Information Management

Relevant Programmes


Editing & Proofreading for Professionals

Facilitator: Plain English Ireland


Finding mistakes in a report after it’s printed, or in a website after it’s uploaded, is the stuff of nightmares. We all know that business writing must be polished and professional at all times, but how do you ensure that readers will get the message that the writer intended? And how do you train your eye to spot errors or inconsistencies in grammar, spelling and punctuation?

This highly practical workshop-style course will give participants the tools and skills to edit a range of documents quickly and effectively. Whether you want to edit your own reports or you’re responsible for external documents (from newsletter articles and marketing materials to annual reports and web content), this course will give you the ability and confidence to succeed.  The course will be based on authentic UCC material.


  • Understand how to create documents that are clear, concise, correct and readable
  • Be able to edit with a light touch and an open mind
  • Take away a comprehensive resource pack with editing/proofreading checklists

Feedback from past participants includes:

I found the programme very well presented and relevant to my work area. Overall, one of the best courses I have attended.

Excellent course with a very good presenter who knows her material thoroughly.



Time Management

Participant Group: All UCC Staff

Facilitator: UCC Staff Wellbeing & Development


This popular workshop on Time Management will afford you the opportunity to review your own work practices and develop a personal improvement plan for more effective time management.

Participants in this workshop will develop skills to help: 

  • Explore tools and strategies required to effectively manage yourself in order to get things done
  • Examine ways of effectively managing interruptions
  • Develop strategies for effectively managing email communication
  • Develop a personal improvement plan for addressing what you want to accomplish


The UCC Effective Employee Programme

Participant Group: All Staff

Facilitators: Staff Wellbeing & Development & HR Business Managers

Individuals who attend at least 6 Effective Employee workshops within an 18 month period & complete a short reflective statement (600-word limit) will be awarded The Effective Employee Digital Badge. The reflective statement should discuss the learnings which the participant has taken away from the workshops & applied to their own work practice. Reflective statements should be returned to This badge recognises the personal and professional development journey taken by UCC staff in focusing on personal effectiveness skills.

The Effective Employee Programme 2020-2021

Programme Overview

The Effective Employee programme consists of 2.5 hour sessions facilitated by Staff Wellbeing & Development & HR Managers. Taking place one Tuesday monthly, the sessions are designed to provide specific work-related knowledge, guidance & practical skills enhancement to staff members across UCC.  The workshops cover a wide range of areas and aim to support UCC staff in working effectively in the University. Each month a new topic is explored. The sessions provide support for UCC staff through the sharing of information, the provision of guidance and clarity together with the opportunity for skills and knowledge development. The programme also provides opportunities to network with colleagues across the university.

Feedback from UCC Staff Members:

Thank you very much for an excellent workshop on Tuesday last from which I derived great benefit!  I have developed a new network from this workshop and I have had a very fruitful conversation with my line manager in relation to opportunities for developing my role.

Thank you for the very useful session which I feel had a very positive impact and will assist me in my day to day work.

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Staff Wellbeing & Development

First Floor, Block E, Food Science Building, UCC, T12 YN60