Current Dental Students

Prizegiving 25 May 2023













This annual event which is one of the highlights in the school calendar took place in the Glucksman Gallery on May 25 2023.  It was followed by a reception at the Aula Maxima. Well done to all the students who were awared prizes. 

Photos of from the event 

To view a list of prizewinners click here Prizegiving 2023



SURE Award 2023

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Awards 2023


There is 1 award available for Dentistry. A closing date Friday 31 March 2023 @ 5pm 




Please return the completed application form to



Student Life

Student life is not all work and no play. An essential part of the undergraduate experience is embracing the rich variety of experiences that student life can offer.

The university has many clubs and societies and more information on these can be found on

Dental students are very active socially especially through the Dental Society

The highlight of the year is the Dental Ball which is held every autumn in one of the many fine hotels in Cork.


University life and study can be a challenge. The pressures of study; patient care; financial support and achieving an appropriate work-life balance can compound this. The teaching staff in the University Dental School & Hospital is very conscious of this and a mentoring programme has been established to support undergraduate dental students. Mentoring is a learning and supportive relationship were the Mentor (staff) will  maintain an active awareness of issues relating to the students well-being, progress, governance and optimal learning. Each student is assigned a personal Mentor for their period of study in the School of Dentistry.

Support Services

Awards & Prizes

There are numerous awards, prizes and bursaries open to dental students who are studying at UCC.  Some of these are internal and awarded by UCC and others are awarded by external bodies.  Please see below information regarding these awards.

UCC Awards 

Quercus Scholarship is open to all students studying at UCC aswell as new entrants appling to study at UCC. 


SURE AWARD - Summer Undergraduate Research Experience 

One awards is available annually for dentistry students in from BDS 1 - BDS IV and the application date is normally around February/March of each year 

The award covers an 8 week period in the summer recess and a stipend of 180 per week plus an allowance for consumables (each award will not exceed €2000) 


External Awards 

Leo Heslin Medal -

Costello Medal - information to follow 

Seamus Keating Prize -

Dr Aidan Meade Annual Award -

William Fenlon Medal -

Dr H H Stewart Medical Scholarship -






Cork University Dental School & Hospital

Wilton, Cork, Ireland,