Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Designing Futures Launch

We invite you to join us online in launching NUI Galway’s Designing Futures programme on 12th of January 2022 at noon.

Register your attendance for this online launch  here 

Designing Futures is a new flagship initiative in NUI Galway that has been awarded €7.57m in funding for a period of 5 years. The aim of this programme is to enhance our graduates’ employability, through promoting greater engagement with civic society, community and enterprise during their studies, while enhancing their overall education and preparedness for life in the challenging future now emerging, post-pandemic. 

Designing Futures Launch Programme

 MC:  Professor Michelle Millar, Dean of Students, Designing Futures Programme Lead

12:00     Opening and Welcome Address, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, President, NUI Galway

12:10     Minister Simon Harris, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

12:15    Designing Futures in Action - Professor Michelle Millar, Designing Futures Lead and Dean of Students, NUI Galway

12:25    The Future of Work - Panel Discussion

              Denise Rocks (Chair), West Region Skills Manager, Regional Skills West

              Vivienne Patterson, Head of Skills, Engagement and Statistics, HEA

              Darragh Colgan · Vice President, R&D, Structural Heart, Boston Scientific

               Laura O’Flynn, Manager, Human Capital Team, Deloitte

              Christopher McBrearty, Founder and IdeasLab Alum , Nanodetect

              Marie Laffey, Head of Careers, NUI Galway

12:50     Closing Remarks, Professor Michelle Millar


Join us at the online Designing Futures Launch 



Location: Online    
Time: 12.00pm