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Thursday 23 January 2020

Lifelong learners graduate with flying colours

Emily Walsh, The Ballagh, with her certificate in Leadership and Change Management, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies, pictured with Molly O’Keeffe, Sean O’Keeffe and Sadie O’Keeffe
Emily Walsh, The Ballagh, with her certificate in Leadership and Change Management, Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies, pictured with Molly O’Keeffe, Sean O’Keeffe and Sadie O’Keeffe

Simon Bourke

The graphic designers and psychologists of the future were among 130 students to graduate from the Wexford of IT Carlow at a recent ceremony.

The graduating students received certificates in a wide range range of disciplines including; Project Management and Communications, Health Safety and Environmental Management, Psychology, Restorative Practice, Architectural History, Marketing, Graphic Design, Leadership and Governances, and Challenging Behaviour.

Emma Fitzgerald was one of those receiving awards on the day. She had returned to college after 10 years in retirement.

'In 2015 I returned to lifelong learning studying all aspects of Psychology over a four-year period. The course was part of the Social Care degree course.

'I really enjoyed these classes. I found the assignments to be rewarding and passed all four exams. The knowledge I gained about human behaviour has proved invaluable to me. I am delighted to have Wexford campus here in Wexford. It has made a huge difference to the quality of my retirement. I hope to return to this college in the future,' she said.

Dr. Karen Hennessy, Head of the Wexford Campus said, 'The provision of part-time lifelong learning courses is rooted in the belief that individual learning is a lifelong process, that is why our courses are designed to provide maximum choice and flexibility to learners.

'We partner with industry, business, and voluntary and community groups on course development, which are designed to meet the educational needs of the local and national economy.'

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