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Transition to University Course 21st September 2020

Transition to University Course 21st September 2020

Once you have accepted your place in UL please watch the e-mail you provided to the CAO for the e-mail from UL Access Office regarding registration for this mandatory pre-entry course. This will be a separate e-mail to the one containing your offer for UL.

What is it?

UL HEAR orientation is an online programme for 2020 called Transition to University Programme (TUC) which takes place online. The course will begin on Monday the 21st of September. Students must complete this course. The course covers all aspects of becoming a competent student and also information around fees and accommodation. It contains a mix of informational videos, quizzes and text.

Who is it for?

All incoming UL HEAR students who want to get the supports given by the Access Office which includes financial, academic and personal support. (HEAR students going to other higher education institutions also undertake an orientation programme. Details can be sought directly from the institution concerned).

What do I need to do?

Once you accept your place in UL you will check the email address you gave to CAO. You will get an email from with a link to register for the Transition to University course. It is extremely important that you register for the course. If you do not register for this Transition to University Course you may not be able to continue into your course in UL.

Within a few days of registering for the course you will receive a link to your email that will give you access to the Transition to University Course contents. The first day of the Transition to University Course begins on Monday the 21st of September at 11:00am. You will then have until Thursday the 24th to complete the course contentOnce you have completed the course you are then eligible for all the supports that we offer in the Access Office.


Important Points to Note Regarding Grant, Fees and Accommodation


If you have not already done so, you should apply for a Higher Education Grant online on the SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) website. The deadline for applications was the 12th of July, however late applications may still be accepted. Information and the online application are available on


If you are offered a place at UL and accept it, you will receive an orientation pack. This pack will state the cost of fees for your course. However, it is important to note that the majority of students are entitled to have their fees paid under the Free Fees Initiative. If you have a query regarding fees, contact the Fees Office on 061 213007. Also, there will be an information session for parents and guardians included in your online orientation course.

All students must pay the Student Services Contribution of €3000, unless they have been approved for a grant from the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Therefore, you should await the outcome of the SUSI grant before paying this fee.

If you have a query regarding fees, contact the Fees Office on (061) 213007.


On campus accommodation is no longer accepting applications for New Incoming First Year applicants and their waiting list is also full. Please recheck the website in case there have been any changes. However, there is information for off campus accommodation on this websites home page. If you are having any issues finding this information, please contact the Accommodation Coordinator. There are also some alternative off campus listings available here:

Phone number: (061) 237000 E-mail:

A list of available houses/rooms can also be requested from the Accommodation Coordinator Carol Moloney. Phone number: (061) 202331 E-mail: 


Some useful websites If you have internet access the following websites will tell you a little bit more about UL and its facilities:                             The main UL web-site                 Information on the Access Office        Accommodation with links to Thomond Village   The sports facilities at UL                 Students Union


Issues with attending?

Participation in all aspects of the TUC course is compulsory and therefore we need to be informed if you think there could be a potential conflict for any reason. If there are any issues please contact the access office at