Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship Awards for the College of Medicine and Health, UCC take place

Presiding over last night’s Undergraduate Quercus College Scholarship Awards ceremony for the College of Medicine  and Health was the Head of College of Medicine And Health, Professor Helen Whelton and Deputy President Registrar Professor John O’Halloran and award recipient Sydney Saikaly from Ottawa, Canada.

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…

Cork-based INFANT Centre research leads to breakthrough treatment for peanut allergy

Photo: Diane Cusack The world’s largest peanut allergy treatment trial, involving more than 30 Irish children, has found that a new oral treatment can successfully reduce sensitivity to peanuts, and offers a real lifeline to those affected by the most common food allergy and the single cause of most food allergy deaths. Through his work as Principal Investigator at the INFANT Centre, Professor of Paediatrics and…

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…

University College Cork and The Agricultural Trust Announce Grassland Science Senior Lectureship in memory of Paddy O’Keeffe

Deputy President and Registrar Professor John O’Halloran with Maggie Egerton, daughter of Paddy O’Keeffe, the iconic figure in Irish farming at the announcement of the Paddy O’Keeffe Senior Lectureship in Plant Genetics at University College Cork, supported by The Agricultural Trust. Photo: Darragh Kane The legacy of Irish agricultural legend, Paddy O’Keeffe, will continue to endure through a…

Cork Discovers – A World of Research: 40 free fun events took place around Cork City to the delight of hundreds

Arlene Vithaldas, CEO UCC Academy and Prof. Anita R. Maguire, Vice President for Research and Innovation, UCC, Cork City Council Mr Denis Barrett and Deputy Lord Mayor, Cork City Council Cllr. Paudie Dineen. Cork Discovers – A World of Research took place Friday evening in glorious sunshine to the delight to hundreds of kids of…

‘Occupation: Everybody, Everywhere, Everyday’ exhibition at UCC until November 12

Occupation: Everybody, Everywhere, Everyday runs until November 12, 2018, at the Jennings Gallery, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex UCC. Participating in creative activities underpins the philosophy of Occupational Therapy, and the exhibition displays prints and textile pieces created by Occupational Therapy students, during their First Year in 2017/18. The students undertook the creation of their pieces with…

UCC takes global green top accolade in sustainability

Ireland’s University College Cork (UCC) has become the first institution outside of North America to achieve a gold star rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). UCC now joins Princeton, Cornell and UC Berkeley in receiving the highest standard, Gold ‘Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System’ (STARS) for excellence…

Cork City Council joins forces with UCC to introduce reusable coffee cups for students

Photo: Diane Cusack Thousands of students starting their journey into academia will receive their very own reusable travel mug, following a collaboration between Cork City Council and UCC and the Southern Region Waste Management Office (SRWMO). Up to 4,500 students will be given the bamboo mug in their first year welcome pack. Furthermore, all retailers…