Research is an integral part of our work here in the University. It is a fundamental part of the undergraduate curriculum and is built into modules in the second, third and fourth years of the programme. Each student devises their own research proposal and with the help of a supervisor carries out all of the data collection, statistical analysis and write up in their final year of the programme.

Research ideas have varied greatly ranging from “Risk Factors Associated with Ingrown toenails: A Comparative Study Between Active and Non-Active Teenage Boys” to “An International Survey of Diabetes Knowledge levels between newly diagnosed Type II Diabetes patients in Galway and New York.” With an increasing bank of undergraduate research the potential for present students to build on previous research creates exciting opportunities going forward.

Many members of staff are also actively involved in research with many already receiving rewards for their endeavours.