16 January 2024 - Navigating The RPL Journey: Engaging Employers

December 5, 2023

Join us for:

'Navigating the RPL Journey: Engaging with Employers'

This is a unique opportunity to hear from distinguished guest speakers across enterprise and higher education, providing case studies of RPL in action both in Ireland and internationally. 

Date: Tuesday 16th January 2024 
Venue: TU Dublin's East Quad, Grangegorman, D07 XFF2, Dublin 7
See parking and public transport information below.
Time: 9:00am to 13:00pm 

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Technological University of Dublin’s Enterprise Academy together with the National Recognition of Prior Learning in Higher Education Project invite you to explore and discuss:   

  • how higher education staff are using RPL to address a range of challenges faced by employers, including skills gaps and talent development, and;   

  • why this work is critically important for developing career pathways and life-long learning opportunities.  


The event keynote speaker Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva of the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) will present Positioning RPL in the Landscape of Higher Education & University-Business Cooperation. 


Other guest speakers include: 

  • Claire Mc Gee, IBEC - Head of Education and Innovation Policy 

  • Hugh McAtamney, TU Dublin Enterprise Academy with Screen Ireland  

  • Susan Forseille, Director of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

  • Guest Panellists from Higher Education and Enterprise discussing RPL implementation, Assessment, and Quality Assurance, and success factors of RPL.    


Learn from case studies: 

1.      TU Dublin and Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland   

2.      A Perspective from Canada on RPL  


This unique event aims to ‘deep dive’ into the practicalities and success factors from a higher education perspective as well as hearing about demand-side drivers from employers.   


This event may be of interest for those working in: 

  • enterprise education 

  • lifelong learning  

  • upskilling and reskilling  

  • recruitment and admissions  

  • quality assurance.  


Parking & Public Transport

Getting There

The University's Grangegorman Campus is located in Dublin 7, about 1 km from Dublin City Centre. The campus is surrounded to the south-east by Smithfield, to the west by Stoneybatter, north by Cabra, to the north and east by Phibsborough / Broadstone. Eircode is D07 H6K8  
View location on Google Maps.

The Grangegorman Campus is car-free, and there are no parking spaces available to students or visitors. 

Pay & Display spaces are available in the North Circular Road and the Park House car parks. The University has also agreed on a special all-day rate of €9 per day in the Parkrite car park in Smithfield, and a validator is installed in Rathdown House. 

Public Transport 
TU Dublin Grangegorman is easily accessible by bus or Luas. The TU Dublin website had a list of bus routes and information on time tables. 
Grangegorman is just a few Luas stops from O'Connell Street, and the quickest way to get to campus is by taking the Green Line Luas. Broadstone - University or Grangegorman stops are closest to the campus.
If you are near the Red Line, you can also take that to the Smithfield stop, and Grangegorman is just a ten-minute walk away.