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BEES marks student achievements in online ceremony

20 Nov 2020

The traditional BEES prizegiving ceremony made way for an online presentation of awards this year.

On Thursday evening, the 19th of November, awards were presented across the range of disciplines and programmes in the School of BEES, honouring student achievement including:

Prize

Discipline

Recipient

Lord Mayor’s Perpetual Trophy

Awarded to the top ranking  Environmental Science graduate on first attempt. Sponsored by Fehily Timony and Company

Environmental Science

Rodhrai Crowley

Savills Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Environmental Science student in 3rd year on first attempt. Funded by Savills Auctioneers

Environmental Science

Laura Ni Dhonnabháin

Butler Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Plant Science graduate on first attempt.

Plant Science

Ellen Bradley

Mulcahy Prize

Awarded to the best overall final year Zoology student within UCC.​

Zoology

Evan Hickey

O’Rourke Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Zoology student in third year on first attempt

Zoology

Daragh Brown

Clive Hutchison Prize

Awarded to the best overall final year project in avian research within UCC

Zoology

Roisin Towe

Crawford Hayes Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Ecology graduate on first attempt

Ecology

Grace Wall

Rising Star Award

Awarded to the most improved BEES student from Year 2 to Year 3

BEES (Environmental Science)

Christopher Brennan

Devoy Prize

Awarded to the top ranking Earth Science project on first attempt.

Earth Science

Orla Killeen

Thorley Sweetman Prize

Awarded to the BSc (Hons) Geology mapping project awarded the highest marks in the final Honours examination.

Geology

Jointly awarded to:

Kenneth Hurley &

Benjamin Latimer

 

 

About the prizes:

The Lord Mayor's Perpetual Trophy award is sponsored by Fehily Timony and Company.

The Savills Prize is funded by Savills Auctioneers since the late 1990s.

The Butler Prize is presented in honour of Sir Edwin John Butler, UCC graduate, noted plant pathologist and founding director of the Imperial Bureau of Mycology.
The Mulcahy Prize is awarded in honour of Prof. Máire Mulcahy, Emerita Professor of Zoology at UCC and the first female Professor of Zoology at the university.
The O'Rourke Prize is awarded in honour of Prof. Fergus O'Rourke who served as Chair of Zoology at University College Cork from 1954 to 1982.

The Clive Hutchinson Prize is awarded in honour of Clive D. Hutchinson, a renowned Irish ornithologist.

The Crawford Hayes Prize is presented in honour of Thomas Crawford Hayes. In 1922 Miss Isabelle Hayes bequeathed £27,600 to the National University of Ireland, in memory of her late brother Dr Thomas Crawford Hayes, for the purpose of "founding or aiding a Chair of Biology in the University and also for the furtherance and promotion of natural knowledge".


The Devoy Prize marks the contribution of Professor Robert Devoy with regard to the establishment of the Earth Science degree at UCC.

The Thorley Sweetman prize is awarded in honour of the late Dr Thorley Sweetman a postgraduate student and subsequently a staff member of the Department of Geology UCC from 1979-1989.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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