Office of the Vice President for Learning and Teaching

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.

Top News Stories

Winter edition of eNewsletter now available.

We hope you enjoy reading our Newsletter which is full of news and stories from across the 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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Autumn Edition of the OVPLT eNewsletter out now.

We hope you enjoy reading this eNewsletter
which shares many good news stories on the
achievements, successes, new developments and
projects which the members of the OVPLT have
been involved with over the past months.

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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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Professor Chris Lynch has been awarded Ireland’s most prestigious national individual teaching and learning award in higher education.

Professor Lynch, a professor and consultant in Restorative Dentistry at UCC, was this week announced as a recipient of Ireland's inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellowships.

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Office of the VP for Learning and Teaching

Oifig an Leasuachtaráin Foghlama agus Teagaisc

East Wing, Main Quadrangle, UCC