Access UCC - Mature & QQI Support


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At the start, it was hard to believe that at the age of 49 I was going to be one of the thousands of people walking around campus every day. I was going to UCC.

Deirdre - Youth & Community

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Coming to University was not an option for me when I left school, and when the opportunity arose in 2012, I’m glad I made the decision to study at UCC. It was one of my better decisions in life.

Barry O'Reilly

BA, MA, PhD Candidate

It is only three years ago that I began my journey as an anxious but eager mature student, embarking on a long-harboured dream of studying English literature in UCC.

Deborah Hickey - English Literature

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Two years in and no regrets, I love my course, and it’s given me a new lease of life. For me, it’s a second bite of the cherry – I’ve been given a second shot at life.

Frank - Architecture

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From the encouragement and belief others had in me, I learned over time to believe in myself and flourish.

Marcella - Youth & Community

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Finding a way to study at UCC was one of the best moves I’ve ever taken in my life. The inclusiveness that I’m surrounded by every day is truly inspirational.

Michael - Politics, Sociology & History

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The decision to return to college and change my 'career' direction was one of the best things I've ever done.

Sue - Digital Humanities

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I always wished I could go there (UCC), but never thought I would. So, when I got the chance, the fact that I was a mature student didn’t matter

Ger - Social Science

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I would highly recommend further education for mature students regardless of age. It opens the mind, presents endless possibilities for change in one’s life...

Siobhan - History/History of Art

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Coming to UCC has completely changed my life, and I will be forever grateful to this great institution for that.

James - Youth & Community

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Mature Student Office

Oifig na Mac Léinn Lánfhásta

Room 1.10, The Hub, College Road, Cork, T12YF78