5 April 2016

Student Support Information Point

A new student support information point has been launched on the UCD Current Students site to deal with acute and emergency situations. If you or a friend need urgent help or assistance on campus please visit the webpage.

UCD Writing Centre now taking bookings

Come to the Writing Centre (Link Space 2, James Joyce Library) between 11-1 and 2-4. Bring your writing (already graded, or something you are working on) and ask a writing tutor for advice. You can just drop in, or make an appointment here.

Check your exam supports

If you have a disability and are registered with Access & Lifelong Learning for exam supports, you should check your supports on SIS Web – Click ‘My Exam Supports’ on the Registration tab. Email disability@ucd.ie if you have any questions.

Consider volunteering for 1st Semester 2016

In the coming weeks adverts for Orientation Guides and Peer Mentors will be around the campus. It is a vital part of every first years' experience to be linked into college from day 1. Keep an eye out for the ads and consider helping out the Freshers. watch our video here.

Complete our 5-minute Library User Survey and be in with a chance to win some great prizes

Are we on the right track? Help us review and improve our services and facilities by filling in our library user survey. It takes just five minutes and your feedback can assist us greatly. You also have a chance to win one of 9 Amazon UK gift cards! Click here to take the survey.

New datasets now available in the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA)

ISSDA announces several new datasets now available to researchers: the Healthy Ireland dataset, report on the Childhood Development Initiative’s Mate-Tricks Pro-Social Behaviour After-School Programme and Quarterly National Household Survey data. Click here to access.

UCD Career Development Centre events - April 5 - 8

Matrix Recruitment Group and Positive Equity, are on campus this week to meet UCD students. We are also running STEM and LinkedIn workshops! Book in on #careersconnect to avoid disappointment. Click here for more details.

UCD Career Development Centre free online resources & modules

UCD Careers offers a range of free resources, available on our website and through UCD Careers Connect. We also have a non-credit bearing self-study module available through Blackboard

Public lecture Robert Fisk - Life After ISIS

Monday, 18 April, Dr Robert Fisk, the celebrated international journalist, will be presented with Honorary Life Membership of the UCD Law Society. He will give a lecture in O'Reilly Hall at 6.30pm followed by a Q&A session. To book your place please email fisklecture@ucd.ie. For more details click here.

How to use digital mind maps

Workshops on how to use digital mind maps are being held this week in UCD. You will have a chance to try out a free digital mind mapping tool to help you map subjects and brainstorm ideas for assignments. Sign up here.

Carsharing Group

Interested in car sharing - join UCD's free carsharing group and save money by sharing journeys - see www.carsharing.ie/ucd.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Awareness Week Mon, 4 - Thur, 7 April 2016

All staff and students are invited to attend the SDGs Awareness Week, hosted by UCD School of Medicine. Talks addressing Goal 3 of the SDGs will take place daily from 5pm in the Health Sciences Building. Find out more here.

UCD Engineering and Architecture Postgraduate Open Day – 26 April

Tuesday, 26 April 5.30-7.30pm, UCD Student Centre. If you are considering a Postgraduate Masters in Engineering, Architecture, Planning or Environmental Policy this event is not to be missed. Talk to staff and students about our various Master's programmes. Register now.

Rás UCD 2016

The seventh Rás UCD 5K Road Race will start at 10.30am on Saturday, 16 April 2016. Online registration is now open. Ag 10.30am Dé Sathairn 16ú Aibreán 2016 a thosóidh an seachtú RÁS UCD- Rás Bóthair 5 ciliméadar. Is féidir Clárú ar líne anois.

UCD Cinema - great films for the final semester

The Award winning Room with it's many links to UCD comes to UCD Cinema next week alongside a host of other great titles, The Big Short, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Triple 9. Make sure to check out the Filmsoc Film Festival too. Click here to book your ticket.

Chaplaincy update: new Mass and interfaith gathering

Student Mass at St. Stephen's chaplaincy will now be held at 9pm Sunday evenings (6pm Saturday evening Mass is suspended). We also have an Interfaith gathering at St. Stephen's chaplaincy at 4-5.30pm, Thursday, 7 April. Theme: Peace: how peace is envisioned and promoted in the different faith traditions. All are welcome.

Addiction Awareness Week with SVP - 4 - 8 April

St.Vincent De Paul Society are organising Addiction Awareness Week to highlight both the harm caused by a dependency on alcohol, drugs, gambling, supplements, and the internet and the warning signs of addiction. Find out more here.

Making a Murderer visits UCD TODAY

Tuesday 5 April - Netflix's Making a Murderer Creators - Laura Ricciardi & Moira Demos speak to the L&H this afternoon to receive the prestigious James Joyce Award. Event starts at 5pm in the Student Centre, and early arrival is suggested. Click here for more.

UCD Smurfit School MSc Aviation Finance Launch - Information/Networking Event - Tues April 12th

This evening event will bring aspiring MSc Aviation Finance students in contact with Industry Employers providing access to expert advice, information & networking opportunities. Keynote speaker Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG. Register now.

UCD Philharmonic Choir Spring Concert

UCD Philharmonic Choir Spring Concert will take place in St Bartholomew's Church, Ballsbridge at 8pm on Thursday, 14 April. Tickets will be available on the door. Contact UCD School of Music at 01 716 8178 or music@ucd.ie

UCD Sport Seminar Series

The next Sport Seminar will be held this Wednesday, 6 April at 6.30pm in the Astra Hall. This seminar on Sports Psychology will be hosted by Dr. James Mathews from UCD School of Public Health & Population Science and John Paul O'Brien

Peter Sutherland visits Economics Society - Wednesday, 6 April

Current UN special envoy on migration, former Attorney General, EC Commissioner and chair at AIB, BP, LSE & Goldman Sachs receives the Thomas Kettle Award in the School of Law, this Wednesday at 6pm. Click here for more.

Michael Palin visits Arts Soc - Thursday, 7 April

Michael Palin is best known for being a member of the comedy group Monty Python, before beginning a new career as a travel writer and documentarian, and President of the Royal Geographical Society will receive an honorary award from Arts Soc. Click here for more.
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