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New Research: Mentors shown to benefit students in low SES areas

October 11, 2017

A new study by Trinity College has found that access to a mentor for students in low SES areas can increase the likelihood of that student planning to participate in third level education. Secondary school students in low socioeconomic status areas are three times more likely to plan to go to college having linked in with a mentor new research has shown. Read the full article from the Irish Times here

Mentoring represents a largely untapped resource for many individuals looking to progress along their education and employment journeys. Mentors can act as an independent source of support and guidance and can provide insights otherwise unobtainable for an individual. As a mentor, you can have a significantly positive impact on the experience that an individual has when considering their options regarding education and employment.

If you feel that you would like to get involved in our community in a mentoring capacity, please feel free to get in touch. We would be happy to provide you with some further information.

All mentors will be fully supported by the Matt Talbot throughout the process and work closely with our staff to come to a suitable arrangement for both the mentor and the mentee.

For more information please phone (01) 626 4899 or contact Claire at

Last modified: October 11, 2017