Support Services

Mature Students Office Supports

The Mature Student Office (MSO) supports all mature students in UCC studying full-time undergraduate degrees. We offer a wide range of supports and initiatives specifically designed for mature students and for enhancing your mature student experience. Our office is a place where mature students can come to be listened to, ask questions, and all within an open, honest, non-judgemental and empathetic environment. We advise mature students on how best to use the student services available to them within the University and we provide customised and dedicated supports responding to the diverse and unique needs of all our mature students.

Exam Preparation

Tutorials in exam preparation will be provided in both semesters. Details will be communicated to all registered students. If you are in need of extra supports, please contact us at

General Supports

The MSO provides a confidential service. Students can contact the office via email, phone or just drop in. We can help students by putting them in touch with the relevant support services within UCC, advocating on their behalf, providing them with information and most importantly, we are here to listen. 

It is important to note that the MSO is not a counselling service; rather staff in the office determine and then direct students to the appropriate services when required.

Subject Specific Tutorials

The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme is a support scheme for all first year students taking Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. To learn more about this scheme please read the following document PEER ASSISTED LEARNING


The MSO provides tutoring for students on a case by case basis. Students must contact the MSO on 021 4901873 or email to discuss the challenges they are experiencing and to see how this can be best addressed. Where suitable, the MSO will organise one to one or group tutorials for students. These tutorials and the format they will take will be decided between the student, the tutor and the MSO.

To find out more, please call us on (021) 4901873 or email


Mature Student Office

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1 - 2 Brighton Villas, Western Rd, Cork, T12 V304