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Two PhD Studentships

The Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies Trinity are offering two PhD studentships. These studentships will cover full EU or non-EU PhD student fees and will provide an annual stipend of €17,316. These studentships are generously provided by the Provost’s PhD Project Awards.

The first studentship is on the topic of Re-defining “Success” in Transgender Communication Intervention (supervisor: Dr Ciarán Kenny). You can read about Dr Kenny’s project here.

The second studentship is on the topic of Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian and Development Contexts (supervisor: Dr Caroline Jagoe). You can read about Dr Jagoe’s project here.

Listening to the voices of student speech and language therapists

A short animation that shares student speech and language therapists’ perspectives in relation to optimising learning on placement was launched today. Placements are a core component of learning within speech and language therapy (SLT) undergraduate and postgraduate university programmes. This national study aimed to understand what students believed could best support their learning and competency development on placement. Student SLTs from four universities (TCD, NUIG, UL, & UCC) responded to a national, anonymous online survey, allowing unique and important insights to be captured. The findings support quality assurance within practice education and highlight aspects of an optimal learning environment that Practice Educators and student SLTs can strive to develop together. You can watch the animation here:

Sponsored Silence

Undergraduate students in the Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies recently learnt about potential changes to speech and swallowing as a result of motor neurone disease (MND) and the impact this can have on an individual and their families. As a result, our students organised a sponsored silence to promote awareness of motor neurone disease and to fundraise for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA). The sponsored silence took place on Tuesday 12th February in Front Square. Congratulations to the junior sophister students involved! Donations to the IMNDA can be made here.