Sadhbh with first year students, family and Xose Boan
Thursday, September 14, 2023

Recent graduate Sadhbh Collins, gave a motivational talk to First Year students of European Studies during their orientation on Wednesday, September 13th. Sadhbh is the 2023 Edward Moxon-Browne awardee for the best FYP in European Studies. In her address, Sadhbh spoke highly of her trajectory during the last four years at UL as a recent graduate and offered invaluable insights and tips to the incoming European Studies cohort. “There’s a lot of hard work involved, but at the end, it´s very rewarding,” Sadhbh advised them. The BA in European Studies Course Director, Dr. Xosé P. Boán, presented Sadhbh’s work. Dr Eddie Moxon-Browne handed the award to Sadhbh, and commented on the merits of her excellent FYP, supervised by Dr Barrie Wharton. Among other attendees, there were family and friends from the awardee, as well as Dr. Angelika Hansert, European Studies lecturer, and the Head of School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, Dr Liam Murray, all whom congratulated Sadhbh for her accomplishment and wished her luck in her next adventure in New Zealand. Sadhbh´s postgraduate travels stem from her participation in a National Centre for Research on Europe forum, in which she discussed politics, history, and cultural differences and similarities in Ireland, the EU, and New Zealand. Sadhbh, along with another UL Applied Languages graduate, were then selected due to her excellent work on the forum. The two will go to New Zealand for three weeks in October as part of an exchange programme to experience life and attend classes. Please join us in congratulating and wishing all the best to UL graduate Sadhbh Collins.