FREE IMAGE-NO REPRO FEE.University College Cork (UCC) has passed its final check-up with flying colours on the road to being declared a ‘Health Promoting University’, with HSE South confirming the accolade this week. A ceremony is to take place on Wednesday 25 February at 3pm to mark the culmination of several years of work, at which the HSE South will present UCC with a flag representing the University’s continued commitment to health promotion. The recognition formally acknowledges that health has been meaningfully integrated into the culture, processes and policies of UCC. Senior HSE South officials are to attend along with Cllr. Mary Shields, Lord Mayor of Cork, as well as student and staff members of UCC Health Matters, the Student Experience Office, the UCC Students’ Union, the President of UCC and members of senior management amongst others. The entire UCC community has been involved in the journey, with the initiative first put in place in 2010. UCC President Dr Michael Murphy then signed an agreement with HSE South in December 2012 committing the University to officially becoming a health promoting setting as inspired by the World Health Organisation’s Health Promoting University (HPU) framework. Photographed were: Emily Lynch, UC UCCHealth Matters Team, Dr. Michael Byrne, Head of Student Health Service, UCC/ Co-Cordinator UCCHealth Matters, Dave Carey, UCCHealth Matters Team, Michael Hanrahan, Clubs Health Promotion Officer, Dr. Dave Otway, UCC, Fiona O Donnell, UCCHealth Matters Team and Cian Power, UCC SU Welfare Officer, Co-Cordinator UCCHealth Matters. Photo by Tomas Tyner, UCC.