Rising.

In addition to the Department of Legal Studies , the College of Business, which is also the largest business school in Ireland, the School of Media are also based in Aungier Street.  Student facilities include the excellent library; students’ union area; computer rooms and cafeteria.  Many conferences and lecture series also take place in this location during the academic year.

Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 8

A few minutes walk from Stephens’ Green, DIT Kevin Street is built on the site of the original technical school established in 1887 which is part of DIT’s proud history.   A number of areas of study for which DIT is quite famous are based here.  In addition to the School of Languages, they include some of  the College of Sciences and Health; the School of Control Systems and Electrical Engineering; the School of Electronic and Communication Engineering; and the National Bakery School.

The campus also houses some of DIT’s recreational facilities, including the newly refurbished FitToGo club which includes a swimming pool a sports hall, a climbing wall and top of the range gym.  The FitToClub also has regular fitness classes throughout the day.

The DIT campus at Grangegorman is located in the heart of Dublin and is just 1km from O’Connell Street. Its close neighbours include Smithfield to the south; Stoneybatter to the west; Broadstone to the east; and Phibsboro and the North Circular Road to the North.

As it’s so central, the Grangegorman campus is very accessible on foot, by bike, by Luas and by various bus routes.

Find out how to get to DIT grangegorman here.

What's on the Grangegorman Campus?

Catering Facilities

The catering service, serving hot food and snacks, will be located in The Courtyard, Rathdown House. In addition, vending machines will be available in the major buildings around the campus.

Library Services

The library service will be located in Rathdown House.

Wi-Fi

The whole Grangegorman campus – inside and in the open areas – will be WiFi enabled, with excellent coverage so you can be online and in touch wherever you are on campus.

Sports Facilities

A fitness studio (suitable for dance classes, pilates, yoga, etc,) and a fitness suite (with resistance and cardio-vascular machines, strength and conditioning area, free weights, small assessment area, and reception desk), will both be provided in the Glassmonogue building. Both facilities will be co-located with associated showers / changing facilities.

Sports facilities include:

  • All-weather pitch and associated floodlighting
  • Tennis courts (3) / all-weather training area – floodlit
  • Multi-use games area – tarmac court for basketball / kick-around
  • Jogging track – with lighting, around the all-weather and turf pitches
  • There are also full-size turf GAA and soccer pitches at Grangegorman but these will not be available immediately as the reseeding process requires at least one full growing season before use.

Spaces for events

A small multi-purpose event space will be provided in the Bradogue building for student organisations – workshops, rehearsals, etc.

St Laurence, the Catholic Church built in 1850, has been designed as a multi-purpose space that can be used for exhibitions, rehearsals, workshops, speakers, receptions, meditation as well as religious service. The Bradogue building will also have a social area, with comfortable seating room for a pool table etc.

Local Facilities

The Park Shopping Centre is beside the campus on Prussia Street, with a Tesco, ATM, pharmacy, bakery/deli, post office, medical centre, hairdresser/barbers, laundry/dry cleaners and a number of other small retail units. Stoneybatter and Smithfield have cafes, bars and restaurants.

Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin 1

Situated at the top of O’Connell Street, one of Dublin’s main streets, DIT Cathal Brugha Street has been synonymous with the hospitality and catering industry in Ireland since 1941.  Some of the College of Arts and Tourism is based here, although certain lectures may take place in some other locations close by.

DIT has block booked suitable student accommodation with external providers for 2014/2015. Booking this accommodation particularly helps students coming to Dublin for the first time and settles the student quicker into college life and becoming familiar with Dublin city. It is recommended that you start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. Due to a shortage of accommodation in Dublin in the last year it may be difficult to obtain suitable accommodation in August and September.


Find out more about accommodation here