Time Slot
Title
Presenter
9.00 - 9.15
Welcome Address
Prof Lisa Looney, DCU Vice President for Academic Affairs
9.15 - 9.30
President’s Opening Address
Prof Daire Keogh, President, DCU
9.30 - 10.00
The European Union, Transversal Skills and Higher Education
Céline Jambon, Policy Officer in the Skills Agenda Unit of the European Commission
10.00 - 10.30
Skills in Higher Education
Dr Vivienne Patterson, Head of Skills and Engagement, Higher Education Authority
10.30 - 11.00
BREAK
11.00 - 11.30
Transversal Skills and the Future of Higher Education
Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Director, DCU
11.30 - 12.30
Interactive Workshop 1

Dr Kate Daubney, Curriculum Innovation Practitioner
Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Director, DCU

12.30 - 13.30
LUNCH
13.30 - 13.50
Innovating Higher Education for Experiential and Skills Based Learning
Mark Peace Professor of Innovation, Lead for Innovation Education and Initiatives, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
13.50 - 15:00
Interactive Workshop 2

Dr Kate Daubney, Curriculum Innovation Practitioner
Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Director, DCU

15:00 - 15:20
BREAK
15:20 - 16:00
Interactive Workshop 3

Dr Kate Daubney, Curriculum Innovation Practitioner
Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Director, DCU

16:00 - 17:00
Panel Discussion: The Rationale for Change in Higher Education
Claire McGee, Head of Education and Innovation Policy, IBEC
William Beausang, Assistant Secretary, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science
Mark Peace Professor of Innovation, Lead for Innovation Education and Initiatives, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Prof Blánaid White, Dean of Strategic Learning Innovation, DCU
17:00
Close of Conference
Dr Ciarán Dunne
Time Slot
Title
Presenter
9.00 - 9.15
Welcome Address
Prof Lisa Looney, DCU Vice President for Academic Affairs
9.15 - 9.30
President’s Opening Address
Prof Daire Keogh, President, DCU
9.30 - 10.00
The European Union, Transversal Skills and Higher Education
Céline Jambon, Policy Officer in the Skills Agenda Unit of the European Commission
10.00 - 10.30
Skills in Higher Education
Dr Vivienne Patterson, Head of Skills and Engagement, Higher Education Authority
10.30 - 11.00
BREAK
11.00 - 11.30
Transversal Skills and the Future of Higher Education
Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Director, DCU
11.30 - 12.30
Interactive Workshop 1

Dr Kate Daubney, Curriculum Innovation Practitioner
Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Director, DCU

12.30 - 13.30
LUNCH
13.30 - 13.50
Innovating Higher Education for Experiential and Skills Based Learning
Mark Peace Professor of Innovation, Lead for Innovation Education and Initiatives, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
13.50 - 15:00
Interactive Workshop 2

Dr Kate Daubney, Curriculum Innovation Practitioner
Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Director, DCU

15:00 - 15:20
BREAK
15:20 - 16:00
Interactive Workshop 3

Dr Kate Daubney, Curriculum Innovation Practitioner
Dr Ciarán Dunne, Transversal Skills Director, DCU

16:00 - 17:00
Panel Discussion: The Rationale for Change in Higher Education
Claire McGee, Head of Education and Innovation Policy, IBEC
William Beausang, Assistant Secretary, Department of Further and Higher Education, Research Innovation and Science
Mark Peace Professor of Innovation, Lead for Innovation Education and Initiatives, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Prof Blánaid White, Dean of Strategic Learning Innovation, DCU
17:00
Close of Conference
Dr Ciarán Dunne