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Student Case Study

Female science student Hannah Kearney in white lab coat examining a beaker with blue fluid

Hannah Kearney

Course: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)

Meet Hannah, a student from Donegal who came to NWRC to gain a in-depth knowledge of Science. She says the course will open the door to many different career paths. Hannah plans to progress to university to study Psychology.

NWRC provides a great stepping-stone between school and University. My course has helped me decide which field of science I want to work in. I plan to study Psychology at University.

Age: 18


Where are you from? Creeslough, Co. Donegal


What is your previous education?

Leaving Certificate at Loreto Community School, Milford


Why did you choose to study Science at NWRC?

I was interested in having additional education in the field of science before choosing a course for university.


Tell us about your course

In this course, we study units that cover both the theory and practical aspects of a wide variety of scientific topics including physics, chemistry, and biology. With the opportunity to study such a wide range of topics within one course, this gives us a chance to discover which fields of science we would be best suited to work in or what we would be most interested in studying further in university.

During my course I won the 2023 Project Based Learning Student Ambassador Award.

Hannah won the 'Student Ambassador' Project Based Learning Award
Hannah won the 'Student Ambassador' Project Based Learning Award


What is the best thing about College life?

I think NWRC is a great stepping-stone between school and university. This course teaches us a lot more about time management than school did when it comes to partaking in long practical activities and submission of assignments which is an essential skill for further education.


What is your plan for after you complete your course?

I plan is to study Psychology at Ulster University, Coleraine.


Would you recommend this course to other students?

I would recommend this course to other students who are interested in general science but would like to specialise in an area they are particularly passionate about.

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