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  • Rugby Hero Moss Keane’s Alma Mater Will Remember Him with a Scholarship

    05 Sep 2019
    Rugby Hero Moss Keane’s Alma Mater Will Remember Him with a Scholarship

    University College Cork will today launch a new student rugby scholarship to honour rugby hero Moss Keane and name UCC Rugby out-half James Taylor as its inaugural recipient.

    UCC President Professor Patrick O’ Shea will launch the Moss Keane bursary, a programme designed to give talented young rugby players from across Munster the opportunity of developing their full sporting and academic potential within the University, and

    Professor O’Shea noted that Moss Keane had won 51 caps for Ireland including a Triple Crown in 1981, had toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions in 1977 and was a key member of the immortal Munster side to down the All Blacks in 1978.

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  • UCC Agri undergraduate bursaries announced by Dairygold

    23 Apr 2019
    UCC Agri undergraduate bursaries announced by Dairygold

    Dairygold has announced that it will award two annual undergraduate bursaries to students undertaking the Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at University College Cork (UCC).

    The sponsorship of these bursaries coincides with the commencement of this new degree programme in September 2019.

    The successful students will receive an annual bursary for the duration of their undergraduate studies at UCC and will also be offered the opportunity to avail of a work placement with Dairygold.

    Successful applicants will be awarded the bursary following a selection process involving an application and an interview and will be expected to submit a short annual progress report as they progress through their degree.

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  • Meet the Puttnam-Scholars

    13 Feb 2019
    Meet the Puttnam-Scholars

    University College Cork has announced the six recipients of the prestigious Puttnam Scholarship, which kicked off with a digital seminar with Lord David Puttnam. 

    The scholars Lucy Creedon, Elinor Dolliver, Liam Fleming, Andy Killian, Ben Whyte O’Callaghan and Oisín O’Driscoll, come from a wide range of academic backgrounds, from Civil Engineering and History of Art to English and Digital Humanities, and all hope to pursue careers in Ireland’s vibrant creative industries. 

    The Puttnam Scholars will work together to make a short film, which will be shot and edited in the summer of 2019, and screened in November as part of a presentation to Lord Puttnam and invited guests. Each of the students also received a bursary of €1500.

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  • Dr Niamh Long MPS Memorial Medal

    04 Mar 2019
    Dr Niamh Long MPS Memorial Medal

     The School of Medicine wishes to establish a new prize in commemoration of Dr Niamh Long.


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  • Welcome to Quercus Scholars 2019

    11 Sep 2019
    Welcome to Quercus Scholars 2019

    On Friday 6th of September, we welcomed the 6th intake of Quercus Scholars to Distillery House. 

    The Induction Day was a jam packed event with many excellent presentations, including one from former World Champion Rob Heffernan. The Scholars heard presentations about various initiatives within the University, including from Kathy Bradley (UCC Skills Centre Coordinator) and Dr Maria Kirrane (Sustainability Officer, Green Campus). 

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  • UCC students score sports scholarships

    16 Oct 2019
    UCC students score sports scholarships

    University College Cork (UCC) today presented sports scholarships to 65 students, set to provide them with financial and backup supports. 


    The UCC Sports Scholarship scheme provides benefits including access to a qualified exercise physiologist and academic support, if required. 


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  • Quercus Talented Students Awards Gala 2019/2020

    27 Nov 2019
    Quercus Talented Students Awards Gala 2019/2020

    University College Cork welcomed its sixth cohort of Quercus Talented Students at its annual award gala in the Aula Maxima on Tuesday, 26th of November.

    The scholarship programme, sponsored by Ford, recognises excellence in Sport, Innovation/Entrepreneurship, Active Citizenship, Academia and Creative and Performing Arts. 

    Speaking at the event, Deputy President and Registrar, Prof. John O’Halloran said “excellence underpins everything we do here in UCC and we are delighted to recognise and reward that in these very worthy recipients this evening.”

    All 4 strands are now open with a closing date of February 7th.


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  • School of Medicine, Prize-Giving Ceremony 2019

    22 Nov 2019
    School of Medicine, Prize-Giving Ceremony 2019

    The annual School of Medicine Prize-Giving Ceremony took place on Friday 22 November, 2019 in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex.

    The Dean of the School, Professor Paula O’Leary welcomed the large number of prize-winners, their families and friends to the Ceremony.   The Dean also had a warm welcome for the family and friends of deceased family members and past graduates of the University to the Ceremony. 

    On behalf of the School Professor O’Leary congratulated the recipients of the Prizes who have excelled in a large number of disciplines at various stages of their academic studies.  The Dean noted that as well as University and School Prizes many of the students and recent graduates have been recognised by external bodies, notably the NUI Dr Henry Hutchinson Stewart prizewinners and RCPI prizewinner, Dr. John David Kehoe.  Dr. JD Kehoe was awarded the Reuben Harvey Prize at RCPI last month in recognition of his first place ranking in UCC Graduating Class of 2019.


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  • China Scholarship Council - University College Cork PhD Programme

    15 Jan 2020
    China Scholarship Council - University College Cork PhD Programme

    The primary focus of this programme ls for selected Chinese students to take full PhD study at UCC. If the selected Chinese students successfully complete the requirements of the designated PhD program at UCC and defend their dissertation at UCC, they will be conferred a degree by UCC.

    Up to twelve scholarships will be supported per year.

    CSC and UCC will support the following areas of study with priority: Science, Engineer & Technology, Food Science, Business, Law and Health Sciences (excluding Medicine & Dentistry). Students will be eligible to study disciplines in any of the above fields at UCC.

    Candidates should be intending to pursue study/research in one of the priority academic areas identified by UCC and CSC. However, applicants to other study/research areas will also be considered subject to the availability of relevant programmes of study at UCC.

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  • George Moore Scholars Programme open

    03 Mar 2020
    George Moore Scholars Programme open

    Pursue your higher education dream

    The George Moore Scholars programme is an all-Ireland scholarship programme which supports academically talented students who wish to undertake a Master's degree in the USA

     The George Moore Scholars, a programme of The Ireland Funds, will support up to 300 outstanding students to undertake postgraduate study, mainly in the USA, in the period 2020-30.

    The Scholarships will be high-value, multi-annual awards (1-3 years depending on the programme of study).

    The George Moore Scholars will be selected from the eleven universities on the island of Ireland.

    The Scholarships are open to outstanding students in all academic disciplines who expect to graduate from their primary degree in 2020 or who graduated from their primary degree in 2019.

    Applicants who are awarded a George Moore Scholarship may combine it with other sources of support or scholarship (e.g. a Fulbright Student Award).

    The closing date for completed applications is 27th March 2020. 

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  • Lilly Research Scholarship Winners 2020-2021 Announced

    01 Sep 2020
    Lilly Research Scholarship Winners 2020-2021 Announced

    Many congratulations to James Harte, BSc (Hons) and Aoife Slyne, BSc (Hons), winners of the 2020-2021 Lilly Research Scholarships.

    Professor Sarah Culloty, Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, extended her congratulations to the recipients. "Both students have excelled in their chosen field and the College is very proud of James and Aoife, recognising the commitment — the early mornings and late nights — that has brought them the success they deserve. All of our students are constantly stretching academic boundaries, both for themselves and for the staff who teach them, and this has a hugely positive impact on the College and our research. I would like to thank Eli Lilly for their continued support of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science; initiatives like the Lilly Research Scholarships enable our high performing students to reach their potential by undertaking research at the highest levels.”

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  • Two UCC Mature Students Awarded Uversity Scholarships

    01 Oct 2020
    Two UCC Mature Students Awarded Uversity Scholarships

    Megan Buckley and Lisa de Klerk have been awarded Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners from Registered Charity Uversity to pursue Bachelor’s Degrees at University College Cork. Uversity has offered 41 Scholarships to adult learners to commence Bachelor’s Degrees at twenty-one different higher education institutions on the island of Ireland in the 2020/21 academic year. Profiles of all Uversity Scholars can be found here.

     Uversity’s scholarships are intended to remove financial barriers so adult learners can unlock their potential and realise their ambitions. Uversity’s scholarships provide multi-annual financial support for recipients to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time in participating third level institutions in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Scholarships can be in any subject area and are tailored to recipients’ financial circumstances to cover the costs associated with higher education.

     Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate academic potential, a clear motivation and ambition for returning to education, a drive to succeed, strong work ethic and financial need. Uversity is particularly keen to support candidates who have an ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of this scholarship and educational experience.

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  • Next generation of film makers receive Puttnam Scholarships

    24 Nov 2020
    Next generation of film makers receive Puttnam Scholarships

    Eight UCC students will get the opportunity to be mentored by Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam, after each being awarded a prestigious scholarship.

    The Puttnam Scholarship programme at UCC supports the next generation of film-makers and creatives, offering students from any discipline the opportunity to work with and learn from the legendary producer of films including Chariots of Fire and Midnight Express.

    A digital education pioneer, Lord David Puttnam launched the scholarship in collaboration with UCC’s College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences back in 2018.

    This year’s Puttnam Scholars come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds including Neuroscience, Youth & Community Work, Medicine, Creative Writing, Digital Humanities and Film & Screen Media. 


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    12 Oct 2020

    Call open: Monday 12th October – Friday 30th October 2020

    A number of scholarships, which include monetary bursaries in the amount of €3000, will be offered to select students who are pursuing an undergraduate Level 8 Degree in Computer Science or Electronic Engineering.

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  • McAfee Cork Women in Technology Scholarship - Open Now!

    12 Nov 2020
    McAfee Cork Women in Technology Scholarship - Open Now!

    Encouraging a new generation of high- achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in Technology.

    McAfee’s ‘Women in Technology’ Scholarship program is continuing for the 5th year for females who have just started their first year of third level education in STEM courses! Through this program McAfee hopes to increase awareness and encourage a new generation of high-achieving women to take up the challenge of a career in Technology.

    McAfee works closely with local schools and colleges to help ensure that our educational system continues to produce the exceptional quality of graduates that has helped to make McAfee in Ireland so successful.


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