Galway students scoop awards at USI Student Achievement Awards

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NUI Galway students scooped four awards at the recent Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2018.

The annual Student Achievement Awards Ireland is an opportunity for the student movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community.

Bachelor of Science student Clare Austick from Galway City was awarded the Part-Time Officer of the Year Award; Bachelor of Commerce student Nargis Dewji from Tanzania won International Student of the Year; while Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology student Edel Browne from Athenry, Co. Galway, was presented with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

NUI Galway Students’ Union was presented with the Welfare Campaign of the Year with their sexual health and guidance campaign.

Congratulating the students, NUI Galway President, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, said: “University offers students a wonderful opportunity to try new things and develop their potential.

“Each of the NUI Galway winners of the USI Student Achievement Awards has demonstrated this to the full.

“They have shown a tremendous commitment to helping their fellow students, becoming respected student leaders and have benefitted by gaining confidence and life experience which will enrich their future careers.

“I extend warmest congratulations to each of the Awardees and I commend them for the way that they have used the opportunity which the student experience provides in order to help others.”