3rd Year students receive a UCC Works Award for volunteering and community engagement.
Student nurses are awarded with a UCC Works Award for volunteering and community engagement.
During 2018- 2019, 3rd Year Student nurses were invited to take part in a new initiative Made2move being rolled out by Gillian O’Sullivan and Dr Fiona Chambers. As future nurses, they will be advising patients to be active for their health & wellbeing. Made2Move is a great opportunity for students to gain experience in this field and to learn at first-hand how to advise and help people become and stay active. Participants are currently receiving full training in how to become a Made2move mentor and will mentor fellow students.
The programme is a physical activity intervention. It is aimed at helping students to reach 150 minutes of physical activity over a week. The programme is based on a peer mentoring approach. The role of the mentor will be to help mentees to become more active in an 8-10 week period, be an advocate for the benefits of physical activity and source UCC students to work with.
The mentors training commenced in February 2019. On completion students will receive a Certificate from the Department of Education, a digital badge and a 6 week mentor training programme. The practical training addresses how to motivate your fellow students, what physical activity you can recommend to fellow students, how to advise on healthy eating, water consumption and sleeping, and how to balance university life and being healthy and well. 10 students are participating.