About New Avenues to Teaching
What is New Avenues to Teaching (NAT)?
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
How will the project achieve its aims?
At UCC we aim to increase participation of these students in our initial teacher education courses in three ways:
- Funding: The provision of scholarships and bursaries to aid students in financial need
- A Junior Teacher Programme: Which will focus on both recruiting students from target groups into teaching and supporting them academically in this journey
- 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.
Who is involved in New Avenues to Teaching?
New Avenues to Teaching is a School of Education initiative directed by a steering committee and managed by a project officer.
The project officer is the main contact point for the project and will act as a student support person within the School of Education.
Tel: +353 21 4902259
Chairperson: Fiona Chambers, School of Education
Angela Desmond, School of Education
Olive Byrne, UCC Plus
Linda Doran, Disability Support Services
Kevin Cahill, School of Education
Karl Kitching, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit
Siobhan Dowling, School of Education