Book Your Skill Session

Welcome to the UCC Skills Centre Booking System. From this page, you will be able to

  • Secure your seat in a skills session
  • Reserve your one to one slot.

Throughout the academic year, we have a variety of workshops and sessions that are available to help you traverse university life. Firstly, please take a few minutes to register your interest in the Skill Centre sessions. This will ensure that you are first to receive information on new sessions as they become available. Find out more about the Transition Skills Programme which has been designed to run over the first few weeks of each semester. Although this programme is especially beneficial for new students, we look forward to welcoming all new and returning students to the Skills Centre in Q-1, Boole Library. 

Before booking a one-to-one appointment, we ask that you read the writing clinic guidelines and advisor appointment guidelines below the timetable so you can come to the Skills Centre fully prepared. 

Give us your feedback and have your say!

 If you attended any of our skill sessions or would like to attend a particular one this coming term, we would love to have your feedback and input! To help us improve, we'd like to ask you a few questions about your expirience so far. It'll only take 3 minutes, and your anonymous answers will help us make the Skills Centre even better for you and other UCC students.

Please fill out the form here!

Want to book a one-to-one appointment? Fill out the request form!

Are you disappointed with your grades? Do you want feedback on your assignment before you submit? If any of these issues seem familiar and you are looking for some advice, then please fill out the appointment request form to book a one-to-one thirty-minute appointment with our highly-skilled Tutors. Through the link below, please let us know what your availabilty is, if you would prefer a writing clinic or an advisor appointment and we will book you in at a time that suits you.

Please note, as one-to-one appointments are very high in demand we ask that you give 48 hours notice for any cancellation, which you can let us know through email at skillscentre@ucc.ie 

Before booking a one-to-one appointment, we ask that you read the  writing clinic guidelines and  advisor appointment guidelines below the timetable so you can come to the Skills Centre fully prepared.

 

20th January

Skills Centre 

21st January 

Skills Centre

22nd January

Skills Centre

22nd January

Brookfield G35

23rd January 

Skills Centre

24th January

Skills Centre

10am    

Independent Thinking (10am - 12pm) 

    Sentence & Paragraph Structure Masterclass (10am - 12pm)
11am *Drop in Zone 

Write Here, Write Now: Staff & Postgrad Writing Session (11am - 1pm)

  (10am - 12pm)

Advisor Appointment 

  Reflective Writing  Sentence & Paragraph Structure Masterclass (10am - 12pm)
12pm Time Management 

Write Here, Write Now: Staff & Postgrad Writing Session (11am - 1pm)

 

Writing Clinic

  *Drop in Zone 
1pm       Writing Clinic Planning your dissertation   
2pm Writing Clinic  

Grammar & Punctuation Masterclass (2pm - 4pm)

*Drop in Zone    Critical Thinking 1   
3pm Sentence & Paragraph Structure Masterclass (3pm - 5pm) 

Grammar & Punctuation Masterclass (2pm - 4pm)

SPEAK 1   Advisor Appointment     
4pm Sentence & Paragraph Structure Masterclass (3pm - 5pm)   Writing Clinic          
5pm            
6pm         SPEAK 1   

 

 

Mon January 27th 

Skills Centre

Tue January 28th

Skills Centre

Wed January 29th 

Skills Centre

Wed January 29th 

Brookfield G35

Thur January 30th 

Skills Centre

Fri January 31st 

Skills Centre

9am     Indepenent Thinking (9am - 1pm)

     
10am     Indepenent Thinking (9am - 1pm)     Drop-in Zone 
11am Writing Clinic  Write Here, Write Now: Staff & Postgrad Drop-in session (11am - 1pm)  Indepenent Thinking (9am - 1pm)   How to write an essay  
12pm   Write Here, Write Now: Staff & Postgrad Drop-in session (11am - 1pm)   Indepenent Thinking (9am - 1pm) Writing Clinic    
1pm

How to Build an Academic Arugment / Launch of the Tandem Readers 

  Drop-in Zone  Writing Clinic *Drop-in Zone  Writing Clinic 
2pm   How to write an essay Advisor Appointment    Critical Thinking 2    
3pm   *Drop-in Zone   SPEAK 2      
4pm            
5pm

Calculation Centre (5pm - 7pm)

Literature review for sciences

Building an Academic Argument 

     
6pm

Calculation Centre (5pm - 7pm)

  Writing Clinic   SPEAK 2  

To book a writing clinic or an advisor appointemnt, please fill out the appointment request form above.

Writing Clinic Guidelines

To find out more about what exactly a writing clinic is, please visit this page before reading the guidelines.

  • You can book up to three 1:1 per month and they each run for 30-minutes. When you meet with our tutors, they can go through what is most suitable for you and determine if follow up appointments or sessions are needed.
  • When preparing for your writing clinic, we ask that you bring a hard copy of the work you would like reviewed, whether it is finished or incomplete. Alternatively, you may bring it to be reviewed on your own laptop.
  • We do not offer a proofreading service. In writing clinics, our tutors/ advisors will work with you to address the key areas of concern in your work to help redraft and refine your assignment. However, our Editing and Proofreading class will give you the skills needed to edit your own material.
  • The Skills Centre will help you explore academic writing and the structure which will help you maximise your marks. It does not cover content or any subject specific information. For content-related information, you should approach lecturer/department/ tutor. 
  • Please note if the drop-down menu reads ‘No more options’ only, please book another time-slot as this session is full.
  • Requests cannot be made for specific tutors/advisors. As our team is drawn from the PhD community, they have academic commitments hence we do not match tutors to students. All our team is expertly trained in academic writing and look forward to engaging with our students.
  • If you would like to cancel your appointment, call us on 021-4903839 or email us on skillscentre@ucc.ie. We very much appreciate when you take the time to cancel your appointment. Our service is often very busy, and your cancellation allows students on the waiting list to avail of appointments.

Advisor Appointment Guidelines

To find out more about what exactly an advisor appointment is, please visit this page before reading the guidelines.

  • Advisor Appointments can help you develop a detailed, personalised plan of action to tackle your academic workload. They can establish a personal study plan as well as a strategy for your exams and how to study for them.
  • Before coming to the appointment, ask yourself what issues and concerns you have, and what help you feel you need. Your advisor will help you to identify ways to address your concerns and improve your academic performance.
  • Each appointment will run for 30-minutes. When you meet with our advisors, they will help you examine and establish suitable pathways and determine if a follow up appointment or session is needed.
  • Please note if the drop-down menu reads ‘No more options’ only, please book another time-slot as this session is full.
  • If you would like to cancel your appointment, call us on 021-4903839 or email us on skillscentre@ucc.ie. We very much appreciate when you take the time to cancel your appointment. Our service is often very busy, and this allows students on the waiting list to avail of appointments.
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