FET2HE

Inaugural Regional Conference, DCU, The Helix, Collins Avenue Entrance. Friday 21st October, 2016. 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Pathways and Progression from FET to HE – Supporting Progression

Dear Invitee,
On behalf of the FET2HE Network, we have great pleasure in inviting you to our inaugural Conference ‘Supporting Progression from FET2HE – Making it Happen ’. The Conference will be hosted at The Helix, DCU on Friday 21st of October.

The Conference is being run by the FET2HE Network which was established in 2015 across the Leinster Pillar 2 Regional Cluster. This formal network of Further Education and Higher Education providers was established for the purposes of collaboration on enhancing access, transfer and progression opportunities across the region. The Network includes four Higher Education Institutions (Dublin City University, Maynooth University, Dundalk Institute of Technology and Athlone Institute of Technology) and eight Education and Training Board Partners (Cavan Monaghan, City of Dublin, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire, Galway and Roscommon, Kildare and Wicklow, Laois Offaly, Longford Westmeath, and Louth and Meath Education and Training Boards). The Network also has representatives from QQI and SOLAS and is supported by the DES and the HEA through the Strategic Development Fund.

The Conference represents a unique opportunity to examine how we can best support progression between FET and HE, learn from national and international experience, examine the barriers to progression and discuss and then identify the next steps required to support increased progression from FET to HE in the region.

The Conference provides an unprecedented platform to bring together policy makers, practitioners, academics and researchers, with a specific focus to widen access to higher education to FET students across the region.

This Conference is sponsored by the HEA, SOLAS and QQI.

As this Conference forms part of a Regional Network collaboration, attendance is limited and by invitation only.

Speakers

Prof. Daire Keogh
Prof. Daire Keogh
Deputy President of DCU
Rose Ryan
Rose Ryan
Director of Access at Maynooth University
Dr. Sharon E. Morrissey
Dr. Sharon E. Morrissey
Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Research in the Virginia Community College System
Dr. Justin Rami
Dr. Justin Rami
Director of DCU’s Further Education and Training Research Centre (FETRC)
Andrina Wafer
Andrina Wafer
Head of Access and Lifelong Learning in QQI
Dr. Matthew O’Leary
Dr. Matthew O’Leary
Reader in Education at Birmingham City University
Dr. Christy Duffy
Dr. Christy Duffy
Chief Executive, LWETB
Prof. Eithne Guilfoyle
Prof. Eithne Guilfoyle
Vice President Academic Affairs/Registrar – DCU

Get in touch

Please phone DCU Access Service on +353 1 700 8052 or use contact form below.