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Sarah Siggins is from Wexford Town, Co Wexford and is a past pupil of Loreto Secondary School, Wexford. Sarah is currently studying exercise science at WIT and attending the WIT open day helped her maker her decision to come to WIT.
What attracted you to study at Waterford Institute of Technology?
I didn’t want to move too far away from home. I’m from Wexford so studying at WIT allowed me to live away from home but I was never too far away. Attending the open day gave me a good feeling about the college itself, the lecturers there were really welcoming and helpful. I was also interested in the scholarship program that the college offered and the sports club at the college.
Did you always know this was the course you wanted to do?
I always knew I wanted to do something related to sport. It was something I always had an interest in and competed in since a young age. This course gave me an opportunity to study many different modules for the first two years, where I could get to know the aspects I liked and was interested in and the parts I didn’t like, before making the decision to specialise in a certain area which I seen as a big advantage. There was a good balance between academic modules and practical modules too.
What words of advice do you have for new students?
Make sure that the course you are choosing is the right course for you and that it’s something you have a strong interest in. I would spend time researching different aspects of the course, definitely attend the opens day and chat to lecturers and current students in that course there and ask any questions you have to get a better insight into what the course has to offer and if you would be suited to it.
I would recommend joining a sports club or society, it gives you a really good chance to meet new people while doing something that you like. I play for the Vikings soccer team and really enjoy it. Try to find a balance between college life and work, be productive with your time and keep on top of things and be open minded and try as many new things as you can.