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DIFC’s class of 2017 students are now studying the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of locations around Ireland, UK and mainland Europe.

But for two students, their academic achievements during their International Foundation Year studies at DIFC were recognised by NCUK at a ceremony in Manchester.

Every year, NCUK holds its prestigious NCUK Prize Awards ceremony in Manchester to celebrate the academic excellence of top students from all over the world who have studied the NCUK International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters programmes. On Wednesday 22nd September 2017, former DIFC students Minjae Kim from South Korea and Kouassi Marc Nouagbe from Benin received Academic Achievement awards at a special ceremony in Manchester.

Speaking at the ceremony, DIFC Academic Director, Cliona Wrynn said “the team at DIFC is so proud of our students who won NCUK awards last week for their outstanding results on the IFY last year.  Minjae Kim (Ian) of IFY Business  and Kouassi Marc Nouagbe (Marc) of IFY Health Science were dedicated students who put in the hard work needed to achieve such excellent results.  I know that they will continue to be outstanding students in their undergraduate courses and I wish them all the best as they take their next steps in their education.”

The annual prize fund exceeds £50,000 and individual academic merit prizes range from £50 to £1,000.

In addition to the Student Prize Awards, DIFC was also recognised for its digital marketing efforts over the last 12 months and received the NCUK Digital Enterprise Award and a Highly Commended for the Special Recognition Award. The award was accepted by Nerilie Duffey, Digital Marketing Manager for DIFC.




For more details on the NCUK Prize Awards, visit the NCUK website

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