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Week 3

22-26 Sept -

Many of you will be beginning to settle into college life now, and have developed a comfortable routine for yourselves. For others you will still be trying to find your feet and maybe doubting the subjects and even degree you are taking, so what can be done?

24th September 2014 - Career Development Centre Open Day
Venue:  Career Development Centre, Library Building
Start Time:  11:00
End Time:  15:00

 Come along to the Open Day to meet the Career Development Team, take a look at all their new resources and find out how to use Careers Connect to look for vacancies, internships and book appointments and workshops. There will be free ice-cream!!


Health Matters - Body Mind Soul .. check it out !! back of Students Union


Also this week you can…

  • Thinking about setting up a study circle together you can recall what was said in your lectures and tutorials and share opinions about the material, which you can then feed into your assignments. If you want any assistance with developing a study group then please get in touch with Kathleen Kiely, Student Engagement Officer for the BA on
  • Attending some of the transitional and study support seminars we have planned this semester. This week we will be focusing on why the Arts degree is a useful degree and linking your BA degree to career opportunities. 
  • Seeking out necessary supports if you are unhappy with your programme. The first thing is to continue attending your lectures and tutorials and try and gather as much information as possible so you can be confident that you are making the right decision for you. Check out this important document Don't Drop Out Until You Drop In! Your Peer Mentor, Student Advisers, Academic staff, Student Engagement Officer, Career Development Centre and Programme Office will all be available to help talk through any issues that are arising. They will be able to help you consider your options and help you with gathering all the information you need. 

A decision to withdraw from your programme may have implications (including financial) that you havent considered so make sure you know all the facts - please inform yourself by reading the UCD Wthdrawal Policy and visit the Fees and Grants section of the UCD Registry website.  

Any BA student who is thinking of withdrawing is strongly encouraged to talk to the Student Engagement Officer for the BA, Kathleen Kiely. She is located on the ground floor around the corner from the Programme Office in room G002 or you can email her on or phone (01) 716 8610.

If you do decide to withdraw you must fill out the Withdrawal Notification Form (also found with the Withdrawal Policy here) and hand this into the UCD Arts and Celtic Studies and Human Sciences Programme Office along with your student card. 

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