Teachers in Residence Programme Testimonials

 Teacher Feedback

 “The highlight has been the way in which CÚRAM has allowed me to take the wonderful, and sometimes I suppose, abstract research that’s happening here in NUI Galway, and make that difficult material manageable for students, and to bring that to a classroom in a fun adaptable way, whilst reminding the students of the broad careers that are available to them.  The CÚRAM Teachers in Residence programme allowed us to develop teaching and learning resources and with these resources we could have fun and engaging workshops which led to much better and broader understanding for our students, and with that, better engagement.  It’s going to bring an awful lot of students into STEM careers.”

Clive Monaghan, St. Jarlaths College, Tuam

 “The main highlights for me being involved in the programme have been having access to the researchers and simply to collaborate with people who are so passionate about what they do, and with our skills then, it’s about being able to bring that passion and knowledge to a whole new generation of scientists.”

Carmel Moore, Eglish NS, Ahascragh

 “The most interesting part was learning about new technology that has really developed since I left college which was a long time ago, .. 30 years ago, things like, stem cell research, particularly embryonic stem cells, the ethics involved, and also like things like the development of biomedical devices.”

Anne McGreavy, Coláiste Éinde, Salthill

 Researcher Feedback

 “It helped me have a better look at my project to see a bigger picture. Also, because I can share with the community my project, what I’m doing, what we are involved in research, nowadays, and also hopefully inspire the next generation of researchers.”

Ana Fradinho, PhD candidate, CÚRAM

“My experience with the program was very positive. I especially found it very interesting since I had the chance to see other colleagues presenting their work to teachers as well. In addition, I really appreciated that teachers are coming from underdeveloped areas and I could observe a huge difference in terms of interests when interacting with them in contrast to the people I am used to speaking to. They were particularly interested not just in what my research was aiming to but also in how personally I am involved in the project. I had the opportunity to bring them to my bench work where I spend most of my time and I believe they experienced through me my real everyday work and they seemed to like and appreciated it too. I believe this type of program brings back to the front what is most important in our research work, the people.”

Marc Antoni Fernández Yagüe, PhD candidate, CÚRAM