Secondary School Activities
Junior Cycle Outreach Activities
Homework Clubs - 1st , 2nd & 3rd years
What is the Homework Club all about?
UCC Plus+ Homework clubs run in a selection of Cork City linked schools. For eight weeks each term University students go out to schools and assist Junior cycle students with their homework. This is a great opportunity to learn study tips from college students and also hear all about college life. On the final week, school students are brought on campus for a tour with their tutors.
Xperience Camp- 1st years
UCC PLUS+ in collaboration with CIT Access Service offer a joint two-day camp ‘Xperience CIT & UCC Camp’ to first year students. Having successfully transitioned to second level and completed first year this camp offers students a unique, interactive and fun introduction to their local third level colleges and the UCC PLUS+ Programme. Students enjoy interactive workshops from each of the 4 colleges in UCC, a campus tour and activities in the Mardyke Arena.
Student Achievement Awards - 2nd Years
The UCC PLUS+ Student Achievement Awards acknowledges the Potential, Endeavour and Effort of 2nd year students in key subject areas. Class teachers nominate two students in each subject area for the award. The subject are: Maths, English, Gaeilge and European Languages. The students are then invited with their parents / guardians and teachers to a prestigious Awards Ceremony in UCC.
Science Camp - 2nd Year
This 1-day camp brings science learning to life in UCC. Students apply their science knowledge to use in hands-on practical laboratory sessions in the purpose-designed Eureka Centre. Students enjoy use of the state-of-the-art facilities and experience college life as a science student. The days ends with the amazing Chemistry Magic Show.
Extra Academic Support
UCC PLUS+ offer resources to schools to provide extra academic support to students in advance of their Junior Cert exams. These small group classes are free to students who may need extra help with exam subjects and can ensure they achieve their best academic performance in the exams.
Senior Cycle Outreach Activities
Gaeltacht Scholarship – Senior Cycle
The purpose of the UCC PLUS+ Gaeltacht Scholarship Programme is to encourage students’ interest in the Irish language and to enhance their academic performance in the subject. Schools can avail of a Gaeltacht Scholarship to organise a small group visit to the Gaeltacht, facilitate student’s participation in Irish revision programmes or a similar effective initiative to support student learning in Irish.
Easter School - TY/5th Year
Easter School is an activity-packed, fun-filled 5-day university taster programme where 200 TY and 5th year students enjoy a real UCC student experience. Spending each day on campus, students attend a variety of interactive workshops, lectures and participate in a host of activities that give them a real feel for student life. The purpose of the week is to offer students a taste of the many aspects of UCC that will inspire and encourage them to progress to third level.
Campus Study Facility - Leaving Cert
A weekend study facility is available to Leaving Cert students on campus in UCC. This provides an ideal study environment for students and operates November to May each year.
Extra Academic Support - Leaving Cert
UCC PLUS+ offer schools resources to provide extra academic support to students in advance of their Leaving Cert exams. These small group classes are free to students who may need extra help with exam subjects and can ensure they achieve their best academic performance in the exams.
Master Revision Classes - Leaving Cert
UCC PLUS+ in conjunction with the Eureka Centre, UCC offer students 1-day intensive premium quality revision classes, including laboratory practicals, to Leaving Cert students studying higher level Chemistry, Biology and Physics. The sessions are exam-focussed and are delivered by highly experienced lecturers and teachers.
Oral Irish Revision Classes - Leaving Cert
In preparation for the Leaving Cert Irish exams, UCC PLUS+ offers high-quality intensive oral Irish revision classes. The purpose of the classes is to boost students’ confidence in their ability to speak Irish and fully prepare them for the oral exam.
Leaving Cert School Visit - Leaving Cert
The UCC PLUS+ Project Coordinator visits linked schools each year to meet with Leaving Cert students and tell them about the fantastic degree programmes UCC has on offer. A class is also spent explaining the benefits of the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) Scheme and how students can apply.