A student facilitator standing in the middle of a room leading a workshop, with student participants sat around the room listening and engaging
Friday, 19 April 2024

On 12 October 2023, UL Student Sustainability hosted an Idea Generation Workshop, led by UL Student Sustainability member Matthew Murray. The workshop provided a platform for participants to explore social and ecological concerns within their communities. 

During the session, attendees engaged in a journey of exploration, mapping their ideas and emotions surrounding these issues, while identifying the assets available within the University of Limerick. 

Utilising various tools, participants uncovered their perceptions, delved into root causes, and explored emotional responses to the challenges faced by their communities. 

Building on this momentum, the Iceberg Model was employed to systematically analyse the underlying causes of ecological and social issues. Navigating through the different levels of the iceberg offered participants a deeper understanding of the challenges at hand. 

The overarching goal of the workshop was to inspire participants to ideate and pitch project proposals aimed at driving social change aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It was heartening to witness individuals coming together, leveraging their creativity and passion to contribute meaningfully to a better future. 

A special thanks to UL Consulting & Entrepreneurship Society and Enactus UL for their participation and support. 

Student Sustainability has a wide array of events taking place every week, from panel discussions and debates, to workshops and guest speakers. These events are accessible for all UL students, and cover a variety of sustainability topics. See our past and current events here, and be sure to keep up to date with any available opportunities on our social media: InstagramLinkedIn, and X.