University for All Symposium 2023

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University for All Symposium 2023

A Decade of Action of Widening Participation in UCD

By UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, University for All Project Team

When and where

Date and time

Wed, 3 May 2023 10:00 - 14:00 IST


UCD Village UCD Dublin Ireland

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The UCD Widening Participation Committee celebrates a decade of action. Join us as we look back on its achievements and look to the future as we continue to create a University for All. Come and help us shape the future of the inclusion agenda within UCD and beyond.

The programme will feature presentations from key speakers, a performance from the Creative Futures Academy and a roundtable discussion which will give you the opportunity to address where we want inclusion to be in ten years time.

Symposium Programme:

Welcome: Dr Anna Kelly, Director, Access & Lifelong Learning

10:00 - Opening address: Professor Barbara Dooley, Registrar/Deputy President

10:15 - Inclusion in Ireland, Historical perspective: Professor Tom Collins

10:40 - Creating a university for all - students as change makers: Amy Hassett

11:00 - Coffee & ice-cream

11:20 - Inclusive Higher Education - The next 10 years: Jim Breslin, Secretary General of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

11:40 - Turn & Talk discussion, led by Professor John Brannigan, Chair, University Widening Participation Committee

What are the key lessons from the past?What are the priorities for the next decade? What do we want to celebrate in 2032?

12:30 - Performance by UCD Creative Futures Academy

Close - Dr Bairbre Fleming, Deputy Director, Access & Lifelong Learning

13:00 - Lunch

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