National Botanic Gardens leads Hui on a new path of Botany study

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Finding out she was offered a place on WIT's Horticulture degree at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin was one of the happiest moments of Hui's life.

Finding out she was offered a place on WIT's Horticulture degree at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin was one of the happiest moments of Hui's life.

Hui Xing came to study Horticulture at WIT in 2015 via a FETAC level 5 course and since graduating she has gone on to study Botany at Trinity College Dublin

On which WIT campus were you based?

National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.

Why did you choose to study at WIT?

I liked the fact that WIT offers a Level 7 Horticulture course in the National Botanic Gardens.

What was your experience?

The 3-year course was very intense but I really loved it. I enjoyed all the plant related modules and appreciated business modules too, which are both important for the horticulture industry. Horticulture study with WIT in the National Botanic Gardens had led me to a new direction in Botany which I am passionate about and had prepared me well for my progression into Trinity to study Botany. The lecturers are a fantastic team of dedicated and inspiring people who are passionate about what they do. This course has laid a very solid foundation for me indeed for my current pursuit of Botany.

Can you recall your feeling when finding out you were offered a place in WIT

One of the happiest moment of my life.

What advice would you give to students considering your course?

Find your passion, have a goal and make commitment.

If your course included a work placement, what was it like and how has it been of benefit?

Work placement can give you a taste of future jobs and help you to find your real potential. I had my placement in the Herbarium in the National Botanic Garden Glasnevin. I learned a lot about plants and their importance in ecology, conservation and climate change studies and research. The experience opened another field of curiosity and opportunity for me and helped me with my decision in current study of botany.

How has your studies at WIT helped you to get where you are today?

WIT had prepared me well in both plant knowledge and scientific reading/writing through the diverse modules.

Living arrangements

I commuted for 3.5 -4 hours daily from Westmeath to Glasnevin by car and train. It was tiring but I got used to it and worked well.

Related Courses

Bachelor of Science in  Horticulture (National Botanic Gardens)
Bachelor of Science in  Horticulture (Kildalton College)

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