GENERAL Programme

Registration opens at University College Dublin from 08.30.
Bus to University College Dublin departs Conference Hotel at 08.30.
Detailed programs for Sunday and Monday’s Academic Workshops will be advised in due course.

Academic Workshops on Sunday and Monday are not part of the Student Programme.

UCD University Club

09.00-17.00
Academic Workshops 
Global Higher Education and Research
Getting Sustainability into Higher Education Curricula
[click here to read more]
Public Health (non-communicable disease)
Primary Health Care Systems, Policies and Frameworks
[click here to read more]
Understanding Cultures
Changing world and changing perspectives– is it possible to Decolonize the Agenda –  and what would this mean?
[click here to read more]

Registration opens at University College Dublin from 08.30.
Bus to University College Dublin departs Conference Hotel at 08.30.
Detailed programs for Sunday and Monday’s Academic Workshops will be advised in due course.

Academic Workshops on Sunday and Monday are not part of the Student Programme.

UCD University Club

09.00-17.00
Academic Workshops
Global Higher Education and Research
Getting Sustainability into Higher Education Curricula
[click here to read more]
Public Health (non-communicable disease)
Primary Health Care Systems, Policies and Frameworks
[click here to read more]
Industry Perspectives on Climate Change Research
Engaging Industry in Strategic Responses to Climate Change
Understanding Cultures
Changing world and changing perspectives– is it possible to Decolonize the Agenda –  and what would this mean?
[click here to read more]

Registration opens at University College Dublin from 08.30.
Bus to University College Dublin departs Conference Hotel at 08.30

UCD University Club

09.00-12.00
Special Topic Workshop 2019 – Student Mental Health

This workshop provides a forum for the wider WUN community to engage with the WUN Working Group on Student Mental Health, as it completes its study of student mental health across the network and prepares to report on its findings.
12.00-13.15
Lunch
13.15-14.45
WUN Global Challenge Group Business Meetings
Global Higher Education and Research
Public Health (non-communicable disease)
Responding to Climate Change
Understanding Cultures
13.15-14.45
Workshop for Student Delegates
14.45-15.15
Coffee Break
15.15-16.15
WUN Global Challenge Group Meetings continue
15.15-16.15
Workshop for Student Delegates continues
16.15
Buses depart UCD for Herbert Park Hotel
17.00-18.00
Informal Welcome Drinks for delegates at Herbert Park Hotel
18.00-20.00
Working Dinner for Global Challenge and Special Interest Groups Chairs/Vice Chairs at Conference Hotel

Topic: Collaboration Across Global Challenges and Special Interest Groups       

Registration opens at University College Dublin from 08.30.
Bus to University College Dublin departs Conference Hotel at 08.30.
Our Wednesday plenary is for all WUN delegates. The morning will provide a showcase to highlight major achievements of WUN-sponsored research, and introduce promising opportunities for future investment. In the afternoon, our Special Topic Session will be devoted to the report of the Working Group on Student Mental Health, and a group discussion on its findings and recommendations to complete the workshop held on Tuesday.

UCD University Club

09.00-09.15
Welcome to UCD Campus
09.15-10.30
WUN Success Stories and Future Directions

Feature talks from Global Challenges
10.30-11.00
Coffee Break
11.00-12.00
WUN Success Stories and Future Directions Continues
12.00-13.15
Lunch
13.15-14.30
Global Challenge Plenary Reports
14.30-15.00
Coffee Break
15.00-16.30
Special Topic Session: Student Mental Health

Member universities face many common challenges, which they tackle in varied ways that reflect the geographical and cultural contexts in which they sit. We benefit from mining this diversity for best policies and practices and propagating them across the network. In this session—the first of its kind—the Working Group on Student Mental Health will report on its findings and recommendations.
16.30 – 18:00
Cocktail Reception and UCD Presentation by President Andrew Deeks
18.00-20.00
Governance Group Working Dinners
Partnership Board, Academic Advisory Group, Coordinators Group
20.00
Bus returns to Herbert Park Hotel

Registration opens at University College Dublin from 08.30.
Bus to University College Dublin departs Conference Hotel at 08.30

UCD University Club

09.00-10.30
Governance Group Business Meetings

Coordinators Business Meeting
Academic Advisory Group (AAG) Business Meeting
10.30-11.00
Coffee Break
11.00-12.00
AAG and Coordinators Governance Group Business Meetings continue
12.00-13.45
Lunch
13.45-15.15
Partnership Board Governance Group Business Meeting
13.45- 16.45
Coordinators and AAG Members:

UCD Campus Tours and Local Counterpart Meetings
15.15- 15.45
Coffee Break

15.45- 16.45
Partnership Board Governance Group Meeting continues

16.45-17.30
AGM Plenary Session: Report from Partnership Board to all Delegates

WUN AGM 2019 Group Photo

17.30
Buses depart for Herbert Park Hotel
18.45
Buses depart Herbert Park Hotel for WUN Conference Dinner
19.00-22.00
WUN Conference Dinner, featuring University College Dublin

to be held at Newman House and The Shelbourne Dublin
22.00
Bus departs The Shelbourne Dublin for Herbert Park Hotel

Registration opens at University College Dublin from 08.30.
Bus to University College Dublin departs Conference Hotel at 08.30

UCD University Club

The Presidents Forum is open to all AGM delegates, but registration is required

09.00-17.00
Presidents Forum: Liberal Education for the 21st century

Our host, University College Dublin, was first led (as the then Catholic University of Ireland) by Cardinal John Henry Newman, whose book The Idea of a University profoundly influenced the philosophy and design of the traditional undergraduate curriculum, particularly through its advocacy of undergraduate education as general intellectual training.  It’s therefore apt to devote the forum to examining the aims and constituents of an undergraduate education fit for the 21st century, and to use Newman’s ideas as a framework for the discussion.

17.00-17.30
Closing Cocktail
18.00
Bus returns to Herbert Park Hotel