St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway

Introduction

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, is a provider of University-level education and research in the North West of Ireland. As a College within the wider National University network, we are a dynamic, fast-growing educational institution that recognises our strategic location in Sligo and the North West. We are fully responsive to the local/regional needs and aware of our contribution not only to University-level education but to the social and economic development of the region.

Students at St. Angela’s College, Sligo are afforded a high quality of University education with small classes, state of the art resources within a strong community environment while being given the wider opportunities of being registered students at NUI Galway.

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, is founded on over 400 years of education tradition. This is a tradition which values both Christian ideals and academic excellence. As a College within the wider National University of Ireland network, there is a strong community environment which is recognised for its friendly, caring, atmosphere characterised by respect for the individual.

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, has a well-deserved reputation for delivering high-quality programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the academic departments of Nursing and Health Studies, Home Economics and Education. The College offers a wide range of Access, Adult Education and Professional Development programmes.

Although established as a College of Education for Home Economics Teachers in recent years the College has expanded far beyond its original remit and currently its profile of academic programmes of study also includes: Nursing & Health Studies, Education, Special Needs Education, Theology, Food and Consumer Studies, Science, Irish, Economics and Social Studies.

The Irish Government’s decision to name St. Angela’s College, Sligo as the sole provider of Home Economics Teacher Education in Ireland (2003) and the Department of Health’s approval of the new School of Nursing and Health Studies has resulted in a dramatic increase in student numbers in the past five years. Current student numbers attending the College are approximately 900.

The provision of such a range of academic offerings at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels coupled with its unique geographical position as the sole provider of University education in the North West has to lead to a dramatic increase in student numbers regionally and nationally with an ever-increasing interest internationally. It is predicted that there will be a significant growth in student numbers over the next few years.

The Modern Day Campus & Environment

In 1952, St. Angela’s College, Sligo was founded by the Ursuline Order. It was around this unique cut stone building, the beautiful 19th Century Clogherevagh House that our modern day campus, overlooking the lake has evolved.

In recent years the College has undergone a period of rapid infrastructural development. The landmark new Àras Michael Building is home to the well equipped McKeown Library and the Department of Nursing & Health Studies incorporating state of the art clinical facilities. St. Angela's Student Residences are luxury student accommodation adjacent to the St. Angela's Campus, overlooking Lough Gill and are available to students, visiting academics and international guests. On-site support services include a laundry, gym, a convenience store with ATM and car parking. (see www.sasr.info)

The new Nursing Building, Library and Student Residences clearly demonstrate the College’s commitment to the modernisation of facilities and infrastructure. All infrastructural developments reflect new academic and enrolment growth. Investment plans and developments are ongoing to undertake significant projects of building and modernisation in the coming years which will include: further upgrading of classrooms, lecturing facilities and specialist laboratories, indoor and outdoor sports and recreation facilities.

We recognise and are proud of the fact that our College campus is located in one of the most scenic areas in the country on the shores of Lough Gill. Our College Green Team monitors and maintains how we interact with our idyllic environment as we continue to develop and cater to an increased student population. The aim of the Green Team is to focus on conserving resources and increase recycling so an environmentally friendly campus can be enjoyed by students, staff, the community and visitors alike.

Mission Statement

St. Angela’s College, Sligo, is a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway, with courses validated through NUI Galway. It is a Catholic College founded by the Ursuline Congregation in 1952. The College is located in Co. Sligo, Ireland.

We provide undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for a range of professional roles in education and healthcare. We also provide specialised undergraduate programmes in the areas of the humanities and the social sciences. We seek to serve the needs of the regional, national and international community through education, applied research and consultancy.

Our educational philosophy is to develop the full potential of our students by responding to their personal, academic and professional needs. This philosophy aims to empower students as reflective learners. We are committed to excellence in education, to innovative practice and to the concept of lifelong learning.

We promote a just, participative, inclusive and non-discriminatory community environment for staff and students. We uphold the values of social justice, equality, respect for diversity and care for the natural environment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Courses

Course in English for Academic/General Purposes 4 weeks - 25 weeks duration

Campus Full time Part time 4 - 25 weeks September 2019 Ireland Sligo + 1 more

The aim of EAP/EGP will develop students' confidence and copetence in using English in an academic environment for undergraduate and postgraduate study or for their own personal achievement. Based on a college campus the student will become part of the academic community and linked to university based learning. Great scholarship offers now available for limited time only! [+]

The courses in academic or general English aims to help and prepare overseas students attain the required level of English for undergraduate third level education in Irish universities and colleges. The timeframe of the course will vary depending on your level of English and the required level for your academic course. The course can be taken from 4 to 25 week duration. You will be asked to complete a placement test and submit a recent International English test score to assess your level of English. This will help us determine how many weeks you will be need to attend to achieve the level required for your future academic studies or standard you require.

Scholarship offers now available for limited time only: Enrol on 25 week course (15 hours per week) commencing 12th September 2016 for only €1, 900 -unbeatable price... [-]


Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Campus Part time 1 year September 2019 Ireland Sligo

The Post Graduate Certificate in TEFL is a part-time, one year course which provides a solid foundation in the teaching essential required to teach English as a Foreign Language [+]

What is the Post Graduate Certificate in T.E.F.L.?

The TEFL course is a part-time, one year course which takes you through all of the basics of teaching English as a foreign language. The course provides a solid foundation in the teaching essentials required to teach English as a foreign language with confidence.

What job opportunities are available after completing the course?

The qualification is university postgraduate post graduate certificate at Level 9 - accredited by the National University of Ireland, Galway. This course enables graduates to apply for positions in Ireland and overseas as Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

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Diploma

Diploma in Folklore & Heritage of the North West, Ireland

Campus Part time 2 years October 2019 Ireland Sligo

This diploma programme will provide participants with an awareness of, and a critical approach to, a wide range of historical evidence in the North West region. [+]

This diploma programme will provide participants with an awareness of, and a critical approach to, a wide range of historical evidence in the North West region.

Participants will develop a range of skills that will enable you to trace your family history, learn about lore, life & mythology in the region, and stimulate you in themes of local history & archaeology. The programme will introduce participants to a wide variety of primary sources & other materials, utilised in researching folklore, genealogy, local history & archaeology. Students will be exposed to a range of innovative teaching and learning strategies, including fieldwork and experience, all of which is delivered by experts in the subject areas. The course comprises of 6 modules - 3 per year. There is no written examination as all modules are assessed either by assignment/small project etc. There are six modules on offer within the diploma structure. Students are required to complete 3 modules each year.... [-]


Foundation Year

Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Ireland Sligo

This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed secondary school education in their home country. The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) provides academic preparation for first year undergraduate entry and ensures that the participants meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen degree programme. [+]

This programme is suitable for applicants who have completed secondary school education in their home country. The Diploma in Foundation Studies (Pre-Third Level) provides academic preparation for first year undergraduate entry and ensures that the participants meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen degree programme. The programme combines academic study, intensive English language preparation, study skills and cultural orientation.

Core Module:

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Elective Academic Modules:

There are two pathways:

Science &Engineering(Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Basic and Advanced Mathematics) Business & Humanities (Economics, Mathematics, Philosophy, Sociology, Politics) What are the entry requirements? ... [-]

Summer courses

Junior English and Activity Summer Homestay

Campus Full time 2 - 4 weeks July 2019 Ireland Sligo

This summer St. Angela’s College offers you a unique opportunity to undertake an English language immersion programme in the beautiful setting of County Sligo in the North West of Ireland. [+]

This summer St. Angela’s College offers you a unique opportunity to undertake an English language immersion programme in the beautiful setting of County Sligo in the North West of Ireland. Sligo is a vibrant seaside town with lots of cultural family events throughout the summer months. Students will have the opportunity to be truly immersed in an environment that is safe and friendly for all ages. Boys and girls aged 11 – 16 will improve their English and experience Ireland’s incredible beaches and landscapes through activities and outdoor adventure sports. Learn to surf along the Wild Atlantic Way, hike Ireland’s beautiful mountains and stand-up paddle board along scenic lakes. The programme will run for the 4 full weeks of July. Children can join for 2, 3 or 4 weeks to ensure the best opportunity to develop their English language skills.... [-]