September 2017

Movement and Skill Acquisition Ireland Inaugural Conference – APRIL 2018

Movement and Skill Acquisition Ireland seeks to provide a forum for academics, coaches and sport scientists to interact with a view to increasing the profile and impact of research into skill acquisition and sports expertise.

The theme of the conference is applying constraints-based coaching and ecological dynamics to enhance sports performance.

Presenters Include

Tom Comyns - EHS Winner for the UL Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Tom Comyns (Lecturer in Human Movement Science in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences), who has been selected as the EHS winner for the UL Excellence in Teaching award.

This is a wonderful achievement and reflects Tom’s commitment to teaching and his passion for his subject area. Tom will now go forward for the overall institutional award.

Well done Tom!

 

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Dr. PJ Smyth

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Dr. PJ Smyth (Jan 2nd 1947-JULY 30th 2017)
 
As a mark of respect and a tribute to Dr. PJ Smyth, the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences have published a blog in his honour on the PESS Blog entitled “Remembering the Life and Legacy of Dr PJ, Smyth”. Published on blog 5th September 2017.

Click on link to read blog

Pat Duffy Lecture in Coaching & Leadership in Sport - 28th Feb 2018

Sarah Keane, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland and CEO of Swim Ireland to present the 2018 Pat Duffy Lecture in Coaching and Leadership in Sport
28th February, 7.30 pm University of Limerick

 

To register for free visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pat-duffy-lecture-in-coaching-and-leade...

PESS Achieve Bronze Award from Athena Swan to Advance Gender Equity

The Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) has been successful in achieving a Bronze Award from Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) formally acknowledging the ongoing commitment of PESS to improve gender inequalities. It recognises and celebrates good practice towards the advancement of gender equality and specifically representation, progression and success for all. In particular, the charter was set up to encourage the advancement of careers for women in STEM, and higher education and research.