Éadaoin is the current Skills Centre Coordinator following her four years as a Postgraduate Tutor in the centre. Having completed her undergraduate degree in BA English and History in 2012, Éadaoin took a break from studies to work in a business outsourcing centre before undertaking a Team Lead position. In 2015, Éadaoin returned to studies and completed an MA in English Literature at Ulster University Coleraine. Returning to UCC, Éadaoin began her PhD in the School of English and Digital Humanities in 2017 while working as a Postgraduate Tutor in the School. Two years later, Éadaoin was delighted to become a part of the Skills Centre team.
Following her PhD graduation in June 2023, Éadaoin stepped into the interim position of Skills Centre Coordinator. Having experienced the successes and challenges students face from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees and due to her many years as a tutor, Éadaoin is mindful of the potential in every student and the difference a friendly face of a fellow student can make when guiding them toward success. Our Skills Centre tutors are all undergraduate and postgraduate students, therefore encompassing the peer to peer ethos of Skills Centre supports.
Dr Loretta Goff - Academic Integrity Education Officer
Loretta is UCC’s Academic Integrity Education Officer, based in the Skills Centre. She creates, manages, and delivers training and resources on academic integrity and academic misconduct for both students and staff at UCC, fostering a culture of academic integrity across the University.
Prior to this, Loretta was also a Skills Centre Tutor while completing her PhD in Film and Screen Media. She encourages students to make use of the Skills Centre as all the sessions and resources available will help you develop your academic skills and put your best work forward.
Searching for help with assignments online can lead you to untrustworthy tools and resources as well as you being targeted by contract cheating companies/essay mills offering to complete your work for you for a fee. The Skills Centre is a safe space and is here to offer you the right guidance – don’t be afraid to get in touch or drop by!
Marian Elders - Senior Executive Assistant
Marian attended UCC as a mature student and graduated with a B Soc Sc and an MA in Women’s Studies. In addition she successfully completed a Post Graduate qualification in Guidance and support from NUI Maynooth.
Based on her educational background and experience of working with students, Marian will be able to help you make the most of the supports the Skills Centre has to offer.
Evan Scanlan - Skills Centre Digital Skills Intern
Evan has just completed his undergraduate degree in Digital Humanities and IT.
He is currently working full-time as Digital Skills Intern in the Skills Centre after joining on work placement in January of 2022.
Evan is responsible for running the Skills Centre social media and upkeep of our website amongst other projects including graphic design and video editing.
He is grateful for the experience he has gained and is excited to continue his journey with the Skills Centre.
Mairéad Roche - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Mairéad is in her final year of her PhD in the School of English. Throughout her PhD she has worked as a tutor for the Skills Centre and enjoys engaging with both students and staff delivering a range of group and one-to-one sessions. Mairéad has a particular interest in Time Management and Presentation Skills along with supporting students to hone their writing skills.
Laura Kenneally - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Laura is a current Skills Centre Postgraduate tutor and PhD candidate in Applied Psychology.She is also a mature student and lone parent, having had the amazing opportunity of being an undergraduate tutor with the UCC Skills Centre.
Being a part of the Skills Centre team has been one of the single most rewarding and beneficial aspects of her undergraduate experience.
She hopes to pursue a career in psychological research especially pertaining to particular social justice issues.
Laura is delighted to continue growing and learning alongside the rest of the Skills Centre team.
Maria Butler - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Maria is a postgraduate tutor with the Skills Centre and a fourth year PhD student in the School of English. This is her third year tutoring with us. Maria started her PhD after a seven year break from academia so she understands the stresses that can accompany a return to education. She enjoys helping other students navigate the challenges of higher education so they can achieve their best
Chara Charalambous - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Chara is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology who is conducting crucial research on the sociocultural impact of carnival music from Cyprus. Her research is centred on the Limassol Carnival Serenades, where she meticulously analyses its influence on the local traditional music scene to ensure cultural sustainability.
Sarah Corbett - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Sarah is an undergraduate tutor for the Skills Centre who joined the team in 2022.
Yueling Sima - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Yueling Sima is a PhD Scholar in the Department of Management and Marketing and the Department of Economics at Cork University Business School (CUBS). She is also a PhD researcher affiliated with the Global Competitive Institution (GCI) and the Spatial and Regional Economics Research Centre (SRERC), UCC.
Yueling has joined UCC from the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), Beijing, where she holds an MSc in International Business (2020). She also has a strong economic background and holds a BA in International Economics and Trade (2018).
Jen O' Shea - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Jen is a PhD Researcher in the School of Applied Psychology and Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience. She completed her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology in 2021, and then went on to complete a Masters of Public Health. Jen has been a tutor with the skills centre since September 2022. She also teaches within the School of Applied Psychology, and on the Certificate in Arts (Psychology) course.
In 2022, Jen was one of two applicants in the country to be awarded the NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships in the Sciences. Jen's research is focused on understanding the relationship between the brain, the body, and social environments during puberty, with the aim to better understand what factors are the most influential in impacting on outcomes in later life.
Hope Noonan Stoner - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Originally from San Francisco, California, Hope earned her BA Honours in English with minors in Spanish Literature and Language and History, at Union College in Schenectady, New York in 2020.
She moved to Cork in 2020. She has a First-Class Honours MA degree in Irish Writing and Film (2021) from University College Cork and a First Class Honours MA degree in Global Security and Borders (2022) from Queen’s University Belfast. She is in the second year of her PhD in the School of English and Digital Humanities at UCC.
This is Hope’s second year working as a Skills Centre postgraduate tutor. She believes strongly in the Skills Centre’s ethos as an academic support for students across the disciplines at UCC as a student who has worked across disciplines herself and looks forward to working alongside new and returning UCC students this year
Stephanie Moura - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Stephanie was awarded the PhD Kraft Heinz Fellowship to pursue her studies in the field of International Business Strategy at UCC in 2021. She joined the Skills Centre team as a postgrad tutor in 2022.
Alison Warren-Perry - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Alison recently completed her Bachelors in Applied Psychology, and is currently completing her Masters in Applied Psychology in UCC. She is passionate about research and also volunteers with Jigsaw Cork. Alison began working as a Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor in 2023.
Luke Watson - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Siria Manini - Skills Centre Undergraduate Tutor
Siria is an undergraduate English student in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences. Her main interests are reading, writing, going to the gym and the cinema, and art crafting. With a background as a private tutor and activity leader in an English Summer camp she decided to become a Peer Support Leader and also and Undergraduate Tutor in the Skills Centre as she would love to help students who are finding it hard to settle into college!
Brian Curtin - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Following on from an undergraduate degree in Medical and Health Sciences, Brian is currently undertaking a Master's in Positive and Coaching Psychology. With past experience as Education Officer for the UCC Translational Medicine Society, as well as co-founding and hosting the health science based podcast 'Narrowing The Void', Brian is looking forward to further developing his teaching and communication skills as a tutor.
Cian Lynch - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Cian is a first time tutor in the Skills Centre having previously tutored in the Access Centre. Outside of tutoring, Cian is undertaking his PhD in the School of History having previously completed an M.Phil in International History and a BA in History and Politics. His areas of research include the Great War, modern conflict, and defence and security studies.
Kelly Buckley - Skills Centre Undergraduate Tutor
Kelly is an undergraduate tutor who is new to her role at the skills centre in UCC. Kelly is a current mature student of Applied Psychology who is passionate about lifelong learning. As a non-traditional student she is a keen advocate of equal opportunity and access for all people on their journeys into and through education. Kelly looks forward to welcoming and working with undergraduate students who visit the skills centre. Outside of her student and skills centre role Kelly teaches Yoga and is passionate about mental health and wellbeing.
Amanda Sithole - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Amanda, an international student, earned her master’s degree in MSc Cooperatives, Agri-food and Sustainable Development at UCC. She is currently in her first year of pursuing a PhD. Amanda is thrilled to be part of the Skill Centre team and is eager to embark on a journey of growth and learning as she progresses along her career path.
Khushal Paryani - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Khushal is pursuing his masters in Corporate finance, he is a commerce graduate and a Chartered Accountant hailing form a vibrant country India.
He is an empathetic and enthusiastic individual, committed to his work and studies. Coming all the way from a culturally different country he has imbibed himself excellently into the culture.
Khushal is handling the responsibility of a post graduate skill centre tutor and is always on his toes to assist
Ioannis Kaprosioutis - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Ioannis Kaprosioutis is a first-year PhD student with the School of English and Digital Humanities. His research focus is primarily based on a post-structuralist approach to the grotesque and carnivalesque image in short stories.
Khaled Alwisi - Skills Centre Undergraduate Tutor
Khaled is an undergraduate digital skills tutor with the UCC Skills Centre and a 2nd year Computer Science student. He hopes to help students through being a tutor for the Skills Centre and at the same time develop and improve on his own academic and teaching skills. One of his favorite quotes: "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing." by Annie Dillard.
Jordan Carolan - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Jordan is a first year PhD student in Applied Linguistics and is the recipient of the CACSSS PhD Excellence Scholarship. When he is not working at the UCC Skills Centre, he is assisting incoming students on UCC's CampusConnect platform and answering general questions. He is excited to start working at the Skills Centre because he truly believes that the Skills Centre is an invaluable service that improves the student experience and addresses so many common concerns that students have.
Tadhg Kearney - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Tadhg is a postgraduate tutor in the Skills Centre at UCC. He has completed his BA in English and History and is currently pursuing an MA in Modernities in the School of English. In his spare time, he is failing at writing his novel. Going forward, he isn’t too sure about what he wants to do in the future, but he is excited to obtain great experience working as a tutor and provide assistance to other students within UCC.
Ronan Keohane - Skills Centre Undergraduate Tutor
Ronan is a final year BA World Languages student specialising in Asian Languages. He has a strong interest in political philosophy and international relations and he has recently gotten his research published in a peer-reviewed academic journal. He recently returned from studying on exchange for 2 semesters at National University of Singapore, one of the world’s most prestigious and top-ranked universities. He regularly volunteers in his free time and was the 2023 winner of the ‘UCC Global Citizen award’ after winning 6 UCC Works Awards in all 6 categories. He plans to help students in their career and academic endeavours.
Romane Lieber - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Romane is a research assistant and assistant lecturer at the School of Law. She is also a postgraduate tutor at the Access Skill Centre since the beginning of 2023 and at the Skill Centre for the 2023/2024 academic year.
Building on a master's in international public law and a master's in international human rights law, Romane's research interests focus on socio-legal studies, gender and the law and anti-discrimination/equality law in a European context.
A strong believer in “help your neighbour”, she is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential by bringing tailored support and a positive learning environment.
Tomiwa Morris - Skills Centre Undergraduate Tutor
Tomiwa Morris is a third year undergraduate student in College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Science studying English and Philosophy. She is outgoing, communicative, creative, and bubbly. Her hobbies include painting, poetry, writing, and reading. She became an undergraduate tutor in the UCC Student Skill Centre to help any student who may be struggling with navigating their way around the hectic university life!
Leannán O' Grady - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Leannán is a new tutor helping out at UCC Skills, born and raised in Germany. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law & Public Policy at UCC, and already finished a master`s degree in Cultural Studies – with a focus on Japan – and Philosophy at the University of Cologne in western Germany. During his previous studies, he lived in Tokyo for a total of two years, so feel free to get in touch if you need any help with planning a year abroad in Japan!
Jessica Egan - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Jess has just recently completed a bachelors in applied psychology here at UCC, and is now pursuing a masters in applied psychology with the ambition of undertaking the clinical psychology doctorate in the future. She was just recently employed as part of the UCC skills centre team as a postgrad tutor, and in addition works part-time as a care assistant working with people with intellectual disabilities. Jess is really looking forward to embarking on her tutor journey with UCC skills centre this year.
Robyn McAuliffe - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Robyn McAuliffe is a 2nd-Year PhD student with the School of English and Digital Humanities. Her research focuses on depictions of gendered trauma in Old English literature.
Elliot Mulhall - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Elliott (they/them) is a new tutor at the Skills Centre. They are currently completing a HDip in Applied Psychology, and have a background in Social Science. They have used the Skills Centre resources as a support while starting a new discipline, and look forward to helping other students do the same.
Ciara Barrett - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Ciara is a postgraduate tutor with the Skills Centre. She has previously worked with the Skills Centre as an undergraduate tutor, and is now doing a Masters in Women's Studies, having previously completed a BA Major honours in Politics and English. Having utilised the Skills Centre as a resource throughout the first two years of her undergrad, she is always happy to help other people get through theirs!
Fiona Buckley - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Fiona is a postgraduate tutor in the UCC Skills Centre since September 2023. Her personal and research interests include psychological assessment, large classroom learning, and the experience of those with additional learning needs and intellectual disabilities in education. Fiona is currently working towards an MA in Applied Psychology, having also completed her undergraduate degree in UCC. Her eventual aim is to specialise in Educational Psychology.
Anna O' Callaghan - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Charlotte Norton - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Charlotte is a post-graduate tutor and has just joined the team in 2023. Having completed her undergraduate degree in Commerce International with Irish, Charlotte is returning to UCC to pursue a masters in Sustainable Development, Agri-food and Co-Operatives.
Charlotte benefitted from the resources offered by the skills centre during her undergraduate degree and so is looking forward to helping students in the same way this year.
Cheryl Voon Yi Chi - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Cheryl is an international student from Malaysia and is currently pursuing the MA Applied Psychology in UCC, having completed her BA psychology undergraduate degree in 2023. Her area of interest includes special needs education and helping individuals with mental health disorders. She is a postgraduate tutor in Skills Centre starting in 2023.
Norma O' Leary - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Norma is a Masters by Research student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, UCC.
Norma also holds a BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, Certificate in Arts (Psychology) and CPD Postgraduate Certificate in Trauma-Informed care from UCC
Jack Ross - Skills Centre Undergraduate Tutor
Daniel Cremin - Skills Centre Postgraduate Tutor
Daniel is a postgraduate tutor in the UCC Skills Centre. With a bachelors in Social Science, Daniel is currently pursuing a Masters in Arts Management and Creative Producing. Having worked on many theatrical productions in the past, both onstage and off, Daniel is most looking forward to helping students through presentation workshops within the Skills Centre.