On being an access student

McHugh, Gerard (2009) On being an access student. In: 12th Conference of the Confederation of Student Services in Ireland: The First Year Student Experience, 15th - 17th June 2009, Institute of Technology, Sligo.

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Although mature students have long ceased to be an object of curiousity, those who enrol in a third-level institution via an Access Programme are still comparatively under researched. This paper will explore the experiences of a small group of students (5) whose entry route to Dundalk Institute of Technology was via the successful completion of a 12 week Access 21 Programme jointly funded with the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). The factors which prompted their initial decision will be traced as will their verdict on the adequacy of the access programme in readying them for the challenges of returning to college. Finally, with the benefit of a full academic year behind them, the students' experiental reflections will be noted for incorporation into the next programme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: First year student; Access student.
Subjects: Social Sciences
Research Centres: Other
Depositing User: Sean McGreal
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 12:44
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 12:49
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0

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