June 2016 | Meitheamh 2016

UCD Radiography Conferrings 2016

Fri, 17 June 16 17:11

The 2016 UCD Radiography Conferrings took place at O'Reilly Hall, Belfield on Friday 17th June 2016 with degrees being conferred on graduands by UCD President, Prof Andrew Deeks assisted by Prof Cecily Kelleher (College Principal, UCD College of Health & Agricultural Sciences) and Prof Louise Rainford (Associate Dean for Radiography).

In total 247 students from the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business, College of Engineering and Architecture, College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, College of Social Sciences and Law and from the College of Science were conferred with undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Prof Louise Rainford (Associate Dean for Radiography and Section Leader, Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging) was master of ceremonies and invited each graduate in turn to the stage area to receive their degree parchments from Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD President.

Reflecting the number of Colleges involved in this particular conferring ceremony, there was a wide diversity of degree awards including agricultural science, arts, business administration, children’s nursing, general nursing, psychiatric nursing, civil engineering, energy systems, mechanical engineering, sciences, social sciences, as well as radiography.  There were a similarly diverse series of masters and doctoral awards across a range of subject areas including humanitarian action, wildlife conservation and management, clinical leadership, public health, advanced physiotherapy studies, environmental resource management, sustainable agriculture and rural development, computer science, statistics, actuarial sciences, forensic computing and cyber-crime investigation, and zoology.

In total, 31 students were conferred bachelor of science (BSc) in radiography degrees from our four year undergraduate radiography programme.  Masters of Science (MSc) degrees were award in computed tomography (1), magnetic resonance imaging (9) and ultrasound (17) and several doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees were also conferred.

Dean of Nursing and Head of the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems, Prof Martin McNamara gave a short address to the new graduates drawing themes of enquiry, discovery and continuous professional development common across all degrees awarded.  In his address, Prof Andrew Deeks thanked the families and friends who supported our students throughout their studies and invited graduates to remain connected with the University throughout their careers, drawing on the support from, and contributing in return to the UCD Alumni around the world.

The UCD Radiography degree programme is the only undergraduate programme of its type in Ireland and is delivered by an internationally renowned UCD Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging group.  We congratulate all students on the completion of their degree and wish them well in their careers.