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I wanted to study Social Science at WIT because:
Initially, I knew I always wanted to do a course involving subjects such as psychology and social policy, so when I first heard of social science I was very intrigued. I had some universities in mind when looking at third level but once I found out about the smaller class sizes and the closer interaction between students and lecturers I knew I wanted to go to WIT.
Some of the highlights of my college experience at WIT include:
Since becoming a student at WIT, I have had the opportunity to be class rep in my first and second year of college. I learned so much about the supports WITSU offer to all students and got to experience how the student voice is so powerful when seeking out change. The Peer 2 Peer Mentoring Programme for Social Science was set up in my second year of college and I knew instantly that I wanted to be involved. It is ran by Student Life and Learning, and it is all about helping incoming first year students settle into college life. Doing the Peer 2 Peer programme has definitely been one of my highlights while studying here at WIT. I am now doing the senior mentoring programme where I have completed a workshop on Netiquette for first year students, helping to integrating them into online learning due to COVID-19.
Peer2Peer participation benefited my college experience in the following way:
Peer 2 Peer has given me the opportunity to work with others and help make their college experience a little easier. I have benefitted greatly by participating in the Peer 2 Peer programme as it has boosted my confidence and improved my communication and interpersonal skills. I am in the middle of the senior mentoring programme which has helped me to improve on my presentation and public speaking skills which will greatly benefit me in my future career.
Why I would recommend studying in Waterford/WIT:
I would recommend studying in WIT, not only for the courses but for the sense of community there is among everyone. Nothing is too much trouble for any academic staff, WITSU members or lecturers. I found I have really benefitted from the smaller class sizes, having a better relationship with lecturers and being known by your name is really welcoming and comforting.
My advice for anyone considering the Social Science course is:
My advice to those considering Social Science would be ensure your interest of study lies within the social policy, psychology and sociology spheres because the course really focuses on them. I would definitely advise that you start looking into career options after social science in first and second year as third year can become very busy. And overall, enjoy it while it lasts because the three years fly by.