There are many opportunities to get involved within UCD and UCD International. Please see below for information on the different ways of getting involved.
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Peer mentoring provides the chance for Stage 1 incoming students to ask a current Stage 2 or 3 student (mentor) any questions they may have regarding student life and to find out more information about UCD. Mentors play a crucial role in assisting the incoming students’ involvement in events during Orientation Week and providing further information and guidance throughout the academic year through individual/group meetings, informal group events, and via e-mail and phone.
Peer Mentoring to the student experience was recognised by a Teaching and Learning Award for Supporting Student Learning in April 2011. In September 2011, 500 Peer Mentors welcomed all incoming first year undergraduate UCD students.
To become involved please visit the BA Mentoring programme webpage.
Peer Exchange Advisers are UCD students who have studied abroad. They offer information and advice to students interested in going on exchange. They can answer many types of questions regarding studying abroad including: cost of living in a new country, finding accommodation, and overall experience of studying in a different university and country.
If you are interested in volunteering as a Peer Exchange Adviser and would like more information please visit the returning to UCD webpage.
The Buddy Programme provides an opportunity for UCD exchange students to assist current international exchange students in meeting new people and becoming accustomed to life at UCD.
For further information please visit the returning to UCD webpage.
UCD has a wide variety of clubs and societies to cater for every interest. Joining a club or society is an excellent way of meeting new people and enriching your college experience. During Fresher’s Week (second week of Autumn term) there will be an opportunity to find out more about each club and society, and sign up to those you are interested in. To find out more about the clubs and societies in UCD please visit the UCD Sports & Societies website.
Some of the sports clubs that UCD have to offer include: American football; Camogie; Equestrian; Hockey; Karate; Sailing; Surf; Tae Kwon Do; and Trampoline. For a full list of the sports clubs please visit the UCD Sports & Societies website.
The Literary & Historical Society, DramSoc, International Students Society and UCD Erasmus Students Network (see below) are amongst the many societies available for students to join at UCD. For a full list please visit the UCD Societies website.
The UCD Global Lounge is a vibrant and relaxed space that provides a place to support the efforts of globally focused student groups and organisations.
The role of a UCD Global Guide in the UCD Global Lounge is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved and to provide support to UCD International and international students.
The UCD Global Lounge is open during term from 08:45 until 21:00 on Monday to Friday, and 16:30 until 21:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Please find more information about becoming a UCD Global Guide on the Global Lounge website.