IT Sligo has partnered with the popular Strandhill-based study website Studyclix to give students at eight schools in the Northwest free access to its service.
ou over 700 fifth and sixth year students in Sligo, Donegal, Mayo and Roscommon counties will have free access to Studyclix.ie, which will allow students to get expert review advice and view the articles. earlier broken down by subject.
Studyclix simplifies the study process by breaking down each subject into subjects.
For each subject, questions from previous exams, scoring grids, quizzes and videos are available. The site has over 160,000 students enrolled across Ireland, while over 90% of second-level teachers also use the service.
IT Sligo, soon to be the Atlantic Technological University (ATU), will offer the licenses to support their work as part of the national plan for equity of access to higher education.
This support initiative for providing Studyclix access to schools complements many of the existing student supports and access initiatives available to IT Sligo students through its Access Office.
The Access Office in IT Sligo helps create new pathways to higher education, improve student support, and embed models of sustainable community engagement.
The eight schools that benefit from Studyclix access are Ballinode College, Sligo; Sainte-Marie College, Sligo; Grange Post-Primary School, Sligo; Coola Post-Primary School, Sligo; Corran College, Sligo; St. Joseph Community College, Mayo, St. Nathy College, Roscommon and ColÃ¡iste Magh Ene College, Donegal.
Commenting, Luke Saunders, founder and geography professor of Studyclix, said he was delighted to team up with IT Sligo, especially since Studyclix was a company based in the North West.
He said: âAs a North West based company headquartered in Sligo, I am particularly excited to be able to support schools in the North West including schools in Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Roscommon.
âThe Covid-19 pandemic has seen rapid progress towards online teaching and learning tools, and we have continued to develop the Studyclix product to meet the needs of students and teachers. “
Linda McGloin, Head of Access at IT Sligo, said: âIT Sligo is delighted to support Studyclix license funding to a number of local schools in our area to support post-primary children with access fair to higher education. Commitment and support to access higher education must start in secondary schools.
âThis initiative will ensure that students develop excellent study skills and are well prepared to reach their full potential during the graduation certificate exams. This will impact the quality and variety of their choices in the future.
âThe IT Sligo Access office is thrilled to be a part of this initiative. We are delighted to be working with these schools for the graduate level of their students and hope that this supportive relationship will continue as students begin their journey into higher education.
Mr. David McGuiness, Director of Ballinode Community College, whose students will have free access to Studyclix, said: âWe are delighted to be part of this initiative from Studyclix and IT Sligo which will improve access for our learners. online learning tools and resources.
âOur students will benefit from using the platform and we thank IT Sligo and Studyclix for partnering with us to provide this free access. “