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Secondary Level Initiatives

Study Club

The Study Club at LIT aims to provide a supportive environment where young people can learn and study in a relaxed, fun environment, receiving supports as required. The club takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 4.30 pm to 7.30pm. The Study Club has been set up for students from designated secondary schools and communities in Limerick under strand 3 of the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH 3). PATH was established by the Department of Education and Skills to fund initiatives to increase equity of access to higher education for specified under-represented groups.

For further information or to apply to become a member of the Study Club, please email StudyClub@lit.ie or contact Jennifer on 087-4406314.

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GO4IT Programme - Secondary Level

LIT Access Service works in partnership with the Northside Family Resource Centre and linked schools to deliver the Go4IT programme. This programme aims to introduce the concept of lifelong learning and show that education has a real purpose.

The main objectives of the Go4IT programme are:

  • To facilitate increased access to third-level education by young people from the linked areas
  • To raise awareness of educational options for young people and their families
  • To provide young people with a positive experience of third-level education
  • To support young people to reach their full educational potential
  • To break down barriers and misconceptions the participants and their families may have in relation to third-level education
  • To demonstrate that third-level education is a welcoming and supportive place.

The first year of this programme begins in sixth class at primary school. Once the student enters secondary school, the programme works to support their transition and continue to engage them in experiential activities until they complete their Leaving Certificate.

Skills @ Work Programme

LIT Access Service works in partnership with Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) through the Schools’ Business Partnership programme. This is an education inclusion programme that partners schools with business. LIT is partnered with Thomond Community College to deliver the Skills @ Work programme. The main aim of this programme is to positively impact on educational inclusion and address key issues in areas of educational disadvantage in Ireland. Each year the programme is delivered to fifth year participants from Thomond Community College, who attend five sessions from January to May. Throughout their visits to LIT, they engage in interactive and dynamic workshops that strive to increase their skills while providing very valuable information about the opportunities available after completion of second-level education.

The workshops and learning activities delivered are as follows:

  • Introduction to LIT and Communication Workshop
  • CV Skills Workshop
  • Interviews Skills Workshop
  • The Interview- Interview scenario where the students gain an opportunity to put their skills into practice
  • Team Building and Wrap – Up Session

For further information on this programme, please contact Mary.Nash@lit.ie or (061) 293103

College Awareness Week

College Awareness Week is a national campaign, which aims to celebrate the benefits of going to college, to support students to become college-ready and to showcase local role models. Each year LIT Access Service organises a host of activities and events, which take place throughout the week. Information on all local and national events can be viewed here.