Graduates, Friends & Supporters

Dr. Joey Byrne , Medicine Graduate

Read about Joey's experience as a UCC PLUS+ Student

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How you can help

There are many ways to contribute to the success of the next generation of ACCESS UCC PLUS programme Students

For Friends & Supporters:

Education makes a fundamentally important contribution to the quality and well-being of Irish Society. Poverty, however, is the single greatest barrier to equality of access and participation in higher education for low income families. It directly affects their capacity to compete effectively in school/state exams, making it difficult for them to secure a place in College. Secondly the cost of maintaining a student in third level education is often too high for low-income families to contemplate it as a realistic option.

If you are interested in supporting the work of the ACCESS UCC PLUS Programme, please contact the Programme Manager, Martin Flynn,   Email:  or alternatively, Cal Healy,Director of Development, and Head of Development, College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, T: +353 (0)21 4205403, M: +353 (0)87 6782579, E:

 For our past Graduates of the UCC PLUS Programme:

You can join our private Linkedin Group by visiting  to network with other UCC PLUS Graduates and keep up to date with current programme initiatives.

You can volunteer as a mentor to one or a group of current students on an ongoing basis or even just re-visit your old Secondary Schoool during College Awareness Week in November to encourage others to follow in your footsteps.  We'd be delighted to hear from you in any capacity at 

Working with us

If you're interested in teaching, working with young people or helping others, there are two main Tutoring and Leadership opportunities with the ACCESS UCC PLUS Programme. See our Get Involved page for more details


ACCESS UCC PLUS, First Floor, The Hub, UCC, T12 YF78