You Said and We are Doing

UCC is entering a period of significant change, the new Academic Strategy envisages a restoration and building of connections to provide curricular coherence and to enhance the student and staff experience.

Student is a powerful tool for supporting enhancement of the experience of students and staff in higher education. The feedback that you provide is integral in order to improve the quality of services that UCC provides on your student journey.

Things that we learned from your feedback:

You said detailed feedback, including exam feedback, helps you make progress academically.

As part of the Connected Curriculum, assessment practices will be aligned with learning outcomes.

High quality academic support and online resources are important to you, particularly when making study choices

Together with our very well received tutorial sessions run across all disciplines, a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be implemented in the coming months, just in time for the next Academic Year.

You said that you would like us to offer more online learning opportunities.

UCC is committed to ensure flexibility in the delivery of our programmes, to strengthen the provision of online programmes and enhance access to lifelong learning and greater CPD opportunities.

You said you would like us to focus more on ‘personal development’ and 'employability' and the ways in which a UCC degree allows you to apply what you have learnt in a real world context.

The newly launched UCC Academic Strategy is committed to supporting the development of graduate attributes which are considered important and seen as vital to employers as you embark on your career.

You would like UCC to provide an even friendlier and sociable environment community of students and staff.

A place where learning is social; the Student hub building will provide “rich opportunities for formal and informal learning creating a 21st century university experience and engaging students and staff in a unique educational and student experience”  Coupled with our investment in a new digital hub, our students will be able to access and engage with our services anytime, anywhere.

You’ve told us that support and access to wellbeing training throughout your time at university really matters.

This year we have increased the range of mental health services available and developed initiatives to increase resilience and reduce feelings of isolation. The Student first responder and bystander intervention programmes have been successfully rolled out to the local community.  This adds to the wide range of support services there for you when you need them.

You've told us that you really like attending tutorials, with 76% reporting that they were 'very confident' or 'confident'.

Respondents liked when their tutorials were in a structured environment where they can discuss emerging issues, solve problems and to learn new strategies and techniques from instructors and peers. Overall, this tells us that the students are satisfied with the assistance that they receive. 

You've told us that you very pleased with the teaching and non-teaching facilities available to you on campus.

Respondents expressed satisfaction with a variety of academic and general facilities and services, such as library and athletic facilities, academic advising and university residences, as well as specific IT services provided by the institution.

You rated your campus experience within the institution as very good

In particular, student support services are seen as a positive investment, which is significant given the sector focus on student wellbeing support.

You rated our Academic teaching staff highly

They were described as being knowledgeable, enthusiastic and their expertise within their field of study was apparent. Respondents agreed that staff were in general, easy to reach when needed and provided them with information and tools to encourage learning.



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