Community Week 2021

Amplifying our Civic Mission - Register Your Events for Community Week 2021


Online 11-17 October 2021


Register My Event

Register Your Event by Friday 30 July

UCC Community Week 2021 will be going on-line and run from 11-17 October 2021. This year's programme will place particular emphasis on the theme of Communities of Care, Recovery and Resilience. 

Register your event detail here by Friday 30 July to have it included in the Community Week programme or contact us to discuss your idea by emailing civic@ucc.ie.

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. 

In addition to some centrally co-ordinated events, the week welcomes a university-wide co-created programme that celebrates community and public sector partnerships and actively engages the public with what we do. 

If you are planning to run a workshop, webinar or other event with a public, community or partnership focus in the Autumn semester, we encourage you to consider running it during this week. We also welcome student-led events. Students wanting to register an event should identify a staff member to act as sponsor for the activity and serve as a department contact for the purposes of registration. 

Community Week is an opportunity to collectively showcase how the University's open, inclusive campus, curriculum and research is connected with citizens and communities, for positive impact and playing an important role in society - locally, regionally and globally.

More Information

A few things to note:

  • It is expected that this year programme will be predominantly delivered online. If you are planning an off-line activity it is your responsibility to ensure that this is planned and delivered in line with all University and public health guidelines with respect to physcial distancing and gatherings. 
  • The University-wide Community Week Programme will be promoted centrally. Registered events should plan to deliver their own activities i.e. hosting, promoting and secure audiences for their specific (online) events. 

The Community Week initiative is championed by the President's Office, enabled through the Office of Vice President for External Relations and overseen by the University’s Civic and Community Engagement Committee. It is Chaired by Professor Fiona Kearney, and a coordinating team led by Dr Martin Galvin (Civic and Community Engagement Officer) who will support to your ideas and questions regarding Community Week 2021.

Looking Back on Community Week 2019

Need inspiration? Why not browse the 2019 Community Week Programme here.

The report 'Looking Back on 2019-Community Week' provides an overview of the 2019 programme of activities, taking stock of learnings from the first year and makes recommendations for going forward. Written before the impacts of COVID19, the report's ambition to continue to establish Community Week as a leading platform to communicate and mobilise UCC’s engaged mission, in partnership with all of our stakeholders endures becomes even more relevant as higher education works together with communities on recovery and resilience. 

The report set out clear aims for the Community Week programme to:

  • amplify our civic mission, providing a public focal point for key university strengths;
  • engage community, students, staff and alumni together around societal challenges;
  • act in a spirit of co-creation, dialogue and partnership with community.

All and any queries can be directed to civic@ucc.ie

Civic & Community Engagement

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