Education in Ireland held Virtual Q & A supported on Twitter

India, June 11, 2014: Education in Ireland, the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Ireland's Higher Education Sector in world markets, held a Virtual Q & A on Twitter from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. It was a huge success as parents and students in large numbers interacted on twitter and explored the various options and opportunities of pursuing higher education in Ireland.

The tweet up saw a great participation by the youth and 100+ aspirant students on Tuesday. Students had an opportunity to interact extensively with representatives from 15 coveted Institutes based in Ireland. Until date the students had to await the physical travelling fair to visit their city in order to interact with the institutes. Ireland, true to their innovative & tech savvy environment, has engaged an interactive platform such as Twitter. This has not only helped them reach their audience in a real time but also showcase the contemporary formats in which Education in Ireland regularly interacts with their audiences.

100+ aspiring students participate in EI Tweet-up

The participants learnt about the various courses offered by the Institutes and study options best for the Indian students availed in Ireland via a discussion with the participating Institutes. The tweet-up also provided comprehensive information on various programmes of study and scholarships for eligible students.

100+ aspiring students participate in EI Tweet-up

On this occasion James Mackrill, Regional Manager for India explained the success of the hosted tweet-up saying, "Ireland as we all know has tremendous capabilities in software building and we are leveraging our expertise to create a new digital asset for Irish institutions in our endeavour to create more opportunities for them to directly engage with Indian students."

100+ aspiring students participate in EI Tweet-up

Lucia Reynolds, the force behind Ireland's Facebook page for India with a million 'likes' and also this Tweet-up says, "Indian students are extremely tech savvy and really engaged with our Facebook page and Twitter account and we wanted to give them a platform during the summer season to talk to Irish institutions as they evaluate their options."

100+ aspiring students participate in EI Tweet-up

The prominent Institutions that participated in the education fair included, Cork Institute of Technology, Dublin Business School, Dublin City University, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Limerick Institute of Technology, University College of Dublin, University of Cork, University of Limerick, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin Institute of Technology, National University of Ireland Galway, National University of Ireland Maynoot, Waterford Institute of Technology, National College of on Ireland and Shannon College of Hotel Management.

About Enterprise Ireland:
Enterprise Ireland is the government organization responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales on global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.
Enterprise Ireland is responsible for the Education in Ireland brand which promote the international marketing and promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions. We are responsible for promoting, developing and branding Ireland's international higher education offering.

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