- What We Do:
- Do you have loads of free stuff?
- Can I organise my own events and advertise through the Students Union?
- Can I put up posters on DIT sites?
- Can my band play at a DITSU event?
- Why are DITSU events so expensive?
- Can I get a 'press pass' to allow me take photos at DITSU events?
- Can I submit photos that DITSU might then publish in the magazine or put on Facebook?
Q. What We Do:
WE DO LOADS! We're the people who put together all the DIT Students' Union events. We organise Freshers Week, RAG Week, the BIG Bash, and the Graduation Balls etc. We're also the very same people who try to get external companies to give us loads of money so we can spend it on keeping DIT students happy. Tougher than you might think, you know!
Q. Do you have loads of free stuff?
No. We don't have loads of free stuff. We do put time and effort into GETTING free stuff for ye but it doesn't mean we have a secret warehouse full of free stuff that can be accessed on a whim. We do of course, through our huge network of contacts, from time to time, come across other free stuff but to be honest it's largely in the laps of the gods.
Q. Can I organise my own events and advertise through the Students Union?
You can, of course, organise your own events. However, at any point in time we probably have our own stuff that we're advertising and promoting and can not, usually, help you promote something you're running yourself. There are many ways we might support an event, so do come talk to us and, quite simply, we'll do what we can.
Q. Can I put up posters on DIT sites?
Nope. We're tasked with controlling what goes up on notice boards etc. so you can't put stuff up without clearing it through us first. This applies to external organisations / clubs / pubs etc as well as to students who may be involved in something they're looking to promote. Again, come talk to us.
Q. Can my band play at a DITSU event?
Maybe. We do have opportunities from time to time for bands to play at our events. Generally these are support slots. The best thing to do is pop into us with a demo cd or send us a link to your Myspace or come in and talk to us. We'll need to hear your band and see what kind of stuff ye do and whether it'd fit with any of the gigs we're running.
Q. Why are DITSU events so expensive?
They're not! We work long and hard to keep ticket prices for our gigs as reasonable as possible. Generally, if you look at the line-up for our gigs and check how much the bands / djs cost to see elsewhere in Dublin recently you'll see that we're significantly cheaper. That's the aim. Any time this is NOT the case, feel free to come ask us and we'll gladly explain why.
Q. Can I get a 'press pass' to allow me take photos at DITSU events?
Come talk to us well in advance of the event and we'll see. We do have a Communications Department who generally take photos at our events. We also have a professional photographer we employ for some of our bigger events and are not in the habit of giving out LOADS of passes for each gig. But do come talk to us. Options are always good.
Q. Can I submit photos that DITSU might then publish in the magazine or put on Facebook?
Of course you can, by all means! Email them into firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do use them you will be very much credited with having taken them for the world to see!