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Ms. Sarah Gibbons


Sarah Gibbons is an Educational Developer in the area of Student Engagement and Success.
Sarah's primary interest areas are
- early transition to third level;
- the importance of academic literacy for third level students;
- the benefit of academic advising for undergraduate retention and progression;
- the use of learning analytics for student progression;
- Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) data and institutional uses;
- collation and use of student opinion on learning experiences e.g. National Student Engagement Programme (NStEP).
Sarah is a founding member of the Student Engagement and Success Unit within UL, a collaborative virtual unit between the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Student Affairs Division and the Glucksman Library.
Sarah has completed a Graduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching with the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and holds a Fellowship with SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association). She is also co-chair of the CSSI Special Interest Group (SIG) on Retention.
Sarah previously worked as a senior policy advisor across a number of social and educational state departments in Melbourne, Australia.

Professional Activities


  • 2017 - Fellowship SEDA


Conference Publication

Published Report


An Evaluation of Education Provision for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland
Patricia Daly; Emer Ring (Principal Investigators); Margaret Egan; Johanna Fitzgerald; Claire Griffin; Stella Long; Eucharia McCarthy; Mary Moloney; Trevor O'Brien; Anne O'Byrne; Siobhán O'Sullivan; Marie Ryan; Eugene Wall with Ruth Madden and Sarah Gibbons