BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care Graduate, Denise McCarthy tells us how much she enjoyed her time at WIT
"The wide range of subjects impressed me so much and the lecturers were so helpful in all aspects. I enjoyed every year in Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and I am delighted I chose WIT to do my social care degree.
I have made so many friends through my course which was always encouraged by our lecturers in terms of class team building and bonding. I can easily say I've made friends for life and it is always great to look back on our time at WIT: study groups, class parties and the fun we had.
I was involved with the Social Care society and acted as Chairperson. We organised many parties, talks, events, fundraisers and an end of year ball.
During my time at WIT, I went on work placement in the first semester in second year and the second semester in third year. We got the feel of working in the real world and I knew then I had made the right decision with Social Care in WIT.
I felt well equipped going on placement. In second year I did placement in a school for children with special needs as a classroom assistant and in third year I did placement with Foróige. Foróige is a youth organisation and I worked as a substitute youth worker. I enjoyed this so much and what I learned in class I could really apply to the work I was doing.
I then went on to complete the honours degree. It's true what they say, WIT is a world full of opportunities and I am so happy I got to experience so many of them."
Study Applied Social Studies in Social Care at WIT
The BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care is a three year (level 7) course of study. The course involves the study of related disciplines of Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology, Law, Applied Social Research and Supervised Professional Practice. The course is designed to facilitate students to specialise as Social Care Workers.
All students who wish to graduate as professionally qualified social care workers must successfully complete a supervised work-based placement in each of the second and third years of the course. Students who complete the level 7 may be eligible to find further study in the level 8 course, BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies in Social Care