EDTL Interns

EDTL Interns
EDTL Interns

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

Catherine Dawson

UCC EDTL Student Intern

Catherine graduated from UCC with a BSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics and after spending a year in the UCC Students’ Union as VP for Education, she is going back to do a MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Self-Learning Systems.

Aoibhinn Nic Giolla Mhartain

UCD EDTL Student Intern

Aoibhinn is in final year Law with Social Justice in UCD. She has an interest in human rights law and is hoping to go into that line of work after college. Outside of college she spends most of her free time playing Gaelic Football and coaching the underage teams in her area.

Laura Anne Scanlon

DCU EDTL Student Intern

Laura Anne Scanlon has recently completed a BSc in Multimedia from Dublin City University. She will begin a MSc in Digital Marketing with DCU, later this year. Laura Anne has worked as an ambassador with DCU Access to help encourage young people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds to progress onto third level education. She most recently became a Washington Ireland Program 2020 class member and completed a placement with the Embassy of Ireland, Washington DC.

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. 

Ben Ryan

TCD EDTL Student Intern

Ben is in his third year studying Business, Economics and Social Studies in Trinity. He has a great interest in international relations and is considering a career in this field after he leaves college. Ben is heavily involved in many societies in Trinity, including the debating and choral societies. Outside of college, Ben spends his time playing tennis, listening to music and playing the piano.

Alice Hynes

UL EDTL Student Intern

Originally from the Sligo countryside, Alice now enjoys living and studying at the University of Limerick where she is in the final year of her International Business degree. She spent her Cooperative Education Placement at a school in the UK during the pandemic and having seen the importance and potential of digital learning she has a keen interest in seeing remote teaching evolve most effectively in UL and on a national level. With a keen interest in equality in education she wants to see all students progressing online regardless of their situations and hopes to bring the student voice to this national project. In her free time Alice enjoys music, sports, spending time with friends and listening to her favourite politician; Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.

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.

Alice O’Connor

UL EDTL Student Intern

Alice is currently a 3rd year student in UCC studying BSc Government. She is working alongside Cliodhna O’Callaghan and Catherine Dawson on a three month placement as part of her degree. She is assisting with a project to enhance Digital Education. 

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