Work With us
If you are a past graduate of UCC PLUS+ interested in joining our linkedin group or supporting the next generation of UCC PLUS+ students please click Graduates, Friends & Supporters.
If you're interested in teaching, working with young people or helping others, there are two main Tutoring and Leadership opportunities with UCC PLUS+ outlined below:
Homework Club Tutoring
Now taking applications for Semester 2
Volunteer as a Homework Club Tutor in Secondary Schools in Cork City (Online Application 2018/19)
What is the Voluntary Homework Club Scheme all about?
The Voluntary Homework Club Scheme is a scheme whereby UCC students volunteer to be placed in one of seven, city-centre second level schools to help Second Level students with their homework. It runs one afternoon per week for 2 hours a session, for 8 consecutive weeks in the term.
What is the Aim of the Voluntary Homework Club Scheme?
The aim of the Voluntary Tutoring Scheme is to provide academic help to 2nd level school students. It is envisaged that Tutors will provide additional academic support in school subjects which may prove difficult to students while doing their homework in a fun, social Homework Club environment. The UCC PLUS+ Programme aims to foster better relations between UCC and DEIS linked schools while encouraging 2nd level school students to consider onward progression to third level particularly where there is little tradition of progression onto higher education.
Who Should Apply?
Enthusiastic and committed students who are interested in developing their teaching and communication skills. You will find this challenging and rewarding! Tutors must be currently registered as a UCC student for the academic year 2018-2019
What is the time commitment?
We need a commitment of only 16 hours over 8 weeks! Tutors are asked to commit to one Homework Club for 8 weeks (approximately 2 hours per week)
Semester 1 - October to November 2018*
Semester 2 - Post Christmas (January – March) starting Mid Jan 2019,
*Semester 1 availibility is limited to those already hold Garda Vetting from UCC
What days does it run?
You will be working one set day a week at the same assigned school, on either Monday ,Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon. For those with keen computer literacy skills there is also the option of an Assistive Technology Homework club run on Thursdays for Semester 1 only.
How will I get to the school I've been assigned to?
Free coach transport is available from UCC to the schools and back again from Gaol Cross and we keep a record of attendance.
HOW TO APPLY? - please note: all students must be Garda Vetted before they can start. We will have you Garda Vetted as part of the process
1. Please download for further information : Homework club information 2018/2019
2. Complete the 'Children First' Tusla Training -Deadline is Friday 16th November 2018
3. Email Certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Complete the Garda Vetting application - UCC will contact you after completing the Tusla Training
Extra Benefit -
Please note full participation in two UCC PLUS+ Homework Clubs will qualify you for a UCC Works internship award. Click on the link for more details about UCC Works.
Grinds and Academic Support
Graduates to provide Grinds and Tutorials to our Undergraduate UCC PLUS+ students on Campus (Paid)
If you have completed your undergraduate degree and wish to work as a tutor to our UCC PLUS+ undergraduate students please download and fully complete this form : Grinds tutor for Undergrads Application form and email it to email@example.com. Please do not email References, Theses or CVs as we cannot accept these due to Data Protection rules. Your details will be added to our potential tutor database and you will be contacted by email when we receive a grind request that matches those Undergrad module codes you have listed as being able to assist a student with. Please be as specific as possible by listing actual module codes for the UCC Undergraduate modules you are able to teach. A full list of module codes is available at the online book of modules. Usually our grinds involve working one-to-one with a current UCC PLUS+ undergrad student or with very small groups, on campus, focussing on exam past paper questions.
Please note we only pay the standard , Hourly, PG Tutorial rate to all our Tutors for the UCC PLUS+ grinds.
Desirable criteria: Candidates should ideally have practical experience of and familiarity with the UCC book of modules, accessing UCC Past Exam papers and have recently completed their own studies of the undergraduate modules themselves, which they now wish to tutor in. We particularly need graduates in BComm, BSc and BEng subject areas.