EDTL Interns

EDTL Interns
EDTL Interns

The Enhancing Digital Teaching & Learning team has a student intern in each of the 7 universities.

Míde Nic Fhionnlaoich

IUA EDTL Student Intern

Míde is a Student Associate Intern for Enhancing Digital Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Irish Universities. A Conamara native, she is a fluent Irish speaker and is currently in final year studying Law with Social Justice in University College Dublin. During her time in UCD she has been active in UCD Students’ Union as Oifigeach na Gaeilge and Law College Officer. She is a strong believer in the importance of the student voice in decision-making in Irish universities, with a particular interest in the concept of Students as Partners in teaching and learning. 

Fernandos Ongolly

IUA EDTL Student Intern

Fernandos is a PhD student at UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. He has a background in anthropology with lots of experience in qualitative research. He has interests in technological innovation specifically design thinking and user experience research. Outside academic work, he is the auditor/chairperson of the UCD PhD Society. 

Sinéad Mooney

DCU EDTL Student Intern

Sinéad is the DCU intern for the EDTL project. Hailing from Naas, Co. Kildare, she is in her third and final year of Communication Studies in Dublin City University. Throughout her time in DCU, she has been heavily involved in student life, having been a DCUSU Class Representative for the past three years and currently serving on DCU’s Society Life Committee for the 2021/2022 academic year. Sinéad is very passionate about the accessibility of valuable digital academic resources, and how effective communications can be used as a tool to promote, inform, and equip students with useful and empowering knowledge.

Laura Ilupeju

NUIG EDTL Student Intern

Laura is the NUIG student associate intern for the EDTL project. She is from Letterkenny, county Donegal and is studying Medicine in NUIG. She is passionate about accessible and high quality education and is an active member in her Student Union and in NUIG’s societies. She also enjoys skateboarding, rollerskating and spending time with family and friends

Lauren Muldowney

NUIG EDTL Student Intern

Lauren is the NUIG student associate intern for the EDTL project. Originally from Kildare, she is currently in her fourth year studying Medicine at NUI Galway. Her early career interests are varied and include Public Health and Neurology. Her other interests include equality in education and hopes to contribute meaningfully to improving the educational experiences of students at Irish universities. Her free time is mostly spent swimming in the sea, listening to podcasts and spending time with friends and family.

Katharina Kurz

MU EDTL Student Intern

Kathi is an international postgraduate anthropology and philosophy student from Austria. She recently finished her BA in Maynooth University and continues to do her Master’s in anthropology. Her main area of research, which is also where her passion lies, is the field of restorative practice and restorative justice.

As an international student who knows how it is to be part to a minority-group she is committed to paying special attention to the diversity of student voices and amplify those that might easily be overheard.

Michaela Waters

MU EDTL Student Intern

Michaela is currently studying Business and Accounting in Maynooth University. She is highly interested in student representation and has been an Academic Representative for her relevant subjects every year while studying. She is active in Maynooth’s Student’s Union and enjoys volunteering at events. She was a Social Sciences Senator in Student Senate 2019-2020, discussing academic issues, contributing to motions, and voting on mandates which the Student’s Union is legally required to follow. Michaela also attended USI’s Congress 2020.

Robyn Meyler

MU EDTL Student Intern

Robyn is a final year International Business Student in Maynooth University currently working with the School of Business in Maynooth to promote student engagement with relevant news and academic sources. She is passionate about promoting positive mental health for students and is an active student crisis helpline volunteer. 

Chris Abraham

MU EDTL Student Intern

Chris is currently studying Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University. He is passionate in the wellbeing of students, especially in regards to academic issues. He was part of a student led team in secondary school that conducted talks and presentations on topics such as mental health, student wellbeing, sexual identity and racism. He wishes to empower students to give their opinions on how to improve digital learning for themselves. He enjoys playing badminton and listening to music in his free time.

Jasmine Ryan

UL EDTL Student Intern

Jasmine Ryan is a final year student in UL studying Politics and International Relations with Philosophy. In her time at UL, she has been heavily involved in student engagement and representation as part of her role as class representative, UL Experience Chair, student leader, and academic advocate. She wishes to pursue a graduate degree in Public Policy and later a career in government. Outside of college, she enjoys rollerskating, writing, and creative pursuits.

Eimer Magee

UCD EDTL Student Intern

Eimer recently graduated from UCD with a BSc in Medicinal Chemistry & Chemical Biology. She is continuing her studies at UCD with an MSc in Biopharmaceutical Engineering. She is looking forward to contributing to the EDTL project and having a positive impact on student experience in this dynamic, digital age.


Stephen Thomas O’Riordan

UCC EDTL Student Intern

Stephen is a 4th year Physics & Applied Maths student at UCC. He’s had a great interest in student representation since starting college, sitting on both the Students’ Union executive and the Societies Guild executive. This is his 2nd year as the Council Chair, having been the SEFS College Representative before then, and is also the Training & Accessibility Officer for societies. Accessibility is a huge focus of his and he wants to break down the barriers to education that young people often face, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Describing himself as a bit of a nerd, he’s always interested in the ways that technology and education interact and how they can benefit each other.

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