Blessing Obinwa - BA in Community and Family studies
"Hello, my name is Blessing Obinwa from Nigeria in West Africa. I am currently studying BA honours degree in Community and Family studies in NUI Galway. My choice of studying this course has to do with my job affiliation working with individuals with high support and complex needs in the community. I studied and obtained FETAC Level five in Health care support, then moved on to study for a diploma in community development practice with NUI Galway and finally decided to complete the degree course in Community and Family Studies due to my positive experience with the university after my diploma program.
It was a tough decision as I work part time and also a mother of three young children to care for, but what really motivated and kept me going hinges on the tutors being very supportive and shows lots of patience in teaching, they demonstrate genuine interest towards students and that makes the environment conducive to study in. I am now in my fourth and final year and looking back, feel I made the right decision and it has been very rewarding.
In terms of Irish culture, Galway is referred to as the cultural heart of Ireland as it is associated with Irish music, songs and language, Galway is a beautiful City and a tourist destination, also Irish people in general are friendly and helpful. I will recommend NUI Galway to any Nigerian willing to study abroad as the standard of teaching is very high with tutors who are very competent and the University well equipped to cater the needs of interested students."
— Blessing Obinwa, BA in Community and Family studies , from Nigeria