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Liberal Arts at St Mary's

As a final year student, Conor was on placement with Concern Worldwide, under the guidance of Ms Mariclare Gallagher, Fund Raising Officer. When asked to comment on placement students from St Mary’s over the years Mariclare said:

"We have been taking placement students from St Mary’s University College for over four years and we always welcome the flexible, can-do attitude the students bring with them. The Belfast fundraising department is a busy place and we need students who are responsible, pro-active, quick learners who are willing to get stuck in. We have had fantastic students join our team for their placements and they have all brought their own ideas and enthusiasm to planning and delivering events, researching competitors and looking for the next great idea in fundraising."photograph

For more than 40 years, Concern Worldwide has been dedicated to reducing suffering and fighting hunger and poverty. Today, the work of this organisation is needed more than ever. Concern Worldwide works with the poorest people in the poorest countries of the world to enable them to transform their lives. A group of determined people started the organisation in response to appeals for help from war-torn Biafra in 1968. Concern Worldwide is supported by generous donors and it also receives money from governments and other partners. The organisation is controlled and regulated by its members and the council of Concern Worldwide is elected from the membership annually. From the overall budget, 88% is spent on relief and development with the remainder being allocated to fundraising, education and governance. More information on the organisation is available at www.concern.net.

1. Placement Experience

2. Personal Knowledge & Experience Gained – the student’s view

3. After Graduating from St Mary’s- WHERE ARE THEY NOW?