The School of Education founded and co-lead a cross border initiative ‘All Ireland, All Active’ with the University of Ulster which examines the links between physical activity and obesity in young people. It provides academics, practitioners, politicians, policy makers, parents, active sport participants and industry partners a space to collaborate to develop common pedagogical
(teaching and learning) strategies in Sport and Physical Activity settings across schools, clubs and communities on the Island of Ireland. Students have become involved and B.Ed. students are involved in community-based volunteering to encourage fundamental movement skills for people with disabilities in the Glen in Cork City.
The Department of Irish fosters engagement with the wider community on an on-going basis through its promotion of Irish literature and poetry through readings and workshops, its language courses in UCC and Gaeltacht locations and by offering translation assistance to community groups and public bodies.