Chatham University Visit to TU Dublin

A group of Business and Sustainability students from Chatham University visited TU Dublin on Wednesday 1st. May, 2019. Led by Jim Pierson, the Interim Chair/Director of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, and Tom Macagno from the Falk School of Sustainability, the group received presentations in the College of Business, Aungier St., from

  • Andy Maguire on Sustainability, the SDGs, and the frameworks being put into place for Ireland’s businesses to comply and surpass the relevant requirements
  • Declan Allen on Brexit and it’s likely effects on current economic activity on the island of Ireland
  • Dónal O’Brien on Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland, both inward and outward.

The Directorate of Academic Affairs, Digital & Learning Transformation, are aiming to provide a short synopsis of the event, through Roy Moore.

Later in the day many of the group attend a Q&A session organized by Enactus @ TU Dublin.  The main presentations were provided by

  • Lye Ogunsanya of One Foundation – on the impact of social good, and the work towards achieving UN SDGs
  • Stephen King, the Sustainability Coordinator for the Brown Thomas/Arnotts Group, on Waste Management
  • Ayesha Ngada who is completing her M.Sc. in Sustainable Development, on Flash Fashion
  • Jeff Otengo from Enactus @ TU Dublin on Eirtote, a project that seeking to empower Syrian refugee women in Jordan, with the aim to reduce the plastic problem so as to enable them to make reusable tote bags that will be sold in Ireland.

Thursday saw the group touring Dáil Éireann, a visit facilitated by Eamon Ryan TD, via Ciarán Cuffe of the College of Engineering & Built Environment.

While in Belfast on Wednesday 8th. May, the group initially visited Queen’s University hosted by John Barry and later toured Stormont Castle, facilitated by Steven Agnew MLA. Both visits were facilitated by Yvonne Galligan, TU Dublin’s Director for Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion.

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