Future You Mentoring
UCD Future You Mentoring is a college programme for Fifth Year school pupils who aspire to go on to third-level study. UCD Access & Lifelong Learning manages this programme with our partner schools.
The programme goal is to:
- improve the pupil's awareness of college
- increase their belief in their own ability to attend college
- share important information: how to study, how to apply for college and what are college supports
UCD Future You mentors are college students who have been supported in UCD by ALL. They are past pupils and live in the same communities as the participating schools. Structured mentoring sessions take place in linked schools throughout the one year programme. Pupils also have the opportunity to visit UCD where mentors have the opportunity to show mentees the campus and share their experience. Since 2012, over 1,600 school pupils have taken part in UCD Future You Mentoring.
Sign up for a future you.
If you are interested in signing up please fill out this form:
For more details please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Future You Mentoring | Cothrom na Féinne Scholarship
UCD Access & Lifelong Learning is delighted to announce a number of scholarships to new entrants to UCD who participated in the Future You Mentoring Programme while at school. Scholarships are €1,500 per annum for the duration of your undergraduate degree programme.
The Future You Scholarships are only open to students who have participated in the UCD Future You Mentoring Programme; for 2021 a number of scholarships will be made available to incoming Stage One UCD students who successfully completed the Future You Mentoring Programme in school. The full Widening Participation Scholarships Programme is open to all other eligible students for application.
Future You Summer School | 1 Week Residential Programme
Each summer UCD Access & Lifelong Learning hosts a residential summer school which gives fifth-year school pupils from linked schools and organisations a chance to meet other students who aspire to go to university. During this programme, participants have an opportunity to experience college lectures, undertake project work in a chosen subject, and enjoy a variety of the social and sports activities available to UCD students.
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1. About this Notice
UCD Access & Lifelong Learning is a unit within UCD with responsibility for widening access and supporting diverse student cohorts, including students with disabilities, mature students, part-time learners, and students from communities experiencing disadvantage. UCD is the controller under GDPR for the data processed as part of the UCD Future You Mentoring Programme, this statement sets out how and why we process your data as part of the UCD Future You Mentoring Programme, your rights in relation to this processing and how you can exercise them.
UCD confirm that it will obtain and process your data in a lawful, fair and transparent manner. We will collect your data for a specified, explicit and legitimate purpose and will not further process your data in a manner incompatible with the original purpose. Furthermore, UCD will ensure that the data we collect from you will be adequate, relevant and not excessive. In addition, it will be accurate and up-to-date and we will keep it for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. We undertake to ensure that it is kept safe and secure.
2. How we collect your personal data?
The data we collect from you will be used by the UCD only in accordance with the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. We will collect your data in the following manner:
• Initial written paper application form for all applicants to the programme
• Electronic form for successful applicants’ full registration to the programme, feedback on the programme, attendance at UCD Future You Mentoring sessions and events, and follow up progression to further and higher education information.
3. Information about you we will process and the purposes for which we process them
|Data fields collected/processed||Purpose|
|Full name, date of birth, gender||Identification for communication & participation in the programme|
|Home address||To contact you to seek feedback on the programme and to inform you of upcoming events and scholarships|
|School, class/year||Identification for communication & participation in the programme|
|Email address||To contact you to seek feedback on the programme and to inform you of upcoming events and scholarships|
|Your attitudes toward school & college||We seek this feedback at the start, middle & end of your participation to assess & report on the impact of the programme|
|Information about your family's education & financial circumstances||To ascertain if eligible for the HEAR scheme (Higher Education Access Route)|
|Information about disability/illness||To put supports in place for you to ensure your full participation in the programme|
|Junior Certificate subjects & results||There is no need to provide this information|
|Leaving Certificate subjects you intend to take at Higher Level||To select applicants for the programme|
|Parental consent and contact information||To ensure that your parents are happy for you to participate in the programme|
|Parental photo/media consent||Optional - to give UCD All permission to use your image for promotional material relating to the programme|
4. The data collected in this form will be shared with the following areas of the University:
• UCD Access & Lifelong Learning – to contact you during your participation in the programme, to notify you of upcoming events & scholarships, to report on the impact of UCD’s outreach programmes and seek further funding (anonymised data only).
• UCD Admissions – in order to identify you as a former UCD Future You Mentoring participant so UCD Access & Lifelong Learning can offer you supports if you accept an offer to study in UCD.
• The Office of the UCD Registrar and Deputy President – to report on UCD Access & Lifelong Learning’s outreach strategy.
If you have any queries or complaints in relation to the use of your personal data you can contact UCD’s Data Protection Officer at the following address:
Data Protection Officer
5. Legal basis for collecting your data
The data we collect about you will be used where it is necessary for the performance of tasks we carry out as part of the UCD Future You Mentoring Programme. Should we require your consent for any specific use of your personal information, we will collect it at the appropriate time and you can withdraw this at any time.
The University will ensure that your data is processed fairly and lawfully in keeping with the principles of data protection. For the purposes outlined in this privacy notice your personal data will be processed on the basis of Consent.
If you choose not to consent to collection and processing of your data where it is necessary for the performance of the tasks we carry out as part of the UCD Future You Mentoring Programme it will not be possible for you to continue to be a participant.
6. How we store and secure your data
Any data we collect from you will be stored confidentially and securely. The University is committed to ensuring all accesses to, uses of, and processing of University data is performed in a secure manner.
In keeping with the data protection principles we will only store your data for as long as is necessary. For the purposes described here we will store your data for –
We will retain your data for operational purposes until the dates below. After this period the details that you have provided will be anonymised.
Students who start the Future You Mentoring programme in January 2019: data retained until February 2021.
Students who start the Future You Mentoring programme in January 2020: data retained until February 2022.
Students who start the Future You Mentoring programme in January 2021: data retained until February 2023.
When we store your personal data on our systems the data will be stored on the University premises on secure IT platform.
7. Details of the third parties with whom we share personal data
UCD will never share your personal data with any third parties.
We will use anonymised data from feedback and evaluation of the programme for the purposes of reporting on UCD Access & Lifelong Learning’s outreach strategy and to seek additional funding for the programme.
8. What are your rights?
You will have the following rights over the way we process your personal data.
Right of Access
You have the right to request a copy of the personal data we are processing about you and to exercise that right easily and at reasonable intervals.
You have the right to withdraw your consent where that is the legal basis of our processing.
You have the right to have inaccuracies in personal data that we hold about you rectified.
You have the right to have your personal data deleted where we no longer have any justification for retaining it subject to exemptions such as the use of pseudonymised data for scientific research.
You have the right to object to processing your personal data if:
• We have processed your data based on a legitimate interest or for the exercise of the public tasks of the University if you believe the processing to be disproportionate or unfair to you.
• The personal data was processed for the purposes of direct marketing or profiling related to direct marketing.
• We have processed the personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data if:
• You are contesting the accuracy of the personal data;
• The personal data was processed unlawfully;
• You need to prevent the erasure of the personal data in order to comply with legal obligations;
• You have objected to the processing of the personal data and wish to restrict the processing until a legal basis for continued processing has been verified.
Where it is technically feasible you have the right to have a readily accessible machine readable copy of your data transferred or moved to another data controller where we are processing your data based on your consent and if that processing is carried out by automated means.
[If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please see our contact details below.]
You will have the following rights over the way we process your personal data.
If you have any queries relating to the processing of your personal data for the purposes outlined above or you wish to make a request in relation to your rights you can contact:
UCD Access & Lifelong Learning
Level 1, James Joyce Library Building,
University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, D04 V1W8
Phone: 01 716 7535
If you wish to make a complaint or escalate an issue relating to your rights you can contact the Data Protection Officer at email@example.com
Finally is you are not satisfied with the information we have provided to you in relation to the processing of your data or you can also make a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner via the link in their website Making a Complaint to the DPC.