‘When you enter UCC, everyone wants you to succeed’ – True tales of mature student life

‘When you enter UCC, everyone wants you to succeed’ – True tales of mature student life

4 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie University College Cork this week are rolling out a new social media campaign encouraging people to return to the academic world as mature students. Told through real-life stories, the series of incisive personal essays and quotes are accompanied by portraits of students with Cork city backdrops by Cork-based […]

UCC becomes first 3rd-level institution in Ireland to acquire Ibec’s KeepWell Mark

UCC becomes first 3rd-level institution in Ireland to acquire Ibec’s KeepWell Mark

26 July 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Dedication to Staff Welfare, Health and Well-being recognised Employees take part in regular Yoga, Mindfulness, Samba, Fitness and Art Relief classes as well as Stress Management and Sleep workshops University College Cork (UCC) has become the first third-level educational institution in the country to acquire Ibec’s KeepWell Mark […]

Scientists rethink how they reconstruct the colour of fossils – thanks to University College Cork led discovery

23 July 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Scientists to rethink how they reconstruct the colour of fossils after UCC-led discovery A UCC-led discovery of new sources of the pigment melanin will force scientists to rethink how they reconstruct the colour of fossil birds, reptiles and dinosaurs. Many recent studies of fossil colour have assumed fossilized […]

Cork Chamber of Commerce signs with Spearline for GDPR compliance solution

Cork Chamber of Commerce signs with Spearline for GDPR compliance solution

27 June 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork Chamber of Commerce, the leading business organisation in Cork, has signed a two year contract with Spearline to use their General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance software solution Spearline Data Protection – Managed Service. Conor Healy, Chief Executive and Naoimh Frawley, Data Protection Officer of Cork Chamber […]

83 Special Needs Assistants for Cork Schools

83 Special Needs Assistants for Cork Schools

24 June 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcome the news that Cork schools are to get 83 more Special Needs Assistance positions this coming school year. This will bring the number of SNAs in primary and secondary schools in Cork to 1,898. There will be 15,000 Special Needs Assistants […]

Penny Dinners organiser Caitríona Twomey receives Honorary Doctorate from UCC

Penny Dinners organiser Caitríona Twomey receives Honorary Doctorate from UCC

7 June 2018, Thursday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The beating heart of Cork Penny Dinners, the Queen of crime with more No. 1 original fiction bestsellers than any other author, and the power behind Other Voices are among those set to be honoured by UCC tomorrow (June 8). Caitríona Twomey, Cork Penny Dinners’ coordinator, who […]

Bord Iascaigh Mhara Partner with Cork Education and Training Board on Accredited Skills Programme for Ireland’s Seafood Industry

Bord Iascaigh Mhara Partner with Cork Education and Training Board on Accredited Skills Programme for Ireland’s Seafood Industry

31 May 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, along with Cork Education and Training Board (CETB) have agreed on a memorandum of understanding. Their new partnership with CETB forms part of BIM’s innovative strategy to develop a comprehensive skills and training programme for Ireland’s €1.15 billion Seafood Industry. […]

Griffith College to host Cork Educate Together Secondary School at its Wellington Road campus for two years

Griffith College to host Cork Educate Together Secondary School at its Wellington Road campus for two years

30 May 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Educate Together and Griffith College Cork today reached an agreement to rent lecture rooms to Cork Educate Together Secondary School, at Griffith’s five-acre, third-level higher education college on Wellington Road. A permanent site for the school was recently purchased by the Department of Education and Skills in Douglas […]

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