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At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Ms Lorraine Tansey
Life Course Institute
T: Ext. 5346
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|ONLINE STUDENT ACCREDITATION TOOL||04-AUG-17||04-AUG-21|
|National Forum Professional Development Digital Badges - ENABLING STUDENT VOLUNTEERING - Digital Badge||13-JAN-17||04-JAN-21|
|e-VOC - e-training of professionals of the voluntary sector on the Validation of Competences||01-NOV-16||31-OCT-22|
|DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT UPDATE||01-OCT-15||30-SEP-16|
|UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE||01-JUN-15||30-SEP-17|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2020)|| 'Engaging Students through Extracurricular Programmes: A Virtual Platform in the COVID-19 Era'
Lorraine Tansey, Ríona Hughes, Dara Kerins and Anna Golden (2020) 'Engaging Students through Extracurricular Programmes: A Virtual Platform in the COVID-19 Era'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 12 (3) [ARAN Link] [Details]
|(2020)|| 'Revista de Estudios de la Juventud (Youth Studies Journal)'
Lorraine Tansey and Ígor Mella Núñez (2020) 'Revista de Estudios de la Juventud (Youth Studies Journal)'. Journal Of Youth Studies, [Details]
|(2018)|| 'From homework club to social justice: Critical reflections on student volunteering through the examination of a school–university partnership'
Tansey, Lorraine; Gallo, Maria (2018) 'From homework club to social justice: Critical reflections on student volunteering through the examination of a school–university partnership'. Research for All, 2 (1):76-92 [DOI] [Details]
|(2011)|| 'Educating engaged citizens: four projects from Ireland'
O'Flaherty,J; Liddy, M; Tansey, L; Roche, C. (2011) 'Educating engaged citizens: four projects from Ireland'. Journal Education And Training, 53 (4):267-283 [Details]
|(2013)|| 'Student Engagement through Volunteering in Ireland'
McIlrath, L. and Tansey, L. (2013) 'Student Engagement through Volunteering in Ireland' In: Student Engagement Handbook: Practice in Higher Education. Bingley: Emerald. [Details]
|(2013)|| 'Student Engagement Through Volunteering'
McIlrath, L,Tansey, L,Dunne, E,Owen, D (2013) 'Student Engagement Through Volunteering' In: The Student Engagement Handbook: Practice in Higher Education. :221-236 UK: Emerald. [Details]
|(2012)|| 'Volunteering within Higher Education-A Literature Exploration and Case Study'
Tansey, L,McIlrath, L,Lyons, A,Munck, R (2012) 'Volunteering within Higher Education-A Literature Exploration and Case Study' In: Higher Education and Civic Engagement - Comparative Perspectives. :125-138 New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
|(2022)|| UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 10th Biennial International Conference
Tansey, Lorraine and Young Social Innovators (2022) Volunteering and the Young Social Innovators Gen Z Research 2021 UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 10th Biennial International Conference [Details]
|(2021)|| 4th European Conference on Service-Learning in Higher Education
Tansey, L. (2021) Online Service Learning Community Engagement: Building Student Leadership Skills 4th European Conference on Service-Learning in Higher Education [Details]
|(2016)|| 24th IAVE World Volunteer Conference - Volunteering for Social Change
Tansey, L. (2016) Global Perspectives on Service Learning 24th IAVE World Volunteer Conference - Volunteering for Social Change [Details]
|(2020)|| Arts in Society Conference 2020 - NUI Galway/OÉ Gaillimh
Lorraine Tansey and Carly Zimmerman (2020) Community-University Collaboration Arts in Society Conference 2020 - NUI Galway/OÉ Gaillimh [Details]
|(2020)|| 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference in 2020 International Association for Volunteer Effort
Lorraine Tansey and Carly Zimmerman (2020) Partnering for Volunteer Engagement and Impact at NUI Galway and Galway International Arts Festival: A Case Study of University-Community Collaboration 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference in 2020 International Association for Volunteer Effort [Details]
|(2019)|| Learning Connections 2019
Lorraine Tansey (2019) “Encountering Difficult Knowledge: Service-Learning with Sociology and Political Science Undergraduates” Learning Connections 2019 UCC, Cork, Ireland, [Details]
|(2019)|| National Volunteer Management Conference 2020,
Lorraine Tansey; Cameron Keighron; Brandon Walsh (2019) Volunteer Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Volunteer Management Conference 2020, ILAS NUI Galway , 04-JUN-19 - 30-APR-20. [Details]
|(2019)|| European Volunteer Centre - CEV Capacity Building Conference - LEVEL - 2020,
Lorraine Tansey and Carly Zimmerman (2019) European Volunteer Centre. [Conference Organising Committee Member], European Volunteer Centre - CEV Capacity Building Conference - LEVEL - 2020, ILAS NUI Galway , 04-JUN-19 - 30-APR-20. [Details]
|(2019)|| Volunteering for a New Decade,
Lorraine Tansey (2019) Volunteer Now, Belfast, Northern Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Volunteering for a New Decade, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 05-DEC-19 - 05-DEC-19. [Details]
|(2019)|| Responsible Innovation Summit 2019,
Lorraine Tansey (2019) Critically Engaging in Change. [Oral Presentation], Responsible Innovation Summit 2019, Dublin, Ireland , 30-OCT-19 - 30-OCT-19. [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2021||National Volunteering Strategy Implementation Group, Higher Education Representative||Department of Rural and Community Development|
|2020||Student-led Teaching Hero Award||The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and the Union of Students in Ireland|
|2017||President's Awards for Support Services Excellence||NUI Galway|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Campus Engage||Working Group on Student Volunteering||/|
|Volunteer Ireland||Volunteering development agency.||/|
|Committee||Function||From / To|
|University of Sanctuary Committee||Member||/|
|LIFT - NUI Galway Steering Group||Managing Student Engagement||/|
|Galway 2020 & NUI Galway Steering Committee||Member||/|
|Working Group on Consent Framework Implementation||Training on Student Support; Student Communication and Engagement||/|
|HUB Central, NUI Galway||Member||/|
|Student Experience Executive||Member||08-JAN-20 / 05-JAN-21|
|CUSP - Community University Sustainability Project||Member||/|
|NUI Galway Employability Award Steering Team||Member||01-MAR-17 / 01-JAN-22|
|USCG - University Societies Coordinating Group||Member||03-OCT-10 / 30-JUN-13|
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|NUI Galway||ALIVE Programme||/|
|2014||University of British Columbia||MASTERS DEGREE (LEVEL 9)||Education|
|Title||Type||From / To|
|Outreach||‘Loving Galway’ Sustainability Festival: Celebrating our Green and Blue Space||01-MAY-18 / 04-OCT-18|
|Board Membership||StudentVolunteer.ie (Campus Engage)||/|
|Outreach||National Park City Galway initiative||13-OCT-20 / 30-JUN-21|
|Board Membership||The Global Citizen Award Standards and Awards Committee||02-OCT-16 / 12-NOV-19|
|Board Membership||Galway Volunteer Centre||01-JAN-11 / 12-DEC-20|
|Research for All||Reviewer|
|AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education||Reviewer|
Board of Irish Colleges, BICS, Adjudication Panel, 2017; 2016; 2015.
Child Safeguarding Statement, University of Galway
Aras na Mac Leinn Rebranding, University of Galway
Reviewer, 2nd ENLIGHT Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Göttingen, November 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2022.
YourSpace Extracurricular Platform, University of Galway
Smart Consent (now known as Active Consent) student communication advisor.
First Aid Responder, NUI Galway
LGBT+ Ally, NUI Galway
Selection Board Interview Panels across Irish Higher Education
Volunteer Ireland, National Awards, Adjudication Panel, 2019.
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2019||Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Management and Leadership||Level 9||St. Angela's College Sligo|
|2020||Environmental Problems and Solutions||EV604||Sustainable Development Goals|
|2020||Civic Engagement within Higher Education||CEL2080||Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning|
|2017, 2018, 2020||CKI||BM204||Service Learning Module with community partnership projects|
|2016 - 2019||Volunteering: Theory, Policy and Practice||SP3115||Sociology and Politics|
|2017 - 2020||MA in Leadership and Management in the Community and Public Sector||Module 2 - Volunteering & Philanthropy||St. Angela's College Sligo|
|Name||Description of Collaboration|
|Student Success Strategy||
|Responding to and Supporting to Students in Distress||