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Congrats to UCC’s newest international graduates!

L to R: Dr. Tim Walsh, Brennan Walsh, BA, Meredith Walsh, Terri Eaton

Congratulations to all of UCC’s newest graduates as they don their gowns and accept their diplomas on the week that UCC rose once again in the latest QS World University Rankings. Graduates hail from all across Ireland, Europe and beyond including China, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sudan, and the United States. Tim and Meredith Walsh travelled from Providence, Rhode Island, to see their son Brennan graduate with a BA (Honours) Degree. Tim described his feelings on the happy occasion: “I am so proud of Brennan accomplishing what he did here at UCC and really making a life for himself and developing intellectually – being all that he can be, as a result of UCC!” Tim added: “I’m also delighted to learn that my son has graduated from the only Five Star University in Ireland!”

Like Brennan Walsh, more and more students from overseas are opting to study at UCC and the university currently hosts more than 2,800 international students of over 100 different nationalities. Two of the most significant factors that attract American students to take their full-degree at UCC are quality and value. Whereas an undergraduate degree programme in the Arts and Humanities will take at least four years at an American university, a UCC student can complete both a BA and a Master’s degree in the same time, giving them a competitive advantage in today’s contracting labour market. The Walsh family from Rhode Island agree and Brennan will remain on at UCC for one more year. As he commented yesterday before disappearing in a throng of excited young people, Brennan said: “I feel great; I’m really looking forward to moving on and beginning my MA in Film Studies at UCC.”

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