Ms Lorraine Tansey

B.A (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Contact Details

Student Volunteering Coordinator
CKI
Life Course Institute
NUI Galway
T: Ext. 5346
E: lorraine.tansey@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Lorraine Tansey is the Student Volunteer Coordinator of the Community Knowledge Initiative at the Institute for Lifecourse and Society. Lorraine has a Masters in Education from the University of British Columbia, Canada, with a specialty in the Internationalisation of Higher Education. Lorraine earned her BA in Legal Science and Sociological & Political Studies, and LLB from NUI Galway. As the coordinator of NUI Galway's student volunteering programme, ALIVE, Lorraine has developed a number of resources to support student volunteers.

Research Interests

Lorraine's current areas of interest include nonformal learning, student engagement, citizenship development and the role of third level institutions in active citizenship. Lorraine has sat on Boards and supported the Galway Volunteer Centre, the Professional Association of Volunteer Managers Ireland, Volunteering Ireland, and the national steering group for the European Year of Volunteering 2011.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
ONLINE STUDENT ACCREDITATION TOOL 04-AUG-17 04-AUG-21
National Forum Professional Development Digital Badges - ENABLING STUDENT VOLUNTEERING - Digital Badge 13-JAN-17 04-JAN-21
e-VOC - e-training of professionals of the voluntary sector on the Validation of Competences 01-NOV-16 31-OCT-22
DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT UPDATE 01-OCT-15 30-SEP-16
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE 01-JUN-15 30-SEP-17

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Engaging Students through Extracurricular Programmes: A Virtual Platform in the COVID-19 Era'
Lorraine Tansey, Ríona Hughes, Dara Kerins and Anna Golden (2020) 'Engaging Students through Extracurricular Programmes: A Virtual Platform in the COVID-19 Era'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 12 (3) [Details]
(2020) 'Revista de Estudios de la Juventud (Youth Studies Journal)'
Lorraine Tansey and Ígor Mella Núñez (2020) 'Revista de Estudios de la Juventud (Youth Studies Journal)'. Journal Of Youth Studies, [Details]
(2018) 'From homework club to social justice: Critical reflections on student volunteering through the examination of a school–university partnership'
Tansey, Lorraine; Gallo, Maria (2018) 'From homework club to social justice: Critical reflections on student volunteering through the examination of a school–university partnership'. Research for All, 2 (1):76-92 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Educating engaged citizens: four projects from Ireland'
O'Flaherty,J; Liddy, M; Tansey, L; Roche, C. (2011) 'Educating engaged citizens: four projects from Ireland'. Journal Education And Training, 53 (4):267-283 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Student Engagement Through Volunteering'
McIlrath, L,Tansey, L,Dunne, E,Owen, D (2013) 'Student Engagement Through Volunteering' In: The Student Engagement Handbook: Practice in Higher Education. UK: Emerald. [Details]
(2012) 'Volunteering within Higher Education-A Literature Exploration and Case Study'
Tansey, L,McIlrath, L,Lyons, A,Munck, R (2012) 'Volunteering within Higher Education-A Literature Exploration and Case Study' In: Higher Education and Civic Engagement - Comparative Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2020) Arts in Society Conference 2020 - NUI Galway/OÉ Gaillimh
Lorraine Tansey and Carly Zimmerman (2020) Community-University Collaboration Arts in Society Conference 2020 - NUI Galway/OÉ Gaillimh [Details]
(2020) 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference in 2020 International Association for Volunteer Effort
Lorraine Tansey and Carly Zimmerman (2020) Partnering for Volunteer Engagement and Impact at NUI Galway and Galway International Arts Festival: A Case Study of University-Community Collaboration 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference in 2020 International Association for Volunteer Effort [Details]
(2019) Learning Connections 2019
Lorraine Tansey (2019) “Encountering Difficult Knowledge: Service-Learning with Sociology and Political Science Undergraduates” Learning Connections 2019 UCC, Cork, Ireland, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) National Volunteer Management Conference 2020,
Lorraine Tansey; Cameron Keighron; Brandon Walsh (2019) Volunteer Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Volunteer Management Conference 2020, ILAS NUI Galway , 04-JUN-19 - 30-APR-20. [Details]
(2019) European Volunteer Centre - CEV Capacity Building Conference - LEVEL - 2020,
Lorraine Tansey and Carly Zimmerman (2019) European Volunteer Centre. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Volunteer Centre - CEV Capacity Building Conference - LEVEL - 2020, ILAS NUI Galway , 04-JUN-19 - 30-APR-20. [Details]
(2019) Volunteering for a New Decade,
Lorraine Tansey (2019) Volunteer Now, Belfast, Northern Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Volunteering for a New Decade, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 05-DEC-19 - 05-DEC-19. [Details]
(2019) Responsible Innovation Summit 2019,
Lorraine Tansey (2019) Critically Engaging in Change. [Oral Presentation], Responsible Innovation Summit 2019, Dublin, Ireland , 30-OCT-19 - 30-OCT-19. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 President's Awards for Support Services Excellence NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Comhlamh Member /
Volunteer Ireland Volunteering development agency. /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Galway 2020 & NUI Galway Steering Committee Member /
Working Group on Consent Framework Implementation Training on Student Support; Student Communication and Engagement /
HUB Central, NUI Galway Member /
Student Experience Executive Member 08-JAN-20 / 05-JAN-21
CUSP - Community University Sustainability Project Member 02-JUN-19 / 05-JAN-21
NUI Galway Employability Award Steering Team Meeting Member 01-MAR-17 / 01-JAN-22
USCG - University Societies Coordinating Group Member 03-OCT-10 / 30-JUN-13

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2020 QUB EdD Education
2014 University of British Columbia MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9) Education

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach ‘Loving Galway’ Sustainability Festival: Celebrating our Green and Blue Space 01-MAY-18 / 04-OCT-18
Outreach National Park City Galway initiative 13-OCT-20 / 30-JUN-21
Board Membership The Global Citizen Award Standards and Awards Committee 02-OCT-16 / 12-NOV-19
Board Membership Galway Volunteer Centre 01-JAN-11 / 12-DEC-20

Reviews

  Journal Role
Research for All Reviewer
AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Board of Irish Colleges, BICS, Adjudication Panel, 2017; 2016; 2015.

First Aid Responder, NUI Galway

LGBT+ Ally, NUI Galway

Selection Board Interview Panels across Irish Higher Education

YSI Speak Out Panellist, 2020 www.youngsocialinnovators.ie

Volunteer Ireland, National Awards, Adjudication Panel, 2019.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2019 Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Management and Leadership Level 9 St. Angela's College Sligo
2020 Environmental Problems and Solutions EV604 Sustainable Development Goals
2020 Civic Engagement within Higher Education CEL2080 Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
2017, 2018, 2020 CKI BM204 Service Learning Module with community partnership projects
2016 - 2019 Volunteering: Theory, Policy and Practice SP3115 Sociology and Politics
2017 - 2020 MA in Leadership and Management in the Community and Public Sector Module 2 - Volunteering & Philanthropy St. Angela's College Sligo

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Responding to and Supporting to Students in Distress