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Liffey Trust honours founder Séamus McDermott by awarding Entrepreneurial Scholarships to UCD Students

To honour the incredible contribution of UCD alumnus, Séamus McDermott to entrepreneurship in Ireland, the Liffey Trust together with UCD Foundation is delighted to announce that Emer O'Doherty (Medicine, UCD, Year 1) has been awarded the inaugural Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship. The Séamus McDermott Entrepreneurial Scholarship has the principal purpose of promoting the concepts of job creation, entrepreneurial development and education for life, in the minds of undergraduate students commencing their studies in University College Dublin. First year students enrolled at UCD for an undergraduate course of their choice can obtain a scholarship valued at up to €12,000. Pictured receiving...
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Helping Children Develop Healthy Eating Habits

A national campaign to encourage parents to give healthier snacks to their children, "Start", has been launched on the back of new UCD research funded by Safefood, part-led by the Newman Fellow in Food Safety Dr Christine Shan.   Mentored by Professor Pat Wall & Professor Celine Murrin, Dr Shan is based in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, which is at the cutting edge of research and research programmes. [caption id="attachment_3158" align="alignright" width="300"] Newman Fellow in Food Safety, Dr Christine Shan[/caption] Dr Shan, "Our research funded by Safefood has shown that, for today’s children, treat foods,...
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UCD Year in Review 2018-2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTLEqSuhv5c We are delighted to present the President's 'Year in Review' video for 2018/2019, which showcases some of the extraordinary campus highlights from this period, along with a look-forward to UCD's Future Campus project which will dramatically change the arrival experience into the university.
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Intel and UCD Renew Collaboration on Talent, Research and Education

Intel and University College Dublin (UCD) have committed to close collaboration over the next five years in the areas of talent, research, and national policy associated with research and education. An initial memorandum of understanding between Intel and UCD was signed in 2016 and, since then, Intel has supported 49 UCD master’s student bursaries and co-supported a number of PhD students under this agreement. Coinciding with the renewed agreement, 15 science and engineering students were awarded UCD-Intel master’s scholarships. These scholarships provide a €3,000 bursary to support academic study as well as the opportunity for practical learning based on industry...
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UCD Foundation Calling Campaign Spring 2020

UCD Foundation will be running its Spring Calling Campaign starting 27 January.  It will be a six – eight week campaign with the possibility of full time summer work for top performers. We are seeking up to 100 enthusiastic students to join the team. Callers are paid €9.80 per hour (Rising to €10.10 from 1 February 2020). Callers who have previously worked for the Calling Campaign have found it a worthwhile experience where they learn techniques which can be applied both to sales and fundraising and enhance their current skill set, help a very worthy cause and also meet and speak with a...
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The Power of Giving Back and Paying Forward – UCD Moore Centre for Business

On Monday 2 September UCD Moore Centre for Business was opened by founding donor and business leader Angela Moore to honour the legacy of her late husband, entrepreneur, philanthropist and UCD alumnus Dr George G. Moore. A native of County Louth, Mr Moore left Ireland in 1972 with two degrees from University College Dublin. He became one of the most successful Irish businessman of his generation, and is remembered as one of the founding fathers of the data analytics industry. https://youtu.be/ABwd2kxALXo Integrating fully with the Quinn School across three levels, the new €20m expansive wing includes interactive learning hubs, a...
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A tribute to an exceptional UCD Medicine Alumna – Dr Mary J Farrell

UCD extended a warm welcome to Patricia O’Kelly and the Farrell Family and friends to UCD School of Medicine Conferring and Awards Ceremony for the presentation of the inaugural Dr Mary J Farrell Medal in General Practice. Thanks to Patricia O’Kelly’s generous support, UCD School of Medicine has established The Mary J Farrell Community Care Scholarship Fund to honour her legacy. The fund will support a research elective for a medical student in a country general practice and has allowed the School to establish a medal as tribute to an exceptional UCD Medicine Alumna. Dr Mary J Farrell graduated with first class...
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Launch of PiNNacle funded by the Presentation Sisters

Wednesday 12 December saw the launch of PiNNacle, an innovative research project which aims to build teaching capacity in the developing world. Led by Professors Deirdre Raftery and Marie Clarke in the School of Education, this project will identify and promote what is best in teacher education for women teachers in developing contexts and provide generous Masters scholarships for women teachers from pilot schools in India and Pakistan to study at UCD. We were pleased to welcome the Presentation Sisters, who have so generously supported this project, Ambassador Sandeep Kumar from the Embassy of India and Ambassador Shuja Alam from the Embassy of the...
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Congratulations

UCD Foundation would like to wish a big congratulations to two members of our team, Ms Tara Belford, Advancement Officer at UCD Foundation and Ms Rebecca Lyne, Fundraising Assistant at UCD Foundation who both graduated from UCD on Monday 3 December. Tara graduates with a Masters in Public Policy and Rebecca graduates with a Masters in Equality Studies. UCD Foundation commends both on all of their hard work over the years and is delighted that they bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to our ever expanding and diverse team. We wish you both every great wish and success for...
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Intel Masters Scholarships awarded to 16 UCD graduate students in Science and Engineering

The Intel Masters Scholarship Programme has been successfully running for three years now and it aims to connect both researchers and students to fuel the innovation economy of Ireland. In addition to the scholarship, the recipients are assigned an Intel employee mentor to provide them with guidance and support on career development throughout their studies. Speaking at a special award ceremony for the students at Intel Ireland’s Leixlip Campus, UCD President Professor Andrew Deeks described the scholarships as a key element of the strategic partnership between UCD and Intel: “I am very pleased to see the strengthening of the relationships...