Bridge to College: Suas and Trinity College Dublin Partnership

Contact: Kevin Sullivan, kevin@suas.ie

The Bridge2College (B2C) Programme – a partnership between Trinity College and Suas Educational Development - is a flagship for technology mediated learning. The objectives of the B2C are to improve the perspective and attitudes towards personal learning, education and third level access of young people from areas of social disadvantage and to champion a model of 21st Century learning for all schools.Each week, 25 transition year students from several schools attend the B2C for a four day course. They engage in a variety of creative, technology-based projects during the week. Movie making, web design and play doh animation are among the activities that proved popular in the past!Each day, third level students work with us as mentors to the younger students. Their role is to help the teams to work with each other and complete their tasks. They offer advice, encouragement, some technical assistance and share their experience of third level education. Technical skills can help but are definitely not compulsory for anyone interested in mentoring! For more information, check out www.suas.ie/b2c.html.To apply, go to www.suas.ie/applyb2c.html, and fill out the short form at the bottom!

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