About the UCD Alumni Awards

Celebrating the diversity & success of UCD’s exceptional alumni

The UCD Alumni Awards proudly celebrate and honour the outstanding achievements of our alumni who uphold values that UCD holds dear – integrity, excellence, collegiality, engagement, creativity and diversity – values that we believe are in the DNA of our University.

Each November, we honour alumni who are exceptional role models, whose lives and careers inspire us all. The UCD Alumni Awards 2017 will take place on 10th November at a black-tie ceremony in O’Reilly Hall, in front of an audience of 450 distinguished graduates, friends and staff of UCD.

With over 220,000 alumni living in 159 countries around the world, the UCD network is influential, successful, active – and truly international. Our graduates are the standard bearers for our reputation and it is largely because of them that the value of every UCD degree continues to be enhanced.

UCD alumni are the backbone of this great institution. Their successes reinforce UCD’s position as Ireland’s leading global university; their loyal involvement with UCD shapes the future of the University.

Their ongoing support is also invaluable. In 1854, our founder John Henry Newman envisaged “a flourishing University” and it is alumni involvement that makes this a reality.

We welcome you to nominate, celebrate and be inspired by outstanding UCD graduates. Representing the diversity of UCD, awards are presented in the following categories: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Arts, Business, Engineering and Architecture, Health Sciences, Law, Science, Social Science, Sport and Research, Innovation and Impact.

As students, our alumni made lifelong connections with their classmates and with this institution. The UCD Alumni Awards celebrate this connection and are a testament to just how important our alumni are to us.