Limerick’s Markus a fan of Dublin City University

David Hurley

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David Hurley

LIMERICK’S native Markus Benson has been appointed as a Student Ambassador for Dublin City University.

LIMERICK’S native Markus Benson has been appointed as a Student Ambassador for Dublin City University.

Markus, who is second year student on the BA in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, attended Villiers Secondary School before starting at DCU.

He says he is delighted with his new role. “I am really thrilled to be appointed an ambassador for the university, it’s such an honour,” he said.

Markus says he has enjoyed his time at DCU since completing his studies in Limerick.

“I would love to share my experiences with other students – especially ones from Limerick - and will be available to any students who are thinking of coming to DCU but want to know more about what it’s really like to be a student here,” he said.

Markus, says his college experience has been a lot different to what he expected when he finished the Leaving Certificate.

“I thought college would be a lot more impersonal and removed from that, but DCU is very much a part of my life and many of the people I’ve met are the nicest people I’ve ever met - they really make you feel at home”.

Students from Limerick who are interested in visiting DCU over the summer are being advised to do so on June 26.

“We have organised a ‘Come and See DCU’ Day, especially for students sitting school leaving examinations this summer, and for their parents. You can look around campus, check out the student accommodation and meet academic staff who will be on hand to answer any questions about the courses,” said Markus.

The event takes place between 10am and 4pm.

For more information or to book contact the DCU Schools Liaison team on 01-700 5530 or 01 700 8510 or email studenthelp@dcu.ie.