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.
UCC Teaching Excellence Awards 2022
The Vice President for Learning and Teaching is pleased to announce that applications for the UCC President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching are currently being received.
These prestigious awards recognise excellence in teaching and provide a process for acknowledging the outstanding efforts of teaching staff to ensure that UCC students receive the highest quality learning and teaching experience.
The latest news and events from the OVPLT now available.
We hope you enjoy reading about news, events, projects and courses from across the six units of the OVPLT.Find Out More
The latest edition of the OVPLT Newsletter is out now.
In our latest Newsletter, we celebrate the achievements and successes of our colleagues across the University.Find Out More
Join us for Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VIT&L) Week 8th -12th November 2021
Share and learn with the Irish higher education community as it considers how we value teaching and learning and explore what the future of education will look like for the students of tomorrow. VIT&L Week is co-ordinated by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, in partnership with students and those who teach, lead and support learning across the Irish higher education community. It marks the start of a focus on valuing teaching and learning that will extend to Tuesday 30 November 2021.Find Out More
Autumn eNewsletter now available
We hope you enjoy reading our latest Newsletter and would like to thank contributors across the OVPLT and the wider university community.Find Out More
National Academic Integrity Week runs from 18th - 22nd October
Aligning with the ICAI Day of Action against Contract Cheating on Oct. 20th, keep an eye out for resources and workshops.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.