There is a university-wide orientation programme, which coincides with Registration Part 2. All first year undergraduate students must attend Orientation. Transfer students from other institutions are also encouraged to participate.
The main student restaurant (known popularly as the 'rest') is centrally situated near the Quad.
However, there are tons of other places where you can eat.
|UCC Central||Near the Boole Library|
|Café Express||Above UCCentral|
|Kampus Kitchen||Basement of the Science Building|
|Bio Café||Ground floor Bio-Science Building|
|Old College Bar||Above UCCentral on the 1st floor|
|The Coffee Dock||O'Rahilly Building - ground floor|
|Leeside Restaurant||Tyndall Building, opposite Mercy Hospital|
|Brookfield Café||Brookfield Health Sciences Complex|
|Enterprise Café||Enterprise Centre|
|Pharmacy Café||Cavanagh Pharmacy Building - ground floor|
|Western Gateway Café||Western Gateway IT Building, Western Rd.|
|Nosh+Coffee||Mardyke Sports Arena|
|Café Oasis||Student Centre - ground floor|
|Café Panorama||Student Centre - first floor|
The following figures serve as an indication of the overall expenses per month. This is a guide only.
Cost of Living per Month:
|Accommodation - Room||€300 - €500|
|Food (eating on campus)||€300|
|Heat and Light (based on three sharing)||€50|
|Textbooks and Stationery (depending on course)||€75|
|Personal Expenses (social functions, sport, phone)||€300|
|Total per month||€1025 - €1225|
Please note that some accommodation is payable in two instalments, usually in Septemeber and December.
Make an appointment to talk to
Student Budgetary Advisor
There are many clubs and societies which offer something for everyone whether your interests lie in athletics, martial arts, field sports, yoga or dance among others. Further information on Clubs and Societies
Advice should be first sought through your tutor/mentor and/or Department/Faculty or School office. You should also speak to the First Year Experience Coordinator, Nóirín Deady, for guidance and support.
T: +353 (0)21 490 2780
It is also useful to be aware of the financial implications if you decide to withdraw from your degree programme. If you wish to return to third level education at a later date, eligibility for State funding will be affected by the date of withdrawal.
Please note the important dates tha t follow:
Withdrawal prior to 31 October:
Full funding if you decide to re-register the following year. The Student Contribution Fee and the Capitation Fee will be payable by the student only. (Higher Education Grants will only pay the Student Contribution Fee.)
Withdrawal between 31 October and 31 January:
Students who withdraw between the above dates are liable to pay half the tuition fees plus full Student Contribution Fee and Capitation Fee the following year. The Student Contribution Fee and the Capitation Fee will be payable by the student. Student Contribution Fee for 2013 is €2,500. Currently the Capitation Fee is €150 and covers membership of the Mardyke Arena and membership of the Union of Students of Ireland.
Withdrawal after 31st January:
The State will not pay tuition fees for students who withdraw after the above date. Full tuition fees are payable by the student. If you wish to apply for a different course the following year you will have to reapply through the CAO before February 1.
For further information on fees.
EU students who have been offered a place in UCC, may (in exceptional circumstances only) be permitted, on application to the Admissions Officer, to defer entry to the university for one year. Contact:
T: +353 (0)21 490 2948.
Please see Admissions Office Deferred Entry Policy.
Transfers within UCC to another first year course
Transfer applications must be received in the Admissions Office before 12 October 2013. First year students who have already been offered a place in UCC through the CAO, and who are registered on a first year course, can apply, provided that
- you have the points required for entry to the course you wish to transfer to;
- you satisfies the minimum entry (matriculation) requirements for that programme;
- there is a place available.
Please make an appointment with the First Year Experience Coordinator in order to discuss your application. The application form is available in the Admissions Office, West Wing, Main Quad.
First Year Experience Coordinator
T: +353 (0)21 490 2780
You should be aware that transferring between first year courses after the start of term may adversely affect your academic performance, depending on how much of the academic year you miss. Transfers are permitted strictly on the basis that you accept that you may be at such a disadvantage.
Further information on transfers
If you are not offered a place on a degree course, you can
- choose to repeat your Leaving Certificate. Applicants are considered on points attained at a single sitting. However, matriculation and entry requirements can be attained over several sittings except in the case of Medicine (CK701).
- choose a FETAC course. There are 26 links from FETAC courses into degree courses at UCC. Further information on FETAC
The Disability Support Services Office assists students with disabilities achieve their academic goals and make a successful transition to employment and independence. Students registered with the service include those with visual impairment, those who are deaf or hearing impaired, wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties, students with specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia, students with mental health difficulties and students with significant ongoing illness.
- alternative examination arrangements
- assessment and training in assistive technologies
- career support and work placement
- tutor support programme
- dyslexia support programme
- access to educational resources in alternative media formats for blind and vision impaired students
- irish sign language interpreters are contacted where possible
- note-takers are contracted where possible
- assistance with funding applications to support individual education needs
- on-campus transport services
UCC is located in a mostly residential area off the Western Road in the south side of Cork city.
It is an open campus, with 24-hour security personnel. Security are actively involved with maintaining a safe and friendly environment.
It is important for all, both students and staff, to be vigilant about their surroundings and not compromise safety.
Further information on safety
Each year an increasing number of students take advantage of the opportunity to participate in work and study abroad programmes.
Whether it is through the Erasmus programmes in Language and Cultural Studies, the BComm (International) degree, European Studies, Law with French, Law with Irish or enrolling in American or Canadian institutions for a term or a year, UCC students are gaining invaluable experience and a broader perspective. Most degree courses offer work placement opportunities both abroad and at home.
The UCC Internship programme is a fanstastic opportunity for you to gain valuable work experience.