Despite the obvious barriers created by the spring lockdown and subsequent imposed restrictions to physical activities, the Outreach Office has been working hard to reach out to potential applicants at a time when access has never been so challenging.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Outreach Office initiatives included a large programme of visits to secondary schools and colleges, students attending Trinity events, and several in-house residential programmes. Students from low socio-economic households, or areas where few people progress to higher education and are the cohorts that are likely to be some of the most impacted by the current situation and the groups the University is tasked with identifying, reaching, and engaging. As a result, Outreach will be required more than ever to ensure that students with potential are able to progress to higher education irrespective of their backgrounds. Therefore, following the cancellation of all in-person events, we are supporting a transition to online alternatives.
Trinity Remote Outreach 2020/21