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(Photo L-R) Dr Shane Crowley, Dr Eimear Gallagher, Dr Nadia Grasso, Dr Elaine McCarthy Prof Seamus O’Mahony
27 Sep 2023

Dr Nadia Grasso, Programme Manager, FITU

I am thrilled to share the exciting news that our brilliant colleague, Nadia Grasso, has successfully defended her PhD thesis!  Nadia's journey through the world of academia has been nothing short of inspiring. Her dedication, hard work, and unwavering passion for her research have brought her to this incredible milestone, and we couldn't be prouder of her accomplishments.   We are delighted to celebrate Nadia's remarkable achievement and wish her every success as she embarks on this new chapter in her academic and professional journey.   Please join me in congratulating Nadia Grasso on this outstanding achievement!
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Davide Masi, entrepreneur, owner of new Italian artisan sausage business, La Tradizione. And recent graduate of UCC’s Diploma in Speciality and Artisan Food Enterprises.
26 Sep 2023

New Italian artisan sausage business, La Tradizione

The Diploma in Specialty Food Production was of great help to me. My business producing Italian sausages, La Tradizione, had just started trading a few months before I started the course. The Diploma course is well structured and managed. I have learned many things that I am finding quite helpful when it comes to producing, packaging, and selling our sausage products. Despite being only just over 6 months long, the Diploma course is packed with information and learning. I would advise anyone that is looking to start a good business, no matter what stage, to sign up for this. Applications are now being taken for the next cycle of this Diploma, and substantial funding (64%) is available for eligible applicants. The Diploma programme will be delivered using a blend of primarily on-line with some on-campus sessions (in UCC Cork campus). The Diploma will start on 10th October 2023 and will run on a part-time basis until May 2024. To learn more, you can contact Dr Angela Sheehan, Food Industry Training Unit,, or by visiting
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05 Sep 2023

FITU Welcomes New Class - Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business)

The Food Industry Training Unit UCC and ICOS Skillnet are delighted to welcome another cohort of co-operative board member participants onto the Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business) for 2023-24.
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Launch of the Dairy Science Centre of Excellence, in partnership with Taste 4 Success Skillnet and UCC
12 Jul 2023

Launch of the UCC Centre of Excellence in Diary Science

Bridie Corrigan Matthews, Network Director, Taste 4 Success Skillnet was in UCC recently to launch some brand new programmes with the Dairy Science Centre of Excellence.  These programmes are specialised training pathways for dairy professionals.  In particular, the Postgraduate Diploma in Dairy Technology and Innovation, and the Masters of Science in Diary Technology and Innovation, and also a Digital Badge that will enable people who don't have a previous science qualification to move into the diary sector and to be able to take up these new programmes. In this video, Bridie, along with Professor Seamus O'Mahoney, Professor of Dairy Science UCC, explains how these progammes will be very beneficial to the dairy industry in Ireland. Listen to the full video at the link below:  
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