The Presidents of all three Institutes of the Connaught Ulster Alliance met in person for the first time since national restrictions were imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Presidents of GMIT, LYIT and IT Sligo have continued to meet on a weekly basis online throughout lockdown restrictions but welcomed the return to face-to-face talks as preparations step up in the institutes ambitions to become a Technological University next year.
Known as Working Group 1, the group is chaired by Martin Cronin and comprises of the three Institute Presidents with Dr Seán Duffy, CUA Executive Project Lead also present.
The first face-to-face meeting in nearly six months, took place on the 28th of August on the Letterkenny IT campus. The group discussed a range of issues in preparing for the start of the 2020/2021 academic year including a Review of the draft TU Vision and Mission statements, a CUA Work Plan (Sept – Dec 2020) and Internal & external engagement. A submission to become a Technological University will be made by the CUA this December.