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Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

Cork Lifelong Learning Festival

Published on: Thursday, 07 April 2011

Train with your sporting heroes

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On Saturday 16th April 2011, Cork’s sporting heroes will be on hand to teach young people sports skills in GAA, Soccer and Rugby. The event will take place at the CIT Sports grounds.

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Monday 11th April to Sunday 17th April

Monday 11th April 

Bishopstown Campus

9.00am – 7.00pm
James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT > Photography Exhibition

Exhibition of photographs by students
Students from different departments at CIT display their work – in a variety of styles and printing media. The Photographic Society at CIT holds weekly workshops and meetings.
Contact Sarah Radwan E: photographic@citsocieties.ie  
Continues until Saturday.

11.00am-1.00pm
School of Graduate Studies
Tour laboratories

Come on a guided tour of the well-equipped postgraduate research facilities at CIT. Included is an interactive session, when you can ask questions.
Booking essential as places limited.
Contact Andrea O’Driscoll
T: 433 5099
M: 087 277 3748
E: andrea.odriscoll@cit.ie

To download general information and contact details about CIT Postgraduate Programmes, including a listing of taught Masters, click here

 

7.00pm – 8.00pm
Part-time Courses in Business

Room D242, CIT, Bishopstown Campus
Discover part-time courses in Business
Find out about part-time courses in the School of Business; with details of degree and Masters programmes available in the Department of Continuing Education at CIT. Booking essential.
T: 432 6536 or 432 6785

CIT Cork School of Music

1.10pm – 2.00pm
Foyer, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Lunchtime concert
Enjoy a performance of electro-acoustic music from students of CSM/CIT MA in Music Technology; lecturer Hugh McCarthy. This is the first of a series of lunchtime concerts here during festival week. Wheelchair Accessible. On-street parking. Bistro on-site.
Contact Edel Sullivan T: 480 7339 E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

2.30pm – 3.30pm
CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory
Workshop – an introduction to Stellarium
Learn how to turn your home computer into a planetarium with the free offline software Stellarium. Frances McCarthy, in-house performance astronomer, is on hand as you open your eyes to the wonders of the Universe!
Booking & info: Deirdre O Dwyer, Events Manager T: 435 7917 E: info@bco.ie www.bco.ie  
Free parking available along water’s edge. Castle Café in courtyard. Explore the award winning astronomy exhibit Cosmos at the Castle and take a tour of the 16th century castle. Admission rates apply. Workshop repeated daily until Friday.

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Tuesday 12th April

Bishopstown Campus

11.00am – 1.00pm
Coffee Morning and Tour for Parents

Parents of second-level school students intending to attend college later this year are invited to an information session with the Community Access Co-ordinator. The morning includes a tour of the college, and a breakdown of the supports & possible funding available to students.
Free refreshments. A joint Access Initiative of CIT and UCC.
Contact Elaine Dennehy T: 433 5141 M: 087 634 5006 E: elaine.dennehy@cit.ie

To download 'Studying in Cork - a guide for parents' please click here

CIT Cork School of Music

1.10pm – 2.00pm
Foyer, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Lunchtime concert

Fourth year students of BMus (CSM/CIT) conduct Elgar’s Serenade for String Orchestra, lecturer: Alan Cutts. Info
Contact Edel Sullivan T: 480 7339 E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

6.00pm
Sharman Crawford Street,
Exhibition opening
You are invited to the opening of an exhibition by adults attending evening courses run by Continuing Visual Education at the college. Display includes life drawing, painting, photography, stained glass, textiles and ceramics. Exhibition continues daily until 21st April .
Contacy Ed Kuczaj  T: 433 5246 E: ed.kuczaj@cit.ie

Book Launch in the City

7.00pm – 9.00pm
Unitarian Church, Princes Street
Book launch: The Royal Cork Institution – Pioneer of Education
Come to the launch of a book which sheds light on an important aspect of Cork’s educational heritage. Author Kieran McCarthy, City Councillor, writes a column on local heritage in The Cork Independent and has written eight books on Cork and its region. Cork Institute of Technology, particularly its Faculty of Science, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and CIT Cork School of Music, can trace their origins back to the Royal Cork Institution. It also played a critical role in the movement that led to the foundation of Queen’s College, Cork later re-named University College Cork.
Contact Kieran McCarthy M: 087 655 3389 or Fiona Kelly, Student Services Officer, CIT, T: 433 5388.

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Wednesday 13th April

Bishopstown Campus

10.00am
Open morning for mature students
Thinking of going to college as an adult? See what’s on offer at CIT for you as an adult learner. Tea/coffee and welcome on arrival followed by a choice of interesting ‘taster’ lectures. Tour the Bishopstown Campus and find out about student supports, fees, grants etc. Numbers limited so booking required. Meet at Access Service, ground floor Student Centre,
Contact Sinéad O’ Neill, Mature Student Office T: 433 5109 or Deirdre Creedon, Access Officer T. 433 5140 or E: maturestudent@cit.ie

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

9.00am – 5.00pm continues until April 21.
Sharman Crawford St
Exhibition of student work
See work by students on Continuing Visual Education evening courses at the college, including life drawing, photography, stained glass, textiles & ceramics. Contact Ed Kuczaj T: 433 5246 2.30pm – 3.30pm

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

Workshop – an introduction to Stellarium
Details see Monday. Repeated daily until Friday.

Thursday 14th April

Bishopstown Campus

2.00pm -9.00pm
Ireland’s largest educational engineering event

Nexus Courtyard, Bishopstown
25th Cork Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering Exhibition
“Biomedical Engineering – Engineers of the Future Aiding Mankind” is this year’s theme and the exhibition will feature in excess of 180 projects – by far the largest educational and innovation engineering event in Ireland and perhaps even in Europe. CIT President, Dr Brendan Murphy said that the theme of this year’s Exhibition indicates the vital role that engineers play in everyone’s life, “engineering covers all aspects of our lives today and Biomedical Engineering in particular plays a vital role in the continuing success, and growth, of knowledge based industry in this country.”

Students of CIT's Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Biomedical Engineering have enjoyed phenomenal success at International Competitions, including Mark Quigley achieving recognition as Top Undergraduate at the International Medical Engineering Competition in London this year. Mark will be one of the exhibitors at the exhibition, which will be held on Thursday, 14th April, in the Nexus Courtyard in CIT.

Centrepiece Exhibits include the Inaugural Final Year Capstone Projects 2010 – 11 of the new CIT Bachelor of Engineering Honours in Building Services Engineering Level 8 Degree.

The Exhibition is FREE and open to the public.
Contact Senior Lecturer Sean F. O’Leary T: 432 6213 E: sean.foleary@cit.ie

10.00am – noon and 2.00pm –4.00pm
Dyslexia and studying
Assistive Technology Service, Student Centre, CIT
Do you have dyslexia?
Today the new CIT Assistive Technology Service gives a practical demonstration of computer software like Read Write Gold, Mind Manager and Dragon Naturally Speaking, to show how they can support your studies. Current CIT students will demonstrate how it helps them. Also find out about other disability supports plus other assistive technology equipment and software available in CIT.
Numbers limited, booking essential.
Contact  Mark Burleigh T: 433 5125 E: mark.burleigh@cit.ie
Disability Support Officer: T: 433 5107  M: 087 138 9772  E: disability@cit.ie
Repeated in the afternoon.

10.00am
You Get What You Give: Drama Workshop for Transition Year Students

Ground Floor, Access Service, Student Centre, CIT
The Access Service enlisted the expertise of Graffiti Theatre Company to deliver this drama workshop for Transition Year students from Mayfield Community School. It asks students to look into the opportunities available to them and how, to take advantage of them, they must make choices which suit their abilities and interests. The workshop is offered to city second-level schools which are linked to CIT. Contact Deirdre/Louise T: 433 5140 or 433 5139

5.30pm – 6.30pm
Research in Business – find out how

Room C231, CIT Bishopstown Campus
Dr Angela Wright of the Department of Continuing Education, CIT, gives a presentation on research carried out by postgraduate students on the part-time Master of Business programme, School of Business at CIT. Followed by a Q&A session. 
Contact T: 432 6536 or 432 6785. Booking essential.

9.00am – 7.00pm
James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT > Photography Exhibition

Exhibition of photographs by students
details see Monday. Continues until Saturday.

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

9.00am – 5.00pm Continues until April 21.
Sharman Crawford St
Exhibition of student work
See work by students on Continuing Visual Education evening courses at the college, including life drawing, photography, stained glass, textiles & ceramics. Contact Ed Kuczaj T: 433 5246 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Shop & Learn

Mahon Point Shopping Centre
10.00am – all day
There’s a course for you at CIT, whatever your talents. They include 60 degree courses from Business, Engineering, Science, Computing to Humanities. CIT also offers Adult Education courses, evening & part-time options. As well as courses on the Bishopstown Campus, CIT’s constituent colleges – the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork School of Music & the National Maritime College – offer plenty of choices, whatever your age.
Contact Deirdre Creedon, Access Officer T: 433 5140

CIT Cork School of Music

10.00am – 4.00pm
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Cork Music Works presents
New Technologies; New Perspectives: a seminar on developments in special needs music education
Chair:
Dr Evelyn Grant, Director Cork Music Works
Speakers: Ruud van der Wel - Holland, www.mybreathmymusic.com  
Brian Dillon – Creator of ‘The Magic Flute’ www.click2go.ie  Grainne McHale - Cork Music Works, Assistive technology specialist
Russ Palmer – U.K. & Finland, Deafblind musician & music therapist, www.russpalmer.com  
Orla Busteed – Cork Music Works, Harp Therapy specialist
Cork Music Works is delighted to welcome Ruud Van der Wel and Karin van Dijk to Ireland to present MyBreathMyMusic and the Magic Flute. The Magic Flute is an innovative electronic instrument that allows truly expressive performance, using only breath and small head movements. Developed by an Irish engineer in collaboration with a Dutch musician, the device is used by the MyBreathMyMusic project throughout Europe to enable people with special needs to learn music. This seminar is of interest to all working in the area of special needs and arts in healthcare.
Admission free – all welcome.
Further details on www.corkmusicworks.org
Evelyn Grant, M: 087 225 5826 or
Grainne McHale M: 087 672 1707
E: info@corkmusicworks.org

1.10pm – 2.00pm
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Free lunchtime concerts
This lunchtime you can choose between two concerts.
There’s the premiere in the Curtis Auditorium of a programmatic suite for Orchestra and Guitar - composed by Patrick O’Connor, conducted by Siona Mahon and performed by students of the CSM/CIT BMus degree. Contact Patrick M: 085 163 1914.
In the Foyer, there is Chamber Music from CIT Cork School of Music and CIT degree students. Contact Edel Sullivan T: 480 7339  E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie

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Friday 15th April

10.00am
North Presentation Secondary School, Farranree
Learn about herbal medicines
All welcome to a talk by Dr Deirdre Gilroy, hosted by North Presentation Adult Education and CIT. Refreshments will be served.
Contacy Anne Twomey T: 430 3330

Bishopstown Campus

Noon – 1.00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been cancelled.

Meeting Room 1, Student Centre, CIT
Learn about your skeleton
Join this body parts workshop and learn about your skeleton. Discover how science and engineering have evolved to contribute to the body’s ability to function following an accident or illness through prosthetics and biomedical devices. Booking essential.
Contact Dr Sharon Lawton T: 433 5108  M: 087 956 4937 E: sharon.lawton@cit.ie (Facebook:www.facebook.com/citscienceforlife)

CIT Cork School of Music

1.10pm – 2.00pm
CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Lunchtime concert
Enjoy a Marimba recital with Adrian Petcu and friends.
Contact  Edel Sullivan T: 480 7339  E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Main Lecture Theatre (downstairs),
Sharman Crawford St.
Information session and showcase
Come along and hear about the four modules which make up the Certificate in Media Production Award. Work from previous years also features. Q&A session. Event presented by the Department of Media Communications. Contact Brian Doyle T: 432 6649 M: 086 834 6134 
E: brian.doyle@cit.ie

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Saturday 16th April 

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
 

10.30am – 12.30pm
Sharman Crawford Street
Take a class in Life Drawing
Enjoy an Introduction to Life Drawing with Helle Helsner. During the session you’ll work from a model (clothed) with pencil/ charcoal, exploring your creative potential. Booking essential.
Contact Ed Kuczaj, Head of Art Therapy and Adult Education: T: 433 5246 E: ed.kuczaj@cit.ie

Bishopstown Campus

Noon – 1.00pm and 1.00pm- 2.00pm
CIT Sports Stand
CIT Sports Stadium

Train with your sporting heroes
On Saturday 16th April 2011, Cork’s sporting heroes will be on hand to teach young people sports skills in GAA, Soccer and Rugby. The event will take place at the CIT Sports grounds.

Children aged 8- 12 years will be trained from 12.00 noon to 1pm and 13 – 16 year olds will be trained from 1pm – 2pm.

Organised by CIT’s Access Service, Schools Liaison Office and Sports Department, Amongst those expected to attend are Graham Cummins from Cork City, Ireland u21 & Connaught Rugby Star, Brendan O’Connor, Ciarán Sheehan and other members of Cork’s Hurling and Football Squads.

Booking is essential. To book a place and receive a registration pack for:

  • Rugby-Louise Bermingham, Access Service T: 021-433 5139;
  • Soccer-Alison Moore, Schools Liaison Office T: 021-433 5395;
  • GAA-Alison Moore, Schools Liaison Office T: 021-433 5395.

Parents or guardian must be present during registration. Following the hour-long training session, the children will be returned to the registration venue for collection. There will be light refreshments on site if parents/guardians wish to remain on the Campus. If you have any questions prior to the event please contact Louise Bermingham on 021-4335139 or Mervyn O’Mahony on 021- 4335396.

CIT Cork School of Music

Noon – 1.30pm and 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Room 318, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Workshop on DNA: What is DNA, where is it found, what does it do?
Why is it an information molecule? What kind of information does it store? If we were to unwrap and unwind the entire DNA in an individual one could reach the moon 6000 times over. This workshop discusses the structure and function of DNA. How do genetic diseases occur? How can one letter change in the sequence of information have disastrous consequences? Workshop suitable for second-level students and all ages upwards.
Presenter: Dr Siobhán O’ Sullivan, Department of Biological Sciences, CIT.  Booking essential. 
Contact Margaret, Access Service, CIT T: 433 5138.

1.10pm – 2.00pm
The Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay
Lunchtime Recital
Enjoy listening to pianist Kelley Lonergan & violinist Ruxandra Colan (MA in Performance) Venue is wheelchair accessible. On-street parking. Bistro on site.  Contact Edel Sullivan T: 480 7339 E: edel.sullivan@cit.ie

 

 


 

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