Supporting Ukrainian Academics and Students
How UCC is Seeking to Assist
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.
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 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.
Information for Undergraduate Applicants
Visit our Undergraduate study pages for more inforamation about procedures on how to apply to UCC for September 2023.
Local and National Supports
Below are links to some key organisations working locally and nationally to support refugees and migrants:
- Nasc (refugee & immigrant support NGO based in Cork)
- Cork Migrant Centre (Nano Nagle Place)
- Cork City of Sanctuary Movement
- Irish Refugee Council (Dublin)
- Doras (refugee & immigrant support NGO based in Limerick)
- Scholars at Risk Ireland
- LGBT Ireland (Support for LGBTI+ People in and arriving from Ukraine)
- TENI (National network actively working with trans people fleeing Ukraine)