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 Kathleen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a regional co-ordinator 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 being delivered in partnership with the following organisations: the Higher Education Authority, the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals and the Confederation of Student Services Ireland. It is a multi-organisational and collaborative initiative involving a wide range of stakeholders, including schools, HEIs, museums, libraries and businesses.
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.