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    UCD President’s Award for Excellence in Student Activities 2016

    UCD President’s Awards Recipients 2016

    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.




    Ronan Burke is honoured for his work in having established and led the Irish Student Consultancy Group which provides professional advice to enterprises outside the university.

    Alison Coyne has been a tireless participant in the work of the Musical Society and has worked both in front and behind the footlights.

    Sarah Egan has worked for her medical colleagues through the Medical Society but has also contributed greatly to the work of the Musical Society.

    Maria Goggins provides a great example of the contributions made by our international student community in her tireless work for the Medical Society.

    Ciarán Kelly is a leader in the huge work done for charitable causes in Dublin through his auditorship of the UCD branch of Vincent de Paul.

    Gráinne Loughran is honoured for her work in campus journalism as Editor of the University Observer and as a winner of the national Journalist of the Year award.

    Niall Mac Dhonnagáin has been involved fruitfully with many groups on campus including his auditorship of the Psychology Society and his work as mental health co-ordinator with the Students’ Union.

    Sean Mac Dhonnagáin is a graduate student who continues his work for the Dramatic Society in Production Management and Design where his work has been recognised at a national level.

    Ciarán Murphy has played a stellar role in the work of the Dramatic and Musical Societies but has reserved his best energies for his role as auditor of the Dance Society.

    Samantha O’Brien-O’Reilly has been a leading light in the Law Society and the L&H and has won distinction representing UCD in a number of international debating arenas.

    Dheeraj Singh Rathore is pursuing a doctoral degree in agricultural research and has acted as a successful leader in this specialist research community.

    Katherine Stevens is yet another student who has shown amazing commitment to the work of the Musical Society both as producer and performer and, this year as auditor of the society which is one of the most prestigious and hard-working on campus.


    Article posted April 21, 2016

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