2015 Press Releases

  • UCC alum named Best Young Entrepreneur

    06 Jan
    UCC alum named Best Young Entrepreneur

    A UCC graduate and student captured two of the top awards at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur  competition in 2015.

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  • Dr James Kapalo awarded ERC grant

    10 Dec
    Dr James Kapalo awarded ERC grant

    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Starting Grant to Dr James Kapalo, a lecturer in the Study of Religions Department at University College Cork. 

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  • 'Smart dressing' developed to transform wound care

    03 Dec
    'Smart dressing' developed to transform wound care

    Ireland’s leading ICT research centre, Tyndall National Institute, UCC, has teamed up with medical equipment provider Fleming Medical (Limerick) and Holst Centre/TNO (Eindhoven, Netherlands) to develop the world’s first commercially-available 'smart dressing'. 

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  • ERI researchers showcase research at COP21

    03 Dec
    ERI researchers showcase research at COP21

    “We are the first generation to fully understand climate change, and the last generation to have the opportunity to do something about it.” 

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  • UCC honours high-achieving alumni

    27 Nov
    UCC honours high-achieving alumni

    The first Irish woman to be named as Corporate Vice President at Intel and Apple’s Vice President of European Operations were among those to be honoured at UCC’s Alumni Achievement Awards this evening.

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  • UCC connects startups to free legal advice

    01 Dec
    UCC connects startups to free legal advice

    UCC has become the first university in Ireland to offer free legal information to startups with the launch of its new IT Law Clinic. 

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  • Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells

    19 Nov
    Tree berry compound kills leukaemia cells

    A molecule developed by scientists at UCC, derived from the berries of the Bloodhorn tree, has shown “a very significant reduction in tumour size,” particularly leukaemia cancer cells.

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  • UCC take Irish-language awards at NUI ceremony

    17 Nov
    UCC take Irish-language awards at NUI ceremony

    The Department of Modern Irish celebrated a remarkable double at the National University of Ireland awards ceremony held at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham recently.

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  • Cork newspapers battled as ‘actors and reporters’ post-1916

    10 Nov
    Cork newspapers battled as ‘actors and reporters’ post-1916

    The suppression of newspapers in Cork post-1916 represented a devastating restriction of freedom of speech during a pivotal period in history, according to new research by a UCC student.

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  • A quiet revolution: UCC to honour education stars

    02 Nov
    A quiet revolution: UCC to honour education stars

    The CEO of a non-profit aiming to educate a billion people around the world for free is among those set to awarded honorary doctorates by University College Cork (UCC) on November 2.

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  • #OTandMe celebrates World OT Day

    27 Oct
    #OTandMe celebrates World OT Day

    UCC’s Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy are hosting an ‘OT over Tea’ event to mark World Occupational Therapy Day 2015.

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  • Revolutionary Roadshow for Waterford

    23 Oct
    Revolutionary Roadshow for Waterford

    The people of Waterford are invited to visit and particpate in the 'Revolutionary Decade Roadshow' in the Park Hotel in Dungarvan, Co Waterford on 31 October 2015, 11am-4pm.

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  • Vote UCC in SEAI awards

    22 Oct
    Vote UCC in SEAI awards

    UCC’s green credentials have again been recognised, with a public vote underway to help decide the overall winner in the Leadership category at the Sustainable Energy Awards 2015. Vote for UCC here.

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  • UNECE Compliance Committee role for Áine Ryall

    21 Oct
    UNECE Compliance Committee role for Áine Ryall

    Dr Áine Ryall of UCC's School of Law has taken up duty as a member of the Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, an international treaty that links environmental rights and human rights. 

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  • Staff celebrated at #UCCOscars

    15 Oct
    Staff celebrated at #UCCOscars

    UCC has honoured a number of its staff for their outstanding contributions to University life at the 2015 Staff Recognition Awards. Affectionately dubbed the #UCCOscars, read on to find out the winners!

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  • Cork 1849: a city of feasts and famine

    19 Oct
    Cork 1849: a city of feasts and famine

    A 19th century recipe book and the letters of George Boole, show that Ireland’s food and dining customs at end of the Famine were far more complex than previously thought.

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  • Life-saving legislation announced

    15 Oct
    Life-saving legislation announced

    New laws announced today by the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar have been warmly welcomed by two UCC health experts.

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  • UNESCO Learning City Award for Cork

    02 Oct
    UNESCO Learning City Award for Cork

    Cork City is to receive a UNESCO Learning City Award at the UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities in Mexico City. UCC is one of four partners in the Cork Learning City initiative. 

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  • Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

    01 Oct
    Partnership aims to make pregnancy safer

    The INFANT Centre (Irish Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research) at University College Cork, Bioscreen Health, laya healthcare and IBM have launched the ‘LEANBH’ project in the Cork University Maternity Hospital today, designed to make pregnancy safer.

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  • Mobile technology ‘first’ for UCC’s MBA students

    24 Sep
    Mobile technology ‘first’ for UCC’s MBA students

    The UCC Executive MBA has become one of the first programmes in Ireland to give each of its students an Apple iPad Mini, to enable team interaction beyond the lecture room.

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  • Dress for Success Cork celebrates 2nd birthday

    22 Sep
    Dress for Success Cork celebrates 2nd birthday

    This week Dress for Success (DFS) Cork celebrates two years of breaking the cycle of poverty through supporting women into the workplace. UCC’s Dr. Celine McInerney is among the guest speakers.

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  • Culture Night a virtual reality at UCC

    17 Sep
    Culture Night a virtual reality at UCC

    UCC has a fascinating and quirky feast in store for Culture Night this Friday 18th September, with a wide array of events that will appeal to all ages.

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  • UCC announces appointment of new Chair of its Governing Body

    11 Sep
    UCC announces appointment of new Chair of its Governing Body

    UCC is very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Catherine Day, outgoing Secretary General of the European Commission to be Chair of its Governing Body until January, 2019.

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  • UCC research helps efficacy of stents

    03 Sep
    UCC research helps efficacy of stents

    Drug eluting stents have revolutionized coronary artery disease treatment reducing the stent renarrowing rate within six  months after placement which was a limitation of early generation bare metal stents.

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  • Boole exhibition to highlight genius’ impact today

    15 Jul
    Boole exhibition to highlight genius’ impact today

    A first-hand account of George Boole and Charles Babbage's meeting, during which they discuss ‘A Thinking Machine’, will be on public display for the first time.

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  • Doing Arts is not a 'waste' of your points

    25 Aug
    Doing Arts is not a 'waste' of your points

    Professor Claire Connolly made the case for Arts recently, in an Irish Independent opinion piece that resonated strongly, leading to an influx of support and plenty of discussion.

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  • Áine Ryall appointed to An Bord Pleanála Review Group

    04 Aug
    Áine Ryall appointed to An Bord Pleanála Review Group

    Áine Ryall, School of Law, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the An Bord Pleanála Review Group.  

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  • UCC supports innovation and entrepreneurship

    31 Jul
    UCC supports innovation and entrepreneurship

    UCC hosted a Horizon 2020 Industry Leadership Information Day to help companies seize the opportunities that Horizon 2020 provides and support the development of their R&D ambitions through collaboration with University researchers.

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  • Stamp marks Pearse’s graveside oration for O’Donovan Rossa

    30 Jul
    Stamp marks Pearse’s graveside oration for O’Donovan Rossa

    An Post’s new 70c stamp marking the centenary of Pádraig Pearse’s historic speech at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa was unveiled today in Rosscarbery, Co Cork by John Whelpley, great-grandson of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa.

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  • EirGrid prize for UCC Sustainable Energy graduate

    30 Jul
    EirGrid prize for UCC Sustainable Energy graduate

    EirGrid, the operator of the national electricity grid, has awarded its annual prize to UCC’s top Masters graduate in Sustainable Energy.

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  • UCC commemorates Cork Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

    29 Jul
    UCC commemorates Cork Fenian Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

    In 1863, O’Donovan Rossa held a torchlit parade in solidarity with a Polish uprising against their Russian occupiers known as the January Rebellion which was re-enacted in Skibbereen recently.

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  • Remembering the Merchant of Venice

    17 Jul
    Remembering the Merchant of Venice

    UCC has collaborated with Corcadorca to hold an exhibition and roundtable celebrating the 2005 production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

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  • An Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building

    13 Jul
    An Taoiseach opens UCC Beaufort Building

    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. has officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, which will provide Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’.

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  • 10 tips for CAO Change of Mind

    30 Jun
    10 tips for CAO Change of Mind

    "I really regret researching the content of the course I’m studying during the application stage" – said nobody, ever!

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  • UCC to host live CAO Q&A

    22 Jun
    UCC to host live CAO Q&A

    Ahead of the CAO Change of Mind deadline (1 July), UCC is hosting a live online Q&A on Wednesday 24 June, from 3-4.30pm in partnership with the Irish Examiner and Pubble.

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  • The good, the bad and the €400,000 for charity

    19 Jun
    The good, the bad and the €400,000 for charity

    An incredible line-up awaits those keen to be serenaded at a movie-themed musical extravaganza on 4 July, as A Summer’s Evening on the Quad celebrates its 10th year and €400,000+ raised for charity.

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  • UCC helps managers make difficult choices

    15 Jun
    UCC helps managers make difficult choices

    Given competing demands for limited funds, how do health services decide which health care activities to fund?

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  • United Nations General Assembly honours George Boole

    08 Jun
    United Nations General Assembly honours George Boole

    The United Nations recognised the extraordinary global impact of the work of George Boole in its resolution creating a World Statistics Day.

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  • UCC celebrates seven billion dreams

    04 Jun
    UCC celebrates seven billion dreams

    UCC’s Green Flag will fly proudly on June 5 to mark World Environment Day (WED), with the university, 2nd in the world for sustainability, set to go green after dark.

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  • Irish Association for Asian Studies formed

    29 May
    Irish Association for Asian Studies formed

    The Irish Association for Asian Studies (IAAS) has been formed at a special workshop at the Irish Management Institute in Dublin organised by Dr Kevin Cawley.

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  • Berry boost fires up Dragons

    28 May
    Berry boost fires up Dragons

    Nutri-vive, an innovative functional beverage developed by students, clinched the UCC Food Innovation Prize at the Dragons’ Den-style event last night.

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  • Global HR experts to speak at UCC

    26 May
    Global HR experts to speak at UCC

    The biggest International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice to date is set to the take place at UCC from June 3 to 5. 

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  • Students hit high note on TG4

    22 May
    Students hit high note on TG4

    Mahoo was last night named the winner of TG4’s show Busker Abú.

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  • UCC excels in global ranking

    21 May
    UCC excels in global ranking

    UCC has this week been recognised as one of the leading universities worldwide for scientific research in the  CWTS Leiden Ranking 2015.

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  • University College Cork becomes lean

    19 May
    University College Cork becomes lean

    As part of ‘Continuous Improvement in UCC- A roadmap to 2017,’ seven staff members have received recognition for attaining Lean Green Belt certification awards.

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  • UCC geologist presents Mullaghmore coral to Prince Charles

    19 May
    UCC geologist presents Mullaghmore coral to Prince Charles

    During Prince Charles's visit to the Marine Institute in Galway, Professor Andy Wheeler gave the prince a gift of a cut and polished fossil coral with a poignant personal message.

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  • US-Irish award for Alimentary Health

    18 May
    US-Irish award for Alimentary Health

    Alimentary Health has won an award in the inaugural US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards for its work bringing a patented Irish probiotic, discovered in UCC, to the UK and Irish market under its own brand ALFLOREX®, and in collaboration with Proctor & Gamble in the US as ALIGN®.

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  • New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

    14 May
    New class of compounds may lead to new antiviral drugs

    Researchers in the Analytical & Biological Chemistry Research Facility (ABCRF) at UCC led by Anita Maguire, have designed and synthesised a new class of compounds with potential in the discovery of new antiviral drugs.

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  • UCC student wins Oscars of marketing

    11 May
    UCC student wins Oscars of marketing

    UCC student Padraig O’Connor has won the An Post Student Marketing Campaign of the Year Award 2015.

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  • Still time for a 2015 postgrad course

    08 May
    Still time for a 2015 postgrad course

    It’s not too late to apply for the right postgraduate option for you. Find out more during our free live and online chat sessions on 19 May, from 4pm-6pm.

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  • MSc ISBP best in class for business

    07 May
    MSc ISBP best in class for business

    UCC’s MSc Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP) has won Postgraduate Course of the Year in the business category at the annual Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards.

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  • UCC talk: Leave fossil fuels buried, expert warns

    01 May
    UCC talk: Leave fossil fuels buried, expert warns

    A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80 per cent of current coal reserves should remain unused until 2050 according to expert Dr Christophe McGlade.

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  • George Boole's Prayer remembered

    01 May
    George Boole's Prayer remembered

    Inspired by the George Boole commemorations, a fourth year music student at UCC, Robert Creed, composed a piece of music to accompany a poem written by Boole on 'The Communion of Saints'.

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  • Bad childhood experiences (ACE) link to chronic diseases in later life.

    29 Apr
    Bad childhood experiences (ACE) link to chronic diseases in later life.

    UCC researchers have found that people with multimorbidity (that is two or more chronic diseases at the same time) were more likely to report having had bad experiences in childhood than people without multimorbidity.  

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  • APC Microbiome Institute Partners with Second Genome

    28 Apr
    APC Microbiome Institute Partners with Second Genome

    The APC Microbiome Institute at UCC has entered into an alliance with Second Genome Inc. to develop microbiome-based therapies that prevent and treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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  • REACT gets underway at UCC

    23 Apr
    REACT gets underway at UCC

    A forum hosted in UCC has attracted representatives from over 20 third-level colleges throughout the country as part of the REACT (Responding to Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Third-level) project.

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  • 'Small Town Portraits' by Dennis Dinneen

    16 Apr
    'Small Town Portraits'  by Dennis Dinneen

    An exhibition of photographic portraits by the late Dennis Dinneen opens on the 16th April at 6pm and runs until 27th June in the Boole Library, UCC, Cork.

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  • Growing success for UCC postgrad courses

    09 Apr
    Growing success for UCC postgrad courses

    UCC’s MSc Organic Horticulture and MSc Information Systems for Business Performance have both been shortlisted at the forthcoming Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards 2015.

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  • UCC leads international rankings…

    31 Mar
    UCC leads international rankings…

    UCC is the top performing higher education institution internationally, based on having the highest number of A scores, in the EU sponsored U-Multirank which published its survey results this week.

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  • Life Class – the fusing of art and medicine

    24 Mar
    Life Class – the fusing of art and medicine

    Medical Oncologist, Dr Conleth Murphy merges his medical and artistic sides in a tongue-and-cheek fashion in his solo exhibition in the Jennings Gallery, UCC which opens at 6pm, Wednesday 25th March.

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  • Irish economic development since 1970

    06 Mar
    Irish economic development since 1970

    Serial under-achievement best describes Ireland’s progress in terms of economic development since 1970 argues Dr Eoin O’Leary, School of Economics, UCC in a newly published book.

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  • UCC to go Nationwide

    05 Mar
    UCC to go Nationwide

    UCC will be the sole focus of RTÉ's Nationwide programme this Friday 6 March 2015 at 7pm.

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  • Cork student entrepreneurs compete

    05 Mar
    Cork student entrepreneurs compete

    Over 45 mini-companies will compete to become the Cork Schools Local Enterprise Programme Regional Winners 2015 in UCC this Friday, 6 March, with prizes worth €4000 up for grabs.

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  • UCC officially named Health Promoting University

    25 Feb
    UCC officially named Health Promoting University

    University College Cork (UCC) has passed its final check-up with flying colours on the road to being declared a ‘Health Promoting University’ by HSE South.

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  • Jeremy Irons to discuss 'Trashed' at UCC

    16 Feb
    Jeremy Irons to discuss 'Trashed' at UCC

    Oscar-winning Jeremy Irons will take part in a discussion following a free screening of ground-breaking environmental documentary ‘Trashed’ at UCC on Monday 23 February. 

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  • Bressie leads inclusion conference

    11 Feb
    Bressie leads inclusion conference

    A sold out student-led conference today (Wednesday 11 February) will focus on the need to break down the barriers of disability. It will also be live streamed from 7pm here.

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  • Boole tickles Ó Briain’s fancy

    07 Feb
    Boole tickles Ó Briain’s fancy

    Comedian Dara Ó Briain visited University College Cork (UCC) this week to share in the celebration of the legacy of George Boole.

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  • Billions of benefits from Boole…

    04 Feb
    Billions of benefits from Boole…

    The co-founder of the world’s two largest electronic design automation companies and the former Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland are the guest speakers at the George Boole 200 Inaugural Lectures in UCC, Thursday 5 February, 6pm.

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  • Irish Examiner profiles UCC President

    30 Jan
    Irish Examiner profiles UCC President

    “The influence of George Boole’s theories of logic and probabilities are as powerful today as they were back in the 1800s” says UCC President in an interview today in the Irish Examiner.

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  • UCC alcohol research signals last call

    30 Jan
    UCC alcohol research signals last call

    A UCC study on hazardous alcohol consumption and third-level students published in the BMJ Open medical journal today calls for further public policy measures as a matter of urgency.

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  • Online Q&A has CAO and PAC covered

    23 Jan
    Online Q&A has CAO and PAC covered

    UCC and the Irish Examiner are teaming up to host a live CAO clinic online for propsective students on Thursday 29 January from 4-5.30pm.

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  • UCC congratulates Young Scientists

    12 Jan
    UCC congratulates Young Scientists

    Ireland is abuzz with the news that the 2015 BT Young Scientist winners hail from Cork, marking the region out yet again as home to inspiring young people.

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  • Boole engineers the X-Factor

    07 Jan
    Boole engineers the X-Factor

    The 'I’m an Engineer... Get me out of here!' competition, which runs from 2-13 February 2015, has announced a Boole Zone.

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