Events

CoMH Graduate School Events

Our aim is to organise events throughout the academic year to enhance the learning and experiences of Postgraduate students in the College. We hope to promote the development of a Postgraduate community in the College of Medicine & Health.

Our events are hugely popular. The workshops that have been organised cover such topics as improving presentation skills, research ethics, statistics lectures and qualitative research methods. We are continuously expanding our range of workshops in order to support the needs of the Postgraduate students.

The annual Winter Gathering and Summer BBQ are two highlights of the Postgraduate social calendar and are a great way for students across the college to meet.

Upcoming Events

To RSVP for the Winter Gathering please complete the following form https://forms.gle/XDa4yfQoehBnBmH76 or email jane.hurley@ucc.ie 

 

 

Other Upcoming Events

DateEventLocation

26th November 2019

2-3pm

Ethincs Workshop with David Kerins BHSC 102

5th December 2019

5.30pm

Winter Gathering Brookfield Cafe

6th December 2019

2-4pm

R-Programming Workshop with Dr Darren Dahly BHSC 102

'Getting an article to publication' with Dr. Andrea Hoogenkamp-O'Brien, Publishing Director for Biochemistry at Elsevier 12:00-14:00 Friday 29th November Cavanagh Pharmacy Building LG51.You can register here: https://libcal.ucc.ie/calendar/librarytraining/authorseminar?hs=a

 

Past Events

Past Events

2019/20

Viva Preparation Workshop - October 9th 2019

This workshop was run by Prof Eileen Savage, Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies. In the workshop, Prof Savage discussed how students should prepare for their Viva Voce examination, from the beginins for their research. The workshop was well attended, from a variety of disciplines within the College. Prof Savage said the students engaged well with the workshop.

PhD Writing Workshop with Dr Daniel Soule - September 18th

Dr Daniel Soule had previously given very beneficial workshops for CoMH Postgraduate Student. Dr Soule returned on September 18th to give a well attended writing workshop. Dr Soule is a writer and former academic who completed his PhD in Linguistics in Glasgow, UK. The workshop focused on the writing of aPhD thesis and Dr Soule covered areas such as drafting, editing and proofing as well as how to write methodologies and writing about evidence and data. 

2018/19

NVivo Training Workshops - June 25th & 26th

These workshops were facilitated by Ben Meehan of QTRAINING PLC. They took place over two days in June. Day One was an Introduaction to NVivo - Building your Qualitative Database, while Day Two covered analysising your data. Thanks to the School of Education and the School of Applied Social Studies for allowing CoMH Graduate Studies the use of the Crossleigh Computer Lab.

Summer BBQ - June 6th 2019

This year's Graduate School Summer BBQ took place on Thursday, 6th June 2019, in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork. The weather didn't want to play ball, but despite being indoors the BBQ was a very enjoyable occasion. The BBQ provided an excellent opportunity for Postgraduate Research Students from the different School within the College of Medicine & Health to mix and get to know each other. 

'Writing a Good Research Paper' Workshop - April 25th 2019

This workshop was run by Prof Ivan Perry,  Head of the School of Public Health UCC. In his workshop, Prof Perry talked about the essential aspects editors look for in scientific papers and provided some essential tops and tricks to writing a successful article! Writing papers for scientific journals is an integral part of the postgraduate students career - for that reason, this session provided students with very valuable information on how to simplify the procrss of scientific writing.

SPSS Workshop - April 9th & 18th 2019

This workshop was run by Kathleen O'Sullivan, from the School Mathematical Sciences UCC. This was a two-day Short Course Introductory to Intermediate SPSS. On the first day students covered Data Management and Manipulation, Summarising Categorical and Numeric Variables. And then on day two Normality Checks and Data Distributions, Estimation: Confidence Intervals, and Comparing Means Parametric and Nonparametric tests.

Viva Preparation Workshop - March 21st 2019

This workshop was run by Prof Eileen Savage, Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies. In the workshop, Prof Savage discussed how students should prepare for their Viva Voce examination, from the beginins for their research. The workshop was well attended, from a variety of disciplines within the College. Prof Savage said the students engaged well with the workshop.

Escape Room - March 14th 2019

A visit to some Escape Rooms was organised as a social event, to allow for an oppertunity for students from the various Schools within the College to meet and socialise. Those who did attend found it enjoyable. It is planned that other similar events will be organised in the future.

Winter Gathering - December 6th 2018

Postgraduate students from all across the College of Medicine and Health were able to meet up and celebrate with one another - a well deserved break from their hard work. The dinner was followed by a very competitive but fun table quiz. 

Media Skills Training Workshop - October 2nd 2018

Facilitated by Amanda Dunleavy of Grow Communications. Students that attendedcommented that they found the workshop very beneficial, learned a lot from the content provided, and enjoyed the small group size.

 

2017/18

NVivo Training Workshops - June 26th & 28th

These workshops were facilitated by Ben Meehan of QTRAINING PLC. They took place over two days in June. Day One was an Introduaction to NVivo - Building your Qualitative Database, while Day Two covered analysising your data. Thanks to the Department of Geography for allowing the Graduate School use of the Fahy Lab in the Geography Building.

Summer BBQ 2018 - June 7th

This year's Graduate School Summer BBQ took place on Thursday, 7th June 2018, in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork. The weather was perfect for an evening dining outdoors. The BBQ provided an excellent opportunitity for Postgraduate Research Students from the different School within the College of Medicine & Health to mix and get to know each other. 

Building Resilience in Academics - May 16th

Facilated by Resilience International and the Stress Management Institute, the aim of this workshop was to provide Postgraduate students with the understanding and skills, to allow them to maintain their resilience while working in an academic environment and to cope with the stresses that this can bring. Student who attended said that it was engaging workshop. 

'Writing a Good Reseach Paper' Workshop - March 21st 

This workshop was run by Prof Ivan Perry, Head of the School of Public Health UCC. In his workshop, Prof Perry talked about the essential aspects editors look for in scientific papers and provided some essential tops and tricks to writing a successful article! Writing papers for scientific journals is an integral part of the postgraduate students career - for that reason, this session provided students with very valuable information on how to simplify the procrss of scientific writing.

Winter Gathering 2017 - December 6th

This year's Winter Gathering was one of the best attended and was filled with great food and company. Postgraduate students from all across the College of Medicine and Health were able to meet up and celebrate with one another - a well deserved break from their hard work. The dinner was followed by a quiz which was nothing short of competitive. There were plenty of prizes won on the night. 

Introductory to Intermediate SPSS Workshop - December 5th & 12th

Run by Kathleen O'Sullivan from the School of Mathematical Sciences, this annual workshop proved to be extremely useful and beneficial to students and provided them with an insight into statistics and using SPSS. The workshop was held over two days.

Carr Communications Leadership Workshop -  November 16th

The Graduate School, in conjunction with Carr Communications, ran a Leadership Training Programme for postgraduate students. The training proved to be extremely popular. Participants learned about different leadership styles and personality types. They came away feeling more confident in their leadership ability and with key skills to develop themselves even further.

Writing your PhD Thesis - September 26th

After a very beneficial workshop last year, Dr Daniel Soule returned on September 26th to run another popular writing workshop. Dr Soule is a writer and former academic who completed his PhD in Linguistics in Glasgow, UK. This time the focus was on writing your PhD thesis and Dr Soule covered areas such as drafting, editing and proofing as well as how to write methodologies and writing about evidence and data. Their was huge interest in this years workshop and as a result it was very well attended by doctoral and MD students from all over the College of Medicine and Health.

2016/17

Summer BBQ

The Graduate School Summer BBQ took place on Thursday, 8th June 2017, in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork. The rain didn't spoil the fun for the postgraduates who had a fun-filled evening with good food & drink and a very entertaining quiz to finish off a very successful night! The Graduate School said hello to some incoming graduates and goodbye to some of those who were finishing up. A good time was had by all. 

SPEAK Workshop

Inspired by Toastmasters® and other ‘Public Speaking’ workshops, SPEAK, which ran every month, was a huge success! The aim of speak was to improve postgraduate public speaking skills and confidence by giving students practical experience and assistance in delivering a speech in front of a relatively large peer group. There were spot prizes during the workshops and on the whole attendees found it very beneficial

Tai Chi 

Indra San Lazaro, PhD student at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, led a Tai Chi Workshop in mid-May. Indra provided the basic movements and breathing techniques of Tai Chi to help increase focus, improve balance and reduce levels of stress. The workshop was enjoyable and provided students with some very useful tips.

'Writing a Good Research Paper' Workshop

Prof. Ivan Perry led the well-known and acclaimed writing workshop in late March. Prof. Perry is the head of the Department of Epidemiology & Public Helath at UCC. In his workshop, Prof. Perry talked about the essential aspects editors look for in scientific papers and provided some essential tops and tricks to writing a successful article! Writing papers for scientific journals is an integral part of the postgraduate students career - for that reason, this session provided students with the secret to making scientific writing simple!

Writing Workshop with Dr Dan Soule 

On October 5th, Dr Daniel Soule led a very beneficial Writing Workshop. Dr Soule is a writer and former academic, who completed his PhD in Linguistics in Glasgow, UK. Students gained valuable tips about how to write a thesis and dissertation. This workshop was specially focused on the process of writing itself, such as planning, creativity, editing and redrafting. Students learnt how to maximise their writing time and to assess the quality of the final text. 

Induction Day Social Reception

The committee kicked off the academic year by hosting a Cheese and Wine Reception for postgraduate students. The event was held in Staff Common Room on October 4th. New and existing students from across the different Departments in the College of Medicine and Health enjoyed getting to know their fellow postgrads over a wide variety of cheese, bread and fruit accompanied with red and white wine. Do you know a better way of starting the academic year?

College of Medicine & Health Graduate Studies

3rd Floor Erinville Hospital, Western Road University College Cork, Cork,

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