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  • IMPORTANT: New Academic term update

    25 Sep 2020
    IMPORTANT: New Academic term update

    Following a Government direction this afternoon, UCC, along with all universities in the country, will introduce enhanced public health protection measures from Monday, 28 September 2020.

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  • UCC launches virtual learning ‘one-stop shop’ for students

    21 Sep 2020
    UCC launches virtual learning ‘one-stop shop’ for students

    UCC has unveiled its Success Zone, a virtual learning space designed to support students as they navigate a new ‘blended learning’ environment.

    New and returning University College Cork (UCC) students will have access to a brand new virtual learning space, following the launch of the university’s Success Zone.

    Described as a ‘one-stop shop’ for students entering the new academic term, the UCC Success Zone is a virtual learning space designed to offer academic strategies to help them to succeed at UCC.

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  • Almost 50 dedicated services available to support UCC students through new term

    16 Sep 2020
    Almost 50 dedicated services available to support UCC students through new term

    Students beginning and returning to education at University College Cork will be able to avail of almost 50 services dedicated to supporting their personal, academic and professional development throughout the new term.

    The services and supports, which cover all aspects of student life, have been illustrated by UCC’s Student Experience Office in the form of its very own ‘Support Tree’.

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  • Interim President appointed at UCC

    15 Sep 2020
    Interim President appointed at UCC

    University College Cork (UCC) today announces that its Governing Body has appointed Professor John O’Halloran as its interim President.

    Professor O’Halloran has served as Deputy President and Registrar since 2018 and assumes the interim President role immediately for a period of one year.

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  • UCC highlighted as Ireland’s leading university for industry collaboration

    10 Sep 2020
    UCC highlighted as Ireland’s leading university for industry collaboration

    University College Cork (UCC) is Ireland’s leading university for industry collaboration, as highlighted in today’s national Knowledge Transfer Ireland report.

    The Knowledge Transfer Ireland Annual Review assesses the engagement of Irish universities across Ireland with industry, and UCC is Ireland’s leading university for research income, both overall and in terms of research funding from industry partners.

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  • UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery responds to Nursing Home Report

    20 Aug 2020
    UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery responds to Nursing Home Report

    The School of Nursing and Midwifery has welcomed the comprehensive nature of the Nursing Homes Expert Panel Report, issued on 19 August, and how it gives credit to frontline care home nurses, health care assistants, catering and cleaning staff and care home managers who demonstrated exceptional resilience and commitment to provide care to their residents and families.

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  • Funding awarded to seven UCC enterprise-focused research projects

    19 Aug 2020
    Funding awarded to seven UCC enterprise-focused research projects

    Seven UCC researchers are to receive funding and support for their enterprise-focused projects under an Irish Research Council initiative.

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  • UCC researchers make concerning discovery about micro plastics

    30 Jul 2020
    UCC researchers make concerning discovery about micro plastics
    • UCC scientists find small crustacean can fragment microplastics in just four days. 
    • Findings have significant consequences for the understanding of microplastics in our environment.
    • Worrying discovery may have implications for the food chain.
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  • Great Book of Ireland documentary to screen on RTÉ

    06 Aug 2020
    Great Book of Ireland documentary to screen on RTÉ

    UCC to develop Treasures Gallery to display the Great Book of Ireland

    On Thursday 20th August at 22.10, RTÉ One will premiere a documentary on The Great Book of Ireland, (Leabhar Mór na hÉireann) which has been termed as ‘Ireland’s modern-day Book of Kells.’

    Samuel Beckett’s last handwritten poem is among the original work of 121 artists, 144 poets, and nine composers in this extraordinary 278 page single volume vellum manuscript, which also includes poems by Seamus Heaney and a poet in his late forties, one Michael D. Higgins, the current President of Ireland.

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  • The Glucksman receives international recognition for pandemic lockdown initiative

    22 Jul 2020
    The Glucksman receives international recognition for pandemic lockdown initiative
    The Glucksman is one of six museums internationally to be nominated for an award that champions innovative outreach during the Covd-19 pandemic, earning recognition with counterparts from the Netherlands, Singapore, and the USA.

    Today it has been announced that The Glucksman, based in University College Cork, has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home.

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