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TY Students Step Up To The Challenge at TU Dublin

Posted: 15 May, 2019

TU Dublin welcomed 100 Transition Year students from local schools to Grangegorman this week to celebrate their participation in the TY Challenge organised by the Access and Civic Engagement Office.

Students from St. Pauls C.B.S and Stanhope Street Girls Secondary School show off their trophies with Director of Student Development at TU Dublin, Dr Noel O'Connor, and TU Dublin lecturers Jennifer Byrne and John Walsh.

Over the last number of months, pupils from Cabra Community College, Mount Carmel Secondary School, St. Pauls C.B.S and Stanhope Street Girls Secondary School have competed against each other in a range of activities, including Debating, Visual Merchandising, Craft Design, Culinary Arts and Sports. The programme, organised by the Access and Civic Engagement Office, is supported by lecturers and students from across the University as well as TU Dublin community partners and session facilitators. 

The TY Challenge provides secondary school students with an opportunity to try out disciplines they may wish to study at University while some of the activities on offer are linked to the curriculum at second-level. As well as undertaking practical activities, the students get a chance to tour the campus and facilities at Grangegorman and get an idea of what attending a University is really like.

This year, the programme culminated in an award ceremony which took place in St. Laurence's on Monday where received trophies in recognition of their participation.