8:30am Registration and Reception                         
9:00 am Welcome Address Prof. Daire Keogh – Deputy President of DCU
9:10 am ‘Bridging the Gap’. A background and overview of work to date undertaken by the Regional Network. Rose Ryan – Chair of Regional Network
9:25 am Keynote: Learning from the Community College System in the USA Dr. Sharon Morrissey
9:55 am Q & A
10: 05 am Break
10: 20 am Key Barriers to Progression – Findings from a Scoping Exercise by FET2HE Regional Network Dr. Justin Rami
10: 35 am Update on National Developments aimed at increasing progression from FET to HE Andrina Wafer, QQI
10:50 am Student Experience – A student shares their personal experience of transitioning from FET to HE.
11:05 am Q & A
11:15 Breakout Sessions
12:15pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm Keynote: Learning from the Further Education Sector in the UK Dr. Matthew O’Leary
1:30 pm Key Findings from Breakout Session Dr. Christy Duffy and Panel
2:30 pm Q & A
2:45 pm Closing Address Prof. Eithne Guilfoyle – Vice President for Academic Affairs DCU
3:00 pm Conference Ends