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Nine TUS Transition to Higher Education students honoured at graduation

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TUS Transition to Higher Education – The TUS Boardroom welcomed the families of all nine students to witness the awarding of their certificates on July 21.

The programme provides a pathway for adults who experience disadvantages to engage in a supportive third-level programme

Nine Transition to Higher Education Programme students were honoured at a unique graduation ceremony today, Thursday, July 21, at Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Moylish Campus.

Now in its sixth year, the programme hosted an in-person ceremony for the first time since 2019, due to Covid-19 restrictions, and the Boardroom welcomed families of all nine students to witness the awarding of their certificates

Over 92 percent of graduates from the Transition to Higher Education 2020/21 cohort progressed to undergraduate programmes in September 2021, in TUS Midwest.

Set up in 2017, the Certificate in Transition to Higher Education programme provides a pathway for adults who experience severe social, economic and/or educational disadvantage to engage in a supportive and structured third-level academic foundation programme.

The programme consists of 24 weeks of lectures in core modules such as Mathematics, Computer Applications, Personal Development and Learning & Academic Skills Development.

The programme promotes a structured, supportive learning environment where students can prepare for progression to full-time study. It recognises that students who may have exited formal education at an early juncture may require additional support, and subsequently a
holistic suite of offerings are in place, such as the inclusion of additional learning support, CAO and SUSI guidance, disability support, and mentoring.

TUS is a multi-campus university spread across six colleges throughout Ireland’s Midwest and Midlands region. The Technological University has principal campuses at Limerick and Athlone, with more than 14,000 students enrolling in hundreds of courses every year across four counties.

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