Tuesday 27th October 2015 is WFOT World Occupational Therapy Day, while 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland.
In order to celebrate these occasions, UCC's Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy is conducting a social media campaign entitled #OTandMe. Our campaign will tie into other commemorative activities on 27th October but the social-media element of our celebration needs a bit of pre-planning.
The main focus of social-media activity will be to create public awareness of (A.) what Occupational Therapy is, and (B.) what you are doing to celebrate World OT Day. As such, we are asking you to don your thinking caps and to compose a 30 second video which you’re happy to share either (1) outlining the day-to-day activities of an Occupational Therapist and clearly and succinctly demonstrates the impact that OT brings about in the quality of a patient's or client's life or (2) how you define Occupational Therapy and how you will celebrate World OT Day in your part of the world.
We very much welcome your creativity in designing your video. Don’t forget even your humble iPhone or Android phone would be the perfect tool to record your message. Do feel free to tell us within the video your name and where you are shooting your video from (and if you happen to be overseas at the moment working, on placement or simply on holiday, so much the better! You could consider recording your video now for use later, as it’s wonderful to see the UCC community all over the world, given this is in celebration of World OT Day). Do feel free to take some photos too as you go, we could also share these in the run-up (please include relevant caption info like the names of all pictured in the image and the name of the photographer).
You can send us your videos in a number of ways, such as:
- Upload as a YouTube video (select the ‘unlisted’ rather than public option if possible and send us the link)
- Upload using free services like Dropbox.com or WeTransfer.com and share the link via email (or if sharing the link from within Dropbox itself, send to email@example.com)
- Send as an email attachment (though this is the least desirable option as file sizes are likely to be too big to send using some email providers or potentially clog up inboxes)
The top 3 most inventive or creative videos will receive a UCC merchandise spot prize.
If you need further advice over the summer on how to get your video to us, please contact Tom McCarthy in the UCC Marketing & Communications Office on firstname.lastname@example.org and he will respond asap.
Looking forward to your contributions to #OTandMe and to promoting our wonderful profession together.
The first joint congress of the COTEC & ENOTHE 2016 (Council of Occupational Therapists for European Countries & European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education)
To be held in NUI Galway on 15th - 19th June 2016
All information to be found at; www.cotec-enothe2016.com
Join us on Tuesday 11th November 2014 at 1pm-2pm in the Main Quad UCC to help raise awareness of mental health and to break the Guinness World Record!
Follow this link to see our lovely Yr 2 OT students attempt it - http://youtu.be/OMbvIr_vEE4
Click on the following link to learn more about OT & why you should study OT at UCC which was recorded at our recent Open Day;
start the video at 4min
The OT Harlem Shake fever continues to grip the globe! The Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy were motivated to enter as part of a worldwide call to Occupational Therapy programmes to submit their version of the Harlem Shake, all in the name of promoting awareness of Occupational Therapy. How many occupations can you spot?
We are proud to host an International Conference - "Occupation: Awakening to the Everyday" on 5th - 7th September 2013 here at UCC (Western Gateway Building).
Details of this conference can be found at: http://www.oscork2013.com/
Dr. Elizabeth Yerxa's keynote address: http://ucc.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=fc34e889-1531-46e8-93e3-d2914fa09d35