Ardscoil La Salle is one of twenty second level schools involved in a partnership programme with Trinity College. The objective of the Access Programme is to increase student progression rate to third level education. A wide range of activities are organised throughout the year with the objective of encouraging students to visit Trinity and to participate in the various activities and organised events.
The following events will take place in 2014/2015.
STEM Walton Club
I would like to congratulate our second year student, Erik Azev, who won a scholarship to participate in the STEM Walton Club run by the school of physics in Trinity College. Trinity College offered five scholarships for the whole of the country. Erik submitted an application form to Trinity and was selected to sit an aptitude test to judge his knowledge and proficiency in Science and judge his problem solving skills in Mathematics. He achieved a top five placing and won the scholarship. The club will take place in Trinity College on Saturday afternoons from October to June and has the following description;
"The Walton Club is offering a unique STEM educational journey for ambitious young minds. These students will engage in stimulating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths lessons and activities. Throughout their time at the Walton Club, students will become proficient problem solvers, critical thinkers, confident to challenge information and inspired to create new information".
Pathways to Law
We have submitted an application for one of our students to win a scholarship to participate in a two year programme starting in fifth year. The Pathways to Law Programme is a collaborative effort between TAP, the TCD School of Law, the legal profession, as well as semi-state bodies. This programme will engage students through 5th and 6th year of second level. The programme will enhance students' knowledge of law and aspirations towards studying law in college with a view to a career in law. If successful the student will attend law lectures in Trinity and the Law Society in Blackhall Place, take part in law seminars, prepare and execute an advocacy submission in the Criminal Courts of Justice, research and participate in a mock Criminal and Civic Trial and attend talks by legal professionals about life as barristers, solicitors and other legal career options.
STEPS (Engineers Ireland): Second year girls interested in Engineering
We have six second year girls attending an event in Dublin Castle to encourage a career in engineering. There will be career talks with female engineers, round table discussions and networking opportunities. Students can interact with the engineers and ask direct questions one-to-one. Topics for discussion include what subjects are needed to study engineering, what college life is like for engineering students, the kind of jobs that engineers can apply for and details of the various engineering disciplines.