Archive for HEAR

Disabled and disadvantaged students offered 1,650 college places

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 1 September 2010 by Steve

“Students with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds have been offered more than 1,650 places in colleges under an expanded scheme to widen third-level access …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 1 September]

Improving college access

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , , on 25 August 2010 by Steve

“Madam, – We would like to respond to Ross Higgins’s contention that the widening participation policy approach in Ireland over the last 15 years consists of ‘tinkering around the edges’ through ‘mentoring, supports and guidance’ (Opinion, August 21st). Mr Higgins’s opinion piece shows a disappointing lack of reference to any of the varied and imaginative responses to this issue that have developed …” (more)

[Cliona Hannon and others, Irish Times, 25 August]

Third Level Access Scheme extends to all secondary schools

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 8 September 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is being extended by the seven universities, DIT and the seven colleges of education from 305 to all 730 secondary schools in Ireland. The scheme will broaden access opportunities to third level education for school leavers from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds across the country. This expansion of the scheme, which was primarily reserved for students from DEIS schools, recognises that educational disadvantage affects a cross section of all communities and is not confined to clearly identifiable areas or regions …” (more)

[UCC Media and Communications, 8 September]