Saturday, 3rd September 2016, marked the first day of a new chapter for many students, as they met for the first time at Orientation day in Dublin. Students of the PME in Primary Education and PME in Post-Primary Education, travelled from all over Ireland to attend their onsite day, where they were welcomed onto the programme by Mary Kelly, Primary Programme Director; Dr Louise Heeran-Flynn, Post-Primary Programme Director; and their programme teams.
On the day, students heard from Founder of Kid Tech, Digital Youth Council and #LetsTeachCode, Harry McCann, who addressed the importance of IT in the classroom; Dr Christopher Flood who spoke about well-being and striking that work/life balance and Cliona Frost, a graduate of Hibernia College, who gave us an insight into her journey to becoming a teacher. Students also had the opportunity to meet Academic Dean, Denis Cummins, and Registrar, Dr Tara Ryan, and their programme tutors.
Although the weather was not on our side, it certainly did not take away from the excitement of the day. We would like to take this opportunity to wish once again all those who commenced our PME programmes this September the best of luck with their studies.