Students and Staff Having a Ball at
Queen’s University Belfast
University Students’ Union Enterprise department hosted its very first May Ball
to celebrate entrepreneurial achievements of students and staff across the
First Trust, over 100 guests attended the glittering black tie event which took
place in The Great Hall at QUB. The
evening consisted of student quick pitches, a banquet dinner, awards and three
entrepreneurial speakers who shared their start-up journeys; Savannah Dodd, Photography Ethics Centre, Ciaran Lynch,
Gig Grafter, and Katie Matthews, Excel in Education.
were presented on the night including ‘Student Entrepreneur of the Year’ sponsored by Free-ist, ‘Enterprise
Educator of the Year’, sponsored by
Enterprise SU, ‘Rising Star’, sponsored
by Queen’s Management School, ‘Enterprise Champion’, sponsored by the QUB School Of Electronics, Electrical Engineering And
Computer Science, ‘People’s Choice’, sponsored
by the QUB Graduate Association and ‘Innovateher of the Year’, sponsored by PWC.
On winning the Student Entrepreneur of the Year, Brendan Digney said, “It’s amazing to win this prestigious award – it’s been a long and at times difficult process. To receive this recognition is a real encouragement, and reaffirmation that the hard work is paying off.”
On organising the May Ball, Enterprise Officer Victoria Coulter commented, “The May Ball provided Enterprise SU with a brilliant opportunity to celebrate our fantastic students and to showcase their successes to a wider audience. It was lovely to organise such an inspirational evening and hopefully this is the first of many May Balls!”
event was one of many initiatives organised by Enterprise SU, the
entrepreneurial department of Queen’s Students’ Union, which works to help
students develop enterprise skills and start their own businesses.