Innumeris provides students with regular group-mentoring sessions as well as additional information regarding educational support schemes, college courses, and study skills.
Our Student-Athlete Mentoring Programme is tailored towards students who are currently competing at a high sporting level and would like to continue that in university. As well as receiving academic advice, students also receive additional help with sports scholarship applications and are given advice on nutrition and time-management.
About our Programmes
Innumeris Education is an independent mentoring scheme created for secondary school students who wish to pursue third-level education after school.
The team at Innumeris is made up of a mix of students, graduates, and professionals, all working voluntarily. Each member of our team has a desire to help younger students realise their potential.
We work predominately with students from second-level schools in areas that are traditionally under-represented at third-level education. We want to push students to dream bigger, work harder, and achieve more.
The goal of the programme is simple:
Help students find bridges where they once saw barriers.
How does it work?
Student applies on
the Innumeris website.
Innumeris pairs the student with one of our many mentors.
Student attends group mentoring sessions over the course of the academic year.
The sessions cover study skills, exam preparation, timetabling & more to assist the student during the academic year.
Our Academic Programme
The sessions will take you through study skills, exam preparation, timetabling, and all the other skills needed to perform to the best of your ability in the Leaving Certificate. Innumeris also holds technical sessions which include advice and support with regards to mental health, scholarships, as well as HEAR, DARE, and SUSI applications.
At Innumeris, both students and mentors form a community of individuals who want to better themselves. The sessions are informal, supportive, and tailored towards the students' needs.
The sessions are not school classes.
While the mentoring sessions are not directly focused on particular university courses, the mentor providing the session will be knowledgeable in your area of interest.
These areas include:
Includes courses like Law, Politics, Business, Economics and Psychology.
Health & Science
Includes courses like Nursing, Medicine, Human Health and Disease, Biomedical Science.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
Includes courses like General Science, Maths, Computer Science, and Engineering.
Arts and Humanities
Includes courses like English Literature, Film, Drama, and Philosophy.
Our Student-Athlete Programme
Our Student-Athlete Programme is lead by outstanding mentors who have excelled both in sports and academics. This programme is tailored towards secondary school students who are currently competing at a high sporting level and would like to continue that in university.
The main focus of this programme is to inform student athletes about nutrition, time-management skills, and the various sports scholarships available to them at university level.
Football Student Athlete Mentor
Richie studies psychology in UCD and is a professional footballer for Bray Wanderers. He has also represented Ireland at an underage level, playing in the knockout stages of the U17 European Championships in 2017 and in the U19 qualifying stages in 2019.
Last year, he was part of a Drogheda United side that won the First Division in the League of Ireland. He did all this while still being a full time student and having a part-time job. As such, Richie has joined Innumeris as a mentor knowing first-hand the pressures student-athletes face.
While he is committed to enabling others to forge their own paths as students-athletes, he also believes that it is vital we do not lose sight of the broader project: enjoying what we do. He knows from experience that this is not only a possibility, but something worth striving towards.
Currently, Richie’s doing his final year thesis on perfectionism – a trait that can facilitate, but often inhibits performance in many areas of life. Hence, in the same spirit that Richie believes sport has a lot to teach us, his view of education is that it also goes beyond the time we spend sitting in classrooms or studying for exams, and relates very directly to how we can live fruitful lives and become better and happier people.
Basketball Student Athlete Mentor
Farouq currently plays superleague basketball with Killester basketball club. He is also a qualified basketball coach and a referee.
Over the last couple of years Farouq has won a national cup with Killester as well as an all Ireland championship with TUD. Farouq finished his college basketball career by being awarded the male collegiate player of the year award.
Farouq is also a recent B.Sc Sports and Leisure management graduate from TUD. He also holds a foundation certificate in Youth Leadership & Community Action from NUIG. Farouq is now a youth worker with Ireland's leading youth organisation Foroige. Farouq completed his education with TUD while representing the college on an elite sports scholarship.
As such, working as a student-athlete mentor at Innumeris serves as a true representation of all his interests and passions to date.
Gaelic & Hurling Student Athlete Mentor
Having completed his Leaving Certificate at Lucan Community College, Leon chose to study Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin, where he was heavily involved with the college's hurling club.
In his second year and third years as a student, Leon coached the fresher's hurling teams to back-to-back All-Ireland league and championship titles, while also playing for the club's senior team and his home club of Lucan Sarsfields.
Leon is currently in the second year of his master's program, studying gravitation, astro- and particle physics at the University of Amsterdam, where he is also employed as a teaching assistant for various undergraduate courses.
He hopes to combine his passion for both academics and sports by being a student athlete mentor at Innumeris.
Meet the Sports/Athlete Mentors
Track & Field Student Athlete Mentor
Sarah is a recent graduate of Business Studies and German from Trinity College Dublin, where she spent one year of her degree studying in the city of Düsseldorf.
While at Trinity, she competed in Track and Field at a high level, where she was an Intervarsity Track & Field 800m Medal Winner and was also awarded Female Athlete of the Year. She was also a member of the DUHAC High Performance Pathway.
Sarah enrolled at university as a TAP student as part of the Trinity Access Programme, which enabled her to benefit greatly from fantastic academic, financial, and mentor support.
Coming from a family of 7 children, she has learned that there is strength in numbers. Her hope is to create an environment that diminishes self- doubt and encourages a positive mindset, one where students feel both supported and inspired.
She is now a qualified Track and Field coach and Fit4Life Leader and extremely passionate about the link between sports participation and academic achievement.
Rugby Student Athlete Mentor
Fionn is our Rugby Student Athlete mentor at Innumeris Education.
To date, Fionn has 2 full years experience on a rugby scholarship in Maynooth University playing at Premier 1 level for the under 20s. As well as playing, he also has a keen interest in coaching the youths teams in MU Barnhall.
Professionally, Fionn is a business student currently working as a public relations intern at Intel. Being one of the first members in his family to make it to third level education, he has a passion for equality of opportunity for school students all over.
As a student-athlete mentor, Fionn is of the belief that sport is extremely useful for teaching and instilling good values into young people on and off the pitch if done correctly.
At Innumeris, he hopes to help other elite student-athletes who would like to continue their passion for sports at university.
Boxing & Martial Arts Student Athlete Mentor
Lee Kavanagh Student-Athlete Mentor (Boxing and Martial Arts)
Lee is one of our Student-Athlete mentors. Lee holds a blackbelt in Taekwon-Do and has represented Ireland in his sport. He also has an interest in Boxing and was heavily involved in Boxing at School. Lee also assists with coaching in his club Newlands Taekwon-Do. Lee has worked with children with additional needs and also children who come from underserved communities.
He is a graduate from University College Dublin having studied Geography & History. His initial career path was to become a teacher as he has a huge interest in helping and teaching children especially those with additional / special needs. Lee now feels his skills would be better attributed to a career in Psychology and he is now currently in the process of applying for a HDip (Higher Diploma) in Psychology as he looks to progress in this field.
Lee believes he can use his skills to help our student athletes perform to the best of their abilities in both their sport and their education.