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The Classical Studies & Archaeology Category

Classical Studies & Archaeology covers a broad range of subjects – from the history, thought and culture of ancient societies, to the material culture of societies into the modern period. Entries for this category must be within the 5,000 word limit, and have received a 2.1/A grade.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Trevor Clohessy presents NoiseyGen.XYZ - Entrepreneurial Ezine

Trevor Clohessy from NUI Galway was Highly Commended in 2013 in the Computer Sciences category for his paper:
Cloud Computing: A Catalyst for Innovation? A Review of the Literature

Dr. Clohessy is now a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer in Business Information Systems at his alma mater in NUI Galway. His research interests are digital transformation, cloud technologies, organizational ambidexterity, gamification and entrepreneurship. Trevor is on the judging panel of The Undergraduate Awards' Computer Science category, an editorial advisory member of both the Irish Business Journal (IBJ) and IGI’s “Handbook of Research on Architectural Trends in Service-Driven Computing”, and a director with Youth Work Ireland. Trevor has also founded an award nominated entrepreneurial ezine resource called NoiseyGen.XYZ

The NEW Art History & Theory Category

Art History & Theory is a new category, introduced for the 2017 Programme of The Undergraduate Awards.

Previously, students of Art History could submit their work to the Art History, Music, Film &  Theatre category. In 2017, it was decided that Art History & Theory should constitute a category in its own right, because of the number and quality of papers submitted on the subject. 

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Submit to the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration!

Klaudia Wegschaider from the University of British Columbia was Highly Commended in 2015 for two papers:

"The Wave Metaphor in Scholarly Democratization Discourse: An Argument for a More Diverse Set of Metaphors" in Language & Linguistics 

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Cisse Nakeyar

Cisse Nakeyar from Western University in Canada was Highly Commended in the Psychology category in 2015 for his paper "Effects of Caffeine on Memory in Rats" and in 2016 for "Evidence Based Care for Iraqi, Kurdish, and Syrian Asylum Seekers and Refugees of the Syrian Civil War: A Systematic Review"
Let's see how he's been doing!

"I am currently in my last year at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada and I am conducting my final thesis project.

Reflections on Architecture & Design - Barry Sheehan, DIT

We are delighted to introduce Architecture & Design as a brand new category to The Undergraduate Awards 2017!
To provide some context for this discipline, Barry Sheehan from DIT gives us an insight into the history of the subject in Ireland and the work of architects today.

Architecture is by nature cyclical. Thankfully in Ireland at present we are in an upcycle with increasing levels of activity in the construction industry. It is very disheartening to educate students who graduate with no possibility of employment in the country in which they studied. This is not the case now and architects are beginning to return to opportunities in Ireland.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Alex Loktionov on Egyptology & Donald Trump!

Alex Loktionov from the University of Cambridge was Highly Commended in 2014 in the Classical Studies category for his paper A cippus of "Horus on the crocodiles."

King Abdulaziz University honour the Lord Mayor of Dublin

King Abdulaziz University became a Partner Institution of The Undergraduate Awards in 2015 and since then they have had an active and enthusiastic involvement with the Programme.

Where Are They Now Wednesday: Jenny Murphy's PhD Research!

Got 5 minutes to spare? Help Jenny with her research!

New Partnership: The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Undergraduate Awards is delighted to announce a new partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. UT is the now the eighth UA Partner institution, joining the University of California, Berkeley; Western University (Ontario); the University of St. Andrews; King Abdulaziz University; Dublin Institute of Technology; Uversity; and Dublin City University.