University College Cork (UCC) has become the third university in Ireland to receive the Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising its efforts to promote gender equality in higher education.
The College offers a wide choice of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is renowned internationally for the quality of its teaching and research. We have more than 3,000 undergraduate students and 1046 postgraduate students, including 583 PhD students, currently studying in the College We offer an outstanding research-led curriculum to all our undergraduate and postgraduate students.Click here for more information about Study at UCC.
Academics and researchers in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science have a strong track record of attracting prestigious research funding and are involved in international collaborations with colleagues throughout the world. This makes the College an exciting environment for research and teaching, and provides a vigorous and challenging academic atmosphere for our students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The College believes strongly in supporting our students and operates a very successful student mentoring scheme, where all first year students are assigned an Academic Staff mentor. The mentors provide support and advice to the students to help them with any issues they may have. The College also operates a Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PAL), where students/peers (usually third or fourth years) support and assist first year students with difficult topics in their disciplines in a friendly, open environment.
Finally, I want to encourage all of you who are considering a programme in the College of SEFS to come in and talk to us in person, we are happy to show you the campus and introduce you to other students who can help with your decisions.
Professor Paul Ross
Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
University College Cork