Getting Started

Getting Started

Getting Started

Registering as an Undergraduate UCC Student

Noirin Deady, First Year Experience Co-ordinator

Where to go for support

Here is a list of services available to UCC students. Just click on the links provided to access the website of the service. Each link opens in a new browser window/tab. 


Careers service:


Counselling and Development:

Disability Support Service:


First Year Experience Co-ordinator

NoirĂ­n Deady,

tel: +353 (0) 21 490 2780


Health Service:

International Students:

IT Services:

Mature Students:


Niteline is a UCC telephone listening service run by UCC students for UCC students.

tel: 1800 32 32 42

Office of Sport and Recreation:


PASS programme:

Student Budgeting and Advice:

Student Records and Exams:

Students Union: &

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI):

UCC Campus Accommodation:

UCC Studentpad Accommodation Search 

UCC Library:

UCC Plus:

USI Personal Safety Tips

Cooking for yourself

You may consider yourself to be the Jamie Oliver of college meals but if not here are three simple recipes to get you started and links to find many more! 

Jacket Potato

  • Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/Gas Mark 6. 
  • Use a fork to prick the potatoes all over. 
  • Rub with a little olive oil, and bake for 45 mins until tender.
  • Top with whatever you want!!


  • Beat a couple of eggs together.
  • Pour into a pan with a little oil.
  • Add toppings such as tomato, cheese, ham ( be inventive).
  • Cook on a low heat until the middle is firm.
  • If you put a plate on top of the pan it will cook through faster ( but be careful removing the plate as it will be hot)



  • Cut an onion into eight wedges.
  • Roughly chop the carrots and cut the potatoes into large chunks.
  • Put the kettle on.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan, add the mince and fry quickly, stirring all the time, until evenly browned.
  • Crumble in a stock cube and mix well.
  • Add the prepared vegetables, stir them, then cover them with hot water from the kettle. Bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in the baked beans and a generous splash of Worcestershire sauce and heat through. Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary.

Links Recipe Generator:


Bord Bia Recipes:


Your Book of Modules

Please click here to access a guide to navigating the UCC Book of Modules. (Opens in a new browser window/tab) 

How To Series

Click Here to view a printable version of this guide


More Coming Soon!

Your Lecture Locations

 ALD  Aldworth
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 AL  Aras na Laoi
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 ARD  Ardpatrick
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 ASH  Ashford
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 ASK  Askive
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 BV1-BV6  Brighton Villas
 BL1-BL8  Bloomfield Terrace
 LL  Boole
BHSC  Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
 CBN  Carrigbawn
 CARR1-CARR6  Carrigside  
 CPB  Cavanagh Pharmacy Building
 CE  Civil Engineering
 CONN  Connolly Building
 DENT  Cork Dental Hospital
 CEC  Cork Enterprise Centre  
CUH Cork Universiy Hospital
CRH Crossleigh
DIST Distillery House
ELD Elderwood
ELECT Electrical Engineering
FSB Food Science Building
GG Geology/ Geography
KANE Kane Building
LM Lee Maltings
LP Lucan Place
MUSK Muskerry Villas
NW North Wing
ORB O'Rahilly Building
PERR Perrot Avenue
SAF Safari
SIL Silverdale
SAF/CBN Safari/Carrigbawn
SV St. Vincents  
TYRC Tyrconnell
WW West Wing
WGB Western Gateway Building
WDL Windle Building


In Week One....

  • Complete registration as soon as you can. This will let you focus on your studies quickly.
  • Set up your email account and don’t forget to check it regularly.
  • Find the library, and go along to one of the briefing sessions on using the library. This is one of the most important buildings on campus, and you need to get used to working in this large, busy environment quickly. Find out who your subject librarian is, and where he or she sits.
  • Get your timetable sorted as soon as you can. Don’t forget to sign up for any laboratory work or tutorials as required. You will need to timetable these in, and you may need to deal with clashes in your timetable.

Living with Housemates

Whether living with friends or strangers (for now!) here are 5 tips for living with housemates:

1) Respect each other’s food and possessions

2) Create a chore chart ( we’ve made a sample one for you here)

3) Create a house kitty for things like toilet roll, washing up liquid and cleaning products.

4) Clean up after yourself

5) Always pay your bills and rent on time