On-campus accommodation for HEAR students and Students with Disabilities 2018 - 19

Each year UCD Access & Lifelong Learning receives a small allocation of reserved rooms in UCD Residences for allocation to incoming first year HEAR Students. The demand for these rooms always exceeds supply therefore applications are reviewed and assessed based on a number of criteria.

In order to be considered for a HEAR reserved room: 

  • Students must already be on the waitlist for UCD Residences accommodation. See UCD Residences website for further information https://www.ucd.ie/residences/bookings/eligibility
  • Apply to Access & Lifelong Learning: After the release of CAO offers on the 20th August, all incoming HEAR students will be contacted and asked to complete an online application form for HEAR supports. Students will be asked to indicate on the application form whether they wish to be considered for a HEAR reserved room. Following an assessment of applications, successful applicants will be contacted at the end of the week of the 20th August to be offered a room and will have a short window to accept this offer 

All HEAR reserved rooms are in Merville student residences. Please note there is no discounted rate for HEAR students so students and families should be aware of the fees before accepting a room. Information about UCD accommodation costs can be found here: https://www.ucd.ie/residences/bookings/finance

For further information please contact:

Mairéad McCann, Widening Participation Project Officer, t: +353 1 716 7580, e: mairead.mccann@ucd.ie

UCD welcomes accommodation applications from students with disabilities. Please note that the limited number of rooms allocated through our service are all wheelchair-accessible and therefore are prioritised for those students who require adapted or accessible accomodation. It should be noted that students will only be allocated one of these rooms for one academic year and will need to reapply if they wish to be considered for an accessible room in the following year.

Students applying for accommodation are advised to research whether this would be suitable for them and to be aware of the relevant fees. 

Criteria for on-campus accommodation Due to the Impact of a Disability

On-campus accommodation will be allocated on the grounds of requirement for accessible accommodation, requirement for proximity to campus and requiremnt for regulated accommodation (Guide To Managing Breaches of the Residential Rules). 

Please note the following:

  • STUDENTS MUST ALSO APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATION IN THE NORMAL WAY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR AN ACCESSIBLE ROOM. You may then be offered a room in the general allocation. If this is the case you should accept this room unless you require accessible accommodation.

Process for applying for on-campus accommodation Due to the Impact of a Disability

Students can apply for a room on campus due to the impact of a disability by completing an online application form:

Continuing Students - application deadline closed on 26th of March 2018

New CAO Students - form must be completed by midnight on the 23rd of August 2018

Postgraduate Students - form must be completed by midnight on the 27th of July 2018

UCD students (continuing undergraduate and continuing postgraduate), must be registered with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning for disability support or must provide evidence of disability with a view to registering as soon as possible.

UCD Access & Lifelong Learning staff will be in touch with all applicants by email and will advise them of the outcome. 

Students are advised to complete their applications for campus accommodation as early as possible.