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Procedures, Policies and Student Supports

Info for Current Student and Supervisors

Research Student Supervision Procedures


Info Sessions:  Q&A and Forum Presentations

New UCC Policy on Progress Reviews

Info Session on new UCC Policy on Progress Reviews for Research Students

Tyndall Code of Conduct and Publication Procedure

Progress Review Toolkit

UCC Policy on Supervision of Research Students

UCC Code of Research Conduct

Research Student Learning Plan

UCC Graduate Studies Policies



Viva Workshops for Staff Supervising Students

The following recordings are available for supervisors. Please contact if you would like a link to the recordings

Recording 1

  •  Navigating the research examination process (Danielle Heffernan, Graduate Studies Office)
  • Selecting the examiners and their role (Prof. Liam Marnane, School of Engineering)
  • The role of the supervisor in the examination and preparing your student (Dean of Graduate Studies)

Recording 2

  •  Life after the viva, advising students on careers (Deirdre Parker, Career Services)
  • Applying for Postdoc Funding (Niamh Mundow, Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation)
  • The end of the viva and the reports. What can go wrong? Appeals and problems (Prof. Conor O’Mahony, School of Law
  • Final thesis submission and access categories (Eoghan Ó Carragáin, Boole Library)





UCC Graduate Studies

SEFS Graduate Students Handbook


UCC Policies and Regulations





Thesis Submission Info


A quick guide to thesis submission

Procedures for Submission and Examination of Doctoral Degrees

Research Masters Thesis Submission Steps

Procedures for Submission and Examination of Research Masters Degrees





UCC requirements for Structured PhDs

All incoming PhD/PhD track students register on a structured PhD programme.  .




MTU Student Graduate Info


PostGraduate Studies in MTU Overview



Student Counselling and Development Service, UCC

Student Counselling & Development provide individual counselling and support to students with emotional, psychological, academic or personal development needs and also provide a range of psycho-educational group initiatives to students. They offer a friendly, professional and confidential counselling service to the students of Tyndall National Institute and University College Cork. This is a free service provided to all UCC registered students. Student Counselling & Development has a team of professionally qualified and widely experienced counsellors. They are used to helping people from many different backgrounds and cultures with a wide range of personnel issues.

Online support information for students

The service also provides a number of Student Development Workshops and Staff Development Workshops for Supervisors throughout the year, further information is available by viewing the following link:


You can contact this free and confidential service at:
Telephone: [021] 490 35 65
Text: 087 215 25 05

Open: 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.
Location: Ardpatrick House, College Road, Next to College Car Park



Disability Support Service, UCC

The Disability Support Service (DSS) is committed in as far as is reasonably possible, to empowering students with disabilities achieve their academic and vocational goals in an inclusive learning environment. This is a free and confidential service to all students who register with the Disability Support Service.

We provide a range of Educational, Technological, Personal and Social Supports to students with disabilities and Specific Learning Difficulties. We also provide information and training to UCC staff and external stakeholders in the field of disability and education. The Service has a comprehensive outreach programme which focuses on raising awareness and provision of training in Assistive Technologies to students in second level and their teachers. The Service hosts numerous information sessions on the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE).

Information about the range of services provided by the DSS can be found here.