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DkIT Elevate Awards

Elevate yourself, and your CV, by contributing to DkIT life!

Students contribute hugely to the DkIT community in many ways. For example, as Student Ambassadors, Clubs and Societies Officers, Student Representatives and through discipline-specific engagement such as Coder Dojo, H2o Heroes and so on.

The aims of the new DkIT Elevate Awards is to:

    • Recognise and celebrate these contributions,
    • Help students to recognise and evidence the skills they have developed through this engagement, elevating employability.


List of 2020 winners  

Michael Carey, Elin Choi, Laura Henry, Habibul Hira, Alan Kieran, Zhe Lim, Jing Sheng Moey 

With special commendation 

Angelina Shin Yee Jong, Brianán Johnson, Maria Maguire, Aisling Munster, Peter Toplis, Johanna Young

2021 Elevate Awards Now Open

We are now accepting applications for the 2021 Elevate Awards.  The closing date to submit CV and Elevator pitch is 5pm on the 3rd of May.  Eligible engagement activity hours must be completed by this date.

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How to be Considered

Step 1

Complete a minimum of 45 hours of eligible engagement activity* over the past 3 academic years. We have new opportunities available for 2021

*Note, we cannot include activities that are compulsory as part of a course, that receive other academic credit or that are paid.

Step 2

Submit a CV and an elevator pitch that evidence the skills. Need help writing your CV and Elevator Pitch?

Types of Engagement Activities

Student Ambassadors

40 hours (training plus induction, additional hours will also be recognised). 

Clubs and Societies Committee members

15 hours per semester.

Class Representatives

12 hours per academic year.

Coder Dojo

Lead – 4 hours per session | Mentor – 3 hours per session | Mega Dojo/Dojo Mor – 5 hours per session for 2019/20 and 2018/19 


Vex – 5 hours per session | Robocode – 12 hours per competition for 2019/20 and 2018/19 

H2O Heroes

10 hours for 2020/21 and up to 20 for 2019/20 and 2018/19 

Cell Explorers

up to 20 hours for 2019/20 and 2018/19 


DkIT Enhancement Panel

4 hours for training completed and 3 hours per consultation 

Engagement projects

Individual allocations per project.  

DkIT Enhancement Panel 

The DkIT Student Enhancement panel is a panel of volunteer students who are interested in sharing their experiences and providing feedback and advice to inform and support activities that enhance the student experience.  You will be credited with 4 hours for training. Consultations/activities will typically take an hour to an hour and a half.  For each, you will be credited with 3 hours for each that you participate in to cover the consultation, preparation, and follow-up. 

To find out more and to join see 

Need help with CV and Elevator Pitch?

Careers & Employability Support

Familiarise yourself with the ‘CV and Elevator Pitch’ guidance on the ‘DkIT Elevate Award’ section of the Careers Moodle page and use the resources in this section to guide your CV and Elevator Pitch preparation.

Visit Support on Moodle

This scheme has been developed, by students and staff, as part of the Partners in Employability project funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. We gratefully acknowledge the support for the National Forum.