Moate Business College Testimonials - Maria Keegan


I studied social care for 2 years in Moate Business College and I progressed to Athlone Institute of Technology in 2007.  From here I completed the 4 year degree course in Applied Social Studies. I progressed on to do a Masters In Child and Youth Studies and completed it in June 2012.
I am currently working in the area I have studied - I am a residential worker for children in state care. I would like to say thank you to the staff of MBC for the support I received back then, and the encouragement I received, especially the help in filling out the CAO forms.

From MBC I got accepted into Athlone Institute of Technology- that was a turning point for me. I have now reached a standard of education I thought was not possible as I had left school with no formal second level qualifications.
MBC gave me the confidence I lacked in my own ability, as I realised early on in the course I had the potential to achieve, if I put my mind to it. I had an awful fear of failing which was what kept me out of education for so many years. I am so glad today I faced my fears as a mature student and went to MBC, as I know today just what I am capable of when I put my mind to it.