Our People

Meet the Team

Access UCC is an inclusive and collaborative unit that brings together multiple departments dedicated to increasing access to higher education for all students, including those with disabilities, mature students, and those who face other barriers to entry. Comprising of the Disability Support, Plus Programme, and Mature Student Office, Access UCC provides a comprehensive range of services and support to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.

Employability Project Manager

The Employability Programme is to help Disability Support registered students to be better equipped to make a successful transition from college to the workplace. The students will also be able to focus on their career planning and development. The programme is being run by the Disability Support department in conjunction with partner employers.

PLUS Programme

The PLUS Programme provides a vast range of academic, financial and social support, enabling HEAR Scheme students to participate fully in student life and reach their full potential.

Working with secondary schools, the UCC PLUS Programme also seeks to target students and provide motivational and educational assistance to them throughout their secondary schooling to enhance their ability to compete for third-level places. Currently, several schools and colleges of further education are linked to the Programme for this purpose.

Financial Support

The Financial Support department supports students in managing their finances and bridging any financial gaps they may face. With a friendly and confidential approach, the department offers a range of resources, including a Student Assistance Fund and a Student Budgetary Advisor, to help students find the information they need to make informed decisions about their finances.

Mature Student and QQI/FE Support

Mature Student and QQI/FE Support assists students coming through QQI/ Fetac entry routes or students who are returning to education.

SOAR Project

The SOAR Project target groups include students from underrepresented socio-economic groups and communities; students with disabilities; mature students; members of the Irish Traveller community; students entering on the basis of a further education award; and part-time flexible learners.

Inclusive UCC Project

The Inclusive UCC Project aims to spearhead the digital accessibility movement throughout the University.

Access UCC

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