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Welcome to the Office of the Vice-President for Learning & Teaching

The Office of the Vice-President for Learning & Teaching at UCC was established in 2008 to promote and support excellence in teaching and to increase the quality of education at UCC. The Office now encompasses 6 units, which you can find out more about by clicking the links above.

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CIRTL and OVPLT host a series of online Learning & Teaching Research Showcase events.

These online showcases will take place across all Fridays in May 2021, with the third event taking place on Friday 21st May 11am-12pm.

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UCC Skills Centre have launched their end of year Newsletter

Created by First-Year Law and French Student, and Student Ambassador in the Skills Centre, Caitlin Madden, this newsletter is jam-packed full of information for students. Please share widely.

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The spring edition of the OVPLT eNewsletter is now available.

We hope you enjoy reading this Newsletter and would like to thank all our contributors across the OVPLT and the wider university.

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OVPLT is seeking funding applications under UCC’s Learning, Teaching & Assessment Enhancement Fund 2021.

This Fund offers grants of up to a maximum of €2,000 per application. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for developmental activities which enhance teaching, learning and assessment and support UCC’s Academic Strategy 2018-22 and UCC 2022: Delivering a Connected University.

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UCC successful in National Forum’s 2020 Network and Discipline Fund

UCC was delighted to receive support for a number of Network and Discipline groups under the National Forum’s 2020 Network and Discipline Fund. A total of 17 networks and discipline groups across the sector have been approved for funding.

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National Seminar Series 2020-21

The National Seminar Series gives those working in higher education the opportunity to connect with colleagues and to focus on shared interests in both the research and practice of teaching and learning enhancement. The series also creates opportunities to hear from national and international experts in different areas of teaching and learning.

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Student Union Survey on Online Learning - Report now available.

A study was carried out across the student population of University College Cork in October 2020 as a response to the change to online learning necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The results of this survey are multi-faceted and explore the range of experiences that students in UCC are living through.

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Learning and Teaching online

In this video Prof. Paul McSweeney, Vice-President for Learning and Teaching, speaks with colleagues Dr Catherine O’Mahony, Director of the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, and Cliodhna O’Callaghan, Project Lead UCC, IUA Enhancing Digital Teaching & Learning, Centre for Digital Education, on plans for teaching remotely at UCC in the coming year.

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The Excellence in Teaching Awards took place online on the 8th October 2020

The Teaching Excellence Awards scheme at UCC is the longest-established scheme of its kind in
Ireland and this is the first time for an online presentation. Full details on the awards and the awardees coming soon.

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Office of the VP for Learning and Teaching

Oifig an Leasuachtaráin Foghlama agus Teagaisc

East Wing, Main Quadrangle, UCC

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