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The ‘UCC Works Programme’ wins an award at the Mansion House!


AHECS, the Association of Higher Education Career Services, is the professional body for careers advisory and placement professionals in Higher Education Ireland.  AHECS Awards encourage, reward and share good practice amongst higher education careers practitioners and employers by promoting high-quality, creative, innovative and collaborative projects and high professional standards across the full range of careers work. 

UCC Career Services has just won three awards at the 2017 Awards, held Thursday 27th April in the Mansion House, Dublin, which commend initiatives in employability.  The Employability Award recognises initiatives which enhance the employability of higher education students or graduates through careers education, information, advice or guidance.

One of the awards went to UCC Works - for the Entreprenership and Innovation Pathway, where students volunteer with Blackstone Launchpad.  This provides and develops participants’ entrepreneurial/innovative skills increasingly sought by employers.  This project was led by Eleanor Donoghue.  

The UCC Works Award is a personal skills development programme, and demonstrates that you have engaged in, and developed professional skills through extra-curricular activies, volunteering and work experience.  All participants in the UCC Works Programme are encouraged to log their volunteering hours through 

(Pic: Mary McNulty, Co-Founder of the UCC Works Award; Jacqueline Quirke, Senior Administrator UCC Works Award; Eleanor Donoghue, UCC Works Award Manager; Seamus McEvoy, Director of UCC Career Services)

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