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Dear Student,

I am writing to remind you about the Electives Workshop taking place at 11:00-13:00 on Wednesday 27 January 2016in E1.17/1.18 in the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.

This workshop is part of the ongoing consultation and engagement process relating to the UCD Strategy 2015-2020, specifically Strategic Initiative 2: Defining educational excellence. Participants at the workshop will have an opportunity to contribute to the work of the Enhancement of Electives Advisory Group, under the Chairmanship of Professor Joe Carthy, College Principal, College of Science, which will develop a set of proposals that the University will consider in spring 2016.

I would ask you to take the time to read this brief (i.e. 5 page) Discussion Paper before the Workshop. It provides a summary of the of the background context, research undertaken to date, and the potential issues and enhancements identified by the Advisory Group that will be discussed at the workshop.

Tea and coffee will be available to participants from 10:30am, and a light lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop.

If you have any questions about the Workshop you may direct them to the following email address: 

I look forward to having the opportunity to speak to some of you at the workshop.


Prof. Mark Rogers
Registrar and Deputy President