Below are links to some key organisations working locally and nationally to support refugees and migrants:
We are keen to support students, researchers and academic staff who wish to join our University College Cork community.
A National Student and Researcher (NSR) Helpdesk was established and this Helpdesk acts as a single point of contact for displaced students/researchers from Ukraine. This Helpdesk is a key instrument in the response of the Irish higher education system to the needs of displaced students and researchers.
+353 (0)1 474 7788
Also visit the NSR HelpDesk application portal page which contains useful FAQs regarding how to apply what type of course.
UCC Library is committed to providing safe, inclusive library services aligned with the University’s commitment to public engagement. As part of this, UCC Library will offer External Reader Access for researchers, academic staff and university students fleeing conflict. Membership requests from others fleeing conflict should be directed to the public library service.
For more informaiton please visit this page on UCC Boole Library Access for Academic Users Fleeing Conflict.
UCC is working together with global, national, regional and local community and stakeholders for a coordinated response to the current Ukraine crisis and to support those people displaced by war and conflict.
As an academic institution and an exemplary University of Sanctuary, we are committed to providing support and protection to academic, research and professional services colleagues from other third level institutions in countries facing such threats.
A short-term Ukraine Emergency Response Working Group is established to facilitate a co-ordinated effort and to ensure new, existing, and re-focussed university services, supports and initiatives can be clearly signposted to those arriving from Ukraine. It is aligned with existing university intiatives: University of Sanctuary, Scholars at Risk and Civic and Community Engagement.
During its lifespan, the UCC Ukraine Emergency Response Working Group will advocate for mainstreaming key learnings from its work and towards building capacity for more comprehensive approaches within higher education to cater for refugees from whatever geopolitical crisis.
UCC Staff and Students: As a civically engaged University, many staff and students are actively engaged with communities and social partners as part of the wider societal response to the short and longer term impacts of the war in Ukraine. These UCC Ukraine Response web pages aim to support information sharing and dissemination related to these activities.
Staff and students are invited to use this short form to note community engaged initiatives suitable for sharing on these pages.
External partners: For assistance with making contacts or partnering with UCC as part of a local, regional or national response, please send email of enquiry to email@example.com.