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Who is UWC Ireland?

UWC Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland (RCN: 20205977), run by a committee made up of alumni volunteers who share an enthusiasm for the values of the UWC movement, and want to give something back in return for the educational, leadership and growth opportunities they experienced during their time at their UWC.

UWC Ireland is part of a global UWC volunteer national committee system which operates in over 155 countries. These committees are responsible for selecting students for entry to UWC schools and colleges. It is a unique system which enables students to be selected from within their own communities and cultures and by alumni who recognise the attributes required to be a successful UWC scholar.

Upon graduation from a UWC College, Irish students have returned to Ireland to pursue their third level education or enrolled in universities abroad. Irish UWC alumni have gone on to pursue careers across all sectors of society from the arts to the sciences and within the NGO, public and private sectors.

Notable alumni include Anne Enright, author, professor and Man Booker prize winner, Dr. Renata Dwan, former Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research and currently a senior adviser at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the Martti Ahtisaari Foundation, and Paul Colton, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

Main National Committee Members:

  • Aisling Hassell - Chair of UWC Ireland National Committee, Director
  • Paul Hart - Secretary of the National Committee
  • Robert Adamson - Treasurer of the National Committee
  • Nicola Timmins - Member of the National Committee, Director
  • Tom Hunt - Member of the National Committee, Director