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Undergraduate Awards 2011

 

Undergraduate Awards of Ireland, 20111

 

President Mary McAleese recognized academic excellence at The Undergraduate Awards Ceremony 2011 in Dublin Castle on Friday 26th October 2011. The Undergraduate Awards aim to inspire, support and celebrate the ideas of undergraduates whilst promoting innovation and independent thinking both within and outside of coursework.

Four students from St Mary’s were among the top 10 per cent of entries and were highly commended for their work.

They stood out in their categories from among 2,381 submissions received from all the large and small universities, as well as the higher education colleges, across the island of Ireland. In all, 237 students were shortlisted. This represented 10% across 20 categories.

Aisling Toner, was one of eight shortlisted in Social Science for her essay entitled "How Young Muslim Women Perceive and Negotiate Safe and Risky Spaces in their Leisure Lives in Belfast". It was highly commended by the judges in the Social Studies category.

Emma McClarey, submitted her final year Education Studies project entitled ‘A study to investigate the difficulties faced by children with dyslexia in the mainstream school and the most beneficial strategies in dealing with these difficulties’. Emma’s work was highly commended by the judges.

Vicky O’Neill, submitted her final year Education Studies project entitled ‘Music as a language development tool’. Vicky’s work was highly commended by the judges.

Laura Murray, submitted work from her third year Education Studies module centred on learning in the foundation stage. Her work was a critical examination of the Importance of observations as assessment and planning tools in the foundation stage classroom. Laura’s work was highly commended by the judges.