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Francesca Costin – Pathway to Achieving My Physiotherapy Dreams
Sports
Francesca Costin – Pathway to Achieving My Physiotherapy Dreams
Lorraine Dempsey – Pride and New Career Opportunities with BA (Ord) Early Childhood Care & Education Degree
Early Years
Lorraine Dempsey – Pride and New Career Opportunities with BA (Ord) Early Childhood Care & Education Degree
"The flexibility of it being an online course along with being able to work at my own pace suited my lifestyle of working full time."
Niamh Jones – Creating for Primark’s Global Stores as a Fashion Buyer in Her Dream Career
Business of Fashion
Niamh Jones – Creating for Primark’s Global Stores as a Fashion Buyer in Her Dream Career
"I always knew I wanted a career in fashion and Portobello Institute gave me the opportunity to pursue this."
Zuzana O’Sullivan – ‘I wanted to go back to work’ Finding Purpose in Career Change with Early Learning & Care Qualification
Early Years
Zuzana O’Sullivan – ‘I wanted to go back to work’ Finding Purpose in Career Change with Early Learning & Care Qualification
"I am happy I made this decision as I can work and look after my family at the same time without any regrets."
Jaafar Blaibel – Flying High With An MSc Aviation Management
Aviation
Jaafar Blaibel – Flying High With An MSc Aviation Management
"I saw earning a master's degree [in Aviation Management] as an investment in my future." - Jaafar Blaibel
Liam English – The Path to PE Teaching
Sports
Liam English – The Path to PE Teaching
"Teaching was always the plan," Liam reflects. "I always wanted to be a teacher."
Lorraine Flaherty – Researching Outdoor Sleeping in Early Years with BA (Hons) Early Childhood Care and Education
Early Years
Lorraine Flaherty – Researching Outdoor Sleeping in Early Years with BA (Hons) Early Childhood Care and Education
"I work in-person on weekdays and having classes online allows me to be able to attend classes in the comfort of my own home."
Fiona Clugston – Facilities Specialist at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Upskills at Portobello Institute
Facilities Management
Fiona Clugston – Facilities Specialist at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Upskills at Portobello Institute
Barry Prenderville – Maynooth University Soccer Development Manager Upskills at Portobello Institute
Sports
Barry Prenderville – Maynooth University Soccer Development Manager Upskills at Portobello Institute
"With work and family commitments blended learning suited my lifestyle and enabled me to take a full part in the course."
Gregory Duffy – Education as the Catalyst to a Sports Therapy Career
Sports
Gregory Duffy – Education as the Catalyst to a Sports Therapy Career
"The past three years in college have completely transformed my life and increased my confidence and self-belief."
Corine Peters – Outstanding Achievement Award While Balancing Work, Family and Studying
Early Years
Corine Peters – Outstanding Achievement Award While Balancing Work, Family and Studying
"I found new opportunities and a profound sense of accomplishment and purpose, fueling my ongoing commitment to lifelong learning."
Lindsey Haddock – Head of the Exercise Rehabilitation, NIFL Premiership team & Northern Cricket Union Sports Therapist
Sports
Lindsey Haddock – Head of the Exercise Rehabilitation, NIFL Premiership team & Northern Cricket Union Sports Therapist
"I had studied at university before and really love the personal side of Portobello. The lecturers were fantastic and so supportive."

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