SEFS for Schools

Schools TY Programmes 2019/20

The School of Mathematical Sciences is running its annual TY Programme on January 20-24 2020.

A link to the registration form can be found here

Further information is available from David O'Leary at 4905815 or at https://euclid/


The School of Food & Nutritional Sciences will run a TY programme from 30th March to 3rd April 2020 – application details are at:

Further information is available from Bronagh Clarke at 4902650.


The School of BEES TY Programme will run in February 2020 for a week.  It’s run by Dr Thomas Quirke ( and details are online at  Further information available from Elaine Kelly at 490 4654.


The Department of Physics will run a TY programme 17 to 21 (inclusive) February 2020.

See Physics website under outreach:

Further information is available from the Physics administration team at or on 021 490 2013.


The School of Engineering will hold a TY week in May 2020. Further information on the SOE website:

Applications for the programme will likely open in November and will be submitted through the Engineers Ireland STEPS: Engineering Your Future Programme You can register you interest in the event at the following link: ensuring you receive notification of when the application portal is open. Please direct all your event application queries directly to the Engineers Ireland Steps Team who can be contacted using the following email address:




SEFS for Schools and Communities

Through outreach programmes, the UCC College of Science, Engineering and Food Science aims to make the entire Science area fun, interactive and educational for our future budding scientists.

Through engagement with school children at an early age, we want to light that fire of curiosity and passion for exploring and learning about the amazing world which is all around us!

Take a look at all the work that UCC is currently doing to bring Science into your community.


February – Postgraduate Open Day

April – Spring Open Day

Easter - Leaving Certificate Chemistry Revision Day

MaySalters Festival of Chemistry, Chemistry Magic Shows

JuneUCC Plus Chemistry Camp Summer Academy

October – Autumn Open Day, Student Information Fairs

NovemberNational Science Week, Chemistry Magic Shows

December - Leaving Certificate Chemistry Revision Day

Computer Science activities

The Department of Computer Science at University College Cork works very hard to provide outreach programmes to primary, secondary school pupils and teachers in Munster. Our programmes are designed to promote computer science education prior to entry into third level.  We liaise closely with students, teachers and parents which helps us offer programmes that are relevant to the student needs.  Our current outreach activies include:

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences activities

The School of BEES Transition Year Programme gives secondary school students the chance to discover science at UCC in a structured way.

The students get the opportunity to study and work alongside BEES staff and students for a week and get a feel for areas like Plant Science, Zoology, Environmental Science and Geology. The week also sees the students visiting the Eureka Centre, the Boole Library and getting a guided tour of the UCC campus. Speaking about the programme, Dr. Grace Cott (co-ordinator) said: "It aims to deliver a comprehensive experience of working in the area of Zoology, Ecology, Geology, Plant Science and Environmental Science through a series of lectures and practicals. It also offers the students a chance to participate in various degree courses and avail of the facilities in UCC. We hope the students enjoy their time here and benefit from the different activities, ultimately assisting them in choosing their future careers!” Read how the 2012 and 2013 TYP students enjoyed the programme on the BEES Blog.



The School of Mathematical Sciences at University College Cork runs outreach activities for primary and secondary school pupils throughout the year, through its Maths Circles and UCC Mathematics Enrichment Initiatives. More information can be found online at:

MATHENR  for UCC Mathematics Enrichment (UCC Mathematics Enrichment Programme)

Maths Circles for Maths Circles

Through the Maths Circles initiative we hope that we all can:

  • Offer an outlet for young students with an interest in Mathematics
  • Improve mathematical abilities in a relaxed, non-classroom environment
  • Engender and foster an enjoyment of Maths for Junior Cycle students

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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