POSTPONED: BICS Student Network Event + Society Training Day

This Event is Postponed, we will be in touch with a more suitable date for the BICS Student Network meetup


BICS is hosting two events on September 14th and 15th in DIT.

All the Events take place in DIT Aungier Street

The events are:

The BICS Student Networking Event and Society Training Day

BICS Student Networking Event

Thursday September 14th & 15th in DIT 

This event is for all the BICS Student Reps, each member college has a minimum of 2 reps: 

  • The BICS Student Board Member, this is usually your elected society student admin/representative person often a member of your SU.
  • The second BICS rep is your Student Network  Rep, this is the person elected/nominated to be your BICS contact with the other colleges for your societies promoting and supporting intervarsity events and inter college communication.
  • Some colleges will also have a third rep, The BICS Awards Rep who will support their societies entering the BICS Awards and will be their liaison person with the Awards Admin Team at the BICS Awards next April 13th (Friday) in the Radisson Hotel, Little Island, Cork.


Thursday 14th September

6.30pm Registration 

7.00pm Introduction to BICS
What is BICS, The role of the Board and Executive explained, The role of the BICS Student Reps explored, important BICS Events for the coming academic year outlined. See the BICS Constitution here

8.00pm Meet & Eat
Social Event to get to know each other and make connections with food and refreshments.

9.00pm Social Event

Friday 15th September

9.30am – 11.30pm BICS Networking Reps Planning Meeting
Assigning roles on the Network and discussing plans and possibilities for the network for the coming year. Election of BICS Student Rep for the BICS Executive. There are 2 BICS Student reps on the BICS Executive and one position has become vacant.

11.30pm – 12.00pm Finalising Plans
Presenting ideas and plans to the BICS Executive.

12.00pm – 12.30pm Network Reps and BICS Executive Working Lunch.


Society Training Day

Friday September 15th in DIT Aungier Street

This event is open to all staff and students from third level colleges, it is aimed at society students and staff involved in supporting their own societies and also society committee members.

Member College Student €20, Staff €40
Non Member College Student €40 Staff €60


11.30am-12.30pm Registration and Lunch.

12.30pm – 2.30pm Sponsorship and Fundraising Master Class
Facilitated by Jim Kelly.After a spell in retail banking, Jim enjoyed a thirteen-year stint managing brand communications and philanthropic efforts within AIB Group, where he had full responsibility for a number of national projects such as the Ryder Cup 2006 and the Better Ireland Programme. He also developed and managed the sponsorship department of the bank that included all areas of communication such as direct mail, advertising, PR and merchandising. In 2010, Jim was seconded to the Dublin Institute of Technology, assisting with the development of all external philanthropy and fundraising initiatives for the DIT Foundation. Jim left AIB Bank (and DIT) in 2012, to work as a communications consultant with the Central Bank of Ireland on a project basis. Jim holds a Bachelor of Financial Services Degree from UCD, is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and a past council member of the Ireland Funds. In 2012, Jim completed a Digital Marketing Course with the MII and is a member of many online business action group.

Session Description
What is the difference between sponsorship and fundraising?  In the session Jim will tell you all the insider doos and donts when it comes to establishing a rewarding relationship with a sponsor and how to maintain that relationship. What do sponsors what and how to target the perfect one for your society. 

2.30pm – 3.15pm The BICS Awards Explained
The categories explained, How to prepare for the Awards, How to enter for an award, what to expect at the Awards, what makes a good portfolio.  The national Society Awards will take place on Friday April 13th, Cork, Thursday April 12th for Adjudicators. 
3.15pm -3.30pm Tea Break

3.30pm – 4.30pm On-line Training: ‘How to Organise Successful Meetings’
How to create on-line training modules for your societies,   One example explored in detail  ‘Successful Meetings: minutes, agendas and the role of the secretary’ An introduction on how to create your own modules using Camtasia and Articulate.
NUI Galway Societies office has spent the summer creating a complete suite of on line-training modules for their societies, in this session the developers will share what they have learnt and also the module on ‘meeting organisation’ which has re-worked the BICS Ultimate Guide section on ‘The power of the Minute Maker’ as an on line tool for training and will be available to BICS members. 
4.30pm – 5.30pm Socs Can Be Fun: 
Interactive workshop on the use of icebreakers and how to have fun at your meetings and engage your members. (will include a handout on games for different occasions) 
5.30pm – 6.00pm. Digital Badges
What are they, and how can you award them to your societies.
Please register below or Here by September 12th.



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