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  • Virtual Writing Clinics

    16 Mar 2020
    Virtual Writing Clinics

    The Skills Centre is delighted to introduce our virtual writing clinic’s to UCC students who would like to avail of our services via the internet!

    We are proud to provide a responsive and dedicated service to UCC students. You can now book Skills Centre Virtual Writing Clinics and meet with our tutors face-to-face from the comfort of your home to discuss your academic work via Google Meet. Students have the option to either engage with us synchronously or asynchronously.

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  • Goal Setting & Motivation

    24 Feb 2020
    Goal Setting & Motivation

    Be the change you want to see in your own life by being the Hero of your own life.

    Having goals is easy. Achieving your goals is a challenge. They take your time, your effort and your sustained action. The more of yourself that you put into accomplishing your goal, the more benefit and self-confidence you will gain beyond the fulfilment of that goal.

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  • Writing a scientific literature review

    17 Feb 2020
    Writing a scientific literature review

    Have you got a scientific literature review coming up? Are you looking for tips on how to get started? This session will show you how to approach your research, how to deal with sources, and the best ways to structure your argument and review. Make sure to come to the Skills Centre for our session on Literature Review for the Sciences! Tuesday 26th February at 6 pm - 7 pm.

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  • Making feedback Work for you & Excel skills

    07 Feb 2020
    Making feedback Work for you & Excel skills

    Have you received assignments back and are unsure how to interpret your feedback? Or, maybe you’ve received feedback on an assignment and want to use it to improve your writing for your next assignment? Feedback should be embraced. It is the return of information about the result of a process or activity. It can also be defined as information about past behaviour delivered in the present which may influence future behaviour. Make sure to make the most out of your feedback and come to the Skills Centre for our session on Making Feedback Work for You! Thursday 20th February at 3 pm - 4 pm.

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  • Editing & Proofreading

    27 Jan 2020
    Editing & Proofreading

    This session will explain the difference between editing and proofreading, point out key things to look out for and offer some practical tips to help develop your skills in this area. It is a practical session that will allow you gain the skills required to proofread your own material and ensure that what you submit is the final draft, not the first draft.

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  • 'Everyday Matters: Healthy Habits for University Life' Digital Badge

    20 Jan 2020
    'Everyday Matters: Healthy Habits for University Life' Digital Badge

     Calling all first-year undergraduate students! Are you struggling to find a balance between study/work, leisure, self-care and sleep? The Skills Centre has an exciting programme that will equip you with the tools to cultivate positive healthy habits. “Everyday Matters: Healthy Habits for University Life” begins on Thursday 20th February!

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  • The UCC Skills Centre

    13 Jan 2020
    The UCC Skills Centre

    The Skills Centre warmly welcomes you into a new decade and a new semester at UCC! Getting back into work-mode after the Christmas break can be difficult but we are here to help. You can refresh yourself this week by booking into one of our Note-Taking classes. It is essential to develop effective note-taking skills to ensure that you get the most out of the time that you spend reading or listening in a lecture. Having a method to your note-taking means that you are more likely to record the information that will benefit your study. This session will enable you to develop your memory and writing skills and help you to prepare for your exams. You will learn about the 6 R’s of Note-Taking, organizing your notes and active listening. Be sure to book your seat in these sessions early as they are in high demand!

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  • Skills Centre: End of Semester one

    02 Dec 2019
    Skills Centre: End of Semester one

    Eunice & Joey had a blast visiting the student hub, and can’t wait for the grand opening in 2020. The Skills Centre will sessions are now finished for 2019, but don’t forget, there are lots of ways to upscale on your academic writing over the holiday season. Check out our Gimme Two Minutes series on YouTube and our ‘Write Here, Write Now’ Podcast on Spotify. Next week, be sure to take advantage of the last writing clinics we are running this term!

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  • Taking an Exam at UCC

    22 Nov 2019
    Taking an Exam at UCC

    Next week is all about exams, well, all about preparing for end of semester examinations in the Skills Centre. Together with colleagues from Student Examinations and Records Office and the Assistive Technology lab and Disability Support Services we have put together an excellent lunch time exam menu!

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  • Write Here, Write Now: Skills Centre Podcast

    21 Nov 2019
    Write Here, Write Now: Skills Centre Podcast

    To mark academic writing month #ACWRIMO#ACWRI  2019, we are delighted to share some of our fantastic digital assets with you. Released this week is the brilliant podcast series, Write Here, Write Now, which is designed with you in mind. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, this engaging series will take you through the academic writing process in an accessible and portable way  #unlockyourpotential @uccskills

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  • Write Here, Write Now: Academic Writing Saturday Session

    07 Nov 2019
    Write Here, Write Now: Academic Writing Saturday Session

    To celebrate Academic Writing Month, the Skills Centre will be hosting a Write Here, Write Now: Academic Writing Session! These sessions will allow you to work on your assignments in the Skills Centre classroom, while a tutor will be on hand to answer any of your Academic Writing related questions.  On Saturday November 9th, 16th and 23rd from 10am to 1pm, make sure to take advantage of this drop-in zone and get those assignments finished and submitted, no need to book in advance!

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  • Making Feedback work for you

    31 Oct 2019
    Making Feedback work for you

    Making Feedback Work for you is the focus this week in the Skills Centre. Now that you have submitted your assignments, you will be getting feedback from your lecturers! This session will teach you how to understand the critiques and get the most out of your feedback. This session will be run multiple times throughout the week so make sure to check out our timetable and book your place now!

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  • 'Gimme Two Minutes', Skills Centre educational video series

    24 Oct 2019
    'Gimme Two Minutes', Skills Centre educational video series

    The UCC Skills Centre presents, Gimme Two Minutes, a video series that focuses on very basic concepts related to the academic writing and preparation skills. These videos can be used as self-learning tools and give you a taste of what sessions and workshops the Skills Centre offers to UCC students. Visit our YouTube channel to check out all our videos through this link!

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  • Survive & Thrive: The ABC's of First Year

    17 Oct 2019
    Survive & Thrive: The ABC's of First Year

    This week we are happy to announce the beginning of ‘Strive & Thrive: The ABC’s of First Year’. This 4-week programme that will introduce you to strategies to enable engagement with life at third level. Drawing on techniques from technology to positive psychology you will find new ways to engage with your work, the campus and those around you. Secure your place here!

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  • SPEAK: Presentation Skills Programme

    10 Oct 2019
    SPEAK: Presentation Skills Programme

    This week we are happy to announce that our SPEAK will be commencing! SPEAK (Successful Presentations- Effectively Articulating Knowledge) is our flagship Digital Badge Programme. Here you will learn to present like a pro over 6 weeks. This is one of our most popular programmes so make sure you get your place today through this link. Register for SPEAK now!

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  • How to Write an Essay

    03 Oct 2019
    How to Write an Essay

    How to Write an Essay is the focus for this week in the Skills Centre. This session is available every day this week, at times that suit all schedules. In this session, you will find a step-by-step exploration of everything you need to know about essay writing, including the three main parts of the essay structure: introduction, main body, and conclusion. This session will give you the confidence and clarity you need to improve your essay writing skills.

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  • UCC Insider Issue 4

    26 Sep 2019
    UCC Insider Issue 4

    Are you a first year CK101 student?

    Then we have exciting news for you!

    The last few spaces are available for Everyday Matters ‘Healthy habits for University Life’. Sign up straight away - https://www.ucc.ie/en/skillscentre/workshops/everyday-matters-healthy-habits-for-university-life-digital-badge.html

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  • UCC Insider Issue 3 Freshers Edition

    19 Sep 2019
    UCC Insider Issue 3 Freshers Edition

    The Skills Centre is here for you! We have designed a special workshop to address the Culture of Academic Writing. We hope that this workshop will help you to settle quickly into your academic voyage. The idea of this workshop is to create a space for our students to reflect on and discuss the differences in academic writing across the continents.

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  • UCC Insider 2 Freshers Edition

    12 Sep 2019
    UCC Insider 2 Freshers Edition

    Welcome to the UCC Skills Centre! We were delighted to see so many of you at registration and look forward to engaging with you throughout the year. Remember you can register with us here, to stay up to date with all our news and upcoming sessions.

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  • The Culture of Academic Writing

    05 Sep 2019
    The Culture of Academic Writing

    The Skills Centre is here for you! 

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  • Community Week! Events hosted by the Skills Centre

    17 Jul 2019
    Community Week! Events hosted by the Skills Centre

    UCC Community Week is a new week long programme of public and community events, co-created by people across the university and together with community partners. And so, we are excited to announce that the Skills Cetnre will be hosting events for UCC Community Week! From October 4th to 11th 2019, you will find us throughout the library offering a variety of events and workshops!

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  • Microsoft Word Skills Workshops

    01 Sep 2019
    Microsoft Word Skills Workshops

    The Skills Centre will be offering Microsoft 'Word Skills for Academic Purposes' Workshops on October 5th and October 19th. 

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  • Critical Thinking

    19 Aug 2019
    Critical Thinking

    ‘Critical’ may sound like a negative. When you are asked to think critically you may think that you have to criticise everything that you read. This is not the case. Critical thinking is reading and thinking with a questioning and open mind; it is not accepting material at face value, but looking behind the material.

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  • Reflections on...

    05 Sep 2019
    Reflections on...

    Reflections on Arriving at University College Cork..

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  • Skill Sessions formulated for Criminology Students

    28 Sep 2019
    Skill Sessions formulated for Criminology Students

    The Skills Centre will be delivering a set of formulated skills sessions to first year & second year students enrolled in ck113. The following will take place every Thursday at 3pm over 7 weeks, commencing 3rd of October.

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  • Careers Advisor Workshops: Hosted by the Skills Centre

    09 Sep 2019
    Careers Advisor Workshops: Hosted by the Skills Centre

    The Skills Centre will host a series of workshops delivered by professionally qualified careers advisors in UCC Careers Service

     

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  • Adult Continuing Education: Skills Centre Saturday Workshops

    01 Nov 2019
    Adult Continuing Education: Skills Centre Saturday Workshops

    The Skills Centre is offering specially formulated sessions to ACE students on Saturdays, these sessions will run from 10am - 1pm. They have been divided into two separate categories.

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  • Survive & Thrive: The ABC's of first year

    07 Oct 2019
    Survive & Thrive: The ABC's of first year

    Survive and thrive in your 1st year of university. This is a four week programme that will introduce you to strategies to enable engagement with life at third level. Drawing on techniques from technology to positive psychology you will find new ways to engage with your work, the campus and those around you.

     

     

     

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  • SPEAK: Presentation Development Programme

    01 Nov 2019
    SPEAK: Presentation Development Programme

    Successful Presentations- Effectively Articulating Knowledge (SPEAK) is a presentations development programme that is designed to enable participants to create and deliver effective presentations. 

     

     

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