Elaine Deasy, Undergraduate Programme Administrator, School of Law

Elaine was nominated by her colleagues in the School of Law. Below, we hear why she is so deserving of this acknowledgement.


“To enable the effective delivery of the online exams process at the School of Law, Elaine stepped up to take on multiple additional tasks and was the hub around which the whole operation revolved. Working in an uncertain environment, Elaine demonstrated adaptability, creativity and leadership in addressing and anticipating potential problems. With characteristic generosity and good humour, she guided both colleagues and students through the logistics and the maze of communications. Ever student-centred, Elaine never went offline until she knew that the students had finished their exams; as she put it – “cooking the dinner with the laptop open next to me!”

How to nominate a UCC Hero/UCC Heroes:

Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.

Submissions are to be emailed to traininganddevelopment@ucc.ie detailing:

1. 100 words explaining the contribution of the person/team during COVID-19

2. A high-resolution photograph of the person/team

3. Contact details of the nominating staff member

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