UCD knows that students’ academic gains and their social and personal development at university, are strongly influenced by a complex combination of factors. While some are external, it is within our remit to design and adapt academic and social environments to assist all students to achieve their maximum potential.

The UCD student experience combines:

The ‘academic experience’ influenced by factors, such as teaching and learning standards, timetables, academic advice and career development supports.

The ‘beyond the classroom experience’ influenced by student societies, sports clubs and opportunities to study abroad.

The ‘built environment experience’ influenced by teaching spaces, social spaces for student interaction, student residences, and facilities for transport and commuting.

Other supports, such as medical and counselling services are available. See links below for other specialised supports.