The Dublin Institute of Technology held its graduation ceremony on Saturday February 25, 2017, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. Among those receiving awards were graduates from the Society of Chartered Surveyors/Dublin Institute of Technology partnership programmes.
We are delighted to recognise the achievements of our graduates, all of whom successfully accomplished their awards while working full-time. Part-time programmes are not easy. They require commitment from both students and employers. We are delighted to record that feedback from employers is more than positive and we acknowledge the commitment required on the part of the student.
There were 23 graduates from the BSc in Property Studies; this was the first cohort to graduate from this programme since 2012. The programme continues to be extremely popular and relevant to those working in the profession seeking an academic qualification. The Higher Certificate in Property & Facility Management saw 15 graduates.
This programme is a feeder course onto the ordinary degree in Property and Facility Management and an important qualification in its own right.
Also in attendance at the ceremony were Claire Solon, President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, and Áine Myler, Director General, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland.


Back row (from left): Jonathan Melvin; Graham Bell; Ewa Kolorz; Colin Smyth; John Cairns; Gary Nielson; John Fitzsimons; Barry Finnegan; and Kevin P. O’Connor. Front Row (from left): Claire Flannelly; Elaine Walsh; Karen Burke; Tom Dunne, Head of the School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT; Claire Solon, SCSI President; Martin Hanratty, Assistant Head, School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT; Sam Carthy; Michael Smyth; and, Fiona Delaney.