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UCD Student E-zine - 03 April 2014
UCD Choral Scholars pictured on their recent US tour


UCD Orientation Guides wanted – sign-up today!

Are you interested in helping first year students find their way around during Orientation Week 2014? Orientation guides enjoy an exciting role helping our newest students enjoy their first week and settle in to campus life. For more information on becoming an Orientation guide in 2014 click here.



Student Desk opening hours

The Student Desk now opens at the earlier time of 9.00am four days a week. We offer a range of student support services, from fees and grants, module registration, as well as assessment-related queries so come and see us or contact us via the Student Desk Connector if you need assistance. For more details on our services and opening times, visit our website.



Improving information for mature applicants – mature student input wanted

UCD is the convenor of the Dublin Region Higher Education Alliance (DRHEA) Widening Participation Strand. A key project being undertaken is Progression Pathways which seeks to increase access for mature students by improving the information available. Sinéad Hyland, Project Coordinator, is seeking input from mature students on their own experience of getting into college. She can be contacted at sinead.hyland@ucd.ie or 01 7161619/087 2632785. More information on the project can be found here.



Apply now for a grant from UCD Student Capital Fund

Students may now apply for a grant from the UCD Student Capital Fund. The fund, administered by the Student Consultative Forum, is open to any student group.  Grants are available only for capital projects which will enhance the student experience (i.e. not for funding current activities). Recent successful applications have included: furniture for the student area in the Agriculture building, equipment for sports clubs, computers for student media and disability access facilities. Applications or queries should be emailed to: Elizabeth.cronin@ucd.ie before Monday, 14 April 2014 (5.00pm).



UCD Library Survey – last chance to make your views known & enter the prize draw!

We have had a great response to the UCD Library Survey, but would still welcome more. The survey asks you about Library resources, print and online environments and services and staff. The survey is taking most people less than 7 minutes and is available to Sunday, 6 April. And there is the chance to enter the prize draw and win one of 2 iPad Airs or one of 10 €50 One4All vouchers.



Students can now select eBooks and print books for Library purchase

UCD Library has loaded thousands of new eBook and print book records into our catalogue as part of an initiative to enable library users to select books themselves for the Library's collections. E-Books that are used regularly and print books that you ask us to buy via a special link on the catalogue record will be automatically flagged for purchase. For further information click here.



New GIS Guide available

A new Library guide on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is now available. It includes instructions on creating maps, using software, a listing of datasets available by theme, examples of case studies, GIS courses in UCD, links to books and more.




UCD Choral Scholars annual Spring Concert - Suaimhneas

UCD Choral Scholars will present their annual Spring Concert - Suaimhneas in Christ Church Cathedral, at 8pm on Thursday, 24 April 2014. This programme will include repertoire performed on their US tour in March and some works presented at the Temple Bar Traditional Music Festival in January. The Scholars will be joined by renowned early-music specialists Therese Timoney (violin), Sarah Moffat (violin), Malachy Robinson (bass viol), and the Berlin-based singer, Andrew Redmond (bass). A limited number of student tickets (costing €5 each) are available from ucdchoralstudent@gmail.com (full price €15).




Rás UCD in aid of UCDVO

Rás UCD will take place on campus this Saturday, 5 April at 11am. The 5K race will take place all across campus with over 500 runners due to take part. Registration is still open and can be access here. Please note that the internal campus roads between UCD Sutherland Law School and the Clonskeagh gate will be affected by rolling road closures during the race.



UCD Relay for Life

The annual Relay for Life in aid of the Irish Cancer Society takes place on Wednesday & Thursday, 9/10 April. For more information see the UCD Events Calendar.



UCD Race to Midnight

UCD Race to Midnight takes place in the UCD Sport and Fitness Centre on Friday, 11 April in aid of the Marymount Hospice in Cork. For more information click here.



Gradaim Bhord na Gaeilge agus Bonn Óir an Chumann Ghaelaigh 2014

Beidh Gradaim Bhord na Gaeilge agus Bonn Óir an Chumann Ghaelaigh 2014 á reáchtáil Dé Luain, 14 Aibreán, 7.00pm. Is céiliúradh í an ócáid seo ar thionscnaimh uilig na bliana a chuidigh le cur chun cinn na Gaeilge. Bronnfar gradaim ar mhic léinn, ar bhaill foirne agus ar cumainn de chuid na hollscoile. Tá fáilte riomh chách ach ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig: oifigeach.gaeilge@ucd.ie  

The 2014 Bord na Gaeilge Awards and Cumann Gaelach Gold Medal will take place on Monday, 14 April, 7.00pm. This event celebrates the very many projects which involved the promotion of the Irish language throughout the year. Award recipients include UCD students, staff and societies. All are welcome; please email to reserve a place: oifigeach.gaeilge@ucd.ie


Win tickets to UCD Cinema

UCD Cinema is conducting a student survey to see what you want from your cinema. Take part in the survey now to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to a screening of your choice. To take part click here. For a full screening list visit our website.

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