What social solutions can be implemented to integrate University College Cork students into community life within Magazine Road and surrounding areas?
Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork
The aim of this research piece explored the positive partnerships and existing initiatives that can enable pro social interaction between Residents of Magazine Road and Surrounding Areas, first year students that attend University College Cork, and University College Cork. The objective of this work analysed literature and policy within a local, national and international context. An online survey was administered to first year students which resulted in fifteen to twenty six student responses. The survey examined students attitudes while living and studying in University College Cork. Whilst the number of respondents is relatively low, it showed that existing initiatives within UCC are robust however they are not well known to the student population. It was found that while student experiences are overall positive with UCC they were not translating out to the community of Magazine road and surrounding areas. Based on this study, it is recommended that further research into this topic would benefit the students and community. The expansion of the Neighbourhood Support Officer role to integrate UCC and the student population into the surrounding communities.
Community , Studentification , University College Cork , Policy , Connectivity , Sustainable citizenship
Mortell, I. (2022) What social solutions can be implemented to integrate University College Cork students into community life within Magazine Road and surrounding areas?. Cork: Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork.
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