In April 2018, Queen’s University Belfast celebrated the achievements of its students who had been awarded scholarships and prizes over the 2017-18 academic year. This special event, which was supported by the Queen's Annual Fund, was arranged to recognise the recipients of the 13 awards within the remit of the University’s Scholarships and Awards Group which conferred awards to 106 students during 2017-18.
The awards within the Group’s remit, include scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The scholarships range from undergraduate entrance scholarships to prizes for trainee teachers and include travel scholarships to enhance and further students’ education in their chosen field of study as well as those for travel to broaden personal development and leadership. Others include postgraduate scholarships for outstanding achievement.
The event included benefactors and students’ personal guests, and provided a welcome opportunity for benefactors to meet recipients and hear the students’ personal experiences of how they had benefited from the awards, and the impact of the students’ projects.
Activities included in these scholarship projects included conservation activities in Jersey and Puerto Rico, animal welfare in Romania and Costa Rica, working with Syrian refugees in the Lebanon, working on outreach programmes for vulnerable women and children in Africa and China and medical projects in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Africa.