Griffith College is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution, with four centrally located campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Griffith College enjoys a national and growing international reputation for student success. The College has gained an enviable, award winning reputation for providing students with first class lectures and excellent study material.
Griffith College offers students the opportunity to enrol in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as short and professional courses. Griffith’s QQI accredited courses are offered in diverse areas such as; business, accountancy, computing, law, design, communications, media, music and drama.
Earn and Learn Initiative for School Leavers
Griffith College has launched an Earn and Learn initiative, working with employers such as the Central Bank of Ireland to offer school leavers the opportunity to enter the workforce and study part-time.
This initiative piloted last year by Griffith and the Central Bank saw school leavers commence work with the company while enrolling in a QQI accredited part-time course at the national institution. This part-time study requires students to be on campus one evening a week while simultaneously earning a wage from the employer. Interested students are reviewed, interviewed and approved by a panel from Griffith College.
Griffith College Supports DEIS schools with Bursary Initiatives
Griffith College has partnered with the Institute of Advertising Practitioners Ireland (IAPI) to launch a €10,000 Creative Bursary for DEIS schools across Ireland. This bursary is intended to increase the students interest in creative subjects. Paired with the monetary bursary, successful applicants will benefit from experiential learnings from IAPI’s member agencies, such as workshops and training. Interested schools have been asked to submit a project rebranding the school.
This is Griffith’s second DEIS sponsored bursary following a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) bursary worth €10,000 which benefitted 5 schools in Dublin and Cork, in partnership with CPL. St. John’s De La Salle, Ballyfermot was presented with a €5,000 cheque from the President of Griffith College Prof. Diarmuid Hegarty. This bursary will be used to improve the STEAM related equipment in the school.
Spotlight on: Jaguar Land Rover Employee and Computing Graduate, Donal Byrne
Griffith College Computing Science graduate Donal Byrne forged a successful path following on from his studies at Griffith.
Speaking about his journey from education to employment, Donal said, “During college, my passion for software development and AI grew. By the time I reached my final year I knew that the only job I wanted was in AI and machine learning. Since leaving Griffith I have joined the AI & Algorithms team at Jaguar Land Rover. I learned a lot during my time at Griffith. During 3rd year students have the opportunity to take on an internship for the second semester. This experience was invaluable for me and taught me essential skills that played a big role in where I am now. If possible I would urge future students to start looking for internships early and take every opportunity they can.”
Award Winning Blended Learning Initiative
Griffith College was recognised as the Best Online Learning Experience at the Education Awards 2019 for its BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Blended) programme. The blended programme commenced three years ago to facilitate students who are eager to further their education but who require a level of flexibility to do so.
The programme, which is delivered through weekly webinars, online lectures and activities, requires students to attend the campus just once a month for traditional lectures. Students with an interest in blended learning can choose from a wide range of courses in specialised areas such as, Law, Business, Education, Computing and Accountancy.
Griffith College Supporting Women in Sport with Camogie Sponsorship
To show its collective support for local sports teams, young girls and women in sport, Griffith College sponsored Kevin’s Hurling and Camogie club. In the lead up to the Féile na nGael 2019, Griffith partnered with its local GAA club, Kevin’s to sponsor the U-14 camogie team. This sponsorship saw the U-14 team provided with new kit for the upcoming two years.
Griffith College acknowledges and appreciates the value that Kevin’s is adding to the community and the importance of involving girls and women in sporting activities. The club offers training and development through training of referees and coaches from a young age which aids the development of confidence in children and promotes leadership skills.
Griffith College Offers On-Campus Accommodation for 600 Dublin Based Students
Griffith College has 165 apartments that are available for rent to students who study at the national institution and other third-level Dublin institutes or universities.
The accommodation, located on South Circular Road is just 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and can accommodate more than 600 students in its 165 apartments. There is 24-hour security and CCTV in operation to guarantee safety. These apartments house between three and four students, are self-serving apartments where students will have access to 2 shared bathrooms, bedrooms and a kitchen/living area.