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Third Level

Suas Educational Development has been our strategic partner for development education in third level colleges since 2012. They currently work in seven colleges across Ireland delivering a range of awareness-raising activities, development education courses and facilitating initiatives that enable students to take constructive action on global justice issues.

These activities include:

  • The STAND Global Issues Course: Suas run Global Issues Courses on six major campuses in Ireland: Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Maynooth University, University College Cork and NUI Galway.
  • The 8x8 Festival: This annual festival consists of an outdoor exhibition with supporting learning events and activities at ten third level locations around the country.
  • The Ideas Collective: Held over the summer months, this programme inspires and encourages ideas for social or environmental action relating to global issues.
  • Suas raises awareness about key development issues via their online network, including, their social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and their STAND e-newsletter

Learn more about the work of Suas

8x8 Festival run by SUAS under their STAND project, taking place in UCD. STAND celebrates the power of ordinary people to change the world.

Photo Credit: Suas

Primary School Initial Teacher Education

The DICE (Development and Intercultural Education) programme in Initial Teacher Education empowers student teachers to teach about global development issues and to encourage equal respect for one's own and other cultures both locally and globally. Irish Aid supports DICE in all five colleges of education.

Find out more about the DICE programme in your college:

Why not find out more about the DICE programme in your college:

Mary Immaculate College

St Patrick's College of Education

Marino Institute of Education

Froebel College of Education

Church of Ireland College of Education

Or check the DICE website.

Post-Primary School Initial Teacher Education

The Ubuntu Network promotes Development Education in Post-Primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Ireland. Their goal is to support teacher educators and student teachers to engage with local and global development issues, to see how they are relevant to their subject areas and disciplines, and to understand the value that such perspectives bring to teaching.

Launch of the Change Lab at NCAD Gallery

Launch of the Change Lab at NCAD Gallery (Credit: Department of Foreign Affairs)

Irish Aid supports Ubuntu across a number of colleges of education:

National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

University College Cork

University College Dublin

University College Limerick

St. Angela's College

Trinity College Dublin

National College of Art and Design

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Find out more about the Ubuntu programme