Derry’s Emma wins scholarship to USA

From left - Teresa Ryan (Magherafelt), Grace Mckenna (Draperstown) and Emma Cartin (Derry) have been selected to take part in the British Council's prestigious Study USA programme, where they will spend a year studying business in the USA.
From left - Teresa Ryan (Magherafelt), Grace Mckenna (Draperstown) and Emma Cartin (Derry) have been selected to take part in the British Council's prestigious Study USA programme, where they will spend a year studying business in the USA.

A Derry student is set to jet off to study business at a college in the USA.

Emma Cartin (21), who is currently studying Mathematics at the University of Ulster, is heading to Randolph-Macon College, Virginia, after being selected to take part in British Council’s prestigious Study USA programme.

She will be joined by 54 other students from across Northern Ireland on the scholarship programme, which enables students to study business and management for a year in American colleges, across 34 States. Through the initiative, it is hoped they will gain valuable international experience and business knowledge, helping to develop their career prospects when they return to Northern Ireland.

Since its formation in 1994, the initiative has sent over 1800 students from Northern Ireland to all four corners of the United States where they have successfully completed a year studying business at one of 140 institutions. Last year the programme celebrated its 20th anniversary at Titanic Belfast, with graduates, alumni and employers all gathering to mark its success.

David Alderdice, Director of British Council Northern Ireland, said: “While in the US, the students will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in their field and their future employability will be enhanced through internships, Ambassadorial presentations, and volunteer work in a really international context. Most importantly, our students will build links that will last a lifetime.