Midwest Radio – Mayo Scholar shortlisted for Entry Champion of the Yr following disability rights marketing campaign this yr

Details Published: Friday, April 9, 2021 4:43 PM

A Mayo student was shortlisted for Access Champion of the Year for the USI Awards later that month.

Catherine Gallagher from Achill has grown in prominence in the last few months following her campaign not to lose her disability allowance by winning a PhD scholarship.

As a result, new regulations have been added to the law allowing students with disabilities to continue receiving government assistance while studying for a PhD.

Catherine told Midwest News tonight that she didn’t do what she did to win awards, but rather to pave the way for other students in a similar situation to her.

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