We know that many of you are working and travelling overseas at the moment and may be feeling deeply upset at this tragedy. We have opened an online book of condolence on the website www.ucd.ie where you can express your sympathy and feelings. We encourage you to keep in touch with your families and to support one another.
For students who are currently in Ireland, we would like to make you aware of a number of events and supports in UCD over the coming days:
- For those who would welcome the opportunity to come together, we are providing a drop-in space in UCD’s chaplaincy tomorrow, Thursday (18th June) from 12.00-6.00pm. You are very welcome to call in individually or in groups during this time and our student advisors and other staff will be there for you.
- The UCD counselling team are available to any student or staff member who wishes to avail of their service. You can make an appointment by calling 01 7163134.
- With the Students’ Union, we will conduct an interfaith prayer service in Belfield Church on Friday 19th June at 1.00pm. All staff and students as well as families and friends are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Student Centre.
During these days close to this very sad event we all try to provide as much practical and emotional support as possible. We are also aware of the longer term needs of those who have been affected by this event and our student support services along with the academic staff of the university will be available to work with students when they return to campus in September.