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Irish HE Institutions webinar: Identifying and supporting struggling Business students – a drop in discussion

Irish HE Institutions webinar: Identifying and supporting struggling Business students – a drop in discussion 

28/04/2021 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am


With increasing cohort sizes, remote learning and varying levels of academic skills, being able to identify those students that are struggling is growing increasingly difficult for educators.  
Business students are arriving at Irish universities unprepared for the academic challenges that await them and the difference from Leaving Certificate level can be a shocking surprise. This theme can then continue into later years of a student’s academic journey. 

Throw into the mix that Irish school leavers don’t follow the same subject specific focus for their chosen undergraduate course as UK learners do, educators are presented with an extremely mixed and diverse cohort with varying needs. 

So, how do educators identify struggling students and what strategies can be implemented to help them transition into university, whilst continuing to support them throughout their entire university experience? 

We will explore these issues through sharing case studies, best practise examples and the strategies used by our panel of guest speakers joining us: 

Anne Crowley: 

Dr. Anne Crowley is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Business at Munster Technological University. With 20+ years industry experience working for large tech organisations and over 13 years’ experience in Higher Education, Anne is well-positioned to provide a unique insight into the Irish Higher Education sector. Anne’s research interests include student employability competences, pedagogy, technology, and teaching with software simulations.

Peter Robbins:  

Dr. Peter Robbins, lectures in the DCU Business School where he is a member of the Irish Institute for Digital Business: DotLAB research group and is one of Ireland’s foremost experts in innovation and new product and service development. He is a former Global Director of Innovation Excellence for GSK. His area of research is how firms organize for innovation. He was head of the Department of Design Innovation in Maynooth University until January 2019 when he joined DCU’s growing Business School. He has published in R&D Management, the Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, the Irish Journal of Management, International Journal of Innovation Management, London Strategy Review and regularly speaks at international conferences and corporate events on the subject of managing creativity and innovation.