Nursing Student awarded Quercus Academic Scholarship
UCC's School of Nursing and Midwifery wishes to congratulate Marieke on being awarded this scholarship.
The Quercus Talented Students' Programme is a scholarship programme that supports and promotes excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship & innovation/entrepreneurship. This is now the seventh year that University College Cork is awarding Quercus Scholarships. Marieke Buckley a third year student on the Children’s and General (Integrated) Nursing programme has been awarded an academic scholarship. Successful applicants had to show outstanding achievement within their discipline(s); demonstrate evidence of provincial, national or international achievement; provide evidence of participation and engagement with their programme of studies and evidence of communication skills, dissemination and engaging with/mentoring peers, related to the discipline.
Marieke has excelled in many areas including her academic studies. She has participated in and won awards at the BT Young Scientist & Technologist Exhibition, been awarded a Gaisce Bronze Medal Award, elected as Irish Second-Level Students’ Union Regional Development Officer, is an accomplished Hockey player with UCC, coaches as an Irish Sailing Association Dinghy Instructor, and she has volunteered with disadvantaged kindergarten and primary school children in Kerala, India. During the Covid-19 pandemic she also worked in the Intensive Care Unit in Cork University Hospital. Her future ambition is to work as a healthcare professional in developing or war-torn countries with an organisation such as Médecins Sans Frontieres.