About the SOAR Project
The SOAR Project is an inter-institutional collaboration on Access. It brings together the South Cluster – Institute of Technology Carlow, Munster Technological University, University College Cork and Waterford Institute of Technology together with community partners to collaborate on devising and delivering strategies to increase access to higher education for under-represented groups. The Project is funded by the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Strand 3.
Scaffold aspirations, achievement and access through socially-inclusive learning environments and community embedded mentoring.
The SOAR Project have identified five high-level transformational goals. These ambitious long term goals are interrelated and interdependent, they involve culture, practice, service, and methodology and create the optimal environment to significantly widen participation and increase access to higher education for under-represented groups. The SOAR Project in design, development, implementation, and evaluation will endeavor to further these goals as they influence and determine project work streams, objectives and actions.
SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
COMMUNITY EMBEDDED MENTORING
ENHANCED ACCESS KNOWLEDGE & SERVICE
CROSS-CLUSTER & COMMUNITY COLLABORATION
Soar PROJECT Updates
Welcome to the SOAR Project website, great to have you visit! We hope you find it useful in learning about us and our work. Please do check in regularly for updates on project developments and delivery.READ MORE
Delighted to attend Cork Celebrates Lifelong Ceremony @corkcitycouncil @corklearning with @UCC and @MTU_Cork
Joan Omosefe Osayande moved to Ireland on her own in 2015.
Her mother passed away when she was young & she became a student in UCC, through one of our Sanctuary Scholarships.
Yesterday Joan graduated with a BSc in Medical & Health Sciences, having achieved first-class honours
South East Technological University will be officially launched on Monday, 24 October 2022 from 11:15am. To watch proceedings live, please go to https://t.co/Rw32xDjctH.
Congratulations @Oeiny can’t wait to see it!
Delighted to see it about to be off out into the wide world :) https://t.co/RHsJa0cthG
Hurry!!! 1916 Bursary closes at 5pm today!!! Last chance to apply, double check your online application and upload all supporting docs. @UCC @SETUIreland @MTU_ie @UCCSU @MTU_CorkSU @MTUSU_Kerry @SETUSU_WD @setusu_cw https://t.co/znRCYZ8SHt
1916 Bursary is now open!! @UCC @SETUIreland @itcarlow @waterfordit @MTU_ie students apply at https://t.co/znRCYYQJtl
How can the 1916 Bursary support your third level journey, let's hear from @SETUIreland student Danielle
Just 1 week left to apply for the 1916 Bursary!!
For full details and link to the online application for all @itcarlow @waterfordit @MTU_ie @UCC students go to https://t.co/znRCYZ8kRV
Just inside the door of our school is @OSullivanDenise Irish jersey. To see Denise and her teammates make history has made the school and whole community so proud. We can’t wait to see what the girls do next @FAIreland #coygig #WorldCup
Congratulations @amojo_me richly deserved!!
I am delighted to have been awarded the Daniel and Margaret Cronin Advancing Access PhD Scholarship in UCC to work on role of gut microbiome in Parkinson’s. My thanks to @ASNeuro, @OKeeffe_GW, @deisemartin, @OliveByrne3 and everyone for their role in making it possible🙏🏾🙌🏾🖤.
7th Anniversary of Carrickmines
We remember those our community so tragically lost. While also recommitting ourselves to ensure, never again.
May they rest in peace.
Great to hear of this fantastic Traveller Community initiative at the @HEAaccess PATH 5 Consultation webinar today. Well done Celine and Sally👏 @SETUIreland @WWETBofficial
"The importance of consent education cannot be overstated." Prof @LouiseCrowley2 @UCC on the work of @BystanderUcc and the launch of the second year of the #UnmuteConsent campaign.
@TheUSI @THEA_Irl @hea_irl @IUAofficial
Learn more at https://t.co/ojURRAEPYK
How can a 1916 Bursary support your third level journey? Let's hear from Tea, Applied Psychology, @UCC - 1916 Bursary Testimon... https://t.co/gWF16HHtPh via @YouTube
Calling all first-time undergraduate entrants to @MTU_ie @itcarlow @waterfordit @UCC Check out the 1916 Bursary Explained - Who is it for and what could it do for me? https://t.co/nxE5odnnym via @YouTube
Greatest respect and love for @RebekahLBrennan sharing her journey with @2NorriesPodcast. @SoarForAccess are blessed to have this strong, intelligent, compassionate woman lead our research, inspiring and empowering others on her way.
New Episode Out Tomorrow! 🙌
✨ Our Guest - REBEKAH BRENNAN ✨
🎓 Rebekah is as Lecturer and Researcher in Substance Use/Community Development in UCC.
#2norries #cork #ireland #singleparent #bullying #sexualharrasment #education #mother
I'm preparing to run @dublinmarathon in 4 weeks Training ongoing for some months & is on track. I'm doing it to raise funds for Shooting Star Cancer Support unit in Wrexham where my mother receives ❤️ care & support on her journey.
It's the least I can do
Lord Mayor Cllr Deirdre Forde welcomes and recognizes the sterling work of Corks Learning Neighborhoods @corklearning @corkcitycouncil during Irish Learning Cities Day 2022
UCC Access are hosting an information session on the 1916 Bursary this coming Thursday. Be sure to join us and get advice on filling out your application ahead of the deadline.
"The 1916 Bursary is a financial award to encourage the participation and success of students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education"
How can the 1916 Bursary support your third level journey? Let's hear from awardee Patryk, MTU Cork Campus. @MTU_ie @SETUIreland @UCC students can now apply at https://t.co/znRCYYQJtl
1916 Bursary is now open!! @UCC @SETUIreland @itcarlow @waterfordit @MTU_ie students apply at https://t.co/znRCYYQJtl
Fantastic buzz🐝in the canteen @ Morrison's Island Campus today, meeting students from Access UCC linked schools & centres
🍀 Good luck to Chloe & Samantha (Healthcare & Nail Tech courses) & all students linking with Gillian from the FET to HE support programme!
It was a great pleasure for our SETU team to showcase @SETUIreland the first university of south east Ireland at #Ploughing2022. Thank you so much to everyone who came along and said hello. We had an amazing week! #InspiringFutures #SETU #GovPloughing22 @SimonHarrisTD 👏👏
Well done @RebekahLBrennan and Angie Costello on your session presenting your findings in the @SoarForAccess project tonight. A great relationship with SETU Carlow and huge benefits for our local schools. https://t.co/lSfboxTUVC
Great collaboration between @itcarlow @setulllcarlow and @CentreLaois to bring Assistive Technology into classrooms enabling learning, enabling transitions for all students.
I am speaking tonight at a @CentreLaois @itcarlow webinar to present the @SoarForAccess research findings on Assistive Technology in the Classroom. Everybody, with all our diverse needs, should be supported to reach their full potential in the education system
‘You hold the honour of being the first intake of students of the first university of south east Ireland’.
@SETU_President Prof Veronica Campbell warmly welcomes first year students to all campuses today. Great excitement at @SETUIreland!
Attention first-time new entrant students to @MTU_ie @SETUIreland @UCC The 1916 Bursary online application is now OPEN!!! https://t.co/znRCYZ8SHt
Do you have a CAO question? Our Chat to SETU team is here to help. You can contact us by phone (Waterford campus: 051 845653; Carlow campus: 059 9175088/ 9175173), Whats App (087 377 1770), Instagram or live chat. Find out more at https://t.co/fwfe2zfSmE
@setulllcarlow @hea_irl @TiglinIreland @SETUIreland @SimonHarrisTD @DeptofFHed This is a great initiative. Well done to all involved!
"The Daniel & Margaret Cronin Advancing Access Scholarship will support one suitable qualified doctoral candidate intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline in UCC"
Monday 29th August 2022 - 5pm
#AccessUCC #PLUSProgramme #UCC
We are hosting a series of information evenings with @studentpad. If you are a property owner looking to get more information on how to rent a room to @SETUIreland students this academic year you are invited to attend. Times and dates below:
69 million unspent on Traveller accommodation since 2000. AVAILABLE BUT UNSPENT! We need our allies to hold your LA, Cllrs accountable. We need you to demand with us a
NATIONAL TRAVELLER ACCOMMODATION AUTHORITY. We only been demanding it for decades help us get it.
AHEAD Ireland & UCD ALL are partnering up to undertake the biggest ever national roll out of the #UDLbadge from @ForumTL @aheadireland @UCDforALL targeting #ThisIsFET & #HigherEducation staff this Oct-Dec. Sign up to be part of the UDL movement - https://t.co/fqTBOt3R3R #UDL
SETU Carlow Campus registration & Orientation info has now gone live, find out more here https://t.co/C6kZgjMpCL
Homeowners and landlords can now advertise directly to students in Waterford, Carlow and Wexford using SETU’s StudentPad. Read the full story here https://t.co/NnnI8bAxCK
A fantastic initiative well done!
Well done Sally and Celina & all the amazing Traveller women who made this possible! Bunclody Traveller group restore local holy well as part of SETU supported project - https://t.co/E9QcLtzjzN. @SoarForAccess https://t.co/jDCkjwul8v
Wexford GAA partners with South East Technological University (SETU) to Offer Fully Funded Graduate Scholarship. Read the full story here https://t.co/4uVXzmYE4F
Are you living in Carlow, Waterford or Wexford with a spare room in your house? SETU students are looking to rent rooms, you can earn up to 14k tax free. Sign up today and find out more.
More information with Student Pad here https://t.co/AHH6ZbQ5bQ
If you are a student or academic displaced by conflict you can access any of the @SETUIreland campus libraries for study & research. Find out more at https://t.co/gdemmmj0Ro OR https://t.co/yG6v8tBIqX or contact any of our libraries #setuwelcomeyou
📢We're hiring!!🥳#jobfairy🥳Role for a talented COMM's person to lead, develop & engage our communications channels; connecting priority communities, stakeholders, policy makers & funders details here:
The Governing Body of South East Technological University (SETU), Ireland’s newest technological university, is inviting expressions of interest from external candidates to join its governing body. See the candidate booklet, available on
DARE HEAR review & appeal application outcomes were issued by email this afternoon. Applicants can also login to their CAO application to view the DARE HEAR review & application outcomes.
Queries? Email the MTU Cork Campus HEAR & DARE Teams on
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) along with South East Technological University (SETU) are delighted to announce details of a number of scholarship opportunities for inter-county players on both the Carlow and Waterford campuses of SETU. Full details:
SETU Waterford invite early-stage entrepreneurs to apply for award winning New Frontiers programme. Read more here https://t.co/Zxqlizd212
Additional PATH bursaries announced by @SimonHarrisTD @DeptofFHed today as well as additional PATH 3 funding and new PATH 5 strand to support Traveller and Roma student participation in higher education @hea_irl @IUA_Access @THEA_Irl @TheUSI
Morning! Today, I am announcing an additional €2million to expand scholarships for higher education. This will benefit those with a disability, lone parents and first time mature students
This scholarship programme will be extended to cover graduate entry medicine.
Applications are open for the Daniel & Margaret Cronin Advancing Access Scholarship; aimed at PhD candidates from under-represented socio-economic backgrounds . For more info see: https://t.co/5pIUx2erqt
#AccessUCC #PLUSProgramme #UCCPLUS #Scholarship @UCC #UCC
Don't miss out on these fantastic job opportunities for graduates with disabilities. 10 roles across 5 local authorities closing July 20th. Please share and help us spread the word! More info or apply - https://t.co/Qcg5RCo2gY #WAMworks #JobFairy
Are you 14 - 26, LGBTQIA+ & in County Cork? Do you love writing or drawing? Join the Rainbow Library course! A fantastic chance to create alongside writer @kelmenton & artist @katealizadeh! Kel is a writer, facilitator & educator, alumni @UCC & works with @FightingWordsIE Cork
No shock or surprise here,hopefully as the resounding evidence of institutional racism in Ireland is raised publicly our settled allies, friends, neighbours and families will say enough is enough and demand positive change for Travellers in Ireland from current government https://t.co/FtO1P2PTc7
Tusla and DCEDIY have secured Dormant Accounts funding to provide a Bursary Scheme to young adults who have had a care experience of at least 6 months and are aged between 18 and 30 years old. More info here: https://t.co/xVisEtjtCK. Well done @tusla @BernardGloster
Congratulations to Cork Learning Neighbourhoods finalists in 'Community Engagement Initiative of the Year' of the 2022 ACEEU European Triple E Awards on Entrepreneurship & Engagement Excellence in HE @ACEEU_org @corkcitycouncil @access_ucc @ACEUCC @CorkETB @MTUCork_Access @UIL
It’s a huge honour to have our friend and colleague Vicky Phelan back with us on SETU Waterford campus today and many congratulations to Dr Meabh Savage who was announced as the first recipient of the Vicky Phelan Honorary Research Chair in Equality and Access to Education.
Welcome to our new twitter page. We will be uploading pictures and info on Traveller rights - watch this space. Please like & share
The Faculty of Lifelong Learning at South East Technological University (SETU) Carlow campus will host its in person open evening events at the Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow campuses in June.
See dates and details here https://t.co/pAk3RuU1FS @setulll
On Sunday after all of our 400 runners have completed @TheCorkMarathon we will present two people with the 'Tony Power Sanctuary Runner of the Year Medal' for 2022 to thank those who have given us so much & to remember a great man taken too soon who championed our work always.2
Four incredible students from @CorkETB Colleges of FET sat in front of camera + shared their experiences, challenges and successes of college, their own pathway through education + of working with @access_ucc
Look out for their stories soon.
#ThankYou Amy, Jamie, Angel and David
Great meeting of the South Cluster PATH Steering Group in @UCC today. An opportunity to reflect on
SOAR Project success to date and plan for the year ahead. @StephenUCCPharm @waterfordit @itcarlow @MTU_ie @SoarForAccess @HEAaccess
Now Angela Costelloe & Jane Brennan talking on the barriers and enablers for #AT in post-primary FE & HE. A big factor in AT abandonment can be the stigma of doing something different to everyone else. Embedding technologies for the whole class would benefit all #GatherAhead https://t.co/H1MPaO1blQ
We believe in inspiring students to raise their ambitions, and giving staff what they need to deliver transformative learning. #SETU #InspiringFutures
Multiple Campuses, One University. We are creating a Technological University that will serve more than 18,000 learners, and employ more than 2,000 staff. Based on your preference and course of study, you will find yourself on a campus that provides community and collaboration.
Our very own @deirdre_dore takes to the stage to discuss her doctoral research on the realities of the access role in higher education #CorkCAN @MTU_ie 👏👏
I’m so excited to be part of Community Education - Gateway or Goal event, very informative @CorkETB @AccessCork @UCC @OliveByrne3 @corklearning @angevf
@deirdre_dore @MTUCork_Access discussing findings of her doctoral research on Access to Education & Learning Opportunities within Community Education, ‘supporting and learning from within’ & the importance of building meaningful partnerships #CorkCAN
Breda spoke at a great event today. The launch of the National Traveller Mabs 'Financial guide to college' held in Dublin. This guide will be made available from the @MTUCork_Access offices if you'd like a digital or paper copy please contact us.2
Breda, our Traveller Education Coordinator (acting), will be speaking at the @NTMABS event tomorrow in Dublin.
If you are a member of the Travelling Community, are considering #HigherEd and would like some advice on #studentfinance email Breda on firstname.lastname@example.org
👏👏👏Congratulations and well done to all. Another fantastic Traveller-led initiative. @MTU_Kerry and @KerryTravellers partnership proudly supported by @SoarForAccess under @HEAaccess PATH 3. @ValMoore1432 @TomFarrelly
Congratulations to the students from the Traveller Community finished the Cert in Mentoring in Education. Christina Boland, Traveller Access Officer, co-ordinated the programme. She also completed it with Katie Coffey, Traveller Access Officer for Junior Cycle. @SoarForAccess
Thanks to Ciara and Megan @TheIrelandFunds for calling in to see us today. It was great to meet you and we are excited to see the interest you showed in helping us break down the barriers in access to education, training and employment #education #Travellers #Equality
Our #WWETB Bunclody Women Travellers group had a great day when they travelled with our #communityeducation team to @SETUIreland and met with Access officer Paul Bennett and @RebekahLbrennan UCC & @SoarforAccess
Wonderful, inspiring day for group & staff to tour the campus #etbi
Great day at @waterfordit @wwetbSWAL @WWETBTraining Bunclody Traveller Womens Group visit to campus. @SoarForAccess
There's Breda O'Donoghue, Director for Advocacy at TVG holding our Pride of Place Award that we proudly share with sister organisation Cork Traveller Women's Network. #ipbprideofplace
Funding opportunity: Build Digital Project: Digital Education & Training
📅Closing date: 23 May 2022
📝More info: https://t.co/uucEXlj48O
Join us virtually on May 13th for the how and what of universal design. We have a fantastic and diverse set of speakers to present a user-centred design perspective on universal design.
Tickets can be booked here: https://t.co/9BYiHBnBdy
The Lord Mayor of Cork is honoured to bestow the Freedom of the City award on Mary Crilly, a founding member & CEO of the Sexual Violence Centre Cork, in recognition of her work in the areas of sexual and domestic violence, sex trafficking, female genital mutilation & stalking.
We're running an in-person Symposium on the 19th of May to spotlight the value of creating inclusive digital experiences and celebrate #GAAD
Come join us at UCC!
@UCC @StephenUCCPharm @OliveByrne3 @UCC_CIRTL @cde_ucc @kevinudlmerry @aheadireland
Attention teachers! 📣
We have launched our new evidence-based LGBTQ+ Quality Mark designed to support and accredit LGBTQ+ Safe and Supportive Schools.
Registration is now open - click here to sign up 👉 https://t.co/Q5H9oRUTS0
Mary Crilly is to receive the freedom of Cork, and we’re terribly lucky to have her. https://t.co/GJcnM5el5l
CARLOW CAMPUS CELEBRATION.
We invited staff and students in each of our SETU campuses to celebrate yesterday. We were delighted to welcome Minister Harris and Prof Veronica on campus also. #SETU #InspiringFutures
‘We are here, HEAR’ exhibition launches @ DkIT at 11.30am on the 5th of May.
“This exhibition is about raising awareness about the presence of refugees in Ireland by bringing their voices into public spaces and forums” Dr. Sarah Meaney Sartori, Project Lead.
Launch details 👇
There is still time to sign up for the last ‘Whidden Workshop; Its Kusti to Rokker’ (WWKR) of the year happening tomorrow at 12pm on Zoom. Our panel of Traveller and Roma students will be talking all things funding & other financial supports for college. https://t.co/tLh9B1VkGS
Want to find out more about the funding and financial supports for college? Don’t miss our ‘Whidden Workshop; Its Kusti to Rokker’ (WWKR) this Friday. Our panel of Traveller and Roma students will be chatting about college financial supports and funding. https://t.co/tLh9B2cVyq
#ThrowbackThursdays to last week when 21 fabulous Traveller women graduated from UCC! https://t.co/qaDWt4RCIg via @FacebookWatch Thanks to @VirginMediaNews @SoarForAccess @ACEUCC @UCCIreland and all the graduate and lecturers for an unforgettable experience!
@ReginaDo @UCC It's fantastic well done to all and to @tvgcorkclg who designed the course and supported the women 💜, I do believe the only way for our community now is up we have broken true many barriers hopefully things can only get better 💞
Congratulations to these 19 graduates. A story which inspires, warms the heart & demands we build on this & do more to create a truly inclusive education system with opportunities for all. Wishing these 19 women every happiness & success. Thanks to @UCC & all involved https://t.co/yxRIknT8rr
#WATCH 21 women who are all members of the travelling community graduated from UCC today with diplomas in Leadership in the Community
Southern Correspondent @PaulByrne_1 was at the ceremony ⤵️
#VMNews | @UCC
How it started and how it's going. Congratulations to these amazing Traveller women, true Leaders in the Community graduating today @UCC @tvgcorkclg @ACEUCC @AnneBur27018840 @SindyLJoyce @normaderoiste @l_elamoud @TNC71035 @HEAaccess @SimonHarrisTD2
So proud of all these inspiring women - what an achievement! Hopefully this is only the beginning for them. As I said at the ceremony @UCC earlier, I really do hope that they go onto change the world! via @RTENews https://t.co/NBnUKdSaYl
@tvgcorkclg @ACEUCC @SoarForAccess @UCC @MTUCork_Access This is the best news ive seen in a long time. Shows how much potentially we have in this country if we get rid of the barriers.
Well done ladies you are an inspiration to us all
Some major positive news 19 Traveller women graduate in Community Leadership UCC. Like anyone when given equitable opportunities we can be high achievers.
Such a memorable occasion @UCC with @tvgcorkclg @TNC71035 @ACEUCC @SindyLJoyce @AnneBur27018840 @OliveByrne3
Such a heartwarming & wonderful occasion @ucc as 21 women from the Travelling Community are conferred with diplomas in leadership. As the head of @ACEUCC said “May you go out & change the world”. @rtenews
Such a heartwarming & wonderful occasion @ucc as 21 women from the Travelling Community are conferred with diplomas in leadership. As the head of @ACEUCC said “May you go out & change the world”. @rtenews
What a day, heartfelt congratulations to these inspiring women! @SoarForAccess is proud to have supported this partnership with @tvgcorkclg @ACEUCC
To say we are proud, thrilled and inspired is an UNDERSTATEMENT. Huge congratulations to the graduates and the whole team involved in this "life-changing" course!! @ACEUCC @SoarForAccess @UCC @MTUCork_Access https://t.co/qbp8OuT2Lw
A huge congratulations to the group of Traveller women who were today the first ever graduates of the Leadership in the Community course, specially developed and supported by @access_ucc, the Southern Traveller Health Network, @ACEUCC and @SoarForAccess.
Wanted: research topics from community groups to be undertaken by UCC students this coming academic year 2022/2023. Any questions/issues welcome. Email email@example.com for more info @UCC_civic
@irishredcross @echolivecork @irishexaminer @NascIreland @IrishRefugeeCo @UkraineIreland @corklearning @learning_fest @PennyDinnersCor @yaycork @CorksRedFM @Corks96FM @corkindo @C103Cork @CorkChamber Please share as we want to try accommodate as many students as possible
📢 ICYMI, our virtual SUSI Information Event is taking place on Saturday 23 April.
If you have any questions on applying for a grant for the 2022/23 academic year, join us online at 11:00 to chat to our team. 📱💻
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org 📧 #SUSIVirtualEvent22
We are delighted to launch a course @UCC for displaced students aged 18+ from Ukraine & other territories. We want to give you a taste of student life in Ireland. Course is free of charge & supports will be provided. Register at https://t.co/6nO3dP1jX3
Traveller children + families fear "being hurt & discriminated against in education" and many exit education early
We are proud to work alongside Breda + Leanne, delivering interventions supporting Travellers to ensure #AccessForAll @BredaHogan4 @LMCDART
Yesterday we finally launched the 'Traveller Graduate Network' its been a long time coming. Our community need the support to thrive like the 4 of us know they can and we aim to ensure they get it.
If you are looking to become a member of the TGN contact me.
So proud of our fantastic @MTUCork_DSS team & @MTUCareersCork colleagues on their @EDUAwardsIRL win this evening for their ‘Ready, Steady, Work’ programme in partnership with @DellTechIreland. Congratulations!!🥳 https://t.co/plZCtmeTVB
Great launch of the Pavee Beoir Leaders Traveller Women in Education yesterday in @UCC with @SoarForAccess @ACEUCC @tvgcorkclg @StephenUCCPharm @AnnieMCummins @AnneBur27018840 @OliveByrne3 @sotuama4
Just Powerful! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/H7tIIWXhIg
Such an important milestone for the Traveller Graduate Network. Well done to all. @SoarForAccess is proud to support the TGN and excited to see the change it will bring for Travellers @BredaHogan4 @LMCDART @MTUCork_TravEd @HEAaccess
@MTUCork_Access is delighted to support the Traveller Graduate Network and delighted to host the launch in MTU today. Super proud of our colleagues @BredaHogan4 and @LMCDART who are founding members of the Network. @SoarForAccess
Thanks Sara & Aoife from ASPECT for talking to @MTU_ie staff for our 2nd event for MTU Autism Awareness Week. Thanks to our colleagues who attended & contributed to productive conversations during the session! Special thanks to @clifford_emily7 for all her help! #MTUAutismAware
What an honour it was for us in @ACEUCC to work with these amazing and inspirational women. We can’t wait to see you graduate @UCC next week 👩🏻🎓 https://t.co/v0vWo8zSls
An emotional and celebratory event yesterday at UCC promoting a bespoke course that will see 24 Traveller women gradate from UCC next week. The course report offers excellent recommendations for Traveller education. Next up: implementation! @Love1solidarity https://t.co/7dlogMZmD9
It has been a privilege to support these amazing women, true leaders in and for their community.
Words can't express how delighted we are with the Leadership in The Community diploma course with @ACEUCC @SoarForAccess. Our first group of Traveller women graduates will be celebrating next week. Thanks to all who worked on this programme 4
@tvgcorkclg @amquilli @ACEUCC @SoarForAccess Congratulations to a group of truly inspiring women!!❤️ I stand and applaud you all not just for your success but for the doors you open for other women 🤗 Ann Burke you are a living, breathing heroine. Enjoy your
Some of the ways the @SoarForAccess funded @UCC Level 7 Leadership in the Community course supported Traveller women through their studies @AnnieMCummins
Delighted to attend the launch of the Pavee Beoir Leaders report by @SoarForAccess … Congrats to the Southern Travellers Health Network, Sheila McGovern, @AnnieMCummins @MaireLeane @OliveByrne3 on this fantastic initiative2
At today’s launch of the Pavee Beoir Leaders report, Anne Burke from @tvgcorkclg articulates so clearly and profoundly the transformational opportunities of education for Travellers if systemic barriers are addressed #inclusivehighereducation @UCC @SoarForAccess @AnnieMCummins
The Traveller Graduate Network is the first alumni network of its kind in Ireland, set up by, and run for, Irish Travellers. Myself @LMCDART @amquilli & Gavin Hennessy are very excited about this launch..
Really looking forward to this launch this morning. Let’s see how we can be more inclusive in everyday practice. #MTUAutismAware
The first 2 speakers for the Prepare Pre- entry Guide Launch event taking place online on the 4th of April are @RebekahLBrennan & @laura_coleman80 who took part in making the project a success. Book your place & Register on this link https://t.co/62UnX2SQfL
We are very excited to announce a new job vacancy at our @UCCSchoolofEd
Lectureship in Education (Student Placement Coordinator BEd Gaeilge & BSc Science Education)
Please see here for details: https://t.co/WpXUW4NXpk
There was a great atmosphere on MTU Kerry Campus for our International/Multicultural Day to celebrate the diversity across our University. It was great to see students putting so much effort into the event and sharing their culture with other students and staff. 4
We are delighted to announce our Postgraduate Research Conference is returning on the 6th of May! This event with @waterfordit and @itcarlow
will mark the start of the South East Technological University. Submit your abstracts via the link below!
ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR A UVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP - DON'T MISS OUT !!!! #UVERSITY #SCHOLARSHIPS #ADULTLEARNERS #MATURESTUDENT
Join us at @MTUCork_DSS on Monday 4th of April at 11.30am for the Prepare Entry Guide launch - supporting students with autism transition to higher education @SoarForAccess . Also online: https://t.co/tVSJPQdmKP. For lecturers; practitioners; parents & families
Hugely proud of Julie O'Donovan and DSS staff & Access Practitioners at MTU Cork who worked so hard to create "the Prepare Entry Guide", presented by Julie and @RebekahLBrennan of the SOAR Project this afternoon
A fantastic talk from Julie O'Donovan and @RebekahLBrennan of @MTU_ie and @UCC on the Prepare Entry Guide for students with autism. It's important not to pre-empt students needs. The starting point should always be consultation with students directly #AHEAD2022 @SoarForAccess https://t.co/LxrPOhRJXF
"We Are Here, Hear" is more than an art exhibition. It is living & breathing, intended to keep the conversation alive & lift up marginalised voices.
Dr Sarah Meaney-Satori, creator of the "We Are Here, Hear" exhibition, explains the impetus behind the @MEND_CC project.
It's the final countdown!!!!
Only 5 days left to apply for a Uversity Scholarship.
#uversity #scholarships #maturestudents #adultlearners
Hello lovely Twitter folk; I have had to change the direction of my final year project pretty late in the day (😩😩😩) I am now looking for anybody over 18 to complete a very short survey; so if you would like to take part please DM me for the link and feel free to share it on
I have just signed regulations to increase students grants for the new academic year including:
▶️ €200 increase in maintenance grants
▶️ €1000 income threshold increase
▶️ Distance for non-adjacent grant reduced to 30km
More here: https://t.co/l6Noka0579
Expressions of interest are now being sought from all staff and students for membership of the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Governing Body, submission deadline COB March 16th. Details circulated via email, for further information contact email@example.com
Well deserved @MTUCork_Access #TravellerAlly2022 The @SoarForAccess Project is proud to support this work.
The @MTUCork_Access Team are delighted to be recipients of the first Traveller Ally Awards from Cork Traveller Women’s Network & Cork Traveller Visibility Group. The team are proud to be allies, to challenge racism & build equality in Ireland. #TravellerAlly2022 #TravellerRights
Happy #TravellerEthnicityDay2022 @BredaHogan4!
Today is Irish Traveller Ethnicity Day & I'm sharing 2 pictures with you, the camp my mother spent her childhood in & the piece I did based on it. Today I'm proudly celebrating my culture, its the 5th anniversary of Travellers gaining ethnic status.
Proud to see @UCC recognised #TravellerAlly2022 and committed to ongoing partnership with the Traveller Community to realise such ambition.
#TravellerAlly2022: @UCC for their ambition to increase the number of Traveller graduates at the university and improve Traveller education outcomes and their continued support over the years https://t.co/oyzXDmNKxC
Today marks 5 years since the Irish state recognised Traveller ethnicity, a "symbolic gesture". To celebrate Traveller identity and heritage today Cork Traveller Women's Network and TVG have created the Traveller Ally Awards. Winners will be announced throughout the day here.
Wondering how SUSI assesses income for a Dependent, Mature Dependent or Independent student ❓
Take a look at the ‘How your Income is assessed’ information video: https://t.co/QJjHQpl7qw.
The Success, it’s in your nature initiative @UCC is a collaborative project created by ourselves, @GreenCampusUCC, Applied Psychology, and the @UCCSU. This project showcases all the ways students and staff can engage with nature on our fab campus https://t.co/wryFUcM8Gp.🌿☘️🌳
Wow. Our @MTU_ie colleague Karen Weekes has just completed rowing solo across the Atlantic. Congratulations @shecando2021 !! https://t.co/ggYv9cpN8J
Very proud of taking part in the "Success, it’s in your nature" initiative at @UCC. 🌳🌿🌺🌸
We are gifted with beautiful nature at our @UCC campus! Watch the video here: https://t.co/KLreEkvpOd
@GreenCampusUCC @UCCGrAttributes #BeginBelongBecome
Just last week we in @ACEUCC were working on an #ErasmusPlus proposal with colleagues in Ukrainian HE around #lifelonglearning We now stand in solidarity with our Ukrainian colleagues on this darkest of days, praying for their safety & peace in their country #StandWithUkraine
The @dssucc has launched a free online training course where you can learn about Technology to Make Learning Easier. It focusses on free and built-in solutions to make reading, writing and studying easier. https://t.co/nZZP8QG1a2
Full course at: https://t.co/dfdRZ78MSq
A big thank you to Elaine Dennehy, @DrSharonLawton (@MTUCork_Access) and @FintanOLeary (@MTUCork_Sports) for their help with todays food parcels. A special mention to @clifford_emily7 for all her work in coordinating the deliveries to date. #MTUGrubHub
An exhibition of all entries received will take place in the first week of April, with the winner announced on the final day. Details on how to submit to follow.. Any questions or queries are welcome- firstname.lastname@example.org or 'mtu_maturestudents' on Instagram. (2/2)
It’s finally here!! Refugee Week 2022 is NEXT WEEK 📣
We are proud to present our Monday - Wednesday Lineup with more events to be announced tomorrow 👀
We have so many amazing events lined up you really won’t want to miss it! 💫
All MTU campus libraries are open again this morning.
Please continue to take care if you are travelling to any of our campuses. @MTU_ie @MTUCork_MSO @MTU_CorkSU @MTUSU_Kerry @MTUSU_Kerry
@uversity now open for mature student scholarship applications ⬇️@SDC_Partnership @DeansrathCC @stkevinscc1 @CollinstownPark
What would you consider a really traditional Irish dessert?
@Ainemaireni student teacher in @MarinoInstitute sharing her teaching resource on how to include Traveller examples in the classroom and that there are no excuses re not including this treasure trove of activities and lesson plans
Access UCC PLUS team took part in an excellent Traveller Cultural Awareness session with @tvgcorkclg Really engaging, insightful content that will develop understanding and help the Outreach and Support teams better serve Traveller students in education
Important #HEAR22 dates coming up. 1st March (17:00)Closing date for final completion of the online HEAR application form. #LeavingCert2022 #Leavingcertificate #UCC #UniversityCollegeCork #UCCPLUS #AccessUCC #PLUSProgramme #HearScheme #CAO
It's a long way from auld Tirboy, that I'd ever of in my wildest of dreams, of thought the minister of Education would be promoting my book & gifting nearly 2k of them to others. Thank you all - making a wee subleens kuldrum'ith come true!
@KidsBooksIrel & @SkeinPress xxx https://t.co/FeOo6iVlFv
Taking place this morning @ 10:30 - answering your #HEAR Questions
#Leavingcert22 #UCC #AccessUCC #UCCPLUS #PLUSProgramme https://t.co/8NVsh5dSTY
2 days to go! @itcarlow Postgraduate Fair is on this Thursday from 12:30pm.
Full details: https://t.co/mFivRuqTlB
Applications are open from 1st February, 2022 - 25th March 2022. #MatureStudents #adultlearners #scholarships #uversity @uversity
Full house in @itcarlow tonight!!
What amazing support the @ITCarlowGAA Hurlers received. Thank you to everyone who came along and contributed to an amazing atmosphere. Photo by Pat Ahern 👌
Traveller and Roma students join the Whidden Workshop this Friday to hear about college pathways and supports with @MEND_CC and @MTUCork_TravEd #travellered
Register now for the next Whidden Workshop which takes place this coming Friday at 12pm. Find out about going to college and what supports are available to Traveller and Roma students ➡️ https://t.co/gCTVMU0BOU #travellered #accessforall
I can confirm that all fees for the 2022 Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations will be waived by the State Examinations Commission.
Nice piece about the work of Universities of Sanctuary on @rtenews today. Well done @Avril_Hutch and colleagues in @UCC. More details about Sanctuary work in @IUAofficial universities can be found on our website at https://t.co/sW6UysfGXb https://t.co/42uyGhFqu5
When your mentor becomes your colleague!!! Well done @LMCDART @BredaHogan4. Great interview Breda. Well done @MTUCork_Access @SoarForAccess https://t.co/ehtLFxx24i
"If you have a destination of where you are going, it'll motivate you to stay." A great interview with @BredaHogan4 discussing Traveller Student access to education & supports, work placements, employment & mentorships.
@SoarForAccess @AccessCork @MTUCork_Access @MTUCork_TravEd https://t.co/8p5RNQlOKC
2 fully funded PhD scholarships (with stipend) exploring the rights and experiences of people with intellectual disabilities available at UCC https://t.co/LjINU1xQGk. Please retweet.
Great interview with @BredaHogan4 about her education journey and her @SoarForAccess role in @MTUCork_Access supporting other Travellers. Work placement opportunities are critical in supporting Travellers access the labour market. https://t.co/BEQ7QkqRcJ
Fantastic workshop with some @SoarForAccess Community Mentors from @corklearning Learning Neighbourhoods and @CorkMigrant. Thanks @treesandpaint for capturing the conversation. @MTUCork_Access @UCC_MSO @UCCPLUS @DSSUCC @MTUCork_DSS @AccessCork2
The exquisite depiction of Saint Brigid in the Honan Chapel, UCC- by Harry Clarke. Happy feast of Saint Brigid.
Many have paid tribute to the late Ronnie Fay whose death was announced this morning. Pavee Point has lost a co-director. The late Ms. Fay was also chair of Community Work Ireland (which supplied these images). Full PP & CWI tributes here - https://t.co/tvGUaP3xYD
Great to hear both @johbees @UCC and @Maggie_Cusack @MTU_ie reference work of @SoarForAccess in supporting access to education. Partnership with communities and learners is key. @AccessCork #CorkCAN #leavenoonebehind @HEAaccess
Well done Julie @MTUCork_DSS https://t.co/0e2CX4kzxa
Come work with us. We are hiring! The HEA is looking for a Senior Executive Officer (Finance). Closing date for applications is February 17, 2022. For more details, see
Thanks AnneMarie - absolutely get in touch with with us; we will help in anyway we can, Email; email@example.com; Twitter; @UCCPLUS @UCC_MSO @DSSUCC @access_ucc https://t.co/NZMaYTMxyw
@MTUCork_DSS were delighted to meet with staff in @sjf_charleville today to talk to them about our exciting Enabling Transitions Programme work as part of @SoarForAccess - great foundations for future work together hopefully! #transition #enablingtransition #PATH
Did you know that children in care can apply for college places via the HEAR & DARE access routes? @UCC, where I work,welcomes care-experienced students who will find lots of supports from @UCCPLUS @OliveByrne3 @SoarForAccess @DSSUCC @UCCSU @UccSkills @BystanderUcc etc #CareDay22
The team from ACCESS+ and @UCCPLUS are online now and LIVE 📡 until 11am to support all of our linked Secondary school students, teachers and parents with any queries relating to the HEAR Scheme
Join the chat here: https://t.co/X3VP7FA1w2
We aim to ensure widened enrolment in MTU from under-represented groups. The Access Service aims to lead the way in high quality, professional and responsive access provision. #EducationDay #AccessforAll #LeaveNooneBehind
Happy International Day of Education 2022! 📚📚
Let's work towards a future where all children and young people feel welcome, seen and valued in their place of education.
@itmtrav #InclusiveEducation #EducationDay
In order to apply to #DARE22 or #HEAR22 you must first have applied to https://t.co/5CybGpFFB8. There's just one week to go. Apply now. For more information visit https://t.co/2V5Jk2KvCe
Congratulations to last years 3rd year students who received their JCSP Student Profile of Achievement on Friday. Well done everyone @tmswineycclib 👏👏👏👏4
Education has the power to transform individuals, families & communities. This is why we welcome people of all backgrounds & offer supports like #EarlyYears provision, IT & financial support, 1-1 mentoring & counselling > https://t.co/Ft8VWhSz4z
MTU Libraries are committed to providing equal & equitable access to high-quality services & facilities for all users. We offer a range of supports for users with learning differences. Visit our revised Services & Supports webpage at https://t.co/cdIPHIPjlw @MTU_ie @MTUCork_DSS
This Thurs Jan 27th 3pm we will be joined on our FB page by Megan Berry.Megan works as a Traveller outreach officer for NUI Maynooth Access Programme&also with Pavee Point Violence Against Women programme. @Megan_Berry___ was part of ‘50 People To Watch in 2022’ in Irish Times.
The @MTU_ie Cork Campus Student Assistance Fund (SAF) & Government Laptop Loan Scheme are now open for semester 2 applications. Log onto https://t.co/KjDCAtOYO8 for additional information or email queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think you're witnessing or have witnessed an event where there was inappropriate behaviour but are not entirely sure what can be done about it, this thread for you✊ #BystanderIntervention #Bystander
Delighted to introduce our new twitter page for Cork Access Network. Follow us to find out more about what we do to tackle Educational Disadvantage in Cork. Watch this space for some upcoming events #CorkCAN @corkcitycouncil @CorkETB @CorkChamber @MTU_ie @UCC
A Co Galway schoolboy with cerebral palsy has discovered a love of art - by using the wheels of his wheelchair to apply the paint 🎨 🖼
🎉 The @UCC Mature Student Information Evening 🎉
Our annual Information Evening will take place this coming Monday, January 17 at 5pm! If you, or somebody you know, is thinking of returning to education, send them our way! Register at the link here: https://t.co/lwFjAPFnuM
Delighted to say we've had 🔥 OVER 100 SIGN UPS 🔥 for our @UCC Mature Student Information Evening since this morning alone!
You can join us on Monday evening at 5pm as well! Just sign up at the link here: https://t.co/lwFjAPFnuM
Today at 4pm we would like to take a moment of reflection for Ashling Murphy.
Whether you light a candle, take a minute to yourself or go for a walk, let’s join together in taking this moment for Ashling.
Rest in Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a haman.
There was an error with the form originally which stopped people from completing it, we are very sorry. It has now been rectified and anybody interested can sign up at the link below or here: https://t.co/lwFjAPFnuM https://t.co/Ds5ZZZQNDX
Our Mature Student Information Evening will take place on Monday, January 17 from 5pm-6.30pm. Here's a little taster of what to expect from @UCC's Student Budgetary Advisor, (and suspected rogue Jedi,) Cian Power. We'll share the sign-up link soon! 🌠
#Travellers - Thinking about going to #College – Apply Now! #CAO Deadline 1st of Feb - find out all info here https://t.co/b7j1eZEX4o
There’s still time to register for this evening’s @MTU_ie Mature Student CAO Info Session:
If you are interested in applying for a full-time undergraduate programme starting in Sept. 2022, you must apply via the CAO by 1 Feb.