Local Community Member

Our local community comprises of a diverse and vibrant variety of residents and students, all sharing the same neighbourhood. This creates an exciting community to both live and study. UCC is a university in, of and for the community. We are always available to hear how we can partner with local community groups and individuals and UCC has a dedicated Civic & Community Engagement site to provide information on civic initiatives and community partnerships. 

Offering Accommodation

If you are living in the locality, you may have a room(s) in your own home that you would like to rent out to a student. Our office runs a free online service, called UCC StudentPad, in which you can advertise your room and connect with UCC students who are searching for accommodation.

You can register as a new landlord  or sign into your account at UCC StudentPad. If you need assistance or have any questions you can email us at studentpad@ucc.ie or phone us on (021) 490 3091. We would be happy to help you get set up.

Antisocial behaviour in the Community

UCC Campus Watch works to create a safe, secure environment for UCC students and ensure that a harmonious relationship is maintained between students and the wider community. We maintain close contact with local community groups, residents associations and community Gardai. We respond to complaints from residents and seek to encourage responsible behaviour among all our students

You can download the Campus Watch Complaint Form, request it by email to campuswatch@ucc.ie or phone us at +353 (0)21 490 3849

Research in the Community

Do you have an issue in your community that you would like UCC to research?

Community Academic Research Links (CARL) provides independent, participatory research support in response to concerns expressed by the community. Each year it invites non-profit voluntary or community organisations to collaborate with students and supervisors from across UCC on research topics generated by the community, and involving a wide range of academic disciplines.

For more information on projects, visit the CARL website.

Community Project Funding

Would you like funding for a small community project?

UCC are proud to present the ‘Small Sparks’ community grant scheme. This grant scheme aims to provide small seed funding to assist neighbours as they undertake community projects, with collaboration from UCC students and/or staff. These projects should be small scale, achievable, sustainable and should benefit the community. This could include graffiti removal, biodiversity projects, education or cultural initiatives. Projects can apply for up to €250 in funding.

Download the Small Sparks Grant Application Form, request it by email to campuswatch@ucc.ie or phone us on T: +353 (0)21 490 2103

Adult & Community Education Programme

UCC's Adult & Community Education Programme 

The ACE Adult & Community Education Programme offers a range of part time courses to adults providing opportunities for lifelong learning irrespective of age and previous educational achievements. We provide programmes that are for the community, by the community and in the community.

You can discover our courses at this link. further information on any of these programmes or to discuss your organisation/community’s learning needs, please contact: Adult Continuing Education  T: 021-4904700 E: ace@ucc.ie 

Local Neighbourhood Residents Associations

Would you like to join a local neighbourhood residents association?

South Central Safety Forum : For further information please contact Peace Commissioner John O’Rourke on 087 933 3219

Magazine Road Residents Association : Please see the groups website for contact details and further information.

Connaught Avenue Residents Association : For further information please contact Noirin Deady by email at noirin12345@gmail.com

Student Volunteering

Students are residents in the community during their time in UCC and will continue to be members of the UCC alumni community once they graduate. As a student, your new community offers many opportunities to volunteer, find an academic research project and engage in a local community project. Your time at UCC is an exciting time to become part of, and have a positive impact, on your new community.

As a student studying in UCC, volunteering will provide an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge, to get some real-life experience and, at the same time, benefit the local community.All registered part time and full time students including Distance Education, Erasmus and Study Abroad students. Register and find volunteer opportunities in your local community!

UCC has a Volunteering Pathway as part of the UCC Works Award. To receive an award through the Volunteering Pathway, a student must complete a period of unpaid volunteering on or off campus. The UCC Works Award is a part of a professional skills development programme.

Contact us

We are always available to speak with residents and students about any matters that may arise within the community. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, you can contact us using the details below or feel free to call into our office at the South Lodge, College Road, T12 RXA9.

T: +353 (0)21 490 3849 / +353 (0)21 490 3091

E: resservices@ucc.ie or campuswatch@ucc.ie

Accommodation and Community Life