Judy accomplished much in her time with WIT and shares with us that experience in the hope to help others considering returning as a mature student
Judy O’Brien graduated in 2019 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics & Security. Starting this course, she had no idea how she would manage out as she has been out of the education system for a while and had previously been working in a bank for 20 years. It has definitely been a rewarding experience for her.
Her experience in WIT
For Judy the most enjoyable aspect of it was being able to make new friendships through her course. “Being the only mature student graduating in my group, I was able to share some life experience knowledge and they were able to share their knowledge with me. It was great that they felt comfortable with me and took me in under their fold,” Judy said.
Another aspect that was very rewarding for Judy was the fact that she had won student of the year in her third year of college. It is an amazing achievement in itself and is something that anyone can achieve if they put the time and effort into their work to achieve it.
Judy took part in a project with a group of other women called the Sun Life Horizon programme. It was an amazing experience to be a part of it, she said.
“I would tell them that they don’t need to worry about it. You don’t need to have great maths or programming skills as these facilities are available in WIT. The lecturers are very experienced, they have a lot of knowledge and they invest time in their students as they want them to do well,” Judy said.
WIT is very facilitating, there is always help offered where help is needed. There also sessions just like Judy said if anyone wanted help in their math or science skills, to help boost them.
Interviewed at Conferring 2019 by Nyomi Curry