UCC International Office Swap Shop

UCC International Office Swap Shop

UCC International Office Swap Shop

Every year when thousands of our international students move out of on-campus accommodation they are told to leave their apartments completely clear.

Often, students don't have anywhere to put the stuff they've acquired, resulting in perfectly good utensils like pots, pans, cutlery, plates, and mugs being thrown in the skip and going straight to landfill.

In 2018 we came up with the idea of the Swap Shop.  Each September and May we open The Swap Shop and we provide a space for students to donate their preloved items to us instead of throwing it out. We collect, we santitise, we organise and we store!  Then we open up in August/September and January for the new intake of internatioanl students to come and browse.

If you need to furnish your accommodation, pop down to us and pick up some bits.  There is a €3 entry fee which is donated to Cork DAWG.

To read more about our story and how we became the first University Swap Shop in Ireland, see the articles that YayCork and the Echo online recently wrote.

#smallstepsbigchanges #RefuseReuseRecycleRepairRot.

Venue:  International Office UCC, Roseleigh, Western Road

Date:     Monday 18th August 2022

              Monday 22nd August 2022

              Monday 29th August 2022

Time:     10am-1pm

International Office

Oifig Idirnáisiúnta

Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229

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