A New Era for Higher Education?

Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh Member of the Royal Irish Academy; Deputy President and Registrar, NUI Galway

2020 was a momentous year for us all because of the pandemic, but also for Higher Education, with the creation of a new government department, the advancement of the technological universities and the appointment of the first woman to lead an Irish university. This talk offers a brief overview of the year.

A New Departmental Construct

A talk by Dr.Orla Flynn, Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh and Dr.Joseph Ryan

Galway–Mayo Institute of Technology, NUI Galway & Technological Higher Education Association

Dr Orla Flynn and Dr Joseph Ryan are interviewed by Pól Ó Dochartaigh on TU agenda, what is different, and the creation of the new Government Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Developing Enabling QA Frameworks for Blended Learning

Ruth Ní Bheoláin & Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh

Hibernia College & NUI Galway

Ruth Ní Bheoláin of Hibernia College is interviewed by Pól Ó Dochartaigh on quality in FE and HE as we move to increased use of online and blended learning.

Universities After the Pandemic

Prof. Andrew J. Deeks C.Eng. FIEI FIAE & Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh

University College Dublin & NUI Galway

Prof Andrew Deeks of UCD speaks to Pól Ó Dochartaigh on Universities after the Pandemic.

Bridging Brexit: Cross-Border Collaboration in Higher Education

Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh & Prof. Malachy Ó Néill

NUI Galway & Ulster University

Pól Ó Dochartaigh interviews Prof. Malachy Ó Néill of Ulster University on Bridging Brexit: Cross-Border Collaboration in Higher Education

The Role of Technology and Online Learning in Higher Education

Dr. Ann Marcus-Quinn & Dr. Cornelia Connolly

University of Limerick & NUI Galway

Dr Cornelia Connolly of NUI Galway interviews Dr Ann-Marcus Quinn lecturer at UL on the role of technology and online learning in Higher Education

Social Engagement Experiences of Disabled Students in Higher Education

Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh & Vivian Rath

NUI Galway & School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

Pól Ó Dochartaigh interviews Dr Vivian Rath of TCD on the experiences of disabled students in higher education and his personal journey as a disabled student.

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment during Covid-19

Mary Kelly, Aoife M. Lynam & Dr. Cornelia Connolly

Hibernia College, Hibernia College & NUI Galway

Dr Cornelia Connolly interviews Dr Mary Kelly & Dr Aoife Lynam of Hibernia College on Teaching and Learning during Covid

Ethical Challenges in Educational Research during the Pandemic

Dr Majella Dempsey, Hillary Tierney & Dr. Cornelia Connolly

Maynooth University, Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University & NUI Galway

Dr. Majella Dempsey & Dr Hilary Tierney of Maynooth University are interviewed by Dr Cornelia Connolly, NUI Galway on the ethical challenges in educational research during the pandemic.

Travellers in Higher Education: Ambition and Obstacles

Anastasia Crickley, Prof. Pól Ó Dochartaigh, Breda Mayock & Patrick Reilly

Maynooth University, NUI Galway, Creative Ireland & Pavee Point

Pól Ó Dochartaigh speaks to Dr Anastasia Crickley of Maynooth University and Pa Reilly, a Traveller who is a student at Maynooth University, on the challenges facing Travellers in accessing and getting the maximum benefit out of Higher Education. Also joining the conversation is Breda Mayock, a Mayo-based musician and artist, who talks about her project and exhibition on women Travellers’ hair as a symbol of their self-worth.

How Trinity became the most Innovative University in Europe

Dr. Cornelia Connolly & Ken Finnegan

NUI Galway & Tangent, Trinity’s Idea Workspace

Dr Cornelia Connolly, NUI Galway talks with Ken Finnegan from TCD and Tangent on innovation and the work they are pursuing.