Undergraduate Students

Timetable of the Academic Year 2023/24

Semester Periods First Semester Period Christmas Recess Second Semester Period Easter Recess  Week Study/Review
Dates 11.09.2023
  • Academic Year 2023-24 - Full Calendar
  • Your personal timetable will be available on Canvas, following your registration.
  • All information on this page are correct at time of publication but are subject to change. 

Examination Periods 2023/24

Exam Periods Examination Period I Examination Period II
Dates 08.12.2023

Student Absentee Form

The School of BEES supports students who face genuine personal difficulties or who have compelling reasons for not completing prescribed work and assessments. Where this is the case, students must complete and email the absentee form below to bees@ucc.ie within two weeks:

Students are responsible for providing this documentation.  For long absences or complex personal situations, we advise you to discuss this matter with the degree programme coordinator for your year.

All documentation and information will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality.

Student Well-Being

Some students will, from time to time, encounter problem situations which they are not able to handle very well during their time in UCC. These may be personal, financial or academic difficulties. Should you find yourself in this position, our experience is that the sooner you seek help, the easier it is to ensure a satisfactory resolution, whatever the reason for your problems. There are many people on campus to help you. A wide range of specific supports are provided. Ms. Emily Chambers is also available to speak to you about your concerns and any issues, suggestions or questions which may arise during your time as a student in SEFS at UCC.

The "Acorn to Mighty Oak" has come to symbolise students' academic, personal and professional development journey throughout their time at UCC. In alignment with this rich metaphor, the support services available to students are presented in the form of a Support Tree. This tree depicts the support services currently available to students and provides links to further information about each service.

Graphic explaining the student supports in UCC

Student Policies and Procedures

Important policies and procedures with which students should be familiar.

Course Guidelines


See the UCC Plagiarism Policy here. Students will be required to undergo plagiarism/ academic integrity training before submission of any coursework. 

Health & Safety

BEES Field Safety Manual

Health and Safety Briefing 2019


Field Trip Payments

The School has a facility to allow you to pay for field trips online with your debit or credit card. This means that you can now pay conveniently and securely. You can also choose an instalment option and spread the cost for some of the items. We encourage all students to avail of this facility.

To access the system please follow the Easy Payments Plus system.

Supports for First Year Students

Specific programmes and supports are in place to help students transition into college life during your first year on campus.

Useful Links for Students

Are you looking for information on available health services, advice on money matters, academic support or queries about student living? Check out the categories below for all the information and links to services you need for Student Wellbeing.



Jobs & Money


School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

An Scoil Eolaíochtaí Bitheolaíocha, Domhaneolaíocha agus Comhshaoil

Distillery Fields, North Mall, University College Cork, Ireland , T23 N73K.