Graduate Stories

Outdoor Education Graduate - Mick Kane

Mick Kane

What I do:  Community Development -  Coordinator with Rural Social Scheme

I currently work for South West Mayo Development as a supervisor on the Rural Social Scheme.  I found that the course helped me greatly in my job as it involves walking, environmental, social care and community projects. The outdoor education course GMIT Castlebar was the best choice for me as it provided me with a very broad skill base and an honours degree. The course is well organised and gives the student room to develop at their own pace. 

How the course helped me

After working in the outdoor sector for ten years I decided to return to third level to broaden by skill base. I applied for the Outdoor Education course as a mature student and began the following September. It took a while to get into the run of things but after a month I settled into college life. I found the course very interesting as it looked beyond the activities and examined “why” we partake in outdoor activities. The course provides the student with a good grounding in humanities, outdoor sport and earth sciences. I found the lecturers to be highly skilled in their fields, approachable and helpful throughout my four years.