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First Student Affairs Ireland Summit takes place at UCC

12 Jun 2019
Paul Moriarty, Chair, Student Affairs Ireland, Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor, President Pat O'Shea, Nóirín Deady, Vice-Chair at the launch of Student Affairs Ireland

The First Student Affairs Ireland Summit took place in UCC on the 11th and 12th of June. More than 400 delegates attended workshops and presentations on topics including included Student Success: Everybody's Business and Critical Incidents and Crisis Management.

UCC was delighted to host this summit which was opened by former UCC President Professor Michael Murphy. Strong relationships and shared responsibilities between student support professionals and academic staff are powerful in supporting students’ academic success and well-being. This summit was an opportunity for Student Affairs professionals to share knowledge, good practice and expertise. It provided a platform for researchers and practitionerers to present new research and to share ideas to enhance student growth, development and success. 

Student Affairs Ireland, formerly know as the Confederation of Student Services Ireland, was formally launched during this event by Minister of State at the Department of Education, Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD. This name change acknowledges the shift in emphasis from service provision to participation in the education process in partnership with academic colleages and students. Student Affairs Ireland aims to lead the community of student affairs professionals in Ireland and to support the holistic development of students as part of their educational experience. You can find out more about Student Affairs Ireland here


For more on this story contact:

Noirín Deady, First Year Experience Coordinator, Admissions Office, 021 490 2780, n.deady@ucc.ie 

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