Launch by Minister for Education and Skills of the Access to Higher Education Report by Dr. Sinead McNally and Dr. Paul Downes
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D launched the access to higher education evaluation report authored by Dr. Sinead McNally and Dr. Paul Downes of DCU's Institute of Education, at the official opening of UCD's Access and Lifelong Learning Centre on December 7th.
The published report is: McNally, S. & Downes, P. (2016). Evaluation of University College Dublin’s ‘Future You’ Peer Support Access Initiative: A Relational, Community Development Systemic Outreach Approach. Dublin: UCD.
Presenting on the report at the launch, both Dr. McNally (Lecturer in Psychology, DCU School of Language Literacy and Early Childhood Education) and Dr. Downes (Director of DCU's Educational Disadvantage Centre and Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Human Development) highlighted the report's key findings and policy recommendations, with implications for access to education outreach initiatives nationally.