Breaking the SEAL Kick Off Questionnaire

Many thanks for agreeing to participate in the Breaking the SEAL project with NUI Galway. This project is part of the National Access Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015-2019 which seeks to address the under-representation of particular groups in Irish higher education.  

This project will run for three years and will work with students before they enter higher education, prepare students as they transfer to higher education and during their third level studies.

The Breaking the SEAL project works with DEIS school students, NUI Galway Access linked schools and participants from ethnic minority  groups, including Irish travellers, those in direct provision and refugees.

Your responses to this survey will form a very important part of this research project and will help us to better support students accessing higher education. All responses are anonymised and your identity is confidential. The data collected will be saved on the servers of our software provider Survey Monkey until the end of the data collection period which is 31 August 2021; they will be encrypted and secured. The Survey Monkey software complies fully with the latest General Data Protection Regulation Requirements (GDPR). Only the project research team will have access to the information collected.

The data generated will form part of the regional research study and will be used to develop and inform the evaluation of the National Access Plan.

Many thanks for completing this questionnaire.

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. Which gender do you identify with?

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* 3. Do you have a disability?

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* 4. What is your ethnic group? (Please select all that apply.)

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* 5. Please tick the response which best applies to this statement:

I am a confident learner

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* 6. Please tick the response which best applies to this statement:

I am good at communicating

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* 7. Please tick the response which best applies to this statement:

I have good practical skills

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* 8. Please tick the response which best applies to this statement:

I have good problem solving skills

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* 9. Please tick the response which best applies to this statement:

I have good digital/IT skills

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* 10. Please tick the response which best applies to this statement:

I am good at maths

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* 11. What do you plan to do after leaving school?

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* 12. How likely are you to apply to higher education (third level education at university/institute of technology/college)?

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* 13. What do you hope to gain by participating in this project ?

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* 14. What are your concerns about taking part in this project ?

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* 15. What do you expect to have achieved at the end of this project ?

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