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Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Kathryn Neville is the Director of Recruitment and Admissions (Interim) and leads the strategic development and direction of policy and practice related to student recruitment, admission and retention. The Office of Recruitment and Admissions comprises a suite of eight Professional Services, namely: Admissions Office, International Office, Graduate Studies Office, Student Recruitment Office, Quercus Talented Students’ Programme, Graduate Attributes Programme, Centre for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and the Scholarship and Prizes Unit.
Admissions Officemanages the admission of EU undergraduate students via the Central Applications Office (CAO) and other local application processes. The Admissions Office supports prospective students from initial enquiry stage, through to application, registration and orientation. A dedicated support service is in place for First Year students. The Admissions Office is also responsible for Student Garda Vetting.
International Officehas responsibility for coordinatingstrategy and administering operational processes to deliver on UCC’s strategic internationalisation goals. The International Office manages the admission of Non-EU undergraduate (full time as well as Visiting and Exchange Programme Students) and postgraduate taught and research students. The Office supports applicants from initial enquiry stage, through to application, registration and orientation. The International Office also provides a dedicated support service from pre-departure stage and throughout the student journey for international students. It also facilities the logistics of visiting delegations, in addition to coordinating Staff Teaching/Training exchanges and placements.
Graduate Studies Officemanages the admission of EU postgraduate taught and research students. It supports applicants through the full recruitment cycle from initial enquiry stage, through to application, registration and orientation. Furthermore, it manages the examination and record keeping for all research students.
Student Recruitment Officehas responsibility to develop and implement the strategy for student recruitment of all undergraduate and postgraduate students. The office supports and coordinates the cross-functional operational service delivery of all student recruitment activities in close collaboration with the four Colleges, Marketing and Communications and other Central Professional Services.
Quercus Talented Students’ Programmesupports and promotes excellence in academia, sport, creative and performing arts, active citizenship and innovation/entrepreneurship. In addition to administering the prestigious scholarships in these areas, it also manages thethree Quercus Academic Scholarships. It nurtures talent through the provision of a deep programme of supports, challenge and mentoring.
Graduate Attributes Programmedelivers a suite of initiatives focussing on the different stages of students’ Transition Into, Through and Out of university and has a parallel focus on students’ development and acquisition of core values and graduate attributes. These initiatives are integrating with the academic curriculumas well as with student support services, to enable a successful student journey, to foster and embed a holistic educational approach, and to equip our students and graduates with real-world transferable transversal skills that can be applied in different contexts and environments throughout their lives.
Centre for Continuing Professional Developmentmanages the admission of students onto CPD modules, both credit and non-credit bearing. It supports applicants from initial enquiry stage, through to application and registration.
Scholarships and Prizes Unit brings acoordinated and streamlined approach to the more than 1,000 scholarships and prizes in the UCC portfolio. It supports the policies, procedures, workflows and systems to administer university, and external,scholarships and prizes. The Unit affords greater clarity, coherence and cohesion to university staff with responsibility for managing the administration of individual scholarships and prizes.