This blog is driven by content created by our UL International Ambassadors. Here you will find profiles of all our current ambassadors.
Meet Our Student Ambassadors!
At a glance
Emad Heydari, Iran
Salam, Chetori?! That’s ‘Hi, how are you?’ in Farsi, which is the language we speak in Iran, in case you didn’t know. 😉 My name is Emad and I’m Iranian/Persian. I study Master of Interactive Media at UL. I have a background in business development, teaching, translation and video post-production. Well I know it either sounds like I know a lot of things or I often jump ship but the truth is, my main goal has been to find what it is that I’m supposed to do and in order to get there, I moved away from home 1 day before I turned 18 and ever since I’ve been living in different countries and challenging myself by trying new things as often as I can. So far I’ve lived in 5 countries and travelled to 17 countries and even though “the sky is blue everywhere”, the way you feel about yourself can be quite different and the experiences you go through are wonderful and quite unique so of-course my first advice for you would be to LEAVE HOME as early as you can… I am sure whichever country you go to, you will end up learning many things about yourself, life and what motivates you and you will have unforgettable memories and some priceless life lessons. The main reason that I’ve joined the UL’s Student Ambassadors Programme is because I want to make sure my 1-year at UL would be much more fun and interesting than learning and studying about human-cantered design and computer science, which, I must say, is both fascinating and challenging course to study. On the other hand, I am also passionate about snowboarding, psychological thriller films, deep discussions, cooking and traveling. I hope sharing about my experiences, as UL ambassador will push you to put yourself out there and try new things on your own. One step at a time.
Ifunanya Nwaudoh, Nigeria
Well, hello there ;). I am Ifunanya but everyone calls me Fiffy. I am a Nigerian and I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Peace and Development Studies. Might I say that this is unchartered territory for me. However, before I proceed let me just say that IRELAND IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY! Yes, I said it and I am screaming with excitement! I love travelling and exploring new places, different people and different culture and to get that full-on experience, Ireland is the place!! My experience at the University of Limerick (UL) has been really amazing so far. When it comes to academic work it’s like all the gears are in sync and the cylinders are fired up! UL has an awesome academic environment and the library is remarkable you’d find yourself geeking out on a daily basis. Don’t even get me started with the extra-curricular activities and volunteering opportunities. The clubs and societies exposes you to hobbies, passions and interests you did not even know you had. It gets so overwhelming you may not be able to keep up.
If you are trying to make a decision, just know that UL is the place for you if you want to get involved, follow your passion and express yourself artistically!
Ooops! This was supposed to be about me but oh well, there you have it! Cheers!
Michael Atta Ateji, Nigeria
Hello everyone, my name is Michael Atta Ateji and I’m from Nigeria. I am currently enrolled as a Masters student in Computer and Communications Systems Engineering. I love traveling to places, meeting new people and cycling. Being a football enthusiast, I am a member of the Soccer Club. My experience in UL and Ireland has been great and amazing so far and I look forward to sharing them with you.
Jevita Cutinha, India
Hi, my name is Jevita Cutinha and I am from Karnataka India. Currently I am a postgraduate student pursuing my masters in nursing studies. My passion includes exploring new places, reading novels especially by J.K Rowling and Harry porter is my all time favorite, and I am madly in love with music. I love socializing and meeting new people from different countries and from different cultural background. Studying in University of Limerick is the best decision I have ever made in my life and each day brings new experience. I am excited to explore all Ireland has to offer and presently I am living my dream this. I am looking forward whole heartedly to share my live experience with you.
Mohd Azrul Arief Mohd Azml, Malasysia
Hi Everyone! My name is Arief and I’m from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I’m a first year of the two years Advanced Entry Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering, majoring in Engineering. I’ll be studying here in the UL as an undergraduate student.
Studying in Ireland is a fantastic adventure. UL offers many great courses. This university is very beautiful and unique campus, surrounding with many international students to socialize with. Every day is happening day especially in the courtyard which located at the student centre, and Tuesday is Farmers Market day. One of the reasons I choose Ireland as the best place to study because I want to feel the four seasons as my country doesn’t have that. Second is Ireland is one of the best higher education rankings. The third is natural beauty. You will see a lot of green scenery.
I’d definitely describe myself as a lone ranger struggling to adjust my life as I am first time being in Ireland. Then, I make new friends around the globe and this makes me feel at home. My housemates come from various countries such as Spain, France, South Africa, the USA and China; and my classmates such as Syria, Poland, Scotland, India, and others. In summary, I will conclude that this country is peaceful, safest and friendly. Feel free to follow and shoot me a message on Instagram @arief_azaraz .