The Welfare Officer plays an essential role within the College; it is their job to ensure students have everything they need to maintain a secure and healthy lifestyle during the Academic Term. 


The Welfare Officer is trained and informed in topics such as Mental Health, Diet and Exercise, and Physical/Sexual Health. The Welfare Officer organises events such as Mental Health Week and SHAG Week in order to raise money and awareness for relevant local charities. Opportunities to volunteer within the College is also organised through the Welfare Officer. 


Hi everyone, I am Samantha Nestor and a third year BA (Hons) English & History student here at Carlow College, St. Patrick's. Firstly, I would like to congratulate our returning students on passing their exams and we look forward to seeing all your faces. I also wish to extend a huge welcome to the incoming first year students, yes, it is overwhelming but after the first week that will change!

My job as Welfare Officer is to communicate your needs on a number of matters relating to welfare, including mental, physical and sexual health, accommodations and budgeting issues between the Students Union and the college. I am literally here to provide you with the advice that makes you feel better physically, mentally, and nutritionally; Carlow College, St. Patrick's provides all these services for its students.

Throughout the year I will be running different campaigns regarding students welfare such as Mental Health Awareness Week, Healthy Living Week, SHAG Week, and others individual events such as the No Means No Campaign.

With all this in mind, if you feel that any of the issues mentioned above appeal to you, then please do not hesitate to contact me in the Student Union Office. Have a great year everybody and keep safe!