As part of the HE Policy Module seminar series, on 10November we welcomed Professor Ellen Hazelkorn Policy Advisor to the HEA (Ireland) and Emeritus Professor and Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU). Eighteen participants are registered on the Module which provides an overview of key policies and strategic frameworks of relevance to the HE sector.
Next week on 24Nov, Jacinta Stewart Chief executive Officer of the CDETB will be presenting from 11.30 – 12.45. This is to be followed by a special presentation from 1-2pm by Dr Noel O’Connor, Director of Student Services in DIT. Entitled ‘Rediscovering Vocational Education: Is there a need to redefine the concept of vocational education as a way to better meet the needs of our students within a global context? this session will explore traditional and emerging definitions of vocational education and how such definitions inform the character and nature of institutional ethos, mission and related strategies as well as influencing the overall student experience.