Interested in being part of College Awareness Week but don’t know where to start?
Have a read through our Frequently Asked Questions and don’t hesitate to contact us (email@example.com) to find out more.
What is College Awareness Week?
College Awareness Week is a national campaign which aims to promote the benefits of going to college, to help students of all ages to become college-ready and to showcase local role models.
Who organises College Awareness Week?
College Awareness Week is a multi-organisational and collaborative initiative involving a wide range of stakeholders, including schools, HEIs, museums, libraries and businesses. Here are just some of the organisations that partner with the campaign: the Higher Education Authority, the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and the Confederation of Student Services Ireland.
Why get involved?
Going to college is becoming more and more important. A college education helps students to fulfil their potential, allows them to undertake a course of study which can be both fascinating and challenging, and helps them to secure employment and decent living standards in the future. Individuals and society benefit from increased levels of educational attainment. Play your part in inspiring the next generation of college students and helping them to become college-ready!
Things to Do
Have a look at the Activity Suggestions for some ideas and inspirations.
How can I promote my event in my local area?
Have a look at our promotion and media suggestions.
What resources and merchandise are available?
Children attending events must be accompanied by a teacher or parent/guardian at all times. Volunteers and event organisers are asked to refer to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs website with particular reference to the DCYA Child Protection Policy and Code of Behaviour which can be downloaded here.
College Awareness Week Website Privacy Statement
College Awareness Week (CAW) is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to www.collegeaware.ie. This privacy statement relates to our practices in connection with our website and is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our services. CAW respects your right to privacy. We will not collect personal information/personal data about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information using the Contact us/ Event submit form/ Community Mentor application form.
By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of your information under the terms of this privacy statement which is in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018, the European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Privacy and Electronic Communications) Regulations 2011 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please read the following privacy statement to understand how we use and protect the information that you choose to provide to us.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information:
Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and
Statistical web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse through our website(s)
Information, Personal AND NON-PERSONAL, You Choose to Provide
When you visit our website you may wish to provide certain information about yourself, such as when you complete our “Contact Us” form.CAW does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from the information which you volunteer to send us in the “Contact Us” form
Web Site Use Information
Where you visit our website, certain non-personal data is available to us through our internet service provider. This non-personal data is collected on a statistical, aggregate, non-individual basis. This information may include the IP address from which you access our website, the type of internet browser used to access our website, the type of operating system used to access our website, the “top-level” domain name used (ie, .com, .org, etc.), the date and time of your visit to our website and the number of pages you visited on our website
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Any information, which you provide using the “Contact Us” form, is not made available to any third parties and is only used by CAW in line with the purposes for which you provided it (e.g. to process your Community Mentor application, to log your CAW event or to contact you and answer any queries which you have raised in the “Contact Us” form or to address any other feedback which you send us in the “Contact Us” form)
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An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the internet. When you visit any web page in our website, our servers log your IP address. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information.
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Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized
We do not retain your personal data for longer than it is necessary for us to comply with the purpose for which you gave it to us. Any personal data which you provide to us using this website will be used in line with the purposes for which you provided it and after this purpose has been completed, we will delete your personal data.
Accessing Your Information
You are entitled to see the information we hold about you. On written request, we supply copies of your personal data, which you may have supplied to us using our website. If you wish to obtain copies of this personal data, you should write to CAW and ask that it provides you with an Access Request Form. Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible and will not take more than a month to process. If you discover that CAW holds inaccurate information about you, you can request that we correct/delete that information.
Websites Linked to Our Website
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