Summer School 2022 Programme

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Full Programme

Day 1 - Tuesday 31st May 2022

Where: Online via MS Teams (a link will be sent to participants in advance)

When: 09:30-13:00

TIMETOPIC 
09:30-10:00

Welcome and Introductions

  • Prof. Vincent Cunnane - President, Technological University Shannon (TUS)
  • Dr Nita Mishra - Chairperson of DSAI
  • Dr Maura Clancy – Dean of Faculty, TUS
  • Dr Catherine Corcoran – Chairperson, TUS
 
10:00-13:00Guest Speakers 
10:00-10:45Researching and ‘measuring’ sustainability through the perspective of local lives
Dr Mark Garavan, Atlantic Technological University
 
10.45-11:30

Researching sexual wellbeing together with young co-researchers – insights from the study ‘Say it out loud – sexual wellbeing matters’ 

Dr Lucia Rost, Head of Research at PLAN International

 
11:30-12:15Nutrition and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Dr Stephanie Wrottesley, ENN
 
12:15-13:00Graduating from Poverty in Malawi
Thokozani Kalanje, CONCERN Worldwide
 
13:00Lunch Break 
14:00-15:30Breakout Sessions - Participants will choose one of the following topics: 
 Gender Panel
This panel will address key issues regarding the gendered dimensions of development focussing on Pakistan and Ghana and Research in a Conflict Situation
  • Sarah Zipp, University of Stirling
  • Aneeqa Malik, Trans4m Communiversity Associates (TCA) co-founder
  • Zahbia Yousuf
The Hardware of the SDGs
This panel will look at Health in Nepal, Water and Renewable Energy in other African countries.
  • Dickson Boateng, University of Limerick
  • Frank Houghton, TUS
  • Dr Josephine Treacy, TUS
15:30-16:15Plenary Sessions 
 

Migrants Rights and Refugee Rights in Ireland
Dr Yomi Ogunsanya and Dr Carol Ballantine

Moderator: Dr Carole Wrenn, TUS

 
16:15-16:30Wrap Up - Catherine Corcoran, TUS 

 

Day 2 - Wednesday 1st June

Where:This second day of the Programme will take place ‘live and in-person’ in Thurles. 

When: Participants should arrive at 9.30 for a 10 am start.

TIMETOPIC 
09:30

Registration and Coffee

 
09:45-10:30

Plenary Session

Conference Centre

 
09:45-10:00

Welcome and Introductions

Mr Seamus Hoyne, Dean, Flexible and Work Based Learning, TUS
Participants will be introduced to the purpose of the day which is to work as an active member of a team in order to advise on development policy based on the SDGs.

 
10:00-10:30The transition to the 2015 agreement of the UN SDGs and the framework of the "Wedding Cake Model"
Clifford Guest, Lecturer Sustainable Development, TUS
 
10:30-13:00

Breakout Sessions

Participants will break into four groups and each will explore the core problem of incorporating the SDGs into their own work. This will happen with the assistance of an experienced facilitator who will be available throughout the day to guide the process. Each group will be encouraged to move out of their normal, sectoral silos and will be challenged to incorporate new and unexplored SDGs into their own research.

Participants may interested in the publication Groupwork in Higher Education: A Practitioner's Guide as a particular methodology that is used throughout TUS.

 
13:00Lunch Break 
14:00-15:00Continuation of Breakout Sessions  
15:00-16:30 

Group Presentations

Conference Centre

Each workshop will present their findings to the group 

 
16:30

Capstone Speaker and Closing Remarks

Prof. Tom Collins, Educational Policy Analyst

Dr Maura Clancy, TUS

Mr Ciaran Lynch,  Community Engagement Partners Limited

Dr Catherine Corcoran, TUS and Dr Nisha Mishra, Chairperson DSAI

 

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