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Nursing Student Favour Ochonma winner at the MyEU50 Third Level competition

Friday, 5 May, 2023

News Item Favour MyEU winner

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems were delighted to see final year nursing student Favour Ochonma awarded the winner for the 2023 MyEU50 Third Level Competition in a special ceremony on Friday 28th April 2023. Favour was presented with her award by Tánaiste Micheál Martin.

Favour from Co Meath emerged as the winner for her speech titled ‘From Hope to Prosperity: Celebrating the EU’s 50-Year Impact on Ireland and Beyond’. Favour describes herself as a young woman who was born in Ireland to immigrant parents who found a new home in the European Union.

The Tánaiste said:

“The MyEU50 youth competition gave students an opportunity to think about what being an EU citizen means to them. The creativity, experience, and opinions expressed by the students showed their appreciation of Ireland’s 50-year-old membership of the EU.

“An important objective of the competition has been to recognise young people’s voices and to interact with them about topics related to the European Union that are most important to them.

“The knowledge, self-assurance, and capacity of today's young people to influence change may surpass those of any preceding generation. Young people can make contributions to the dialogues taking place right now that will shape their future. Let us continue to work and push for progress and make the next 50 years as successful as the last.”

In a special note to the School, Favour stated "I am incredibly grateful for the support and guidance I have received from all of you throughout my academic journey. I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the pivotal role you and my nursing degree have played in my success...  My success in the competition is a testament to the high-quality education and opportunities provided by our institution. It highlights the excellence of our faculty and staff, and I am excited to bring this achievement back to our university."

Speaking about her Programme Director and Personal Tutor, Favour stated "...their guidance and encouragement have been instrumental in shaping me into the person I am today, and I am fortunate to have had their support throughout my degree."

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Well done and congratulations again Favour!

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