Graduate Attributes Programme: Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

27 Mar 2023

Maggie O'Sullivan, a professional graphic designer and member of the GAP team hosts Create with Canva workshop for the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. 

The Graduate Attributes Programme (GAP) hosted a 'Create with Canva' workshop as part of Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2023, led by Maggie O'Sullivan, a professional graphic designer and member of the GAP team. 

The Cork Lifelong Learning Festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds, across all ages, interests, and abilities. The festival’s motto is 'Investigate, Participate, Celebrate', and the public can do that by taking part in workshops or classes, watching demonstrations, trying out new skills, and seeing others; from the young to the old, show off what they are learning.

GAP promotes lifelong, life wide, and life deep learning and supporting this innovative festival was one of our top priorities this month. 

The in-person 'Create with Canva' workshop hosted on March 27th was a sell-out success with both members of the public and UCC staff in attendance. The session focused on using Canva design software to develop the core UCC graduate attribute of 'creator, evaluator, and communicator of knowledge'.

Anyone can learn basic online content creation skills with Canva, it is simple to use, provides templates to work from and is budget friendly. The GAP team use the tool every day, and Maggie was able to share her in-depth creative knowledge to support workshop attendees in creating a personalised invitation. 

A core aim of the Graduate Attributes Programme is to promote lifelong, life wide and life deep learning. Lifelong learning builds new skills, improves those one already has, and nurtures curiosity. 

The Cork Lifelong Learning Festival will run until Sunday 2nd April, click here to explore the remaining sessions and take that opportunity to learn something new. 

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