3 February 2015

President's Awards for Excellence in Student Activities

You are invited to make a nomination for the President's Awards for Excellence in Student Activities. Nominations are open until Monday, 16 February 2015 and may be made by students or staff. Click here for details.

Applications are invited for Residential Assistants for UCD residences for 2015-2016

Please visit our website for further information. The deadline for applications is Monday, 16 February 2015 at 17.00hrs. Interviews will be held week commencing Monday, 23 February 2015.

UCD Residences places available

Some places have become available as a result of cancellations. To book one of these rooms go directly to SISWEB under Campus Facilities, UCD Residences, Book a Room. Please make sure to have your credit or debit card details ready as you will need to pay the deposit of €350 if you make a booking.

Apply now for summer scholarships for U21 undergraduate events in Glasgow and Auckland

Applications are now open for the Universitas 21 (U21) Summer School on 'Cities and Citizen Engagement in the Digital Age' at the University of Glasgow & the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference on 'Peoples and Places' at the University of Auckland. click here for details.

Summer grants for undergraduate students to study in the US now open for applications

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for Study of the US Institutes (SUSI) for European Student Leaders which are funded by the US Department of State. This year there are 2 Programs on offer, each runs over a 5-week period in June & July 2015. The Environmental Stewardship Institute will be hosted at Kansas State University, while the Social Entrepreneurship Institute will be hosted at Indiana University. For more click here.

Interested in the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid volunteering trip abroad?

Engineers Without Borders UCD are running a design competition in association with UCDVO. The competition requires students to tackle issues in a range of areas including energy systems, sanitation and big data. The competition is run as part of the EWB Ireland Where There is No Engineer competition, the prize for which is an all-expenses paid trip to Northern Kenya for the winning team to work on their design. click here for details.

Attention Postgraduates: online James Joyce Library Room Booking System now available

UCD postgraduate students can now avail of an online booking system in SISWeb to reserve space in the Postgraduate Research Centre and single study rooms in the James Joyce Library. Click here for more details.

UCD Library Health & Wellbeing Collection

Our Health & Wellbeing Collection has just received 200 new titles thanks to the support of UCD Students' Union. Books on topics such as relationships, mental health and nutrition can be found in both the Health Sciences and James Joyce Libraries. Click here for details.

Get your gold Gaisce award

UCD Gaisce is holding an information meeting to plan the Adventure Journey that all Gaisce Gold/Silver participants must undertake to complete their award. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 4 February at 6 pm in the Student Centre. For details click here.

Support your team this week!

This week come out and support your classmates, your club, your College...There's lots of action this week in Belfield;
Tue. 3 Feb.- Sigerson Senior Football UCD vs Athlone I.T 3.00pm (Hurling Pitch)
Thur. 5 Feb. - Fitzgibbon Senior Hurling UCD vs DCU 2.00pm (Hurling Pitch)
Sat. 7 Feb.- UCD Marian Basketball vs UL Eagles 7.00pm (Sports Centre)
Sun. 8 Feb.- Ashbourne Cup Senior Camogie UCD vs UL 2.00pm (GAA/Church pitch)
It's Intervarsity time of year so we wish our UCD Ladies the best of luck in the Volleyball England Student Cup Finals, our Canoe Club who will compete in Galway and the Pool Varsities who are not so far afield in City West.

UCD Shadowing Days - 1st year undergraduates needed

Are you a 1st year undergrad? If yes, be ‘shadowed’ by two 5th year school pupils for half a day! Shadowing Days takes place on Tue., 24 & Wed., 25 February 2015. Bring your shadows to lectures, tutorials and/or the library. Lunch vouchers will be provided each day. The closing date to apply is Wed., 11 February. Apply here.

Valentine's Night Concert

The UCD Symphony and Queen's University Symphony Orchestras present a Valentine's night concert on Saturday, 14 February featuring music by Dvorak, Shostakovich and Beethoven. To book click here.

Student Legal Convention

The SLC enables students to contribute to Ireland’s ever changing legal system, bringing together the most ambitious and forward-thinking students from across the country for engagement and discourse with distinguished figures in the field. To get involved click here.

Referendums, Fashion and Sex out Loud

The SU have a busy week ahead - Sex Out Loud - Sexual Health Awareness week more info here. On Tue. 10 & Wed. 11 February UCDSU are holding two referendums, one with regards marriage equality and the second on the reformed constitution. Find out more here. Also look out for the UCD Fashion Show in aid of CRY which launches on campus this week.

UCD Relay for Life now open for applications

UCD's 4th Relay, which last year raised €12,542.83 for the Irish Cancer Society aims to raise awareness and funds for the Irish Cancer Society. This year, we are hoping to make UCD Relay even better, by getting as many people involved as possible. Sign up your team (10-15 people) today by emailing relayucd@gmail.com.

Take time out of your week to visit the Chaplaincy

Two ongoing events at UCD chaplaincy - Youth2000 prayer meeting (tea and chat afterwards) on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and student Mass on Saturdays at 6pm, All welcome. See our website for more.

UCDVO Computer Drop-off Day, Advance Notice - Wednesday, 25 February

UCDVO with Camara Education is looking for second-hand computers, mice, keyboards, monitors, power-leads and servers to be donated for reuse on UCDVO projects in schools in Tanzania and Haiti. For details click here.

UCD Cinema - Award Season Specials

Boyhood returns to UCD Cinema along with Nightcrawler, Birdman and Foxcatcher for an impressive line-up of Oscar Nominated films. Make sure you get to see these amazing films before the Academy Awards. Book here.

Law / Business & Law Charity Day

Law/B&L Day 2015 runs Thursday, 5 February with all monies raised being donated to Temple Street Children's University Hospital. Join in for collections, tag rugby, a comedy debate and table quiz. Find out more here.


Watch UCDVOs new video which highlights the volunteering programme cycle and the impact on volunteers and communities overseas
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