The ‘Aiming Higher’ Guide is a wonderful resource for Parents and Guardians to support their children in Higher Education Choices.
Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan TD launched ‘Aiming Higher’ a Guide for Parents and Guardians at the University of Limerick in May 2015 and since then it has gone from strength to strength.
The guide, which was authored by Patrice Twomey Director of the Cooperative Education and Careers Division at UL and funded by the Higher Education Authority, is aimed at parents (and guardians) of prospective third level students, to give them a practical understanding of the higher education system in Ireland and to help them to support their daughter or son in making informed decisions around third level courses and career choices. It is the first guide of its kind that is specifically targeted at parents and extensive consultation with parents drove much of its content.
UL’s Patrice Twomey said “Parents are the most significant influence on their children’s third level and career choices. They don’t need to have all of the answers. What Aiming Higher does is that it helps parents to frame the questions that will prompt their daughter or son’s thinking around their individual talents, strengths and interests, and ultimately their chosen course. We hope that the guide will help parents to approach the ‘third level conversation’ with a greater and more informed confidence. In a broader context, we hope that Aiming Higher will contribute to the successful transitioning from second level to third level education, an area of strategic priority for the University of Limerick.”
The guide will complement the work of guidance counsellors who are a rich and vibrant source of expertise for second level students. Copies of the guide will be circulated to all second level schools in the country and it will be available in PDF format on the UL website www.ul.ie/careers/aiminghigher
For more information click on: http://www.ul.ie/news-centre/news/aiming-higher-guide-launched-at-ul