Here you can find the inaugural issue of OVPTL News, the quarterly newsletter of the Office of the Vice-President for Teaching & Learning:

OVPTL News Issue 9, Summer 2017 (1,803kB)

OVPTL News Issue 8, Spring 2017 (1,736kB)

OVPTL News Issue 7, Winter 2017 (1,835kB)

OVPTL News Issue 6, Autumn 2016 (4,206kB)

OVPTL News Issue 5, Summer 2016 (2,564kB)

OVPTL News Issue 4, Spring 2016 (998kB)

OVPTL News Issue 3, Winter 2016 (3,464kB)

OVPTL News Issue 2, Autumn 2015 (1,353kB)

OVPTL News Issue 1, Summer 2015 (1,326kB)

 

 

 

 

Fionn Lyden wins Bronze at U-23 Finn World Championships

Fionn Lyden wins Bronze at U-23 Finn World Championships

  • 28 Aug 2017

Fionn Lyden, Quercus Sports' Scholar and Civil Engineering student, has won bronze for Ireland at the U-23 Finn World Championships in Hungary.

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Sam Grace makes Ireland U-21 EuroHockey Championships Team

Sam Grace makes Ireland U-21 EuroHockey Championships Team

  • 22 Aug 2017

Jonny Caren has announced his U21 men’s squad for the Eurohockey Junior Championships in Valencia and it includes Quercus Sports’ Scholar, Sam Grace. Sam is studying Sports' Studies and Physical Education in the College of CACSSS

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Ellen Ní Fhlanagáin interns with Washington/Ireland Programme

Ellen Ní Fhlanagáin interns with Washington/Ireland Programme

  • 03 Jul 2017

Quercus University Scholar, Ellen Ní Fhlanagáin, is interning with the Washington/Ireland Programme this summer.

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Amy O'Connor Raises the Bar

Amy O'Connor Raises the Bar

  • 26 Jun 2017

Amy O’Connor, Quercus Sports’ Scholar and camogie player extraordinaire, is one of the stars of the Camogie Association 2017 #RaiseTheBar campaign video.

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Kaumal Graduates

Kaumal Graduates

  • 16 Jun 2017

We here in Quercus would like to congratulate our Creative & Performing Arts Scholar, Kaumal Baig Mirza, on her graduation yesterday. 

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Cathal O'Hanlon Keeps Clean Sheet for UCC League Win

Cathal O'Hanlon Keeps Clean Sheet for UCC League Win

  • 30 May 2017

Congratulations to Quercus Sports’ Scholar, Cathal O’Hanlon, who guarded the net for UCC in the final of the MSL League against Cobh Wanderers on Saturday night. 

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UCC a finalist in Green Gown Awards 2017

UCC a finalist in Green Gown Awards 2017

  • 20 Jul 2017

UCC's John O'Halloran is a finalist in the Green Gown Awards 2017 Leadership Award. 

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Free interdisciplinary workshop on STEAM-based pedagogy in theory and practice

Free interdisciplinary workshop on STEAM-based pedagogy in theory and practice

  • 02 Jun 2017

Faculty from James Madison University in Virginia will lead a three hour workshop on STEAM principles and pedagogy. 

Thursday 22 June 2017
14:00 – 17:00 IST
@Boole Library Blackstone lab UCC main campus

THE OFFICE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING, UCC

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Amy O'Connor wins Littlewoods Ireland Style of Play Award 2017

Amy O'Connor wins Littlewoods Ireland Style of Play Award 2017

  • 22 May 2017

Quercus Sports' Scholar, Amy O'Connor, was awarded the Littlewoods Ireland Style of Play Award for 2017.

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President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2016/17

President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2016/17

  • 19 May 2017

The call is now open for nominations for the 2016/17 Awards for Excellence in Teaching at UCC. 

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Mark O'Connor

Mark O'Connor

  • 18 May 2017

Quercus sports scholar, Mark O'Connor, made his senior AFL debut for Geelong Cats against Essendon in Melbourne last Saturday.

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Clara Hurley Wins Law Student of the Year

Clara Hurley Wins Law Student of the Year

  • 18 May 2017

Clara Hurley, Quercus University Scholar and final year Law International student, has won the Irish Law Awards 'Law Student of the Year' category for 2017.

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Quercus Scholar, Emer Hickey, in Coke.Stream Science Video

Quercus Scholar, Emer Hickey, in Coke.Stream Science Video

  • 11 May 2017

Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship scholar, Emer Hickey, is one of three young people worldwide chosen to take part in a Coke.Stream science video series. 

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Ford Centenary Quercus Scholarships

Ford Centenary Quercus Scholarships

  • 21 Apr 2017

This year Cork celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ford in Ireland. One century on from the opening of the Henry Ford & Son Limited manufacturing plant on the Marina in Cork city, which brought considerable socio‐economic benefits to the city and the surrounding areas, the company’s links to Ireland remain strong.

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Rose Keating's Work Published

Rose Keating's Work Published

  • 24 Apr 2017

Rose Keating, Creative and Performing Arts Scholar, is having two of her pieces published this week.

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Ronan Byrne Wins Again!!

Ronan Byrne Wins Again!!

  • 04 Apr 2017

Congratulations to Ronan Byrne, Quercus Sports' Scholar, on winning the Cork Sculling Ladder for the 3rd year in a row at the weekend –fantastic achievement!!

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Well Done Amy and Ciara

Well Done Amy and Ciara

  • 26 Mar 2017

Well done to Quercus Sports’ Scholars, Amy O’Connor and Ciara O'Connell and the UCC Ladies Soccer team, on winning the Intervarsity’s Plate Final on March 26th. 

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Congratulations to Miah and Clodagh

Congratulations to Miah and Clodagh

  • 12 Mar 2017

UCC Ladies Hockey Team created history by winning the Munster Division 1 League title for the first time since 1992 on Sunday 12th March, 2017.

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UCC Events as part of the
National Forum Seminar Series 2016/17

UCC Events as part of the National Forum Seminar Series 2016/17

  • 06 Mar 2017

As part of the annual National Forum Seminar Series 31 seminars will take place across HEIs between November 1st 2016 and June 30th 2017.

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President presides at CIRTL parchment ceremony

President presides at CIRTL parchment ceremony

  • 23 Feb 2017

President, Professor Patrick O’Shea, bestowed on CIRTL the honour of officiating at the presentation of parchments in teaching and learning on the 10th February 2017 in a ceremony in the Aula Maxima at University College Cork.

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Well Done to Sinéad Ní Argáin

Well Done to Sinéad Ní Argáin

  • 09 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Sinéad Ní Argáin, Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholar. 

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Boston based Dyslexic Researcher – Makes use of a camera!

Boston based Dyslexic Researcher – Makes use of a camera!

  • 02 Feb 2017

Follow the progress of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, James Northridge, on his video blog as he reflects on his experiences as a researcher in a new city and country, the challenges of being a researcher with dyslexia, while stepping outside the comfort zone. 

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First Prize to Clare Keaveney Jimenez

First Prize to Clare Keaveney Jimenez

  • 09 Feb 2017

Congratulations to Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholar, Clare Keaveney Jimenez. 

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Quercus Scholars in Little Book of Irish Science

Quercus Scholars in Little Book of Irish Science

  • 09 Jan 2017

Congratulations to Ciara Judge and Emer Hickey who appear on page 38 of the Little Book of Irish Science.

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Quercus Talented Students' Programme Awards Night 2016

Quercus Talented Students' Programme Awards Night 2016

  • 01 Dec 2016

UCC Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Prof. John O’Halloran presented Quercus Talented Students’ Scholarships to 20 students this evening (Wednesday, December 1st)

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Prof David Sheehan shortlisted for global Reimagine Education 2016

Prof David Sheehan shortlisted for global Reimagine Education 2016

  • 15 Nov 2016

Prof David Sheehan, up to recently Head of School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UCC, has been shortlisted for an award at the 2016 Reimagine Education Conference in Philadelphia.

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Winners of National Teaching Hero Awards

Winners of National Teaching Hero Awards

  • 15 Nov 2016

Dr Robert Butler, Lecturer in Economics and Steven Robinson, Tutor in Criminology have both won National Teaching Heroes 2016 Awardds. 

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Congratulations Shane O' Donnell

Congratulations Shane O' Donnell

  • 25 Oct 2016

The Clare hurler who broke Cork hearts in the 2013 Senior All-Ireland Hurling final replay by scoring 3-3 in the opening 19 minutes has graduated from University College Cork.

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Quercus Scholar Ciara Judge has been named one of the 10 outstanding young people in the world

Quercus Scholar Ciara Judge has been named one of the 10 outstanding young people in the world

  • 10 Sep 2016

Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholar Ciara Judge can now add her Outstanding Young Person of the World award to a list of accolades that already includes Young Scientist winner, entrepreneur and TEDxTeen speaker among others.

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Congratulations Tom Devine

Congratulations Tom Devine

  • 12 Sep 2016

Congratulations to Tom Devine, 4th Medicine, Quercus Sports' Scholar on winning an All-Ireland U21 medal with Waterford.

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Mark O' Connor signs rookie contract

Mark O' Connor signs rookie contract

  • 20 Oct 2016

Former Kerry minor star and Quercus Sports' Scholar Mark O' Connor has confirmed his signing of a professional rookie contract with Australian Rules Football club Geelong, having had trials with five different clubs last month.

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New CIRTL Publications

New CIRTL Publications

  • 03 Nov 2016

Recent publications: Translation of integrative learning handbook, peer learning in the Asian-Pacific, and radical education in Ireland a hundred years ago. 

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UCC shaping higher education in China

UCC shaping higher education in China

  • 20 Oct 2016

UCC academics present workshops in teaching and learning at Beijing’s Renmin University this week.

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President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2016

President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2016

  • 06 Oct 2016

On October 6th UCC honoured eight members of staff for Excellence in Teaching. 

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CIRTL at ISSOTL

CIRTL at ISSOTL

  • 18 Oct 2016

CIRTL team highlighting SoTL at this year’s ISSOTL conference in Los Angeles, California. 

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Two UCC Lecturers Win National Teaching Hero Awards

Two UCC Lecturers Win National Teaching Hero Awards

  • 05 Oct 2016

The Office of the Vice-President for Teaching and Learning supports excellence in teaching at UCC and is delighted to announce that two UCC staff have been selected as Teaching Heros, a student led award scheme for Higher Education teachers coordinated by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and the Union of Students in Ireland. 

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Launch of Next Generation Learning Spaces Call for Funding

Launch of Next Generation Learning Spaces Call for Funding

  • 20 Sep 2016

The Office of the Vice-President for Teaching & Learning will launch a new fund for the development of new and innovtive learning spaces at UCC in Devere Hall on October 5th. This call will give staff the opportunity to develop innovative spaces, specifically designed to explore new approaches to teaching and learning. If you want a technology enhanced, collaborative or active learning space in your building, join us to learn how! 

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UCC Welcomes New Quercus Scholars

UCC Welcomes New Quercus Scholars

  • 09 Sep 2016

On September 9th, the Quercus Talented Students' Programme welcomes the 2016/17 Scholars by hosting an induction day in Distillery House, North Mall.

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National Forum Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2016 – Call for Proposals

National Forum Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2016 – Call for Proposals

  • 24 Jun 2016

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning has recently launched a call for proposals under its ‘Driving Enhancement through Capacity Building in Irish Higher Education’ Fund. This is the third phase of this funding and a number of successful projects to advance the use of technology for teaching at UCC have been funded by the National Forum in the first two phases (http://www.ucc.ie/en/teachlearn/projects).

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Quercus Sports' Scholar, Chris Mintern, wins National Triathlon Championships

Quercus Sports' Scholar, Chris Mintern, wins National Triathlon Championships

  • 28 Jun 2016

Last weekend in Kilkee, Co. Clare, Chris Mintern, Quercus Sports’ Scholar and final year Maths Science student, won the Standard Distance National Championships after winning the Hell of the West Triathlon.

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Quercus Scholar Jack Casey selected for U23 Rowing World Championships

Quercus Scholar Jack Casey selected for U23 Rowing World Championships

  • 13 Jun 2016

Congratulations to Quercus Sports Scholar and second Arts’ student, Jack Casey, who has just been selected for the U23 Rowing World Championships in the HM4x.

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National Forum Call for applications for the 2016/2017 National Seminar Series

National Forum Call for applications for the 2016/2017 National Seminar Series

  • 08 Jun 2016

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning has launched a call for applications for this year’s National Seminar Series (2016/2017). 

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Reimagining Education Awards 2016

Reimagining Education Awards 2016

  • 27 Jun 2016

The call for submissions for the Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2016 – Reimagine Education global awards for innovative higher education pedagogies enhancing learning and employability is now open. 

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Grace Neville is awarded French Légion d’Honneur

Grace Neville is awarded French Légion d’Honneur

  • 16 May 2016

Former UCC Vice-President for Teaching and Learning, and emeritus professor of French, Grace Neville, is to be awarded France’s highest honour, the Légion d’Honneur, for her role in promoting Franco-Irish relations and her work in developing innovative teaching techniques within the French academic system.

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Awards ceremony for Chinese scholars

Awards ceremony for Chinese scholars

  • 08 Apr 2016

Staff from Anhui University of Finance and Economics (AUFE) and from the Inner Mongolian University of Finance and Economics (IMUFE) in China have recently graduated from a 6 month staff development programme in UCC. 

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Amy O’Connor named as a Colleges All Star

Amy O’Connor named as a Colleges All Star

  • 08 Apr 2016

Congratulations to Quercus Sports’ Scholar Amy O’Connor (2nd Pharmacy) on her selection as a third level All Star yesterday. 

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Marie Martin wins UCC’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Marie Martin wins UCC’s Entrepreneur of the Year

  • 07 Apr 2016

Congratulations to Quercus Innovation & Entrepreneurship Scholar, Marie Martin on being named yesterday as the UCC Entrepreneur of the year!

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Launch of “Cork Cares”

Launch of “Cork Cares”

  • 23 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Quercus Scholars Jenn Chadwick, Jacqui Walsh, Dave Calnan, Alex Whelan and Calvin O’Callaghan who are part of the group who founded new business Cork Cares which was launched last night. 

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Mzuzu University Book Appeal

Mzuzu University Book Appeal

  • 16 Mar 2016

Well done to Quercus Scholars Sarah Jameel (Active Citizenship) and Alex Philbin (Entrance) for organising the University’s first ever Book Raiser in the Devere Hall today for Mzuzu University, Malawi. They were helped by many fellow students including William Ormond (University Scholar) and Clare Keaveney Jimenez (Innovation/Entrepreneurship).

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UCC Proclamation Day 2016

UCC Proclamation Day 2016

  • 15 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Jennifer Chadwick, Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholar, 1st Pharmacy, who read the 1916 Proclamation aspart of Proclamation Day. University College Cork held a public reading of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic on Tuesday, 15 March, at noon on the Main Quad.

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Mzuzu University Book Raiser

Mzuzu University Book Raiser

  • 14 Mar 2016

On the 16th of March 2016, we will be having the first ever BOOK RAISER on campus (Devere Hall from 3-4pm) to restore the lost textbooks by challenging every UCC student and faculty to donate one textbook they are not using or would like to gift to the students in Malawi. 

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Sarah Jameel and Kaumal Baig win the IADR Undergraduate Competition

Sarah Jameel and Kaumal Baig win the IADR Undergraduate Competition

  • 03 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Quercus Active Citizen Scholar, Sarah Jameel (2nd Dentistry) and Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholar, Kaumal Baig (4th Dentistry) on winning the poster and oral competitions today in the International Association of Dental Research Undergraduate Competition held in UCC.

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Congratulations to our Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Scholars

Congratulations to our Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Scholars

  • 09 Mar 2016

On Wednesday 9th March 2016 participants in the Certificate and Diploma courses in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education at UCC were presented with their parchments by Vice-President for Teaching & Learning Professor John O'Halloran at a ceremony in the Council Room. 

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New online music course

New online music course

  • 03 Mar 2016

UCC's first Music MOOC 'Loop - Repetition and Variation in Music', offered in partnership with Kadenze launched in February 2016 and has been listed as one of the top 10 most popular courses for March by Class Central.

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Quercus Scholar Joanne O’Riordan named as Grand Marshall of the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Quercus Scholar Joanne O’Riordan named as Grand Marshall of the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • 25 Feb 2016

Quercus Active Citizenship Scholar, Joanne O’Riordan will make history as the youngest person ever to lead the national St Patrick’s Day parade in the capital on 17 March.

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Technology Enhanced Learning Week 2016

Technology Enhanced Learning Week 2016

  • 22 Feb 2016

The Muster Cluster TEL Week, led by UCC, takes place from 22nd to 26th February 2016 and includes a range of events across the HEIs.

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Teach Tom officially opens

Teach Tom officially opens

  • 17 Feb 2016

On Saturday, February 13th Quercus Active Citizenship scholar Alan Hayes and his mum Angela along with over 150 people gathered at the premises at 15 Ormonde Street to mark the occasion.

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Cycle Against Suicide Student Congress, RDS, January 14th

Cycle Against Suicide Student Congress, RDS, January 14th

  • 14 Jan 2016

Congratulations to three Quercus Active Citizenship Scholars, Roisin Fox, Joanne O’Riordan and Alan Hayes on their recent involvement at the Cycle Against Suicide Student Congress in the RDS. 

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Quercus Sport Scholar Jack Casey is National U23 indoor Rowing Champion!

Quercus Sport Scholar Jack Casey is National U23 indoor Rowing Champion!

  • 23 Jan 2016

Congratulations to Quercus Sports’ Scholar, Jack Casey, 2nd Arts on being crowned Irish U23 National indoor rowing Champion in Limerick on Saturday, January 23rd.

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Launch of United Nations GEMS Capacity Development Centre at UCC

Launch of United Nations GEMS Capacity Development Centre at UCC

  • 22 Jan 2016

The United Nations’ Environment Programme Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) Capacity Development Centre at UCC was officially launched on Friday January 22nd.2016.  This initiative sees UCC partner with the German Federal Institute for Hydrology as co-hosts of the new GEMS/Water Programme. 

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Quercus Sports’ Scholar Sam Grace features in the Irish Times!

Quercus Sports’ Scholar Sam Grace features in the Irish Times!

  • 06 Jan 2016

Quercus Sports' Scholar Sam Grace was featured in the Irish Times on January in a student profile piece by Nora Ide McAuliffe.

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New teaching technology support website

New teaching technology support website

  • 20 Dec 2015

The OVPTL has launched a new Instructional Design web site for all your teaching technology needs, which you can find at http://instructionaldesign.ucc.ie. As well as providing information about the support of teaching technology at UCC this website is a dynamic resource for staff interested in enhancing their use of technology in both online and face-to-face delivery.

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Two UCC staff win National Forum Teaching Expert Awards

Two UCC staff win National Forum Teaching Expert Awards

  • 26 Jan 2016

The prestigious Teaching Experts Award, the second phase of Ireland’s National Learning Impact Awards in Higher Education, were celebrated at the Summit for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2015 organized by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education on 10 December. 

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UCC Quercus Talented Students’ Award Gala – December 1st

UCC Quercus Talented Students’ Award Gala – December 1st

  • 01 Dec 2015

UCC President Dr Michael Murphy and UCC’s Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Professor John O’Halloran, will award Quercus Talented Students’ Scholarships to 17 students this evening (Tuesday, December 1st)

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UCC Excels at International Academic Awards

UCC Excels at International Academic Awards

  • 21 Dec 2015

Two recent graduates of University College Cork were among the 25 Programme Winners of The Undergraduate Awards 2015, meaning their work was among the best research produced at the undergraduate level on the island of Ireland last year.  

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Sarah Jameel addresses the 2015 Quercus Entrance Scholars

Sarah Jameel addresses the 2015 Quercus Entrance Scholars

  • 26 Nov 2015

An inspirational address was given by Sarah Jameel, 2nd year Dental Student and Quercus Active Citizenship Scholar on 26th November at the Quercus Entrance Scholarhip Awards Ceremony. 

You can see Sarah's address here 

https://youtu.be/dVaQ22Oqt9o

 

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Quercus Scholar becomes world-wide hit with 'Love Letter to Beirut, Paris and Beyond'

Quercus Scholar becomes world-wide hit with 'Love Letter to Beirut, Paris and Beyond'

  • 16 Nov 2015

Quercus Scholar Sarah Jameel, a second year dentistry student and and Quercus Scholar at UCC wrote this ‘Love Letter to Beirut, Paris and Beyond From Sri Lanka,' which was today published on The Huffington Post and on The Irish Independent.

 

 

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JCI Honours Joanne O'Riordan

JCI Honours Joanne O'Riordan

  • 07 Nov 2015

Quercus Active Citizenship Scholar, Joanne O’Riordan being awarded Junior Chamber International’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World

 

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Inkspirations by Kaumal Baig

Inkspirations by Kaumal Baig

  • 05 Nov 2015

‌Kaumal Baig's exhibition entitled 'Inkspirations' opened at the Jenning's gallery on November 5th.

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Web Summit 2015

Web Summit 2015

  • 03 Nov 2015

A group of six Quercus Scholars attended the Web Summit in Dublin on November 3rd, 2015. Calvin O’Callaghan, Dave Calnan, Sarah Jameel, Roisin Fox, Marie Martin and Jennifer Chadwick volunteered at the Web Summit 2015 in the RDS, Dublin.

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#OTandMe Celebrates World Occupational Therapy Day

#OTandMe Celebrates World Occupational Therapy Day

  • 27 Oct 2015

University College Cork’s Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy will host an ‘OT over Tea’ event to mark World Occupational Therapy day on Tuesday October 27th.

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ACE Graduation 24 March 2016

ACE Graduation 24 March 2016

  • 24 Mar 2016

Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork (UCC) will hold its Spring conferring ceremonies on Thursday, 24th March, 2016 this year. Students from all over Ireland will receive Certificates, Diplomas, Higher Diplomas and Masters Awards in a wide range of academic disciplines. 

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Irish National Rowing Trials 2015

Irish National Rowing Trials 2015

  • 12 Oct 2015

The Irish National Rowing Trials took place this weekend at the National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Cork.

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Marie Martin on UTV Ireland, 5.30 News

Marie Martin on UTV Ireland, 5.30 News

  • 09 Oct 2015

Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholar, Marie Martin spoke to UTV Ireland news about the support needed for Entrepreneurs in the upcoming Budget.

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Alan Hayes on TV3's Ireland:AM

Alan Hayes on TV3's Ireland:AM

  • 07 Oct 2015

Congratulations to Quercus Active Citizenship Scholar, Alan Hayes, on his appearance on TV3's Ireland:AM.

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Guidance Counsellors Conference 2015

Guidance Counsellors Conference 2015

  • 06 Oct 2015

On October 6th, over 120 guidance counsellors attended the annual UCC guidance counsellors conference.

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All Ireland Camogie Final 2015

All Ireland Camogie Final 2015

  • 13 Sep 2015

Congratulations to Quercus Sports Scholar, Amy O'Connor, on Cork's fantastic win in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final against Galway.

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Paddle Against Suicide 2015

Paddle Against Suicide 2015

  • 10 Sep 2015

Thursday, September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day and congratulations to Quercus Active Citizen Scholar, Roisín Fox, on helping to organise the Paddle Against Suicide that night on the Boardwalk in Cork City.

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Quercus Scholar Alan Hayes performs at Kilkenny homecoming ceremony

Quercus Scholar Alan Hayes performs at Kilkenny homecoming ceremony

  • 09 Sep 2015

Congratulations to Quercus Active Citizenship Scholar, Alan Hayes, who performed at last night’s homecoming for the victorious Kilkenny All Ireland winning side. Alan has been performing at all of the Kilkenny homecomings (and that’s a lot!) since he was in 5th Class (pictured right).

 

 

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All Ireland success for John Power

All Ireland success for John Power

  • 06 Sep 2015

Congratulations to Quercus Sports’ Scholar, John Power, on Kilkenny’s All Ireland Final win over Galway.

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Congratulations to the Quercus Scholars for 2015/16

Congratulations to the Quercus Scholars for 2015/16

  • 03 Sep 2015

We are delighted to welcome the new Quercus Scholars for 2015/16 to UCC, pictured above at the Quercus Induction Day. 

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2015 Cork Adult Education & Training Exhibition

2015 Cork Adult Education & Training Exhibition

  • 01 Sep 2015

Come visit us at the Adult Education Expo In Cork City Hall on the 2nd and 3rd of September. ACE UCC will be giving two workshops and will be on hand to answers any questions you may have about our courses or returning to education. 

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ACE + South Kerry Discovery Autumn School

ACE + South Kerry Discovery Autumn School

  • 07 Aug 2015

South Kerry Discovery Programme
Engaging, Enlightening and Fun! 24 – 26 October 2015


 

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CIRTL Summer School 2015

CIRTL Summer School 2015

  • 30 Jul 2015

Staff from Anhui University of Finance and Economics (AUFE) in China are visiting UCC to participate in a four week Summer School from July 21 to August 14, 2015.

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International Teaching & Learning Conference at UCC

International Teaching & Learning Conference at UCC

  • 12 Jun 2015

The inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (EuroSoTL2015), which was held in UCC recently, attracted over 300 delegates. This was the first regional event of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

The delegates enjoyed two and a half days of stimulating debate on research and scholarship on many aspects of teaching and learning in Higher Education. They came from not only Europe, but from more than 20 countries worldwide, as far afield as New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Western Canada. All had a common focus – to improve student learning.

The delegates included a number of postgraduate and undergraduate students who presented the results of their own emerging research into challenges in teaching and learning. During the conference, senior scholars shared their expertise with those new to the field, and encouraged open dialogue.

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Book Launch - Integrative Learning

Book Launch - Integrative Learning

  • 13 Jun 2015

Just published - Integrative Learning: International research and practice

Edited by Daniel Blackshields, James Cronin, Bettie Higgs, Shane Kilcommins, Marian McCarthy and Anthony Ryan

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UCC and Wiley Kick Off Planning for New Online Learning Courses

UCC and Wiley Kick Off Planning for New Online Learning Courses

  • 12 Jun 2015

This week, Wiley visited UCC to begin operational planning for the delivery of enhanced online postgraduate content in 2016. January 2016 sees the launch of an updated Masters in Public Health programme, with three other programmes following in September 2016.

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Understanding Good Culture: A two-day colloquium and book launch

Understanding Good Culture: A two-day colloquium and book launch

  • 10 Jun 2015

ACE @ UCC will be hosting a two-day colloquium examining community leadership and marginalised groups titled 'Understanding Good Culture: Solidarity and Autonomy in Marginalised Groups' from 16-17 June 2015.

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Springboard at UCC

Springboard at UCC

  • 26 May 2015

ACE is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Springboard 2016 Programme

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Ciara O'Connell has been selected for the World University Games in South Korea

Ciara O'Connell has been selected for the World University Games in South Korea

  • 14 May 2015

Quercus Sports Scholar, Ciara O'Connell has been selected for the World University Games in South Korea

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Review of National Award for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education

Review of National Award for Excellence in Teaching in Higher Education

  • 29 Apr 2015

A review of the NAIRTL awards for exceleence in teaching in Higher Education is currently underway. 

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Active Citizenship scholar Jacqui Walsh wins research internship in China

Active Citizenship scholar Jacqui Walsh wins research internship in China

  • 24 Apr 2015

Congratulations to Jacqui Walsh who has just won the inaugral IEL Travel Award to China. 

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Quercus University Scholar, Edmond Morrisey, launches Medical Society's Teddy Bear Hospital

Quercus University Scholar, Edmond Morrisey, launches Medical Society's Teddy Bear Hospital

  • 16 Apr 2015

Students from UCC's Medical Society (Med Soc) have launched their annual Teddy Bear Hospital, which aims to limit children's apprehension surrounding visiting the doctor, a term known as 'white-coat anxiety'.

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Autism Studies now at Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny

Autism Studies now at Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny

  • 13 Apr 2015

We are very pleased to offer our successful Certificate/Diploma in Autism Studies at new centres in Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny this coming May.

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Quercus scholar Marie Martin wins Student Startup Prize

Quercus scholar Marie Martin wins Student Startup Prize

  • 12 Apr 2015

Well done to Quercus scholar Marie Martin on winning the Student Startup prize at Ireland's Student Startup Weekend which took place at UCC last weekend. This prize includes free office space and other key requirements for a business startup.

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The Free University 2015 – Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

The Free University 2015 – Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

  • 28 Mar 2015

George Boole, Homelessness, Crime, Feminism, Road Bowling, and Mind Reading were just some of the varied topics covered during an exciting week of free lectures and events organised by ACE as part of the successful Cork Lifelong Learning Festival. 

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Inaugural Run for Cycle Against Suicide

Inaugural Run for Cycle Against Suicide

  • 07 Apr 2015

Roisin Fox did a fantastic job of organising the inaugural UCC Run for Cycle Against Suicide which was supported by many of her Quercus colleagues and many others at UCC.

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Quercus scholar Clodagh Moloney selected for Irish Universities hockey side

Quercus scholar Clodagh Moloney selected for Irish Universities hockey side

  • 16 Mar 2015

Quercus scholar Clodagh Moloney has been selected for the Irish Universities hockey side

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Minister Kathleen Lynch T.D. launches certificate in Mental Health in the Community

Minister Kathleen Lynch T.D. launches certificate in Mental Health in the Community

  • 11 Mar 2015

We at ACE are delighted to work in partnership with Mental Health Ireland to deliver a new certificate course in Mental Health in the Community. 

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Schools Enterprise Awards Day 2015

Schools Enterprise Awards Day 2015

  • 06 Mar 2015

Schools Enterprise Awards Day 2015

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UCC Digital Day 2014

UCC Digital Day 2014

  • 12 Dec 2014

On Friday 12th December the OVPTL will host Digital Day in the Boole Library. This one-day event aims to showcase the opportunities and supports for Technology Enhanced Learning at UCC.

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First Quercus Awards' Gala

First Quercus Awards' Gala

  • 26 Nov 2014

Great fun was had by all at the Quercus Awards' Gala on November 26th 2014

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Irish Citizenship ceremony at UCC

Irish Citizenship ceremony at UCC

  • 25 Nov 2014

The Quercus Active Citizenship scholars were honoured to meet Minister Frances Fitzgerald on the occasion of UCC's hosting of the Irish Citizenship ceremonies on November 25th, 2014

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One World Summit 2014

One World Summit 2014

  • 17 Oct 2014

One Young World is an organisation that gives young people (aged 18-30) a platform to voice their opinions for change in the world. Congratulations to the 6 Quercus Scholars who attended the One Young World Summit in Dublin in October and to Joanne O'Riordan who was a speaker at this presitgious event.

 

 

 

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