The Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering

At a glance

  • Value: €1,500 
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this prize
  • Questions about this prize can be directed to


The late Joe Gantly, who was a Civil Engineering graduate of Trinity College Dublin, made a significant contribution to industry and education in the Cork Area. He served as Director of European Operations at Apple Computers, President of Cork Chamber, Chairman of the Cork Airport Authority and as a Governor of UCC.
In order to commemorate his contribution to Cork's business community (and to UCC), Cork Chamber has kindly donated a sum of €1500 per annum to establish the Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering. The prize will be awarded each year to the best student on the Work Placement module in the BE (Hons) programmes at UCC.


The conditions for the prize are as follows:

  • The prize shall be called the Joe Gantly Prize in Engineering;
  • The prize shall be open for competion among the students who have obtained the highest mark for the work placement module in each of the BE (Hons) programmes;
  • The eligible students shall be invited to make a presentation of their work placement to a panel of adjudicators, comprising the Head of the School of Engineering, the Head of College of SEFS and a representative of Cork Chamber, and the prize shall be awarded to the student who is deemed by the adjudicators to have completed the best work placement;
  • The adjudicators may award a cash prize to each student who makes a presentation to acknowledge the individual programmes.

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