BICS Forum 2018 – 1st and 2nd of February 2017

Thursday 1st of February Afternoon 


BICS Staff Networking & Training Event

Venue – DIT Aungier St Boardroom

13.00 to 16.00             


13.00 to 14.00   Lunch

14.00 to 16.00 Staff Networking at Training Event.

Theme:”Welfare, grievances, complaints, conflict: helping students coping with difficult issues. Resilience and self care of ourselves”.


                       STUDENT & STAFF

Thursday 1st of February (Evening)

Venue: DIT Gleeson Hall – DIT Kevin St

16.30 to 21.00

Theme:   Developing yourself and your Society”


Thursday 1st February

16.30 to 17.00 Registration – Teas and Coffees 

17.00 to 18.15 Welcome Address – Chairperson & BICS Student Rep Chair

Riona Hughes BICS Chairperson and (NUIG) Societies Officer NUI Galway

17.00 to 18.00 Ice Breakers /Interactive talk/workshop

by Emmet Jordan Kelly ( DIT)  and David Cuddihy ( MIC)

18.00  to 19.30 Panel Discussion: “Developing leadership skills, motivating and influencing  others”

Alan Coleman – Founder and CEO of Wolfgang Digital, Will Kinsella – DJ, Producer, promoter, lecturer and consultant and Carol Conway – Freelance Consultant

19.30 to 21.00 BICS Student Network and Staff Reception
chance to network win -prizes and enjoy some finger food and refreshments.

10.00/10.30 till late BICS Forum Social Event (Camden St Venue)


BICS Forum 2018 – 1st and 2nd of February 2018

Venue: DIT Gleeson Hall – DIT Kevin St

Friday 2nd of February (All Day)

9.30 to 16.00

Venue: DIT Gleeson Hall, DIT Kevin St

9.00  to  9.30 Registration, Network, Tea & Coffee and Danishes

9.45  to 10.00 Welcome and Introduction Chairperson of BICS – Riona Hughes

10.00 to 10.45 “Setting Goals and Succession Plans”– Dave Kilmartin – DIT Head of the DIT Career Development Centre.

10.55 to 11.40 BICS awards info session – “How to apply and improve your nomination”

11.45 to 12. 35

                                              Parallel Session

“Creating a team and being an advocate for social issues

 Claire Faithorn

Ideas Collective & STAND On Campus

“Time Management and Mind Mapping”

Dr Rachel O’ Connor – DIT Campus Life – Research and Project officer


12.45 to 13.30 5 A day for Youth Mental Health delivered by Jigsaw Dublin City


13.30 to 14. 15 Lunch


14.15 to 15.45

                                                  Parallel Session

“Conflict resolution Conflict resolution: a practical guide

James McCormack –  NUIG   
 Counselling Service

This ‘hands-on’ workshop aims to assist participants to gain proven life skills in conflict resolution that will benefit
not only their involvement in committees but in their social, family and working lives.

Digital Marketing “How to Make a Big Impact, with little time/money/resources

Cassie Delaney  Director of content in Jobbio, previously deputy editor at

(60 Minutes)

Building your Brand –  Tips & Tools

Graphic designer (30 minutes)

Neil Murphy Third Mind Design.


15.45 to 16.00 Wrap and Close

Register here

Registration Fees
Student Thursday only €10 (4.30pm – 9pm followed by social event)
Student Friday only €15 (9.30am – 4pm incl lunch)
Student 2 days €20
Staff Thursday only €20 (1pm – 9pm followed by social event)
Staff Friday only €35 (9.30am – 4pm incl lunch)
Staff 2 days €50
Non BICS member college – Thursday €40 (4.30pm – 9pm followed by social event)
Non BICS member college – Friday €65 (9.30am – 4pm incl lunch)


Non BICS member college – 2 days €100

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