What are Universities for?

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National University of Ireland is hosting an online seminar, ‘What are Universities for? Exploring Irish university education and the public good’ at 11.30am on Friday, 8th October 2021.

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The event will mark the launch of NUI Discussion Paper No.2 The Contribution of Mass Higher Education in Ireland to the Public Good: Perceptions within and outside Irish universities.

The event will be Chaired by Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President, NUI Galway.

What are Universities for? Exploring Irish university education and the public good.

Schedule

11.30 Webinar Opens – Dr Maurice Manning, NUI Chancellor

11.35 Part 1 – The Contribution of Mass Higher Education in Ireland to the Public Good

  • Dr Ann Averill: The Contribution of Mass Higher Education in Ireland to the Public Good: Perceptions within and outside Irish universities
  • Prof Andrew Loxley: Response

12.05 Part 2 – Student Perspectives on the Value of University Education

  • Prof Rachel Brooks: EuroStudents – Constructing the Higher Education Student: A comparative study of six European Countries
  • Clare Austick: Response

12.35 Part 3 – Panel Discussion

Prof Marie Clarke (UCD) joins the speakers for a discussion chaired by Prof Ó hÓgartaigh.

Speakers

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaighProfessor Ó hÓgartaigh is President of NUI, Galway and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the National University of Ireland
Dr Maurice ManningDr Manning is the Chancellor of the National University of Ireland
Dr Ann AverillDr Averill is the 2018-2020 NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Social Sciences
Professor Andrew LoxleyProfessor Loxley is a founding member of the Centre for Cultures and Academic Values (CAVE) at Trinity College Dublin
Professor Rachel BrooksProfessor Brooks is Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Surrey
Ms Clare AustickMs Austick is the 2021-22 President of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI)
Professor Marie ClarkeProfessor Clarke is Dean of Undergraduate Studies at University College Dublin

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