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Access UCC Photoshoot - Student using a wheelchair, sunny day in the QUAD UCC

How can you help?

There are many ways to contribute to the success of the next generation of Access UCC Students:

For Friends & Supporters

Education makes a fundamentally important contribution to the quality and well-being of Irish Society. Poverty, however, is the single greatest barrier to equal access and participation in higher education for low-income families. It directly affects their capacity to compete effectively in school/state exams, making it difficult for them to secure a place in College. Secondly, the cost of maintaining a student in third-level education is often too high for low-income families to contemplate it as a realistic option.

If you are interested in supporting the work of the Access UCC, please the Head of Access UCC, Olive Byrne, Email: 

For our past Graduates of the UCC PLUS Programme

You can join our private Linkedin Group to network with other PLUS Graduates and keep up to date with current programme initiatives.

You can volunteer as a mentor to one or a group of current students on an ongoing basis or even just re-visit your old Secondary School during College Awareness Week in November to encourage others to follow in your footsteps.  We'd be delighted to hear from you in any capacity at

Get Involved & Volunteer

If you're interested in teaching, working with young people, volunteering, helping others, and broadening your skillset on your CV, the PLUS Programme may have Tutoring and Leadership opportunities for current UCC students.


Access UCC

First Floor, The Hub, Main Campus, UCC, T12 YF78,