• The Award for FE Lecturer of the Year
  • South Eastern Regional College
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Ireland

Aine is Deputy Head of the School for Engineering and Computing at SERC. Before this role, she was a Lecturer since 2013 and a Curriculum Manager since 2021.  Before working in education, she enjoyed a successful 16-year career in industry, where she achieved the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, working on major transformation of industry projects.         

 In 2019, Aine was awarded the Biggar Prize for achieving the highest marks in the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Ulster University that year. Her pragmatism and drive for equality are apparent in her radical initiatives, such as leading the Women and Girls in Engineering Work, which addresses the barriers to girls and women entering and remaining in the Engineering Industry.    

Aine is reshaping the engineering curriculum by working with industry to understand their priorities for curriculum development and partnering students with industry to create real-world learning opportunities. Her work ensures students are ‘work-ready’ before they walk out of the college doors.