Student Stories

Social Care (Mayo Campus) - Paddy Langan

The course was a life changing experience for me, helping to make sense of my past.

The Social Care module was my favourite and I had a lot of ‘lightbulb’ moments during this class. GMIT Mayo was a fantastic experience.

To be able to pass modules and go on to gain degrees gave me a sense of worth that had been knocked out of me by past experiences. It gave me a sense of pride and purpose.

During my time at GMIT Mayo I became involved in Mayo Recovery College which holds its classes in GMIT. I facilitated and co-produced modules on psychosis there. I also became involved with Mayo Hearing Voices Support Group where I continue to work as a voluntary facilitator.

I currently work for Western Care Association, in individualised services based in Straide.

I would like to go on to study a masters, perhaps in psychology, building on the dissertation I completed in my final year.

I would recommend GMIT Mayo Campus as it is quite small and as a result the lecturers are very approachable and helpful.