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Supporting Wellbeing in Practice

14th October 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Union of Students Ireland with the support of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education invites you to the online webinar on “Supporting Wellbeing in Practice” across the sector.  

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the National Forum partnered on a very exciting research project beginning in January 2021 that examined the practice of embedding wellbeing in the curriculum in higher education in Ireland. The project set out to capture how wellbeing is currently being embedded in the curricula of higher education institutions nationally and internationally and identify features of good practice. The research has culminated in a report completed by Dr Jessica Surdey and Dr Deirdre Byrne which discusses the key insights gained from the study and exemplars of good practice identified. This report will be launched at the event. 

The project was complemented by a working group chaired by the USI President created by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Simon Harris T.D., to identify, refine and implement strategies to enhance student engagement and wellbeing. 

This event will feature lightning talks from the leaders of innovative projects around student mental health that have built the evidence base for the sector. The talks will outline their projects and the future implications for institutions in their work to enhance student wellbeing.  

This online event takes place on Thursday 14th October 2021 from 12:30 – 13:30. 

Click here to register for this event.



USI Vice President for Academic Affairs, Megan O’ Connor 


Dr. Padraig McNeela  

Wellbeing in the Curriculum Report  

Dr. Jessica Surdey and Dr Deirdre Byrne 

National Framework for Mental Health Contribution
Treasa Fox  
Healthy Campus Contribution 

Biddy O’ Neill  

National Project Lead Health and Wellbeing – Department of Health 

YP3 Contribution 

Ralph Astley 

IBEC Contribution 

Meadhbh Costello  

HEA Contribution  

Tim Conlon 

Panel Discussion 

Tim Conlon, Meadhbh Costello, Somhairle Brennan and Rebecca Lane,  


14th October 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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