UCC & Macra Agricultural Skillnet launch Graduate Development Programme for Agri-Food SMEs

The UCC Diploma in Leadership for the Agri-Food Sector will provide SMEs with a tailored graduate programme, which will significantly enhance their current graduates’ skills, and help them to attract and retain the best young graduates.   Graduate training is now a vital part of the continuing professional development of young employees. While most of […]

“There’s so much work to be done” Taoiseach tells UCC medicine graduates in first online conferring ceremony

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that for the first time in Ireland, every graduate of medicine will be offered an internship within the health system as part of the effort to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.   Mr Varadkar made the pledge as he addressed the University College Cork Medicine graduates of 2020 – whose […]

Ten tips for a sustainable Christmas

Ireland will generate approximately 90,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas, academics at the University College Cork (UCC) Environmental Research Institute (ERI), have come together to dream of a green Christmas. 1/ Buy a real Christmas tree! Given that it involves cutting down trees, this might at first sound counter-intuitive as a sustainability measure. After all, […]

UCC Springboard Courses Re-Energise Careers

Graduates of the Springboard+ adult education course have their lives “transformed” by the skills and expertise they acquire over their year-long programme, according to Dr Séamus Ó Tuama, Director of Adult Continuing Education at UCC.   Dr Ó Tuama says the Springboard+ initiative has helped countless people restart or re-energise their careers.   “I have […]