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

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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09 Mar 2023

Website Redesign

UCC Academy Website Steering Group begins work on an overhaul of the Academy website
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07 Mar 2023

UCC Academy Seeks Visionary Leader as New CEO to Drive Growth and Innovation

UCC Academy was established in 2014 as UCC’s in-house consultancy.  With over 40 employees, the Academy provides a range of services in areas including Programme Management & Change Management, Creative Services and International Relationship Management.  The Board of UCC Academy wishes to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to lead the next phase of the Academy’s evolution. Lansdowne Executive Search has been retained to manage this appointment process. See the opportunity HERE. The full job specs are here: 
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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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UCC Academy

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