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Laura Davis

Laura Davis,
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies


Coming back as a mature student to ITB gave me the opportunity to pursue my future career and dreams of working in the Applied Social Care area. There are a wide variety of modules, work placement being one of them. This is the best way of experiencing hands-on social care work. I'm really enjoying my time here. I've gained a lot returning to full time education and my life has changed in ways I didn't think possible.

 



Darren Reid

Darren Reid,
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies


I'm really enjoying this course. The lecturers are lovely, very accomodating and the content is interesting and in contrast to what I had been doing previously. My favourite so far and the most interesting has been Psychology. I absolutely adored the work placement as well. Prior to this I didn't have any real notion of what I wanted to do so the placement was absolutely amazing. Youth work is the way to go for me.



Susan Hickey

Susan Hickey
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care


I'd always wanted to go to third level at some point. Before I came here I'd worked in crèches. I had done FETAC Level 5 in Childcare and done well in that, so to me it was a natural progression.

I like people basically, and I looked around at different courses and the Social Care course seemed to cover the area so I thought 'Well, I'll apply for it and see what happens.'

I love the course, I do, but I'll be honest, it took me a while to get used to studying again. I did an Access programme before coming to college and that was brilliant.



Female

Nicola Gilsenan,
BA Social Care


It's been great to come back as a mature student, becuse I didn't get that opportunity when I left school. I've enjoyed that part of the journey. The course is interesting, it's not what I thought it would be.



Kim Sullivan

Kim Sullivan
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care


I was involved in youth work as a volunteer in a youth club, and I wanted to do a degree. I was too young, I was only 17 so I did a Post Leaving Certificate Course for a year and then I came here.

In second year I did my work placement with youth in Foroige in Blanchardstown and afterwards they asked me would I speak at a national conference. The topic for the talk was mental health and young people.