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Support while Studying

 

Access UCC offers a variety of supports for students already registered with University College Cork. Our range of initiatives is tailored to enhance your student experience and ensure success. Take a moment to explore the supports available and find what you need to excel at UCC.

Disability Support

Disability Support provides a confidential, professional and accessible service for students with disabilities or those requiring adjustments for other reasons. We have a team of Advisers who are available to help you ensure equal opportunity, access and attainment for students within University College Cork.

Please see the following information page below to learn about registration and how Disability Support supports its students.

HEAR Support

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.

All new students should visit the Connection Day Webpage for full details of HEAR Connection Day and to keep up to date on current HEAR information.

Please see the following information page below to learn more about how the PLUS Programme supports HEAR students.

Mature Student Support

Our mission is to support all mature students in UCC studying for full-time undergraduate degrees. We offer a wide range of support and initiatives designed for mature students to enhance your mature student experience. Our office is a place where mature students can come to be listened to and ask questions in an open, non-judgmental and empathetic environment.

Please see the following information page below to learn more about how Mature Support supports its students.

QQI/FET Support

The Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) Further Education and Training (FET) entry routes are designed for students coming through level 6 or level 7 courses from other universities and are seeking a level 8 course in University College Cork. University College Cork offers specific first-year undergraduate degree programmes for students who have achieved the relevant awards.

Please see the following information page below to learn more about how the Access UCC department supports QQI/FET students.

Financial Support

Financial support avises all students in UCC studying full-time undergraduate degrees. We offer a wide range of support and initiatives designed to enhance your student experience. 

All new students should visit the Financial Support Guide, where we have gathered all the information on financial support available to our students.

Please see the following information page below to learn more about how Financial Support helps its students.

EmployAbility Programme

The EmployAbility Programme aims to help Disability Support registered students to be better equipped to make a successful transition from college to the workplace and will focus on career planning development.  Mentoring involves regular meetings between you and your mentor. 

Please see the following information page below to learn more about how Employability Programme helps its students.

Get Involved and Volunteer

Are you passionate about teaching and helping others? Do you want to gain leadership skills while positively impacting your community? Consider joining the PLUS Programme as a volunteer! As a current UCC student, you can broaden your skillset and enhance your CV while supporting underrepresented groups in their educational journey.

Please see the following information pages below to learn about each programme and how to register. 

Further Information

Student Guide

Download our guide to identify and prioritise your long-term goals for the year ahead. This guide will help you create an action plan to achieve your goals!

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Student Wellbeing

Check out the below categories for all the information and links to services you need for Student Wellbeing.

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Access UCC

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