Community Week is a week long programme of free public and community events that celebrates community engagement with UCC across our campus and beyond. All year long groups and communities partner with UCC. Together we are making waves for a more inclusive, ethical and sustainable society. Come on in, this is your University.
Public roundtable discussion hosted by Jim Carroll of RTE Brainstorm. The panel will include members of UCC staff and student community highlighting equality, diversity and inclusion.
Where: Aula Maxima
When: 4pm, Wednesday 9th October
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International Development Student Showcase - Showcasing the Work Experience of UCC Students in the field of International Development.
Screening of Change the Beat documentary as part of IndieCork Film & Music Festival followed by panel discussion with: Stephen Grainger/'Stevie G' (DJ), Fiona Kearney, Tadhg Crowley, Lucia Taubler, and young people who participated in the project.
This film explores the experiences of young asylum seekers participating in art workshops with the Lewis Glucksman Gallery and celebrates their creative outputs.
Change the Beat! An exhibition by young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on display at the Glucksman and venues across Cork city
Change the Beat! is an exhibition supported by the Arts Council of Ireland that showcases artworks created by teenage asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from Cork city and county.
The teenagers were invited to explore their relationship to music through creative activities at the Glucksman, developing a greater understanding of their own musical habits and how the music they listen to represents who they are and who they hope to become. Drawing inspiration from album artwork, mixtapes and the DIY culture of zines, the group of 27 participating teenagers, aged between 13-18 years, created risograph prints under the guidance of artist Shane O’Driscoll. The artworks are exhibited at The Glucksman; Badly Made Books; Cork Flower Studio; Cork Opera House; Gate Cinema; Pink Moon café; Plugd Records; and Nano Nagle Place.
We hope that you will discover the artworks across the city during the month of October.
Project artist: Shane O’Driscoll
Curated by Tadhg Crowley, Senior Curator – Education + Community, The Glucksman
When: 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday,
The School of English takes it's regular reading series out of the University and into the city, featuring two critically acclaimed poets, Zoe Brigley and Martin Dyar.
Where: Cork City Library
When: 7pm-9pm, Tuesday 8th October.
World cafe with islanders, academics, politicians, policy makers and civil servants about the future and sustainability of the West Cork islands and how a community radio platform might support sustainability.
Where: School of Pscyhology, North Mall Campus
When: 11am, Friday 11th October
An evening of audio samples from the oral history and folklore recordings of the Cork Folklore Project, focusing on the community memories documented by the group over many years. Also showcasing an exciting collaboration between the CFP and the Cork North Community Work Department of the HSE, focused on oral history in the community.
Where: Cork Folklore Project Outreach Hub, North Cathedral Visitor Centre
When: 7pm, Wednesday 9th October
UCC's Centre for Law and the Environment in partnership with the Environmental Research Institute will host this open event focussed on climate law and governance, with an emphasis on engagement and advocacy to promote urgent climate action.
The event will reflect on the topical Climate Case Ireland and will hear from West Cork's Alicia-Joy O'Sullivan about her experience as Ireland's Youth Ambassador for the Oceans speaking at this years Ocean Wealth Summit and at the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York this September.
Where: Boole 1, UCC main campus
When: 6.30-8.30pm on Thursday, 10 October.
Register / More Info: This event is open to the public. Advance registration is not required.
Discover the amazing world of microbeasts, fossils and crystals at UCC’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and see how scientists do chemical tests on tiny features. Suitable for 8 years and over.
Where: Cooperage Building, North Campus
When: Thursday 10th October
The event takes the form of three 40-min sessions: 5:00 – 5:40 pm, 5:40 – 6:20 pm and 6:20 – 7:00 pm. Booking essential as places are limited. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Relevance to You’ seriesof short presentations and networking. Academic experts at University College Cork will be presenting a range of their current research topics of interest to society and which impact our daily lives in an accessible and engaging format. The event will be chaired by Dr Jean van Sinderen-Law, Associate Vice President and will consist of four or five diverse topics, delivered in an informative and stimulating way by UCC academics and will conclude with an opportunity for you to comment, provide input and to exchange ideas. Some of the topics about which you will enjoy hearing will be Brexit: Cork’s friend or foe? Where will the next generation of antibiotics come from and How does our society respond to children in conflict with the law.
Where: Conference Hall, UCC Centre for Executive Education, Lapps Quay
When: 17.30-19.15, Tuesday, 8 October
More Info / Register to Attend - Free event open to the public.Register Here
The Irish Heart Foundation has an ambitious plan to train over 100,000 people in life saving skills and CPR across communities over the next two years. The ASSERT Centre and the Health & Safety Office for Student Activity, UCC are collaborating with the Irish Heart Foundation to assist with achieving this ambitious aim. Hands for Life is a community CPR training programme, which offers free CPR training to communities across Ireland, to build a nation of lifesavers.
Every day in Ireland 13 people die from a cardiac arrest and around 70% of these happen at home. Unfortunately, just 6.5% of people in Ireland who have a cardiac arrest in a non-hospital setting survive. But CPR is an easy skill to learn and once you know how to do it, you could save someone's life.
All are welcome to attend one of our training sessions - as the aim is to train as many people as possible. Join us and be part of a nation of lifesavers.
Where: River Lee Hotel
When: Free one hour long sessions,Sunday 6th of October and Monday 7th of October.
The Centre for Mexican Studies in association with Cork City Library and the Mexican Community in Cork (MEXICANOS EN CORK) present Entre Mundos/Between Worlds: Images of Life between Mexico and Ireland, an exhibition of photographic images by members of the Mexican Community in Cork which capture visual reflections on ideas of home, belonging and identity that emerge from their multiple lived experiences between languages and cultures.
Mexican Ambassador, HE Mr Miguel Malfavón will open the exhibition at 6 pm on Monday October 7th in the City Library. A program of events will accompany the exhibition.
Senator Colette Kelleher launches the CARL-Social Care Ireland report ‘An exploratory study on workplace violence and its effect on residential disability social care workers in Ireland: A mixed method approach’ completed in 2019 by Master of Social Work students Agnieszka Mech-Butler and Róisín Swift. Noel Howard of Social Care Ireland will host a discussion with guest speaker Dr. Kevin McCoy. CARL (Community Academic Links) is based in UCC with a mission to provide independent, participatory research support in response to concerns experienced by civil society.