Athena Events

Cork's Skyline Competition, celebrating the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s Athena Swan Bronze award.

29 Nov 2022

And the winners are.......

Thanks to all those who entered our Silhouettes Competition which is now closed with the two winners;

  • Ms. Anne O'Callaghan
  • Ms. Deirdre O'Byrne

Both enjoy a €50 voucher for use in the Kingsley Hotel 

The answers were from Left to Right

  1. St. Finbarrs Catheral
  2. Front Facade of The Old English Market
  3. National Monument, Grand Parade/South Mall
  4. Cork City Gaol, Sundays Well
  5. Shandon / St Annes Church
  6. St Marys Dominican Church, Popes Quay
  7. St Mary and St Anne Roman Catholic Cathedral (North Cathedral)
  8. Main Quad UCC - North Wing

It was great to have generated so much interest and thanks again to everyone.

And on behalf of the School we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas.


In recognition of the School being awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award, Professor Josephine Hegarty, Head of School, honored this prestigious award by commissioning this impressive wall art display, incorporating the three pillars of the Athena Swan philosophy- Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Mr. Tony Archer, Audio-Visual Chief Technical Officer was instrumental in the creation and development of the wall art display as he worked through many variations of the design through using photographs, graphics, and text. This display design and development was assisted by Mr. Conor Moylan at B2B Signs and clearly demonstrates the School’s commitment to Athena Swan.  

The concept of using the Cork skyline in the appropriate PRIDE colours and given a dashed effect was the result of looking for something different, that would catch the eye of the viewer as they walk down the third-floor corridor. The EIGHT skyline silhouettes were developed between Tony and Conor with the text added to fulfill the Athena Swan concept and charter.

A space was left for the mounting of a simple shelf to display the glass award which catches the early morning and evening sun. The final agreed concept and commissioned design can now be viewed on the 3rd floor of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, located in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, to the west of UCC’s main campus.


School of Nursing and Midwifery

Scoil an Altranais agus an Chnáimhseachais

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex College Road Cork, Ireland , T12 AK54