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    UCD President’s Award for Excellence in Student Activities 2014

    UCD President’s Awards Recipients 2014

    Gach bliain tugann Dámhachtainí an Uachtaráin aitheantas do na mic léinn sin a bhaineann an scoth amach in imeachtaí seach-churaclaim, imeachtaí a chinntíonn gur áit spleodrach, shuimiúil, dhinimiciúil agus dhaonnúil é UCD le cónaí ann agus le hobair agus staidéar ann chomh maith. Iarrtar ar fhoireann agus ar mhic léinn UCD iarrthóirí a ainmniú le haghaidh na ndámhachtainí sin.

    The President’s Awards each year provide 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. Staff and students at UCD are invited to nominate candidates for these awards.



    Sam Blanckensee is a Veterinary Nursing student who has been an outstanding advocate for the rights of transgender students inside and outside the UCD community.

    Maryanne Doyle BSc (2014) has been the back-bone of the Canoe Club in UCD over a period of five years, both as organiser, trainer and participant in the popular sport.

    Rachel Duffy is one of the key figures in the life of student societies in UCD, both as auditor of the Law Society in this important year in the life of the Law School, but also as an active member of the committees, which regulate society activity on campus.

    Damien Farrelly BE (2008) PhD (2013) is a PhD student who has been a key member of the GAA clubs both as manager, advisor, organiser, academic mentor and player during his time in UCD.

    Devin Finneran is an Ag Science student who has excelled as a Students’ Union representative for Ag and Vet students and has been heavily involved in such diverse activities as the UCD Fashion Show, the Relay for Life event and the UCD Ball.

    Patrick Fitzgerald BCL (2014) has shown great leadership in his leading role in the Student Legal Society, which provides legal advice to individual students, and in his involvement in the Law Review.

    Elizabeth Gray MVB (2014) has been the voice of the students in the School of Veterinary Medicine over an extended period, both in organising social events and in working with the academic staff of the school.

    David Healy has been best known as an excellent auditor of the LGBT Society, but he has also demonstrated his contribution to campus life as a member of the L&H debating society and the UCD Boat Club.

    Claire Mc Gettrick is a Social Studies student who has made use of her studies as one of the main organisers of the national Justice for Magdalenes group and the Adoption Rights Alliance.

    Aonghus Ó Briain BA (2014) has been a whirlwind of energy in the College of Arts with an involvement in, among other activities, peer mentoring, producing a Guide to Arts book for incoming Arts students, the Please Talk campaign, a Be Positive Day, and a series of coffee mornings.

    Satnam Surae is a Science PhD student whose contributions range from his work with the International Students’ Society and the establishment of a Tag Rigby team, to his involvement in the organisation of a symposium on Computational Biology.


    Article posted April 21, 2014

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