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Simon McGuire, Creative Broadcast and Film Production, LIT with Prof. Eugene Wall, President MIC pictured recently at the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Excellence Awards held in Mary Immaculate College.
The Shannon Consortium, a collaborative alliance between UL, MIC, and LIT, aims to showcase and champion outstanding practice in higher education teaching from across the Shannon Region through the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Award process.
Pic. Brian Arthur

Delighted to have received an award today, for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education. The awards ceremony took place at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Word of thanks to the Shannon Consortium and the advocates who helped all six shortlisted nominees in getting us across the line. Personal thanks goes to Dr. Martin Fitzgearld who guided me to this achievement.

A press release for the event is below:

The Shannon Consortium, a collaborative alliance between UL, MIC, and LIT, aims to showcase and champion outstanding practice in higher education teaching from across the Shannon Region through the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching Award process.

Out of interested faculty from across the Consortium, six academics were ultimately shortlisted for this award.  Being short-listed for the Regional Award is a considerable achievement, as all shortlisted candidates were required to put themselves through the very rigorous process of compiling a detailed portfolio of evidence according to the agreed Shannon Consortium guidelines.  We are delighted to acknowledge the following short-listed candidates:

  • Dr Matthew Canon, Applied Social Sciences, LIT
  • Dr Tom Comyns, Physical Education & Sport Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, UL
  • Simon McGuire, Creative Broadcast and Film Production, LSAD.
  • Dr Muireann McMahon, School of Design, Science and Engineering, UL
  • Dr AnnMarie Ryan, Management and Marketing, Kemmy Business School, UL
  • Dr Fionnuala Tynan,  Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies, Faculty of Education, MIC

The external panel met yesterday to consider the applications and decide on an overall winner of the award. The panel comprised Dr Rachael Carkett (University of Bath), Dr Martina Crehan (RCSI) and Dr Mark Glynn (DCU) with Dr Sharon Flynn (NUIG) chairing the meeting.  The Shannon Consortium is delighted to announce that the recipient of this year’s award is Dr Fionnuala Tynan. Huge congratulations to Fionnuala on this very significant achievement.

The award ceremony to acknowledge Fionnuala’s achievement, and the achievements of all of the short-listed candidates, takes place at 12 noon on 7th May in the Halla, Foundation Building in Mary Immaculate College.

Simon and Dr. Matthew Cannon with their awards. Also pictured are the Shannon Consortium representatives for LIT.

A year on from ‘ The Nightflyers’ programme beginning their production at the Limerick studio, today’s announcement by the Troy board is welcomed by the investors, industry and educational bodies.

With Siún Ní Raghallaigh, Ozzy Kilkenny and Joe Devine taking the microphone this morning, there was a lot of celebrate as well as to look forward to in the coming weeks, months and years to come.

While tributes were being paid to a number of key staff for their hard work over the last number of years, the key points of this mornings well attended announcement focused on how “Troy Studios is on the lips of production executives in California”.

A fourth sound stage will be created to compliment the three existing stages, two of which are housing elements or sets for Nightflyers which screens in the US in December.

150 people will be employed for construction and it is envisioned that there will be further

multiples from what nightflyers generated.

Troy is delivering and a driver for the Audio Video industry, according to Joe Devine, and with the increase demand for content, Limerick and Ireland are well placed on the global film map with today’s announcement.

The studio expansion will also drive local industry as well as training events and special Troy talks with recognized industry guests.

A new BA in Business of Content Production is also being created through educational partner University of Limerick.

There is a prediction of a 30% growth in the film industry over next 5 years and the Section 481 tax incentive still has protential to attract further international investment.

Partnership with all the local educators is vital and further developments with the likes of Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick School of Art and Design, University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick College of Further Education, will be in progress in the coming months and years to come.