News Archive 2022
First graduates of new UCC BSc Medical and Health Sciences multidisciplinary degree conferred
Congratulations to the pioneering first BSc Medical and Health Science Graduates, who were conferred with their honours BSc degrees at the UCC Medicine and Health Conferring Ceremony on Friday 28th October 2022.
Medical and Health Science graduates with academic staff. Back row from left: Paddy O'Brien, David O’Keeffe, William O’Connor, Isaac Sylvester. Fionnuala Wilson, Clinton Gbolahan Falana, Alanna Denny, Seán Ó Murchú, Maedbh Heaney, George Crombie. Aoibheann Murphy, Eimear Kelly, Ciara Gavin, Ciara Leahy, Dr Cathal McCarthy, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Chelsey Minehane. Dr Louise Collins, Academic Coordinator, BSc Medical and Health Sciences, Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher and Dr Frank van Pelt, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Professor Aideen Sullivan, BSc Medical and Health Sciences Programme Developer and Academic Director, Professor Ken O'Halloran, Chair and Head of Department of Physiology, Professor Gerard O’Keeffe, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.
Scrolls in the air after the College of Medicine and Health Conferring Ceremony Friday 28th October 2022
At the UCC College of Medicine and Health Conferring Ceremony on Friday 28th October 2022, UCC President John O'Halloran welcomed the graduands to join UCC's 200,000 alumni worldwide. Speaking about the effect of the Covid-19 Pandemic, UCC President John O'Halloran congratulated the students for their forbearance over the course of their degrees, 'where we collectively navigated the space of online learning teaching and assessment and all of the complexity that has come with that'. He commended the students, remarking how the pandemic has affected all of us, 'but it came at a particularly formative time in your lives and there is no doubt that it has been an extremely difficult time to have been a student, but you have responded extraordinarily well' . 'We have come through a period in our 177 year history that we could never have imagined nor would we ever have chosen and you have shown extraordinary commitment to learning, resilience, passion and drive to complete your studies, we salute and we admire you.'
Professor Helen Whelton, Head of the College of Medicine and Health congratulated all graduands and especially the pioneering first sets of students graduating in three new degrees. Congratulating the pioneering BSc Medical and Health Science graduands, she said that the 'BSc Medical and Health Sciences degree is an important multidisciplinary, research-led degree course. You have studied important topics from across the spectrum of Medicine and Health and related disciplines, which ,will open up a wide range of career opportunities for you in medical pharmaceutical and health care sectors’. Professor Whelton commented on how she had met with the students the previous evening and how she was 'delighted to say that they all have gone on to interesting and varied pathways' and how wonderful it was to see their passion for their subject, and congratulated all involved in the degree.
Photo: Professor Aideen Sullivan, BSc Medical and Health Sciences Programme Developer and Academic Director, with Dr Louise Collins, Academic Coordinator, BSc Medical and Health Sciences.
At a gathering with the first class of Medical and Health Science graduands to celebrate the success of the new BSc degree, Professor Aideen Sullivan, BSc Medical and Health Sciences Programme Developer and Academic Director, spoke of her delight at her vision of the course being realised and said that the completion of the first programme by the first class was a tremendous achievement for all present. She congratulated the students on their impressive engagement in all aspects of the course, their resilience throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, the quality of their research projects and their excellent exam results. Professor Sullivan encouraged the students to stay in contact with the programme team in UCC, and to visit and share their career successes with current and future students. She emphasised the value of a strong and engaged network of Alumni to the ongoing success and development of the degree and its students.
View the Graduation Ceremony of the first graduates from the BSc Medical and Health Science Honours Degree programme, see the Medical and Health Science Students receive their parchments at 26:28. Congratulations to Aoife Casey, Lyndsey Coughlan, George Crombie, Alanna Denny, Clinton Gbolahan Falana, Ciara Gavin, Maedbh Heaney, Daniel Joyce, Eimear Kelly, Ciara Leahy, Chelsey Minehane, Aoibheann Murphy, Sally Anne Murphy, Paddy O'Brien, William O'Connor, Ava O'Flynn, David O'Keeffe , Seán Ó Murchú, Joan Omosefe Osayande, Isaac Sylvester, Ruslan Volkov and Fionnuala Wilson.
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News story and Photographs B. Riedewald