Your WST21 Recap

What a great week at WST21!   A huge thank you to everyone who participated –  with both presentations and posters – a great example of ‘working smart while being apart’.

If you missed any of the sessions, or would like to look back at sessions you attended, check the programme on Work Smarter Together 2021 – you’ll find the presentations and videos for each day’s sessions in the relevant page. 

It was an inspiring and uplifting week.   As Michael Sinnott noted in his closing words, WST21 has been a different version of the ‘togetherness’ that Work Smarter Together celebrates.  We’ve all come up with new ways of doing things over this past year and WST21 was a great opportunity to acknowledge the people we work with and to recognise the contributions they make. 

Last, but definitely not least, we’d like to acknowledge the wonderful innovation and creativity shown by those who submitted posters – and many congratulations again to the worthy winners!  Thank you also to our poster judges, Douglas Proctor (Chair ), Prof. Joe Carthy and Chantelle Guilfoyle, and to Jeremy Britton and Caroline Mangan. 

Poster winners – Judges awards

1st prize (€200) – UCD Graduate Bootcamp 2020 (transforming from face to face to virtual learning) , submitted by Leona Barry, Amy Fox & Eamonn McHugh from UCD Careers Network

2nd Prize (€100) –  Hopefest @ Home – Making Hope Fest Virtual – a wellness and music event for those experiencing homelessness.(A collaboration between UCD in the Community, Dublin Lions Club and the Simon Community), submitted by UCD In the Community

Honorable Mention: Thank you for the Music – by the UCD Community Choir

People’s Choice winners

Most Likes in Currents – Thank you for the Music, UCD Community Choir

Most conversation generated in Currents: “Working Smarter 100% Remotely”, UCD Graduate Studies, Aisling O’Keeffe, Ciara Cloak, James Dowling and Jennifer Sullivan

Poster Awards announcement by Douglas Proctor

Opening words from Prof. Mark Rogers

Closing words from Michael Sinnott.