The following is the start of a series of phone-interviews were I attempt to get an insight into the backgrounds of CMI students and look into how they are getting on with their courses, both the good and the bad.

To start the series off I caught up with Sarah Greene, one of CMI’s current students, to find out how she was getting on with her course.


Sarah’s Background

Sarah Greene is a 26 year old Dublin born and reared lady hailing from the area of Airfield between Coolock and Raheny. After completing her secondary school education she experimented with a course at Killester College but found that at her heart she really wanted to travel. Acting on her desires she traveled across various locations from South-East Asia, New Zealand and of course visited the Irish favorite Australia.

Having arrived back in Ireland Sarah felt it was time to get her head down and focus on her career. Having a full-time position with Ulster Bank limited her options however with a keen interest in Social Care she decided to start her journey into the field with CMI’s part-time Addiction Studies diploma.

Sarah’s Current Experience

Currently in week 7 of 8 of her course Sarah gave some excellent feedback – she loves the small numbers in her class which appears to have created a “one on one” lecturer/student experience. She also mentioned how individuals in the class were free to share their own experiences which heightened the educational experiences in the class, especially as one of  her fellow students who was holding a medical PhD and appeared to approach the subject material being covered from a more medical perspective.

Commenting on the online Moodle system CMI uses she mentioned that it was very user friendly and acted as a useful location for students to access all the necessary subject material as well as additional links and articles.

When asked if she had plans for further education Sarah mentioned a desire to undertake a Social Care degree at a university such as Trinity. But before she plans to take on such a commitment she expressed an interest in taking another one of CMI’s courses – this time in Childhood Psychology.