Trinity College Dublin joined the Laidlaw Network in 2018. The Laidlaw Programme offers undergraduate students at Trinity the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience to become active global citizens and future leaders.
Laidlaw Scholars work with an academic supervisor on a self-directed, independent research project and take part in a suite of integrated leadership development activities which culminate in a challenging applied leadership experience. Laidlaw Scholars join a community of learning, driven by curiosity and collaboration, which enables diverse voices to make a meaningful impact.
The Laidlaw Programme at Trinity is open to undergraduates in the second year of a four year programme or the second/third year of a five year undergraduate/integrated masters programme.
I am a 3rd year Midwifery student at Trinity College Dublin. For my research project, I am investigating women's views on the need for birth reflection clinics/services for women who have experienced a traumatic event during childbirth within the Irish maternity services.
Student Employability Officer (Laidlaw Programme Coordinator), Trinity College Dublin
Joel is the Student Employability Officer and supports the development of co-curricular projects, in particular the Laidlaw Undergraduate Leadership and Research Programme and the Trinity Employability Awards.
As Laidlaw coordinator he is responsible for the design and delivery of the Laidlaw Scholarship including student leadership development activities and day-to-day support of the Laidlaw Scholars at Trinity.
He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and was awarded a B.A. in English Studies and a Master in Arts from the University. Prior to joining the Careers Service, he worked in the Academic Registry as a Team Manager (Communications, HR and Admin) with a focus on developing modern and inclusive support services for students and staff. He has previously worked with the Office of Global Relations in developing the Global Room and Campus Visit initiatives for international students.
He is a founder and former Chair (2016-2018) of Trinity's LGBT Staff Network and is committed to enabling Trinity's mission to foster excellence through an accessible and diverse community.