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TUS graduate Orla Donworth being presented the Digital Student of the Year award in the Convention Centre, Dublin. Picture: Paul Sherwood

TUS graduate Orla Donworth is named Digital Student of the Year at the Digital Media Awards 2021

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald 

Tus graduate orla donworth Orla graduated from TUS with a 1:1 MSc in Digital Marketing earlier this month

Orla graduated from TUS with a 1:1 MSc in Digital Marketing earlier this month

The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest has congratulated their 2021 MSc Digital Marketing TUS graduate Orla Donworth on being named ‘Digital Student of the Year’ at the Digital Media Awards 2021.

Taking to Twitter, Orla said that she was delighted to win the award and thanked everyone for their well wishes.

In total, there were three graduates from the Department of Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications course shortlisted for this prestigious award, with Lynda Galvin and Sarah Sweeney joining Orla on the finalist shortlist. 

Congratulating the three TUS graduates Dean of Faculty of Business and Humanities Donnacha McNamara said, “This award recognises outstanding students who understand and can demonstrate the role that digital media plays in a modern company or brand. In applying to the awards, the students submitted parts of their Digital Consultancy Projects from their MSc in Digital Marketing in the areas of social media, e-business and website design.

“The Digital Media Awards, running for 18 years are the most prestigious digital awards in Ireland. They recognise creativity and innovation across multiple areas of an ever-evolving sector which includes digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, social networking, app development, web design and development.” 

Head of Department Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications in TUS Dr James Griffin paid tribute to both the students and the staff who helped them to learn and excel in their chosen field, saying, “Now in its third year, the MSc in Digital Marketing at TUS continues to go from strength to strength in attracting high calibre students from across a wide range of disciplines who have gone on to launch successful digital careers.” 

The Digital Media Awards were delighted to run this year after a break in 2020 due to the pandemic. The awards recognise creativity and innovation across multiple areas of an ever-evolving sector including digital content creation, advertising and marketing, and many more. 

The awards cover many categories such as Best Agency, Best Collaborative Campaign, Best Integrated Digital Campaign, and many more, with some being sponsored by a variety of businesses.

For more about the Digital Media Awards go HERE

For more stories about the Technological University of the Shannon go HERE 

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