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Health & Safety

Health and Safety

At University College Cork we aim to serve the healthcare needs of all of our students as best we can.  We know that this is an integral part of your educational journey at UCC.  Please find below some useful information which will help you to mind your health and take care of your safety whilst here in Cork.

Personal Safety

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Cork is a relatively safe city for its size. It is currently the 3rd safest in the world (2022 rankings).  However, as in any other city, normal precautions regarding personal safety both on and off campus should be taken.  If leaving the campus after dark, avoid poorly lit areas or areas that are not frequented by the public.  Thankfully life on and about UCC campus is almost incident free. 

A Campus Watch Service operates in the university and its objective is to make UCC a safer place in which to study, live and work. 

If you notice anything suspicious on campus contact:

  • the Co-ordinator, Campus Watch (phone: +353 21 4902479)
  • General Services Office (phone: +353 21 4902265);
  • Security at the reception desk in the Science Building (phone: +353 21 4902267);
  • Security at the Reception Centre (phone: +353 21 4902266) or any security person.

What advice do An Garda Siochan (Police Force) give about student personal safety?

Please click the following link for advice that An Garda Siochan (Police Force) provides to help you stay safe on campus. English version, Arabic version, Chinese version, French versionGerman version, Italian version, Malay version, Polish version and Spanish version

Emergency Services

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Fire, Police, Ambulance and Coastal Rescue, Mountain and Cave Rescue: Dial 999 or 112 and ask the operator for the emergency service you require. There is no charge for this service, unless it is used in appropriately. These numbers are operational from mobile phones even if you have no credit. Full details of how these services operate is available at

Fire alarms

If a fire alarm sounds it is imperative that you comply fully with regulations, co-operate with staff and evacuate the building immediately.  Do not re-enter the building until clearance has been given to do so.  Please note there is a substantial fine for failing to comply with fire alarm procedures. 

International Office

In the event of an Emergency such as death/bereavement, serious illness or accident you may need to contact a member of the International Office Staff.

Office hours: Monday – Friday 09.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00 (GMT)

Phone: +353 21 490 4734

After hours: Telephone Campus Security/Reception at +353 21 490 2266

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Niteline is a confidential listening service for students.  Details are available here.

International Office

Oifig Idirnáisiúnta

Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229

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