The Department of Anthropology awards prizes to students each year, in various different categories.  Below is a list of Prize Winners that have been awarded over the past few years:

2021-22 Prize Winners

Best 1st Year Student in Anthropology

John Gough
"I am really enjoying studying Anthropology in Maynooth. Thank you to all the lecturers and tutors who make it challenging and fun."

Best 2nd Year Student in Anthropology

Andrew Newman
"Studying Anthropology has been a deeply enriching experience which has shattered my preconceptions and instilled a profound sense of curiosity in exploring everyday life."

Best 3rd Year Student in Anthropology

Olivia Daly
“I had such a wonderful experience studying anthropology with this department, and winning the awards really bolstered the idea of returning for a master's”

Best Undergraduate Thesis

Hazel Gregan 
“Thank you for all your support over the 3 years of my studies, it was always a pleasure and a fantastic learning experience”

Achievement Award

Hajna Detre McGrath
"Anthropology has really opened my eyes, I see things in different perspectives. It's an amazing journey with the Department." 

Community Award

Susie Gaynor
"Anthropology has really opened my eyes up to new possibilities and new ways of thinking. I've really enjoyed my 3 years at Maynooth and would encourage anyone thinking of doing Anthropology to do it"

Fiona Larkan Memorial Prize for Best Postgraduate Student

Colin Willox
"Studying anthropology at the graduate level after a business degree and almost ten years out of academia was initially a challenge. However, it became a pleasure learning from the faculty at the Anthropology Department and alongside my peers. We managed to pull it off despite the remote learning thrust upon us. Prof. David Prendergast and Prof. Hana Cervinkova helped smooth out and enrich the experience beyond what I could have expected. Thanks!"


Abdullahi El-Tom Prize for Best MA Thesis

William Stringer
"Researching my MA thesis was the highlight of my MA studies, working with my supervisor Professor Hana Cervinkova was a transformative and enriching experience."