SoE doctoral candidate Kyla Piper has recently been awarded a PhD Scholars Bursary by UL’s Graduate School for her research on the conceptualisation and perception of national identity in the Irish primary education sector, supervised by Prof. Marie Parker-Jenkins & Dr Geraldine Mooney Simmie. With her sights on graduation in 2018, Kyla aims at continuing her engagement in the primary /early education sector upon the completion of her doctoral research.