The Maynooth Access Programme 25th Anniversary Appeal

Join us in celebrating a quarter-century of transformative impact!

This year marks the silver jubilee of the Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP), a pivotal initiative launched in 1998-99 to enhance accessibility to higher education at Maynooth University. Over the past 25 years, MAP has been instrumental in reshaping the landscape of education by pioneering alternative pathways, engaging with schools and communities to foster ambitious goals among underrepresented demographics, and delivering unparalleled student support to bolster retention and progression rates.

From its humble beginnings with a single staff member in 1998-99, MAP has blossomed into a formidable team comprising 27 dedicated MAP staff members and four associated personnel by 2023-24. 

The Maynooth University Foundation takes immense pride in championing MAP's 25th Anniversary celebrations this year. As we reflect on the journey thus far, we invite you to be part of this milestone occasion and contribute to the continued success of MAP. Your support will enable us to further expand our reach, empower more individuals, and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future in higher education.

Donate now  to support MAP's 25th Anniversary Appeal and make a lasting difference!   


Angela’s Story

Angela (Student)

 Angela recalls visiting Maynooth University in school and the feeling of security and comfort she felt when she was on campus. Navigating life as a wheelchair user, Angela has additional considerations as a student. Here, she shares how she has navigated campus and academic life at Maynooth University, supported from the beginning by the Maynooth Access Programme (MAP). Angela is determined to be the teacher she always wished she had in school, helping children of all abilities pursue their dreams.

''My motivation to become a teacher is to show younger kids that no matter what disability you have or no matter what obstacles you face, you can get to wherever you want.''

Read Angela's story below 

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