UCC wins FIVE awards at gradireland Higher Education Awards


UCC is delighted to announce it received five awards at the gradireland Higher Education Awards held last night in Dublin. A huge congratulations to all staff involved In this massive success for UCC. Winners listed below with comments from the judges.


Masters in Youth Work with Community Arts and Sports Studies
Postgraduate Course of the Year – Arts & Humanities award
“Clear evidence of the effectiveness and impact of this programme on career development. Excellent interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as innovative tie-ins with relevant external communities. Creative use of music as a medium to develop key skills including communication, all backed up with good stats.”

MSc Corporate Finance
Postgraduate Course of the Year – Business, Finance & Management award
100% employment rate – very strong. The consultancy project is an excellent way to build industry relationships and get real work experience. Equally the mentor week is invaluable to get industry insights and build networks.”

MSc in Information Systems for Business Performance (ISBP)
Postgraduate Course of the Year – Computer Science & IT award
“This course has remarkable career progression statistics and an enviable track record in securing national and international funding for research. The high demand for graduates of the course from industry makes it a compelling offering!”

MEngSc Information technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Postgraduate Course of the Year – Engineering award
“The strong national and international reputation of this course among both students and employers is striking. Over 10 years the course has developed numerous innovative characteristics, particularly in teaching and learning methodologies.”

MSc in Clinical Pharmacy
Postgraduate Course of the Year – Health Sciences award
“This is a very well designed course with strong feedback, clear outputs and an excellent employment record. Good to see innovation in course design to acknowledge the need for work/life balance, providing training in time-management and stress management.”


UCC Graduate, Saba Loftus, Director Head of International Policy & Stockholm Food Forum speaks at UCC

Image copyright http://eatforum.org/

Image copyright http://eatforum.org/

What: MSc International Public policy and Diplomacy lecture series

When: 13:00-15:00 on Monday, the 28th of November 2016

Who: Ms Saba Loftus  (Director Head of International Policy & Stockholm Food Forum)

Where: C_CONN_C (Connolly Building UCC – campus map)

Saba started her career working for the private sector (Amazon.com) before moving to Guyana as ONF International’s Chargée de Mission for a REDD+ technical cooperation project in the Guiana Shield EcoRegion. After her time with ONF International, as an Associate Programme Officer for the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) facilitating civil society engagement with the UN and a Programme Officer for Global Policy Watch. Her achievements include contributing to publications such as “Fit for whose purpose? Private funding and corporate influence in the United Nations” and editing UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook 5 for Youth.

In parallel with her career, Saba also held a number of youth leadership roles including as Communications Director for the International Youth Council (elected) and Rio+Twenties (Belgium based NGO). She also served as Organising Partner for the UN Major Group of Children and Youth constituency, coordinating policy advocacy capacity building and engagement with Rio+20 / & the Post-2015 negotiation processes leading to Agenda 2030.