News & Events

  • SpLD Drop-In Sessions on Thursdays

    27 Apr
    SpLD Drop-In Sessions on Thursdays

    The drop-in sessions on Thursdays from 11.00-12.45 for students with SpLD with Siobhan Colclough have now ended for the academic year 2016/2017.

    They will begin again in the new academic year and notification will be sent to all SpLD registered students of the new times and day.

    Please contact Siobhan via email if you have any queries s.colclough@ucc.ie 

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  • ASIAM YOUTHHUB – NEW -THE AUTISM EXPERIENCE EXHIBITION

    06 Feb
    ASIAM YOUTHHUB – NEW -THE AUTISM EXPERIENCE EXHIBITION

    The aim of this pop-up exhibition is to engage young people, aged 16-22, in gaining a greater insight into what it is like to live with Autism. While many people have heard the word Autism, very few truly understand it and fewer still have a sense of what it is actually like to face the challenges those with Autism experience.

    This exhibition is presented in a Q&A format which makes it accessible and engaging for visitors and includes an audio guide and a range of activities to enable visitors to “step into the shoes” of someone with the condition.

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  • DARE Clinics in UCC

    21 Nov
    DARE Clinics in UCC

    The Disability Support Service, UCC has arranged a number of DARE Clinics in UCC, where students, parents, teachers and any interested parties, can attend to find out more about the DARE process. 

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  • 1st Year in University-What to Expect?

    27 Jun
    1st Year in University-What to Expect?

    So you’ve made it to college and you’re thinking ‘what now?’

    AHEAD have developed a webpage that has all you need to know about what to look out for when you first arrive, how to get the educational support you need as a student with a disability, the different types of funding available and the many different services open to all on campus.

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  • Disability Confident Seminar - Employing a Graduate with a Disability

    15 Feb
    Disability Confident Seminar - Employing a Graduate with a Disability

     

    The Disability Support Service held a “Disability Confident” seminar on Tuesday 26th January from 10am to 1pm.  The event featured 4 different speakers and was attended by 30 employers which included Abbott, Logitech, Citi, PepsiCo, Grant Thornton, Johnson & Johnson, Apple, Eli Lilly, Boston Scientific, EMC, GSK, and State Street among others.  

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  • Mindfulness Group

    28 Jan
    Mindfulness Group

    Invited to: Mindfulness Group

    Time: Tuesdays 1.15pm - 1.45pm  for six weeks (Starting Tuesday 27th January)

    Cost: Free

     

    Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment. It will not eliminate life's pressures, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, head, and body.

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  • AT Outreach Information Evenings and Midterm Workshops 2015

    27 Jan
    AT Outreach Information Evenings and Midterm Workshops 2015

    UCC’s Disability Support Service welcomes students, parents, teachers and SNAs to an information evening on Assistive Technology and how it can enable students who learn differently to maximise their potential and offers training workshops on Assistive Technology to support second level students who struggle with reading/writing due to specific learning difficulties.

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  • College Awareness Week

    27 Nov
    College Awareness Week
    As part of College Awareness Week  the Disability Support Service in UCC will host a worksop on November 28th for vision impaired students in the Senior Cycle.  The morning session will focus on
    1. The iPad as a tool for class work and homework.
    2. Accessing electronic textbooks on the iPad.
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  • LIFE Programme World Record Attempt

    10 Nov
    LIFE Programme World Record Attempt

    UCC students are attempting a world record attempt — in a hula-hoop challenge.

    Staff and students from the UCC will come together to break a Guinness World Record for creating the longest human chain to pass through a hula-hoop. It is hoped that more than 600 people will participate.

     

     

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  • Walk in My Shoes Day

    10 Nov
    Walk in My Shoes Day

    The Disability Support Service in conjunction with the Students Union, will hold a ‘Walk in My Shoes Day’ in UCC on next Tuesday, November 11th.

     

    The purpose of the day is to help remove the stigma associated with mental health difficulties – with a particular focus on young adults.

     

    We are requesting that everyone within the University – students and staff – wear mismatched shoes and socks for the day to show support for the ‘Walk in My Shoes’ national campaign.

     

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  • Writing Skills Classes

    16 Sep
    Writing Skills Classes

    A free, ten-week Writing Skills Course is now being offered to First Year students of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. This course is funded by CACSSS. 

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  • Workshops for Primary and Secondary Students May/June 2014

    20 May
    Workshops for Primary and Secondary Students May/June 2014

    28th May Vision Impaired students. ( Primary school students)

    29th May Deaf/Hard of Hearing students ( Primary school students)

    30th May Physical disability students ( Primary school students)

     

    4th June Vision Impaired students ( 2nd level)

    5th June Deaf/Hard of Hearing students (2nd level)

    6th June Physical disability students ( 2nd level)

     

    All workshops run from 10am to 3pm.

     

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  • AHEAD Conference 2014

    01 Apr
    AHEAD Conference 2014

    The AHEAD Conference 2014 was a huge success with 200+ attendees descending on Dublin Castle from across the world to share ideas about including studentswith disabilites in all aspects of the college experience.

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  • The Disability Service in UCC hosted an Exhibition / Workshops in Assistive Technology

    18 Mar
    The Disability Service in UCC hosted an Exhibition / Workshops in Assistive Technology

    The Disability Service in UCC hosted an Exhibition / Workshops in Assistive Technology on Wednesday March 12th. The objective of the Exhibition was to raise awareness of a variety of software and hardware that can empower students/people with disabilities to achieve optimum independence and success in  education/employment.  Exhibitors on the day travelled from the UK, Galway and Dublin but also included a number of Cork based companies

     

    Assistive Technology Outreach (UCC)

    Ash Technologies

    Cork Deaf Association

    Compu b

    Edtech

    iansyst

    Micromail

    Nuance

    The Brite Initiative

    Safe Care

    Urability

     

     

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  • Study Skills Training Schedule for 2014

    04 Sep
    Study Skills Training Schedule for 2014

     

    The following training schedule has been designed to help students learn important study skills, especially in the lead up to exams.  Each class is delivered by an experienced tutor in small groups and lasts about 50 minutes.

    The timetable for each session is below, all DSS students are welcome to attend and there is no charge for these classes.

     

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  • DARE Events 2012/2013

    01 Oct
    DARE Events 2012/2013

     

    The DSS will have information stands at the following events and will be available to answer your questions about DARE and the supports available for students with disabilities in UCC.

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  • Writing Classes

    14 Jan
    Writing Classes

    There are some vacancies in this semesters free, ten-week Writing Skills course for First Year
    students of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Studies. 

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