Well to be honest, the thought of considering going back to education was for me a daunting task. But from the start, the initial process of meeting Laura at the interview for the security studies course, to the induction days in September, it just felt like a breath of fresh air. The Security studies class were in my view an excellent group. The ‘craic’ we had from day one, it’s something that made the whole process so much easier.  The thought of doing projects was definitely not something I looked forward to and Laura I’d say was close to strangling me once or twice but we got there.  Fast forward to May of this year and the interview at Ashford Castle. The job interview was held on the day of one of my exams, talk about stress. To get the exam done, get home put the suit on and up the road with a million different things going around in your head, was let’s just say, I was nervous.  Thankfully all went well and the 13th June 2019 was my official start date at Ashford Castle Hotel.  Six months on I’m still there and enjoying every minute of it and I’m looking forward to the future ahead on what that may bring. To everyone in the College especially the tutors Laura, Adrian and Patricia O, thank you so much for everything throughout my time in College.  To James, the staff and the students of 2019/20 the very best of luck for the year and with whatever the future may bring.

Oliver Golden
Security Studies L5 2018-2019