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DBS Annual Ball- What a Night!!

by Shane Mooney | Apr 19, 2018

The DBS Annual Formal Ball was held last Friday evening in the Ballsbridge Hotel. A record number of students and staff were in attendance, with over 450 people securing tickets for the event.

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Guests were treated to a glass of prosecco on arrival and the group photos, selfies and general excitement commenced even before guests were led into the ballroom area, where an elegant set up was unveiled, complete with stage, dancefloor and a huge LED '#DBS' sign. Once all guests were seated, the three course meal got underway.

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After the meal came the eagerly awaited awards ceremony. Students had been voting for their winners in the weeks running up to the event, in categories such as 'Event of the year', 'Society of the Year', 'Lecturer of the year', and the highly coveted 'Student of the year.' A huge congratulations to our well-deserving award winners, all of which are listed below!  

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Lecturer of the year: Nora Gordon & Michael Maguire

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International Life & Culture Award: International Fair - DBS Student Union

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Event of the year: Fintech Briefing Series - HDip Fintech Students

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Student Project of the year: Aidan Butler - Wes Anderson Video Essay

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Student Ambassador of the year: Anwesha Mukherjee & Giorgia Bellini

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Sports Club of the year: Football Club & Men's Basketball Club

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Athlete of the year: Stephen Callan, Ciaran Mackey, Holli Dunne & Mlynue Reeve

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Most Improved Club of the year: Ladies Basketball

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Coach/Captain of the year: Aaron Byrne - Football Club

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Sports Volunteer of the year: Shane Moore

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Poster of the year: Future leader summit - Project management class

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Photo of the year: Docklands Photo - James Bourke (Photography Society)

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Societies Volunteer of the year: Premchander Mohan

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Society event of the year: Innovation Summit - Business Society

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Most Improved Society of the year: Law Society

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Society of the year: Business Society

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Committee of the year: Finance Society

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Student Of the year: Stefany Firera

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Outstanding Service: Tracey Hawthorn

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The night continued with a fantastic performance by the DBS Music Society, and an energetic set from Riff Shop. For many, the party continued well into the night with after parties in Xico, Cafe En Seine and 37 Dawson Street.

The ball marks the end of another fantastic academic year, the perfect occasion to celebrate the hard work put in by our students and staff throughout the year. Now all that is left to do is to get through the exam period, we wish you all the very best of luck with your studies!