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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Students weigh up third level options at Gorey Credit Union information evening

Nicola McGrath, Gorey Library; Tom Brennan, Gorey Credit Union; Seamus Whitney, Whitney Career Guidance and Janette Davies, deputy head of campus at IT Carlow, Wexford campus
Nicola McGrath, Gorey Library; Tom Brennan, Gorey Credit Union; Seamus Whitney, Whitney Career Guidance and Janette Davies, deputy head of campus at IT Carlow, Wexford campus
Liz Sheridan and Maria Kelly from Gorey Credit Union
Anne Roche with her sons, Jason and Shane Roche
John Hesnan with librarian Martina Halford

As they considered their options following the Leaving Cert results, local students were invited to Gorey Library recently for a public information evening run by the library and Gorey Credit Union.

Tom Brennan of Gorey Credit Union said the evening was organised to provide information on student loans and options. 'Every year, we have many parents and students who don't know where to start - or what to do,' he said. 'It can be such a stressful time, we wanted to assist where we can.'

Students borrowed almost €1 million from Gorey Credit Union last year, taking out over 300 loans. Tom gave a presentation on the requirements for taking out a loan.

The evening also included a talk by Séamus Whitney, of Whitney Career Guidance, and by Jeanette Davies, deputy head of campus at Carlow IT, Wexford campus.

'This was a successful evening for all, and we will do it again next year,' said Tom, thanking Gorey Library, and the speakers.

Gorey Guardian

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