Archives and Records FAQs


What are the University Archives

The University Archives of University College Cork holds records that document the history of the University, its management, staff and students from its foundation in 1849 to the present day. Follow the link for details about the main collections in the archives.

Who do I contact for information about past alumni

The University Archives holds information relating to students and graduates from 1849 onwards who registered with Queen’s College Cork and University College Cork. Researchers can access the original student registers, the college calendars or a database of information created from the registers to gain genealogical details about students and graduates.

Please note that information relating to living alumni is regarded as confidential under the terms of the Data Protection Act and information will not be given out to a third party. Such queries should be addressed to the Alumni Office or Student Records and Examinations.

How do I access the University Archives collections

Access to the collections is by prior appointment with the Archivist only. Please follow the link for contact details and opening hours

What is records management

Records management is the application of systematic control over information which is required in the administration and operation of University activities.

Where can I find out more information about records management and UCC

Please follow the link to the records management homepage where you will find additional information about policies, procedures and retentions schedules relating to records in UCC

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