The Access Office works to promote and support the access and participation of students from groups that have been under-represented in the university sector for socio-economic reasons. The Access Office engages with students and their parents at different stages in the educational lifecycle, beginning in schools and communities at the earliest opportunity, facilitating entry pathways to third-level education for students from a wide range of socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Access Office uses the concept of the Engagement Cycle to inform its policies and everyday practices. The core activities of the Access Office can be viewed through the following phases:
Access students, under the age of 23, enter the university through one of two entry Access routes.
The work of the Access Office may be broadly categorised into three areas:
For further details on any aspect of the Access programmes contact firstname.lastname@example.org