Transition Year Programme

‌The School of BEES Transition Year Programme gives secondary school students the chance to discover science at UCC in a structured way.

The students get the opportunity to study and work alongside BEES staff and students for a week and get a feel for areas like Plant Science, Zoology, Environmental Science and Geology. The week also sees the students visiting the Eureka Centre, the Boole Library and getting a guided tour of the UCC campus.

Speaking about the programme, Simona Paolacci (co-ordinator) said: "It aims to deliver a comprehensive experience of working in the area of Zoology, Ecology, Geology, Plant Science and Environmental Science through a series of lectures and practicals. It also offers the students a chance to participate in various degree courses and avail of the facilities in UCC. We hope the students enjoy their time here and benefit from the different activities, ultimately assisting them in choosing their future careers!”

Read how the 2012 , 2013, 2014 and 2015 TYP students enjoyed the programme on the BEES Blog.

For more information on the competitive application process, contact the programme co-ordinator, Simona Paolacci by 24th November 2016, at the latest. Participants will be selected based on (a) their motivational statement and (b) their application date.


Dates for 2017 Programme:

20th February - 24th February 2017


  • For any queries please email Simona Paolacci Please do not call the School of BEES.
  • Accommodation is not provided for students. Participants not resident in Cork will need to arrange their own accommodation for the week.
  • Applications must be types and sent by email. Hand-written applications and hard-copies will not be considered.
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