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Minister launches ICOS' Diverse Voices intercultural training pack for working with international students


11/6/15

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Sullivan TD, has launched Ireland's first ever comprehensive package for training higher education staff in working with international students, the culmination of a major project by the Irish Council for International Students. The 'Diverse Voices: Listening to International Students' DVD and training guide was developed by ICOS over a three year period, bringing together the experiences and perspectives of a range of international students on living and studying in Ireland. » Read more

The project was developed with support from the Department of Education and Skills and received its formal launch from the Minister on 11th June 2015.


With the new Diverse Voices intercultural training pack (l-r): Nwafor Ezebuchi Hanachor, international student participant in DVD; Dr. Ciarán Dunne, Editor of Diverse Voices; Louise Staunton, Author of Diverse Voices - Photo: Oliver O'Flanagan (RCSI)


Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, welcomes attendees to the launch event, held in RCSI's College Hall - Photo: Oliver O'Flanagan (RCSI)


Event speakers (l-r): Dr. Ciarán Dunne, Editor of Diverse Voices; Professor Hannah McGee, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, RCSI; Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills; Louise Staunton, Author of Diverse Voices; Nwafor Ezebuchi Hanachor, international student participant in DVD; Dr Stephen Robinson, ICOS Chairperson - Photo: Oliver O'Flanagan (RCSI)


Screening of video clip - Photo: Oliver O'Flanagan (RCSI)