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Global Citizenship in Higher Education Conference


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Suas Educational Development, Campus Engage, Kimmage DSC and Comhlámh are organising this event to bring together students, student societies, academics, civic engagement staff, student unions, NGOs and all those who are interested to promote Global Citizenship in higher education.

We'll hear from leading academic, Doug Bourn, on the place for Global Citizenship in higher education. We'll also have presentations and workshops from a range of actors involved in Global Citizenship work on campus in Ireland and Europe. These will include student and academics as well as representatives of NGOs (see below).

Join us to meet a great range of people working in this area, share your ideas and experience and explore possibilities for your campus / your work.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available to allow students travelling from outside of Dublin to join us for the event. To apply for a travel bursary, please email 

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9.30: Registration 

10.00: Welcome and Introductions

10.15: The Future of Global Citizenship in Higher Education

Featuring Keynote Presentation from Doug Bourn, University College London & Panel Discussion 

11.30: Coffee break

11.45: Conversation Circles

What are you trying to achieve through your Global Citizenship Education (GCE) programmes? What makes for a high quality and impactful programme?
What are the most exciting GCE opportunities in higher education in Ireland currently? What would you like to see happen on the campuses with which you are involved?
What have been the successes and challenges in your GCE work at third level? What support from actors in this space would help you in your work?
Who are the students who are most likely to engage in GCE programmes? How can we better support students to engage in GCE programmes, and to stay engaged afterwards?
Can you see ways to increase the sustainability of GCE work in higher education? What might the role of HEIs / academics / students / NGOs / others be?

12.30: Lunch

13.15: Global Citizenship Education in action in Higher Education

Presenting case studies of different types of GCE activities in higher education including:

student initiative: TCD Students Union / Edinburgh Student Housing Co-op
academic initiative: Value Added in Africa 
campus-level: rootAbility (Green Office Movement) / An Taisce (Green Campus)
NGO initiative: Suas Educational Development

13.45: Workshops 

Addressing a range of themes including programme design, monitoring and evaluation, scaling programmes and developing funding applications. More details to follow. 

15.15: Launch of UNIDEV Resource: Development Education in Theory and Practice

15.45: Graphic Harvesting Presentation and What Next?

16.00: Close

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