As a Quinn student you are entitled to use the range of student support services on campus. Learning resources such as the library or Maths drop-in centre will guide you in your studies and if you have any personal difficulties we will be there to help. For any academic or personal difficulties students may encounter, a range of student supports is available.
The UCD Quinn Programme Office provides a range of support services to students registered to undergraduate business degree programmes and is the first point of contact for student queries. The Programme Office is located on the ground floor of the Quinn Building. The Programme Office provides advice and support to students on a range of issues such as registration, programme information, extenuating circumstances, withdrawal/leave of absence, recognition of prior learning and internal programme transfers. Meet the Programme Office Team.
The Student Advisers provide support for all students throughout their university experience, particularly during their first year. You can call to see them in relation to personal, social or practical issues. From simple requests for information to more confidential and serious matters, they will give you the time and space to talk things through.
“As someone who is here to help support students with any problems or difficulties, I believe that UCD is a safe and welcoming place to come and study. With 24 hour campus security, safe accommodation, and numerous students support services, there is always someone at hand to help students with any issues that may arise.”
Personal Support Services
Life at a new university can be daunting. Peer Mentors are students who have already completed their first or second year of study in a similar area and understand what it is like to be a new student at UCD. They are students from your own programme and/or subject area and remember what it is like to come here for the first time. They use that experience, and the knowledge they have gained since to help new students integrate and begin to develop a sense of belonging to their programme of study. They will guide you and your group through Orientation Week, arrange group activities and meetings throughout Semester 1 to help you settle in, provide important advice around assignments and exams and also provide a context where you can meet with other first-year students and make friends.
The Student Health Service provides on-campus medical, psychological and psychiatric care to registered students of the university. The service has been set up as an addition to the student’s own family doctor or medical specialist.
For students with disabilities, the UCD Access Centre provides support and information for your time in UCD. Disability support may include affordable accommodation, assistive technology, and academic skills support.
The chaplains are part of the network of support involved in the whole UCD student experience. Chaplains offer personal support and advice in complete confidence to students. Many different groups use our facilities for all sorts of get-togethers - meetings, coffee mornings, lunches, parties, prayer sessions, discussions, religious education courses and ecumenical and interfaith gatherings. We also serve students' religious needs and we act as a conduit for volunteer work at home and abroad.
UCD Students’ Union has a proud tradition of representation and service provision for the students of UCD. All students are automatically members of the union, which represents, advises, and supports students through their time in university. They also organise entertainment events and run a number of campus services such as a newspaper, shops and a bar.
Academic Support Services
The Academic Writing Centre strives to ensure that students are helped to communicate, structure and present their knowledge and ideas in a written format, and that their expertise and critical thinking skills are not diminished by either fear of, or difficulties with, aspects of the writing process.
Dr Megan McGurk provides writing support for everyone in the College of Business in UCD. She delivers workshops on topics related to writing, and offers individual and group consultations. Dr McGurk shows writers how to craft a message designed to help an audience make decisions and solve problems. During one-on-one consultations, she shows writers how to manage a project’s higher-order concerns such as focus, purpose, development, evidence and organisation. The Academic Writing Centre’s mission statement commits to the value of writing support for everyone, along with the core principle that writing skills enhance the quality and mobility of our professional lives.
Dr Megan McGurk, Director
Smurfit: S120 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Quinn: Q120 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Quantitative Skills are an integral part of any modern business curriculum and the foundation for more advanced areas of study in Finance, Accounting or Analytics. Recognising that students may need additional support to develop their mathematical skills, the university opened the Maths Drop-in Centre as an informal tutoring service for students looking to enhance their maths skills.
Our five on-campus libraries provide student-focused resources for all registered students. Students from the UCD Quinn School will be able to access one million books, 650,000 e-books, hundreds of subject databases and approximately 84,000 journals - both print and electronic. Whatever the educational resource needed the library will be there to support your studies.