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AHSS student volunteers awarded at annual University of Limerick President’s Volunteer Award (PVA)


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 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:

Ajibola Abiodun
Ahmet Tunc
Ailbhe Guilford
Aisling Lyons
Alan Wallace
Alison English
Ana Camillo
Annette Murphy
Aoife Noonan
Calvin Shine
Catherine Mann
Charlotte Mullowney
Chelsea Glockner
Chroistoir Hasty
Ciara Gimblett
Ciara Downes
Ciaran O’Sullivan
Ciaran Harty
Claire Leo
Claire O’Brien
Conor Madigan
Daniel Donoghue
Daniel Lynch
Darren Faul
Dean Lillis
Declan Mills
Deirdre Higgins
Derval Cleary
Eada King D’alessandro
Eibhlís Moriarty
Elaine Holmes
Emily Jean O’Connell
Emma Flores
En En Chang
Eugene Donnelly
Fiana NiChonaill
Fiona Madelaine Grimes
Friederike Bärtling
Grainne McCarthy
Hannah Knittle
Hazel O’Connor
Helen McDermott
Henrik Sell
Jenna May Clune
Jennifer Schaeffer
John Dennehy
John Agbeko Nutekpor
Joshua O’Regan
Julieanne Cawley
Kaitlynn McShea
Katelyn Piepmeier
Kathrin Mobius
Katy Rea
Kayley Hardiman
Laura Vogl
Liam Needham
Louise Kennedy
Louise Holian
Lynda Ganly
Mairead O’Regan
Maoilíosa Ní Loideáin
Margaret Cusack
Maria Lane
María Caracuel Ponce
Marion Lynch
Marisa Kennedy
Mary Kelly
Mary Ellen O’Keefe
Michelle Mortell
Nafissa Yabre
Naoimh Howe
Niamh O’Doherty
Nicole Ryan
Nicole Meagher
Onyekachi Anyalechi
Orlaith Fitzgerald
Rachel Jones
Rachel West
Roisin Dufffy
Roisin O’Donoghue
Roisin Leo
Ronan Buckley
Sarah Talty
Shane Quille
Shannon Sweeney
Shannon Farrell
Simran Kapur
Sinead Doran
Siobhan Golden
Stephanie Marie Anderson
Susan Coleman
Tamara Doyle
Theresa Hughes
Thomas Etherington
Tolulope Oba-Fabunmi
Yash Sanghvi
Zara Murphy
Zara Harnett

Full news story of the PVA Ceremony:

Photos: Oisin McHugh, True Media

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