Transition Year Programme

‌The School of BEES Transition Year Programme gives secondary school students the chance to discover science at UCC in a structured way.

**Please note: The BEES TY programme will run as an ONLINE ONLY event this year. If restrictions are relaxed, there is a slight chance of some activities happening in BEES. **

The students get the opportunity to study and work alongside BEES staff and students for a week and get a feel for areas like Plant Science, Zoology, Environmental Science and Geology. The week also sees the students visiting the Eureka Centre, the Boole Library and getting a guided tour of the UCC campus.

Speaking about the programme, Dr Tom Quirke (co-ordinator) said: "It aims to deliver a comprehensive experience of working in the area of Zoology, Ecology, Geology, Plant Science and Environmental Science through a series of lectures and practicals. It also offers the students a chance to participate in various degree courses and avail of the facilities in UCC. We hope the students enjoy their time here and benefit from the different activities, ultimately assisting them in choosing their future careers!”

Read how previous TYP students enjoyed the programme on the BEES Blog.

Potential applicants must fill in the application form below and return it by email only to

The deadline for applications is 4th of Deceember 2020 at 5pm.

 TY Application Form 2021


  • For any queries please email Dr Tom Quirke ( Please do not call the School of BEES.
  • Applications must be typed and sent by email. Hand-written applications and hard-copies will not be considered.

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