Trinity Access Programmes Summer School 2007

Posted on: 13 June 2007

Ireland : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” was the theme of this year’s Trinity Access Summer School which ran from 11to 15 June. 65 students from 19 TAP linked secondary schools in Dublin, participated in the programme along with five American students from the Next Generation Venture Fund Programme, administered by John Hopkin’s University in Maryland, USA and sponsored, along with TAP Summer School, by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

The TAP Summer School aims to provide students, many from communities in Dublin currently underrepresented in the third level education sector, with the unique opportunity to experience firsthand, the physical, academic, cultural and social aspects of student life in Trinity College . This year TAP also hopes that the Summer School will provide participants with an academic forum and framework through which they can understand and analyse the rapid and fundamental social, economic, technological, and demographic changes that has occurred in Ireland during their life time, tracing this change back to the past, as well as mapping it’s course into the future.

Members of the College community developed and delivered the Summer School’s academic workshops and laboratory sessions allowing the theme of Ireland : Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” to be explored from a multi and inter-disciplinary perspective representing the broad academic interests pursued in College. TAP gratefully acknowledges the time, effort and dedication of staff and students from all the departments and offices which volunteer with the TAP Summer School and make it the successful event that it is.

The Summer School’s final closing ceremony took place at the end of the week, where Newsletter, Drama, Photography and Web Design project group work, undertaken by the students throughout the week, was presented by them and displayed. Irish Times Journalist Fintan O’ Toole was guest of honour and presented the students with their Summer School Certificates.
Students taking part in team building exercises during the 2007 tap summer school