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Tuesday 6th March

Empty Bowl Project (Aula Max, 10:30)

Coffee & Cake Fundraiser for Cork Penny Dinners

Understanding the Public Sector Duty and UCC's pilot initiative (WW9, 11:00)

Speakers: Deirdre Toomey (IHREC), Dr Angela Flynn & Dr Karl Kitching

The Public Sector Duty is different from existing Equality legislation because it encourages institutions not simply to prevent inequalities, but to actively promote equality, and protect human rights. This session will highlight the rationale behind the Public Sector Duty. Deirdre Toomey, Jacqueline Healy and Donal Rice of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission will present what the Public Sector Duty involves. Dr Angela Flynn, School of Nursing and Midwifery will share her experience of completing the Professional Diploma in Human Rights and Equality. This diploma was developed in conjunction with IHREC to give public servants and others a better understanding of the place that human rights and equality occupy in public management and administration. Dr. Karl Kitching will finally give an overview of UCC's experience of conducting a pilot Public Sector Duty assessment on behalf of the Higher Education Sector.


Launch of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit by President Patrick O'Shea (Creative Zone, 12:30)

The Unit will be launched by President Patrick O'Shea on Tuesday, March 6th 2018. The launch will include a panel discussion on advancing the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Agenda in Higher Education. This panel will be chaired by Dr. Mark Chu, Head of the Department of Italian UCC, and will also involve:

  • Professor Eithne Guilfoyle, Vice President for Academic Affairs (Registrar) DCU
  • Professor Ita Richardson, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems UL and Special Advisor to President of UL on Equality and Diversity
  • Dr. Karl Kitching, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, UCC


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

Comhionannas, Éagsúlacht agus Ionchuimsitheacht

South Lodge, College Road, University College, Cork, T12 RXA9