Sligo students to go to Olympiad

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Three students from St. Angela’s College of Education in Sligo were among the 2015 winners and highly commended entrants at the Undergraduate Awards (UA).

BRAINS: James Devaney, Cian Burns and Eoghan Donohue who will take part in the Olympiad.
BRAINS: James Devaney, Cian Burns and Eoghan Donohue who will take part in the Olympiad.

Sinead Gaffney as student of St Angela’s College Sligo won the Education category for her paper ‘The Home Economics Teacher as Leader within the School Community: A Reflection’. Two further students were recognised as Highly Commended Entrants, meaning their papers were ranked in the top 10% of all submissions in the Nursing & Midwifery category: Hazel Hevehan and Rose Murray.

This is not the first time the College has excelled at these international awards. Elaine Sweeney, a 2014 nursing graduate and Kim O’Toole a Home Economic Education 2014 graduate rate amongst the top 10% of submission internationally.

In 2013 Michelle Galvin received a highly commended achievement in the Nursing and Midwifery Category. In 2012 Ms Mary Mac Goldrick was selected as an overall winner of the Undergraduate Awards in the Nursing and Midwifery Category.

“This is a fantastic achievement for St. Angela’s and its Sinead,” commented UA’s Executive Director Louise Hodgson. “Only the very top students from each university can submit their coursework, and The Undergraduate Awards identifies the very best of the best.”

Winners and Highly Commended Entrants will receive their Gold Medals at the annual UA Global Summit, taking place in Dublin on November 10-13.

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