Clinical Speech & Language Studies
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:
PhD Scholarship Award
The Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies Trinity are offering a four-year PhD scholarship. This scholarship includes full PhD EU student fees for four years and an annual student stipend of €16,000. Our doctoral candidates are registered on the 4 year structured Trinity PhD programme. Students have access to a variety of taught modules as part of our M.Sc. taught programmes to enhance and support PhD research. More info.
Two PhD Studentships
The Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies Trinity are offering two PhD studentships. These studentships will cover half PhD EU student fees for new part time or full time PhD students. Our doctoral candidates are registered on the 4 year structured Trinity PhD programme. You will have access to a variety of taught modules as part of our M.Sc. taught programmes to enhance and support your own research. More info.
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.