Paul McCallion

Senior Energy and Environment Officer
Geneva
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.

The needs are immense and sustainable, and renewable planning are all so underfunded. It is a job where there is always so much to learn.

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