Mature Student Voice

Some of our recent graduates have shared their experiences of coming to MTU as Mature Students, challenges encountered and supports available to them. 

Sincere thanks to Ioana, Andrei and Gerard for sharing their educational journeys and we wish them all the best very with their future endeavours. 

Click on the images below to read Ioana, Andrei and Gerard's journeys: 

“If I look back to 4 years ago, I never thought I could get this far. I made a choice and it changed my life. I can guarantee you that MTU can help you achieve your goals.”

Ioana Cretu- Visual Communications (BA Honours), MTU Bishopstown Campus

“I graduated from MTU with many memories, friends and life experiences that I wouldn’t have expected. As a mature student it was tough at times, but it was worth it! I couldn’t recommend MTU highly enough to any mature student looking for that ‘second chance’.”

Andrei Kohut- Nautical Science (BSc Honours), National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI)

“You begin to dream, talk, study, read and do whatever you are studying in every aspect of your life. I would not change what I’ve just completed for anything. Give it a go, take your fear and put it aside. It’ll be forgotten the moment you start at MTU!”

Gerard Daly- Contemporary Applied Art (BA Honours), MTU Crawford College of Art and Design (MTU CCAD)

Thinking of making an application to MTU as a mature applicant? 

If you have any queries in relation to applying to MTU Cork Campus as a Mature Student, please don't hesitate to contact us on or 021-4326777.