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UCC Academy

UCC's In-House Consultancy

About UCC Academy

UCC Academy is the in-house consultancy of University College Cork. We are a diverse collective of highly experienced project and programme managers, internationalisation specialists and subject matter experts. We work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the University to define, develop, drive and deliver key projects that further the university’s strategic goals. While our primary interaction is with UCC, we also engage with strategic external partners nationally and internationally.

UCC Academy News

27 Jun 2024

Meet Shauna Crowley, Business Administrator with UCC Academy

In this series, we shine a light on our colleagues at UCC Academy and the work they do along with some of their own interests. Shauna Crowley has been a Business Administrator with the IO Team (International Office) at UCC Academy since 2019. She works in Cork and interacts with people from across the world. Shauna loves to travel; she has a connection with Quinlan’s Seafood Bar on Oliver Plunkett Street and once met an incredibly famous sports star.
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16 May 2024

Quick Fire Five with Jen Doran

Jen Doran, Communications Project Officer, works with IGNITE, an incubation programme for founders working full-time on their start-up. The programme is open to recent graduates in any discipline from any third level institution in Ireland. Jen who is from Texas, USA came to Ireland to work and live. We recently caught up with Jen to ask her more about her work and what she likes about Cork and Ireland.
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L-R: Mathias Reckmann (Programme Manager, UNIC at UCC), Alexander Vorwerk (Finance and Accounting Department, RUB), Birgit Felten ( (Head of Division of Financial and Accounting), Janina Meier (Vice Department Manager, Tax Department, RUB), Julia Böhm (Management of External Funding, RUB), Carolin Felder (Management of External Funding), and Darren Coughlan (Interim CEO and Head of Finance, UCC Academy).
04 Jul 2023

Finance Staff Visit from Ruhr University Bochum

A group of finance staff from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, visited University College Cork in June, and we were excited to meet with them to discuss the inner workings of UCC Academy!  Birgit Felton (Head of Division of Financial and Accounting), Carolin Felder (Management of External Funding), Janina Meier (Vice Department Manager, Tax Department), Alexander Vorwerk (Finance and Accounting Department), and Julia Böhm (Management of External Funding) were hosted by Mary McSweeney, Senior Finance Manager at UCC. The visit included meetings and tours across UCC locations, including the main campus, Mardyke Arena, and the Beaufort Research Laboratory (MaREI) in Ringaskiddy. Discussions covered a range of topics relevant to financial management in both UCC and RUB, including EU research funding, subsidiary models, financial structures, reporting, philanthropy and donations, and online systems. Cathal O'Mahony, EU Grant Manager at MaREI, commented that the visit included "very insightful discussions on best practices to support research excellence in European funding programmes.
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Jacqueline Lyons, PhD at COP27 in Egypt
22 Nov 2022

Jacqueline Lyons, PhD represents UCC Academy at COP27 in Egypt

UCC Academy Project Manager attended the UN Climate Change Summit (COP27) at Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November on behalf of the Smart Protein Project.
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