Available at MTU Kerry Campus, and promoting access to education through peer mentoring in the Traveller community. With the support of MTU, this programme provides the students with a culturally aware learning environment which allows them to meet the growing needs of their community.
Course info: https://www.mtu.ie/courses/tlcmaeu/
Third Level Traveller Liaison Officer
Christina Boland is the Traveller Liaison Officer for Mature Students. Star Pupils and the PATH 3 Travellers in Education programme. Christina is from a Traveller background herself and is available to offer confidential advice and support to Traveller students in the college.
Christina also works in the community to encourage Travellers to apply to MTU.
Available: MTU Kerry Campus - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Office: R214, Business & I.T Building, North Campus Mobile: 085-1373907 Tel: 066 7191871 Email: Christina Boland (email)
Katie Coffey is the Traveller Liaison Officer for Junior Cycle students. Katie’s role is to promote access to third-level for Traveller students in Junior Cycle in mainstream second-level schools in Kerry. Katie will provide information on supports that are available in the schools and in the community to help students.
Available: MTU Kerry Campus - Thursdays Only
Office: R214, Business & I.T Building, North Campus Mobile: 087-4322061 Tel: 066 7191871 Email: Katie Coffey (email)
If you are attending MTU Kerry Campus and need any support or advice we would ask you to register with the Third Level Traveller Access Officer using the following Traveller Liaison Support Form
STAR PUPIL TRAVELLER ACCESS TO EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Star Pupil is an interagency programme promoting access to education and work experience which provides information, guidance, support and summer work experience opportunities to students from the Traveller community who are in senior cycle in a mainstream second-level school in County Kerry.
MTU Kerry Campus reserves a number of its third level places for participants who complete the Star Pupil programme.
Benefits of the Star Pupil Programme
Support with career direction and interview skills.
Additional help for Traveller students in school.
MTU Kerry Campus visits.
Meet other Travellers in education.
Paid work experience.
Leaving Cert support through volunteers.
Progression route to MTU Kerry Campus.
Getting ready for college.
Learn about the Students’ Council.
Star Pupils Awards Ceremony.
Mentoring and schools liaison.
BECOMING A STAR PUPIL
To become a Star Pupil and access the supports available please call 0851373907 Email: Christina Boland
JUNIOR STAR PUPIL
The Junior Star Pupil Programme promotes access to third level and provides information, guidance and support to students from the Traveller community who are in the Junior Cycle of a mainstream second-level school in County Kerry.
Benefits of the Junior Star Pupil Programme
Help choosing subjects;
Exploring study and career options;
Additional help for Traveller students in school;
Information on supports for Traveller Students with learning difficulties and disabilities;
Progression to Senior Star Pupil Programme.
BECOMING A JUNIOR STAR PUPIL
To become a Star Pupil and access the supports available please call 087 4322061 Email: Katie Coffey
Traveller Community at the MTU Kerry Campus graduation