Ireland’s Student Ambassador Programme is one of a series of new initiatives from Education in Ireland aimed at raising awareness of the quality of Irish education, and assisting and encouraging interested students from overseas as they embark on their search for the right university or college.
Radhika Loomba, PhD Student at Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunication Software and Systems Group (TSSG) was one of 52 student ambassadors from 16 institutions and 11 countries that shared their experience about studying and living in Ireland this year. Ambassadors who take part in this prestigious, government-recognised programme receive a completion certificate from Education in Ireland at the end of the academic year which marks their valued contribution to promoting Irish higher education.
This years ceremony was attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn at Farmleigh House and Estate, Dublin. The Taoiseach commented at the event, “I would like to commend the Student Ambassador Programme and the valuable work of promoting Ireland to international students. I would also like to thank this outstanding group of young people from around the world who are playing a crucial role in developing cultural and diplomatic links with other countries and building Ireland’s reputation as an education destination.”
Radhika Loomba, who is currently pursuing her PhD in Science from TSSG, selected to represent India, commented, “I am very proud and grateful for this opportunity to represent my country and my institution. It has been a great experience meeting the Taoiseach, the Minister, the embassy ambassadors and all the other officials. Through my experience, I have been able to guide other students and fall in love with Ireland.”
For more information on the Student Ambassador Programme, see http://blog.educationinireland.com.