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Meet the Global Relations and Partnerships Team

Global Relations & Partnership Team

Shauna Hughes – Assistant Director: Global Relations & Partnerships

Shauna heads up the Global Relations and Partnerships team within UCD International. The team includes international relations, global partnerships, networks, student and staff mobility, as well as international student support.


International Relations, Partnerships and Collaborations


Abigail Lalor – Senior International Relations Officer

Abigail manages the international relations function for UCD International with a focus on partnership development and engagement with international universities, embassies and government agencies. In addition, she handles the delivery of international events, as well as the coordination of incoming and outgoing delegations.


Aidan Prinsloo – International Collaborations Officer

Aidan supports the development and maintenance of UCD’s international collaborations, especially the processes for setting up and maintaining agreements.


Student & Staff Exchange, and Networks

Catherine Convery – European Programmes Officer

Catherine manages the Erasmus+ KA103 funding for students and staff mobility to EU partner countries, including bi-lateral agreements with partner institutions. Catherine also acts as the contact person for the UNICA network.


Eve Brosseau – Senior Global Partnerships Officer

Eve is responsible for Erasmus+ KA107 International Credit Mobility funding for student and staff mobility to/from non-EU Countries and is the point of contact for UCD staff applying for other Erasmus+ Key Actions.  Eve also promotes engagement with Universitas 21 and other university-wide networks.


Ruth Redahan – International Study Coordinator

Ruth is responsible for the management of non-EU exchange programmes within UCD international. She also delivers the programme of exchange promotion across the university and manages the Peer Exchange Adviser programme.


Monika GÄ…ciarz - International Relations & Mobilities Assistant

Monika provides administrative support to incoming non-EU exchange and Erasmus+ students, as well as incoming and outgoing students participating in the Erasmus+ Traineeship Programme.


International Student Support

Colum Cronin - International Student Adviser

Colum is available to students on a one-to-one basis to talk with them on any issues or problems that may arise during their time in UCD. He has special responsibility for immigration matters, providing immigration advice to all international students. 


Colin Tannam – International Student Support Officer

Colin is responsible for coordinating UCD International Orientation. As Manager of the UCD Global Lounge, he plans and schedules student engagement activities for both international and domestic students.  He also collaborates with student societies and clubs on a range of events such as national day celebrations. His student support role involves liaising with UCD Residences on the allocation of on-campus accommodation for international students.


Sarah McEvoy - International Student Support Assistant

Sarah is the first point of contact for students for all queries and supports the team in areas such as immigration and international student accommodation. She is responsible for UCD International reception activity. Sarah coordinates UCD International social media and also manages the production of the UCD International Student Handbook.


 UCD Volunteers Overseas


Joanne Mulligan – UCDVO Manager

Joanne manages the day-to-day operations at UCDVO. She is responsible for the organisational development of the charity, the management of national and international partnerships, the organisation, monitoring and evaluation of overseas projects, in additional to funding and finances.  

Zoe Liston - UCDVO Programme Co-ordinator

Zoe works alongside the Manager in coordinating the annual volunteer programme, in addition to taking the lead in coordinating a number of UCDVO courses and events throughout the year. Zoe is also responsible for UCDVO’s marketing and promotions.