Welcome to the 2016 Student Volunteering Symposium

Institute for Lifecourse and Society

About our Host Location and Directions

July 5th 2016

10.30 am to 2pm

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Clare Holdsworth

Professor of Social Geography, Keele University , UK

Keynote Speaker

Holdsworth has published widely on the relationship between students and local communities and how this impacts the student experience, including student volunteering. In 2010 she completed a collaborative project on student volunteering with the Institute for Volunteering Research, funded by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement. “I am developing this research on volunteering to consider the emphasis on the acquisition of experiences more generally as a vital part of youth transitions.”

This event will be of interest to:

  • Students
  • Staff of Higher Education
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Practitioners
  • Community or Non-profit Organisations 
  • Social Enterprises 
  • General Public

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Submit your abstract for a paper, poster or workshop. 
Register to attend. 
See programme updates and parking information.

Symposium Programme

Tuesday July 5th, 10.30 – 1.30, ILAS, NUI Galway

Click to download the Symposium 2016 Programme as a PDF.

Refreshments available throughout the day.

Welcome: 10.30

Lorraine Tansey, ALIVE – NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering Programme

Showcasing Research in Student Volunteering - Presentations from the Field: 10.40 – 12.00

  • Muriel Grenon, Cell EXPLORERS NUI Galway
  • Joanna Ozarowska, Dublin City University - DCU in the Community
  • Patricia Owens, Gaisce - The President's Award
  • Lorraine Tansey, ALIVE – NUI Galway’s Student Volunteering Programme
  • Cecilia Dal Bon, University od Padova
  • Philip Mudge & Ruth Powell, Comhlámh

Keynote Spearker  - Clare Holdsworth, Keele University: 12.00 -1.00

Lunch 1.00 – 1.30

Training Workshop “How to create High Quality Student Volunteering Roles” 1.30 - 2.00

Stuart Garland (Volunteer Ireland) & Lorraine Tansey (StudentVolunteer.ie/Campus Engage)

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Contact the Community Office
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