UCDVO’s Annual Conference 2016

The School of Politics and International Relations took part in UCD VO’s Annual Conference that took place n Saturday 26th November 2016 in the UCD Global Lounge.

The title of this year’s conference is International Volunteering: Where Can it Take You?

The focus was on the impact of international volunteering on personal and professional development of students’, as well as highlighting tangible opportunities for students, graduates and returned volunteers to pursue further studies and career paths in the development sector.

Professor Patrick Paul Walsh opened the conference with a talk on “International Volunteering in the Age of Sustainable Development : Where Can it Take You?”

SPIRe took part in an “opportunity market-place” with 12 other agencies, showcasing our undergraduates, Masters, Ph.D. programs and our new Centre for Sustainable Development Studies.

There was an excellent photographic exhibition titled “Our Goals are Global Goals” that highlighted the role of volunteering in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

This event was attended by volunteer sending agencies, returned volunteers, graduates, Higher Education Institutions, researchers, career consultants and 100 UCD students thinking about volunteering overseas in the future.

Source: UCD Volunteers Overseas Website