Marian O'Connor

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Marian O'Connor, Project Lead, University College Dublin

Marian O'Connor is the Project Lead for the National RPL Project at UCD.

Marian is a Senior Project Manager with over twenty years of professional experience working in the I.T., Financial Services, and education sectors. Since joining UCD in 2008 she has worked in marketing and student recruitment at graduate level as well as successfully delivering complex projects which addressed the needs of multiple stakeholders across the university. 

In her current role she is responsible for the implementation of The National RPL in Higher Education project within UCD to make RPL an integral and vibrant part of the institution, presenting lifelong learning opportunities to citizens and to enterprise. It is an exciting project that involves working with teams right across UCD, the central Sectoral team, HEA, employers as well as project leads across Ireland to deliver on the work of the project. This project marks an innovative collaboration between Institutes of Technology, Universities and Technological Universities and will help promote a shift in RPL policy, procedure, and practice in the Irish Higher Education sector.  

While not working on RPL projects she is she is focused on Enhancing Digital Teaching and Learning Project and managing the university's response to funding initiatives run by the HEA such as Human Capital Initiative, July Stimulus, and Springboard. In addition, she works with a large cross-functional team to help deliver online orientation for incoming undergraduate and graduate students.