On behalf of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences I welcome you to the CACSSS Community Engagement website. This website introduces the many and varied ways in which the staff and subject areas of the departments and schools of CACSSS engage with the communities that UCC serves. You will find here a diverse range of activities reflecting our commitment to the civil society and cultural life of the city and county of Cork, the province of Munster and more widely to all Ireland. A key College mission, embedded in our day-to-day practices, is to ensure that the work we do as academics is relevant to our wider society.
We also know that by engaging with external partners we learn a great deal, enriching our research and our teaching. I hope that through exploring the different projects showcased on this website you will be stimulated and intrigued, and perhaps even want to suggest new forms of engagement that we might develop in the future. Please use the ‘Contact Us’ form to let us know what you think, or to ask us any questions you might have.
Professor Chris Williams, Head of College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences