Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

November Conferring Ceremony

19 November 2009

Approximately 550 students were conferred with undergraduate and postgraduate awards at three conferring ceremonies throughout the day. This was the largest number of students ever to be conferred in a single day at the College.

Pictured is Alison Costello who received a Degree of Master of Science (MSc) Industrial Pharmaceutical Science.

The day began with the conferring of Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and postgraduate degrees to 105 students, followed by 142 awards being presented in Degrees of Masters of Science (MSc) from the Institute of Leadership and Healthcare Management.

Pictured from (L-R) are Elisabeth Griffin, Catherine Holland and Anne Landers who received their Degrees of Master of Science (MSc) Healthcare, Ethics and Law.

Eight senior RCSI research staff graduated with an MSc in Leadership & Management Development.  This programme was funded by RCSI and demonstrates the College’s commitment to developing leaders.  Additionally, the Institute’s innovative MSc in Creative Leadership and Organisational Learning graduated a number of senior and middle managers from the five Dublin Academic Teaching Hospitals (DATHS).   

The day culminated with the presentation of 306 nursing awards, including 42 graduates of Master of Science Degrees (MSc), the largest number in the history of the ten year the programme.

Pictured are Alicia O’Dwyer and Lydia Finnerty who were conferred with a Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) – Pharmacy, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Graduation ceremony.

Dr Zena Moore, a lecturer and researcher in the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery was awarded a PhD for her work on 'Repositioning for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers'.

Pictured are Professor Seamus Cowman, Head of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery and Dr Zena Moore from the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. Zena was awarded a PhD for her work on 'Repositioning for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers'.

Professor Frank Keane, President of RCSI said “The variety and number of awards being presented reinforces RCSI’s key role as a leading provider in healthcare education in Ireland. Graduation ceremonies mark a celebration and recognition of the graduate’s accomplishments which they have achieved through outstanding ability, diligent application, sacrifice, excellent teaching and, in particular the support of family and friends. I would like to congratulate everyone here today on their achievements and wish them success in their careers.”

Pictured are Declan Doyle and Catherine Donohue who were conferred with Degrees of Master of Science (MSc) Leadership and Management Development for Healthcare Managers.