Shane McDaniel

English Teacher
Teaching and education
BA (Anthropology)

As a mature student I found supports such as the Anthropology Society, greatly beneficial. The society enabled members to share their interest, while meeting like-minded people. There were also plenty of other interesting clubs and societies to join, with some featuring excellent guest speakers.

I was involved with the Anthropology Society for several years. During that time, we won an award for best new society in Ireland.

I found the chilled-out atmosphere of Maynooth great, especially when living on campus. The library was also fantastic.  During breaks from studying I used to go for a nice stroll in the gardens of the seminary, which were located nearby.

Maynooth helped me become a better public speaker, a skill which I use regularly in my role as a teacher. Studying anthropology played a major role in preparing me for the working world and gave me an insight into different cultures.

Anthropology is a very broad subject, with endless possibilities that allow you to further your career prospects. Do research into the course and make sure you pick it for the right reasons.