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UCC announces new teaching bursaries
University College Cork (UCC) has launched a substantial new bursary fund to the value of €337,000 aimed at widening participation and furthering access to academia for students from under-represented socio-economic backgrounds.
These bursaries are made possible through the generosity of esteemed educator, Dr Mary Barry Wall, a former Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at UCC. After a lifetime of teaching in the university, Dr Barry Wall’s impact continues with a total of 23 UCC Access students expected to benefit from the annual Dr Mary Barry Wall Bursaries. The bursaries will help students to pursue a primary degree in the Humanities and then, if they so wish, follow a career in teaching through the Professional Masters in Education (PME).
Professor John O’Halloran, President of UCC, paid tribute to Dr Barry Wall; “Dr Barry continues to leave a lasting legacy on Ireland’s teaching profession and we thank her for this generosity.” Dr Fiona Chambers, Head of School of Education UCC, highlighted the significance of the new bursary fund: “This generous gift will allow students to realise their dream to be a teacher by following the Master’s in Education Programme and to inspire future generations”.
The bursaries will be administered by UCC Access.