Radiography Student Awards
UCD Radiography and Diagnostic Imaging presented a number of student awards at a reception following the 2016 Radiography Conferrings. The reception for new graduates and their families was held in the Kevin Barry Gallery at the UCD Charles Institute in Belfield on Friday 17th June 2016.
Presenting the awards, Dr Jonathan McNulty described the emergence of radiography as a profession in 1932 and its arrival in Ireland two years later. He noted that Ireland was the first country in Europe to introduce an undergraduate degree programme with the UCD degree introduced in 1990. He congratulated the new graduates on completing their degree programmes and wished them well in the careers as radiographers. Dr McNulty also paid tribute to the Clinical Practice Tutors who were responsible for delivering the clinical training component of the programme at our affiliate clinical sites across the country.
The Philips Medal for overall first place in the final degree grade point average combining Stage 3 and Stage 4 was awarded to Ms Avril Lysaght. Ms Ciara Crofton was awarded the O’Farrell Medal as the candidate who achieved the highest mark for a project presented as part of the degree programme.
The Deirdre Conroy Memorial Medal is awarded in memory of the late Stage 3 radiography student who was an enthusiastic member of the UCD Kayaking Club and a leading student representative. The medal is awarded for the best presentation by a radiography student following their visit to a foreign country under the Erasmus scheme. This year's winner of the Deirdre Conroy Memorial Medal was Ms Caitríona Ní Chathasaigh. Finally the Olive Fleming Memorial Medal, awarded by the Irish Institute of Radiography & Radiation Therapy for the best student in clinical practice was presented to Ms Siobhán Killeen.
A selection of photographs from this reception are available on our Flickr site.