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Schools make the grade at UCC in the  regional finals of the South Cork Schools Enterprise Programme

The Devere Hall at UCC was a hub of entrepreneurial activity when thirty three mini companies, from nine schools in the South Cork region, showcased their businesses on Thursday March 3.    ‘Creative Crayon Co’ from Colaiste Choilm in Ballincollig walked away with the Best Overall prize in the junior category and will go on to represent South Cork at the National Final, taking place in Croke Park on April 20 The student company up-cycles old and broken crayons by

UCC connects startups to free legal advice

UCC has become the first university in Ireland to offer free legal information to startups with the launch of its new IT Law Clinic. Twelve postgraduate law students work together with academic staff and established law firms including McCullagh Wall, Ronan Daly Jermyn and O’Dowd Solicitors, responding to legal questions from startups, from protecting copyright to ensuring websites comply with data protection law.

Skibb school win robot war for second year

FOR the second year in a row, Rossa College, Skibbereen were winners of the CEIA Schools Robot Competition beating Coláiste an Chroí Naofa, Carrig na bhfear in a tightly fought contest. Each year, the competition has a theme to highlight the many ways in which engineering and technology is embedded in our lives today. This year the theme was robots and the logic of George Boole, to coincide with the

Thinking of doing Accounting at University? Accounting Boot Camp for Transition Year Students at UCC

Transition year students interested in a career in accounting will be pleased to hear that University College Cork’s Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems is running their Accounting Boot Camp again this year, following the success of the inaugural event last year. The event is being held on Thursday 12th February, and limited places are still available. 

Arise Dr Norton – “A very special honour” for West Cork star

WEST Cork TV star Graham Norton was visibly moved as he received an honorary doctorate from UCC recently in the presence of his proud mother Rhoda Walker and sister Paula Walker.   Graham was one of four people to receive the honour, the others being BBC journalist and author Fergal Keane; US District Court Judge Donald W. Molloy and Irish businessman Dermot O’Mahoney.  

UCC and iPass come to West Cork

THE Adult Continuing Department in University College Cork and iPass have agreed to deliver three courses in West Cork this Autumn. Bantry will play host to the Diploma in Disability Studies and Clonakilty will play host to The Criminal Mind: An Introduction to Forensic and Criminal Psychology and to the Certified Payroll Technician Course.  

Bandon student dies in tragic accident

A TWENTY-four-year old student from Bandon has died in a tragic kayaking accident in Norway. Colm Johnson from Clancoolmore, Bandon was on holiday with friends in Norway when the accident occurred as he was kayaking on the Sjoa River on Monday afternoon.

John’s book launches UCC sporting centenary celebrations

MACROOM native and University Historian, Emeritus Professor John A Murphy helped initiate UCC’s its centenary celebrations of sporting heritage this week with the launch of his book Where Finbarr Played – A Concise Illustrated History of Sport in University College Cork, 1911-2011. The book was commissioned by UCC to commemorate the acquisition of the Mardyke Athletic Grounds in December 1911.

Colaiste na Toibhirte students honoured

Students from Colaiste na Toibhirte, Bandon were honoured at the Junior Certificate Business Studies Parchment Ceremony at Devere Hall, Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC. The ceremony was hosted by Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon, Head College of Business and Law. The event honoured students who achieved an A Grade in their Junior Certificate Higher Business Studies examination this year.