In this uplifting series we meet 7 students at various stages of their university journey who share their unique personal stories of how higher education is changing their lives for the better. Each has overcome significant challenges – from disabilities to socially disadvantaged backgrounds – on their journey into university. They represent just 7 out of more than 5000 students each year whose desire for third level education is facilitated and supported by the Access and Disability programmes run by Irish Universities. All 7 are a true inspiration to all.
Filmed throughout an unprecedented year for Irish universities and the educational system, this series provides a unique and emotional window into the lives of our young, and not-so-young students, as they grapple with remote learning, zoom lectures, exam and course confusion, and the bizarre new-normal of online graduations during a global pandemic.
“My Uni Life” presents the life stories of this diverse range of students and looks at the positives, negatives, challenges and frustrations on the ground reflecting the living, breathing reality of university life for those in the margins. Ultimately it inspires, as we witness the life-affirming stories of our students (some of whom are now graduates) progress, and as they reflect and look ahead to the next exciting chapter of their lives…
To find out more click here: My Uni Life