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UCC's media team honoured at national awards

Photo (l-r): Lynne Nolan, Media & PR Officer, UCC; Donna O’Driscoll, Director of Marketing and Communications, UCC; Ruth McDonnell, Head of Media & PR, UCC. Image: Provision

Photo (l-r): Lynne Nolan, Media & PR Officer, UCC; Donna O’Driscoll, Director of Marketing and Communications, UCC; Ruth McDonnell, Head of Media & PR, UCC. Image: Provision

  • 26 May 2017

University College Cork has been named the winner of Best Student Campus at the Education Awards.

The final of the Education Awards, recognising excellence in the third-level sector in Ireland, were held this week at a ceremony in Dublin, attended by hundreds of education professionals.

“We’re delighted to be honoured and recognised nationally with this award.  Our work allows us to promote the exciting research and world-class student experience at UCC,” said Ruth McDonnell, Head of Media & PR, UCC.

UCC regularly features its beautiful campus on the University’s Instagram account with photos, videos and Instagram Stories, with the hashtag #UCCOurCampus, encouraging visitors to be part of campus life and capture their UCC experiences. UCC’s Media & PR team has published hyperlapse videos, showing prospective and new students what to expect and how to find key offices.

The world’s first Green Flag Campus, UCC has been named in a list of the most sustainable universities across the globe, achieving the highest result in Ireland. In addition, the state-of-art sports and leisure facility, the Mardyke Arena UCC, promotes a healthy lifestyle to the student body.

Ruth McDonnell, Head of Media & PR, and Lynne Nolan, Media & PR Officer, form the Media & PR team at UCC. The team generates national and international media coverage of UCC research, responds to media requests, acts as a liaison to staff and students, pitches UCC experts and manages UCC’s organic social media presence. With a wealth of public relations experience in the higher education sector, Ruth’s broad range of responsibilities at UCC have included media relations, crisis management, event organisation, advocacy and editing award-winning staff and alumni magazines.

Lynne Nolan has previously worked for organisations and publications including ITP Dubai, IDA Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Silicon Valley Global and Nintendo.

For more on this story contact:

Ruth Mc Donnell, Head of Media and PR, Office of Marketing and Communications, UCC Mob: 086-0468950

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