Afternoon parallel session details

Afternoon parallel sessions (B) 1345 – 1500

Each of the sessions allows for questions and answers so there will be the opportunity to explore in more detail some of what comes up during the session itself. But remember – the UCD presenters are all colleagues of yours so they are only every a phone call or email away if you want to follow up with them after the event.

Session overview

Talks and presenters

Session 1: Streamlining – making better easier

Location: E1.17

See how colleagues have used their imagination and technology to make processes easier and the colleagues they work with happier. What a wonderful win/win combination. This session showcases streamlining and creativity which makes the new possible and the old better…

Talk 1: Bridging the divide: Collaboration to deliver online exhibitions

Rosalind Pan and Assoc. Professor Deirdre Raftery 

Talk 2: Streamlining  UCD Students Financial aid applications and payments

Aisling O’Grady

Talk 3: ‘Why don’t you just stop filling in paper forms and go out and do something less boring instead?’

Eamonn O’Neill

Talk 4: Making everyone happy – the research scholarships application and processing portal

Stephen Manuel

Talk 5: Enabling UCD’s Global Engagement Priorities – UCD International & Management Services Unit (MSU). 

Shauna Hughes, Eva Page, Bronwyn O’Callaghan, Amy Carroll and Martin Hurley

Session 2: Researching smarter together

Location: E2.16

The research community in UCD is wide, diverse and always evolving, with the same kind of variety and change to be seen in our broader environment too. This session looks at how we shape the research ecosystem in response: creating communities, responding to needs, building tools, leading the way.

Talk 1: “Alone we stagger but together we stand: The Joint Research Network NMH & UCD working in partnership to reduce the theory and practice divide”

Mary Brosnan, Dr Barbara Coughlan, Sarah Cullen, Lucille Sheehy and Dr Denise O’Brien

Talk 2: “Fostering Research Impact at UCD: The Why, What and How”

Dr Ciara Leonard,  Emma Fadden and Liam Cleere

Session 3: Reaching out in new ways

Location: H1.49

When we look at our community of colleagues and students across the campus, sometimes we see distinct clusters that need particular supports or attention. Four areas show how they recognised a group with particular needs and came up with new ways of meeting them.

Talk 1: “Collaboration and changing perspectives: an Agile journey in UCD Library”

Catherine Ryan, Joe Nankivell, Hayley Burke

Talk 2: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success”: Supporting students with disabilities in their learning spaces on and off campus.

Dr Lisa Padden, Julie Tonge and Dr Phil Halligan


Talk 3: “Does more than it says on the tin: not just an online internship application system”

Dr Teresa Lee and Eibhlín Loughman

Session 4: Explosive ideas

Location: H2.38

Sometimes a simple idea or basic need creates the unexpected and makes the unimagined possible. What happens when you draw the ‘peripheral’ into the mainstream, innovate in the undergraduate curriculum, mesh experts and expertise, or create a bees elective? This session is one way to find out.

Talk 1: Open learning – a metaphor for mainstreaming and collaboration in UCD

Dr Jennifer Doyle and Dr Bairbre Fleming

Talk 2: EdTECx Series – Showcasing & supporting educational technology

Trish Mountjoy, Leone Gately 

Talk 3: Working with bees and greens at Rosemount to produce smart honey

Dr Brian Tobin, Edmond Kirwan, Sorcha Mulcahy

Talk 4: Discovery modules – collaboration, creativity and interdisciplinary brought to the classroom

Eilis Hennessy

Session 5: Using the right brain…

Location: Moore Auditorium 

It may be one of the great cliches – right brain is ‘the arts and creativity’, the left brain is ‘logic and engineering’ – but find out what happens when you let the ‘right’ brain loose… when you move outside the tramlines and come at bigger things in a new way.

 Talk 1: En route to the 2017 UCD Festival

Sheila Morris, Mark Simpson 

Talk 2: Reaching out: The UCD Community Choir

Assoc. Prof. Patricia Maguire

Talk 3: Poets’ voices: Building the Irish Poetry reading archive at UCD

Dr Lucy Collins and Ursula Byrne

Talk 4: Letting go of certainties – the UCD artists in residence programme

Emer O’Boyle and Prof. Lorraine Hanlon