Fionnuala Barrett

What have you been up to since winning the Undergraduate Awards?
I have been completing the final year of my primary degree in English and trying to decide what I’m going to do after graduation (no easy task).

What did winning the Undergraduate Awards mean to you? 
To be chosen by a panel of highly respected academics from so many excellent entries was a tremendous honour. Since then it has been a great source of encouragement and focus — I’m now writing my final-year dissertation, and the Undergraduate Awards have helped me to remember that I should be aiming for a high standard in my work, but also that I’m capable of that high standard when I put my mind to it.

What tips do you have for students entering the Undergraduate Awards?
I think everyone should apply to it — you don’t lose anything by going for it, as it’s judged on work you’ve already completed for your college coursework, and you never know what good might come of it!

Undergraduate Award Winner in 2010

University: Trinity College Dublin
Category: English Language & Literature

To what extent do the annotations to the Geneva Bible (1560) present the Book of Revelation as “a conventional apocalypse, [with] the conventional apocalyptic purpose of providing comfort to the suffering faithful” (Gabel et al.)?

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