UCC Launch Nurturing Bright Futures Programme

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UCC are holding the virtual launch of their Nurturing Bright Futures Programme on Monday, March 22, from  3:00  3:45pm.

Nurturing Bright Futures is a unique pre-entry transition in programme developed by the Graduate Attributes Programme at University College Cork, in close consultation with internal and external stakeholder groups.

This unique new online programme is being put in place to help pre-entry students make the right choices for their future and support their transition to third level learning.

This innovative six module course will provide a robust framework for students’ self-reflection and self-directed learning in preparation for their transition into third level study. This innovative online programme will be relevant for all Senior Cycle students, from Transition Year right up to Leaving Certificate, and has been designed with all pre-entry student cohorts in mind, from the domestic to the international student.  It also features bespoke content for students who will access third level education as Mature Students, International Students and through the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) scheme.

This open access programme has been created as a one-stop-shop resource to equip prospective students with the information they need as they prepare to transition in to third level education. It will empower and enable them to make informed choices and decisions for their next step beyond secondary school. While it draws on examples from University College Cork, the content is transferable across the HEI landscape and applicable to students who are considering studying at any higher education institute.

The six modules include:

Module 1: Picking a Course that is right for You

Module 2: Degree Choices and Future Careers

Module 3: Decision-Making Styles

Module 4: Transitioning to Higher Level Education

Module 5: Realities of University Life

Module 6: Graduate Attributes and Values

The modules on subject choices, decision-making styles and on degree choices and future careers have all been designed to help the graduate of tomorrow make the right career and life choices for them.  The modules on Transitioning to Higher Level Education and the Realities of University Life focus on practical considerations and give tips and insight on how to prepare and how to optimise the student experience. The module on graduate attributes and values focuses on the transferable and transversal life-wide, lifelong and life-deep skills needed to make a meaningful contribution to our communities, our society and local and global economies.  

Guide for Guidance Counsellors/Teachers and a Guide for Parents/Guardians can be accessed here.


Steven Galvin

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