University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. The university offers more than 120 degree and professional programmes in four Colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences; Business & Law; Medicine & Health; and, Science, Engineering & Food Science.
With a large global network of contacts UCC’s students benefit from links to institutions and businesses around the world. Students can gain from Cork’s status at the forefront of Ireland’s knowledge economy, thanks to UCC’s excellence in research and development, and as home to many global names: Amazon, Apple, Boston-Scientific, EMC2, Pfizer and Siemens.
Survey Live: 3 February – 23 February 2020
Each participating institution selects a specific three-week period during February and March to open the survey for their students. This allows the national survey to take account of local events and other demands on students’ time in order to increase the benefit of the survey at local level – “national survey, local impact“.
Meet the Survey Team
Prof John O’Halloran
Deputy Vice President & Registrar
Prof John O'Halloran is the Deputy Vice President & Registrar for UCC and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 021 490 2407
SU Education Officer
Catherine Dawson is the SU Education Officer for UCC and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 086 184 2699
6 things that we learned from your feedback:
You said detailed feedback, including exam feedback, helps you make progress academically.
As part of the Connected Curriculum, assessment practices will be aligned with learning outcomes.
High quality academic support and online resources are important to you, particularly when making study choices
Together with our very well received tutorial sessions run across all disciplines, a new Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be implemented in the coming months, just in time for the next Academic Year.
You said that you would like us to offer more online learning opportunities.
UCC is committed to ensure flexibility in the delivery of our programmes, to strengthen the provision of online programmes and enhance access to lifelong learning and greater CPD opportunities.
You said you would like us to focus more on ‘personal development’ and 'employability' and the ways in which a UCC degree allows you to apply what you have learnt in a real world context.
The newly launched UCC Academic Strategy is committed to supporting the development of graduate attributes which are considered important and seen as vital to employers as you embark on your career.
You would like UCC to provide an even friendlier and sociable environment community of students and staff.
A place where learning is social; the Student hub building will provide “rich opportunities for formal and informal learning creating a 21st century university experience and engaging students and staff in a unique educational and student experience” Coupled with our investment in a new digital hub, our students will be able to access and engage with our services anytime, anywhere.
You’ve told us that support and access to wellbeing training throughout your time at university really matters.
This year we have increased the range of mental health services available and developed initiatives to increase resilience and reduce feelings of isolation. The Student first responder and bystander intervention programmes have been successfully rolled out to the local community. This adds to the wide range of support services there for you when you need them.