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CUBS Students Awarded Prizes and Scholarships by the College of Business and Law

By: Alan Drumm | Posted on: 14 Dec 2020

CUBS Students Awarded Prizes and Scholarships by the College of Business and Law

Broadcast live on UCC's website, the College of Business and Law’s Scholarships and Prize-Giving Ceremony 2020 recognised the achievements of students from a range of disciplines across the Business School. 

In all, the College of Business and Law acknowledged the work of over 100 students through the awarding of 39 different scholarships and prizes valued at a cumulative total of €180,000.

In line with UCC’s recently published Academic Strategy, employability formed a central theme of the prize giving ceremony, a facet highlighted by the number of generous awards provided by leading national and international organisations such as Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, FDC Group, Monex Financial Services, The Cork Society of Chartered Accountant and O’Connor Pyne & Co. 

The range and nature of the awards also reflects the collaborative nature of the relationship between Cork University Business School, respected alumni and the national business community, which creates a stimulating industry informed learning environment that enables graduates to prosper. 

Something that was highlighted in the contributions of the award sponsors at the ceremony, which can you view in its entirety below.

College of Business and Law Prizes and Scholarships offered to Business students 

  • BComm Gold Medal for Academic Achievement 

This specially commissioned medal prize is presented annually to the graduated BComm IV student who achieves the highest academic marks based on their final year award. 

Aoibhe Martin, BComm IV 

  • BComm III Year and Semester Abroad Scholarship 

Students who have completed Year II of the BComm Degree and who have been accepted for Study Abroad in Year III in either the US or Canada will be eligible for a BComm III Year Abroad Scholarship. Scholarships are  awarded to the students who received the highest marks overall in Year II of the BComm Degree. 

Year abroad recipients are: 

Padraig Barry, BComm III (Year Abroad) 

Colm Walsh, BComm III (Year Abroad) 

Semester Abroad recipients are: 

Danielle Barrett, BComm III (Semester Abroad) 

Emily Duffy, BComm III (Semester Abroad) 

Adam Ford, BComm III (Semester Abroad) 

Gavin McSweeney, BComm III (Semester Abroad) 

Rebecca Murphy, BComm III (Semester Abroad) 

Ruth O’Halloran, BComm III (Semester Abroad) 

  • The Cork Society of Chartered Accountants Bursary for BSc (Hons) (Accounting) Students 

This bursary is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall mark in the third year of the BSc Accounting Degree. 

This year it is a joint award 

Robert S Clarke, BSc Accounting III (Joint Award) 

Gavin Ryan, BSc Accounting III (Joint Award) 

  • The Deloitte Economics Prize for BSc Finance 

The Department of Economics in partnership with Deloitte offer this prize. The Prizes are awarded to the students who achieved the highest average grade in economics modules in years I through to IV of the BSc Finance Degree. 

Kate Ivory, BSc Finance I 

Hugh O’Connor, BSc, Finance II 

Anna Harte, BSc Finance III 

Sinéad O’Driscoll, BSc Finance IV 

  • The Downey Prize 

A fund was raised by the colleagues and friends of the late Mr. Joseph Downey, who was Secretary and Bursar of University College Cork from 1912 to 1944, and handed over to the Governing Body for the provision of an annual book prize, to be known as “The Downey Prize”. The Prize is awarded on the results of the Summer BComm (Hons) Degree Examination. 

Una Lyons, BComm IV 

  • The Dr. Brendan Richardson Memorial Prize 

This Award remembers Dr. Brendan Richardson who was a long-standing lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing, Cork University Business School who passed away in June 2018. Brendan lectured on MG2003 for many years with consumer behaviour and sustainability issues central to his interests and expertise. 

This Award will be presented annually to the MG2003 student who achieves the highest overall academic mark in the module. 

Alison Clarke, BCL (International) II 

  • The Edward P. Cahill Prize 

Mrs Angela Cahill established this prize, together with the Department of Accounting and Finance and with university support, to acknowledge the contribution of her husband, Professor Edward Cahill, to the University. Professor Cahill was the first Professor of Accounting at UCC, holding the position from 1988 until his death in 2005. 

The Prize is awarded to the student who achieves the highest overall marks in the final year of the BSc. Accounting Degree. 

Cillian Keane,  BSc Accounting IV  

  • The FDC Group Scholarships - the Jack Murphy Scholarship 

The Scholarship supports students participating in the MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development and/or the MSc in Management and Marketing. Successful applicants completes their  placement element of the MSc programme with the FDC Group. 

Patrick Collins, MSc Co-Operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development 

Caoife de Hora, MSc Co-Operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development 

Emily Kennedy, MSc Management and Marketing 

Cliona Moore, MSc Co-Operative, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development 

Martina Ryan-Doyle,  MSc Co-Operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development 

Shane Walsh, MSc Co-Operative, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development 

  • The John Busteed Memorial Prize in Economics 

Professor John Busteed was Professor of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at University College Cork from 1924 until his death in 1964.  A fund was established by many of Professor Busteed’s friends in order to perpetuate his memory.  

James Coughlan, BComm IV 

Conor Flynn,  BComm III 

Armina Golchin, BComm I 

Maria Gretter, BA I 

Rhiannon Hurley, BComm II 

Alexander Bryan Reynolds, BA Econ III 

Xueyan Xu,  BA Econ II 

  • The KPMG Prizes 

These prizes, awarded by KPMG, Chartered Accountants, are presented to the students who have obtained the highest and second highest marks in the overall Second University Examination in the BSc (Hons) Accounting Degree programme. 

Patrick Kearney, BSc (Accounting) II 

Martin O’Reilly, BSc (Accounting) II 

  • The Deirdre O’Sullivan Memorial Prize in Accounting 

KPMG Ireland established the Deidre O’Sullivan Memorial Prize in Accounting to honour the memory of Deirdre O’Sullivan, a graduate of UCC, who qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and who sadly passed away in September 2011. 

The prize is awarded to the Master of Accounting student who receives the highest final aggregate mark on the programme at their first attempt. 

Laura Murphy, Masters of Accounting 

  • Monex Scholarship 

The Monex Scholarship Program is designed to identify students who display academic commitment and dedication to their studies, despite personal adversity, and for whom financial assistance offered by this Scholarship Program will facilitate their progression to full-time, third level undergraduate studies at Cork University Business School (CUBS), UCC 

Áine O’Donoghue – BComm International with Spanish Studies 

Andrew Quinlivan – BComm 

  • The MSc Food Security Policy and Management Scholarships  

Cork University Business School offers full scholarships to students from developing countries to pursue the MSc in Food Security Policy and Management 

Mohammed Massum ALI 

Edward BUZIGI 

Banda WANANGWA 

  • The O’Connor Pyne & Co Prize  

O’Connor Pyne & Co sponsor annual prizes to students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark over first year and second year in their first sitting of Accounting modules 

Victor Vlasa, BSc (Accounting) II, 1st Place 

Martin O’Reilly, BSc (Accounting) II, 2nd Place 

  • The PWC Prize for First Accounting and First Finance Students 

PWC will sponsor annual prizes to the eligible students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark in their first sitting of Accounting modules: 

First Prize: Robert Walsh, BSc (Finance) I,  

Second Prize: Shane Crowe, BSc (Finance) 1 

Third Prize: Rebecca Kidney, BSc (Accounting) I 

  • The PWC Prize for First Year Commerce 

PWC sponsor annual prizes to the eligible students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark in their first sitting of accounting, economics, Mathematics and Statistics in Year 1 of the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce.  

First Prize: Armina Golchin, BComm I 

Second Prize: Gillian Casey, BComm I 

Third Prize: Mark Healy, BComm I 

  • The PWC Prize for Second Accounting and Second Finance Students  

PWC sponsor annual prizes to the eligible students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark in their first sitting of Accounting modules.  

First Prize: Laura Cussen, BSc Finance II 

Second Prize: Conor Shanahan, BSc Finance II 

Third Prize: Hugh O’Connor. BSc Finance II 

  • The PWC Prize for Second Year Commerce 

PwC sponsor annual prizes to the eligible students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark in the core subjects of Year 2 of the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce: Management Accounting, Economics, Information Systems and Management.  

First Prize: Emma Corkery, BComm II 

Second Prize: Lisa McAuliffe, BComm II 

Third Prize: Adam Ford, BComm II 

  • The PWC Prize in Accounting 

The Prize is awarded annually to the BSc Accounting student who receives the highest combined aggregate mark in their first sitting of Accounting modules. 

Emma McCarthy, BSc Accounting IV 

  • MSc Management and Marketing - Graduate of the Year 

This Award is presented annually to the student who achieves the highest overall academic mark in the MSc Management & Marketing Programme. 

Gabriela Flores, MSc Management and Marketing 

  • UCC CIMA Prize – BComm 

This prize is awarded to the Bachelor of Commerce student with the highest combined grade in the Introduction and Intermediate Management Accounting modules  and who passes all second year exams without compensation in their first attempt. 

Lisa McAuliff,  BComm II 

This prize is awarded to the BSc Accounting or BSc Finance student who attains the highest combined grade in a management accounting and the Introduction to Taxation modules and who passes all first year exams without compensation in their first attempt. 

Joshua Burton, BSc Finance I 

  • Quercus Undergraduate College Scholarships  

These Undergraduate Scholarships are awarded by the College of Business & Law based on the results of the Summer 2019 University Examinations. 

Rachel Burke, BComm International with French I 

Ellen Connolly, BComm International (Hispanic Studies) II 

Kate Cronin, BSc (Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship) I 

George Deane, BIS II (Mature student award) 

Padraid Donoghue 

Róisín Ni Bheaglaoi 

Armina Golchin, BComm I 

Patrick Kearney 

Oran Kelly, BIS I 

Isobel Keohane 

Rebecca Kidney, BSc Accounting I 

Éabha Landers 

Lisa McAuliffe, BComm II 

Adam McGrath, BSc Finance I 

Niamh Murphy, BSc (Food Marketing and Entrepreneurship) II 

Cian O’Sullivan, BIS II 

Li Zhang, BIS III (International Student Award) 

  • Quercus Postgraduate Scholar 

The Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship is awarded to candidates who have a minimum 1H undergraduate or postgraduate level and who are deemed to demonstrate an exceptional level of academic excellence and commitment to their Masters course of choice. The Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship is a 50% contribution towards postgraduate fees for the duration of the postgraduate course. 

Aaron Frahill, MSc (Finance) Banking and Risk Management. 

  • The BComm Strategy Capstone Team Award  

This Award is presented annually to the student team who achieves the highest academic marks based on their Group project and is in recognition of excellence in critical thinking, teamwork and strategic analysis 

Kerri Dowling, BComm IV 

Humaira Hussain, BComm IV 

Lorraine Kelleher, BComm IV 

Alana MCarthy, BComm IV 

Keelyn O’Brien, BComm IV