Having first graduated from a level 6 and now a Level 7 in Legal studies Lauren has decided to progress on to study for an Honours degree in Law
Lauren Hayde graduated with a BA in Legal Studies from WIT in 2019.
Why did you choose to study in WIT?
I’ve always liked Waterford as a city, and I liked the idea of an institute of technology. The classes are smaller so you are on a one to one basis with the lecturers I feel this is more beneficial towards you in your studies.
Did you enjoy your time in WIT?
The course is quite broad in the subjects you study you get to try communications, IT, accounting, you get to do business modules as well as all of your law modules so it’s quite a wide range of subjects which is definitely a great thing. There is a good sense of community in the campus and with the wide range of clubs and societies that the college has as well it makes it like everyone is a familiar face and I like that.
Have you advice for anyone thinking of studying Legal Studies?
When you are considering where you are going to go to college and what course you are going to do, do it off of your own back don’t try and pick a course or college where your friends are going to go because that might not help you and it’s definitely going to be better for yourself if you know what you want. Get in contact with the college and find out more about it and try and see if you can get in contact with anyone that has previously attended the course and get a more in depth knowledge as to what the course is about and what it entails.
Any advice for students considering studying in WIT?
I would say get involved, I myself got involved with different clubs and societies. I was on the student’s union as the entertainments officer three years ago so that helped me immensely, not just in college but outside of college as well and it’s always something that stood out to interviewers for jobs. Just get involved, have fun, make the most out of it, WIT is a great place and it will go by very quickly so enjoy it while you can.”
What are your plans when you finish your Level 8?
I’m excited but scared to be graduating. I am hoping when I finish my level 8 I will be ready to go into the real world of work.
I hope to go down the company secretary route so I’d go work in a business and train there and you would come out with two Masters from the Ulster University at the end of it, so hopefully, all going well that’s where I’ll go.
Interviewed at Conferring 2019 by Killian Fitzgerald