Goodness is GCU's student of the year

12 May 2015

Student of the year Goodness Wondah

Student of the year Goodness Wondah

The School of Engineering and Built Environment’s Goodness Wondah has been named GCU’s Student of the Year in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the university community.

Goodness, who is from Nigeria and studied at INTO GCU before beginning his studies in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering, was presented with his award at a ceremony at the Students’ Association’s Big Ball.

A School Officer and Student Mentor, Goodness volunteers with the Caledonian Club, Schools and Colleges Engagement and Transition Team, and as a Welcome Ambassador. His research into climate change was presented at Scotland’s 2050 Climate Group Summit and, last year, he joined the cast of the Commonwealth Games – donning a kilt for the first time and appearing in front of a global audience of 1.5 billion.

Said Goodness: “I was delighted to receive the award. I knew some of my fellow nominees so I knew there was very tough competition. I love to get involved wherever I am and ensure that my fellow students and prospective students, whether they are nursery children or in their final year of school, have the best experience possible.”

Michael Stephenson, GCU Student Association President, said: “Every year it’s great to see just how much students at GCU contribute to the local community. Goodness has been the embodiment of that. Whether representing students, mentoring future students or taking part in university life, Goodness always has an infectious smile that inspires others to work with him. He is a deserving winner of this prestigious prize and joins an outstanding group of students who have been recognised by this award.”