In-Person Learning Campaign Launched

16 Jan 2023
Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Head, College of Business and Law officially launched the campaign. Pictured L-R: Adel Coleman, Graduate Attributes Programme Manager; Prof Paul McSweeney, Vice-President, Learning and Teaching; Prof Ursula Kilkelly, Head, College of Business and Law; Dr Olive McCarthy, Senior Lecturer, College of Business and Law; Colman Quain, College Manager, College of Business and Law.

This week the In-Person Learning: Make the Most of Your Degree campaign offically launched. 

The campaign is a collaboration between the College of Business and Law and the Graduate Attributes Programme and encourages students to participate in in-person learning to support their effective use of academic time, and to support their development of graduate attributes and core transferable skills.

A series of bespoke infographics, videos and a dedicated webpage were launched at an event in the Hub Building. You can watch the full event below: 

With the effective use of academic time, students develop core lifelong skills, graduate attributes and values. By attending classes and tutorials in-person, the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally is maximised. By taking on board the advice presented in this campaign, students will have the opportunity to develop skills and the ability to: note-take; plan; goal set; organise; critically think; prioritise; manage time; effectively communicate; work in teams.

Developing a strong set of graduate attributes and values helps students to flourish and be more successful in their studies, research, career and in their contribution to the community and society. The development of a strong set of attributes is enhanced through in-person learning and being engaged fully with life on campus. While many students have readapted quiet well to the return to campus, some have not.

This campaign aims to support those who may not have been comfortable with the return, who may lack confidence, or who do not understand its importance. The campaign presents the value of being present in UCC, seizing opportunities to engage with teaching staff, classmates, study spaces, and extra and co-curricular activities. Through this engagement, a students’ confidence grows, their use of academic time is maximised, and a healthier routine is created. Graduate attributes and values are in turned developed throughout this journey.

This campaign webpage, hosted on the graduate attributes programme website, provides links to each infographic and video, and aims to expand on the information provided with broader explanations and links to services and resources that can support a student to make the most of their degree.

For more on this story contact:

Adel Coleman, UCC Graduate Attributes Programme Manager, 

Graduate Attributes Programme

5, Brighton Villas, (First Floor) Western Road, University College Cork, T12 EC95