Psychology student Mary to star in new UCC book
A TRALEE woman is set to take a starring role in a new book on mature students that is to be published by UCC.
On Monday the university launched the book 'Celebrating Ten Years with the Mature Student Office', which was published in association with the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival to celebrate 10 years of mature students returning to college to fulfil their dreams.
Curraheen woman Mary O'Sullivan is one of 41 mature learners who tell their stories in the new book which aims to show that there is no such thing as a 'typical' mature student.
Mary graduated from UCC with a degree in Applied Psychology in 2002 and since then she has remained at the university where she fulfils a very important role helping other mature students navigate the world of third level education.
Since graduating Mary has become the head of the Mature Student Office in UCC and is also a former governor of the college. The Mature Students Office, which Mary now runs, was established in 2003 with the aim of boosting access to university education for mature students and it provides assistance to almost 1,200 mature students at the university.