3rd Annual President's Volunteer Award Ceremony,University of Limerick

University of Limerick Celebrates its Student Volunteers

Student Community Commitment Alive and Kicking in Co. Limerick

This Wednesday over 150 University of Limerick student volunteers will be recognised and rewarded for their commitment to community development by the President of University of Limerick, Professor Don Barry. Putting us all to shame, this year's student body clocked up a staggering 10,500 volunteering hours with 65 local, regional, national and international communities. This brings the total number of President Volunteer Award recipients, since it began in 2011, to 365.

Some 16 international students will all receive the International Plassey Award, illustrating that you don't have to be a local to get involved and give back to your community; and one very special student will receive the Outstanding Presidents Volunteer Award.

University of Limerick is delighted to welcome inspiring guest speaker, John Lonergan, Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, to address the gathering.

Attendees at the ceremony will be shown four case study videos highlighting these volunteers in action

  • Clodagh Green, 2nd year Science and Engineer Student with the Limerick Learning Hub - Maths Hub
  • Michele Roys, 1st year Kemmy Business - Student Led Engagement, Adopt a Grandparent, Limericks Nursing Homes
  • Martin Mroue, 2nd year Graduate Medical School Student - UL Roof Top Garden
  • Alex Brigdale, 4th year Arts & Humanities mature Student - Fergus Currach Club

The 2013 Ceremony will be hosted by two students - Eileen Conroy -1st year Arts and Humanities and Daniel Mortell PhD student Science and Engineering.