Student Stories

Heritage Studies - Andrew Lewis

Heritage has always been something that interested me. Beginning a course in Heritage Studies seemed like a natural progression towards acquiring a recognised qualification in an area that I was passionate about. The broad range of modules undertaken ensured that I got a high level of exposure to all the different parts of the heritage sector. The supportive & knowledgeable lecturers all have a genuine interest & ambition to see students achieve their personal best. Also the numerous trips & visits that are part of the course ensure a close working relationship with peers & supervisors. The extra-curricular activities that are available through GMIT ensure that there are opportunities for relaxation outside of studying. While at GMIT, I also volunteered with a museum owned by the Kilkenny Archaeological Society as an Assistant Librarian, then Honorary Secretary & then as Vice-Chairman; which I enjoyed very much. In the summer holidays I also got a job as a Warden in Buckingham Palace, guiding visitors & guarding the treasures that were on display there. The knowledge & experiences I gained from Heritage Studies ensured that I got a job in an area I really enjoy.