Hi, my name is Aishling and I am studying a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Work in Moylish, Limerick.
I chose Social Care Work because I had been volunteering with the Limerick Youth Service for seven years and realised I wanted to make a career out of this kind of work. The course has loads of different subjects and they are all very interesting in their own individual way.
I chose LIT because of the location of the Moylish campus and how accessible it is to Limerick city centre. It’s so easy to just hop on a bus in the city centre and get dropped off directly outside the college. There are also a huge amount of supports for students who have disabilities and mature students which is really great.
My first visit to LIT was during one of the Open Days and my initial impression of the college was very positive. I really enjoyed speaking to the people out there and knew straight away that I would love LIT.
My favourite thing about studying at LIT is definitely the support we receive from lecturers and from Student Support. If you’re struggling in any way or need help with some difficult subjects you can always ask for help.
There are also a lot of different sports to play at LIT. They have hurling and camogie teams, men’s and woman’s Gaelic football teams, men’s and woman’s rugby teams and more! Joining a team is an excellent way of meeting new people especially those who are moving away from home for the first time.
My advice to the leaving cert class of 2020 is to take everything in your stride and not to panic. There are plenty of ways to get to college if you do not get the points you want.
If you decide to apply to LIT I would advise you to start your assignments the week you get them. They soon pile up and you will have a lot less stress the sooner you start them.