The President’s Awards recognise that the university experience has many facets and they reward student achievement and performance in a variety of areas: exceptional contribution to college life, volunteering or achievement against adversity. They recognise students who excel in extracurricular activities of a kind that make UCD an exciting, interesting and dynamic place to live study and work.
Any current UCD student can be nominated for a President’s Award, and nominations can be made by UCD staff and students. A selection committee determines from the list of nominated students those students to receive the President’s Award. Typically 15 students are selected each year for the President’s Award.
Previous recipients include Leinster and Ireland rugby player Rob Kearney and journalist and cystic fibrosis rights campainer, Orla Tinsley.