Your weekly insight into what's happening on campus. 14th - 18th
Looking to try something new next Semester? Making a New Year's Resolution to get more involved but not sure how? Catch up with UCC Societies before the Christmas Break!
“Socs Sampler” is an online event where you will be paired up with a random society and get a real taste for what they get up to over the year! Who knows, you might find the Society you ‘click’ with and come next Semester, you'll be ready to get involved!
It'll be happening on Wednesday December 16th at 6pm. Sign up at this link right here!
For information and updates search for us on the socials @uccsocieties
Fáilte Refugees Charity Direct Provision Gig
Join Fáilte Refugees as they host an online Charity Gig to raise much needed funds for Direct Provision! This Thursday, join special guest DJs Stevie G and GMC Beats for a fun, social and music-filled couple of hours!
We are hoping to showcase some music from Irish artists whose music has been shaped by experiences of migration and diversity, or with links to direct provision, along with some classic party tunes and Christmas hits - the perfect end to a not-so-perfect year! Keep an eye on their social media accounts for updates!
As always, you can check out the full calendar of Society events here or check out a personalised calendar from the Societies you're signed up to on your Clubs & Societies Portal! And if you have any questions you can always feel free to reach out to me on firstname.lastname@example.org!
It's been an absolutely incredible semester for UCC Societies and we're looking forward to seeing you all again in Semester 2! Have a merry Christmas from all of us in UCC Societies!
Is mise le meas,
It is that time of year again, and it is hard to believe that it has come around again so quickly! While it has been a year that has been full of challenges, we here at the Skills Centre (and it is safe to say, from all departments from across the University) must commend the perseverance shown by student body. The positive attitudes and mentalities conveyed in the face of adversity this year are truly inspiring. Every individual reading should take a moment to congratulate themselves, you all deserve nothing less. Truly, well done.
The Skills Centre will reopen once again in the new year, on Monday the 4th of January. We look forward to seeing you all again to continue our sessions. However, we are not finished just yet, and for many of you, there is still much work to focus on. There are resources that we wish to draw your attention to over the Holiday period. Under the Success Zone tab within Canvas, there is a multitude of resources to aid you in your learning, both for this exam period, and throughout the academic year. These resources exist to help you, not only academically, but also professionally and personally! The Skills Centre tab is bursting with resources from Academic Writing Essentials to Study Strategies, and much more in between.
While many of you will be extremely hard studying over the next few weeks, it is important to take note of a few things. When studying ensure to:
- Take regular breaks. Your mind and body will need to be in top form to ensure you make the most of your study time. Don’t overwork yourself!
- Have a dedicated space where you can study, free of distractions.
- Get enough sleep! You can never underestimate the power of sleep.
- Organise yourself and your work and set tasks which you can achieve during your study time.
Finally, if at any point you are feeling overwhelmed by life or work, please do not be afraid to talk to friends or family. If you feel that a friend is overwhelmed, do not be afraid to approach them for a chat. A five-minute chat and a cup of tea or hot chocolate can do wonders. From all at the Skills Centre, we wish everybody the best, and enjoy the Holidays!
Stay Connected, and Stay Safe.
General guidelines and case studies are available on this website.
Applications this year will be an Online Application - no postal applications will be accepted.
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Artificial Intelligence is the theme this month
Front page looks at the exams in the new year
This weeks edition can be found here
Listen online here
UCC celebrates 22 years of Alumni Achievement
The Alumni and Development Office recently celebrated 22 years of the UCC Alumni Achievement Awards with a series of online festivities from 23-27 November.
Activities included a retrospective video commemoration, celebratory social media posts, and a photographic collection of awardee ‘Shelfies’ including contributions from Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief, Samantha Barry and Michelin-starred chef, Ross Lewis.
The online activities are available to view on social media @UCCAlumDevel
Due to ongoing restrictions, the Alumni Achievement Awards will not take place this year. However, the 2021 Awards are planned for next November and a call for nominations will launch in the spring. UCCalumni and members of the UCC community are all invited to submit a nomination.
The UCC Alumni Achievement Awards were established in 1998 and are one of the highest accolades the university can present to a graduate. The Awards honour UCC alumni who have excelled in their life’s work, demonstrated leadership in their field and who have been a source of inspiration to students, and of pride to the university.
Since its inception, 99 recipients have been honoured with an Alumni Achievement Award. Previous awardees include Intel Vice-President Ann Kelleher, broadcaster Matt Cooper, psychologist Maureen Gaffney, sports presenter Marty Morrissey, Supreme Court Judge Justice Marie Baker and comedian Des Bishop.
Watch a commemorative video celebrating 22 years of the Awards here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C29KEzWl6Qk&feature=emb_logo
Chaplaincy Quiz-mas: Christmas Quiz!
Wednesday, 16 December at 7:30pm
Great prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.