The Law student received the prize – worth £3,000 – after achieving the highest mark in her Tort Law module as well as meeting the widening access criteria set by the University.
The widening access programme aims to support students who have the ability to succeed in higher education, irrespective of socio-economic background; disability; ethnicity; political opinion; gender; marital status; sexual orientation; or age.
JMK Solicitors, Northern Ireland’s leading Personal Injury and Road Traffic accident law firm, launched the student prize in 2019 in conjunction with Queen’s University.
Delighted student Vivien said she was thrilled at winning the prize, saying,
“I am so thankful to be receiving this scholarship from JMK Solicitors. Receiving this scholarship has inspired me and motivated me to continue working hard as I feel that the work and effort I put in does not go unnoticed.
The Scholarship was the perfect boost to starting my third year as it has inspired me to continue with my work ethic and the funding will help me to continue enjoying student life in Belfast. I am very grateful to JMK Solicitors for providing me with this scholarship and bettering my university career.”
Congratulating Vivien on winning the prize, Olivia Meehan, Legal Services Director at JMK, said, “We are very pleased for Vivien, who I was delighted to meet and who has done exceptionally well. We wish her every success in her degree and future career.”
Speaking about the importance of the prize, Olivia continued, “We are keen to recognise and reward the efforts of the next generation of lawyers. We think it is crucial to support students who go the extra mile in the study of tort law, which relates to what we do at JMK in seeking compensation for those who suffer personal injury, loss or damage caused by a civil wrong.”
“We are also very pleased to support Queen’s, a leading UK Law School with a long-established reputation for producing highly educated and skilled law graduates to include several of our team at JMK.”