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Access (DARE, HEAR & Mature) Orientation

DARE & HEAR Students (Parents Welcome To Attend)

If you were deemed eligible under either the DARE or HEAR scheme we would like to invite you to a supplementary orientation Sunday 9th September 2pm - 3.30pm. The event has been designed to specifically address some of the concerns you may have in relation to getting ready for College including general support services available to students, transition and studying tips, welfare and financial advice.

DARE (Disability Access Route to Education)
National College of Ireland believes that one of the most important first steps for students with disabilities is to be sure that you can access supports in an open, relaxed, friendly and confidential manner.

In order for the College to help you achieve these first steps students who have applied via DARE and were deemed eligible will be contacted by the Disability Support Officer to arrange a meeting in order to register with the Learning and Disability Service.

HEAR (Higher Education Access Route)
The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university admissions scheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

HEAR has been set up by a number of colleges and universities as evidence shows that socio-economic disadvantage can have a negative effect on how well a student does at school and whether they go on to college.

HEAR Applicants must meet a range of financial, social and cultural indicators to be considered for a reduced points place and extra college support


Mature Students

If you applied directly to NCI as a mature student we would like to invite you to a supplementary orientation Thursday 6th September 11am - 1pm . We understand that coming back to education can be challenging so we’ve designed this event to address some of the concerns you may have regarding your transition including supports available and study tips. It also provides you with an opportunity to meet like-minded students..

If you have any queries contact orientation@ncirl.ie.

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