Seana McGrade McKeever

Seana McGrade McKeever, Early Childhood Education

Bush Post primary School, Louth

Why you chose to study in DCU?

I chose to study in DCU because I knew their graduates were some of the most employable in Ireland. After my Leaving Cert I did a PLC course and this is where the seed for wanting study Early Childhood Education was planted. After doing some research I discovered that DCU had a new Bachelor of Early Childhood Education course and saw what the course had to offer I knew it was for me. The teaching facilities on the St Patrick's Campus are fantastic and they have great lecturers and supports throughout the university.

One unique part about your course that you like

As part of my course we have to take part in placement, this is a big part of the BECE course. There are many opportunities to do placements in setting that you might not usually get to work in as a student.

Best thing about DCU experience so far

I think getting involved in clubs and societies has been one of my best things about my experience so far in DCU. I have gained some of my closest friends from being involved in clubs and societies and have also been elected onto various society committees over my time in DCU. From commitment and volunteering through a society in DCU, I managed to get a part- time job in the setting I was volunteering in. It really shows that there are endless opportunities in DCU. I have also gained a lot more confidence and skills through clubs and societies. The vast range of clubs and societies in DCU is amazing, there is something for everyone.

Advice you would give to your younger self thinking of what to do/ where to go 

Everything happens for a reason! With regards to the CAO your plan may not always work out and that’s okay. There is always a way into everything, it may take longer but it might end up being the better path to go and it may open more doors of opportunities for you,

Plans after DCU 
I hope to maybe work more with children with additional needs and continue to work and advocate for the homeless sector in Ireland.