Wexfordman and mature student Ruaidhri has his level 7 degree and is progressing on to a level 8 in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science
Ruaidhri Bates from Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology/ BSc in Molecular Biology with Biopharmaceutical Science
What brought you down to Waterford to do the course?
I was already living in Waterford but I had a choice to go to Cork or Waterford and I chose Waterford because I had already met some of the lecturers at the open day and I really liked who I met.
Did you do anything before this course?
Yeah I was a teacher before I came here in the school I did my Leaving Cert in. I was also living in Asia in Bangkok.
Are you working now that you’re finished the course?
No I’m actually continuing on and doing the level 8 part of this course here in Waterford.
Is there any stand out experiences from your time here in Waterford?
Well I used to work for AOL when I came down in 2003 I really enjoyed that so I’ve always really liked Waterford, I kind of look at it more of a home than Wexford. Ever since I came to SETU I’ve had a lot of great memories between all the people that I’ve met here and the experience I’ve got from the lecturers their guidance is really good which helped a lot.
Do you have any advice for people considering doing the course?
You’d want to have a mathematical and scientific mind before you take the course.