Date: 11 May 2011 Boole 2 Lecture Theatre University College Cork

22 Jan 2011

This conference offers a forum to debate vital issues for the University in the 21st century.

The distinguished speakers assembled have been considering, influencing and studying various aspects of University education over many years. Their pithy presentations and engagement with delegates in a panel discussion will challenge thinking about what the University is for, and how best it can serve contemporary society.

10.35  Marian Coy, co-author of the Hunt Report and former President of GMIT

11.00  N ed Costello, CEO, Irish Universities Association

11.25  Professor Kathleen Lynch, Chair of Equality Studies, UCD

11.50  Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

12.15  Professor Patrick Prendergast, Provost-Elect, TCD

14.00  Dr Julia Walsh, Director of Sports Studies, School of Education, UCC and Professor Chris Bigum,Griffith University, Australia

14.30  Dr. Stephen O’Brien, Lecturer, School of Education, UCC

15.15  Panel Discussion

School of Education

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