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Community Week #MakingWaves @UCC

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‘Spoken Word’–Stories of Community Engagement

Spoken Word Programme   


CACSSS Seminar Room

G27, O'Rahilly Building

Mon 7th 12.30-2pm  Open to all. UCC staff share their experiences of comunity engaged research, teaching and learning College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences Angela Veale

UCC 98.3FM

All day broadcast event 

AUDIO/RADIO Fri 11th  All Day UCC 98.3FM broadcast a documentary on Volunteering Student experience UCC 98.3FM Kieran Hurley
RTE Brainstorm Jim Caroll brings Banter to the Aula


Main Quad, UCC

Wed 9th 4pm 

Open to all. RTE Brainstorm’s Jim Carroll hosts a public roundtable with a focus on inclusive communities

Registration essential.

UCC Civic Fiona Kearney
Belief in Community


Main Quad, UCC

Wed 9th 3pm The Chapliancy connects with different faith groups from the local community Chaplaincy Alan Marley
Bord Bia celebrates National Potato Day


Main Campus, UCC

Fri 4th    Open to all. Bord Bia celebrate National Potato Day    Regina Sexton

Senator Colette Kelleher launches CARL Social Care Ireland Report  on Violence in the Workplace


Main Quad, UCC

Mon 7th 11am

An event for those working in residential and social care sector. Hosted in partnerhsip with Social Care Ireland and with keynote Dr. Kevin McCoy.

Registration recommended. 

CARL Anna Kingston
Connecting the Language Centre curriculum to the community 


Language Centre,

O'Rahilly Building

Wed 9th 12noon

You might be a friend or colleague, a host parent, or someone wondering if teacher training might be for you. Come along and meet some of our staff and students and see some of the work we are doing to integrate our students from many different countries into Cork life.

Language Centre Sally Orren
Exploring Ireland's Cultural Identity through the Art of the Honan Chapel


Main Campus, UCC

Thurs 10th  7pm Open to all. A talk on the rich interplay between politics, history & the visual arts through a close reading of the decorative interior of the Honan Chapel, famous for its Harry Clarke windows and a gem of the Irish Arts & Crafts movement (1886-1925). OVPLT / History James Cronin 
George Boole Tour


Main Quad, UCC

Sat 5th 3pm Open to all. A guide led tour with actors portraying figures in the history of UCC including George Boole and his friends. Suitable for children.   Visitors' Centre JP Quinn
George Boole Tour


Main Quad, UCC

Thurs 10th  3pm Open to all. A guide led tour with actors portraying figures in the history of UCC including George Boole and his friends. Suitable for children.   Visitors' Centre JP Quinn

International Development Student Showcase


DEVERE HALL Thurs 10th  10.30 am Students on the BSc International Development and Food Policy share their experiences of their time spent on international work placement in developing countries with NGOs.   Food Business and Development Dr Edward Lahiff
Look Closer: exploring the educational lessons of public art on campus


Main Campus, UCC

Wed 9th 1pm Open to all. "Look Closer" is a guided walk through the public art on the UCC campus. It will introduce participants to discoveries that can make when looking closer and longer at art.  Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning James Cronin

Micro-Plastic Pollution and the ugly truth behind make up.



Main teaching lab, School of Microbiology

Fri 10th 10am-11am Schools visit the lab to examine how plastic litter breaks down, contaminates our environment and impacts on ecosystems. The event inclues interactive discussion and hands on laboratory activities.   Microbiology  Niall O' Leary

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories



2nd Floor, O'Rahilly Building

Open all week 9am Public photo exhibition featuring stories of credit union volunteers in Cork over the decades since the 1950s  Centre for Co-operative Studies Olive McCarthy

Transformative co-production for community engagement in mental health and wellbeing



Donovan's Road

Main Campus

Thurs 10th  2pm

HSE Mental Health Engagement Office Cork and Kerry Community Care; School of Applied Social Studies UCC, and Critical Voices Network Ireland come together in this partnership knowledge sharing event. Hearing fdrom people with lived experience, the event aims to create a space to hear and validate traditionally silence voices and enable collaborative work to mend the gaps between expert and experiential knowledge in the education, research and community engagement in the area of mental health. 

Applied Social Studies Lydia Sapouna

UCC Open Arboretum Tree Tour 



Starting location: UCC Visitor Centre, Main Campus

Tue 8th Oct 3pm-4pm

Open to all. The UCC Open Arboretum Project seeks to promote engagement with the UCC tree collection through teaching, research and outreach. This tour will highlight trees of the collection and showcase the work underway to promote engagement with this important part of the campus.  

Free and open to attend - but numbers are limited so registration is essential.

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Dr Eoin Lettice

UCC Shares its Expertise with Youghal and the Surrounding Areas 



Community Radio Youghal (CRY104fm)

Wed 9th 6:30pm 'The Perspectives Show' on CRY104fm gives a voice to minority groups, the voluntary sector and social community activists who advocate on particular community issues. To celebrate Community Week - this radio show will feature interviews with four UCC staff speaking on a range of issues from Public Health, Politics, the Environment and Education.  OVPLT/Adult Education (ACE) Dr Rosarii Griffin 

Civic & Community Engagement

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