- 19 May 2017
The call is now open for nominations for the 2016/17 Awards for Excellence in Teaching at UCC.
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 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)
The call is now open for nominations for the 2016/17 Awards for Excellence in Teaching at UCC.
Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship scholar, Emer Hickey, is one of three young people worldwide chosen to take part in a Coke.Stream science video series.
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.
As part of the annual National Forum Seminar Series 31 seminars will take place across HEIs between November 1st 2016 and June 30th 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.
UCC Vice President for Teaching and Learning, Prof. John O’Halloran presented Quercus Talented Students’ Scholarships to 20 students this evening (Wednesday, December 1st)
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.
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.
On October 6th UCC honoured eight members of staff for Excellence in Teaching.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning has launched a call for applications for this year’s National Seminar Series (2016/2017).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Quercus Sports’ Scholar, Jack Casey, 2nd Arts on being crowned Irish U23 National indoor rowing Champion in Limerick on Saturday, January 23rd.
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.
Quercus Sports' Scholar Sam Grace was featured in the Irish Times on January in a student profile piece by Nora Ide McAuliffe.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
We are delighted to welcome the new Quercus Scholars for 2015/16 to UCC, pictured above at the Quercus Induction Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quercus Sports Scholar, Ciara O'Connell has been selected for the World University Games in South Korea
A review of the NAIRTL awards for exceleence in teaching in Higher Education is currently underway.
Congratulations to Jacqui Walsh who has just won the inaugral IEL Travel Award to China.
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'.
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.
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.
Quercus scholar Clodagh Moloney has been selected for the Irish Universities hockey side
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.
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.