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Funded 4-year PhD programme in the School of Education, Trinity College Dublin

The School of Education in Trinity College Dublin is offering an opportunity for a funded 4-year structured PhD programme (full time).

Under the supervision of Dr Donatella Camedda, there is a position for a structured PhD student,  funded for 4 years to work on the Inclusion of students with Intellectual Disabilities. The funding is provided by the Trinity Research Doctorate Award and it will cover €25K stipend per year + tuition fees. Full details of the award are on the Trinity School of Education Website: here.

Call for Papers issued by the British Journal of Learning Disabilities

The British Journal of Learning Disabilities has issued a Call for Papers. Our colleague Dr Donatalla Camedda is leading guest editor for the forthcoming special education edition. As this special edition of the BJLD focuses on People with intellectual (learning) disabilities working or studying in higher education institutions, it may be of particular interest to the INHEF membership and a list of topics included are as follows:

  1. People with intellectual/learning disabilities studying in higher education
  2. Opportunities and challenges of implementing HE programmes
  3. Support provision in higher education such as peer-mentoring
  4. Employment pathways linked to higher education programmes
  5. Full-time/part-time employment in higher education institutions
  6. Inclusive research involving employment of people with intellectual/learning disabilities as researchers/research assistants in higher education institutions
  7. Inclusive research on higher education-employment transitions
  8. Higher education and/or employment policy/practice developments
  9. Advocacy initiatives in higher education and/or employment

The call for papers has just gone live and the BJLD are accepting abstracts until January ’24.  See the call here:

Please note that the contributions should be academic papers with an easy-to-read/video summary.

This is a wonderful opportunity for INHEF members to disseminate some of the excellent work that is happening around the country and if anyone is interested in offering a collaborative submission on any of the topics identified, please contact Dr Orla Slattery directly who will be happy to liaise with you and co-ordinate.

Easy to read version of the call for papers.

Learning Without Limits: Celebrating the Work of TCIPD

The Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Rethink Ireland are holding an event on Friday 27th October 2023 – 9:30 – 13:30 at the Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, 182 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, DO2 F6N2.
This event aims to commemorate and reflect upon the remarkable progress made in inclusive education for individuals with intellectual disabilities over the past two decades within Trinity College Dublin.

Over the past 20 years, Trinity College has been a leader in the field of inclusive education. Developing from an initial pilot course in 2004, the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities has evolved to become a national and international best practice leader, creating a model of education that allows students to fulfil their potential through their academic, work placement and college life experience.

Following registration and an opportunity to connect over teas and coffees, there will be a welcoming address and speeches from special guests, before a launch into three thematic conversation salons hosted by TCPID students and graduates on the subjects of the academic experience, the college life experience, and the pathways to opportunity following college.

Then after reconvening participants will share the learnings from the morning, and reflect on the actions needed to grow the opportunities for inclusive higher education across the country and to address the barriers that exist for the young people now and in the future.

Register for the event on  Eventbrite here.

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