2014 Press Releases

3000 to graduate from UCC

20 Oct 2014
(Image by Tomas Tyner)

The hard work of nearly 3000 students has paid off with the annual autumn conferring ceremonies kicking off this morning (Monday 20 October).

UCC wishes to heartily congratulate all of the forthcoming graduates, as well as their families, friends and members of staff who supported them along the journey to graduation.

Each ceremony will be live streamed at http://www.ucc.ie/en/live/. A full breakdown of all ceremonies and further information can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/conferrings/dates/.

A healthy sporting contingent also features across the ceremonies that run from Monday 20 October to Friday 31 October (no ceremonies on 23, 24 and 27 October).

On 22 October, Billy Woods, former Cork City footballer and current first team coach with Cork City, is being conferred with a BEd Sports Studies & Physical Education at the 12.30pm ceremony.

On 28 October, Brian Kelly who played in goal on Kerry's 2014 All Ireland-winning football team (beating Donegal) and who also won the Sigerson Cup with the UCC team this year, will be conferred with a MEngSc (Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering & Construction) at the 12.30pm ceremony.

On 29 October, twins Katrina and Pamela Mackey, members of the All Ireland winning Cork Camogie team and All Star winners will both graduate at the 12.30pm ceremony with a BSc Chemistry with Forensic Science.

On 31 October at the 10am ceremony, Seamus Harnedy and James Barry will each be conferred with a MBS (Information Systems for Business Performance). Seamus is the winner of two Fitzgibbon Cups and is now on the Cork senior hurling team, having played a leading role in last year's All-Ireland finals. James is captain of UCC's Fitzgibbon Cup team, the winner of two Fitzgibbon Cups and he played full-back on the Tipperary team in this year's All Ireland Hurling Final.

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