Following a university-wide recruitment process, Mark Paul Behan-Clarke of Wicklow has been appointed Student Ambassador to St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth.
Although students have always supported the Faculty in university life, this is the first program to officially recruit and recognize the skills students bring to such an important role.
Mark Paul applied for the position because he truly appreciates the experience and quality of education he has received so far during his studies. Marc Paul said: “My experience at Saint Patrick’s Pontifical University has been amazing, the small conferences made it easier to meet new people and it’s really easy to talk to the speakers if you have any issues or questions.
The university creates a very family environment. When things got online because of Covid in my sophomore year, everyone at college was very accommodating and always ready to help, especially in these difficult times, ”he added.
Ambassadors will be a vital link to incoming students, helping with orientation activities, offering campus tours, and providing advice and recommendations on how best to transition from second level to university life. Student Ambassadors will also attend university events throughout the year passing on their first-hand experiences of life at St Patrick’s.
Pontifical St Patrick’s University is located in Maynooth. Maynooth is unique in that it is the only university town in Ireland. The city and the campus are extensions of each other. Students enjoy the benefits of having all the amenities they need at their fingertips without the hustle and bustle of a big city, while still being very accessible to Dublin which is only 30 minutes away and served by excellent rail and road links.