Trinity Students Take Home Seven Student Achievement Awards
May 09, 2014
Students from Trinity were presented with the most awards for their contributions to student life and activism over the past academic year
Trinity students have been presented with seven awards at the Student Achievement Awards Ireland (SAAI) 2014. The awards ceremony, hosted by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in Dublin Castle, recognised the achievements of third-level students in Ireland for the benefit of their college, community and country.
Trinity students were nominated in 17 categories for their contributions to student life out of a possible 24 and took home seven awards.
Among the recipients was SS Social Science student Mark Walsh who received the award for Class Representative of the Year, who was also awarded Class Representative of the Year for Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) at their last Council. In addition, SS Law and Business student Shauna Watson was awarded Student Union Part-Time Officer of the Year for her work organising TCDSU campaigns and as a student activist.
Garry, TCDSU Welfare Officer, receiving the award for Mental Health Campaign of
the Year 'TCDtalks' from Youth Engagement Officer for Headstrong, James Barry
Other awards included Charity Event of the Year which went to SS Law student Jack Cantillon and 4th year Medicine student Claire Cullen for Jailbreak14. The University Times took home Publication of the Year and SF Psychology student Aisling Curtis won Journalist of the Year for her articles published in The University Times.
For campaigns TCDSU’s year long Welfare campaign TCDtalks was the winner of the Mental Health Campaign of the Year, awarded by the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, Headstrong. Irish Language campaign of the Year went to An Cumann Gealach for their outstanding efforts to promote Irish language across campus.
President Michael D Higgins attended SAAI 2014 to present his Ethics Award. By holding SAAI 2014, USI wishes to promote remarkable contributions of students across campuses, their dedication to volunteering and campaigning, and also recognise the creative skills of individual students. Awards were given across categories relating to students’ union campaigns, political activism, broadcast and print media, online media and community engagement.
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