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Students with Disabilities - Learning from Home Survey 2021

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Study from Home Survey

Students with Disabilities - Learning from Home Survey 2021

In April 2020, AHEAD conducted a survey of further and higher education students with disabilities focused on their experiences of learning from home during the first wave of the Covid 19 pandemic.

One year on, we want to revisit the experiences of students with disabilities again, find out what has changed, what barriers remain, how they are continuing to cope with learning predominantly from home and figure out what the sector can learn about the positives and negatives of the move to online learning.

Data collected for this survey is intended to be used to inform AHEAD’s work supporting students with disabilities and the learning from it will be released in a public report, fed into government policy groups coordinating the national educational response to Covid19, and help inform the national approach to inclusion in further and higher education more generally.

By completing this survey, your experience and input can help to shape the national policy discussion and ensure that any future measures implemented are authentically informed by the voice of students with disabilities.

We ask that FET and HE practitioners share this survey with students with disabilities in their institutions.

Find out more and take the survey >>


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WAM Opportunity: Bank of Ireland

The WAM Programme have two opportunities open for graduates with disabilities on Bank of Ireland’s Graduate Programme. Both positions are for a period of two years and are in the areas of Risk and IT. Graduates interested in applying do not have to have a background in Risk or IT however must have a minimum of Level 8 qualification to apply for the role.

The closing date for applications is 12pm,  Wednesday 21st April 2021.

More Information and to Apply >>


The AHEAD Journal: A Review of Inclusive Education and Employment Practices #AHEADjournal

AHEAD Journal #12 Highlight

Building Solidarity among Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds in Higher Education

This article reviews the research undertaken by the author at Maynooth University investigating how a sense of solidarity formed among students who participated in the Maynooth University Access Programme. He found that differences between individuals could be overcome through participation in the Access Society and related activities. His observations in the areas of student leadership, sense of active community, solidarity across the group and the role of the pre-orientation programme give insight into factors which improved the student experience.

Read the full article here >>
Go to Issue 12 of the AHEAD Journal >>

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