In addition to basic teaching practices, I have tried to get involved in student competitions and events with the community. Although I was not the lecturer involved in the Civic Engagement module in second year, I nominated four students for Student of the Year Awards, because of their outstanding work above and beyond what was expected of them when teaching sketch-up to ASD students at Lakeview School in Galway. The students pictured to the left all received Student of the Year Awards in 2014. I also facilitated a group of Architectural Technology students entering into a Health and Safety competition in conjunction with another lecturer in Construction Management and they came in as runners up in 2010, letter from HSA included here. I have held numerous CPD and Toolbox talks at GMIT for staff and students in the Department of Building and Civil Engineering over the past few years. I have set up a private linkedin Alumni group, which includes all past Architectural Technology graduates. Previously I was involved in visits to primary schools in County Galway and Steps to Engineering initiatives in both the Galway and Castlebar campuses. I organised a science seminar in St. Marys Hall, Castlebar, for all local National Schools in Mayo to attend in 2006 in conjunction with Engineers Ireland and it was a huge success. I sought sponsorship and arranged an intercampus student AutoDesk competition in 2006. First prize was a laptop. I arranged industrial sponsorship for studio best projects from Ecophon and Moy Materials, which were given out at the official opening of the student exhibition in May 2015. The slide show on the left is showing images of a collaborative exercise I facilitated with third year AT students in the design of upgraded sanitary facilities at Belclare Community Centre for Councillor Sean Canny, who then took the drawings into first year QS classes, to get them billed and priced in 2015. I also successfully nominated a third year AT student for the QEII CIOB Scholarship in 2015.