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Leave No One Behind

21 Mar 2022
L-R: Adel Coleman, Manager, Graduate Attributes Programme, Dr Avril Hutch - Director, EDI, Carol Veiga - Student Recruitment Officer, Prof John O'Halloran - President, Paul Moriarty - Director, Student Experience Office & Maeve Richardson - Communications and Engagement Officer, SU

Sustainable Development Goals are embedded in the Hub.

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are embedded within the UN’s 2030 Agenda and the UN’s transformative vision calls for a just, equitable, tolerant, open, and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met and no one is left behind. In an effort to showcase UCC’s steadfast commitment to embedding the SDGs into our curriculum and into our policies and practices, and to increase visibility and awareness of same amongst our students, staff and the wider community, two specially commissioned SDG graphics have been installed on the walls of the Hub building. The graphics depict all seventeen Sustainable Development Goals and have been produced in both English and Irish to be as inclusive and representative as possible. In the English version, the slogan reads: At UCC, we commit to Leave No One Behind, articulating the overarching ambition of the UN SDGs. In the Irish language version, the slogan is: Is ar scáth a chéile a mhairimidne in COC, an old Irish saying which literally translates as ‘people live in each other’s shadows’ and which speaks to the interdependence and connection between people, and across all of the SDGs, essentially we are community and we are connected. Supported by the Graduate Attributes Programme and Buildings and Estates, this project was a collaboration between the Student Experience Office, Graduate Attributes Programme, Green Campus, CIRTL, Students’ Union and an t-Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha and builds on recent related developments such as UCC’s pioneering SDG toolkit and UCC being ranked 8th in the world for impact as measured by Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings 2021. The 2022 Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services will be hosted by both SAI and UCC in June and this summit’s overarching theme is Cultivating Graduate Attributes to Empower and Sustain Educational Development so we are especially proud that the international delegates coming to our campus in June will also be able to see how committed were are to embedding the SDGs into who we are and what we do at UCC. The planned schedule can be found here:

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