Bursary allows Tipperary student complete work placement in New Zealand

Local correspondent


Local correspondent

Tipperary student to complete work placement in New Zealand

Dr. Siobhán Walsh, work placement coordinator, Roisin Horan, Denise Stuart, Arvum, and Dr. Michael Breen, lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Life Sciences at WIT, at the bursary presentation.

A Tipperary agricultural science student received a bursary that is allowing her to complete her work placement in New Zealand. 

The chance of a lifetime was awarded to Drangan's Roisin Horan, daughter of Bernard and Joan Horan, who departed for Christchurch on January 9 with her friends. 

Third year BSc (Hons) student Roisin is studying Agriculture and Agricultural Science at Waterford Institute of Technology. She was awarded the travel bursary by  ASA, WIT, Arvum and Glanbia.

"I am eager to experience and appreciate the hard work and management involved in efficiently operating at the large scale New Zealand is renowned for,” she said. 

Prospective students interested in following in Roisin's footsteps can find out more at WIT’s two open days at its new €20m WIT Arena. The Schools’ Open Day takes place on Friday 20 January. 

The #StudyatWIT Open Day is suited to all applicants from those interested in postgraduate and part-time study to mature applicants, parents and traditional CAO applicants and takes place on Saturday 21 January.