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  • 'February is the border between winter and spring'

    12 Feb 2021
    'February is the border between winter and spring'

    UCC has one of the most beautiful university campuses in Ireland and the Head Gardener of UCC, Jack Murphy, writes this following piece with some gardening tips for the month of February.

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  • UCC launches unique programme to help students tackle transition to third level life and learning

    22 Mar 2021
    UCC launches unique programme to help students tackle transition to third level life and learning

    UCC has developed a unique new programme designed to help school students make the transition to third level.

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  • University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App

    11 Mar 2021
    University College Cork rolls out unique COVID-19 App

    UCC has developed a COVID-19 Tracker and Day Pass App to help protect its students, staff and wider community.  

    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.

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  • Leading scientist appointed to spearhead research and innovation at UCC

    10 Mar 2021
    Leading scientist appointed to spearhead research and innovation at UCC

    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.

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  • UCC academic launches EU TV Junior

    09 May 2021
    UCC academic launches EU TV Junior

    · 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.

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  • Major new famine documentary based on UCC book to screen on RTÉ

    30 Nov 2020
    Major new famine documentary based on UCC book to screen on RTÉ
    • 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.

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  • UCC’s iconic tree collection receives international recognition

    23 Nov 2020
    UCC’s iconic tree collection receives international recognition

    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.

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  • Almost 5,000 students to graduate from UCC in virtual ceremonies

    18 Nov 2020
    Almost 5,000 students to graduate from UCC in virtual ceremonies

    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.

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  • UCC students to feature in new RTÉ documentary

    03 Nov 2020
    UCC students to feature in new RTÉ documentary

    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.

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  • One of the Great Books of Ireland returns home

    28 Oct 2020
    One of the Great Books of Ireland returns home

    Join a special virtual event at 11am today

    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.

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