Learning Innovation Unit, Dublin City University
Learning Innovation Unit
The Campus Engage Network
The Campus Engage Network was established in 2007 to harness and promote civic engagement activities within Irish HEIs. The initiative has been funded for three years by the Irish government through the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Strategic Innovation Fund 1 (SIF), totaling 1.4 million Euro.
The founding institutions are Dublin City
University, University of Limerick, National University of Ireland
Maynooth, National University of Ireland Galway (lead partner) and
University College Dublin.
is envisaged that Campus Engage will become the national platform where
HEIs on the island of Ireland can collaborate to support civic
engagement opportunities (volunteering, community-based learning,
service-learning, mentoring and so on).
objective of the network is to increase the number of opportunities
(both formal and informal) students have to engage with their
communities through civic activities while in higher education.
Resources and events
Campus Engage will generate resources which will include:
- A database of best practice in the area of volunteering, community-based learning and other civic engagement activities in Irish higher education;
- A community of practitioners that have implemented civic engagement activities and are willing to share their expertise and experience;
- A set of books, papers and guides to help institutes of higher education to develop and manage civic engagement activities.
addition, the network will organise a range of seminars hosted by the
founding institutions, with a range of national and international guest
speakers, and training workshops for institutions interested in
enabling activities on their campus.
If you would like to find out more about the network as it develops, log onto www.campusengage.ie.