OVPTL News

Quarterly Newsletter

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

OVPTL-eNews-January-2018

OVPTL News Issue 10, October 2017

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)

 

 

 

 

  • SPEEDS - Digital Day Workshop

    28 Nov
    SPEEDS - Digital Day Workshop

    In collaboration with the Instructional Design team, the School of Applied Social Studies hosted an event on November 28th to provide social policy educators with an opportunity to explore the possibilities of digital teaching and learning methods for Social Policy education. The day included a series of workshops and contributions from partner institutions.

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  • New Library Studio opens at UCC

    22 Nov
    New Library Studio opens at UCC

    On Wednesday 22nd November 2017, Professor John O’Halloran, VP for Teaching and Learning and Colette McKenna, Director of Library Services opened the new Self-Service Library Studio at UCC.

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  • New Skills Centre for UCC students

    18 Oct
    New Skills Centre for UCC students

    The recently launched Skills Centre, located in Boole Library Q-1, provides a dedicated and active learning space that can cater to individual student needs. Students can avail of sessions which are designed to assist in areas of
    study skills and writing.

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  • President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2016/17

    05 Oct
    President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2016/17

    Congratulations to this year’s winners of the President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching at UCC. Dr Malgorzata Krasnodebska-D’Aughton, School of History, Dr Tim O’Sullivan, School of Pharmacy and School of Chemistry, Dr Jackelina Pando-Kelly, School of Medicine, and Dr Jillian Rogers, School of Music & Theatre had their teaching excellence recognised by student and peer nominations.

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  • CIRTL Seminar Series 2017/18

    25 Sep
    CIRTL Seminar Series 2017/18

    The Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning has a launched a lunchtime seminar series which addresses key topics relating to the enhancement of teaching and learning. 

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  • Kaumal Graduates

    16 Jun
    Kaumal Graduates

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

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  • Mark O'Connor

    18 May
    Mark O'Connor

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

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  • Ford Centenary Quercus Scholarships

    21 Apr
    Ford Centenary Quercus Scholarships

    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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  • Well Done Amy and Ciara

    26 Mar
    Well Done Amy and Ciara

    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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  • Mark O' Connor signs rookie contract

    20 Oct
    Mark O' Connor signs rookie contract

    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

    03 Nov
    New CIRTL Publications

    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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  • Two UCC Lecturers Win National Teaching Hero Awards

    05 Oct
    Two UCC Lecturers Win National Teaching Hero Awards

    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

    20 Sep
    Launch of Next Generation Learning Spaces Call for Funding

    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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  • Grace Neville is awarded French Légion d’Honneur

    16 May
    Grace Neville is awarded French Légion d’Honneur

    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

    08 Apr
    Awards ceremony for Chinese scholars

    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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  • Launch of “Cork Cares”

    23 Mar
    Launch of “Cork Cares”

    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

    16 Mar
    Mzuzu University Book Appeal

    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

    15 Mar
    UCC Proclamation Day 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

    14 Mar
    Mzuzu University Book Raiser

    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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  • Teach Tom officially opens

    17 Feb
    Teach Tom officially opens

    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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  • Two UCC staff win National Forum Teaching Expert Awards

    26 Jan
    Two UCC staff win National Forum Teaching Expert Awards

    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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  • Web Summit 2015

    03 Nov
    Web Summit 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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  • ACE Graduation 24 March 2016

    24 Mar
    ACE Graduation 24 March 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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  • Paddle Against Suicide 2015

    10 Sep
    Paddle Against Suicide 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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  • International Teaching & Learning Conference at UCC

    12 Jun
    International Teaching & Learning Conference at UCC

    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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  • UCC Digital Day 2014

    12 Dec
    UCC Digital Day 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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  • One World Summit 2014

    17 Oct
    One World Summit 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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