Video: First Defend the University forum at DCU

Staff from DCU, Trinity College and UCD, along with students, were among a strong attendance at the first Defend the University event on October 23rd.

Prof Ronnie Munck of DCU, a member of the University’s SIPTU Section Committee that hosted the event, provides the introduction. RTÉ Education Correspondent Emma O Kelly chairs; principal speakers are Prof. Mary Gallagher of UCD, author, Academic Armageddon, an Irish Requiem for Higher Education, and Prof. Des Freedman of Goldsmiths, London, co-editor, The Assault on Universities: a Manifesto for Resistance; Dr Brendan Walsh, DCU, editor,  Degrees of Nonsense, the Demise of the University in Ireland, responds, and the panel responds further to comments and questions from the floor.