3rd/4th Level

3rd/4th level

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 EPE 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  – APC offers 8 bursaries to 3rd level science, medicine (undergraduate/graduate entry) and engineering students based in Irish Universities who would like to gain valuable lab experience through a 2-month internship. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, we will not run our annual Summer Internship Programme in 2021. We plan to offer summer internship opportunities again in 2022.

APC staff and students receive training and participate in STEM career initiatives e.g. Smart Futures and science communication competitions such as Famelab  and Pint of Science.

APC partners with the British Council and Tyndall National Institute, IPIC, Infant and MaREI in organising the CORK HEAT of Famelab Ireland. The National Final takes place in Cork on 15th April 2020.