She said: "I appreciated the opportunity, not only to be able to study Engineering to degree level but to be able to do that in my own area, just down the road, is marvellous. Not having to travel to Belfast or further and to be able to continue to work full time while I'm studying is the perfect way for me to get my degree."
Roisin studied an Ulster University Foundation Degree in Mechatronic Engineering through a Higher Level Apprenticeship, and has progressed to currently studying an Open University BEng (Hons) Degree in Engineering (Top Up) at South West College Omagh campus on a part-time basis while simultaneously working at a local engineering firm.
Roisin said, "South West College is a fantastic environment to learn in and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Likewise, the lecturers are knowledgeable, and the encouragement and support that I have received has been brilliant. They are always willing to help and go that extra mile to get you to the finish line, always being at the end of a text or email calming you down when you panic over deadlines.”
“Even though the course is very intensive, I've enjoyed the whole learning experience. I have made some great friends and had amazing experiences at South West College. I'm glad I had the opportunity to study here and achieving the Foundation Degree and the Top-up degree has opened up new opportunities for me within Engineering.”
"I love working in the engineering sector, and although it's hard work, it is satisfying to see an end product. I find the work interesting, and every day brings something different.”