who can share research?
Participation is open to all final year education students and student teachers (undergraduate and postgraduate) and recent education graduates (e.g. graduated in the last two years) in all colleges in Ireland and across all education sectors, including: ECE, FE, Primary, Post-primary and education studies. We are very supportive of participants who have no experience of sharing research and we provide one-to-one feedback and Q&A sessions prior to participation.
You can participate in our Conference if you have submitted your dissertation (even if you have not yet received a grade) and/or if you would like to engage in a live event. Presenters have the option of sharing their dissertation research in a 10-12 minute individual presentation or as a research poster. Templates can be provided as a guide.
You can participate in the STER podcast if you have submitted your dissertation research and have received a grade of 50% or above. Each Podcast episode is edited to 10-20 minutes duration but the recording may take up to an hour. The recorded conversation will be facilitated and edited by a member of the STER team. Questions will be provided in advance.
You can publish an article in our e-Journal if you have submitted your dissertation and received a grade of 60% or above. Each article provides a short 3,000 word overview of your research and is peer-reviewed by at least two members of the team. We offer webinars on transforming your dissertation into a research article several times per academic year - authors are encouraged to attend.
If you are a student enrolled in an education programme in one of the participating colleges, and you have taken at least one research methods module, then you can volunteer to be part of the STER team. Volunteers work with the project coordinator, staff and the student administrator to run the STER project, including; peer-reviewing all articles for the e-journal; contributing to design and marketing of the project; organizing and chairing sessions at the conference; producing and editing podcast episodes. Volunteers are asked to give approx. an hour a week to the project over one academic term. Team meetings are held online but volunteers are expected to attend the conference in Dublin.