A UCC law graduate, with a Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and a Higher Diploma in Executive Coaching, she has chosen to specialise in working with students in the education sector.
Kathy has primarily worked with students returning to education or transitioning to a new educational phase and holds a particular interest in ensuring the students are fully equipped to engage with their chosen subjects.
She designs and delivers workshops at third level that provide the student with the tools to allow them to be more confident in their approach to learning.
Her positive engagement with academic and student communities allow for the workshop portfolio to remain current and fit for purpose, addressing student skill shortages and helping them transition to and through university life.
The Skills Centre, under her direction provides an active and responsive learning space for students seeking to unlock their potential and participate fully in their chosen academic discipline.
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.
Eadaoin is a third-year PhD student in the School of English, having completed her BA in English and History (joint major) at UCC in 2012.
To Eadaoin, the Skills Centre is an invaluable resource for students at all levels.
The flexibility of walk-in consultations, one-to-one feedback sessions, and group modules means there is something for everyone.
It's been a great resource for Eadaoin as a tutor in the School of English for the past two years & many of my past students highly recommended the services.
Maura is a first year PhD student in medicine, who has recently moved to Cork and UCC in January 2019.
Before then she lived in the Netherlands and Canada, with a short intermezzo in England.
She has studied Human Biology in her undergraduate degree, and has studied Medical Biology for her Masters.
Maura started tutoring younger pupils back during her time in secondary school, after working for several years during her summer break for a language school.
Marnina Winkler is a PhD student at University College Cork.
She has a Bachelors in Music with a minor in History from Utah Valley University and received a Masters in Ethnomusicology from University College Cork.
Marnina’s PhD research topic is on archival narritive and memory studies around the first Jewish Lord Mayor of Cork, Gerald Goldberg.
She has been tutoring in the Skills Centre since 2018 and is the lead tutor for the SPEAK Programme.
Marian Caulfield has a BA in Music & an MA in Study of Contemporary Religions.
She has also worked as a class Tutor, & also Course Coordinator with the Study of Religions Department at UCC since 2014.
Her studies the interconnections between the world of 'sound' and the 'transcendent'.
She has an interest in the practice of sounding grief, through the old Irish tradition of lament.
Building on a degree and Masters gained in UCC, Mairead is now in her second year of a PhD with the School of English.
Sandwiched between Masters and PhD has been a career path that includes having run her own business and being a film critic.
Communicating an enjoyable path towards education and the accomplishing of goals is her priority.
As a tutor, this is what Mairead endeavour to ingrain in all the students who have the excellent self-improving instinct to seek out the services of the Skills centre.
Evan is a 3rd Year Digital Humanities and IT student.
He is currently on placement and working full time as a Digital Intern in the Skills Centre since January.
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.
Laura is a final year Applied Psychology undergraduate student.
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.
Naomi is a PhD student in the College of Medicine, University College Cork.
She joined the skills centre in September 2021 as a postgraduate and access tutor.
She previously studied a Bachelors in Biochemistry and a Masters in Molecular biology, both at UCC.
Naomi has a strong interest and passion for teaching, having previously worked as a biochemistry demonstrator for over three years and in other roles such as a teaching assistant for UC Davis study abroad module Bis2A.
She also enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team to enhance her skill set and learn from others.
Grace is an undergraduate tutor in the Skills Centre as part of the digital skills team.
She is currently in her final year of a BA in English and Philosophy and is hoping to pursue a career in teaching English in the future.
Having been out of education for a few years before beginning her degree in UCC, the Skills Centre was an invaluable resource for Grace in first year where she found the writing clinics particularly helpful.
This is Grace’s first year working as a tutor, and she highly recommends that all students avail of the wide variety of services that the Skills Centre provides
Having attained a BA in Economics and History from UCC in 2020, Conor commenced a PhD in UCC’s Economics Department.
Currently, Conor is in his second year of PhD study and is a member of UCC’s Spatial and Regional Economic Research Centre, a research group within the Economics Department, which focuses its research on pressing issues in the realm of Economic Geography.
While Conor’s expertise generally lay in Geography, History, and Economics, Conor’s PhD research specifically involves analysing urban/regional development, regional mobility patterns, and travel behaviours, ultimately aiming to contribute to the implementation of sustainable and balanced policymaking.