UCC has developed a unique new programme designed to help school students make the transition to third level.
Developed by the Graduate Attributes Programme, Nurturing Bright Futures (NBF) is an innovative online programme designed for secondary level students from Transition Year to Leaving Certificate, to help them become future-ready as they navigate the next step in their education journey.
The six-module programme guides students on how to choose a course that is right for them, degree choices and future careers, decision-making styles, transitioning to higher level education, and the realities of university life. The self-directed programme is designed to be taken over the course of a number of weeks, in bite-size format. The multi-media content – including videos, podcasts, articles, worksheet exercises and quizzes – has been created to help students acquire the skills and tools they will need as they make the transition to third level.
NBF is relevant for all Senior Cycle students, from Transition Year to Leaving Certificate, and is designed with all pre-entry student cohorts in mind – both domestic and international. The programme also contains bespoke content for students accessing third level as Mature Students, International Students, and through the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) scheme.