This Friday convene on the Quad at 11.30am to stand in solidarity with a generation working to demand action.
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.
Our postgraduate tutor team will introduce some of the fundamentals of academic writing here at University College Cork. This will include elements such as addressing the question asked, structure and style. You can book a place from the Skills Centre website under the Book Your Skills Session tab.
See you there! You can find the Skills Centre in Q-1, Boole Library. Just follow the yellow footprints.
You can check the Skills Centre out on our Website and Social Media!
- Skills Centre Website: https://www.ucc.ie/en/skillscentre/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uccskills/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/uccskills?lang=en
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uccskills/
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone on 021-4903839, or drop by. You will find The Skills Centre in Q-1 of The Boole Library. Follow the yellow footprints!
A huge thank you to everyone our Societies Day on Wednesday last in Devere Hall! We hope you had as much as we did! It’s never too late to join our societies so if you’d like to speak to them or find out more about our societies, you can email them. All their society emails are listed here on our website: http://societies.ucc.ie/societies-list/
If you’d like to attend some training that we are organising this week with members of our Societies Executive including PRO training and Secretary Training. Find all the details here: http://societies.ucc.ie/training-19-20/
We’ve our very own Events Wall if you’d like to see what events all of our societies have coming up, just check out the link here: https://socsportal.ucc.ie/calendar.php
Be sure to keep an eye on social media for all of our events coming up! You can find us on all social media platforms, just search for ‘UCC Societies’
The UCC Chaplaincy team hopes everyone had a great first week back to school! This week, we’re starting up a couple of continual events. On Wednesday, 18 Sept from 5:30 pm - 7 pm, we’ll have our first Honan Catholic Society social. There will be dinner provided and an intro to what the group is about at the Chaplaincy Centre. On Thursday, 19 September from 5:30 - 7 pm, we’ll have our first Thursday social. Dinner will be provided, which will then be followed by a game night. Get ready for some fun, friendly competition.
Some things to keep an eye out for later on in the semester - Saturday, 19 October, there will be a retreat to Glenstal Abbey. This is a Christian retreat, but all are welcome to attend. On Thursday, 31 October, there will be a Halloween party at the Chaplaincy Centre with food and different traditional Halloween activity. On Saturday, 2 November, we’ll be leading a hike to Gouganne Barra, following in the footsteps of Cork’s very own Finbarre. We will be posting signups to these events on the Chaplaincy website shortly.
As always, feel free to join us in Chaplaincy Centre on College Road for free tea and coffee in the hearth, have a chat with a chaplain, or use the multi-faith meditation room! Keep an eye on what we have to offer on our website (ucc.ie/en/chaplaincy/) or follow along on Facebook (UCC Chaplaincy) or Instagram (@ucc_chaplaincy)!
Hello all! My name is Daniel Moloney and I am the Clubs Executive President for 2019/20. First of all welcome to UCC, I hope you are all looking forward to the year ahead and learning what college life is all about. The Clubs Executive is there to provide support alongside the Department of Sport and Physical Activity for all 56 sport clubs currently active in UCC. Every year we like to encourage as many students as possible to come along and join a club.
For more information go to the Sports Website
When: 24th September 2019
Where: Creative Zone, Boole Library
UCC Graduate Attributes and Values will help you to:
- recognise and reflect on the attributes, values and skills you already have and how these can be used, now and in the future
- reflect on your experiences (within and outside your degree) in a different way and recognise the value and learning you are gaining from them
- identify what skills and abilities you need and how these can be developed - we are working on a fantastic initiative which will help with this
- seek out opportunities to develop your unique set of attributes
More info next week
Irish students can now access safe, evidence based and reliable health information instantly at the touch of a button. The Irish Student Health Association (ISHA) has launched a new ‘Student Health Matters’ App and Interactive eBook, providing students with easy, quick and convenient access to reliable and relevant health information, all in one place.
The beginning of college marks a transition period for many young people and often represents the exciting – but also challenging - beginning of adult life. These new resources were developed because many students struggle with looking after their health. Mental health problems among students for example are increasingly common, and students often do not know where to turn to for further information and support. Rather than googling their health questions, which can be unreliable and confusing, students can now access trusted health information and links to many useful websites in seconds.
The content, which is regularly updated, is based on Irish healthcare information and services. It has been specially created by a team of health professionals at the Irish Student Health Association and Expert Self Care Ltd, a specialist mobile health information app developer. The “Student Health Matters” new App and Interactive Health Guide provide students with easy access to information on how to stay healthy during their college years and where to get support when they need it, so they can lead happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives.
The ISHA App and eBook provide:
Information and advice on healthy lifestyles - including education and health promotion advice on healthy lifestyles, diet, nutrition, exercise, dangers of drugs, alcohol and smoking, and the importance of vaccination and screening
Health A-Z - links to the HSE database of over 600 medical conditions and treatments
General health advice - how to spot and manage common physical and mental health problems
Key information – on sexual health, contraception, my options and consent
Self-care with confidence - how to recognise and respond to emergencies, and self-care for minor illnesses
National and local support– useful info and links on where to get medical help and advice, all in one place
Local support – information, contact details and links to the specific health and medical services available at College Health Centres
Irish student populations continue to grow year-on-year, and so does the demand for student health services in third- level education. There were 231,710 students in third-level education in Ireland in 2018, and numbers continue to rise. Student Health Matters was created by the Irish Student Health Association (ISHA), which represents professionals who provide health services for students in third level college health centres throughout the country.
The App is available for iPhone and android and is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. The interactive eBook is available to access from the ISHA website, all College Health Centre websites, the USI and Student Unions.
For further information Email: email@example.com
Irish Student Health Association ISHA Twitter: @The_ISHA
Facebook: @irishstudenthealthassociation Website: https://www.isha.ie/
Win a fabulous UCC Hoodle courtesy of the UCC Visitors' Center.
you can pick the size, colour, and design that suits you
UCC's campus is full of many interesting buildings and features. From the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in the Lower Grounds to the Stone Corridor of the Main Quadrangle to the Crawford Observatory, UCC is a great place to spend a few hours.
to find out more about what the Vistors' Center does click here.
to win all you have to do is like our FB page,
The draw will take place this Friday so best of luck.
There are six officers working full time, the President, the Deputy President, the Education Officer, the Welfare Officer, Communications/Commercial Officer and Entertainments Officer. Each of these officers has responsibility for their own brief and work to provide the best possible service and representation to students
more info here.
Canvas is a modern virtual learning environment and used by some 3,000 institutions globally. UCC will be the first university in the Republic of Ireland to adopt this platform
What does this mean for you?
Canvas will offer a number of additional benefits to enhance our teaching and learning. Examples include:
- Collaboration Tools:Canvas integrates with GSuite (Google Apps) and Office 365, meaning students and staff will be able to work together on documents from within Canvas. Collaborative documents are saved in real-time, meaning a change made by any of its users will be immediately visible to everyone.
- Intuitive Design: Born on the Web, Canvas looks and feels like a modern VLE with functions and navigation reflecting best practice.
- Web Conferencing: Canvas has a built-in web conferencing tool allowing lectures to offer virtual classrooms, and ad hoc video chats.
- Classroom polling:so that a lecturer could potentially ask students to vote or answer a question in class.
- ePortfolio: Students can use ePortfolios in many ways, such as:
- Create an online educational journal for reflection
- Create an online site that can be turned in as an online Assignment
- Demonstrate mastery of course outcomes
- Share your best work from multiple course
- Showcase professional-quality work for prospective employers
- Mobile Apps: Canvas comes with dedicated mobile apps for students and teachers.
- 24/7 Support:Canvas will be supported by a 24/7 helpdesk over phone, email and online chat, allowing queries (by students or staff) to be answered whenever help is needed.
- The power of cloud: Canvas is a true cloud-native system, offering seamless upgrades and reliability. New features and improvements will be rolled out to canvas every few weeks, ensuring that our platforms are always up to date, and ready to meet the needs of our learners and teachers.
- Extensibility and Integrations:The implementation of Canvas in UCC is fully complementary to Connected University Programme, and Canvas also offers rich opportunities to integrate with teaching and learning tools and other campus systems.
- And more: Modern, responsive user experience, easy to use workflow (less clicks!), accessible interface, deeper analytics, a roll call tool (attendance), ad hoc group spaces, sub-accounts for colleges and schools, and much more!
And of course, all the features and functionality that we currently use in Blackboard will also have their equivalent in Canvas.
"The Residential Life Programme is aimed towards International students and all students of UCC Campus Accommodation. Our programme was introduced to assist the smooth transition of these students into UCC life. We will be facilitating this through the many events that we have organised. These include various workshops, movie nights, bowling, pool, puppies on campus and so much more! Follow us on Instagram @uccreslife to keep up with all of our announcements, and join us for our introductory event on Monday, 9th September in Boole 3 from 5pm, sponsored by Four Star Pizza!".