Cork student lands big role at St Patrick’s Pontifical University


Following a university-wide recruitment process, Niamh Palmer from Cork has been appointed as a student ambassador at St Patrick’s Pontifical University in Maynooth.

The program is the first to recruit and formally recognize the skills students bring to such an important role.

The third-year theology student applied for the job because she thinks her experience relocating for third-level study can lend itself to her peers.

When I started college, I was older than the rest of my class and nervous about going back to college, especially so far from home.

“I’m from Cork, so starting at St Patrick’s also meant moving to Maynooth.

“From day one everyone has been very friendly and the staff go above and beyond, especially over the last year of distance learning which has been a new experience for all of us.

“As a student ambassador, I hope to be of service to other students who might not be so close to home during the college term,” she said.

Ambassadors will be a vital link for incoming students, assisting with orientation activities, arranging campus tours, and offering advice and recommendations on how best to transition from second tier to college life.

Student Ambassadors will also attend University events throughout the year conveying their first-hand experiences of life at St Patrick’s.


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