University College Cork campus
Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) , Access UCC
As part of the UNIC Superdiversity Academy (WP4), UNIC colleagues at University College Cork (UCC) delivered a number of short talks on UNIC to secondary school students visiting the university in April 2022.
The School visits, which took place on 25th and 27th April, aimed to give students a flavour of university life. Over two days, students were invited to attend a range of talks, discussions and tours on different aspects of university life to see what campus life is like. The annual event is organised by Access UCC’s PLUS Programme.
Over 200 students from 28 secondary schools across southwest Ireland (Cork, Kerry and Waterford) attended this year’s event. The programme featured a short talk on UNIC delivered on both days by UNIC representatives at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21), which is leading on WP4 at UCC. The talk introduced students to the UNIC initiative and highlighted potential benefits for those who may be considering university, such as increased mobility, inclusion and diversity. UCC hopes to deliver similar talks in the next academic year.