AHECS Conference – Developing future-ready researchers

May 2018

The programme of keynote presentations and parallel workshops focused on internships and workplace learning opportunities, in addition to international mobility. There was also a closed panel session involving representatives from the key stakeholder national and international organisations.

Keynote Presentations

Mobility Beyond Academia

Dr Conor O'Carroll, Independent Consultant (formerly Research Director of the IUA and Chair European Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility 2012-2017)

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Dr Conor O’Carroll, Independent Consultant (formally Research Director of the IUA and Chair European Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility 2012-2017)

Unlocking the triple helix: University, industry and government collaboration to drive innovation

Lissa Matyas, Vice President, International Partnerships, MITACS, Canada

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'Capturing Talent - What businesses want from Postgraduates

Tony Donohoe, Head of Social and education Policy, IBEC, Ireland.

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Parallel Workshops

Powerpoint Presentations are also available from the conference website.

Placements and Internships; Evaluating and Measuring Success

Kerry Wright, Postgraduate Placement Manager, Financial Business Services, University of Nottingham, UK

Career-Ready Research Students: an Australian Perspective.

Sarah Ryan, Careers Counsellor for Higher Degree Research Students, University of Wollongong, Australia.

An Irish model of developing the employability of STEM PhDs at Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC)

Bruce Harper, Education and Public Engagement Officer, University of Limerick, Ireland and Vivek Verma, PhD Candidate.

An Expert Group Consultation

Facilitated by Dr Conor O’Carroll, this group encompassed the main stakeholders from higher education, funders, student and researcher representative bodies and industry in Ireland, Europe, Canada and Australia.

Download all presentations from the day [ZIP 35MB]