Community Engagement

PATH 3 (Promoting Access to Higher Education)

Leinster Pillar I cluster of NCAD, IADT, UCD, TCD, MIE and RCSI  are delighted to announce that the HEA has allocated the second round of funding to the PATH 3 cluster for the next three years for the period 2021-2024. The amount awarded  (989,487 euro) will enable us to progress our plans to promote access to higher education for under-represented groups.

We are proud of our successes, most recently Dublin Learning City PATH project received the UNESCO Award for 2021 at the Annual Conference on Learning Cities in Korea, where Dublin was designated as a Learning City. The award recognises the significant work that Dublin Learning City project has made to create an inclusive learning environment and promote lifelong learning for all. 

Dublin Learning City was established as part of the PATH 3 collaboration of six universities. We also collaborate with several other organisations as part of Dublin Learning City such as Dublin City Council, City of Dublin Education and Training Board(CDETB) and Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB).

The Creative Arts Summer School: NCAD leads on the PATH 3 project the Creative Arts Summer School (CASS) led by Finola Mc Ternan. In this next phase of PATH the CASS will engage and expand collaborative opportunities with Dublin Learning City, Community Mentoring, Path 1, I Can Teach, and other national PATH initiatives such as Open Learning.

The Rialto Youth Project, located at the F2 Centre in Rialto have attended summer workshops in drawing and printmaking at the NCAD and during Easter 2012 the group participated in a Letterpress Workshop at NCAD followed by a six week printing project that will include a visit to the Blackchurch Print Studios in Temple Bar.  The particular Drawing Group who have engaged with the NCAD have been meeting once a week for the past two years and have demonstrated both a commitment to art and design as well as creative potential and NCAD Access is delighted to support this group in encouraging these young people from our community in their creative journey.

Participants from the RADE project participated in Access Day in a workshop that was facilitated by artists from the Art Links Limerick and children from the Computer Clubhouse in Dublin 8 are participating in an exciting art project with two third year Fine Art Painting students, Daniel Jackman and Laura Ni Fhlaibhinn that took place over eight weeks and concluded with a tour of the graduate show. 

For information on the School and Community Outreach Programme please contact Finola Mc Ternan,