Kate McCauley

Sustainability Officer
Hospitality, sport, leisure and tourism
BA Geography (Major) Music (Minor)
MSc Climate Change

I was a part of the major minor class of 2019. My highlight was our overseas field trip to Nice and Samremo. I also enjoyed my masters in Climate Change in 2020. During my masters, I was a tutor for first years. This was an enjoyable experience and has been great for my CV.

I was awarded a Taught Masters Scholarship for my MSc Climate Change.

Maynooth is small compared to some other colleges. I felt that this meant you could get to know your classmates and lecturers really well. In turn, this helped develop ideas and team work skills.

Teamwork, Communication, Presentation, Writing, Research, Computer, Problem Solving, Time managment

1. Make sure to plan and be aware of your deadlines. In doing lots of modules, deadlines can overlap. It is important to be aware week-by-week of what is coming up.
2. Make sure you pick a thesis topic that you are interested in and one that will be useful in the career you want. If your thesis relates to a job you apply for, it will be a great interview talking point.
3. Always ask lecturers/tutors for help if you're not sure about an assignment/exam topic. They will always help.