Awards and Education

We have a statutory remit to promote the education of Universal Design by all students and professionals involved in the design, manufacture and maintenance of environments.  

Key to this is highlighting and awarding good practice.  

We therefore support Universal Design categories in the following national awards for proefessionals schemes in Ireland:

Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards

We also run our own awards! The Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards is a student competition that promotes and awards excellence in student projects that feature solutions that work for everyone.  Read about the 2019 Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards Winners

The 2020 competition is now open for applications. The closing date for applications is Friday, 27th March 2020. Find out more about the competition and click here to apply!

Universal Design in Education

On Thursday 24th May 2018, students from third-level colleges across Ireland presented their design projects at the Fifth annual Universal Design Grand Challenge Awards ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin. The awards are an initiative of the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority, supported by Enterprise Ireland.