Prospective Students

Targeted supports for prospective students

The Graduate Attributes Programme is working together with Admissions, Academic Departments and Professional Support units and Student Experience Offices to provide targeted supports at pre-entry to university for prospective applicants.

Some projects we are currently working on:

  • Development of relevant video content and a web platform for hosting the videos – this will complement the Guidance Counselling service available in schools
  • Integration of interactive discussion board to the web page using existing platforms, where content will be moderated
  • Collaborative design and development of an online workbook for pre-entry transitions to enable better decision making by applicants


Collaboration with students, Guidance Counsellors, industry stakeholders and internal stakeholders in relation to the design and delivery of the initiative has been taking place and will continue to develop over the months through 2019-2020.

The main objective of this initiative is to equip people with the information they need to make better decisions about the programme of study they will apply for. It will particularly serve those cohorts who don’t have easy access to the campus due to their geographic location or their social, economic or health circumstances. The primary impacts of the Transition In initiative will be to widen participation and increase retention.

Graduate Attributes Programme

5, Brighton Villas, (First Floor) Western Road, University College Cork, T12 EC95