Paul McCallion

Senior Energy and Environment Officer
Geneva
Environment and natural resources
MA (Anthropology and Development)
2009

My highlights in Maynooth are many; re-discovering education with a more mature perspective, meeting both young and more mature perspectives to the discipline of anthropology and development and graduation day!

Maynooth has a very special support programme Maynooth Access Programme (MAP) was a massive revelation regarding additional support as MAP enabled me to manage my education around dyslexia: I could not have achieved a first class honours degree without the access centre providing additional support and informing my lecturers about the required extensions. The isolation I had always experienced in education due to dyslexia was gone during my time in Maynooth.

Time management and a study, work and life balance, also that there is no substitute for determination.

Give it your best and you won’t feel any regret.

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Read more about Paul's career journey in The Bridge, the annual magazine for Maynooth alumni and friends.