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I was able to complete my Foundation Degree while working full time

28 September 2021
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Local student Damian Sweeney says the key to his success was being able to complete the Foundation Degree in Science in Responding to Alcohol and Drug Use at NWRC, while working full time.

He’s now progressed to Ulster University where he is studying for a p/t degree in Health & Wellbeing.

Damian says: I would highly recommend this course at NWRC to anyone interested in the field of addiction especially if they wish to work in this field.”


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Q & A

Where are you from?

Derry

Course studied at NWRC?

Foundation Degree in Science in Responding to Alcohol and Drug Use

Previous Education before you came to NWRC?

A-Levels at St. Columb’s College, Derry.

Why did you choose to study at NWRC?

NWRC was highly recommended to me by friends who had previously studied there. The location of the college was ideal and the ability to complete the course while working full-time suited my circumstances.

Tell me about your course.

The course was very informative and engaging. The lecturers were excellent and were always on hand to help. I feel like I have benefitted greatly from completing the course both academically and personally. I made some great friends on the course too.

Did you take part in any work-based learning as part of your course?

Due to the Covid-19 situation, I was not able to complete my work placement however the NWRC offered me a project-based learning module (sanctioned by Ulster University) as an alternative to enable me to complete the course. This module was excellent in that it allowed me to engage in a research project with a local service provider and learn so much about the realities and challenges of operating in the field of addiction.

What did you do afterwards?

I have progressed to studying for the Health & Wellbeing part-time degree course at Ulster University (Magee campus).

Would you recommend this course to other students?

I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in the field of addiction especially if they wish to work in this field.

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