Detailed Programme – Tuesday 9th March:
|10.00-11.00: Koru Mindfulness – What is it and why should I care?
Participants will learn:
|Jean Lynch Counselling Psychologist and Student Counsellor at UCD Student Counselling Service. Certified Koru Mindfulness Teacher.
Dr. Triona Byrne Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead Manager, UCD Student Counselling Service.
Aoife Treacy Counselling Psychologist and Student Counsellor at UCD Student Counselling Service. Clinical assistant for Koru Mindfulness Groups
|11.00-11.30: Not here, don’t fear – How UCD Student Services supports students across the Globe
UCD Student Services is responsible for a large part of the non-academic student support side of UCD. Through our services students make meaningful connections to each other, to Clubs and Societies and to UCD and we support their health and wellbeing both directly and indirectly. During the Covid Pandemic these supports had to be re-imagined. During this session you will discover how we engaged 1200 students around the globe and delivered over €23,000 to St Vincent de Paul and what we learnt while delivering Zoom fitness and wellbeing sessions to a database of over 2,500 participants amoungst a host of other exciting developments.A second device (eg phone) may be helpful for participants as the presenters intend to use polling software.
|Jason Masterson, Head of Service, UCD Student Services. Jason has worked at UCD Student Services for over a decade and now looks after a portfolio including the UCD Student Centre, UCD Orientation and Service delivery projects across UCD Student Services sub-units. Recently, Jason has led the Role out of Silvercloud our digital therapy service, UCD Student Centre’s Covid-19 Response and the re-design of UCD Orientation.
Mags D’Arcy, Communications Officer, UCD Student Services. Mags connects our key service offerings across a wide range of social, physical and wellbeing supports directly to students and the wider UCD Community. Most notably since the pandemic hit, she led IT development and delivery of the Reopening Campus Website and delivered the strategic marketing, advertising and registration plans for UCD100, Zoom online fitness classes and the UCD Student Health Covid Consultant Platform.
|11.30-12.00: Motivating Students in a Virtual World: How Healthy UCD Adapted to Promoting Wellbeing Remotely
Healthy UCD was faced with a challenge when we found ourselves working and studying remotely – how could we continue to motivate students to look after their wellbeing in this challenging “new normal”. In association with UCD Student Services, we devised and developed a challenge for UCD students called UCD100, where they signed up to complete 100km in 30 days while raising money for charity. This session will cover the people and expertise needed to make UCD100 happen, how we successfully motivated over 1200 UCD students to sign up and how we endeavoured to keep them engaged for the duration of the challenge. We will also share our advice for others who may be planning to roll out a virtual initiative in UCD and reflect on areas where we feel there is still room for improvement. The presentation will include some interactive elements to get a sense of the challenges others in UCD have faced in carrying out their work remotely and give an opportunity for them to share how they have overcome these challenges.
|Maria Heffernan is a Research Assistant with Healthy UCD since April 2020. She graduated with a BSc in Human Nutrition from UCD in 2017 and subsequently undertook a research assistant position in the area of B vitamins and healthy aging, followed by a research MSc in the same area, graduating in 2020.
Brian Mullins is Director of Sport and Health Promotion at UCD since May 2000. The Healthy UCD initiative was launched in 2016 when the Healthy UCD strategy – endorsed by UMT – commenced its work, led by Brian and supported by the Healthy UCD Steering Committee chaired by Professor Patricia Fitzpatrick.
|12.00-12.30: Digital Transformation: To Infinity & Beyond.
||Student Recruitment Team Panel Session
|12.30-1.00: Teaching primary source literacy online
||Evelyn Flanagan, Head of Special Collections, UCD Library.|
|1.00-2.00 Google Currents – Networking opportunities and view Posters|
|3.00-4.00: Improving Engagement Outcomes in Remote Learning Environments: Building Insights and Interventions
We hope that this session can:
|John Wyatt, Project Manager for UCD LEAP Project – primary focus on and experience in the areas of process improvement, analytics and improving services.
Dr. Maurice Kinsella, Researcher for UCD LEAP Project – primary focus on and experience in the areas of research, intervention design, and fostering student autonomy.
Niamh Nestor, Student Adviser