Policies and Procedures

There are a number of important policies and procedures with which Students should be familiar. See the below for information on each one.

Covid-19 Community Charter

UCC has developed a COVID-19 Community Charter. This is a set of principles for UCC’s students and staff to reaffirm their commitment towards the shared responsibility of protecting our community. The community charter forms part of student and staff return to campus induction. Make sure you complete this module in Canvas

Student Charter

The University College Cork Student Charter is issued jointly by the University and the University College Cork Students Union. It makes explicit some of the reciprocal responsibilities which members of the University, both staff and students, have to each other.

Download the Student Charter

(last updated Feb. 2009)

Student Rules

The following document outlines the Rules of the University. These Rules describe the standards of conduct expected from UCC students as well as the disciplinary and appeal procedures applicable to breaches of these rules.

Download the Student Rules (updated January 2018)

(last updated 26th Jan 2018)

Student Advisor and Ombudsman

The purpose of the post of Student Advisor and Ombudsman is to advise and assist students with the resolution of difficulties, complaints or grievances involving staff or services of the University in an informal manner. All enquiries to the Student Advisor and Ombudsman will remain confidential, except in cases of serious threat to life or property.

The Student Advisor and Ombudsman is Professor Fred Powell. Professor Powell welcomes enquiries from students by email at studentombudsman@ucc.ie, or phone on 021-4902593 or 021 - 4902228. He is located in the School of Applied Social Studies, Ashford (Room 2.01), Donovan's Road.

The services provided for by this post are complementary to a range of existing student services and the Student Advisor and Ombudsman may refer relevant student issues for resolution by those services as appropriate.

Download the Student Ombudsman Terms of Reference

Plagiarism Policy

The plagiarism policy aims to inform undergraduate and postgraduate students about plagiarism.

Please read the UCC Plagiarism Policy 2020

Duty of Respect & Right to Dignity

University College Cork affirms the right of all staff and students to work and study in an environment free from harassment and bullying.

Download the Duty of Respect and Right to Dignity Policy

(February 2012)

Student Alcohol Policy

The revised Student Alcohol Policy was approved by Academic Council on 22 November 2013.

Download the Student Alcohol Policy

Support for Pregnant Students

This document provides information to students and staff about the university’s approach to supporting a student who is pregnant.

Guiding Principle

The university will ensure to the greatest extent possible that any student who becomes pregnant will be accommodated to allow her complete her programme of study while maintaining academic standards. Throughout the course of the pregnancy every effort will be made to give feasible care and attention to her health and wellbeing.

Download Support for Pregnant Students

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