14 Mar 2012


The Undergraduate Awards programme 2012 is now open!  Last year we had 222 entries from UCC, and we're trying to increase on that for this year's competition.  Our programme is much bigger and much more international this year, will colleges like Harvard, Berkley, LSE, Cambridge to name a few, taking part, so as an Irish awards body, it's important to us to get a strong representation of Irish work in the mix!

As you may be aware, The Undergraduate Awards is a non-profit awards programme that recognizes independent thinking and creativity amongst undergraduate students across the island of Ireland, the USA, Canada, and the UK. We hope to encourage the next generation of influencers and innovators by supporting their ideas and acknowledging their work. In 2011, we brought 28 of these brilliant young minds to Dublin for the Undergraduate Awards Summit, during which they were presented with their medals by President Mary McAleese in Dublin Castle, and were treated to two days of events and activities around the city. Next year, the summit is set to be even more dynamic!

To apply, students, in their final or penultimate year of their degree, must simply register a piece of coursework that has received a mark of a high 2.1 or above. The winning essay from each category is then selected by a judging panel of Irish and international academics and industry experts. Not only is the winning essay acknowledged but the highly commended essays in each category will receive a certificate of recognition.

Students can register now on www.undergraduateawards.com, until March 30th 2012. Following this date, they will be able to submit their essays online until July 2nd 2012. We would urge students to register at their earliest convenience in order to guarantee a place in the submission process. Due to current limited resources, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accept applications above the number of 3,000. Last year, the number of submissions totaled 2,345.

For any further information please contact Niamh McManus (niamh@undergraduateawards.com) (Tel: 01-5435651)



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