New Avenues to Teaching (NAT) PATH 1 Bursary
At a glance
- Value: The bursaries are competitive and the amount given is needs based and may include funding for fees and/or placement bursaries
- You must must be enrolled or have been offered a place on an initial teacher education programme at UCC to be eligible for this scholarship
- Questions about this scholarship can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- 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.
There are a number of bursaries available for the following students from any of the target groups :
- Current Professional Master of Education (PME) students.
- Students commencing the PME 2019-2020 (must have an offer).
- Eligible students on the joint UCC/CIT PME Art and Design.
- BEd Sports Studies and Physical Education students.
- BSc (Science Education) students.
Find out more https://www.ucc.ie/en/education/nat/