Psychology is a very broad area and I would encourage people to reflect on the field that would suit them best. If you study pharmacy, you will graduate as a pharmacist. It is different in psychology. The role of a Clinical Psychologist differs significantly from the role of an Educational Psychologist, a Forensic Psychologist or a Sports Psychologist. A post graduate qualification will be required to practice in any of these fields.
Regardless of the area of psychology that interests you, respect for and an interest in people is a key value that is required.
Once you have qualifications, networks and professional bodies are a good way to meet prospective employers.
Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.
Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is an institute of higher education in Limerick, a modern urban city in the Mid-West region of Ireland and is one of 13 institutes that are members of the Institutes of Technology, Ireland (IOTI). LIT is the fourth largest IOT in Ireland, with more than 6000 full time and part time students and 500 staff.
The Institute has five campuses and a learning centre across Limerick city, Tipperary and Clare. The main campus is located at Moylish Park, with two city centre campuses in Clare Street and Georges Quay in Limerick city. LIT in Tipperary is based in two campuses -Thurles and Clonmel. The LIT Ennis Learning Centre is based in the museum in Ennis town centre.
LIT offers courses at Level 6 (certificate) through to Level 10 (PhD) whilst also catering for craft apprentices and adult and continuing education. LIT was awarded the Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year in 2008 and 2013 by the Sunday Times University Guide. The guide is the definitive guide to higher education in Ireland and the UK.
LIT has a distinctive approach to Teaching and Learning known as the Active Learning philosophy. Whatever discipline area is offered the core methodology is active and practical; lab work, studio work, case studies, field visits, group assignments and more.
This approach to teaching and learning is embedded in assessment strategies and campus development so that the learning environment reflects the identity of LIT. It is also underpinned by staff developments, e.g. workshops and an online repository of active learning strategies.
Erasmus Programme at LIT
In an increasingly global market environment and workplace, Limerick Institute of Technology is very aware of the need to provide opportunities for study and work experience overseas. LIT actively engages in the European Student Mobility programmes across 31 countries. LIT is recognised by the European Union as a University Institute and has significant activity on the European Lifelong Learning programmes.
The Erasmus Student Mobility programme gives LIT learners the opportunity to study in another country for 3 – 12 months at a higher education institute in a participating country. Even better, the time you spend in the other country is recognised under the European Credit Transfer System and you get full credit for the studies you undertake abroad in your LIT qualification.
Student Support Services at LIT
LIT offers a vast range of student support services to our students ranging from the Student Health Unit, Careers Service, Financial Assistance, Learning Support Unit and much more.