UCC course to help Ukrainian refugees settle into new life in Ireland

19 Apr 2022
Larysa Samosonok, former vice-rector of Donetsk National University of Economics, Ukraine, has had a relationship with UCC since 1995. Picture: David Keane.

University College Cork has announced details of a new course to give Ukrainian refugees who have had their “whole world destroyed” an authentic student experience in Ireland.

Organised by the Adult Continuing Education (ACE) Centre in UCC, the course aims to orientate Ukrainians and integrate them with Irish students, who will show them the ropes of life as a young adult here.

Starting on Tuesday, April 19, the course will run three days a week for six weeks and is completely free for any Ukrainian refugees over 18 years of age.

UCC students will teach modules on life in Ireland as a young adult, UCC lecturers will cover the fundamentals of Irish politics, laws, and society, and the college’s career service will explain how students can access basic services, as well as going through CV prep and interview skills.

The course will also include daily lessons in conversational English, and an orientation “Freshers Week” filled with activities such as exploring Cork City and a trip to Cobh.

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