Marine Institute bursary students showcase their enthusiasm for the marine sector


TwentBursary Students winners 2014y-two 3rd level students highlighted the value of the Marine Institute bursary programme at the annual Bursar Seminar day recently (24th July) where they show cased their skills and experience gained at the Institute.    

The Marine Institute Bursary programme this year provided work experience for students from seven different third level Institutes and universities across Ireland, in a range of areas including:  fish and shellfish assessments and surveys, corporate communications, sampling salmon and commercial fisheries in ports, assessments of maritime economics and oceanographic technology development. 

Speaking about the value of the Marine Institute Bursary Programme, Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute, said “this year the students have clearly demonstrated their understanding and skills developed over the summer and am confident that this group of marine scientists will continue to ensure Ireland retains its high reputation in developing a strong marine sector.

It is encouraging to also see the students understand the value of engaging and promoting their work and the marine through story-telling and the use of imagery when giving presentations. Developing these skills will help foster a deeper understanding of the value of the marine.” 

Bursary students came from the following third level institutes: NUI Galway, Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, University College Cork, Sligo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tralee, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

More information about the bursary programme can be seen on the Marine Institute Facebook