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Community Week #MakingWaves @UCC

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Civic Leadership and Good Governance in the Community and Voluntary Sector 

Carmichael Centre Webinar and Discussion with Cork Volunteer Centre


Room 303 Brookfield Health Complex

Wed 9th 1.30-3.30pm

An event for people who volunteer on not for profit sector boards, or work as leaders in the community and voluntary sector. 

Registration recommended.

Cork University Business School  Andrew Pope

Change the Beat Documentary Screening and Exhibition acros Cork City


Exhibition at The Glucksman; Badly Made Books; Cork Flower Studio; Cork Opera House; Gate Cinema; Pink Moon café; Plugd Records; and Nano Nagle Place.

Sat 12th 11.30am 

Open to all. An exhibition by young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on display at the Glucksman and venues across Cork city

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland the group of 27 participating teenagers, aged between 13-18 years, created risograph prints under the guidance of artist Shane O’Driscoll.

School of Applied Social Studies Eileen Hogan

Community Academic Biodiversity Matchmaking Session

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Jackson Lab



Fri 11th  11am Open to all interested in connecting with Carrigt Biodiversity Plans   UCC Civic William O Halloran

Engaging the public in understanding health research


CAVANAGH PHARMACY  Wed 9th 12:30 pm Open to all.  This journal club event with students and members of the public aims to get students and the public engaged in understanding health research. School of Pharmacy  Suzanne McCarthy

How can a sports club help to improve the health & wellbeing of its members?

Example of the GAA Healthy Club

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G02, Western Gateway Building

Tue 8th 6pm

Workshop for sport clubs in partnership with GAA Community & Health Department and Cork Healthy Cities. The workshop will introduce the GAA Healthy Club project and allow participants to reflect on the needs of their sports club and to work on how they can develop an action plan for their own clubs. Guest speakers include Conor Cusack, an advocate of the Healthy Club Project and Colin Regan who is the Community and Health Manager in Croke Park.

School of Public Health Janas Harrington


Under the Microscope

The Cooperage


Thurs 10th

 5:00 – 5:40 pm

5:40 – 6:20 pm 

6:20 – 7:00 pm

Discover the amazing world of microbeasts, fossils and crystals 

Suitable for 8 years and over. Booking essential as places are limited. To book please email maria.mcnamara@ucc.ie.  

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Maria McNamara

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

Native Scientist - Portuguese


CITY LIBRARY  Sat 5th 10.30am-12noon

In partnership with Native ScientistAPC Microbiome Ireland are organising a fun science workshop for children aged 6-12 years who speak some Portuguese at home. Click here for the Event Page on Facebook 

In this workshop, scientists from Portugal and Brazil will meet young people in the community for a science workshop in the Portuguese language. This workshop is a great opportunity for kids to practice their language skills and develop their interest in science.

The workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12 years who speak some Portuguese at home. Children should be accompanied by a parent/guardian who must stay for the duration of the workshop. This is a free event, but registration is required - please complete this form.


APC Microbiome Ireland Aimee Stapleton

Skellig Centre for Research & Innovation

Engaging Community & University in a sustainable & meaningful way

BROOKFIELD Thurs 10th  3 pm Open to all. Skellig CRI shares experiences of its work at the UCC outreach campus in Cahersiveen, where UCC is partnered with the County Council and the local development agency to deliver courses, talks and research in the Skellig Region. The event will highlight how collaboration and partnership can benefit communities. People with an interest in carrying out research in the South Kerry region (any subject area) are particularly encouraged to attend. ACE Belinda Gascoigne

Sustainability of West Cork Islands


NORTH CAMPUS Fri 11th  11am Communities from West Cork Islands come in to UCC for a 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.   Applied Pyschology Sarah Robinson

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 

What we should eat – a Public Health view

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Western Gateway Building

Mon 7th 2:30pm

Is butter back? Is the Mediterranean diet just a fad or is there solid evidence? How can our dietary choices impact on climate change and planetary health? Based on national and international population health research, Prof Ivan Perry will give a talk on 'What we should eat - a Public Health view'.  

School of Public Health  Professor Ivan Perry, Dean School of Public Health

Civic & Community Engagement

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