Looking Back...The Symposium on Student Volunteering 2016

Keynote speaker Professor Clare Holdsworth shares her research on student volunteering and challenges us to examine our research methods and analysis. 

Keynote Speaker

Clare Holdsworth

Professor of Social Geography, Keele University , UK

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.”

Full Keynote Video

The cutting edge of research on student volunteering - Clare Holdsworth

Symposium Programme


Tuesday 5th July 2016, 10.30 – 1.30, ILAS, NUI Galway

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Symposium 2016 Programme‌ as a PDF.

About our Host Institute for Lifecourse and Society Location and Directions

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

Training Workshop “How to create High Quality Student Volunteering Roles” 1.30 - 2.00 - Stuart Garland (Volunteer Ireland) & Lorraine Tansey (StudentVolunteer.ie/Campus Engage)