TY Challenge 21

UCC PLUS+ & MTU Access Linked Schools Inter Institutional TY Collaborative Project 2021

 

UCC ACCESS +: James Bilson

UCC PLUS +: Maeve Minihane, Paul Geeleher

MTU Access Service: Elaine Dennehy, Christine Nolan, Louise O’Callaghan

 

 THE CHALLENGE:

Imagine you are in your final year of school and thinking about what you want to do next year.

Identify the Higher and Further Education courses* available to you (based on your own interests) and communicate these in a creative way, that can be used in a social media campaign to promote onward progression. 

*courses in UCC, Munster Technological University (MTU, formerly CIT), and the Post Leaving Cert (PLC) colleges of St Johns, Colaiste Stiofain Naofa (CSN) and College of Commerce

 

HOW WILL YOU DO THIS?

    1. Create a Team of 4 or 5 maximum and give your team a name.
    2. Choose what a fictional student could study after they finish school (include both Higher and Further Education choices); ideally the group’s interests should be taken into account when deciding.
    3. Map the journey of the student from Leaving Cert to their chosen course of study.
    4. Have a back-up plan for the student in case they don’t get their first choice.
    5. Assign each team member a role, everyone in the teams must play a role e.g. research role, marketing role, project leader, communication role, secretary role, IT role and so on.
    6. Keep a journal to reflect on the team’s progress, challenges and so on.
    7. Use a selection of materials, tools and apps that are available to you to create multimedia digital content that tells the audience what options are available to this student after they finish school. Your content should include a range of media (a minimum of 2 pieces) that may include, but is not limited to text, digital and nondigital images, videos, podcasts, art, graphics, animations, brochures.
    8. Submit your work using the Google doc link.
    9. Choose one team member to represent your team to present the work on the ‘Presentation Day’ which will be held online, if your entry is chosen for the semi-finals.
    10. Watch the two videos below 

 

This video explains the challenge 

 

Watch this for tips on recording your own footage

 

 

THE JOURNAL/REFLECTION:

Each team must keep a journal to reflect and report on the following:

  • The role and tasks each person on the team performed
  • The benefits of working as a team
  • The challenges you encountered and how you overcame them
  • What you learned from the project

You can present your reflection as either written work, a video diary or any other creative piece.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:

Your project will need to be submitted online through this Google form

You will present your project to a panel of judges online if you are chosen as one of the semi-finalists; you will receive an email with an invitation to this presentation day. Semi-finalists will be notified by Monday 12th April 2021.

Projects must demonstrate creativity, collaboration and effective communication and a clear and accurate message.

 

HOW YOUR WORK WILL BE MARKED

Judges will award points based on the following criteria:

Working as a Team /20

 

Creativity /20

 

Clarity of message /20

 

Presentation /20

 

Understanding of progression /20

 

TOTAL / 100

 

Judges comments:

 

 

SEMI FINALS and FINAL

 

  • Together you must decide who will present your group entry for the presentation day, should your project be chosen for the semi-final. Due to time constraints only one person will be able to represent each group at the semi-finals.
  • There will be a 5 minute time allocation to:
  • Introduce your group members and the name of your group.
  • Explain why you chose this media to communicate the message
  • Tell us the main things that you learned from doing this project

 

13 schools will be invited to participate in the challenge. Each school will have at least one representative in the semi-final.  Judges may choose additional wild cards from all entries to participate in the semi-finals.   

Two entries from each semi-final will go forward to participate in the Final.

 

FORMAT OF THE FINAL:

5 min presentation to the panel via MS Teams (invite to be sent by email).

Each team member to attend the final and together answer questions about their project.

 

 

YOU MIGHT CHOOSE TO:

  • Use any MS Office software such as Word, Powerpoint
  • Use any Google Suite tools
  • Use Animations (e.g. https://www.powtoon.com/ )
  • Use Canva.com, Kinemaster, pic collage, Adobe Capture, Adobe Draw,
  • Use any apps or software available on your smartphone e.g. TikTok, Chromavid, Snapseed, InShot, FilmoraGo, and
  • Maybe add some royalty free music

 

 

LINK TO COLLEGE HANDBOOKS/PROSPECTUS’

UCC

MTU (CIT)

Further Education Colleges:

 

Applying to Further and Higher Education

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS NEEDED:

Survey registration (google forms) including TY contact for school - Name of the Team

  • Schools Name
  • Teacher contact Name
  • Teacher email
  • Team Name
  • Team members
  • Year
  • 1x Page per piece of digital media:
  • Parental Consent required

TIMELINE:

Closing date to submit project

26th March 2021

Use Google Form Link

Semi-final presentation session 1

20th April 2021 (AM)

MS Teams

Semi-final presentation session 2

20th April 2021 (PM)

MS Teams

FINAL (all team members to be present)

22nd April 2021

MS Teams

 

PRIZES:

  • First place- each team member will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tablet
  • Second place- each team member will receive a Fitbit Tracker
  • Third place – each team member will receive a €50 Voucher
  • Fourth Place – each team member will receive a €30 voucher

 

MENTORING AND GUIDANCE

Teams can email HEAR@CIT.ie or HEAR@UCC.ie for guidance on their project.  Be sure to put TY Challenge 2021 in the Subject Title and the name of your school and team.

GOOD LUCK

AND

ENJOY THE TY CHALLENGE ‘21

UCC PLUS+ Programme

UCC PLUS+, Access and Participation, First Floor, The Hub, UCC, T12 YF78

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