About Adult Continuing Education

Dear Student,

Adult Continuing Education (ACE), University College Cork has been offering education programmes to Cork and the greater Munster area since 1946 and is proud to celebrate 65 years of educational services to the community. The first Diploma in Social and Economic Science course was formally opened at a public meeting in University College, Cork on the 14th October, 1946 and 24 students were awarded the diploma in June 1948.

Since then, Adult Continuing Education’s purpose is to provide opportunities in lifelong learning for all adults irrespective of age and previous educational achievements. This website introduces you to the many programmes on offer and I hope you will find some area of interest here. 

Some students may be uneasy about coming to the University for a variety of understandable reasons. I want to reassure you that we attempt in all courses to cater for the particular needs of adult learners. Our staff adopt the particular approach needed to enhance adults’ learning so that all students may have a rewarding educational experience.

Finally thoughtful feedback is always welcome, so please feel free to express your views to Adult Continuing Education or to any staff member on the programme you have studied.

Wishing you all the best in your studies in ACE.

Dr Seamus O'Tuama
Director

Adult Continuing Education, UCC

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