The UCC PLUS+ Programme Provides Links to Under-represented School-leavers and Supports Students Entering UCC via the HEAR Scheme.

HEAR Scheme

Become a UCC PLUS+ Homework Club Volunteer

Visit Maeve at our stand at the volunteers fair, 19th Sept in Devere Hall or visit our "Get involved" webpage for details on joining the Homework Club Volunteer team for 2017/18.

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Current Students

Our Post-Entry Support Officers are here to help with practical, educational and emotional support for our 800+ Current UCC PLUS+ students

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HEAR Scheme - What next?

Applications for The HEAR Scheme for 2018 college entry will open in November 2017 when the CAO website goes live.

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About Us


Education plays a crucial role in the social, intellectual, cultural, economic and political life ofIreland. Third level education is seen as increasingly necessary for a good quality of life and broader and more exciting career opportunities. Many groups and communities, however, are still very underrepresented at third level and in the university sector in particular. 

Working with secondary schools, the UCC PLUS+ Programme (formerly Access Programme) seeks to target students and to provide motivational and educational assistance to them throughout their secondary schooling to enhance their ability to compete for third level places. Currently there are a number of schools and colleges of further education linked to the Programme for this purpose.

Having achieved entry to the University UCC PLUS+ enables students to participate fully in student life and reach their full potential.

We look forward to meeting you.   
From all the UCC PLUS+ team;

Olive Byrne, Martin Flynn, Sheila McGovern, Maeve O'Reilly, Evan Healy, Maeve Minihane and Allison Carroll.

   Investing in Your Future

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Contact Us

UCC PLUS+ Programme



TEL: +353 (0)21 490 3678 / +353 (0)21 490 3282  FAX: +353 (0)21 490 2082  EMAIL: UCCPLUS@UCC.IE

Facebook: www.facebook.com/uccplusoffice  twitter:@uccplus

Opening Hours and Location

During term time, the opening hours for the UCC PLUS+ Programme are:

Term Time:



9.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00

(Open Through Lunch)


(Open Through Lunch)



9.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00


9.00-13.00 & 14.00-17.00


Our offices are located at 1-2 Brighton Villas, Western Road, Cork, in front of the Castlewhite Student Apartment Complex.
Click here  UCC PLUS+ Campus Map for a map of our location


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List of Staff Contacts

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Name: Olive Byrne

Position: UCC PLUS+ Programme Manager

Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 3678

Email: o.byrne@ucc.ie


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Name: Martin Flynn

Position: UCC PLUS+ Primary School Initiatives

Telephone: +353 (0)21 420 5178

Email: martin.flynn@ucc.ie



Name: Position to be filled by Jan 2018

Position:  Schools Outreach Co-ordinator

Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 2002

Email: hear@ucc.ie


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Name: Maeve O'Reilly

Position: First Year Support Officer

Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 2289

Email: maeve.oreilly@ucc.ie



Name: Evan Healy

Position: Senior Year Support Officer

Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 2151

Email: evan.healy@ucc.ie


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Name: Maeve Minihane

Position: Homework Club Co-ordinator

Telephone: +353 (0)21 420 5140

Email: m.minihane@ucc.ie


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Name: Allison Carroll

Position: Senior Executive Assistant

Telephone: +353 (0)21 490 3282

Email: allison.carroll@ucc.ie

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UCC Plus+ Programme

1-2 Brighton Villas, Western Road, UCC, Cork