What we do

About Us

As a UCC Department for Wellbeing and Health, the Chaplaincy is an inclusive service that offers a space for community, conversation, support, guidance, and enrichment for all students and staff at UCC. We support all UCC students and staff, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, disability, family status, sexual orientation, marital status, religious/non-religious background, or spirituality.

We are delighted to welcome all in the UCC family to our vibrant and warm community to meet new friends, unwind between classes, and just be yourself.

Student Support Services

The Chaplaincy is featured below on the student support tree. 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.

 The acorn to oak support tree with Chaplaincy highlighted


Keep Well Website

The Chaplaincy has contributed to the Keep Well Website, an excellent resource with information on how to care for your mental, physicalspiritual and social wellbeing in this difficult time. It also contains information about upcoming events, available tools & resources and a contacts page, so you can find the supports you need.

Chaplain Chats

UCC chaplains are always available to listen and accompany students on their university journey. You can visit us in the Chaplaincy building to have a confidential chat (no appointment necessary) or you can email us at chaplaincy@ucc.ie to request a virtual appointment. We're here for you.

Events and Activities

The Chaplaincy organises many different events and activities throughout the year. Our events are open to all UCC students and staff, and new people are always very welcome. Please check our social media (Instagram and Facebook) for details.

When possible, you will find these events and activities in the Chaplaincy:

  • Free Tea & Coffee Daily
  • Confidential Listening & Guidance
  • Multi-Faith Prayer & Meditation Room
  • Weekend Retreats & Walks
  • Ecumenical Morning Prayer
  • Taizé Evening Prayer
  • Bible Studies, Faith Sharing & More
  • Spiritual Accompaniment & Direction
  • Pastoral Support
  • Bereavement Support
  • Film & Book Discussions
  • Study Week Stress Relief

Le Chéile

Le Chéile is a four-week programme encouraging personal skill development for proactive student-to-student assistance and intervention. The programme features expert speakers and scenario-based practice for situations involving mental health, suicide awareness & prevention, bystander intervention, and drugs & alcohol.

Contact us to learn more! lecheile@ucc.ie

The Hearth

Located on the ground floor of the Chaplaincy Centre, the Hearth, our kitchen and student lounge, is a great place to study, relax with friends, have a chat, and enjoy free tea/coffee. Many of our events are hosted in this space. We also have a microwave!

Multi-Faith Prayer & Mediation Room

If you would like to reserve the room, please contact the Chaplaincy by email: chaplaincy@ucc.ie



Chaplaincy Centre, College Rd, Cork, Ireland , T12 PY24