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Read about some of the extraordinary successes of recent graduates
Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) graduate Nora Twomey featured on the cover of the Irish Times Smart Choices Supplement on August 23rd this year. In it she tells Peter McGuire how further education changed her life. Her animation career began with in BCFE and now her studio has received Oscar nominations in the best animated feature category for The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and her most recent feature, The Breadwinner.
‘Whether formal or informal education never stops’, she says. ‘It is not something you do in your teens and early 20s and then get a job. Not anymore. You can learn anything at any moment, through any means available to you. There is no inferior or superior, there is only what feels right for you at any given time’.
Read the full story here: Nora Twomey tells Irish Times there are no straight lines in life.
Not everybody gets to go to the Oscar’s but that doesn’t mean their story is any less extraordinary.
Rathmines CFE graduate Bobbie Hickey tells the Irish Times that not getting the points she wanted led to the best year of her life. She says, ‘In the last year I have learned that everything does happen for a reason, and that life has its own way of working things out’. Bobbie’s advice is this. ‘Just embrace what comes your way, because, clearly, it was meant to be’.
Read the full story here: Bobbie Hickie from Rathmines CFE writes in Irish Times
Thomas Ward did his post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) course in business at Coláiste Íde, Finglas. Thomas told the Irish Independent that he found great support in Coláiste Íde and says the course “gave me the confidence I needed. I felt ‘I can do this, I can study’.” He particularly valued the one-to-one attention, where tutors “would point out where you were going wrong. They got to know you as a person and as a student.”
It all paid off and eight distinctions later, Thomas received a CAO Round Zero offer last year.
Read the full story here: Thomas Ward tells Irish Independent about his route to University.