Patient Effect Documentary
The Patient Effect documentary tells the story of Public and Patient Involvement in Research – how tapping into the lived experience of patients, their families and carers, has the potential to hugely enhance the quality and relevance of health and medical research.
PPI Ignite @UCC and PPI Ignite @NUI Galway invite colleagues and community, voluntary and patient organizations to join this special screening followed by a Q&A with researchers and PPI contributors that featured in the documentary.
The event is supported by the National PPI Ignite Network that connects 7 HEI institutions and over 50 national and local partner organizations.
Together with and for Community
PPI Ignite - The first of its kind in Ireland, this initiative saw the Health Research Board and the Irish Research Council support five universities to catalyse change in Irish research culture by providing support for researchers to involve people in every stage of their research. Earlier this year the HRB announced additional €5m funding to build on this and develop a national network of Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) centres.
UNIC CityLabs: The UNIC European University is an alliance of eight universities educating through teaching, research and community engagement, towards inclusive societies. Central to this, is the collaborative work of UNIC CityLabs to create physical and virtual meeting points where students, citizens, academia and city stakeholders work together to identify and solve societal challenges faced by post-industrial superdiverse cities. During Community Week staff, students and city representatives from across the eight European partner cities convene in Liege for the inaugural CityLabs Festival.
Our UNIC CityLabs programme strand highlights events and activities taking place in Cork and Liege during Community Week that are connecting the exciting collaborations taking place in Cork and across European through the UNIC CityLabs intiative.
UCC Community Week: This event is part of UCC Community Week 2021. During Community Week, staff and students across the university come together with community and public sector partners to host community focussed events and activities. The week long programme of events celebrates UCC as a civically engaged university.