Derek Maher

Post-Primary Teacher
BSc (Applied Mathematics and Biology), Certificate in Counselling Skills

The highlight of my time at Maynooth was the fantastic people in the University - inspiring lecturers, hardworking tutors and caring support staff. They made the Maynooth Experience for me.

The family-like feel to the campus. The difference between the old and the new and the strong sense of community. These all make Maynooth what it is.

The skills of communication, leadership and teamwork that I learnt and developed from my four years in Maynooth have been the major cause of success in my career to date.

Do it! It is a fantastic course with challenging assignments, interesting lecturers and great career opportunities.

After my undergraduate degree in Maynooth, I completed a Professional Diploma in Education (Post-Primary) and I am now just finished my first year of my Masters in Education.

I work in a large, urban, coeducational secondary school teaching mainly mathematics to both Junior and Leaving Certificate students.

That no two days are ever the same. Every day is a challenge and I love the subjects that I teach.