Who's Involved in CÉIM?

CÉIM is a partnership between 1st year students, 2nd and 3rd year student leaders, discipline-specific academic and administrative staff and the Students’ Union. This is what the various people involved in CÉIM do:

1st Year Students

  • Attend and fully participate in a peer learning session each week
  • Collaborate and share ideas with others in the group
  • Engage with their Cairde group
  • Take responsibility for their own learning
  • Be open to new ways of doing things

Student Leaders

  • Attend and participate in a 2.5 day training course
  • Plan, develop and run a 50 minute CÉIM session each week with 1st year students
  • Take part in weekly debriefing and training sessions with other student leaders and staff
  • Encourage 1st years to attend CÉIM sessions
  • Collaborate with other Student Leaders, staff and 1st year students to create a dynamic and useful learning environment targeted to the needs of 1st years
  • Share learning and experiences of CÉIM with others

The Academic Lead

  • Acts as the main College/School contact for CÉIM
  • Provides academic support for the initiative
  • Liaises between student leaders and College management, and relays information about CÉIM at course and departmental meetings
  • Liaises with other academic staff as necessary
  • Attends CÉIM debriefing sessions with student leaders to discuss session progress and upcoming topics
  • Promotes the scheme to students and staff

College/School Administrative Team

  • Assists with logistical aspects of the CÉIM scheme, such as communication, room booking, and timetabling
  • Oversees data gathering and collation for evaluation purposes

The Students’ Union CÉIM Director

  • Coordinates the day-to-day running of CÉIM
  • Promotes the initiative in collaboration with the Academic Lead and other staff
  • Organises training of student leaders
  • Attends weekly debriefing meetings with student leaders and staff
  • Supports student leaders with practical matters
  • Visits each group a number of times to provide feedback to student leaders
  • Organises evaluation of the CÉIM scheme and dissemination of the findings

The Students’ Union CÉIM Administrator

  • Provides administrative and programme IT support.
  • Liaises with student leaders and staff.
  • Arranges logistics for events and training.
  • Visits groups to provide feedback to student leaders.
  • Attends weekly debriefing meetings with student leaders and staff

The Students’ Union Engagement Coordinator

  • Provides programme and administrative support
  • Organises materials for student leaders, weekly meetings and training
  • Provides focused support to individual student leaders and groups of students
  • Attends weekly debriefing meetings with student leaders and staff
  • Visits groups to provide feedback to student leaders
  • Manages CÉIM Social Media


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