Support Services in UCC
It is very important to enjoy your time with us at UCC. Having problems and not knowing who you can talk to can make college more challenging than it needs to be. Checkout our support services available below.
The SU Welfare Officer is there for you. They are a source of listening, information and referral. If you have any issues that are causing you stress you can go to them and they will do their best to help in whatever way possible. The Welfare Officer is trained to deal with all issues and is confidential (except where you or someone else is in danger) so there should be no hesitation in contacting them.
Student Counselling & Development offers free and confidential one-to-one counselling to UCC students. We also run workshops for UCC students and staff. Our counselling team are professional psychologists and psychotherapists qualified to a minimum Master’s level and accredited with IACP/PSI. Many of our team have specialist expertise in particular issues. We also provide some placements for newly qualified psychotherapists or those in their final year of training.
Student Counselling & Development provides a safe place where students can talk with a counsellor, in a relaxed, confidential and private atmosphere, about an personal or academic concerns. Throughout the year they run workshops that cover a wide variety of topics such as: Managing Academic and Exam Anxiety, Speaking Confidently and Bereavement Support.
Location: Ardpatrick, College Road.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 3565
Text: +353 (0)87 245384
The Student Health Centre is situated in Ardpatrick beside the South Student Car Park. It is open from 9.30am -12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm. An appointment system is in operation but because of the heavy demand for services, a triage system is operated by the nurse on duty. There is no fee to students for the consultation with the doctor on duty. For more details please click here.
Location: Ardpatrick, College Rd.
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2311
The Chaplaincy at UCC is a service that offers friendship and support to all within the university community. It offers a place of welcome for all, where students can meet in the warm, welcoming environment of the Tea Room/Lounge, or take time out for quiet reflection and prayer. The Chaplaincy is non-denominational. For more information please click here.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5pm
Friday 8:30am – 4pm
Hospitality at 12:45 on Sundays after 12 noon Mass.
Location: Iona Chaplaincy, Iona House, College Road.
Tel: +353 21 490 2459
UCC Niteline is a ‘listening service’ in UCC. Niteline volunteers are trained and offer an impartial and independent listening service for UCC students. It operates Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 9pm to 1am.
Tel: 1800 32 32 42 (Free-phone)
You can also interact with UCC Niteline through the online listening service , run by Niteline Volunteers also
You can contact the u Link PASS coordinator if you wish to become a Niteline volunteer.
University College Cork has an established Disability Support Service which is committed to empowering students with disabilities achieve their academic and vocational goals in an inclusive learning environment. They support students with a wide range of disabilities including physical, mental health and learning.
Peer support leaders can meet with you and listen to your experiences of UCC. It can be a one off meeting or regular contact can be maintained throughout the year. Located at 1-2 Brighton Villas (in front of Castlewhite Apts), Western Rd.
How can I make contact?
You can contact the PASS office on 021-420 5188 or email: email@example.com. Your query will be treated confidentially and based on what you need and want, you will be put in touch with a peer support volunteer.