Support Services

UCC Student Support Services

Below is a list of the various support services that are available to students in UCC. Students can contact the services directly or the Mature Student Office can contact them on behalf of the student, at their request.

UCC Skills Centre

The Skills Centre provides a dedicated, responsive and active learning space for the enhancement of your study skills, further contributing to a positive and successful student experience here in UCC.

Click here to go to UCC's Skills Centre website.

My Studentpad - Accommodation Search Engine

The UCC Accommodation website provides a list of vacancies available in private house shares, owner occupied houses that provide meals, and owner occupied houses that are self-catering. Vacancies that become available in privately owned complexes may also appear on this website. Students searching for accommodation can set up property alerts once they have registered with the website using the “My Studentpad” tab. In addition, students can post on the message board looking for roommates or advertising spare rooms. We would urge students to consider all available options on the website. We would also encourage students to be proactive in finding accommodation via other online web platforms and local classified adverts. Please click the link below to access the UCC Accommodation website

UCC Campus Accommodation

UCC Campus Accommodation provides student accommodation from mid-September to mid-June. There are 4 accommodation complexes owned or managed by UCC. All campus accommodation is designed for students' needs and consists of comfortable apartments with all modern conveniences to hand.

Contact details:
Tel: +353 (0)21 4818 455

Careers Service

The Careers Service provides a wide range of services to UCC students including a daily "drop-in" service where you can meet with an advisor for a 20 minute consultation. Careers advice is the support offered by qualified and experienced advisors to help you work through the process of career choice. It is impartial, confidential, and it focuses on your individual needs. Career guidance can help you clarify where you are, help you to identify what you need to do next and how to go about it.

UCC has a dedicated Careers Advisor available to work with mature students at pre-entry and post-entry level. For further details on the services offered please contact us in the Mature Student Office.

Contact details:
3 - 4 Brighton Villas,
Western Rd,
(Beside Castlewhite Apts)
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2349
Fax: +353 (0)21 490 3558

The Creche at UCC

UCC has recently constructed a new creche called 'Creche Cois Laoi' with a capacity for eighty children. It offers full day care facilities to babies and children aged from 4 months to school-going age and remains open for fifty weeks of the year from Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm.

Contact details:
Creche Cois Laoi,
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 1607

The Chaplaincy at UCC

The Chaplaincy at UCC is a service that offers friendship, pastoral and spiritual support to all within the University community. The Chaplaincy is a place for all, where students can meet and chat in a warm homely welcoming environment.  You can make lots of new friends at one of our many different social events such as charity coffee mornings, book club, film nights, games nights, themed parties, walking days out, pilgrimages, retreats, quizes etc.  Or perhaps you would like to take some time out for quiet reflection and prayer in our Prayer Room on the third floor.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Contact: Iona House, College Road

               Tel +353 (0)21 490 2459


               Website: Chaplaincy

Disability Support Service

University College Cork has an established Disability Support Service which is committed, in as far as is reasonably possible, to empowering students with disabilities achieve their academic and vocational goals in an inclusive learning environment.

For more information contact:
The Disability Support Service,
South Lodge,
College Road,
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2794
Fax: +353 (0)21 490 3123

The Library Service at UCC

The Library is situated centrally on campus and provides a range of services to support the teaching and research of all University programmes.

The Boole Library's website provides detailed information on all Library Services and allows you access to your Library record. Your Student ID Card is also your Library Card and this allows you to access Library Services.

Contact details:
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2794

Sports Facilities at UCC

Mardyke Arena University College Cork has a superb range of sporting facilities which will provide you with an opportunity to enjoy all (or some) of the many superb facilities on offer, whatever your age. Mardyke Arena is situated on the banks of the north channel of the Lee a short walk from the main campus. Membership is open to all our students.

Contact details:
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 4761
+353 (0)21 4904751

The Students' Union

The Student Union provide a wide range of services and support for students. Visit the Students' Union website

Student Counselling and Development

Individual and group counselling are available to students who require assistance in dealing with problems which are blocking their academic and social progress in UCC. The Mature Student Officer works closely with Student Counselling in the provision of services which enhance the mature student experience.

Student Counselling and Development can be contacted for an initial appointment:
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3565
Text: +353 (0)87 2453840

Student Health Centre

The Student Health Centre is situated in Ardpatrick beside the Student Car Park. It is open from 9.30am -12.30pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm. An appointment system is in operation but because of the heavy demand for services a triage system is operated by the nurse on duty. This ensures that seriously ill patients will be seen immediately.

The medical service is meant to be used in an emergency when a student does not have a GP and it does not provide 24 hour cover. Students are advised to register with their own GP.
There is no fee to students for the consultation with the doctor on duty. Medical prescriptions must be paid for by the student.

Contact the service at:
Dr. C. O'Riordan,
Student Health Centre,
College Rd.,
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2311

Mature Student Office

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