The development of APC staff and students is of crucial importance to meet the APC goal of producing the scientific leaders of tomorrow. This is achieved through the professional laboratory training of postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Our Ed&O programme has also taken a lead role in developing new educational programmes to strengthen the skills of our research community in areas such as entrepreneurship, presentation skills, innovation and business development.
APC’s Principal Investigators also make significant contributions to both graduate and undergraduate education in UCC, CIT and Teagasc, by incorporating cutting edge research discoveries into their lectures and by providing a unique multidisciplinary perspective on science and research to undergraduate students of science and medicine.
APC Summer Student Bursaries 2017 will be available for 2 months for 3rd science or medicine undergraduate/graduate entry students based in Irish Universities who would like to gain valuable lab experience. For further details please click HERE Closing date 25 Feb 2017.
APC staff and students receive training and participate in outreach initiatives e.g. Smart Futures and science communication competitions such as UCC Science for All 2017, Famelab and UCC Doctoral Showcase. Postgraduates present their research to the general public in the Science for All competition, which is part of a postgraduate module on Science Communication and Outreach, PG6014. Recruitment for the 2017 competition is now open. APC also partners with Tyndall National Institute, IPIC, Infant, MaREI and the British Council in organising the Cork heat of Famelab, which takes place on 26th January 2016.