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Ireland has a long tradition of providing learning opportunities for mature students.The Local Studies,Community Studies and Computer Studies Programs are designed specifically for such students.
The in-built flexibility of the degrees is designed to accommodate the many demands that mature students face when they return to education. Since the introduction of the Adult Education Programs they have attracted students from a variety of backgrounds. Feedbacks from students who have graduated indicate that the rewards that accrue from completing the degree greatly outweigh the challenges posed by the experience. The friendships, the increase in self-confidence and the opportunity to explore ideas in an academic setting are often cited as the most cherished aspects of their experience.A Course Management Team oversee their ongoing development and ensures that the management of the degree meets the expectations of students. A Support Officer works closely with students to ensure that the specific needs of individuals can be addressed. All the Departments and those involved in the management and delivery of these degrees are committed to providing positive and accessible learning opportunities for mature students. An information brochure is designed to help and encourage the interested students to join us on an exciting learning journey.The Adult Education Program offers modular part-time degrees in Local Studies and Community Studies. These programs were developed in response to the demand for inter-disciplinary, flexible progression routes for adults to degree level. They are offered in the evening to facilitate adults who are unable to attend on a full-time basis during the day. ...
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