UCC has developed a unique new programme designed to help school students make the transition to third level.Read more
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22 Mar 2021
11 Mar 2021
UCC has developed a COVID-19 Tracker and Day Pass App to help protect its students, staff and wider community.Read more
Upon the checking of COVID-19 symptoms the app generates a pass for on campus attendance. The app is not compulsory, but staff and students are strongly encouraged to download and use the app ahead of planned visits to campus.
The app was initially developed by Dr Michael Byrne, Head of UCC Student Health, in conjunction with UCC’s IT Services, to enable UCC’s healthcare students to safely attend their clinical work placements. Those students used the app daily to feed back on their symptoms/lack of symptoms, with UCC Student Health monitoring the data and reacting appropriately as and where necessary.
10 Mar 2021
One of the world's leading scientists has been appointed to spearhead research and innovation at University College Cork.
Professor John F. Cryan, a neuroscientist who is recognised as a global leader in the study of gut-brain interactions, will assume the position of Vice President for Research & Innovation at UCC, having been selected after a competitive process.
Prof. Cryan’s ground-breaking discoveries on microbiome-brain interactions have led to fundamental changes in understandings in both the neuroscience and psychiatry fields. Through his research in the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre at UCC, Prof. Cryan was recently listed as among the world’s top one percent of most-cited researchers, for the fifth time.Read more
09 May 2021
· The first EU-dedicated TV resource for school children across the EU
· A European YouTube channel on European Affairs made in Cork
· The brainchild of a UCC Politics lecturer and a primary school teacher in County Cork
Primary school children across Europe will soon be able to tune into a new EU TV Junior channel to be launched in Cork on Monday, May 10th.
The EU TV Junior offering will be available on a dedicated Youtube channel and feature animated reports voiced by children for children – with plans to develop a sister channel for secondary school students.Read more
30 Nov 2020
- Online educational resource also launched
- Narrated by Liam Neeson, this is the second historical documentary partnership between UCC & RTÉ
To mark the 175th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Irish Famine a major two-part documentary based on the University College Cork’s Atlas of the Great Irish Famine will be broadcast this evening (Monday 30th November) and Monday 7th December at 9:30pm on RTÉ One.Read more
23 Nov 2020
The iconic tree lined campus at University College Cork (UCC) has joined some of the leading arboreta in the world after being accredited by a prestigious global accrediting programme.
To foster best practice the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Programme examines the conservation, maintenance, educational outreach and scientific collaborations of arboreta across the world. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, the Oxford Botanic Garden at the University of Oxford and the Arboretum De Paris are among the arboreta accredited globally by ArbNet, now the 2,500 trees across 42 acres at UCC join this notable list.Read more
18 Nov 2020
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, a UCC alumnus, addressed the University College Cork Class of 2020
Almost 5,000 students will graduate from University College Cork this week in a series of virtual conferring ceremonies.
26 dedicated ceremonies are being livestreamed across the university’s website. Covering ceremonies across all four Colleges and Adult Continuing Education, this year’s Autumn Conferrings will run from Wednesday, November 18 to Tuesday, November 24.Read more
03 Nov 2020
Two UCC students will feature in a new RTÉ documentary, charting their path to third level education through the university’s Access and Participation programme.
My Uni Life is a five-part series created in partnership between RTÉ and the Irish Universities Association, following the lives of seven students at various stages of their university experience.Read more
28 Oct 2020
The Book of Lismore, created in the late 15th century, has been donated by the Trustees of the Chatsworth Settlement to UCC. This major medieval manuscript, created at Kilbrittain, Co. Cork, in a golden age of Irish literature, is rightly considered as one of the Great Books of Ireland.
The Book of Lismore, consists of 198 large vellum folios, and contains important texts, many drawn from Irish tradition and others that are translations of contemporary European works. The Book reflects an Ireland that was deeply engaged with the contemporary European culture of the time.Read more
24 Sep 2020
A community charter, a joint social media campaign with the Student Union, and a COVID-19 safety support team are among the initiatives University College Cork has planned as the new academic term commences next week.Read more