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Fiona Rea came to WIT as a mature student and studies advanced facilitation skills for promoting health and wellbeing. Fiona enjoyed her time studying at WIT as a mature student and made lots of new friends. Fiona is relishing her huge achievement of her graduation day.
How will completing this course effect your work?
I plan on doing more of the same but probably doing a lot more in the line of facilitation.
Why did you choose this course?
It came in a time of my life where I felt I wanted to do something different. I had changed my career in my forties and the course that I did was being done by a friend of mine, and just hearing her speak about it and reading all the blurb I realised how interested I was in doing it.
What changes has this course made to your life?
I suppose the main things are it has made me become a bit more aware of people and how they are and why they are the way they are and it has made me be a little bit more conscious of why I teach how I teach and why I facilitate the way I facilitate, and the importance of facilitating with somebody else and the importance of feedback and evaluation. It has made me really look at what I was doing and improve on it.
Did you enjoy the experience as a mature student?
Go for it. It’s fabulous, it’s the best thing you’ll ever do, we are learning all the time and I think it’s a great achievement, it is for me certainly. It’s always good to add more string to your bow whether you use it or not, but certainly I would say to someone if they were thinking about it, stop thinking about it and just do it.
Interviewed at Conferring 2019 by Killian Fitzgerald