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DkIT Students Raise Funds for Mental Health Charity SHINE

30 April 2019

Recently, final year students worked together to develop a project that raised vital funds for charity SHINE. The students developed this plan as part of their business ethics class.

Group work is a fundamental part of coursework at DkIT, it allows students to develop their communication skills, interpersonal skills and gives students the opportunity to be more creative, but rarely do students get the opportunity to work together as a whole class to achieve a common goal. But that’s exactly what was achieved by this ambitions group. The students came together and decided exactly what needed to be done and from here divided out the necessary goals so each student had a piece of the puzzle that they needed to complete in order to get to the end goal. In order to fundraise the students had to brainstorm activities that participants could take part in, including a sponsored walk from Omeath to Carlingford and a penalty shootout competition where participants had the chance to win raffle prizes. Together the students raised in excess of €5000 for SHINE.

 DkIT lecturer Shane Hill commented:

 It has been a pleasure to watch students participate in this module every year raising money for various different charities”

Shane continues:

This particular business ethics module has been going for a number of years with the charity event aspect at the forefront. It has been tremendously successful. Successful from the point of view of students and student involvement. The amount of learning involved in the module is wonderful. It is successful from the point of view of charities as well, the charity this year is Shine. Shine is such an appropriate charity in terms of the importance of mental health and with mental health being very much to the fore in terms of conversation and empowering people as well as families. Shine do such a wonderful job in that regard. The School of Business and Humanities are delighted to be involved today. It is a highly important and positive day for all of us. It is something that students will remember long after they graduate.”


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