About the programme
‘Power 2 Progress’ seeks to foster educational resilience in the Irish educational system with a three-year intervention plan for approximately 600 senior cycle DEIS school students across 15 schools and by informing on educational policy for future students via an integrated four-year PhD.

Programme activities

School based student learning supports

UCD student teachers will provide additional educational support to participating students through weekly tutorials over the course of their senior cycle.

Outreach days

The programme will facilitate onsite visits to UCD and Zurich offices based in Ireland to encourage students to pursue further education and professional careers.

Community outreach

Community engagement activities to garner local support for the programme and spread its positive impact across the participating students’ communities.

Inform future educational policy

As part of the project, Z Zurich Foundation will fund a 4‐year PhD to generate a much-needed evidence base to inform on future educational policy in Ireland.

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