The Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) fosters community university partnerships that aim to promote the principles and practices of civic engagement and democracy.

CKI Awarded by NUI Galway

Lorraine McIlrath, Coordinator of the CKI, received the first ever President's Award for Support Service Excellence at NUI Galway which were announced in December 2014.

The awards scheme was launched by NUI Galway to reward the outstanding contribution and excellent performance of staff in the support services and to acknowledge the contribution of staff to the University's success. It received over 40 nominations from across the campus and 5 were awarded in total.

Lorraine's local, national and international work was acknolwedge and the impact she has made to developing civic engagement within higher education at NUI Galway and beyond.