Research Student FAQs

 

The Graduate Studies Office would like to reassure all research students that we will do everything in our power to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 disruption on your studies. We have published a set of FAQs below, to address your questions and concerns, and we will update this page regularly as the situation evolves.

It is essential that you and your Supervisory Team establish communication and a routine for remote supervision during the University closure.

We are available to respond to any query that you would like to raise with us directly. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to provide all of the help that we can offer. Contact details are listed below.

 

Thesis Submission for Examination 

Can I still submit my Intention to Submit form?

 

Yes, intentions to submit will be processed in the normal way during the closure. Full instructions here

Can my Examiners be approved during the closure?

 

Yes, the appointment of Examiners will be processed in the usual way; however, we anticipate a possible delay in this process. 

My research has been affected by the COVID-19 university closure. Can I avail of a no-cost extension for this time?

Yes, to avail of the no-cost extension you should complete the COVID-19 Extension Request form and return it to

EU Students: pgresearch@ucc.ie  Non-EU Student: annemarie.scarry@ucc.ie

Can I still submit my thesis for Examination?

 

Yes, the submission process is now electronic, and all submissions must be made online here. Please ensure to upload a Submission for Examination Form along with the thesis, even if all signatures have not been provided by the deadline. 

What if my Examiner(s) had requested a paper copy of my thesis? 

 

Examiners who have requested paper copies will be informed that they will receive electronic copies only during the closure. 

My viva voce is due to take place remotely. How will this be managed?  

The UCC procedure for viva voce examinations during the closure is available here

Will Examiner Reports be approved by the University during the closure? 

 

Yes, the Academic Council Graduate Studies Committee is equipped to approve recommendations remotely. 

Final Thesis Submission (post examination)

 

Will the Covid-19 Pandemic affect my conferring eligibility? The next deadline for final thesis submission is 2nd September 2020, and all submissions can be made online via CORA.  

Registration 

 

 

My research has been affected by the COVID-19 university closure. Can I avail of a no-cost extension for this time?

Yes, to avail of the no-cost extension you should complete the COVID-19 Extension Request form and return it to

EU Students: pgresearch@ucc.ie  Non-EU Student: annemarie.scarry@ucc.ie

My registration is due to expire, can I renew it as normal? 

 

Yes, all students will be able to log in to mystudentadmin and register as normal. If you have any problems with registering online, please contact thesissubmission@ucc.ie. 

Can I still apply for a leave of absence during the University closure? 

 

Yes, applications for leave of absence will be processed in the normal way. Instructions here. It is possible that there will be a delay in this process in some cases. 

Can I return from a leave of absence during the University closure?

 

Yes, you must email thesissubmission@ucc.ie to confirm your return to UCC. 

Can I submit a request for a change to my registration, e.g. full-time/part-time, Change of Supervisor, extension, change of thesis title? 

 

Yes, applications for changes to registration will be processed in the normal way. Instructions here. It is possible that there will be a delay in this process in some cases. 

How will the assessment be facilitated for research training modules during the University closure? 

 

You must contact the Module Coordinator for advice on this.

Can I register for a research module for next semester? 

 

Yes, you can register in the normal way. Module registration is now online here.

Enquiries

 

 

Who can I contact about my research thesis submission & Examination?  

 

thesissubmission@ucc.ie 

Who can I contact about my annual registration? 

 

thesissubmission@ucc.ie 

Who can I contact about my research module registration? 

 

thesissubmission@ucc.ie 

Who can I contact about changes to my research registration? 

 

EU students: pgresearch@ucc.ie       

Non-EU students: annemarie.scarry@ucc.ie  

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