Testimonials

Nothing is more rewarding for us than happy students. Here's what our pupils say:

If anyone is looking to pursue a career in Public Relations, the Fitzwilliam Institute is a brilliant foot in the door into this intensely competitive industry. After completing the PR & Event Management post-grad I went on to become an AE in one of Ireland's biggest PR agencies, PSG. After over a year here I have recently moved to become the Brand Communications Manager of Publicis in Dublin, a worldwide Advertising agency. Before I entered Fitzwilliam I was a fresh-faced recent Bachelor's graduate, ensure of what I wanted to do next. I know now that choosing to undergo the Fitzwilliam postgrad was what opened that all important first door for me into the Marketing Industry. - Rob Kenny, Publicis
Rob Kenny  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations
The course was very impressive, even for the more mature students, especially the PR in Practice and Stakeholder management sections. It certainly enhances the scope of your career positioning and overall communications understanding. I would recommend it for people in all aspects of Communications and Public Relations as a beneficial part of professional development. - Suzanne Angley, Luas Cross City
Suzanne Angley  |  Diploma in Public Relations
The PR and Event Management Course was a great decision for me.  My main job is not in PR or Event Management but this is something I had an interest in and has helped me within my own job where I am involved in sports and Social Events and outside work hugely by the skill sets which I picked up while working on my PR Campaign I’ve applied to other areas of my life outside.  PR people are experts in communication and through the course you learn from your teachers about presentation skills and gain a broader knowledge in areas such as politics and real life examples of PR in action.  I recommended this course to my friend who is attending the evening classes this year and enjoying it also. - Aoife Murphy, Irish Life
Aoife Murphy  |  Diploma in Public Relations
I have enjoyed the course thoroughly and I can’t wait to begin my Digital Marketing Career. When you know what you want to study, the next step is to find the college which is the right fit for you. Personally Fitzwilliam Institute felt right for me. Ideal location with highly qualified and skilled lectures making learning fun -  Fantastic experience.  
Peter Kavanagh  |  Diploma in Digital Marketing
The Construction Project Management course that I recently completed is in my opinion very detailed and excellently drafted. I enjoyed every module and found them very broad. I feel that by including and highlighting how project management skills can be utilised in different industries really enhanced the course.
 
Personally I enjoyed the negotiation module and discovered that this aspect of project management to be really intriguing. Overall I learnt a great deal on how project management works and feel it will be of great value to me going forward.
 
The diploma will benefit me in my future career as it along with my practical and previous management experience in construction should help me advance and secure employment that match my skill set.
 
I would certainly recommend this course and Fitzwilliam Institute to others. I will highlight the excellent tuition I received throughout and Fitzwilliams welcoming attitude to any inquiries asked.I believe that people should seriously consider this course as a excellent way to improve their career in project management.
 
Denis Brosnan  |  Diploma in Construction Project Management
The Event Management and PR Diploma Course is a must for anyone in or interested in a career in the industry.
The course delivers, it does what it says on the tin with excellent Lecturers, all leaders in their sectors, each of them enthusiastic teachers.
I would wholeheartedly endorse the course. - Niall Browne, Thermo Air Ireland
Niall Browne  |  Diploma in Event Management
I have just completed the online Diploma in Project Management and it has been a great experience. Coming from a medical background and needing to keep the brain stimulated I decided to try something different and opted this course. Firstly Fitzwilliam Institute were fantastic in all aspects, from communicating information about the course, conducting live consultations, the signing up process and most of all fantastic support throughout the course.
Not having a clue about Project Management or never having studied any aspect of management previously, the course was delivered and conducted in a very adaptable way, with excellent course notes and feedback throughout.
Project Management is specialized in its own right, but anyone doing or planning to do this course will learn an array of management skills that are useful and practical in all areas of life and professional development and I would highly recommend this course for anyone who would like to veer into a career in Project Management or someone just like me who was looking for something different away form the morn of our daily career.
While participating in the course I was promoted to a Supervisors position and firmly believe this was due to me undertaking this course and of the knowledge I had gained from it.
Once again I highly recommend this course!
Cathal Murphy  |  Diploma in Project Management
I finished my Diploma in Digital Marketing in October 2016. The course was very practical and engaging with real life examples. I learnt how to create a marketing strategy for our company and identify the best practices to reach the objectives. The great part for me is that I am about being promoted to Marketing Manager! I highly recommend this course to anyone who desire to gain a complex knowledge and skills in digital marketing field. - Lucie Šedivá, Orchestr8
Lucie Sediva  |  Diploma in Digital Marketing
I must say I really enjoyed the whole experience of doing the online diploma in Project Management. I got great support from my tutor. So a big Thank You to Zerlina for all the help along with way. I would recommend this online course to anyone who would be interest in project management. - Julie Loftus, Lionbridge
Julie Loftus  |  Diploma in Project Management
I have enroled in the Event Management Course in Autumn 2015. This course offered more than I expected. For someone like me coming from outside of Event Management field I gained great knowledge about Marketing, PR, Events and all aspects of how to create an event for a client. There is a great array of the lecturers taking part on this course and best thing is that these people have soo much experience in their field that it was fascinating to listen to real life examples. I have gained great knowledge and confidence within the field of Even management and Public relations and I would recommend this course to anyone who works within the industry but also for those who would like to change their career path. - Igor Valigura, Ikea Ireland
Igor Valigura  |  Diploma in Event Management
I completed the diploma in Event Management in 2015. I found the course content interesting and relevant, The lecturers are industry professionals and are able to give you a true insight in to the business which is really invaluable. There was good support available and also some opportunities to gain practical experience. Since completing the course I have secured a position as an Event Development Officer with a national charity. The skills and knowledge I gained whilst completing this course definitely helped me further my career and I would recommend it to others that are interested in Event Management. - Louise McCarron, Irish Hospice Foundation
Louise McCarron  |  Diploma in Event Management
I did the Diploma in Event Management with Public Relations and I honestly can’t recommend it highly enough, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the classes and also the project work. The course was practical and thought by relevant industry professionals who were amazing. I can honestly say that I learnt so much over the 10 week course and I landed a job as a Marketing & Communications Executive the minute I had finished the course! - Lisa Nolan, Dublin Town
Lisa Nolan  |  Diploma in Event Management
I felt the course was very practical and engaging with expert advice and real life examples. All the lecturers have a vast amount of experience which gives the students a great understanding of the industry. The class is the perfect way to network and meet fellow event organizer. I would highly recommend this course. - Aine Holden, Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
Aine Holden  |  Diploma in Event Management
The Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management with Public Relations gives you a good understanding of the Events industry. The most beneficial part of the course for me was planning a real life charity event. This alone gives you great insight into how much time, effort and planning goes into an event. Additionally, the 3 month work placement is a vital part as you are able to get your foot in the door and get some hands on experience. Without completing this course I may not have the job I have today!  
Lauren O'Hanlon   |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management with Arranged Work Experience
Fitzwilliam Institute Postgraduate Diploma is a great gateway to the world of PR. The course is extremely relevant with current industry case studies and topical PR trends at the forefront of every lecture. It’s so reassuring to know that your lecturers are industry professionals, meaning that every course topic is approached with authentic knowledge of the subject and first-hand experience in mind. The standout aspect of the course for me was the arranged work placement. The placement challenges you to put your knowledge to the test whilst growing and learning in a real working environment and is paramount in developing a true understanding of the ins and outs of PR. The experience gained whilst on work experience plays such a pivotal role in your approach to the exams and perhaps even more importantly, the road to future employment. I did my placement at Elevate PR and was lucky enough to be hired once i finished my internship. I'm happily still working away at Elevate PR as an Account Executive. 
Sadhbh Higgins  |  Postgraduate Diploma in PR with Arranged Work Experience
I enrolled for this course as I needed to improve my knowledge and skill set around Digital Marketing. I currently work in a marketing position and Digital Marketing is fast becoming an important part of my role. Due to this I needed to educate myself in the area of Digital Marketing to enable me to do my job successfully. The course provided by Fitzwilliam Institute Group was excellent and met my needs 100%. Everything I learnt has been beneficial to me since I finished up the course.  The lectures were lovely also and always very open in answering any questions you have. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in Digital Marketing.
Rachel Clynes  |  Diploma in Digital Marketing
 "Many thanks for what was a most interesting and enjoyable course. I knew little or nothing about the Digital Marketing world and have learnt a huge amount on the course. All off the lectures were excellent and knowledgeable in their specific fields.Once again, a brilliant course!" James Weldon, Diploma in Digital Marketing
Diploma in Digital Marketing  |  Fitzwilliam Institute Group Ireland
I am very happy to have participated in the Fitzwilliam Institute course Of Event management. I have learned real skills from real professionals. The classes are fun, full of knowledge and I was asked to create a project for a real client which creates a real challenge. Thank you for being part of my future career!  
Juliano Goulart Cezar  |  Diploma in Event Management
I am in Dubai and doing my internship for Quintessentially Events.  They are really good and treat me like one of their team members. I am going with them to every meeting they have and learning a lot from this. At the moment I am working on the Alexander Mc Queen trunk show and also preparing a presentation for a Lamborgini launch party in April.
Rania Sahraneshin  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management
My name is Colm Flanagan and I completed a course with you guys in SEO and Digital Marketing a few years back. Since completing the course along with building out my own sites I managed to completely change my life around.

Now in a successful online marketing career I decided to tell my story to hopefully motivate anyone in a similar position. With that in mind I created the following presentation.

I have received mails from DMI students and across LinkedIn thanking me for the presentation as it provided them with some inspiration and displayed the opportunities that sit within digital marketing. Because of this I am simply forwarding it on to you as it may be relevant to any students there doing similar courses and wondering what potential lies ahead. 
Colm Flanagan  |  Diploma in Digital Marketing
  The practical elements of the course combined with the information imparted by the trainers means that the learning curve was steep but it has proved entirely true to real life and priceless during the course of my placement. It is intensive and hard work but 100% worth it and I would definitely encourage someone considering the course to go for it! 
Ishwarya Raghuveer  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management

You produced an excellent course, extremely informative and most importantly very practical.

We, at JAM Events, a brand new events management company, have discovered some sound advice and hands on help that we have already implemented into our business on a daily basis. Through the knowledge that we have learnt from you at The Fitzwilliam Institute Group, we have managed to secure jobs since completing the course.

We would like to thank all the tutors. I would recommend anyone interested in pursuing a career in events to enrol on this course. Thank you! - Jeff and Mark Curtis, Jam Events

Jeff and Mark Curtis, JAM Events  |  Diploma in Event Management
  I can wholeheartedly recommend undertaking the Event Mgt Diploma course... not only does it give you the theoretical grounding and pitching experience but also opens up invaluable work contacts and opportunities. I was very fortunate to secure a contract with Jack Morton - a global leader - and in turn other specialist agencies. Without the course it would have been very difficult for me to get that all important 'foot in the door'! It's also an invaluable opportunity to build friendships and diverse contacts: as the course director rightly points out... it's all about networking!
Andrew Timms  |  Diploma in Event Management
  The practical elements of the course combined with the information imparted by the trainers means that the learning curve was steep but it has proved entirely true to real life and priceless during the course of my placement. It is intensive and hard work but 100% worth it and I would definitely encourage someone considering the course to go for it!
Ish Fareed  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations
  Registering with Fitzwilliam Institute Group gave me the opportunity to network and consult with industry professionals.  Being taught by industry experts and encouraged to assist in events made an incredible learning experience!  I quickly progressed from curious and ambitious to totally event adept.  About a week after completing the program I was contracted with a superb opportunity at great sporting event company.  Thanks to Fitzwilliam Institute Group, I learned all I needed to kick-start my dream career!
Jo-Rena Davis  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management
  Before starting the EM course I had been in PR and had worked with a variety of clients in the entertainment sector - Organizing events had been a part of my role but I felt I needed more in depth knowledge about the industry. I found out about (Fitzwilliam Institute Group) from the Internet and decided to apply. I’m glad to say it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. The course was everything I had hoped it would be, with modules and sessions on a wide variety of sectors from Lighting, Health and Safety to Showbiz and sporting events. The tutors are all experts in their fields and are there at every step of the way to guide you through, not to mention helping you secure work afterwards. I made some good friends on the course and see them often. After I finished the course I landed a role with Quintessentially Events where I managed and organized various events from private parties to film premieres in London and in Cannes. This would not have been possible without the course and for anyone serious about getting into the event industry I highly recommend it.
Rav Gill  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management
An utterly marvellous course which I cannot recommend enough! All lecturers are of the highest calibre with proven industry experience, therefore adding both dynamism and passion to all lectures. Course content is comprehensive, practical and wholly enjoyable!
Roxanne Lim  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management
  I would highly recommend taking the Fitzwilliam Institute Group Post Graduate Diploma as it is thorough, hands on and very comprehensive. I am currently doing work experience at Imagination (placement found by Fitzwilliam Institute) and have used all my skills from the course. Unlike other courses which focus purely on the theory, this diploma allows you to practise events on real live briefs. It is an invaluable experience and has taught me skills that are essential to all areas of events. The tutors are knowledgeable industry professionals who have worked in Events for years and have an array of experience behind them.  If you want to get into the world of events, this is the course for you.
Anais Bellemans  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management
  It has been nearly a year since I finished the Postgraduate Diploma Course with Fitzwilliam Institute Group and I cannot believe how quickly it has flown by and everything I have done since then! After 3 months of work experience, when I was able to put all that I had learned in the classroom into practice, I went straight into a job working for a great sport event management company. Since then I have worked on numerous fantastic events including Sport Relief and with really high profile clients, including Nike and Sky. My time at Fitzwilliam Institute Group, learning from people who are already highly successful in the industry, was invaluable for giving me a solid base of knowledge and practical event experience and I honestly do not think I would be where I am now if I had not taken the course.
Nicole Wright  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management
I highly recommend doing the PGD with PR and work experience because of the following reasons: 1.) It was a good fit for me. This programme was well suited to me as a mature student, looking to return to the workplace after a five year break. It was informative, relevant, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable.  2.) It was a great learning experience - more than I expected. The course was very interactive and fast paced, with a great emphasis on practical skills - I retained what I learned by working together in peer groups on numerous practical projects. A great mix of students of different ages, experiences, backgrounds and strengths - This presented the opportunity to start building a network of event management contacts. The lecturers were all experts in their various fields and very supportive and interested in bringing out the best in each student. The lecturers drew examples from specific aspects of their work experiences, to bring their lecturers to life for us. 3.) The work experience offered as part of the programme was invaluable. Through my work experience on this course, I was able to identify that one of my strengths lies in working in logistics. My work experience took me abroad to work on and witness an event in the planning for several months unfold - A fantastic opportunity and unforgettable experience. 4.) Volunteering opportunities. We were given the opportunity to work as volunteers on a variety of charitable events from the very small lesser know ones to several very large, well known and publicised charitable events. This experience brought to life what we as students could possibly be involved with in the future. 5.) The right mix. This course had the right mix of perfect ingredients to make it the best course I have ever taken: brilliant lecturers, interested students, industry relevant information, practical projects, hands on work experience and with support throughout the entire programme from lecturers and peers. 
Maria Tappin  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management
I applied to the Fitzwilliam Institute to further my marketing and PR skill-set, and gain more of an understanding of how this industry has fared in the online world. I was greatly impressed with both the standard and the commitment of the lecturers, who went above and beyond what we could have expected from them to help us with any queries we had. On the basis of the teaching offered alone, I would thoroughly recommend the Fitzwilliam Institute.
Stephen Moran  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing
  I would recommend this course to friends and anyone interested in pursuing a career in the project events industry. A very well delivered course with outstanding intern opportunities. 
Paul McDaid  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
  I am a current student on the Fitzwilliam Institute postgraduate course in Public Relations, and I’m so glad I chose this course.  The PR lectures were taught to an industry standard, by professionals working in the area that really challenged us and shared their wealth of experience and knowledge with the class. We learnt from real campaigns, while putting the theory into practice and discussions on a daily basis. Questions were encouraged and our understanding and practice of PR was developed through coursework, group activities and demonstrations and speakers presented to the class. The work experience placement was arranged with great attention and consideration put into our individual skills, needs and expectations. We were prepared for these placements not alone by our coursework, but also through intensive interview and CV preparation. I feel the work experience placement has not just given us an advantage in taking our exams; it has given us invaluable insight and grounding when applying for work after our degree is completed.  I would highly recommend anyone interested in pursuing a career in PR to invest in a place on this course, as they will not only learn the academia required for their exam, they’ll learn the practical trade that will help them in starting out in their career in the PR industry.
Elizabeth McQue  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations
  Chambers Ireland has worked with the Fitzwilliam Institute Group since 2008 to provide work placements to PR and Event Management students. The placements provide a wonderful opportunity both to the students and to our organisation to work together to produce publications, research and some of the most important events in the Irish business calendar. Chambers Ireland remains in touch with past-students to help them secure employment, and where the opportunity has arisen, we have provided direct employment. This is a testament of the professional training they receive in their Postgraduate Diploma courses and the calibre of students available for work placement. 
Jessica Dempsey-Staines  |  Press & Communications, Chambers Ireland
  For many years, St Patrick’s Festival have hosted both PR and Event Management students from Fitzwilliam Institute Group on work placement.  On completion of the course, Fitzwilliam Institute students are ready for the workplace and hit the ground running. The high standards of training and the work placement programme itself keeps us coming back to host students – some of whom have stayed on full time with us afterwards.
Festival Director  |  St Patricks Festival
  As a marketing professional, I found this course extremely relevant to my job & digital marketing is definitely where the industry is going. I really enjoyed the course.
Liobhan O'Hora  |  Diploma in Digital Marketing
  The course has been very useful and I feel it will greatly benefit me working on future marketing projects online, either in a company or on my own business projects.
Brendan Murphy  |  Diploma in Digital Marketing
  Leading Edge, on top of industry trends. I was able to use my learning’s in the work place.
Stephen Cramp (Britvic)  |  Diploma Digital Marketing
  I found the course both enjoyable and informative. It gave me what I need to move in the right direction, a must do for anyone wishing to tap into the digital areas of marketing.
Fran Jordan  |  Diploma in Digital Marketing
Thank you for the classes. I found them very good and you where very approachable with questions and happy to help.
Ilona Kelly  |  Diploma in Java Programming
  Just a note to say thanks for the Java Course, I found it very enjoyable and am delighted to have just received my result. I found your teaching style to be excellent , there are a lot of experts that can't communicate their knowledge but you always got your point across simply and in a way that let us easily understand it. This is a great skill to have.
Declan Sheridan  |  Diploma in Java Programming
Fitzwilliam Institute offers great opportunities for anyone interested in a career in Public Relations or Event Management. The P.R course is a great stepping stone which provides top quality training, essential to all areas of the industry. I would highly recommend the Postgraduate Diploma as it is both practical and in-depth. The trainers are experienced professionals who have worked in the P.R industry for years. Unlike other courses which focus on theory, this diploma allows you to gain invaluable P.R experience. One of the highlights of the course is the arranged work placement. While working, students are given the chance to use all the skills and knowledge they learn in lectures. For anyone who likes writing, working with the media or is looking for a career with endless possibilities, Fitzwilliam Institute is for you.
Ian McGylnn  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations
The Postgraduate Event Management course I undertook at The Fitzwilliam Institute has not only been very enjoyable and exciting, it has provided me with the perfect platform to branch out into the world of event management. I received great assistance with sourcing my work placement. Over the 12 week period, I had the opportunity to plan events for a number of blue chip corporate companies and designed their events from start to finish. I gained invaluable hands on experience working on a wide variety of events. Both the course and the practical experience gained during my work placement have reinforced my choice of career in event management.
Aoife Martin  |  Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management
Conference Partners have welcomed students from the Fitzwilliam Institute Group since 2004. We set our sights high and expect excellence across the board. Without exception, the students who have joined us have proven to be, committed, creative and enthusiastic. Qualities, which we at Conference Partners place a premium on in our daily client interactions. As a result, it is no surprise that we have subsequently offered a number of Fitzwilliam Institute graduates a full time position following their work experience.
Elva Hickey  |  Conference Director, Conference Partners
We have taken students on placement from the Fitzwilliam Institute Group over the past number of years and many of them have gone on to become full time employees and still work with us today. The course equips students with the right skills to enter the PR industry and candidates are matched to the companies which best fit their interests and capabilities. - Piaras Kelly, Edelman PR
Piaras Kelly  |  Account Director, Edelman PR
Special Olympics has received work placements from the Fitzwilliam Institute Group for a number of years. The programme has been a great success with all students embracing the projects they work on. Down the years some students have remained on with the organisation and become valuable full time members of the team. Each arrives with clear understanding of either Public Relations or Event Management and uses this knowledge to work on the various projects they receive while here. As a charity organisation, these placements are invaluable to ensuring that we achieve our targets and ensure the ongoing development of the programme
Sahra O'Neill  |  Marketing Communications, Special Olympics