St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway

Introduction
SACSSt. Angela’s College, Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a provider of University-level education and research in the North West of Ireland. As a College within the wider National University network we are a dynamic, fast-growing educational institution that recognises our strategic location in Sligo and the North West. We are fully responsive to the local/regional needs and aware of our contribution not only to University-level education but to the social and economic development of the region.

Students at St. Angela’s College, Sligo are afforded a high quality of University education with small classes, state of the art resources within a strong community environment while been given the wider opportunities of being registered students at NUI Galway.

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, is founded on over 400 years of education tradition. This is a tradition which values both Christian ideals and academic excellence. As a College within the wider National University of Ireland network there is a strong community environment which is recognised for its friendly, caring, atmosphere characterised by respect for the individual.

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, has a well-deserved reputation for delivering high quality programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the academic departments of Nursing and Health Studies, Home Economics and Education. The College offers a wide range of Access, Adult Education and Professional Development programmes.

Although established as a College of Education for Home Economics Teachers in recent years the College has expanded far beyond its original remit and currently its profile of academic programmes of study also includes: Nursing & Health Studies, Education, Special Needs Education, Theology, Food and Consumer Studies, Science, Irish, Economics and Social Studies.

The Irish Government’s decision to name St. Angela’s College, Sligo as the sole provider of Home Economics Teacher Education in Ireland (2003) and the Department of Health’s approval of the new School of Nursing and Health Studies has resulted in a dramatic increase in student numbers in the past five years. Current student numbers attending the College are approximately 900.

The provision of such a range of academic offerings at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels coupled with its unique geographical position as the sole provider of University education in the North West has lead to a dramatic increase in student numbers regionally and nationally with an ever increasing interest internationally. It is predicted that there will be a significant growth in student numbers over the next few years.

The Modern Day Campus & Environment

In 1952, St. Angela’s College, Sligo was founded by the Ursuline Order. It was around this unique cut stone building, the beautiful 19th Century Clogherevagh House that our modern day campus, overlooking the lake has evolved.

In recent years the College has undergone a period of rapid infrastructural development. The landmark new Àras Michael Building is home to the well equipped McKeown Library and the Department of Nursing & Health Studies incorporating state of the art clinical facilities. St. Angela's Student Residences are luxury student accommodation adjacent to the St. Angela's Campus, overlooking Lough Gill and are available to students, visiting academics and international guests. On site support services include a laundry, gym, a convenience store with ATM and car parking. (see www.sasr.info)

Aras Michael The new Nursing Building, Library and Student Residences clearly demonstrate the College’s commitment to modernisation of facilities and infrastructure. All infrastructural developments reflect new academic and enrolment growth. Investment plans and developments are ongoing to undertake significant projects of building and modernisation in the coming years which will include: further upgrading of classrooms, lecturing facilities and specialist laboratories, indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities.

We recognise and are proud of the fact that our College campus is located in one of the most scenic areas in the country on the shores of Lough Gill. Our College Green Team monitors and maintains how we interact with our idyllic environment as we continue to develop and cater for an increased student population. The aim of the Green Team is to focus on conserving resources and increase recycling so an environmentally friendly campus can be enjoyed by students, staff, the community and visitors alike.

Mission Statement

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, is a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, with courses validated through NUI Galway. It is a Catholic College founded by the Ursuline Congregation in 1952. The College is located in Co. Sligo, Ireland.

We provide undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for a range of professional roles in education and health care. We also provide specialised undergraduate programmes in the areas of the humanities and the social sciences. We seek to serve the needs of the regional, national and international community through education, applied research and consultancy.

Our educational philosophy is to develop the full potential of our students by responding to their personal, academic and professional needs. This philosophy aims to empower students as reflective learners. We are committed to excellence in education, to innovative practice and to the concept of lifelong learning.

We promote a just, participative, inclusive and non-discriminatory community environment for staff and students. We uphold the values of social justice, equality, respect for diversity and care for the natural environment.

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Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Historical & Heritage Studies of the North West, Ireland

Campus Part time October 2017 Ireland Sligo

The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West will enable students to deal with the theory and practice of historical studies; learn about lore, life and mythology in the region; and stimulate students in themes of local history, museum studies and agriculture. [+]

The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA in Historical and Heritage Studies of the North West will enable students to deal with the theory and practice of historical studies; learn about lore, life and mythology in the region; and stimulate students in themes of local history, museum studies and agriculture. The programme will introduce students to a wide variety of primary sources and other materials, utilised in researching folklore, local and cross-border history, museum studies and history of agriculture in the NW. The programme will reflect the interrelationship between theory and practice, combined with principles of adult learning and the lifelong process. Students will therefore be exposed to a range of innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork experience The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MA incorporates history, heritage, agriculture, museum studies and folklore to help students better understand the present through the eyes of the past. Programme Overview: Year 1 (October - June) Concepts, Sources & Methods in Historical Studies (10 ECTS) Local History (10 ECTS) History of Irish Farming (10 ECTS) Ireland in the 20th Century (10 ECTS) Preserving the Past (5 ECTS) Year 2 (October – June) Advanced Research Methods (15 ECTS) Dissertation (30 ECTS) What is the course duration? Master's Degree: Two Calendar Years (part-time) (6 modules, 90 ECTS) Exits available with Postgraduate Certificate (3 modules, 30 ECTS) or Postgraduate Diploma (5 modules, 60 ECTS) Who should apply? This programme will be of interest to those working in heritage centres, museums, libraries, archives, primary & secondary school teachers and students who have completed study in a related field. The transferable nature of skills acquired will be valuable to people form a wide variety of occupations, as well as those who wish to progress their study in the area What are the entry requirements? A primary degree (min H2:2) or evidence of equivalent academic evidence Applicants without the above but who hold a substantial relevant professional experience may also be considered for admission Entry procedure: Such applicants may be invited for interview and will be asked to bring examples of their written historical work with them and copies of relevant academic transcripts What are the future prospects for students graduating from this programme? Opportunities will exist in the heritage industry (museums, heritage centres and organisations, tourism agencies and enterprises), lecturing, rural development, research and libraries. Successful students will be able to enter careers in public, private and museum education and historical research. Programme Applications: To maximise the benefit of the programme to participants, the intake is restricted to 20 students. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early. Closing Date for Applications: Friday 12th August 2016 Programme Accreditation: National University of Ireland, Galway - NUI Galway (Level 9) [-]

Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Management & Leadership for the Community and Public Sector

Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Sligo

This Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/Master of Arts in Leadership and Management for the Community and Public Sector aims to develop a range of skills for students to distinguish and analyse leadership, management and governance in the community, voluntary, non-profit, statutory and public sectors. [+]

This Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/Master of Arts in Leadership and Management for the Community and Public Sector aims to develop a range of skills for students to distinguish and analyse leadership, management and governance in the community, voluntary, non-profit, statutory and public sectors. Students are encouraged to bring their own experiences in the sector to apply to the theoretical and academic resources of the programme. This flexible, part-time programme offers either completion in two or three years and is accredited by NUI Galway. The programme enables students to build a knowledge base and personal capacity in leading and managing change, governance and legislative compliance, organisational and operational management and advancing the organisation. By combining weekend seminars, online learning activities and self-directed study, students can develop strong leadership, analytical and research skills. The programme assignments combine reflective learning practices, case study analysis, management skills development (e.g. briefing documents, presentations) that allow students to draw from their own professional or volunteering experience. The final assignment is a Masters dissertation of 20,000 words on a topic negotiated with an assigned supervisor. For the autumn 2016 intake, the programme continues to offer flexible, module-by-module learning options over the calendar year and it is possible to complete the Postgraduate Certificate by April 2017. Starting the autumn 2017, the Advanced Research Methods module and Masters Dissertation is delivered for all Master students with tutorials to focus specifically on the Leadership and Management in the sector strand. Course Duration  Master of Arts Degree: two or three years (modular, part-time) (6 modules, 90 ECTS)
Exits available: Postgraduate Certificate (3 modules, 30 ECTS) or Postgraduate Diploma (5 modules, 60 ECTS). The full programme is comprised of six modules, taken on a flexible, module-by-module basis: Year 1 modules Governance and Legislative Compliance (10 ECTS)- MALM Module 1 Organisational and Operational Management (10 ECTS) – MALM Module 2 Advancing the Organisation (10 ECTS) – MALM Module 3 Introduction to Leadership and Management for the Community, Non-Profit and Public Sector (15 ECTS) – MALM Module 4 Successful completion of three of these module satisfies the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate. *These courses are also available on an audit basis for those interested in the content without completing the assessment (or accumulating ECTS). A certificate of attendance will be issued.  Year 2 modules - Advanced Research Methods (15 ECTS) – MALM Module 5 Successful completion of this module (following all four modules of Year 1) satisfies the requirements for a Postgraduate Diploma. - Master of Arts Dissertation (30 ECTS) – MALM Module 6 Successful completion of this module (following all five subsequent modules) satisfies the requirements for a Master of Arts. Who should apply? This programme will be of interest to those who:
 Work in leadership or management in the community, voluntary, non-profit and public sector 
 Wish to progress into leadership/management roles within the sector/their organisation
 Members of voluntary management committees/boards in the community or voluntary sector
 Work in governance or leadership positions in the local authority or statutory sector 
 Represent local authority, statutory or community/voluntary sector in a governance role on a public sector or community board of management
 Graduates of undergraduate programmes with a foundation or interest in the sector What are the entry requirements? - A primary Degree (min 2:2) OR equivalent academic credits
• At least two years of experience working or volunteering in the community, voluntary or public sector is strongly recommended. What future prospects are there for students graduating from this programme? The potential for career advancement into managerial or leadership roles in community organisations, non-profit and social enterprise along with public and statutory agencies exist for graduates of the programme. As there is a continued emphasis on corporate governance, fiscal sustainability and leadership accountability, employment opportunities and board positions within this sector will be in demand. Graduates with this knowledge base and skill set will be set to take up these responsibilities and apply this knowledge for the public good. Students can also consider progressing their studies to doctoral level. Students in the programme are eligible for student membership of the Institute for Managers in Community and Voluntary Organisation in Ireland (IMCV). Graduates of the Programme are eligible for Senior Membership of the Institute for Managers in Community and Voluntary Organisation in Ireland (IMCV), and with membership may use the post-nominal letters SiMCV. Programme Applications: To maximise the benefit of the programme to participants, the intake is restricted to 20 students. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early. Closing Date for Applications: Open all year round for applications onto individual modules Module dates: Weekends: approximately one weekend (Friday evening/Saturday) per month Programme Accreditation: National University of Ireland, Galway - NUI Galway (Level 9) Programme Applications To maximise the benefit of the programme to participants, the intake to any module is restricted to 20 students. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early. Once you are registered on the programme there is no need to reapply, simply indicate your interest to the CLL Office of your intention to enroll in modules offered. 
Closing Date for New Applications (autumn intake): Friday 12th August 2016 Closing Date for New Applications (winter intake): Friday 25th November 2016 [-]