St. Angela’s College continues to adapt in using a concept of learning never before experienced on such scale. The academic year 2020-2021 began with a hybrid model of on-site practicals and virtual lectures, following national guidelines, the College has put in place the measures required to ensure the safety of students and staff on campus at all times. As semester two commences, the College plans to bring full groups of students back on a phased basis when safe to do so.
College President, Amanda McCloat explains: “These challenging times have put additional strain on students and parents/guardians alike and we want to assure everyone that our COVID-19 Steering Group continue to meet and assess developments as they happen”.
She continues: “our students this year will have a very different College experience but supports and help is available, from an academic as well as a health and wellbeing perspective, we pride ourselves in our close sense of community and will continue to promote this virtually or otherwise”.
As students consider their CAO preferences ahead of the first closing date (1st February 2021) we remind everyone of the undergraduate options available at St. Angela’s College, a safe environment to learn in with high employment opportunities upon Graduation. Courses range from Nursing (General/Intellectual Disability); Home Economics Teacher Education; Home Economics; and Nutrition, Food and Business Management.
Bachelor of Nursing Science (General/Intellectual Disability) students contribute not only to the campus but to the local community with many placements at Sligo University Hospital as well as other HSE clinical settings here in the North West. BNSc students enjoy Clinical Placement each year of the course and gain valuable experience in a variety of settings. In just four years, BNSc students can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and become fully recognised nurses.
The College continues to be the sole provider of Home Economics study at third level in the country.
With Home Economics Teacher Education as popular as ever, the College strives to meet this demand on a national level. This five-year course will see graduates complete a BA which is then followed by a Professional Master of Education (PME). Graduates will also be qualified to teach in a second elective subject (Biology, Religious Education or Irish).
In September 2019, the College launched a BA in Home Economics focusing on the three core disciples of Home Economics; Food Studies; Textiles, Fashion and Design; Family Resource Management.
Graduates of this new BA will become Home Economists and will acquire the skills and knowledge to work in the Community (advocating sustainable health and wellbeing of individuals, families and community groups) as well as the Food/Beverage Sectors (food advisors, product development).
Graduates of the BA in Home Economics may also explore teaching, through further postgraduate studies at NUI Galway.
Careers in the food industry
With an emphasis on food and nutrition, combined with business management, the Bachelor of Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management continues to produce graduates who gain employment in Ireland’s many food and beverage companies, as well as overseas employment opportunities.
The four-year course seeks to prepare individuals for the challenges of producing foods safe for human consumption and developing more nutritious, healthier food options for dynamic, ever-changing markets.
Students can also consider the alternative pathways to the Undergraduate courses including Mature Applicants, APT Project, QQI, Access Programme, HEAR and DARE. The College will host a Virtual Open Day on Friday 15th January 2021, from 12-4pm, links will be available on the College website for those who can’t attend on the day.
To pre-register for Virtual Open Day and more course details, see www.stangelas.nuigalway.ie.