27th -30th Jan
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Dates for your Diary
On the calendar link below and you will find the dates of all of our Careers events. Click on the event to find out more and learn more about our Fairs, Roadshows, Employer Presentations, CV and Interview Clinics and workshops in more detail by selecting them from the menu at the bottom of this page. Sync this Google Calendar with your own, and never miss a Careers event! Future you will thank you!
We have seen it rise within our campus and today we are pleased to announce that Students can now book a space in the Hub directly
just follow this Link
Feeling under Pressure? –help only a text away
Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7, confidential service that allows users to communicate with trained professionals in minutes.
Crisis Text Line is a 24/7 text messaging service for everyone in any kind of crisis, anytime, anywhere. It is a non-judgemental place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. The Crisis Text Line was launched in UCC on Tuesday 21st and will soon launch nationally.
Simply text UCC to 086 1800 280 (Standard SMS rates may apply).
Michele Hill, Consultant Physiatrist, Student Health Department, welcomed this important addition to the support services available to students and staff in UCC.
“ I am delighted that UCC, via the Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Project and the Students Union, have engaged with Crisis Text Line to make this service immediately available 24/7 to staff and students. . We are encouraging staff to reach out to the service if they need someone to talk to, and to signpost students who might be in distress to it. "
CRISIS LINE’s CEO, Ian Power was delighted to launch the service in UCC
“I think it is really important for young people to have access to a service through text. This is the medium we use to communicate most and we feel comfortable using it. The service will run through the night and at weekends so you are never far from help. Simply text UCC to 186-1800 280 and you will have a reply within 5 minutes and a conversation can begin.”
Naoise Crowley, Student Union Welfare Officer wants students to know that the Crisis Text line is now live and UCC students can get immediate help, any time, day or night.
“In my work as Welfare Officer I see the pressures and mental health challenges that many of our students are dealing with. UCC has lots of great student supports but after hours services are limited. Now in the small hours of the morning when problem can seem impossible, help is now only a text away.”
Honan Cat Soc Meeting: Honan Catholic Society will be meeting Wednesday, 29 January from 5:30 pm to 7 pm for dinner, fellowship, and prayer with scripture. Please pop over and join us.
Thursday Social: From 5 – 7 pm on Thursday, 30 January, chaplaincy will be hosting a game night. There will be fizzy drinks and snacks to be enjoyed while winning a game of Catan.
Sunday Mass: The Honan Chapel has masses both at 12 noon and 7:30 pm Sunday, 2 February.
Overnight Retreat: Friday, 20 Feb to Saturday, 21 February, the Chaplaincy will be taking students on an overnight retreat to Ardfert Retreat Centre in Ardfert, Co. Kerry. Contact Kathryn O’Callaghan @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions! Stay tuned for further updates and costs.
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)! #Céad MíleFáilte”
Are you struggling with calculations, exhausted by excel, or muddled up in maths? Pop down to the Skills Centre from 5pm - 7pm every Monday to make use of our Calculation Centre. You will meet a tutor who can assist you with any calculation-related issues. No need to book in for this session, simply drop in to the Skills Centre with your query.
Enhance your University life. The last remaining places for our 8-week Everyday Matters Digital Badge programme are available to book. This programme, delivered by Dr Eithne Hunt, will explore some practical everyday things, based on the latest scientific research, that you can say and do to support yourself and establish healthy habits and routines for your university lifestyle. To find out more and to secure your place in these sessions, click here.
Skills Centre on Tour! For everyone based in Brookfield Health Science Complex and Western Gateway Building, be sure to look out for our pop-up stand on Tuesday in the Brookfield Library! Our ambassadors will be on hand from 10am – 2pm to answer any queries you might have about the Skills Centre. Come and say hello!
You may have noticed some changes to our timetable. In order to book a one-to-one appointment, you can now request one through this form. Whether you would like a Writing Clinic to develop your writing style or an Advisor Appointment to discuss your academic concerns, you can request an appointment with one of our dedicated tutors and advisors. Remember that by requesting an appointment in advance of the time you need it, we will be better able to facilitate your request.
The Skills Centre is a dedicated learning space intended to help you throughout your academic life in UCC. We know that assignments can be tough and stressful and want to help you succeed and truly #UnlockYourPotential.
You can book a Skills Centre session via our website:
A huge welcome (back) to UCC and Happy New Year! My name is Kayla Maher and I’m the Societies President. We’ve 109 societies here in the college constantly running events, campaigns, anything you can think of!
It’s never too late to join and that’s why we’re joining with UCC Sport to bring Clubs & Societies Day 2 to you on Tuesday the 14th of January in Devere Hall, UCC Hub and outside the library. Pop along and see what clubs and societies have to offer and ensure you get some free sweets!
We also have plenty of events happening over the next few weeks including our ‘Working with the Media’ talk with Ian Power, CEO of Spunout. He’ll be with us in the Dora Allman Room, (Top floor of the Hub) on the 21st of January at 7pm. Don’t miss out!
Mark your calendar also for the 27th-31st of January for Societies Week 2! We’ll have all of our societies having events over the course of the week so be sure to keep an eye on our social media platforms, just search for UCC Societies.
If you’ve any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Have a great Refreshers week!