During the first two weeks of July, the Eureka Centre at UCC was delighted to host the 2017 Science Summer Camps. 15 students, aged between 8 and 12 years old attended each week and covered topics such as Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Paleontology and Microbiology. The camp, held over five consecutive mornings, culminated in a graduation ceremony on the last day where students were presented with a certificate by Professor Paul Ross, the Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science at UCC.
The College offers a wide choice of programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is renowned internationally for the quality of its teaching and research. We have more than 3,000 undergraduate students and 1046 postgraduate students, including 583 PhD students, currently studying in the College We offer an outstanding research-led curriculum to all our undergraduate and postgraduate students.Click here for more information about Study at UCC.
Academics and researchers in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science have a strong track record of attracting prestigious research funding and are involved in international collaborations with colleagues throughout the world. This makes the College an exciting environment for research and teaching, and provides a vigorous and challenging academic atmosphere for our students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The College believes strongly in supporting our students and operates a very successful student mentoring scheme, where all first year students are assigned an Academic Staff mentor. The mentors provide support and advice to the students to help them with any issues they may have. The College also operates a Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PAL), where students/peers (usually third or fourth years) support and assist first year students with difficult topics in their disciplines in a friendly, open environment.
Finally, I want to encourage all of you who are considering a programme in the College of SEFS to come in and talk to us in person, we are happy to show you the campus and introduce you to other students who can help with your decisions.
Professor Paul Ross
Head of the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
University College Cork