Trinity Hosts First Global Engagement Week

Posted on: 20 March 2015

Trinity’s inaugural Global Engagement Week will take place from 20 – 25 April 2015 to further raise awareness of global relations activity among the College community.  Highlights from the week will include a staff briefing and review of current activities hosted by the Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Juliette Hussey, and a student briefing session hosted by the Dean of Students, Professor Kevin O’Kelly and Vice President for Global Relations. These sessions will be an opportunity for the College community to learn more about global relations initiatives and to share their ideas to inform the Internationalisation Strategy.

In addition, an ‘Ideas Space’ in the Global Room will be open for the duration of the week. Staffed by members of the Global Relations team, this interactive space will aid communication, collaboration and understanding of Trinity’s international activities among stakeholders within College. Informal, themed sessions will take place during the week open to the whole College community. The space will capture insights and feedback and help with shaping the direction of future initiatives.

One of the key events linked with Global Engagement Week will be the Trinity Global Engagement Awards ceremony hosted by the Provost. These awards are designed to recognise the exceptional contribution made by staff to global education, cultural understanding and global experiences that directly benefits the Trinity community, raising the College’s profile. Up to three awards of €2,000 will be given each year.

Commenting on the significance of the awards, the Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Juliette Hussey said: “The Trinity Global Engagement Awards will recognise Trinity staff who play a leading role in building international relations and embedding internationalisation into Trinity’s educational and research culture. The awards are a reflection of the value which we in Trinity place on developing the University’s profile and reputation abroad, and the importance placed on the development of students into global citizens”.

It is envisaged that the awards will support the recipients in the advancement of their professional endeavours and engagement in a region strategic to their School or profession, in collaboration with the Global Relations Office.  At the awards ceremony, submission content from the successful candidates will be on display to help highlight the importance of international work as part of the overall focus of Trinity and the University’s strategic objectives.

A full schedule of the planned activities for Global Engagement Week will be available shortly on