Important Info for First Years
Information for Incoming Students
Information for new students can also be found here.
Registration Dates and Timetables
Semester Dates can be found here
Programme timetables can be found here - check back often and ensure your schedule is up to date.
Steps to ensure success in your study of Sciences / Engineering
At University, students often find study and teaching methods quite different to those they have experienced at secondary school. Unfortunately, experience has shown that many students find first year to be the most difficult year of all their years at university. To help first year students get off to a good start, a talk to help you prepare for the challenges of studying Science or Engineering or Food/ Nutritional Sciences at UCC is arranged.
This talk will be given by Dr Declan Kennedy, Lecturer in Science Education, UCC. Dr Kennedy has taught science both at second level and third level. In this talk various differences between studying at second level and third level will be outlined and strategies will be suggested to help you succeed in your studies of the sciences or engineering in this university. The talk will last for 50 minutes. Details of this year’s schedule can be found at the following How to succeed in your study 2017 (13kB)
First Year Mentoring Scheme
View details of College of SEFS First Year Mentoring Scheme 2016
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) scheme is a student support scheme for first year students taking Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Click here to learn more about PAL.
Undergraduate Student Transfer Policy
Transfer within First Year
UCC makes provision for limited first year transfers once the CAO season closes - details can be found here: Transfers
Please contact Noirin Deady, First Year Co-ordinator, Admissions Office - firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this option.