NUI Galway student Róisín Farragher will feature in a new five-part series ‘My Uni Life’, which begins on Friday evening on RTÉ One.
Filmed over the past 12 months, the series gives an insight into the lives of seven students across the country who have a unique journey to a university education, as they navigate through personal challenges and the pandemic.
“I hope that people watching the documentary will feel motivated,” said the doctoral student, who had a difficult childhood and was the first from her family to attend university.
“I hope that when they watch it, they see me, but do not pity me. Rather they think about pushing themselves further and challenging themselves.”
Róisín said she hopes that people take every opportunity offered to them and never let a horrible or tough childhood or any other challenges stand in their way.
“I hope they see that they have a right to everything good that comes to them and so they take those opportunities and be grateful,” she said.
Beginning on Friday, 6 November, at 7.30pm, the series will run for five weeks on RTÉ One featuring seven different students and their own personal journeys to higher education.