Congratulations to all students who received UCD Entrance Scholars Awards yesterday, 19th November.
A very proud moment for so many Leaving Certificate students of 2015, their parents and their schools.

Professor Scott presented the award to our three recipients, Ronan Byrne, Andrew Hughes (in absentia) and Eoin O’Donnell.

He spoke about how in UCD that the students experience is central to the college. Entrance scholarships, he said were about celebrating excellence and aptitude. He reminded all present that the path of learning allows our scholars to bring their own interests and spontaneity and that all important sense of risk to their learning and what they do. One of the most important qualities, he said was “self-understanding”.

What they study:
Ronan Byrne—Quantative Business, Economics and Finance
Eoin O’Donnell—Medicine
Andrew Hughes—Engineering

Well done to Andrew who had committed to the Freshers Hurling semi-final which was on at the same time in Cork! His Mum and Dad attended the scholarship presentation in his absence.