AHEAD: Association for Higher Education Access & Disability
Creating inclusive environments in education & employment for people with disabilities.


Health Sciences Summer School 2015

Title: The Real Risk is Doing Nothing: What can we do to support students with disabilities in healthcare?

When: June 10th - 12th 2015

Where: University College Dublin - Room H2.38, O’Brien Centre

Cost: €279 for 3 day summer school including lunch on 3 days, dinner in one evening + a historical tour of Dublin City. Accommodation available from €53 per night. Register here>>.

AHEAD Members only offer:  €199 till May 13th - check if your organisation is a member here.

The landscape of higher education has changed dramatically in recent years and currently about 4.5% of all students studying in the field of health & welfare have disclosed a disability*. As educators, we are responsible for supporting these students and ensuring that they have a positive college experience.

AHEAD in collaboration with University College Dublin School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems are organising our biennial Summer School running from 10th - 12th June 2015 for Professionals working in the Health Sciences sector who have responsibility for including students with disabilities in the Health Professions, including clinical placements. This year, the Summer School focuses the spotlight on Mental Health and aims to open a dialogue about flexibility in teaching and learning, exploring the threshold concept of reasonable accommodations in healthcare.

To view the draft program, click here>>


We having arranged on campus accommodation for those who wish to avail of it costing €53 per person per night. The accommodation is situated in the Glenomena Building and is located just a 10 minute walk across campus from the summer school venue. Please note that this accommodation is run by UCD so if you have questions/problems with booking, please contact them directly. To book accommodation, please visit this special booking link.

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*refers to Ireland in the higher education academic year 2013/14 - AHEAD Stats 13/14

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