Monday, November 14, 2022

Wednesday, 9 November, saw the launch of the evaluation report of Phase 1 of the Mid-West Cluster’s Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH), Strand 3.

Co-launched by Prof. Shane Kilcommins (UL), Prof. Niamh Hourigan (Mary Immaculate College, MIC) and Frances O’Connell (Technological University of the Shannon, TUS), the evaluation highlighted how the widening participation activity undertaken by the Mid-West Cluster i.e., UL, MIC and TUSis solidly based on an inter-institutional and multiagency regional partnership model with DEIS schools, Education and Training Boards, Advocacy Groups and Community and Youth Organisations.

Funded by the Higher Education Authority, the evaluation examined the progress to date of Destination College led by UL, Supporting the Journey: Lone Parents led by MIC and the Education Programme for Irish Travellers and Early School-Leavers led by TUS.

It was wonderful to see so many students, parents, community, and education partners present on the day to celebrate this important milestone in the programme to date.