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 inter-varsity events. To date, approximately 300 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, mainly 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
A huge congratulations to all the winners of the UCD President’s Award for Excellence in Student Activities 2019!