Programme

 

HERE Virtual Study Visit
Universities and the employability agenda: Strategies, student support and industry partnership 

 26-28 May, 2021

Hosted by Dublin City University (DCU)

PROGRAMME

Thursday, 27 May 2021

*The 9:15 and 10:30 morning sessions are open to all Higher Education Reform Experts upon pre-registration. The remaining sessions are reserved for core participants who have been nominated to attend the event and also conduct preparatory work.

Time

Irish Standard Time

Session

9.15*

William Kelly, Deputy Registrar and Dean of Teaching & Learning, DCU - MC

Study Visit Opening

  • Michael Gaebel, Director, Higher Education Policy, European Universities Association
  • Franco Burgio, Programme Manager, Executive Agency for Culture, Education and Audiovisual (EACEA) of the European Commission

9.30*

DCU Welcome Address

Professor Daire Keogh, President, DCU

9.35*

Transforming lives and societies: DCU, a University of impact

Speaker: Professor Lisa Looney, Vice President Academic Affairs (Registrar), DCU

10.15

Break

10.30*

The Irish context: higher education, skills and employability

Speaker:  Nora Trench Bowles, Head of Lifelong Learning, Skills and Quality, Irish Universities Association

11.15

Break

11.45

Findings from the HERE pre-survey

Elizabeth Colucci, EUA

12.00

A central hub for employability –  the DCU Careers Service

Speaker:  Yvonne McLoughlin, Head of Service, DCU Careers Service

12.45

Break

13.00

Transforming lives through access to the workplace

Speakers:

  • Inis Fitzpatrick, Access to the Workplace Coordinator, DCU
  • Professor David Collings, DCU Professor of Human Resource Management and Associate Dean for Research, DCU Business School
  • Gemma Treacy (DCU Alumna)

13.45

Break

14.00

Embedding employability within the curriculum

Speakers:

  • Yvonne McLoughlin, Head of Service, DCU Careers Service
  • Elaine Daly, Careers Consultant, DCU Careers Service
  • Siobhan Murphy, Careers Consultant, DCU Careers Service
  • Professor Enda McGlynn, School of Physical Sciences, DCU

14.45

CLOSE

 

Friday, 28 May 2021   

(Closed session)

Time

Irish Standard Time

Session

8.30

Industry collaboration & co-creation – the DCU Business School experience

 

Speakers:

  • Professor Yseult Freeney, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, DCU Business School
  • Mr Eoghan Stack, Director of Commercial Business Development, DCU Business School

9.15

Break

9.30

Autism and employment (workshop format)

 

Speakers:

  • Susan Madigan, Senior Occupational Therapist, DCU Disability & Learning Support Service
  • Fiona Earley, Autism Friendly University Coordinator, DCU

10.15

Break

10.30

Structured Mentorship Programme: Connecting graduates with second year students

Speakers:

  • Yvonne McLoughlin, Head of Service, DCU Careers Service
  • Ross Munnelly, Director of Alumni Relations, DCU

11.15

Break

11.45

Remote working and remote internships – learning from our response to the global pandemic

Speakers:

  • Maeve Long, Head of Service & Programme Coordinator, DCU INTRA Internships
  • Paul Bester, IT Manager, General Motors
  • Rhiannon Bradley, Student (M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering)

12.30

Break

12.45

Microcredentials – in service of big ideas (workshop format)

Speakers:

  • Dr Mairéad Nic Ghiolla Mhicíl, National Institute for Digital Learning, DCU
  • Dr Lynn Ramsey, HCI Multi-Campus Micro-Credentials Project Manager, Irish Universities Association

13.30

Break

13.45

DCU Futures – preparing our graduates for a rapidly-evolving and unpredictable future

Speakers:     

  • Dr Blánaid White, Dean for Strategic Learning Innovation, DCU
  • Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Programme Director, DCU

14.30

Summation

Dr Howard Davies, Senior Advisor, European Universities Association

14.40

Closing remarks

 

  • Franco Burgio, Programme Manager, Executive Agency for Culture, Education and Audiovisual (EACEA) of the European Commission
  • Professor Lisa Looney, VPAA (Registrar), Dublin City University

14.50

CLOSE