Currently the Access Centre delivers a specifically designed suite of programmes for Secondary Schools throughout Galway City and County. Such programmes are designed in consultation with Teachers from participating schools and are structured to introduce Students positively and productively to the University and life on campus.
The core objective of these programmes are to expose the students to a warm, welcoming and empowering experience, which will enable them to engage openly with both University staff and Campus. Such exposure creates an opportunity to support the work carried out in Secondary level Schools and further empowers the Students to pursue their academic pathways in NUI Galway.
The two programmes offered through the Access Centre are A Senior Cycle Programme & A Junior Cycle Provision.
The Senior Cycle Programme offers A Senior Cycle Study Skills Seminar on Campus alongside an Experiential Day. This day will is structured in two parts:
- Part one: entails the delivery of a study Skills Programme by Dr. Mary Surlis
- Part two: entails the structured introduction of second level students ( in their selected areas of interest ) to the various University Colleges in NUI Galway