My experience doing my first course on the McGuire Programme, well where do I start, first of all, every member of the programme that I have met made me feel very welcome. The first day I arrived (Wednesday) I was so nervous not knowing what to expect then I met Joe and Cormac and they put me at ease to the point where I felt quite comfortable. I felt like I wasn’t able to do it, I was getting frustrated thinking I wasn’t able to do it but again everyone on the course reassured me that everything was going to be alright. Getting to know everyone and speaking to people that can relate to you was very good for me. Each day I gained more confidence and I’m very thankful for that.

Overall, my experience was one of the hardest but most rewarding experiences I have ever done in my life. I want to do more courses now to become even more confident than I already am thanks to the McGuire Programme.