Facilities

Facilities for Research Scholars

The UCD Humanities Institute currently houses forty research scholars within group offices, each with eight work stations. A work station has a networked PC, shelving for books, a lockable pedestal and access to a networked printer.  For many graduate students having a base to call home is extremely important.  With a base such as the HI, a student can come to ‘the office’ every day and get work done in a quiet environment away from the distractions of the main campus.

Our current opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 8 am to 11 pm

Saturday: 8 am to 8 pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays: access on request via First Response (01 716 7000) for those with an Institute swipecard.

To sample the graduate student experience at the UCD Humanities Institute please see below

Student testimonials

"Research for history postgraduate students is often a lonely endeavour. It is just you and your sources. The Humanities Institute changed all that, by giving me the opportunity to discuss my ideas with researchers coming from different backgrounds. My dissertation has greatly benefited from these discussions. Being at the Institute widened my horizons and also helped me build long term connections with peers!"
Chiara Tedaldi, School of History & Archives

"As a GREP scholar, I’ve had the privilege of retaining a desk in the Humanities Institute since my first year of Ph.D., and it’s been a major asset since then. Having the possibility of working at the same desk for three years ensures continuity in my research, since in my personal space I can keep all the books and material I need for my thesis, and I can also work at the same workstation on a daily basis (including weekends and nights if needed). By sharing this space with other Ph.D. students of similar disciplines I have learnt to appreciate a warm and professional environment, where everybody shares a common goal. For all these reasons I would warmly suggest any Ph.D. student in Humanities in UCD to apply for a desk here."
Monica Insinga, Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies, GREP scholar funded by IRCHSS in ‘Gender, Culture and Ireland’