STUDENT societies in the University of Limerick and Mary Immaculate College have won national awards for their civic contribution to the developing world and improving the lives of students locally.
The â€˜One Worldâ€™ Society at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) won the national award for their civic contribution at the recent Board of Irish College Society Awards. The annual BICS awards sees colleges, ITs and universities from all over Ireland compete in various categories to showcase their numerous achievements from the previous year. The society in MIC - one of its leading societies for a number of years - aims to help causes in developing countries, including the causes of poverty and fair trade. Mairead Collins, president of the studentsâ€™ union in MIC, said this was a â€œhuge achievement for a well deserving society.â€ In UL, the Out in UL society won the hotly contested category of most improved society in a large college. The society beat off societies from five other institutions to win ULâ€™s fifth national society of year award in a row.