NUI Galway’s Dr Jerome Sheahan (right) accepts the National Teaching Hero Award from Cathal Sherlock (left), Vice-President/Education Officer, NUI Galway Students’ Union.
Nov 02 2016 Posted: 10:40 GMT

NUI Galway’s Dr Jerome Sheahan has been recognised as a 2016 Teaching Hero by his students in the recent National Teaching Hero Awards in Dublin Castle. Dr Sheahan is a lecturer with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at the University.

Jointly run by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the Union of Students in Ireland, this is the second round of these national awards designed to engage and empower students in defining, identifying and celebrating impactful teaching. The Teaching Hero campaign 2016 focuses on innovative, creative and inspiring teaching and its impact on student learning. 

Congratulating Dr Sheahan on his award, NUI Galway President, Dr Jim Browne, said: “Dr Jerome Sheahan is an outstanding teacher and I am delighted that he will be honoured nationally as a Teaching Hero. Jerome is an exceptionally committed teacher, whose dedication to his students over many decades is renowned. At NUI Galway he has been honoured twice with a President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. On behalf of NUI Galway I extend warmest congratulations to Jerome on his well-deserved national recognition as a Teaching Hero.”

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