UCC launches transformational academic strategy

Photo: Gerard McCarthy Photography This UCC launched an ambitious and transformational academic strategy that will transform the UCC learning experience and landscape for the future. The UCC Academic Strategy outlines a new and holistic approach to education that champions the capacity for independent thinking and enquiry, equipping students with the skills required for our rapidly…

TY students win app development competition with Recycle Rampage app

Transition year students from Coláiste an Chroí Naofa in Carraig na bhFear have won the CEIA – Cork’s Technology Network SySTEM App Development competition. The students developed the Recycle Rampage app to encourage recycling at home and at school and impressed the judges with the technical functionality, graphics and marketing of the app.  The winners of…

Ireland’s largest business school takes residence at landmark building in Cork City

An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD officially opened the University College Cork Centre for Executive Education at 1 Lapp’s Quay in Cork. The landmark building in the heart of the city will house Cork University Business School (CUBS) and Irish Management Institute (IMI) programmes, bringing together the largest business school in…

UCC launches its inaugural women in STEM programme in partnership with Johnson & Johnson

Alison O’Shea and Oksana Semenova, PHD students at the Research Centre for Foetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT) in UCC, with the EEG seizure probe. The centre is an example of the many STEM related courses available at UCC. UCC has partnered with Johnson & Johnson’s to deliver the WiSTEM2D programme, an initiative promoting the involvement…

Cork College of Commerce teachers take part on Placement in Industry Programme

Paula O’Connell, Cork College of Commerce teacher, with Brid Creedon, Senior Manager of Infrastructure & Strategic Projects at Eli Lilly. It is often said that older students respect educators more if they are still actively working or in tune with their industries, and as such will pay less or more attention to them depending. Due to…

Cork Learning City says business must invest in continuous staff training if they want to be future-proofed

A LinkedIn survey of 4,000 professionals this month found that 94% of employees would stay longer at a company that invested in their career development. Employers are also waking up to this reality with 90% of employers participating in this same workplace learning  research, agreeing that learning in the workplace is a necessary staff benefit…

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