Over 3,600 first year undergraduate students will join UCC this year, entering into a wide variety of courses and coming from an even wider array of backgrounds.
“In 2012 we introduced a ‘change of course’ policy. 78 students changed to a different degree programme within the first few weeks.”
Of the incoming students, it’s estimated that around 430 will be Erasmus students, entering into UCC from a variety of EU countries. In addition 360 new students will enter from non- EU countries such as America, Canada, China and Singapore.
In terms of students temporarily leaving UCC, 179 students are expected to go on Erasmus with France, Germany, Spain and Italy being the most popular destinations. 90 further students will be leaving to study in non-EU countries, a figure that is up slightly on last year’s numbers.
Across all student types, the largest school of study will be the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Studies with an estimated 1,300 incoming undergraduate students, followed by the College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences with 930, Business and Law with 750 and Medicine and Health with 625.
There are facilities for those who have made the wrong course choice, says First Year Experience Coordinator, Nóirín Deady.
“In 2012 we introduced a ‘change of course’ policy. 78 students changed to a different degree programme within the first few weeks. We hope to continue to facilitate students who find themselves in the wrong degree programme.”
In addition to this, approximately 2,300 students, from Ireland and abroad, will be entering into their first year of a postgraduate course.