Student Networking Event a Great Success.

September 25, 2012  |  Domestic, News, Student Networking Event  |  Share

Attendees at the inaugural CUSAI Student Networking Event (UCD, 10th October 2012)

“It’s a great idea” –  this testimonial received from one student sums up the thoughts of the the forty or so students who attended the inaugural CUSAI Student Networking Event hosted by UCD Sport on the 10th October.

Student sports clubs represented on the day included archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, darts, equestrian, Gaelic football, gymnastics, hurling, orienteering, rowing, surfing, table tennis, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.

There was a fantastic response from students to Killian Martin’s presentation on how he and his Committee at DCU Rugby Club went about hosting the 2010 and 2011 Rugby 7s intervarsities. CEO Bob Coggins presentation on Sponsorship and Fundraising and Conor Lynch, founder of social media company BOSS Metrics, presentation on Social Media were also brilliantly received by the audience.

However the star attraction for the students was undoubtedly Leinster and Ireland rugby star Kevin McLaughlin who, after a presentation on how he managed to juggle his study and rugby commitments during his student days at UCD, answered questions from the students for well over 30 minutes. By the end the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Tim O’Connor of ITT Dublin, had to bring the Q & A session to an end to avoid the rush hour traffic but not before commenting that in his experience he had never come across so many questions for one speaker in his years in organising events.

Kevin McLaughlin Addresses the Delegates.

The Student Networking Event was organised by CUSAI to provide third level student sports club administrators the opportunity to network with their peers and to receive valuable information, guide lines, best practice and tips on developing their club and organising student sports events.

To download your favourite presentation simply click on the presentation title below.

Finally to thank each and everyone of the presenters for taking time out of their day job to present at the event for free, the students who attended, UCD Sport for hosting and organising the event and CUSAI’s Communications and Marketing working group for all their work in coordinating and planning the event.

Until next year!!


Time Presentation Speaker Organisation Position
1pm Introduction Mr. Kieran Dowd CUSAI Chairman
1.10pm CUSAI and its Work Ms. Georgina Dwyer UCD Executive Assistant
1.35pm CUSIA Support for Your Event Mr. Ciarán Ó hIarnáin CUSAI Development Manager
1.45pm CUSAI Intercollegiate Event of the Year Ms. Drinda Jones Trinity College Administrative Officer
1.55pm Case Study: Organising an Intervarsity Competition. Killian Martin  DCU
2.30pm BREAK
3pm Sponsorship and Fundraising Mr. Bob Coggins CEO
3.40pm Making the Most of Your Social Media Mr. Conor Lynch BOSS Metrics Founder
4.20pm Special Guest Mr. Kevin McLaughlin Leinster Rugby
4.30pm Q & A Mr. John McClean UCD RFC Director of Rugby

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