CFRC in the News

NUI Galway recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with representatives from the National Federation of Voluntary Bodies and intellectual disability service providers including Ability West, Brothers of Charity Services Galway, Brothers of Charity Services Roscommon and Western Care. The Memorandum of Understanding outlines the partner’s strong commitment to the ‘Going to College’ initiative at NUI Galway and their agreement to provide direct funding for the coming academic year.

The presentations of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre 6th Biennial International Conference keynote speakers and parallel sessions are now available for downloading. Please scroll down to view.

Two members of staff from the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and the School of Political Science and Sociology were awarded funding by the Irish Research Council as part of its 2012 Research Development Initiative competition. Dr. Cormac Forkan and Mr. Liam Coen won a competitive tendering process to examine the impact of the Youth Café Initiative in Ireland.

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Dr. Sue Redmond and Dr. Sheila McArdle, Doctoral Fellows at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, were recently conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by President, Dr. Jim Browne, at NUI Galway. Both Sue and Sheila's research was carried out with support of their supervisor Prof. Pat Dolan.

Kathleen McNamee, a 15-year-old transition year student shares her views in a magazine article on her experience of doing a work placement with the UNESCO CFRC. An article written by Kathleen on the children’s rights referendum was published in the Irish Times during her work placement.

The findings of the study, which was undertaken under the leadership of Professor Pat Dolan and with the support of the Atlantic Philanthropies, were presented to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtarain on 27th February last.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 5 month fixed-term contract Research Associate position. The position will involve working on the Belong Project. The Belong Project works with BME (Black and Ethnic Minority) children and young people (aged 7-12 years) across the Southern area of Northern Ireland to promote a sense of belonging in the local area.

The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre is delighted to announce its 6th Biennial International Conference on Engagement and Participation in Family Support that will be held on 13th & 14th June 2013 in the
Engineering Building at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This year Adult Education Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates awards were presented at the Conferring Ceremony at NUI Galway on Friday, 19th October 2012.

Among those successfully graduated were young leaders from Foróige clubs who received the Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action.

Kathleen McNamee, a 15-year-old transition year student gives her opinion on the children’s referendum as per today's article in the Irish Times. She wrote this article during her time as a youth researcher at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway.