MTU Student Teams Awarded Grants For Projects

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Munster Technological University students Caren Mbabazi Marcela Karamagi and Michael Nicolas Vieira from an N-TUTORR-funded project promoting fairness in team-based project assessments. Photo: Jason Clarke

SEVERAL Kerry third-level students are members of teams awarded project funding under the new ‘N-TUTORR—Transforming Learning’ initiative for Ireland’s Technological Universities sector.

Heather O’Mahony from Tralee and Esel Acun from Killarney are part of a team of students and staff from Munster Technological University (MTU) to be awarded funding for a project titled ‘The Hurling Cú | An Cú Iomána (a universally designed performance of the skills of hurling set to Celtic music)’.

The project will see its team develop digital assets to celebrate the “Intangible Cultural Heritage” status awarded by UNESCO to hurling in 2018.

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Munster Technological University students Heather O’Mahony from Tralee and Esel Acun from Killarney, whose ‘The Hurling Cú | An Cú Iomána’ project has received N-TUTORR funding. Photo: Jason Clarke

According to the project team, the project is based on a request made by the GAA to the UNESCO Chair at MTU to collaborate on inclusive hurling through movement and digital technology. Featuring nods to both Cú Chulainn and warrior-queen Medb to signify gender equality, the project aligns with an equality, diversity and inclusion theme.

Caren Mbabazi Marcela Karamagi and Michael Nicolas Vieira, who are both from Tralee, are members of an MTU project team proposing a concept that aims to revolutionise education delivery by addressing the fairness of team-based project assessments.

The solution combines team assessment software and team development theories to improve team collaboration and increase motivation, ultimately leading to better team performance.

The N-TUTORR ‘Students as Partners in Innovation and Change’ funding grants have been awarded to 131 projects across the seven institutions that make up Ireland’s Technological Universities sector, including MTU.

Louise Nagle, Killarney, Nora Daly, Ballyhar, and Aoife Kelliher, Ballincollig, Co Cork, from Munster Technological University. Photo: Jason Clarke

A total of more than €650,000 is being awarded under the programme, with each project receiving up to €5,000 in funding.

The announcement of the funded projects took place at an event in the Spencer Hotel, Dublin, on 23rd May.

Funded by the European Union—NextGenerationEU, N-TUTORR is coordinated through the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), with support from the Higher Education Authority (HEA).

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