Queen’s Ladies GAA Chairman Clare Scullion has been rewarded for her tremendous contribution to the University after being recognized as Queen’s Student of the year for 2013/14.
In addition to excelling as a player and a distinguished member of the Sean O’Neill GAA Academy, the Killeeshil girl is currently undertaking a PhD in Physics, expecting to graduate for a second time from Queen’s in 2016.
An exemplary student, Clare is being recognized 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.
In support of TanzaniAID, Clare recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and took part in the Belfast Marathon, raising over £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.