About St. Angela's College 

St. Angela’s College offers a high quality of university education, with small classes and state of the art resources within a strong community environment, while offering the wider opportunities of being a college of NUI Galway. Its profile of academic programmes of study includes Nursing & Health Studies, Education, Special Needs Education, Theology, Food and Consumer Studies, Science, Irish, Economics and Social Studies.

Survey Dates

Survey Live: 7 February – 27 February 2022

Each participating institution selects a specific three-week period during February and March to open the survey for their students. This allows the national survey to take account of local events and other demands on students’ time in order to increase the benefit of the survey at local level – “national survey, local impact“.

Meet the Survey Team

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Declan Courell

Registrar

Declan Courell is the Registrar at St. Angela's College and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: dcourell@stangelas.nuigalway.ie


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Sallyanne Downes

Student Engagement Officer 

Sallyanne Downes is the Student Engagement Officer at St. Angela's College and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: sdownes@stangelas.nuigalway.ie


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Michael Drummond

SU President

Michael Drummond is the SU President at St. Angela's College and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: suprez@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Most impactful use of the survey data for St. Angela's College

Following the 2021 results, it was agreed to focus on support for students who were transitioning to third level during the pandemic. This led to the development of the ‘First six weeks matters’ initiative that helps students to access support they need and make the decisions that are right for them. The second key focus was the development of mental health and wellbeing supports through the class connect initiative and digitalization of support services. From survey data, the Academic Writing Centre developed new offerings for first years and a mature students forum. There was a renewed focus on diversifying student representation to move towards a more inclusive intercultural campus. 

 A number of key areas were identified and actioned in response to data from the survey over previous years.

  • the establishment of an Academic Writing Centre 
  • the roll out of a first-year transition programme - First Six Weeks Matter
  • the establishment of an academic writing forum for mature students 
  • the roll out of self-care & wellbeing workshops - Class Connects and
  •  the introduction of an online counselling service 
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  • the introduction of online student support/disability services
  • the introduction of late offer student orientation
  • the setup of student clubs and societies and social events 
  • the appointment of a Student Engagement Officer
  • the installation of an outdoor gym and lakeside walk
  • Improvement in on campus events and social activities 
  • the development of a College assessment policy
  • the establishment of a “Student Mentoring” programme
  • provision of provisional results through Moodle
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  • improvement in College Wifi
  • review and reduction in class contact hours
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  • review of Course Committee terms of references to ensure programme students are represented on forum.

Students have indicated that some of the things that the institution does best include;

  • having small groups facilitate learning
  • lecturers know the students and are approachable
  • lectures are relevant to their chosen profession
  • lecturers are willing to assist students in any way that they can

 

A number of actions were actioned in response to data emanating from previous years surveys including but not limited to the following;

  • the establishment of an Academic Writing Centre
  • the appointment of a Student Engagement Officer
  • the installation of an outdoor gym and lakeside walk
  • the development of a College assessment policy
  • the establishment of a “Student Mentoring” programme
  • provision of provisional results through Moodle
  • improvement in College Wifi
  • review and reduction in Class contact hours
  • review of Course Committee terms of references to ensure programme students are represented on forum.

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