Global Citizenship

The Global Hub- Covid 07/07/20

August 27, 2020
The global pandemic Covid-19 is having a huge impact on the lives of people in many and varied ways across the world. As well as the direct health effects, there are enormous economic and social impacts; all of these are further increasing already major inequalities within and between countries. In this show we are grateful

The Global Hub – Student Teacher Training 25/07/19

July 25, 2019
This programme features student teachers from UCC who have been working on a number of projects relating to development education.  It includes an interview with  Dr. Stephen O’Brien of the School of Education.  

Life in Limbo 05/02/19

February 5, 2019
ASYLUM SEEKERS FETAC 3 RADIO COURSE UCC in conjunction with CRAOL and Community Radio Youghal ran  a Radio Skills course to coincide with Refugee Week, January 21 to 25th 2019. The course was available to those currently living in Direct Provision Accommodation Centres. Congratulations to Asad, Dolapo, Nassim, Ozwell, Sultan, Blerina, Uzma (Full names not

The Global Hub – Latin American Series 2018 Part 1

November 1, 2018
As part of our ongoing work with Trócaire, who fund the Global Hub as one of their strategic partner projects, we are producing a series of three shows on the theme of Latin America. The first programme, The Global Hub: 21st September 2018, focuses on Nicaragua, Honduras and Argentina and features the following speakers: Professor

The Global Hub-Education and Global Development 05/07/18

July 7, 2018
  Education and Global Development Broadcast date: June 5th 2018 Presenter Gertrude Cotter explains the Id Est programme at UCC, which introduces student teachers to global development issues. Interview with student teacher, Ms O’Shea from the Nagle Rice Secondary School in Doneraile explains what she learned from the Id Est programme and how she applied

The Global Hub – TTIP 2016

August 26, 2016
Delighted to report that my radio show The Global Hub has been awarded a Distinction Award by CRAOL the Community Radio Forum of Ireland. “An excellent production showcasing a rich local and global history. Excellent example of teamwork” (CRAOL) Having run a ten week course in Development Education and Radio at Youghal Local Radio (funded

The Global Hub- Moving On 2016

August 25, 2016
“Moving On” is the story of two people, Valerie Brown and Matthew Whitney. It is primarily the story of their move out of residential care for people with disabilities. Valerie and Matthew both lived in residential care for many years and have been engaged in a long process of preparation to move to their own

Ireland in the Wider World Series 2016

July 29, 2016
In 2016 I carried out a series of interviews with people with a link to Ireland, who had worked in different ways, in different decades in different parts of the world and in different jobs!  Here you will find a flavour of these interesting conversations which also form an oral history of the Irish connection

The Global Hub – Mark Cummins Comhlamh

January 12, 2016
Head of Comhlamh Mark Cummins updates us on Comhlamh’s work. Best!    

Live from Kenya Interview with Martin Balatyne

January 12, 2016
Live from Kenya, Martin Balatyne CEO of Midleton based NGO Friends of Londiani talks about their work in Kenya. Action Lesotho is an Irish NGO whose aim is to bring humanitarian and development aid from Ireland to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Their work is carried out in the spirit of service to others, by which

Professor Siobhan Mullaly speaks about Syrian Refugee Crisis

January 12, 2016
Professor Siobhan Mullaly, University College Cork Law Lecturer, discussing the current (2015) Syrian Refugee Crisis. https://soundcloud.com/user-215187443/theglobalhub

UCC Cork & Cologne Twinning Project

August 25, 2015
As part of my collaboration with the School of German at UCC, with Dr. Claire O Reilly I taught a second year German class the theme of Intercultural Communications.  This project was funded by Cork City Twinning Grant and is in Collaboration between the German Department at UCC, and the Institute for Business Economics, Cologne University

The Global Hub- Niyi Kolawole Interview 2015 – Racism in Irish Health System

August 25, 2015
Niyi Kolawole, a current University College Cork PhD candidate, discusses the current state of the Irish health system. Focusing on structural racism in the health system.

The Global Hub: Sheila Dillon on Development Education

August 3, 2015
Shiela Dillon, former Development Education Officer at Trócaire, speaks to me at my very first radio interview.  Her professionalism helped to relax my nerves!   Thank you Sheila. [mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/GertrudeCotter/interview-with-sheila-dillon-010715/ width=100% height=120 hide_cover=1 light=1]

A Global Citizens Movement

March 24, 2015
I am wondering what people think about the formation of a Global Citizens Movement…or if there is in fact one already? I see so many people around the world who want the same things for humanity even if we may have different ideological beliefs and ways of doing things. I am always interested in how

Development Education and Digital Humanities?

September 19, 2014
What do Development Education and Digital Humanities have to offer one another? Where is the intersection between these apparently diverse theoretical frameworks and how can they enhance one another”? A further question is “in what ways have new online technologies changed how ‘we do’ development and intercultural education and what impact does this have on

Lampedusa Refugee Deaths

October 10, 2013
People seeking refuge in Europe die in sunken boats. For the second time in a week a boat holding refugees from African countries has capsized killing at least 27 people trying to reach European shores. Three of these people were children. Last week on 3rd October 345 people drowned in similar circumstances. The boats were heading