UA Global Summit 2015
Each year, Winners and Highly Commended Entrants are invited to Dublin to attend the UA Global Summit – a “Davos for students”. The UA Global Summit is a unique four-day event (November each year) during which the top students from around the world take part in discussions, workshops and events all geared towards enhancing their personal development, encouraging responsible leadership and equipping them with the knowledge they need to further themselves, their ideas and research.
Perfect – three of the best days of my life so far. Gave me clarity to think through a few hard decisions about what direction I want my career to take and has affirmed some aspirations of mine.” (Winner, 2013)
The Summit is an exclusive event in that only Winners and Highly Commended Entrants can attend. The event is designed to celebrate these outstanding undergraduates from across the world, and to inspire them with speakers assembled from a diverse range of backgrounds; as diverse as the category winners themselves. The four-day conference provides the opportunity to present their work to each other at UPresent to an audience of like-minded, ambitious people from different disciplines – they are the only expert in their field in the room! At the Summit we promote collaboration among these future leaders and encourage them to build life long relationships
The City of Dublin – a city steeped in history and associated with such scholars, academics and visionaries as Jonathan Swift, Earnest Walton, Constance Markiewicz, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker and Mary Robinson – is our venue over the course of the Summit. We will host the world’s top students in some of Dublin’s most historic and beautifully stunning buildings around the city, including City Hall, Dublin Castle, Iveagh House and Farmleigh House.
As part of the UA Global Summit, we host The Colloquium, designed to help the Winners and Highly Commended Entrants realise their individual potential and their collective potential as a group to tackle some of the world’s biggest issues. The Colloquium encourages a culture of inter-disciplinary co-operation among our winners, as well as a sense of responsible leadership – to empower them to believe that they can and will be at the forefront of their respective fields in years to come. Last year’s speakers included a film-producer-turned-educator, a choreographer, an entrepreneur, a scientist and a political lawyer. See the full list of 2015 Speakers here.
It was obvious that a lot of careful thought and planning had gone into each minute of the day, and the team managed to put together a truly fantastic programme of talks, discussions, and activities.” (Winner, 2013)