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Awards Presented to Puttnam Scholars

7 Jun 2019
Background: Lord David Puttnam, C.B.E. Foreground (L-R) Lucy Creedon, Elinor Dolliver, Andrew Killian, Oisin O'Driscoll, Deputy President & Registrar Professor John O’Halloran, Dr Ciara Chambers, Head of Department of Film & Screen Media, Liam Fleming, Ben Whyte O’Callaghan.

Professor John O’Halloran presented certificates to the inaugural Puttnam Scholars on Friday 7th June.

The Puttnam Scholars programme offers six students the opportunity to work with Lord David Puttnam, Oscar-winning producer of films including Chariots of Fire, The Mission, The Killing Fields and Midnight Express, former Digital Champion (appointed by the Irish Government) and leading figure in the creative industries. This prestigious programme offers a unique opportunity for students and represents a new model of industry mentorship. The selected students, from English, Digital Humanities, Civil Engineering and Film & Screen Media, have attended a series of video conference mentoring and coaching sessions with Lord Puttnam and are currently working on a collaborative film project.

For more on this story contact:

Dr Ciara Chambers, Head of Department of Film & Screen Media, 021 490 5162, ciara.chambers@ucc.ie 

Deputy President & Registrar

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