Visitors to University College Cork Founded in 1845, UCC is one of Ireland’s oldest institutes of higher learning and was originally established as Queen's College. University College Cork is situated in south-west Ireland and is a progressive, dynamic university of over 14,500 students. The University has a current enrolment of over 12,000 degree candidates. In addition, 2,500 students are enrolled in one or more of the University's postgraduate courses. UCC's widely diverse student-body includes over 1,000 international students representing 60-plus countries worldwide. 3,000 people work at UCC, including more than 800 faculty. UCC is Ireland 's leading research institute and it is the highest research income earner in the Irish state. Click here for more information about UCC.
Accommodation Close to UCC Delegates that require accommodation the night before or for weekend of the conference, should book well in advance as accommodation can be difficult to locate the weekend of the Cork Jazz Festival. Check this link for accommodation options close to UCC or alternatively, contact the Cork Tourist Information Office for other accommodation in the Cork area (1850 230 330).
Cork Jazz Festival (October Bank Holiday Weekend) The Cork Jazz Festival is Ireland's biggest and most prestigious jazz event and is one of the most important festivals on Ireland's arts and cultural calendar. The Jazz weekend in Cork starts the day before the conference and will run all weekend: why not make a long weekend of it?!