At the recent Multiplier Event Conference, hosted by University of Maribor, members of the UCC team gave two presentations on their research outputs as part of this project.
Dr Angela Flynn gave a presentation on the challenge of developing a web hub across a five-partner research team and detailed the ambition of the site. Conference attendees viewed a short clip of a training video that had been created to help partners to populate their country-specific web pages.
Later in the conference Dr Emma Hurley gave a fascinating presentation on the interim findings of the research she has led involving in depth interviews with individual students from asylum-seeking/refugee status backgrounds. Her analysis of these interviews demonstrated the challenges experienced by these students in trying to get along and get through their higher education experience. Evidence from this study which is still ongoing, suggest that higher education institutions may be well intentioned in their provisions but that these services need to be more effectively joined-up. Look out for the publication of these findings coming very soon.