New Avenues to Teaching (NAT)

UCC's Project under the HEA's Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH)

This three-year funding initiative (2017-2020) aims to improve Equity of Access to students who have been traditionally under-represented in teaching.

 These students include:

  • Students with a disability
  • Students from the Irish Traveller community 
  • Students from other ethnic minorities
  • Students from target socio-economic groups
  • Mature students (undergraduate only)
  • Students who are lone parents

 At UCC we aim to increase participation of these students in our initial teacher education courses in three ways:

  1. Funding: The provision of scholarships and bursaries to aid students in financial need
  2. A Junior Teacher Programme: Which will focus on both recruiting students from target groups into teaching and supporting them academically in this journey
  3. Personal support: There will be a dedicated NAT project officer within the school of education whose job it will be to guide and support these students while they are studying education at UCC.

School of Education

Scoil an Oideachais

Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland

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