2015 Press Releases

Irish Examiner and UCC to host CAO offers Q&A

19 Aug 2015
Main Quadrangle, UCC (Photo by Tomas Tyner)

The Irish Examiner and University College Cork (UCC) will host an online Q&A on Wednesday, 19 August, for students seeking instant answers to their CAO or going-to-college questions.

The session, “I’ve got my offer – what next?”, will be hosted on both www.ucc.ie/caolive and irishexaminer.com from 3-4.30pm. It’s aimed at students who have received a CAO offer and have questions and who, in particular, may have made applications to UCC.

The expert team will also be able to offer general guidance and advice to students on the CAO and college life.

The expert UCC panel will include:

  • Loretta Brady, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences
  • Anne Wallace, College of Business & Law
  • Mags Arnold, College of Medicine & Health
  • Patricia O'Shaughnessy, College of Science, Engineering & Food Science
  • Aidan Coffey, President of the UCC Students’ Union
  • Sandra O’Herlihy, Admissions Office
  • Olive Byrne, UCC Plus+ Office (HEAR)
  • Mary O’Grady, Disability Support Service (DARE)
  • Noelette Hurley, IT Services
  • Michele Power, Quercus Talented Students' Programme
  • Tom McCarthy,  Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Gregory Higgins, College of Medicine & Health

The software used to run these events is an application created by Pubble, a Cork-based tech startup co-founded by UCC graduate John Dineen from Kinsale.

Follow @IrishExaminer @UCC on Twitter and #AskUCC #LeavingCert for further updates.

A busy Q&A session held last week by the Irish Examiner, UCC and Pubble for students following their Leaving Certificate results trended in Ireland, with a second session already held this week attracting hundreds more interested students.

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