Junior Conferring Tours

The Junior Conferring Tour began in 2007 and has had 90,000 primary school children undertake the programme. The tour is available free of charge to Primary Schools from 3rd Class to 6th Class. 

A tour includes an introduction at Visitor Services. The children are then put in replica conferring robes and take a tour of the university with a guide that lasts approximately 1.5 hours.  The tour then concludes with a mock conferring ceremony where each child is presented with a scroll with their name and have their photograph taken. 

Activities include an exercise where the children make their own Ogam Stone, learn to use a map and a science/physics based activity based in the Crawford Observatory. 


Currently Running Schedule Duration Cost
January to June   Monday to Friday mornings  2 hours  Free for schools 

Secondary School Tours

We are offering campus tours for school groups ranging from Transition Year to 6th Year students. You will get a taste of university life and experience first-hand the atmosphere here on the campus. You will also get to meet our Recruitment Team and see the new Student Hub Building and experience one of its lecture rooms.


Currnently running Schedule Duration Cost
All year round  Fridays from 11am to 1pm 65 minutes  Free when booked by school 

What our customers say

The teens and kids were delighted with their extremely enjoyable, welcoming and informative tour of UCC. Thank you also for going that extra step with the goodies for the UCC goodie bag.

Sinead Moynihan

PgDip Innovation Through Design Thinking

The children and adults enjoyed every minute. Paul was a superb tour guide and catered perfectly to our group. Your gifts were extremely generous and very much appreciated it.

Carol Desmond

St Maries of the Isle Cork

Visitor Services

North Wing, Main Quad, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland,