MicroCreds at UCC

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MicroCreds Symposium - Thursday June 1st 2023

This hybrid symposium will offer attendees the unique opportunity to engage with Micro-Credentials in a real-world setting

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Why Choose MicroCreds

Professor Máire Leane

Micro credentials provide a flexible yet academically robust way of responding to the learning needs of professional and practice communities. The Microcredential in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness for Health, Social Care and Education Professionals, allowed us to engage and network a cohort of learners with a shared passion for enhancing and expanding their knowledge base, and a commitment to creating a more just society’

Dr. Sonja Vucen

The CPD Cert in Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Formulations was the most recent programme developed by the Biopharma Processing Programme Team at School of Pharmacy, UCC. Although we have a great experience in designing and delivering courses in the biopharma sector, this programme pioneered the development of micro-credential courses at UCC. I very much enjoyed my role as a programme coordinator over a period of 10 months in working directly with Pfizer team leaders on developing a content that provided upskilling and met training needs for their employees. The actual course content, mode and time of its delivery was developed to suit the needs of the course participants. Hence, their engagement and motivation made this experience very rewording and enjoyable for me as an academic. following this short learning experience, Pfizer employees have acquired the learning outcomes and additional knowledge on the drug products that are manufactured and formulated in the company.

SS6808: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awareness for Health, Social Care and Education Professionals

As a social care professional, the course has broadened my understanding of what equality and inclusion mean and how inequality can impact the clients I work with. The course has facilitated me to think critically about structures in place that either empower or disempower service uses. Overall, the course was very valuable to my practice and I feel that I have gained skills around promoting culturally sensitive, anti-discriminatory and inclusive practice. Nessrine Zouai

Supporting the evolution of learning

Short learning experiences mean educators can respond to society and economic challenges along enterprise timelines strengthening that vital dialog with enterprise. IUA MicroCreds can provide leadership in lifelong learning education supporting the evolution of education in Ireland.

Mags Arnold, Project Lead
MicroCreds, University College Cork

MicroCreds@UCC News

L-R Brian Dillion, Anna Ozolina, Margaret Nyhan, Mags Arnold, Sarah Culloty, Eric Moore, Michael Kilkelly
29 Jun 2023

HCI Pillar 3 Mid Term Report Launch

The HCI Pillar 3 midterm review and project exhibition was launched on 29th June last in the convention centre, Dublin. The midterm report demonstrates that the programme is exceeding its targets on the creation of new courses, with over 1,000 created – 800 more than the initial target. Over 4,000 additional student places have been achieved through direct funding, with a significant number still expected as projects mature. The event exhibition provided a showcase all the 24 projects innovations and collaborations, which make up our HCI Pillar 3 collaboration nation.
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Jools O'Connor, MicroCreds Project Lead
12 Jun 2023

Microcreds.ie Launch

MicroCreds.ie will be officially launched on the 12th of July by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D, and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney T.D. 
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Professor Stephen Byrne, Deputy President and Registrar UCC - Mags Arnold, MicroCreds Project Lead UCC - Caitlin Harvey, Head of Academic Projects, The Open University - Professor John O Halloran, President of UCC
01 Jun 2023

MicroCreds Symposium - University College Cork - 1st June 2023

On Thursday 1st June the very first MicroCreds Symposium took place in University College Cork. It was wonderful to see so many colleagues from near and far come together to share their experiences thus far with MicroCreds and learn from each other. 
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17 Aug 2022

Microcredentials in higher education

'Microcredential is the latest buzzword in higher education but with the tireless work being undertaken behind the scenes, it has the power to provide a lasting transformation in how learners interact with UCC.'    Read more on this wonderful article in the ACE newsletter here: 
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