In 1845 The Colleges (Ireland) Act also known as the Queen's College Act becomes law. Queen's College Cork (QCC) formally came into existence on 30 December 1845 by a royal charter of incorporation, which ordained that "in or near the City of Cork in our province of Munster in Ireland there shall be and may be erected and established one perpetual College for students.
Our world-class postgraduate courses are available anywhere, and are designed to fit around your busy schedule. Our online learning support structure guarantees a high standard of interaction; group work and online discussions are an integral part of the course, with continual assessment used to ensure you are engaging successfully.
Each course is specified as online, or blended. Blended learning courses have some requirements for you to attend UCC - this is specified by course.
UCC prioritises research in areas that are significant at the highest international levels. This creates a significant impact and uptake in the community beyond the university. In particular, UCC’s research in food and health, photonics and perinatal medicine is recognised as world leading. Several of Ireland’s top research centres are based in UCC. These include the Tyndall National Institute (microsystems, photonics, nanotechnology) and the APC Microbiome Institute (alimentary health, functional foods), both recognised as global leaders. The Environmental Research Institute conducts research on climate action, a sustainable society and the circular economy.
Most of the skills developed by degree courses are valued by employers. In recruiting graduates employers will look for evidence of these and other skills which they refer to as transferable skills.
Transferable skills - means that these skills can be transferred from the academic sphere into a work environment. Many of the transferable skills looked for are those developed from your hobbies, interests and leisure pursuits. Employers will generally examine these in the application form and at interview.
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UCC provides high quality student campus accommodation. By living together and sharing experiences with others from different parts of Ireland and the world, our students learn and develop in ways that complement the formal learning that takes place within the chosen course of study.UCC Campus Accommodation comprises of:
UCC Library brings together many sources of information not readily available elsewhere in Munster. They include books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, together with the professional expertise to interpret the collections to its users. Its primary purpose is to serve the University by 'supporting study, teaching and research as efficiently as possible'.
At the Student Health Department we endeavour to do our best to serve the healthcare needs of the students of University College Cork. We are deeply committed to trying to deliver a quality experience in a highly professional manner. We hope that our students value our service and do not have cause for disappointment about the level of service we offer.
UCC Societies are social groups based on shared, non-athletic interests. Joining a society during your years at college is one of the best decisions you will ever make. It’s also one of the easiest because no matter who you are or what your tastes, there will be a society to suit you.Societies are student run and have always been a vital part of the student experience on offer in UCC. They help you to learn new skills, nurture old hobbies, make new friends, take on responsibility, acquire transferable skills and, of course, have lots of fun. Joining a society will enhance your college experience like nothing else.
Accreditation is a voluntary activity initiated by an institution that requires a rigorous self-evaluation and an independent, objective appraisal of the overall educational quality by peers. Accreditation emphasises quality assurance and a commitment to continuous quality improvement and helps determine if an institution meets or exceeds minimum standards of quality.
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