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19 February 2018  


Graduate Scholarships and Prizes

 

Mansion House Fund Scholarships and Prizes
Duaiseanna an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge
NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education
NUI Art and Design Prize
Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy
French Government Medals and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in French
NUI French Embassy...Further Connections
Spanish Embassy and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in Spanish
NUI Club London Scholarship
NUI Scholarship in Rural Development


The Mansion House Fund Scholarships and Prizes

Jacinta Prunty, Head of Dept of History with Sorcha Gleeson, 2017 Mansion House Fund Scholarship in Irish History, both Maynooth University.

Jacinta Prunty, Head of Dept of History with Sorcha Gleeson, 2017 recipient of the Mansion House Fund Scholarship in Irish History, both Maynooth University.

The Mansion House Fund, which is designed to promote ‘the study of Irish Language, Literature and History’, provides for the annual award of a Scholarship (€2,000) and a Prize (€1,300), in the subjects of Irish and Irish History as follows:

  • Scoláireacht agus Duais Chiste Theach an Árd Mhéara sa Ghaeilge /
  • The Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish
  • The Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish History

These awards are based on the final results of the examinations held in Irish and Irish History in the constituent universities as follows:

  • Irish (Modern, Early, Medieval and Classical, or any combination of these) for the BA (Hons) Degree and also, where applicable, for other degrees where Irish is a final year subject, such as the BCL European and BComm International/European.
  • Irish History for the BA (Hons) Degree.

An Extern Examiner, appointed by NUI, will determine the recipients of the Scholarships and the Prizes based on the written work of final year students achieving the highest marks in Irish and Irish History who have passed the honours bachelor degree examination as a whole.

Final year students of Irish or Irish History in each of the constituent universities will be eligible automatically for consideration for these Scholarships and Prizes.

 

Duaiseanna an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge

(C–D) An Dr Lillis Ó Laoire, Ceann Roinn na Gaeilge, OÉG le Róisín Nic Aodhgáin, OÉG, buaiteoir Duais Chiste Theach an Ardmhéara sa Ghaeilge agus Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, OÉG, buaiteoir Chéad Duais an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge

(C–D) An Dr Lillis Ó Laoire, Ceann Roinn na Gaeilge, OÉG le Róisín Nic Aodhgáin, OÉG, buaiteoir Duais Chiste Theach an Ardmhéara sa Ghaeilge agus Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, OÉG, buaiteoir Chéad Duais an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge.

 

Sa bhliain 2018, is mór ag Ollscoil na hÉireann duaiseanna Gaeilge a chur ar fáil i gcuimhne Iarsheansailéir OÉ, an Dr T K Whitaker. Bronnfar dhá dhuais, ar luach €2,000 agus €1,000 faoi seach, mar chuid den chomórtas seo ar mhic léinn atá ag tabhairt faoi Mháistreachtaí Ealaíon sa Ghaeilge. Déanfaidh painéal roghnúcháin, ceaptha ag OÉ agus scrúdaitheoir neamhspleách mar Chathaoirleach air, na moltaí do na Duaiseanna, bunaithe ar ainmniúcháin ó gach ceann de na comh-ollscoileanna.

In 2018, NUI is delighted to offer for competition Irish language prizes in memory of the former NUI Chancellor, Dr T K Whitaker. Two prizes, valued at €2,000 and €1,000 respectively, will be offered for competition to students undertaking a Masters of Arts degree programme in the Irish language. The recommendations for the Prizes will be made by a selection panel, appointed by NUI and chaired by an independent examiner, based on the nominations put forward by each of the constituent universities.


Seansailéir OÉ An Dr Muiris Ó Mainín ag bronnadh An Dara Duais an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge ar Stiofán Ó Briain, COBÁC

Seansailéir OÉ An Dr Muiris Ó Mainín ag bronnadh Dara Duais an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge ar Stiofán Ó Briain, COBÁC.

Schools of Irish in NUI constituent universities will be contacted in the coming months regarding nominations for these awards.

Rachfar i dteagmháil le Scoileanna Gaeilge na n-ollscoileanna OÉ sna míonna amach romhainn maidir le hainmniúcháin do na duaiseanna seo.

Sa bhliain 2017 bronnadh:

An Chéad Duais ar Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, mac léinn de chuid Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh

An Dara Duais ar Stiofán Ó Briain, mac léinn de chuid Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath

 



NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education

2017 NUI Scholarship in Education recipient Genevieve Collins, UCC; 2017 NUI Prize in Education recipients Aileen Wall Adderley, UCD and Catherine O'Brien, NUIG with 2017 Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship in Education recipient, Dr Niamh Dennehy, UCC.

2017 NUI Scholarship in Education recipient Genevieve Collins, UCC; 2017 NUI Prize in Education recipients Aileen Wall Adderley, UCD; Catherine O'Brien, NUIG and 2017 Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship in Education recipient, Dr Niamh Dennehy, UCC.

 

This Scholarship and Prize, valued at €2,000 and €1,000 respectively are awarded to the top two students on the programme leading to the Degree of Professional Masters of Education or an Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas, offered in each of the NUI constituent universities. The recommendations for the Scholarship and Prize will be made by a Selection Panel to be appointed by NUI and based on the nominations put forward by each of the constituent universities.

 

 



NUI Art and Design Prize

awards winnes 2015

This Prize is offered annually for a piece of work by a graduate of NCAD who has distinguished him or herself in one of the Art and Design disciplines. The Prize is a Purchase Prize and the work becomes the property of NUI. Final year BA/BDes and MA students in NCAD will be eligible automatically for consideration for the Prize.

The 2017 Prize was awarded to Jingze Du, a student of Fine Art at NCAD, for his piece, Images/ Reflets dans l’eau (pictured). With this piece, Du examines the aesthetic and ethic of the images used. The images are treated similarly to physical materials, becoming purely informative objects. The result of this is that the work becomes more fair-minded and less subjective.

Du notes his awareness of the distortion of meaning. He says “Meaning can be altered by the composition or the distortion of images. As an object can never really exist on its own, the purpose of an image changes when it’s placed in relation to another, e.g. an exchange of dialogue occurs between multiple realities.” Du intends to focus on the construction of the narrative within the frame of the painting. He sees that images exist purely as they are in the painting - a metaphor as such - rather than symbols.




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2017 NUI Art and Design Prize recipient Jingze Du, NCAD

Of Images/ Reflets dans l’eau, Du comments that the “world today consumes visual information at an aggressively accelerating rate. Meanings and values are becoming increasingly unstable. Time, or the immediacy of the availability of information, determines how we react and perceive the reality presented (McLuhan, 1994). The boundaries between the conscious and virtual realities are gradually diminishing”.

Jingze Du was born in China in 1995. At the age of thirteen he moved to Ireland with his family, where he lives today. He recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from NCAD.







Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy

This Scholarship in Philosophy, valued at €2,000, is a long-standing scholarship, awarded annually, and was established with a bequest from Pierce Malone. The Scholarship is based on the corpus of written work presented by the top student for the BA (Hons) Degree examination in each of the NUI constituent universities.

Final degree students of Philosophy will be eligible automatically for consideration for this Scholarship. An extern examiner, appointed by NUI, will determine the award of the Scholarship having considered the submissions from each of the constituent universities.

The 2017 Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy went to Aidan Ryan, University College Dublin.



French Government Medals and Prizes For Proficiency In French

French Government Medal

 

In 1926, the French Government presented a Medal to the University to be awarded in that year for proficiency in French, in connection with the BA (Hons) Degree Examination, on the recommendation of the Extern Examiner. The Medal was offered annually until 1956, when the French Government increased the number of Medals to three, for competition amongst students of the then Constituent Colleges. In 1962, a fourth Medal was added for the then Recognised College, St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. These Medals are now awarded annually in each of the four NUI constituent universities.

 

 

L–R: Mr. Guillaume Ravier and Dr Marc Daumas (both Embassy of France in Ireland); with 2017 French government medal and NUI Prize recipients Sinéad Magner, Maynooth University, Morgane Monteuuis-Dréval, Maynooth University, Elizabeth Kelleher, University College Cork, Nora Baker, NUI Galway and Dr Martin Howard, Head, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UCC.

L–R: Mr. Guillaume Ravier and Dr Marc Daumas (both Embassy of France in Ireland); with 2017 French government medal and NUI Prize recipients Sinéad Magner, Maynooth University, Morgane Monteuuis-Dréval, Maynooth University, Elizabeth Kelleher, University College Cork, Nora Baker, NUI Galway and Dr Martin Howard, Head, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UCC.

The awarding of the Medals continues to be based on the results of the final examinations in French for the BA (Hons) Degree and also, where applicable, the BComm International/European and BCL International Degrees, in the constituent universities. The recommendation regarding the award of the Medals is made by the Extern Examiner in French in each of the four NUI constituent universities.

With the medal, NUI also awards a cash prize of €1,000 to each of the recipients.

The Medals and cash prizes may not be awarded to any student whose native language is French.

 

 

 



NUI French Embassy...Further Connections

NUI recently came together with the French Embassy in Ireland to highlight programmes which have been established between the NUI constituent universities in cooperation with universities in France. In 2016 and 2017, the NUI constituent universities were each invited to nominate a student who had particularly distinguished him or herself on a dual degree programme, with the recipients receiving a French Government medal and an NUI prize of €1,000.

NUI continues to recognise, encourage and promote scholarship in the field of language learning. We look forward to developing and expanding our collaborative projects and awards in 2018.

 

Spanish Embassy and NUI Prizes for Profiency in Spanish

NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning with 2017 NUI Spanish Embassy and NUI Prizewinner Nichola Lumsden, Maynooth University.

NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning with 2017 NUI Spanish Embassy and NUI Prizewinner Nichola Lumsden, Maynooth University.

In 2017, NUI continued to expand its promotion of foreign language studies and joined forces with the Spanish Embassy in Ireland and Junta de Castilla y Léon in Spain to offer prizes for proficiency in Spanish to students in each of the NUI constituent universities. These prizes were awarded to the top students on honours bachelors degree programmes in each of the NUI constituent universities and were based on the results of the final year Arts Examinations in Spanish.

These prizes will be offered again in 2018 and each prize will include a week-long Spanish language course in the Castilla y Léon region of Spain, accommodation & meals, a cash prize and more. The Schools and Departments of Spanish in each of the NUI constituent universities will be contacted in summer 2018 to nominate the top students in the final year of their BA programmes in Spanish for these awards.

 

The 2017 Recipients of the Spanish Embassy and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in Spanish were:

Andrea Manning, University College Dublin

Liadán Sage, University College Cork


Adam Tuohy, National University of Ireland, Galway

Nichola Lumsden, Maynooth University

Further information on the Spanish Embassy and NUI Prizes for Profiency in Spanish is available here.

 

NUI Club London Scholarship

Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor, presents Damien McEvoy, Maynooth University with the NUI Club London Scholarship in Music Technology, 2017.

Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor, presents Damien McEvoy, Maynooth University with the NUI Club London Scholarship in Music Technology, 2017.

This Scholarship, valued at €2,000, introduced for the first time in 2005,was established as a Memorial Scholarship with funds from a bequest from the NUI Club London following its dissolution in 2003. The Scholarship is offered for competition a different subject every year.

In 2018, the Scholarship will be awarded to the top student in the final year of the programme leading to the BBS (Hons) in International Hotel Management offered in Shannon College of Hotel Management, a School in the College of Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway.

 

Previous subject areas awarded:

2017 - Music Technology - Maynooth University
2016 - Veterinary Nursing - UCD
2015 - Food Science - UCC
2014 - Marine Science – NUI Galway
2013 - Product Design (Marketing & Innovation) – Maynooth University
2012 - Film Studies - NUI Galway
2011 - Information and Library Studies - UCD
2010 - Media Studies - Maynooth University
2009 - Early Childhood Studies - UCC
2008 - Agriculture - UCD
2007 - Architecture - UCD
2006 - Veterinary Medicine - UCD
2005 - Dentistry - UCC

NUI Scholarship in Rural Development

This Scholarship, valued at €2,000, was introduced in 2012 and is awarded in alternate years to the top student in the BSc (Hons) in Rural Development. It is the sole degree programme offered jointly by the four constituent universities.

There are no special application procedures or entry requirements for this scholarship

In 2016, the Scholarship was awarded to Ms Kornelia Horvath, a graduate of University College Dublin.