Dear SAI Member,

Hope this communication finds you well.

We were absolutely delighted to have welcomed you to the SAI Summer Seminar 2024 ‘Creating, Engaging and Enhancing Community for Student Success’.

It was really wonderful to meet everyone and to spend time together.

This year our Seminar provided an opportunity to share research, experience, thinking and practice, in the ways we are creating community within and outside of our HEIs, that support student success.

The subthemes of our Seminar included;

•            Enhancing belonging, inclusivity and equity in our HE communities

•            Supporting student engagement

•            Collaboration, mentorship and peer support

•            Examining the role and effectiveness of technology in student success

•            Student partnership, leadership and engagement

•            Innovation in mental health and wellbeing support for students

•            Linking the UN Sustainable Development Goals in supporting student success

Sincere gratitude to you all for your presence, openness, kindness and engagement throughout the day.

Your certificate of attendance has been emailed to you from

Thank you to everyone who submitted abstracts and all who presented at the Seminar. Presentations are available below:

On behalf of SAI, we have expressed our appreciation to our keynote speaker Mr. Tom Lowe and to our host TUS.  

Schedule SAI Summer Seminar 2024 (Updated 18/06/2024-11:23)
TUS Moylish - Car Parking
Tom Lowe - Keynote Address: Creating Higher Education Communities that Foster Student Engagement and Success
2. Community & Connection Developing the International Student Experience
3. Supporting Student Engagement in UCC Sharing Practices from Access Homework Clubs & Career Services Work Placement programmes in supporting student success
1. The 3Set Model for Innovation in Student Mental Health and Wellbeing, and how it built a peer-led transition programme
2. Implementation of a Peer Led Community Wellness Café Model into a 3rd Level setting
3. Eating Disorder Recovery Group Programme for Students
2. HEAR-ing but not Listening Student Experiences of the Pre-entry Supports of the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) Scheme
3. Student Carers in Higher Educational Institutes Policy, Evidence and Practice
1. Show me the money – how the 1916 Bursary enables success by providing direct financial support to Irish students during each year of their tertiary education
1. Dignity and Respect Interactive Workshop
2. Belonging at University To what and to whom
3. Board of Irish College Societies (BICS) Rewarding Excellence and Creating Leaders
4. Mentoring for Access, Retention and Progression in Higher Education Reflecting on Innovative Practice
5. An Experiential Exploration of Mindfulness to support Student Mental Health & Wellbeing
1. The Art of Possibility
1. Forge Your Future in Visual Communication Design
2. Empowering Futures Strategies for Successful Employability Events
3. Reflect & Connect A 360° approach to work placement learning
1. Technology Enhanced Student Volunteering
2. An integrated student support and communications framework based on real time student needs
3. Promoting Student Success in UCD Using Data to Help Perso
1. Nudging the Needle EDI training in Irish HEIs