Updates and Events
28 May 2019
Staff in the Student Centre availed of an 'autism-friendly' training workshop which explored what autism is and, more importantly, the challenges an autistic student may face when visiting the Student Centre.
11 Apr 2019
Event Type: Exhibition Date: Thursday, 11th April 2019 Time: 7pm - 8pm Location: Café Oasis, Áras na Mac Léinn, UCC (the downstairs café in the Student Centre) Target Audience: All welcome Admission: Free Additional Information: Tea and coffee will be available - all welcome!
10 Apr 2019
Event Type: Panel Discussion Date: Wednesday, 10th April 2019 Time: 2pm - 3pm Location: CACSSS Seminar Room (G27). O'Rahilly Building (AKA 'The ORB') Target Audience: All welcome Admission: Free
02 Apr 2019
UCC students Ally, Rhona, Siobhán, Paul and Fionnán talk about their college experience and the supports they received through the Disability Support Service.Read more
20 Mar 2019
Dr Máire Leane and Kirsten Hurley delivered a presentation on 'Creating an Autism Friendly University' at the 2019 AHEAD Conference in the Croke Park Conference Centre in Dublin. AHEAD is the Association for Higher Education Access and Disability. The theme of the conference was 'Journey to Oz - Travelling Together Towards Inclusive Education'.
28 Feb 2019
On the 28th of February, twenty-five members of staff completed a full day's training in the Glucksman to understand what it is like to be an autistic student in higher education and explore possible ways to support these students.
31 Jan 2019
Main Updates Project Coordinator Appointed Kirsten Hurley appointed as project coordinator in mid-October '18. Old Bar Refurbishment (Autism-Friendly Space) Butler & Cammoranesi architects have been commissioned for this project and building is due to commence in May '19 with the aim to open for Sept '19. Training & Awareness Raising Autism awareness training will be offered to staff and further events will be held in April (Autism Awareness Month). Sensory, Space & Digital Audits The sensory environment, navigation of physical spaces and engagement with digital interfaces can all pose challenges for students on the spectrum so audits will be carried out to highlight these challenges. Student Feedback & Focus Groups Focus groups were held to explore the needs of students & 'autism-friendly' eating spaces were identified as a significant need. Establishment of Working Groups Working groups involving staff from all across the University are being convened to further the 'autism-friendly agenda'.
05 Jul 2018
The UCC Student’s Union today announced the launch a new Autism Friendly University Project. The aim of the project is to make UCC a more autism-friendly environment to ensure that all students succeed to the very best of their abilities.Read more