ONE of Ireland’s top universities has nabbed an award in Britain – for a viral video it produced last year.
Queen’s University Belfast was awarded silver in the Best Digital category at the 2015 Heist Awards in Manchester yesterday (July 9).
The awards, now in their 25th year, acknowledge excellence in the education marketing sector – and the QUB-produced Movember video was one of the nominees.
‘Movember’ is a worldwide phenomenon where men raise money while growing some facial hair for the month of November, to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
In the video, some of the best known faces on television in the North of Ireland joined forces with Queen’s University Belfast to promote prostate cancer awareness.
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness was among those to offer his congratulations.
— Martin McGuinness (@M_McGuinness_SF) July 10, 2015
In the video, Mr McGuinness joined Paul Clark from UTV, former Lord Mayor of Belfast Nichola Mallon and singer Duke Special, among others, to promote Movember.