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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Ms Lorraine Tansey
Life Course Institute
T: Ext. 5346
|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
|(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]
|(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]
|(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]
|(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
|2017||President's Awards for Support Services Excellence||NUI Galway|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Volunteer Ireland||Volunteering development agency.||/|
|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|
|2014||University of British Columbia||MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9)||Education|
|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|
|Research for All||Reviewer|
|AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education||Reviewer|
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.
|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|
|Name||Description of Collaboration|
|Responding to and Supporting to Students in Distress||