Small tutorial groups on popular Social Care Practice degree meant that lecturers could spend time helping students says mature student Madeline
Madeline Treacy who lives in Tramore, Co Waterford is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Social Care Practice, had previously studied sociology at university.
What made you do the course?
When I was 18 I did two years in university in Politics and Sociology but I never completed it and then I had my first son so I decided whenever my youngest child was starting school that that would be the time I would go back and study again.
So tell us a bit about the course?
The course is brilliant you have modules in law, sociology, psychology, and applied social studies which is how we would use the theory in practice and use it in everyday life.
What are you hoping to go on to do now?
Well I’m hoping to do my Masters I would like to do a Masters in research.
What kind of job can you get out of the course?
There is loads of different areas you can work in after this course. You can work in addiction services, the homeless sector, and the youth and voluntary and community sector so there are loads of opportunities.
What was your opinion on the college as a whole?
Well I think because it’s a smaller college there is more of a sense of community and even though our course was one of the biggest courses in the college the tutorial groups were quite small so it meant that the lecturers could spend a lot of time with you and if you ever needed any help there was always someone there to help you out.
Interviewed by Ian Bradley at Conferring 2018