A student from Rathwire has been appointed to a key post at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth.
Following a university-wide recruitment process, Aoife Ryan has been appointed as a student ambassador at the university.
Ambassadors will be a link for incoming students, assisting with orientation activities, providing campus tours and advice and recommendations on how best to move from second level to university life.
Student Ambassadors will also attend university events throughout the year, conveying their experiences of life at St Patrick’s.
Aoife, an arts and theology student, applied for the position as she believes her experience in selecting Maynooth for study will be useful for other students who also took time before starting third level studies. :, I was ready and excited to start my college experience. I’ve always had an interest in religion, but never in a million years had I thought I’d end up studying for a theology degree, âAoife explains.
âI love that this degree allows me to study theology at Pontifical St Patrick’s University as well as other arts subjects at Maynooth University. It really is the best of both worlds for me.
“It has been a difficult year, not only for the students, but also for the staff, and my experience so far at St Patrick’s Maynooth has been more than I imagined university life would be – and so far. says a lot considering most of my freshman year was spent online, âshe added.
Saint Patrick’s Pontifical University is located in Maynooth, which is unique in that it is the only university town in Ireland. The city and the campus are extensions of each other.
St Patrick’s Maynooth opened as an educational institution in 1795. Over the next two centuries, it established an impressive reputation for scholarship and learning. Today, as a Pontifical University, St Patrick’s specializes in the study of theology and philosophy at postgraduate and undergraduate level and related fields, on one of the finest campuses in Ireland.
The Pontifical University has started a brand refresh of St Patrick’s College Maynooth at St Patrick’s Pontifical University which will become more visible the rest of the year and will include the new visual identity.
Saint Patrick’s Pontifical University attracts national and foreign students from a wide variety of backgrounds and careers. Students who wish to add the study of philosophy and / or theology to their career of choice and gain a better understanding of their role in building a better society and serving the common good.
The Arts and Theology degree program is run in partnership with MU and provides students with access to a wide range of artistic and human subjects.
Students benefit from an inspiring learning environment with small class sizes, ensuring individualized attention. Graduates thus leave well-established and confident individuals, competent in communication, capable of reasoning, debating and thinking critically.
Graduates are successful in a variety of careers including teaching, marketing, business, communications, publishing, journalism, finance, social services, pastoral work, chaplaincy, public service, community development , religious education and parish administration.