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UCD International Student of the Year 2012/2013 Award Ceremony

01/03/2013

On Friday, 1st of March the inaugural UCD International Student of the Year Award Ceremony was held in the UCD Global Lounge, in the UCD Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre. The UCD Global Lounge is the first dedicated space for international students on an Irish campus and provides state of the art facilities coupled with a unique and innovative venue experience.

The UCD International Student of the Year Award seeks to recognise current students and celebrate the outstanding contribution these individuals have made to internationalisation at UCD.

Candidates for the UCD International Student of the Year Award were nominated by students and staff and were assessed by a panelon the basis of the criteria outlined below:

  • Evidence that the candidate is a global citizen and that they have inspired others to appreciate the concept of internationalisation and global citizenship
  • Evidence that the candidate has made exemplary contributions to further international understanding in UCD. This could consist of academic research, interactions with fellow students and/or staff, extra-curricular activities (e.g. Sports & Societies), and/or community involvement abroad or in Ireland

The panel included: Professor Bairbre Redmond (Chair), Deputy Registrar for Teaching and Learning; Professor Alan Baird, UCD School of Veterinary Medicine; Ms Shauna Hughes, International Student Activities Coordinator; Ms Rachel Breslin, President UCD Students’ Union; and Mr Dominic Martella, External Communication and Media Relations.

The awards were presented by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn T.D. , to three students at the event in the UCD Global Lounge: 


International Student of the Year Award  2012/2013 Winners 

Winners of International Student of the Year Award: Lyndsay Baker (Ireland) studying Commerce and Chinese Studies at UCD; Ying Ying Thum (Malaysia) studying Medicine at UCD; and Benedikt Minke (Germany) completing a PhD in Systems Biology at UCD
 

"Through this award we celebrate the equalisation and respect of different cultures and traditions,” said Minister Quinn.

International Student of the Year Award  2012/2013 Ceremony 

Pictured at the Award Ceremony: Lyndsay Baker (Ireland); Ruairi Quinn TD, Minister for Education; Dr Hugh Brady, President of UCD; Ying Ying Thum (Malaysia) studying Medicine at UCD; and Benedikt Minke (Germany) completing a PhD in Systems Biology at UCD