Helen Hughes, NUI Galway student with a BA in Creative Writing, has been awarded the University College London, Faber and Faber/David Tebbutt scholarship.
The award is presented annually to fully fund a place on the prestigious UCL MA in publishing programme.
Originally from Corr na Móna, Co Galway, Helen Hughes has just completed her final year BA with Creative Writing degree at NUIG.
She had her first short story published this year in the Ropes literary journal, produced by the MA in publishing class at NUIG.
Commenting on the scholarship, Helen Hughes said: ‘‘I would like to sincerely thank the Tebbutt family and Faber and Faber for the opportunity of a lifetime. I still have to pinch myself when I think of studying in London this September and getting to work alongside the Faber team. I would never have got this far without the support of my family, my friends, and the teaching staff in NUI Galway.’’