News

School of Education Presents Student Prizes 2014

5 Jan 2015

The School of Education acknowledged and celebrated its 2014 Prize-Winners at a lovely reception in the Staff Common Room in UCC on Thursday 27th November. Head of School, Professor Kathy Hall, emphasised the calibre of the recipients overall and welcomed their family and friends in celebrating with the students and graduates on the night. Prizes were presented in relation to three of the School’s programmes.

The School of Education acknowledged and celebrated its 2014 Prize-Winners at a lovely reception in the Staff Common Room in UCC on Thursday 27th November. Head of School, Professor Kathy Hall, emphasised the calibre of the recipients overall and welcomed their family and friends in celebrating with the students and graduates on the night. Prizes were presented in relation to three of the School’s programmes:

 

BEd (Hons) Sport Studies & Physical Education

Award for Academic Excellence: Tony McSweeney. In presenting the award Dr Fiona Chambers, Director of the Programme said that words like professional, hardworking, inspiring and caring come to mind in relation to Tony.

‘Above and Beyond Award’: Shirley Moloney. Again, Dr Chambers mentioned professionalism in relation to Shirley and acknowledged her work in national and international PE associations promoting lifelong physical activities.

 

BA Early Years and Childhood Studies

Top EYCS student: Alina Kraft. Unfortunately Alina could not make the presentation. Dr Maura Cunneen, Director of the Programme, informed the gathering that along with achieving the top marks for the year, Alina had volunteered in settings where she developed to a very high standard, not only her practice, but her critical analysis skills of often unquestioned assumptions regarding young children, their care and education in this country.

                                                                                                                                                                              

MEd (Modular)

Best MEd Dissertation: Mairead Quinn.  Presenting the award, Dr Brian Murphy, Dissertation Supervisor, said that during the completion of her dissertation research on the teaching of automatic word recognition, Mairead showed her scholarly diligence and commitment, her rigour and most of all her deep understanding and ownership of key concepts in the literacy area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CACSSS Scholarship for MEd 2014-2015: Cathy Sands. This Scholarship is funded by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and covers tuition fees for two years while undertaking the MEd (Modular) in the School of Education. It is a competitive award and the recipient for 2014-15, Cathy Sands, was offered the Scholarship as the leading candidate in a very strong field. Cathy received the award from Dr Mary Horgan, Co-ordinator of the MEd programme.

School of Education

Scoil an Oideachais

Leeholme, O' Donovan's Road, Cork, Ireland

Top