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28 May 2024  

Recipients of Fulbright-NUI Student Awards 2016


NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning at RCSI Conferring The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) recently held conferring ceremonies in both the Convention Centre, Dublin,and in their own premises in St. Stephen’s Green, where a total of 256 students were awarded NUI medical degrees and a further 40 postgraduate students received masters and doctoral degrees.

Speaking at each of the conferring ceremonies the NUI Chancellor, Dr Maurice Manning, congratulated the graduates on their success and individual achievements. He remarked that “the summer conferring at RCSI is always a wonderfully international gathering with graduates representing many countries and family members travelling long distances for this great occasion.” He said, “I welcome you all to Dublin. The presence of students from so many different parts of the world is a source of great cultural enrichment to this college and to the city.”NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning at RCSI Conferring

Dr Manning went on to say how 2016 - the centenary of the 1916 Rising - has been particularly special for RCSI, given that the college’s premises “having been occupied by the insurgents, was an important part of the backdrop for the Rising, and that members of the College, exercising their profession, also played an active role in tending the wounded and dying on both sides. ” Dr Manning said that he was pleased to pay tribute to the College for the imaginative programme of events arranged, to highlight and contextualise the contribution of RCSI during 1916.

NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning at RCSI Conferring
At the ceremony held in the CCD, Dr Manning also extended a special word of congratulations to Dr Nezam Afdhal, a graduate of RCSI’s Class of 1981, who was awarded an honorary doctorate by RCSI. He said, Dr Afdhal’s “contribution to medicine and medical research, specifically in the field of liver disease has been remarkable” and “offers inspiration and motivation to today’s graduates”.

RCSI Conferring 2016 Group Photo