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As part of the ongoing development of teaching and learning here in MTU, the Teaching and Learning Unit (TLU) invites applications from colleagues who are interested in establishing or sustaining an early stage Learning Community (LC).

This initiative, which started in 2019, has already seen 27 Learning Communities established involving 35 departments and in excess of 100 staff members within/across academic departments and central services.

FInd out more about LCs and the existing TLU supported LCs in MTU


The purpose of the fund is to build capacity and sustainability within either a discipline specific or cross disciplinary area. Accordingly, we would suggest a simple semester long action plan initially that will promote inclusivity and collaboration. The outcome of this development phase for instance may be the generation of new knowledge, the highlighting of priority areas or the identification of a “best practice approach” within the new LC that is sustainable and supported through future semesters.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss your application prior to submitting, particularly if this is your first time in applying, then you can contact:

  • Prof Jim O'Mahony, TLU, Ext 5485 or jim.omahony@mtu.ie

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