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Dublin Learning City Festival with AFU

and St Patrick's Campus
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DCU AFU is a member of the working group of Dublin Learning Cities - UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. This is a collaboration of Dublin City Council, educational and community stakeholders to promote learning and widen participation. A series of events have been organised by staff across all three campuses as part of the festival - all are welcome.


Monday April 4th All Hallows Campus - Room PG10 10.30 -11.30

Patrick Bentley Writer

Writing and publishing your own book - Patrick Bentley. 

Patrick is a writer of crime fiction and has successfully written, and published a number of books - come and learn more about Patrick's literary journey from conception to distribution - His books include - Darkline, The Jagged Halo, A Nation out of Time and Greenridge.


Tuesday April 5th All Hallows Campus - 10am Room PG11

"Welcome to DCU, the AgeFriendly University" Christine O'Kelly

Find out more about the pioneering work of DCU's Age-Friendly University - what it is, how it works and learn about how this concept has developed into a global network of age-friendly universities.


Tuesday April 5th Glasnevin Campus 12.00 - 1.00 Room HG06 (School of Nursing)

The Sustainability Challenge - Samantha Fahy

Come and hear an overview of the sustainability challenge, some of the actions DCU are doing and what you can do to promote sustainability.


Tuesday - April 5th - Cregan Library St. Patrick's Campus 1.00 - 2.00pm

Botanical Art Exhibition - Dr. Tom Mc Cloughlin

We are delighted to finally launch the delayed exhibition of the 2018 and 2019 DCU AFU classes in Botanical Art where "art meets science" of complete novices in botany and/or art. The specimens used in the production of the works were in the DCU Herbarium and supplemented by photographs. All works were executed in watercolour.


Tuesday April 5th - Online via ZOOM - https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/j/93701814156  14:00 to 14:30- 15 mins presentation & 15 mins questions and answers

Introducing a new master's programme at DCU: MSc in Health and Social Inclusion

Dr. Sean Healy & Dr. Breige Casey


Tuesday April 5th School of Nursing 10 - 12pm (please book one 30 mins slot)The NEX Project

Dr. Catriona Murphy

The NEX project's aim is to develop a technological solution that will enable older adults to remain living independently at home for as long as possible and facilitate caregivers to care for their family members or clients/patients in a non-intrusive manner. Learn more about the NEX project- see it in operation in our demonstration “Show Home” and see how it works and how you can get involved.


Wednesday April 6th - School of Nursing Room Room HG06 10 - 12

Writing Memory - a Creative Writing Workshop" - Dr. Mark Kelleher

There is a story in all of us - come and join Mark to learn tips and tricks to memoir writing to tell your story.


Wednesday April 6th - The Hive at the UBuilding, DCU Glasnevin (facing Albert College Park) Campus 3pm - 5pm

A selection of Jazz music from the Centre for Jazz Performance Studies

3pm: Matthew O'Connell Quartet (student band)

4pm: Origin Story (faculty Band) 


Bring your friends and family, all are welcome!