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Pre-University Science

Having completed the pre-university science course in killester college in 2014/15, I cannot speak highly enough of the college and staff. The teachers, the modules and the career guidance were great and helped a lot. I obtained my first choice, physiology and health science in IT Carlow, and the subjects I studied in killester have made this year easier.

I can honestly say I wouldn't be where I am today without all the help and support they gave me throughout the year.

Neil Walsh (IT Carlow)
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Animal Science

I graduated in June of this year from UCD Vet Nursing with a 1st class honors. It was a very quick four years šŸ™‚ . I am actually working as a veterinary nurse now in the UCD Veterinary Hospital which is great but bizarre at the same time. When I started this journey in Killester I could never of imagined that I would be working as a veterinary nurse in the UCD hospital but yet here I am doing it and I'm loving it:-). 2018

Ciaran Lloyd Vet Nurse
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Horticulture

I recently got a job working with Fingal County Council in the parks department. I have Killester College to thank for giving me the basic horticultural knowledge that inspired me to go on to do Level 7 in the "Bots" which ultimately led to my successful application to Fingal. 2014

Simon Kelly
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Cultural & Heritage Pre-University Arts

I found the Killester College ā€œCulture and Heritageā€ course a great help. As a mature student It gave me

the confidence I needed, in helping me get back into education. The course and modules also prepared

me very well in applying and attending interviews. I also learned so much about Irish Culture and

Heritage during the time I was on the course. 2014

Stephen McMahon
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Pre-University Science

"I always loved biology and wanted to study it at 3rd level but unfortunately for me the points were just so high!

I got into KCFE and didn't know what it was going to hold, I wasn't too sure if I was being a complete snob and felt to good to be doing a PLC or I was so nervous about the prospect of leaving my native Meath and moving to Dublin for college.

Within a week I knew it was the place for me!
Instantly I clicked with my class because we all loved science and there was only 26 of us compared to your average 300 student lecture theatre so we were going to have learn to love each other whether we liked it or not.

The education side of things is done on a level between LC and 3rd level which has major positives and the college itself is happy and warm with smiling faces always about.

I loved my time at KCFE mostly however because of the people, I met some remarkable individuals over my year there and some of whom I can honestly say are friends for life!

If you were like me and love science and just need that little helping step to 3rd, KCFE is the place to go!

Joe Moore
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Animal Science

Changed my life!

I attended Killester College in 2014 to study level 5 Animal Care, as a (very) mature student. During my time there I was first introduced to Chemistry and Biology. The lecturers in the college were fantastic and encouraged me every step of the way.

Due to the skills that I learnt in Killester, I was accepted to IT Tralee, where I am currently doing a B.Sc in Wildlife Biology. Thank you Joan, for telling me about this course, it ticks every possible box. This summer I am on a work placement in the Education Centre in Tayto Park, and I get to bring students on Ecology field surveys and bring visitors around the zoo.

September 2018 will be my final year in Tralee, and if it wasn't for my time studying Animal Science, I would not be doing what I love. Thanks to one and all in Killester.

Adele Sheehan (IT Tralee)
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Cultural & Heritage Studies Pre-University Arts

I studied Cultural and Heritage studies at Killester College in 2015/2016.When I completed the course I was accepted into the Bachelor of Arts joint honors degree in DCU. I am currently finishing 2nd year and I am studying English and Human Development.

Jamie Lawlor
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Disability & Care Support Course

I took the Disability and Care Support worker course at Killester in 2015/2016. Currently living in Glasgow, Scotland. I'm going into the 3rd year of an Occupational Therapy degree at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Damien McKay Occupational Therapy Student
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Animal Science

After doing my placement all year several jobs opened up for summer with one permanent position and 2 temporary. I did a panel interview halfway through my level 6 exams and the day my exams finished I got a call to say I had gotten the permanent position!!!

So I'm on a permanent contract as a GA1.

I've been in every section over the last few months but I'm predominantly on the farm and in zoorassic reptile house at the minute and do my weekends on the African plains. I'm over the moon. 2018

Lisa Marie Dunne
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Business

I hope you are keeping well, and that all is well in KC. I am currently in DCU studying General Business and I am in first year. Exams are coming up soon, so the head is stuck in the books for the next week or so. Iā€™m enjoying DCU, thanks to the opportunity that I was given at KCFE. 2016-17

Sean Breheny (DCU Business)
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Pharmacy Assistant

I just wanted to let you know I got into UCC doing social science and I'm loving the experience. Thank you so much for believing in me, I will pop in one of the days when I'm in Dublin.

Mwada Mwale 2014

Mwada Mwale (UCC)
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Horticulture

I recently got a job working with Fingal County Council in the parks department. I have Killester College to thank for giving me the basic horticultural knowledge that inspired me to go on to do Level 7 degree in the "Bots" which ultimately led to my successful application to Fingal. 2017

Simon Kelly
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Business

As they say, "a smooth sea never make a skillful sailor", well my sailor days in Killester College are gone, but I cannot leave without thanking you all. It has been a pleasure to be in your classes, and I have truly enjoyed and learned lots.

Your support and guidance throughout the entire course has been amazing and for that I'm grateful and thankful to you all.

My time in college has been incredibly rewarding, quite challenging at times, but I would have not achieved so much satisfaction otherwise. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations, so let's hope I can carry on with my travels for a little longer... 2018

UCD Business

Maria Jurado (UCD)
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Pre-University Science

I always loved biology and wanted to study it at 3rd level but unfortunately for me the points were just so high!I got into KCFE and didn't know what it was going to hold, I wasn't too sure if I was being a complete snob and felt too good to be doing a PLC or I was so nervous about the prospect of leaving my native Meath and moving to Dublin for college.Within a week I knew it was the place for me!
Instantly I clicked with my class because we all loved science and there was only 26 of us compared to your average 300 student lecture theatre so we were going to have learn to love each other whether we liked it or not.The education side of things is done on a level between LC and 3rd level which has major positives and the college itself is happy and warm with smiling faces always about. I loved my time at KCFE mostly however because of the people, I met some remarkable individuals over my year there and some of whom I can honestly say are friends for life!If you were like me and love science and just need that little helping step to 3rd, KCFE is the place to go! 2015 UCD Science

Joe Moore (UCD Science)
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Childcare

I attended Killester College to do the Childcare course from 2013 - 2014. I enjoyed my time participating in this course and would recommend it to anyone interested in working in a childcare setting. I gained all the relevant experience and qualifications during my time in this course and in the end got a place in Carlow IT level 8 in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Kayleigh Byrne (IT Carlow)
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Cultural & Heritage Pre-University Arts

Making the decision to go to Killester College to study Cultural and Heritage Studies was one of the best decisions I ever made. After my Leaving Certificate didn't go to plan I never thought I would have the opportunity to study in college. Killester College gave me a second chance and thanks to them I am now going to UCD studying Greek, Latin and Roman Civilisation. Everyone was 100% supportive of myself and my peers and because of this I now have the opportunity to broaden my education in university. We were taken to many beautiful locations and were given opportunities to work with some outstanding people during our time out on work experience. I cannot thank the staff of Killester College enough for all they have done for me. 2013-14

Sarah Keegan (UCD Arts)
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Animal Science

I studied as a Veterinary Assistant in Killester College of Further Education in 2010/11. During my time in Killester I found that further education can actually be fun, when applied with the right levels of commitment and determination. The course covered a wide range of modules, which gave me a vast knowledge of appropriate animal care. During the year, I took part in a work placement programme, which was extremely beneficial to my understanding of the industry. Through hard work and dedication, I was offered a job as a Veterinary Assistant through my work placement, commencing upon graduation from Killester College. After working for over a year with this veterinary practice I was encouraged to aim higher and return to university. I am currently studying BSc (Hons) Bio veterinary Sciences in the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. This course offers me a degree in research biology and has a remarkable reputation and international accreditation. On completion of this degree, I also have the option to advance to study accelerated Veterinary Medicine. Killester College was an extremely important stepping stone and has opened multiple doors for meā€¦ Without the help of Killester Collegeā€™s outstanding staff and resources, such as Moodle, I would not have achieved what I have today.

Jamie Enright (DCU Arts)
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Pre-University Science

Killester college is an excellent place to begin the vital steps on your professional career pathway. I completed the pre-university course in Science during 2013-2014 and highly recommend the College for a variety of reasons. The obvious benefits of this particular course is the actual science content of the syllabus, what is not obvious until you have experienced Killester College are the skills, knowledge, compassion and dedication of the teachers. Expect not only to get an excellent grounding in the core Science subjects of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Maths but also begin to appreciate the level of work that is expected at third level. I feel a massive debt of gratitude to the the teachers of these subjects Orla, Bernadette and Rosaleen along with Joan the Careers Guidance Counsellor. Without all their dedication, expertise and encouragement, I would not have achieved the level of success that I achieved. The college is managed in a very positive yet efficient manner under the highly experienced Rory O'Sullivan, who is both academically focused yet compassionate to the studentsā€™ needs. In summary, choose Killester college for your educational adventure, work hard and know that you have some of the best teachers in the country to support you on your journey. (Mature Student)

Ruth Little`(RCSI)
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Pre-University Science

My one year spent at Killester College taking the Pre-Uni Science Course was invaluable to me entering the B.Sc Genetics & Cell Biology program in DCU. It gave me a head start over other students as I had sampled all the sciences whereas most other students were only familiar with 1 or 2 science subjects. I now find myself in 3rd year, about to enter a 6 month work placement in the pharmaceutical industry and then returning for my final year. Thank you Killester (2011- 12)

Robert Hickey (DCU)