Congratulations to all AHSS Students who were recognised for their voluntary work during the last academic year at the annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony this week.
A total of 435 University of Limerick students, the highest number to date, were honoured at the ceremony, held on campus on September 19th. 98 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students were awarded, with over 5600 hours of voluntary work across a range of civic and charitable organisations during the last academic year.
Since the programme started, UL students have dedicated more than 120,000 hours to volunteering in the city, the region and across the country. Dr Des Fitzgerald, University of Limerick President said:
“The value of giving something back to society is a strong ethos at UL and we are a leader in encouraging and recognising the volunteer efforts of students. We are the only Higher Education Institution in the country to structure student volunteering so that the significant contribution students make to our communities is recognised and acknowledged on their transcripts. Increasing the voluntary activity of our students is a vital part of achieving ULs civic engagement goals. The selfless act of volunteering, concern for others and a sense of community is what makes the world a better place, and we will continue to foster this attitude at UL.”
The unique national Higher Education Institutions student volunteer management system www.studentvolunteer.ie now in operation for two years has seen the number of higher education student volunteers grow across Ireland.
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences students awarded this year:
Eada King D’alessandro
Emily Jean O’Connell
|En En Chang
Fiona Madelaine Grimes
Jenna May Clune
John Agbeko Nutekpor
Maoilíosa Ní Loideáin
María Caracuel Ponce
Mary Ellen O’Keefe
Stephanie Marie Anderson
Full news story of the PVA Ceremony: www.ul.ie/news-centre/news/435-student-volunteers-honoured-by-ul-president/
Photos: Oisin McHugh, True Media