Dearbhaile Hayes, a diagnostic radiography student from Queen Margaret University, has been recognised for her outstanding academic achievements by winning the Fujifilm Medical Systems Award for Academic Excellence.
The award is presented to a final year student who has achieved the highest marks across the radiography division.
Dearbhaile, from County Waterford in the Republic of Ireland, graduated from QMU with a first class honours in BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography.
She was presented with her award by Anne Laurie, Programme Leader for radiography at QMU.
Dearbhaile is now working as a diagnostic radiographer at Waterford University Hospital, and expressed her delight at winning the award.
She said: “I’m delighted to accept the Fujifilm Medical Systems Award.
“I’m thrilled that all my hard work paid off in the end and I am forever grateful for the support that I have received from both my lecturers, family and friends throughout my time at Queen Margaret University.
“My advice for current and prospective students would be to make the most out of clinical placements, get involved and ask questions.
“For international students or those moving far from home who may be apprehensive about moving abroad for third level education my advice would be to bite the bullet and take the chance, it may be the best decision that you will ever make.”
Adrian Waller, General Manager, Fujifilm Medical Systems UK, said:
“Congratulations to Dearbhaile on her outstanding achievement, and we wish her well for her future career in radiography."