Thursday, November 1, 2018

In February 2019 Graduate & Professional Studies in conjunction with the Assistant Deans in each faculty organised a thesis in three competition for each of the four faculties, up 12 participants from each faculty competed in four faculty heats . Each faculty sponsored prize money for the top three.  

The contestants presented an overview of their research in three minutes using three power point slides in an open forum. A judging panel selected three winners from each of the faculty heats to participate in a university wide competition.

The 12 finalists competed in a University Final on 22 May 2019, along with representatives from Mary Immaculate College and Linerick Instiitute of the Technology, the winners from each Faculty with UL are listed below.

Education & Health Sciences Science & Engineering Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Kemmy Business School
Caoimhe Tiernan Jazib Hassan Hala Jaber Niamh Lafferty
Cillian McDowell Sean Carey Agata Lynch Mauricio Perez Alaniz
Fiona Cronin Luke Robinson Michelle Daly Orla McCullagh

The results of the 2019 competition final are listed below:

First Prize
Hala Jaber:  Department: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance,

Title of Presentation: Post-Conflict Migration and Musical Integration.

Second Prize 
Caoimhe Tiernan: 
Department: Physical Education and Sport Sciences.

Title of Presenation: Investigation of the relationship between training load, monitoring markers of recovery, injuries and illness, in elite team sports.

Third Prize
Maria Dervan: Department: Education (Mary Immaculate College) 

Title of Presentation: Autism Spectrum Difference and the influence of the teacher.