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    UCD President’s Awards for Excellence in Student Activities

    UCD President’s Awards for Excellence in Student Activities

    Each year the UCD President’s Award for Excellence in Student Activities provides recognition for those students who excel in extracurricular activities of a kind that make UCD an exciting, interesting, dynamic and humane place to live, study and work. The ceremony takes place as an integral part of the University Awards Ceremony, held in O’Reilly Hall in March of each year.


    Recipients of awards, typically, are heavily engaged in service to UCD societies, clubs or the Students’ Union, are involved in support services for fellow students or have excelled in competitive activity in the University or in inter-varsity events. To date 279 students have had their efforts recognised at the awards.


    The objective of the UCD President’s Awards scheme has been to give recognition to the efforts of students in areas of University life other than the academic, particularly where those efforts provide the leadership, commitment and energy which help to turn UCD into a lively, engaged university community.


    We would like to think that most members of our student body would have made some contribution to others in their time in College. However, these awards winners have been so outstanding in this regard that they have been selected from among a large number to be publicly acknowledged.

    Dr Art Cosgrove, President: 1994-2004


    Staff and students at UCD are invited to nominate candidates for the award via this link:

    Deadline For Nominations: Tuesday, 6th of February, 2018!

    Past Award recipients: 2017,  2016,  2015,  2014,  2013,  2012,  2011,  2010,  2009,  2008,  2007,  2006,  2005,  2004,  2003,  2002,  2001,  2000,  1999,  1998,  1997,  1996,  1995,  1994,  1993

    Established during the 1993 academic term, the UCD Societies Council has a current membership of over 80 recognised student societies, and is responsible for the allocation of funding and grants to each student society, providing support and assistance to the officers of each student society in carrying out their duties, and oversight of all student society activities. Student interests are represented throughout the University’s various structures by the officers of the Societies Council, namely the Chair.

    For more information on UCD Societies Council visit