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Carál Ní Chuilín attended school in Belfast , left at 18, went to the Conway Mill Education Centre and gained A Levels in Politics and Economics. Caral was imprisoned in Maghaberry in 1989 and studied GCSE History before starting the Open University Foundation course in Social Sciences , D103, in 1992. She then studied OU courses in Women’s Studies(U207) and Social Policy (D211). After her release in 1995 she was involved in setting up the Republican ex-prisoners organisation Coiste na nIarchimi and at the same time studied an Open University postgraduate course B789, Managing Voluntary and Non Profit Organisations. Caral was... elected as Sinn Fein Member for the Legislative Assembly for North Belfast in 2007 , was Chief Whip for Sinn Fein from 2007-2011 and was then Minister for the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure from 2011-2016.
Metadata describing this Open University audio clip
Title: I’m still referring back to the structure of my TMAs!
Description: Carál Ní Chuilín reflects on the value of the skills she learned through writing her Open University assignments to life in politics
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Restrictions on use: Restrictions on use: Contact the OU Archive prior to any re-use. Contact
Duration: 00:01:06
Master programe code and title: Carál Ní Chuilín interview 1
Master programme start time: 00:08:13
Master programme end time: 00:09:19
Master programme production number: 118_S_01
Available to public: yes