UCC well represented at the IGC Research Poster Event at the University of Limerick 2016

21 Jul 2016

UCC well represented at the IGC Research Poster Event at the University of Limerick 2016.

The Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) held their 2016 National Conference in the University of Limerick, hosted this year by the Tipperary branch. As part of the conference, and for the third year now, they also held a research exhibition. According to the IGC good research is at the core of of professional practice contributing to the constant learning and development of understanding for all Guidance Counsellors.

The theme of this year’s conference was: 


"A Guiding Light: Care, Education and Wellbeing for All"

The research exhibition was officially opened on Friday night February 26th 2016 by IGC Chairperson Ms. Betty McLaughlin. For the first time in the short history of the event, UCC was proud to be represented at this exhibition. The exhibitors were Year 2 students Ms. Eileen Fehin and Ms. Mary Rose O’Sullivan from the Masters in Applied Psychology, Guidance & Counselling (MAAPGC). Eileen’s research asks “How Guidance Counsellors develop competency in a second level multicultural school while Mary Rose’s work is “An investigation into how students from disadvantaged backgrounds develop identity in higher education”. Both students are being supervised by Dr. Joseph Moynihan who coordinates the School of Education modules for the MAAPGC programme. 


The posters were very well received by all of those who viewed them and who questioned the researches about their work during the course of the event. This year's Poster Exhibition was coordinated by Ms. Elaine Begley. The 2017 IGC National Conference will be held in Cork.

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