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Deirdre has a particular interest in the fields of immunology and gastroenterology.
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She finds the Pharmacy programme fascinating and the decision to change career paths is constantly being reaffirmed. Vera is the founder and co-ordinator of BetterTogether, a not-for-profit organisation working to empower women seeking asylum in Cork City and County.
She has been working directly with women living in Direct Provision since Her work over this time has been with the aim of enhancing the social and emotional wellbeing of women seeking asylum. As well as this, Vera is currently designing a programme to increase the employability of the women with whom she works. Aoife went to Skibberenn Community School. Aoife was awarded a Sports' Scholarship for her achievements in rowing. In Aoife placed 8th in the junior double sculls in the Junior World Championships and received a silver medal in the junior double sculls European Championships.
In she placed 8th place in the lightweight double sculls Senior European Championships and placed 13th in the lightweight double sculls in the Senior World Championships. Aoife's goal is to race at the Tokyo Olympics in the Irish lightweight women's double sculls but first she and her partner must qualify the boat at next year's World Championships in Austria in August Biography to follow shortly.
From left to right: Tommy Kirkham was on placement in Canada on the date of the Gala. Emily is a Active Citizenship Scholar studying Commerce. While fundraising for a homeless charity in Limerick, Emily became familiar with the homeless population and the issues they face on a daily basis. Her experience inspired her to create the Duffily Bag - a sleeping back that is lightweigth, waterproof, heat retainiing, non-flammable, highly reflective, with a strap for wasy transport, a place to store valuables, and three layers on the botton for extra support.
In two years, Emily has produced and distributed hundreds of Duffily Bags. Working to reduce homelessness overall, Emily also employs homeless individuals to produce the bags. Emily was named on the Journal. David's biography to follow shortly James Harte: In choosing medical science, and with the incredible support of the Quercus Programme, James aims to embark on an academic career that straddles experimental research and clinical diagnosis, translating empirical investigation into therapeutic and diagnostic opportunites that could potentially make a distinct difference to the well-being of others.
Rob is a Quercus Sports' Scholar. Rob was awarded his Quercus Scholarship based on his merits and achievements in Rugby. Rob was part of the Senior Cup team and, as a result of his performances, was picked to represent Munster in the U20 Interprovincials, where he was part of the team which won the Interprovincial title in Alana's interest in activism and citizenship stems from an early background in theatre and the arts in her home of Waterford City.
Over the past decade, she has worked extensively both on and off the stage, using her knowledge to create innovative and exciting youth projects. She is a vocal Repeal the 8th Activist, writing many spoken word pieces for the campaign.1st Place - Level 3 Gymnastics Meet
Alana wants to use her BA International degree to help arm her for a world of media and journalism. Alana currently works as a reporter and news reader with the regional radio station Beats Having started out in classical music, Rhianne was awarded distinctions in all of her flute exams under the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
She has won numerous medals at all levels in Fleadhanna Ceoil, most notably three consecutive All-Ireland titles as part of her Grupa Ceoil, as well as four solo All-Ireland titles in the piano accordion category, including the highly coveted Senior All-Ireland title.
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She has provided entertainment for President Michael D. Sumitha, an international student from Singapore, is studying Medicine in the College of Medicine and Health. She was chosen to receive the Quercus University Scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic results at UCC.
Inshe was awarded the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience grant for eight weeks of paid laboratory research with the Cork Cancer Research Centre.
Sumitha, along with a team of undergraduate students from the pharmacy, biochemistry and mathematics disciplines, presented this research project at the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition in Boston and clinched a Silver award for UCC. Stewart Medical Scholarship in Natomy In addition, she has also been previously nominated for the MacConaill Prize in Anatomy, following her good performances in the anatomy component for first and second year studies.
In the future, Sumitha hopes to be a source of strength and support for her patients while providing them with appropriate, cutting-edge care. Having volunteered with various healthcare organisations, she also intends to broaden her knowledge in the related fields of public health and policy to improve healthcare access for underprivileged and marginalised communities.
Ben is a writer, cinematographer and editor hailing from Tralee. Ben is currently working on his first feature film, which he plans to shoot before the end of the year. Paddy has represented Tipperary in hurling form Us up along and is currently o the Tipperary U hurling team. He further went on to captain the Tipperary Minor Team in Paddy also achieved success with his former secondary school Our Lady's Templemore by captaining the senior team to Dr.
Harty Cup and Dr. Croke Cup success in He is currently hoping to achieve success with the UCC Freshers hurling team in the coming championship. Cian was a professional rugby player with Munster Rugby for 5 seasons, having been involved in the academy system for the three years prior. Cian retired from the professional game in July to return to full-time education in UCC.
He is now playing for the UCC senior men's rugby team. She is a student of the College of Medicine and Health, where she is undertaking a degree in Pharmacy. Maria is an Irish traditional musician who plays the flute, tin whistle and button accordion. She was part of the band 'Gluaiseacht', who performed in the National Concert Hall at the finals of Siansa Gael Linnwhere they claimed third prize. As well as performance, Maria enjoys composition, and inwas awarded a scholarship in composition at Meitheal Irish Trad Summer School.
She enjoys contributing to the musical life of University College Cork in various events throughout the college year, in between labs, placements and lectures for her Pharmacy studies. Highlights of the past year have included performances at Electric Picnic and Birmingham Tradfest. Having started the Tin Whistle at the age of four, Nicole is now a well all rounded traditional musician being highly accomplished in a number of instruments such as the Tin Whistle, Flute, Concertina, Fife, Fiddle and the Harp.
Nicole has also taken part in the Fleadh Cheoil and has won numerous County, Munster and All Ireland titles in both solo and group competitions. He won an All-Ireland Minor title in with Kerry.
He has played under football with Kerry inand Brian has represented the College in the Fresher's competitions, in the County Championships and in the Sigerson, where he hopes they will be successful this year. Hannah is a Quercus Sports' Scholar. Formally a pupil of St. Hannah is a hockey goalkeeper. She has played Munster U and U and vice-captained the U team in which was the first Munster team to beat Ulster in over a decade.
She has also played Irish U and U and is currently involved in the Irish U development squad. Hannah's ultimate ambition is to part of an Irish senior team to compete in an Olympics. Hannah's biography to follow shortly Ciara Cullinane: She is studying Medicine in the College of Medicine and Health.
She has achieved seven distinctions in her classical singing exams with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and is currently studying for a vocal performance diploma. She has achieved numerous awards for her outstanding examination results, winning 'Student of the Year' in the County Wexford School of Music in'Music Student of the Year' and verious academic awards from her secondary school inas well as her LAMDA dramatic arts examinations.
Ciara has been actively involved in musical societies in Wexford from a very young age, with performance in 'Annie', 'Ragtime', 'Hairspray', 'Oliver', and 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. She has performed various principle roles in the National Opera House with Wexford Light Opera Society, including the production of 'Evita' and the role of 'Johanna' in the production of 'Sweeney Todd'.
She went on to win best musical item for her solo performance at the Carrick on Suir Music Festival, as well as playing the lead role of 'Eponine' in her school's production of 'Les Miserables'. Ciara co-founded a vocal group 'Seventh Fret' who perform regularly at events in Wexford and won 'Wexford has Talent' in Eimear is from Slaughtneil, County Derry and was awarded this Quercus Scholarship in recognition of her academic success in her first year summer exams.
Outside the academic world, Eimear has achieved a distinction and merit in grade 8 violin and piano respectively. Ben's Biography to follow shortly Sophie Healy Thow: Sophie is a Active Citizenship Scholar. Sophie is a youth activist who promotes Food Security, Gender Equality and Anti-bullying at local, national and global levels. While at the Summit Sophie co-foudned "Agrikua", an online platform to promote women in agriculture in developing countries, Agrikua went onto win the first prize at the summit and Sophie and her team are now being fudned by Bayer Crop Sciences to develop the idea further.
Angela's College in Waterford, Rose was chosen to receive the Quercus Scholarship for the uniqueness and quality of her creative writing. JD intends to be an advocate for cancer research and desires to provide hope, reassurance and knowledge to those suffering specifically from breast cancer.
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Cathal was awarded a Quercus Sports' Scholarship because of his achievements in soccer. He currently guards the net of the UCC senior soccer team. Ronan is a Quercus Sports' Scholar.
Ronan previously won gold in the men's junior doubles and quads. Last August, he finished eight overall in the men's doubles at the Rotterdam World Championships and he is currently training to qualify for the World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Ronan spends the bulk of his time training on the Marina and intends to make Tokyo his first Olympic games. Not for the first time, we had them dancing in the park this morning!
Our tourists this week always welcome! Michael had run with us once before this time last year, but still forgot we have a 9: I had a wonderful team in charge of today's parkrun. Everyone seemed to know what to do from the timekeepers, to the finish token people to our barcode scanners extraordinaire and we had three marshals around the route to ensure all went well out on the course.
Our voluntheros this week were: This message goes out to all our runners, fast and slow, and all ages from young to old. Under's must volunteer with an adult. If you haven't already volunteered now is your time to start.
You can email us on traleehelpers parkrun. All our jobs are straightforward and we train you in at 9 am before the start of the parkrun. Most entertaining aspect of our parkrun this week was to see Malachy Kelly juggle three balls for the entire 5k. He managed in a very respectable time too of 26 minutes and 42 seconds.
We had certs to give out at the brief and these went to Cillian Hussey and Rory Kelliher who both completed their 10th parkruns today. Eamonn had completed 23 parkrun and was a familiar face at the town park. HIs son David also attended our parkrun from time to time.