23/02/2007

Queen's University honours tomorrow's leaders

The achievements of Queen's University's top entrance students will be recognised at a special reception hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Gregson, on Monday 26 February.

In all, 31 students, from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, England, Wales and China, received Entrance Scholarships to Queen's in 2006.

Among the award-winning guests will be Joseph Walsh, the top 'A' Level entrant to Queen's in 2006. A former pupil of St Columb’s College in Londonderry, Joseph, who won the Sullivan Entrance Scholarship and the David Russell Lappin Scholarship, is now studying Medicine at Queen's.

The guest list also includes winners of the Dr George Alexander Baird Entrance Scholarships for non 'A' Level entrants.

The Vice-Chancellor said: "This occasion is a celebration of excellence, which these 31 students have demonstrated in abundance and which is at the heart of the University's mission.

“We are committed to attracting top-quality students and to giving them the best educational experience we can. These award- winning students are society’s future leaders and we are delighted to recognise and honour their achievements."

(JM/SP)

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