Homework Club FAQ's

What is the UCC PLUS+ Homework Club all about?

The UCC PLUS+ Homework Club  is an outreach programme whereby UCC students volunteer to be placed in a Cork  city secondary school to help students with their homework. Volunteers will help junior cycle students (1st- 3rd years). 

What is the Aim of the Homework Club?

The aim of the Homework Club is to provide academic support to junior cycle students. It is envisaged that tutors will provide additional academic support to students in an encouraging, motivating & fun environment. The UCC PLUS+ Homework Club aims to foster closer relations between UCC and DEIS linked schools while encouraging  students to consider 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
  • Students who would like to get involved in a volunteer programme. 
  • Students looking to gain and develop transfereble skills 

What is the time commitment?

Tutors are asked to commit to one Homework Club for 7/8 weeks for 2 hours per week (including travel time) in either semester 1 & 2, or both.

Tutors will commit to either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday for the duration of the programme.  

What days/times does it run? (includes travel time)

You will be assigned to a homework club at the same school, on either Monday 15:00 - 17:30  ,Tuesday 15:00 - 17:30 or Wednesday afternoon 13:00 - 14:30 

Volunteers will remain in their assigned School & Day slot for the duration of the programme

Semester 1 - October - November 2020 (Currently suspended due to covid-19 guidelines)

The final week of semester 1 will be held in UCC to celebrate College Awareness Week. 

Semester 2 - (Provisional dates - subject to change)  *Applications now open* 

Week commencing 1st February 2021 - week commencing 15th March 2021 

How will I get to the school I've been assigned to?

UCC PLUS+ provide free coach transport is available from UCC to the schools and back again from Gaol Cross

Do I have to study the curriculum beforehand?

Volunteers do not need to know the Junior Cycle curriculum. The Homework Club's ethos is about showing students how to complete their homework correctly rather than doing the work for them. 

What are some benefits of joining the Homework Club?

Full participation in two UCC PLUS+ Homework Clubs will qualify you for a UCC Works internship award.  Click on the UCC WORKS logo for more details


UCC PLUS+ Programme

UCC PLUS+, Access and Participation, First Floor, The Hub, UCC, T12 YF78