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Prize-Giving Ceremony 2017

Posted on: 03 Apr 2017

Prize-Giving Ceremony 2017

The annual prize giving ceremony hosted by the College of Business and Law was held today April 3rd, 2017. A number of students within the Cork University Business School (CUBS) were honoured with prizes presented by Professor Ciaran Murphy, Head of School, and Professor Ursula Kilkenny, head of the College of Business and Law. A brochure from the ceremony is available here.

The Cork University Business School (CUBS) is the new Business School of University College Cork and builds on over 100 years of business education here at UCC – CUBS is one of the two largest university business schools in Ireland. Our programmes are very responsive to the needs of business both in Ireland and globally. The Business School boasts impressive undergraduate student numbers and research income earning together with a significant portfolio of postgraduate programmes. The Business School has impressive plans for growth and development including the fostering of key strategic partnerships with business, industry and universities nationally and internationally. In pursuit of its’ mission, the business school will continue to enhance its reputation with businesses and industry building on its’ strong tradition of collaboration to lead the way in innovative practices and continue to inspire its’ students, past and present, to think differently about issues they address and projects that they undertake.

 

Prizes offered to CUBS Students:

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.

Marguerite Cotter – BSc Accounting III

 

The Deloitte Economics Prize for BSc. Finance

The Department of Economics in partnership with Deloitte are awarding ‘The Deloitte Economics Prize for BSc. Finance’. The Prizes are awarded to the students who achieved the highest average grade in economics modules in years I through to IV of the B. Sc Finance Degree.

William Buckley – BSc Finance I (joint winner)
Joanne Moloney – BSc Finance I (joint winner)< br /> Thomas Stafford – BSc Finance I (joint winner)
Connor Vallely – BSc Finance II
David Cronin – BSc Finance III
Alina Suhail – 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.

Paul Creagh – BComm IV

 

The Edward P. Cahill Prize

Mrs Angela Cahill established this prize, together with the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems 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.

Katie Pierce O’Shea – BSc Accounting IV

 

The John Busteed Memorial Prize in Economics

Professor John Busteed was Professor of Economics and Dean, Faculty of Commerce at University College Cork from 1924 until his death in 1964. He was known as an inspiring teacher and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Adult Education Movement. Professor Busteed served on several Government Commissions. He acted as Chairman of the Joint Unity Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Congress of Irish Unions, which brought about the unification of the trade union movement. For many years he was an honorary member of the Cork Chamber of Commerce.

Many of Professor Busteed’s friends wish to perpetuate his memory and subscribed to a fund to achieve this. This fund was used for a number of years to organise an annual Busteed Memorial Lecture. It is now used to fund the award of a series of annual prizes to students of Economics.

Seamus Allen – BA I - Joint Winner
Aaron Frahill – BA I - Joint Winner
Mustafa Assaf – BComm I
Luke McCarthy – BA II
Conor Sheehan – BComm II
William Ormond – BA III
Nicole Daly – BComm III
Weronika Zabska – BComm IV

 

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.

First Prize: Tilly Downes – BSc. Accounting II
Second Prize: Ana – Aisling O’ Sullivan-Ortega – 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.

Rebecca Barrett – Master of Accounting

 

The O’Connor Pyne & Co Prize for First BSc Accounting & Second BSc Accounting Students

Commencing in the 2015/16 academic year, O’Connor Pyne & Co will sponsor annual prizes to eligible students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark over first year and second year in their first sitting of: AC 1103 Financial Accounting Fundamentals; AC 1104 Accounting for Partnerships and Companies; AC 2100 International Financial Reporting I; and AC 2101 Consolidated Financial Statements and Reporting

First Prize: Tilly Downes – BSc Accounting II

Second Prize (Joint): Kevin Shanhan – BSc Accounting II
Second Prize (Joint): Ana Aisling O’Sullivan-Ortega – BSc Accounting II

 

The Peel Memorial Prizes

In 1861, Sir Robert Peel, Chief Secretary for Ireland, initiated a fund to augment the endowments of the Queen’s Colleges. The Peel Memorial Prizes are awarded to students who have taken their primary degrees with first-class honours in the minimum time and who, in the opinion of the Student Accreditation Committee, have played a distinguished part in the public life of the university.

In 2016 two BComm students received the Peel Memorial Prize.

Greg Chambers – BComm
Stuart O’ Grady – BComm

 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Prize for First Accounting and First Finance

PricewaterhouseCoopers will sponsor annual prizes to the eligible students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark in their first sitting of: AC 1103 Financial Accounting Fundamentals; AC 1104 Accounting for Partnerships and Companies; AC 1109 Introduction to Management Accounting 1; and AC 1115 Introduction to Management Accounting 2.

First Prize: Sean Sexton – BSc Finance I
Second Prize: Faolán Carberry – BSc Accounting I
Third Prize: Joanne Moloney – BSc Finance I

 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Prize for First Commerce

PricewaterhouseCoopers sponsor annual prizes to the eligible students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark in their first sitting of AC1100 Introduction to Accounting, EC1207 Principles of the Micro Economy, MA1100 Introductory Mathematics for Business and ST1023 introduction to Business Statistics in Year 1 of the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce.

First Prize: Aoibhe Martin – BComm I
Second Prize: Grace Deevy – BComm I
Third Prize: Lorna Murphy– BComm I

 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Prize for Second Accounting and Second Finance

This Prize is awarded to the eligible students who achieve the highest combined aggregate mark in their first sitting of AC2111 Financial Reporting and AC2115 Taxation, summer examinations.

First Prize: Laura M Murphy - BSc Finance II
Second Prize: Tilly Downes – BSc Accounting II
Third Prize: Connor Vallely – BSc Finance II

 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Prize for Second Commerce

PricewaterhouseCoopers 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: Anna Westmark – B.Comm II
Second Prize: Eva McCarthy Lyons – B.Comm II
Third : Sarah Gleeson – B.Comm II

 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Prize in Accounting

This Prize is awarded to the BSc Accounting student who receives the highest combined aggregate mark in their first attempt at the summer examination in AC4001 Advanced Financial Reporting; AC4002 Advanced Management Accounting; and AC4003 Financial Statement Analysis.

Andrew Quirke – BSc Accounting IV

 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Business Education Scholarship: BComm III Year Abroad

Students who have completed Year 2 of the BComm Degree and who have been accepted for Study Abroad in Year 3 in either the US, Canada or Singapore will be eligible for an International Business Education Scholarship (IBES). The scholarship will be awarded to the student who received the highest marks overall in Year II of the BComm Degree.

Mirona Ciurea – B.Comm II

 

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Prize

PricewaterhouseCoopers is committed to encouraging students to avail fully of the opportunities that university offers them; to be innovators and catalysts for change; consistently to stretch themselves and increase their potential; and to contribute towards a sound society and dynamic economy. PwC is proud to sponsor a prize to an excellent student who has made a significant contribution to UCC life.

Paul Harte – BComm III

 

UCC CIMA Prizes

A prize and a parchment is awarded to the B.Sc. Accounting or B.Sc. Finance student who attains the highest combined grade in the Winter sitting of AC1109 Introduction to Management Accounting and in the Summer sitting of AC1115 Introduction to Taxation and who passes all first year exams without compensation in their first attempt.

Katie Crowley – BSc Accounting I (Joint winner)
Joanne Moloney – BSc Finance I (Joint winner)

A prize and a parchment is awarded to the Bachelor of Commerce student with the highest combined grade in the Winter sitting of AC2204 Introduction to Management Accounting and in the Summer sitting of AC2205 Intermediate Management Accounting and who passes all second year exams without compensation in their first attempt.

Sarah Gleeson – BComm II (Joint winner)
Anna Westmark – BComm II (Joint winner)

 

The BComm III Year Abroad Scholarships

Students who have completed Year II of the BComm Degree and who have been accepted for Study Abroad in Year 3 in either the US or Canada will be eligible for a BComm III Year Abroad Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to the students who received the highest marks overall in Year II of the BComm Degree.

Orla Byrne – BComm II
Diarmaid Cleary – BComm II
Jack Donovan – BComm II
Hannah Doyle – BComm II
Patrick Fehily – BComm II
Caoimhe Murray – BComm II

To our students, congratulations on your wonderful achievement! To our sponsors, thank you for your continued generous support.