NUI Galway Awards Business Certificate to 260 Junior Certificate Students

Pictured at the NUI Galway/BSTAI Junior Cert Business Studies Awards Ceremony were (back row, l-r): Jennie Harrington, President of the BSTAI; Gerard Hunt and Niall O'Donnell, St. Attracta’s Community School, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo; Ciaran O’Neill, Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway; and Gary Conway, St. Attracta’s Community School. Front row (l-r): St. Attracta’s Community School students, Belinda Mitchell, Áine Sweeney, Órla McDonagh, Simone Brennan
Feb 06 2014 Posted: 11:08 GMT

Students from across Connacht, who received an A in Junior Certificate Honours Business Studies, were recently presented with Certificates of Achievement by NUI Galway's College of Business, Public Policy and Law. The presentations, in association with the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI), were made at a special ceremony at the University which included teachers and parents.

This is the fourth year NUI Galway has presented these awards and 260 students received recognition for their achievement at the ceremony. The certificates were awarded to students from over 55 individual schools throughout the counties of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.

Presenting the certificates to each individual winner, Professor Ciaran O’Neill, Dean of the College of Business Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway, said “NUI Galway’s international success is built on a strong and enduring relationship with its hinterland and therefore we see these awards as very important. I congratulate all the students on their achievement and also the work of teachers in helping students achieve their potential. I hope I will also have the pleasure of meeting many of these students again in NUI Galway in the future on one of our business or commerce programmes.” 

Jennie Harrington, President, BSTAI said “The BSTAI are delighted to continue its partnership with NUI Galway in hosting this ceremony which celebrates and recognises academic excellence in Business Studies at a young age.  I am confident many of today’s award recipients will build successful careers in the business world.”


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