West North-West Connect
Who We Are
The WNW Connect Project is based in the Student Services and Access Services of the WNW Cluster of Higher Education Institutions. The WNW Cluster of Higher Education Institutions comprises of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (Project Lead), National University of Ireland, Galway, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Sligo.
How We Work
With a student-centred focus, we strive to adopt a partnership approach between key community organisations and cluster Higher Education institutions (HEIs). The WNW Connect Project leverages existing local-level connections between HEIs, DEIS schools, community partnerships, cohort specific advocacy groups and seeks new partnerships to support project delivery. The development and maintenance of such partnerships is pivotal to the long-term sustainability of the project.
Who We Work With
The WNW Connect Project target groups include students from underrepresented socioeconomic groups and communities; students with disabilities; mature students; members of the Irish Traveller community; students entering on the basis of a further education award; and part-time flexible learners.
WNW Steering Group
The overall decision-making authority lies with the WNW Cluster Steering Group which currently comprises of the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs & Registrars of GMIT, IT Sligo, LYIT and the Deputy President and Registrar of NUI Galway. The Cluster Project Manager is a member of this group.