Agricultural science student Lesley Lewis received an award for the work done on her thesis at the Department of Science end of year awards ceremony
Lesley Lewis, a past pupil of Colaiste Phobáil Roscrea, Co. Tipperary is one of two students at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to be awarded a 2021 Dairymaster Student Award which took place on the 10 June 2021.
The final year student is studying BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science.
Lesley explains why she was nominated for the award:
"Hailing from a suckler and pedigree Hereford herd, I have had a keen interest in agriculture from an early age. I was nominated for this award by my thesis supervisor, Mr Mike Walsh due to the relevance of the topic, coupled with the quality of work I produced throughout the study and having achieved the selection criteria. My thesis was titled "Is there a place for a stock bull within the average Irish herd, or is artificial insemination the way forward".
"It is an honour to receive this award as recognition of the endless hours of hard work which went into the study. Selecting an area in which I had a true passion for certainly made the experience very enjoyable. A massive thank you to Dairymaster for this award and supporting agricultural science students."
"In the future I hope to be actively involved in the agricultural industry, and contribute to the sustainability and viability of agriculture. In particular, I have a keen interest in animal breeding, and this is an area which I would like to pursue further studies."