Cindy O'Shea - SPCM Cert in Christian Studies
I was encouraged to join the Certificate in Christian Studies by my Rector and Dean, in preparation to become a Diocesan Lay Reader. I am greatly challanged by the course and it inspires me to explore and deepen my faith and 'live it out' at a gut level in my everyday life. I finished my BScEd in 1981 so perhaps the biggest challenge is time management, writing and studying again after being out of full time education for thirty years.
Sandra Kazlauskaite - BA (Community Studies)
My experience of studying as an adult student has been a very interesting and fulfilling journey. During these years I have met many wonderful people with different experiences, which we have shared with each other and learned from. We as adult learners bring our life experience and previous knowledge into the course, and we learn how to combine this experience with academic knowledge. The Community Studies programme is very well designed to suit adult students. The range of modules available gave me the opportunity to pick specific modules which interest me. The lectures always were open for debate, and everyone’s knowledge and experience was listened to. In many ways this learning experience has changed my life.
Mary White - NUI Cert in Spanish
From day one our tutor brought us through this Spanish course with great skill, energy and patience. We got a great grounding in the language, and I can't believe how much we learned in one year .
We also got a whistle-stop tour of the history and cultures of Spain and Latin America including the art which I particularly loved .
The course was expensive but we covered in one year what other courses cover in two. It was "intensivo" but we had fun too.
Catherine Ryan - Cert in Adult Guidance, Theory & Practice
This course became the stepping stone to another stage in my life, both personally and professionally. As one would say ‘It was the makings of me!’ I grew in leaps and bounds, as I realised that on my journey through the course I recognised the skills I already had gained from my own life work experiences.Now I could identify with the Career /Counselling Theories, developing a new language to express myself in a more confident and professional way, I now had many new tools to use in my practise.Continuing my studies I successfully completed the Diploma in Arts, Adult Guidance and Counselling Course at N.U.I. Maynooth and graduate as an Adult Guidance Counsellor during this time I completed Level A and Level B Psychometric Assessments .Now I am a member of the Irish Guidance Counsellors and registered with the British Psychological Society.Today I practise from home where 90% of my referrals are word of mouth.
So as you can see I can highly recommend this course
Pat Tynan - BA (Local Studies) / H.Dip (Education)
The BA offered by the NUIM Kilkenny Campus offered me the opportunity to achieve a degree. For one who did not have the opportunity to go on to University this course opened a door that had seemed to be permanently closed. I found the whole course to be a tremendous experience and it also offered me the opportunity to continue with my studies.
After completing the BA course I went on to complete my H. Dip. in Education in Maynooth, and this allowed me to enter the teaching profession. I am now teaching in Castlecomer Community School in Co. Kilkenny. It also gave me the opportunity to teach in the adult education sector with the VEC in Kilkenny.
So for me the course was very successful and has offered me exciting, challenging and rewarding new career opportunities.
May outreach campuses grow in strength and prosperity!
Keep up the good work.