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Clare's leadership is recognised with student accolade at Queen's University graduations

By Lindsay Fergus

Graduate Clare Scullion has been named as the First Trust Bank Queen's University Student of the Year Award.

The Ballygawley woman is currently undertaking a PhD in Physics, expecting to graduate for a second time from Queen's in 2016.

An exemplary student, Clare has been recognised for her leadership within Queen's Ladies Gaelic Football Club, for setting up TanzaniAID – a unique volunteering project using science to help some of the poorest young people in the world – and for her involvement in a Women In Physics Event at Queen's, which addressed the lack of females in physics.

Clare recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and took part in the Belfast Marathon, raising more than £10,000 to fund and install solar panels in a school in Tanzania. And, as part of her 300 volunteer hours this year, she also supports undergraduate teaching by delivering weekly tutorials and workshops within her faculty to help younger Queen's students.

Clare has received a trophy and £500 for winning the award which recognises excellence, achievement or service by a Queen's student, either to the university or to the wider community.

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