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Eoin Brady-Smith is a 22 year old student from Cavan who came into WIT through the further education progression scheme and he talks to us about making the transition from his further education college to WIT.
What attracted you to study at Waterford Institute of Technology?
Once I finished my previous course I was extremely interested in continuing down the path of sports and sports science. Having looked at various courses I felt WIT offered the most and provided the most potential opportunities for finding a career post-graduation.
Did you always know this was the course you wanted to do?
Once I had seen the information on this course I was more than keen to apply and to do it
Why did you choose the FE progression route into WIT?
I was not sure about what I wanted to do post leaving cert and if I even wanted to go to college, but I had an interest in sport and fitness and my local IT provided me with a course that allowed me to do this and obtain the required qualifications to work in my desired field. However once I was finished I realised I wanted to further expand my knowledge within this field.
What have you done in life prior to studying here?
I have been part of successful sports teams previously. I qualified from my previous course with distinctions.
What words of advice do you have for new students?
My advice would be to settle into a routine as quickly as you can be it by signing up to a gym, joining a team or group. If you are moving from home for the first time understand that adapting can take time but you will settle that’s why having a routine is important. In terms of college I recommend to keep on top of your work do a bit at a time rather than cram it all in the night before. This way you work will be of a higher standard and you won’t have to stress.
What have been the highlights of your college experience?
I have really enjoyed the science side of the courses with modules like FAK, Biomechanics, physiology and exercise physiology etc. meeting new people has been a highlight also