Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches new Action Plan to promote Traveller participation in higher education

Ireland"“Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, launched the Action Plan to Promote Traveller Participation in Higher Education. The Minister was joined at the launch, held in TU Dublin, by several third level students and recent graduates from the Traveller community, who told their own stories of studying in universities and colleges around Ireland, and gave insights into the supports that are most useful to students …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 26 November]

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One Response to “Minister Mitchell O’Connor launches new Action Plan to promote Traveller participation in higher education”

  1. D Says:

    This will end up as “affirmative action” won’t it, i.e. racist student acceptance policies. Travellers are underepresented at third level because 1. they do so poorly at school and 2. they don’t apply to go to third level.
    Point me at one case of a traveller being denied a third level place purely because the were a traveller. You can’t because it has never happened.

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