UCC - Your Perfect Fit

Why Choose UCC?

UCC is one of Ireland’s leading universities. Located in Cork city, on the south coast of Ireland, UCC offers students all the advantages of a bustling, vibrant, safe, friendly and cosmopolitan city. UCC is the ideal university for students looking for a rich academic and extra-curricular experience. Find out more about our incredible city. Our Accommodation and Community Life Office is available to assist you with finding accommodation during your time as a student at UCC. 

Student Life

Student life in UCC is unparalleled in its vibrancy, openness and diversity. There are many ways to get involved, through Clubs and Societies, the Students Union and the Mardyke Sports Arena. Or you can always simply hang out with some friends in the Student Hub or in the President’s Garden (weather permitting!) 

In Cork itself you’ll find a city buzzing with music, theatre, art, festivals, cafés and some of the best eats in Ireland.  

West Cork is a short bus trip away from the city. Towns such as Kinsale, Clonakilty and Schull offer visitors vibrant arts festivals, world-renowned seafood, some of the best beaches in Europe, great scenery and some good, old-fashioned local craic. 

Some of the accolades awarded to UCC include: 

UCC is Ireland’s first five-star university (QS Stars 2016) 

UCC was the first university in the world to be awarded the international green flag for environmental friendliness 

UCC has been voted the Sunday Times University of the Year three times in the last decade. 

The New Student Hub

Our Hub is your home on campus. 

The Hub is located centrally on main campus next to our world-famous Quad, so you won’t have to go far to access whatever services you need.  

UCC’s Clubs and Societies are based in the Hub, along with a whole range of student advisory services that can answer your questions regarding academic administration, your finances, your future career, disability support, and studying abroad. 

UCC’s award-winning student media outlets are moving into the Hub, along with high spec student project spaces,and  new social areas that offer panoramic views of Cork City and UCC Campus.   

What’s not to love? 

Choose UCC, choose your Hub!   

Engagement and Empowerment in UCC

UCC recognises the importance of educating and empowering our students beyond their academic endeavours. UCC offers counselling and development services, disability support, careers advice and medical and sexual health services to all students during their time in University. 

In an effort to continue the University's active engagement with students and to foster personal assertiveness and social responsibility amongst the student body, UCC has launched the Bystander Intervention Programme. This programme aims to continue developing a culture of mutual respect and the prevention of social normalisation of abusive behaviour by educating students on the University's Zero Tolerance approach to all forms of unwanted behaviour. The programme will assist the student body to evaluate unacceptable behaviour and cultivate the values of positivity and support.

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1st floor, West Wing, Main Quadrangle, T12 K8AF