Victoria made use of her time outside of the classroom by getting involved in different Clubs & Societies in WIT and exploring what Waterford has to offer
Time at WIT
Entry route into WIT
CAO - Direct from secondary school
Name of most recent course
BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science
Secondary school you attended (Name and Town, County)
Kilkenny College, Kilkenny
So far during my time in Waterford it's always been easy to find something to do with any free time I have found. For me this was getting involved in the Ag soc committee, and more recently participation as a student ambassador.
The wit ag soc is still only at its early days, but there is a great buzz around it, and our events always prove to be a success, for me I think that the best part of it is that you get to meet new people in other years which you may never get the opportunity to meet on any other normal college day, whilst also knowing that you all have similar interests, so your never short of a good chat.
I also enjoy Working with the first year students as a student Ambassador, we all have been there, and any tips to make the transition a little easier I think will always be much appreciated,
What attracted you to study at Waterford Institute of Technology?
As soon as I had decided that a career within the agricultural industry was for me Waterford always appealed to me, if was away from the hustle and bustle of a bigger city, but still had just as much to offer as a college, also the involvement of Kildalton college throughout our course was important to me, it meant that it was not all theory based and that there was a more practical approach, and personally that's where I thrive best on a more practical approach.
Did you always know this was the course you wanted to do?
When I was younger I always thought that I wanted to be an architect, but when I was about 16 I started to gain more of interest for this agricultural industry, and seen it as more than what was just "done at home", I'm a very decisive person, and once I'd looked in to it my mind was set that I wanted to study agricultural science and that I wanted to study in Waterford, I never looked back since
What words of advice do you have for new students?
No to be scared to get involved, and the first few weeks may be hard, but they get better and you will love Waterford
What have been the highlights of your college experience?
College is a big change but for the most part it's all good, you get to find new friends and start doing what you actually enjoy, I always enjoyed school but college has made me really appreciate what I actually like doing
What did you like about Waterford as a city to live in/to study in?
Waterford has a great night life, if you want a quiet night out, right up to techno, whatever your into in that sense you will find here.
The college bar is also a great place, and even that is ran there always has large amounts of people, and guaranteed to be a good night out.
Besides night life Waterford has lots of places to eat in, or fill a day, be it from WIT arena for the gym to going to the cinema.
Waterford is also great in that it's a small city and easy to get around, which makes getting to college that but easier, everywhere is either walking distance from the college or on the main bus line.
Anything you'd like to add
If you think you want to study at Ag at wit, don't look back, just do it, it will be worth it.