National Student Engagement Network

Event Report – 9th May 2023

Thank you to the teams at Dublin City University and Dublin City University Students’ Union (DCUSU) for their support in organising and hosting this exciting opportunity to bring students and staff from across the Irish higher education sector together again.

The focus of the event was on an upcoming project with Healthy Campus Ireland exploring ‘Student Engagement, Belonging and Wellbeing’, updates on NStEP’s training sessions this academic year, updates on some of the submissions on our Case Study Hub and of course, celebrating the recipients of  our Student Engagement Recognition Awards!

Speakers at the event explored a number of themes, including supporting students in governance and decision-making, student partnership in student services, SaPiA (student partnership in assessment), resources for supporting students’ union officers, and student success strategies.

If you weren’t able to join us in-person, please find the speaker presentations below, as well as our Event Report which includes contributor and attendee perspectives on the event.

NStEP Census Project

Rachael Sarsfield Ryan – NStEP Development Coordinator

Class Rep Census Project 2023
For the first time, NStEP decided to ask students directly to share more information about themselves in order to provide us with a snapshot of the diversity of student representation in Irish Higher Education.

Student Wellbeing, Belonging and Engagement Project

Hannah Kelly – NStEP Programme Manager

Student Wellbeing, Belonging and Engagment
This session explored the upcoming project between NStEP and the HEA Healthy Campus.

TIPToP Conference

Dr. Lesley Cotter – Biomedical Sciences Clinical Placement Training Learning Community Munster Technological University Cork

TIPToP Conference
This student-staff partnership supports transferable skills development through the co-creation of a biomedical science conference.

P2P Peer Support – Students Helping Students

Yvonne Kavanagh – Assistant Registrar, SETU Carlow Campus
Mary Boylan – Peer Mentor Coordinator and Support Officer, SETU Carlow Campus

P2P – Peer to Peer Support
Peer to Peer at South East Technological University Carlow has developed partnership in action through student-led production of peer publications and resources.

Diversifying the Curriculum: Building MultiStories

Lindsay Dowling – Data Librarian, Technological University Dublin

Building MultiStories
A collaborative project between academics, librarians, and students led to a wider institutional impact on inclusive knowledge creation.