Student Achiement Awards Gala Dinner

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The Student Achievement Awards, now in its fifth year, is the annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community. The awards will take place on the 19th of April, 2018 at 18.30.

 

SAAI Shortlists & Winners

Activist of the Year 
  • Niamh Grennan, IADTSU
  • Rachel Powell, QUBSU
  • Aoife Delaney, UCCSU
  • Kelly Doherty, UCCSU
  • Mairead Gallagher, ITTDSU

Winner: Rachel Powell, QUBSU

 

Class Rep of the Year

  • Katie Deegan, Maynooth Students’ Union
  • Nicola Dineen, UCC Students’ Union
  • Barbara Marzario, UCC Students’ Union

Winner: Katie Deegan, Maynooth Students’ Union

 

Charity Champions
  • UCC Surgeon Noonan Society
  • Evin Hughes, DIT Students’ Union
  • UCC Friends of MSF

Winner: UCC Surgeon Noonan Society

 

Education Campaign of the Year

  • Student Voice Conference, UUSU
  • Upskill Week, Maynooth Students’ Union
  • Disable the Label, QUBSU

Winner: Disable the Label, QUBSU

 

Environmental Activism of the Year

  • Sustainable Living Society, DCUSU
  • Mireia Guardino-Ferran, Maynooth SU
  • Asha Woodhouse, UCCSU

Winner: Sustainable Living Society, DCUSU

 

Equality Campaign of the Year

  • Beyond the Binaries: QUBSU Trans Students’ Week
  • Direct Provision and Refugees Campaign, UCC STAR Society
  • Women Empowerment Week, UUSU

Winner: Direct Provision and Refugees Campaign, UCC STAR Society

 

Feachtas Gaeilge na Bliana

  • Dúlra Ní Áinle, Aontas na Mac Léinn, Má Nuad
  • James Cotter, Aontas na Mac Léinn, Coláiste na Tríonóide
  • Ola Majekodumni, IADTSU

Winner: James Cotter, Aontas na Mac Léinn, Coláiste na Tríonóid

 

International Student of the Year
  • Nargis Dewji, NUIGSU
  • Esther Kleise, DITSU
  • Andrea Visentin, UCCSU

Winner: Nargis Dewji, NUIGSU

 

Mature Student of the Year

  • Róisín Mullen, Maynooth SU
  • Hazel Doran, DITSU
  • Nikki Murphy, DITSU

Winner: Nikki Murphy, DITSU

 

Outstanding Contribution to Student Life

  • WIT Students‘ Union
  • NUIG DramSoc
  • UCC LGBT* Society

Winner: WIT Students‘ Union

 

Outstanding Contribution to Student Media

Winner: Dominic McGrath from University Times, TCDSU
 
Outstanding Mental Health Activism
  • Ulster University Students’ Union
  • Podge Henry, DCUSU
  • Ciarán Freeman, DITSU

Winner: Ciarán Freeman, DITSU

 

Part-Time Officer of the Year

  • Ruth Sweeney, NUIGSU
  • Clare Austick, NUIGSU
  • Kevin Boushel, Maynooth SU

Winner: Clare Austick, NUIGSU

 

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Chris McCallum, QUBSU
  • Joshua McKee, TCDSU
  • Edel Browne, NUIGSU

Winner: Edel Browne, NUIGSU

 

Student Leader of the Year

  • Alice Macpherson, TCDSU
  • Aoife Duff, ITCSU
  • Rachel Powell, QUBSU
  • Cameron Keighron, NUIGSU
  • Kevin Keane, TCDSU

Winner: Kevin Keane, TCDSU

 

Student Media Outlet of the Year

  • Queen’s Radio, QUBSU
  • The University Times, TCDSU
  • DITSUtv, DITSU

Winner: The University Times, TCDSU

 

Welfare Campaign of the Year

  • Know the Score, UUSU
  • Be Sound Be Well, DITSU
  • SHAG Week, NUIGSU

Winner: SHAG Week, NUIGSU

 

 

Student Leader of the Year

Part-Time Officer of the Year

International Student of the Year

Equality Campaign of the Year

Welfare Campaign of the Year

Education Campaign of the Year

Outstanding Mental Health Activism

Mature Student of the Year

Class Representative of the Year

Feachtas Gaeilge na Bliana

Activist of the Year

Environmental Activism of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Student Media Outlet of the Year

Outstanding Contribution to Student Media

Outstanding Contribution to Student Life

Charity Champions of the Year

Environmental Activism of the Year

 

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

The Student Achievement Awards, now in its fifth year, is the annual opportunity for the Student Movement in Ireland to recognise the contribution of students to the life of Ireland and the student community. The awards ceremony will be held in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin on the 19th of April 2018.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is strictly 5pm on Friday 16th March. Nomination forms will be closed at this point and no late nominations will be accepted. There is NO cost of entry.

Prospective nominees may nominate themselves. All nominees must be registered students for the academic year 2017/18 and must be members of a USI-affiliated Students’ Union.

Word Limit for Description of Activities/Campaigns: There is a word limit for each section of the nomination forms. This is to ensure that our judges have a balanced workload. Exceeding the word count will ensure that the application is not considered.

NOTE: As stated in the descriptions of the categories relating to Student Media, a description of the relevant submitted materials is not necessary. The Student Media Outlet of the Year Award will be judged solely on the quality of the submitted materials. Only the budget available is required. This will be taken into consideration when comparing materials from organisations that have varying resources available to them.

The Award for Contribution to Student Media will also be judged on the materials submitted, although there is also an opportunity to submit a supporting 250 words about the contribution of the individual nominee.

Supporting Materials: Extra materials may be submitted as part of a nomination entry. These can include, for example: photos, electronic copies of campaign or activity-related materials, a report on the social media reach of the activities, links to videos or audio recordings relating to the activities etc. These extra materials must be emailed to awards@usi.ie.

Posting materials relating to the Student Media categories: As stated in the descriptions for these categories, if you wish to you may send the relevant materials to USI’s postal address with a note clearly indicating which application the materials are supporting.

USI’s postal address: SAAI, Union of Students in Ireland (USI), Portview House, Thorncastle Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4.