Help for your UCD Exams

Got some questions about Semester 1 exams? Before the start of the exam session, make sure to check the Assessment website for updates on Exam Arrangements: including transport options and directions to the exam centres. Check out this handy guide to exams in UCD. If you can't find what you are looking for drop into the Student Desk in the Tierney building.

More Places to Study in the James Joyce Library - introducing Link 4 and The Pod

Two new study spaces are now open on Level 2. Link 4 is situated near the Law collection and is for group or individual study, and features 18 sockets for devices. The Pod is an enclosed space that seats five for collaborative study. See more info.

Rest & Relax Retreat - 3 - 6 December - Astra Hall

Take a break from the books this upcoming revision week with a visit to the Rest & Relaxation Retreat from 9am to 9pm each day. Avail of free yoga, meditation, tea & talks, all located in the Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre.

Good Luck in Exams from UCD Student Advisers

Good luck in your exams from UCD Student Advisers. We know that the weeks before exams can be stressful. Check out our tips for managing exam stress on our website. If you are feeling overwhelmed contact your Student Adviser.

Christmas Exam Strategy Seminar – Tuesday, 27 Nov. 2018, 6pm Theatre P, Newman

Join us for a seminar on how to succeed in your upcoming exams. Prof Aidan Moran and Dr Audrey McNamara will guide you through common pitfalls of exams: preparing for an exam, writing essays, MCQ exams and much more. All welcome! More information is available on our website.

Skills in Development Education

This is an eight week evening course which aims to equip participants with the skills and methodologies to work effectively with groups on global development and social justice issues in a friendly, informal environment. Applications are open from 7 December. Find our more on our website.

Craftmas Market with UCD Purl Jam!

Wednesday, 28 Nov. 2018, 11am-2pm, opposite Cafe Pi, UCD O'Brien Centre for Science. Pick up some adorable hand-made knitted and crocheted items as Christmas presents or stocking fillers. Lots of handmade Christmas tree decorations, too. All proceeds go to the Beaumont Hospital Foundation. Organised by UCD Purl Jam.

UCD Students' Strategic Vision

The UCD Students’ Strategic Vision is a student-led initiative to prepare a Vision, from the perspective of students, of what UCD and it’s campus could look like in 10/15 years time. For more information about this initiative and how to get involved, see our website or email

UCDVO Annual Forum

The Age of Activism – Making Space for Intergenerational Learning At the UCDVO Annual Forum we will be asking the question, how has activism changed over time and what are the opportunities for intergenerational learning? All welcome! Register online today.

Volunteer this Christmas with the UCD Lions Club

The UCD Lions Club are looking for volunteers to help collect food for those in need in the annual Lions Club Christmas Food Appeal, at Dunnes Stores (Rathmines or Beacon) on Friday 7 or Saturday 8 December. To volunteer for 2 hours please email

UCD Library and UCD Exams: Please don't be a Space Hog!

During this busy season please be considerate of your fellow students when using library study spaces. Study spaces are at a premium this time of year and it's important to give everyone a chance at finding a space. See our blog for more study tips.

UCD School of Music Gamelan Concerts in November (Free)

Wednesday, 28 November, 3pm UCD Composers Ensemble: Concert of New Student Works - Room J305, UCD School of Music, Newman Building. Thursday, 29 November, 6pm UCD Gamelan Orchestra: Concert in Aid of St Patrick's Mental Health Services, St Patrick's University Hospital, Steven's Lane, Dublin 8. For further details please visit our website

Tutor essentials for next semester

The Tutor Induction Workshop for new and existing tutors will take place on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 from 11am to 1pm in Theatre FS01 Agriculture Building. Further information and booking details are available on our website.

UCD Ulysses Medal Presentation to Architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

UCD is delighted to present its highest honour, the UCD Ulysses Medal, to architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara. You are cordially invited to attend, entrance is free but registration is necessary. George Moore Auditorium, UCD O'Brien Centre for Science Friday, 30 November, 6.15pm.

UCD Childhood and Human Development Research Centre Annual Conference 2018

Wednesday, 5 December 2018: UCD CHilD Research Centre promotes collaborations across the Bio – Psycho – Social Sciences to respond to important challenges into how early life biological, psychological and social mechanisms impact lifecourse health and wellbeing. This conference presents the diversity of research being conducted in UCD on children and families. Find out more on our website.

The “Green Your University” Award

Do you want to see positive environmental change within UCD? The “Green Your University” Award is a competition for students to make their universities more eco-friendly. Check out our Facebook page for some great project ideas. Winners will receive an Inter-railing Pass and the chance to present their project at the UNICA Green Conference in Lausanne! Apply as an individual or team by 15 December .

Calling all UCD students - applications to the NICE project are now open!

Through working in teams of students from around Europe, the NICE project will see you develop in-demand skills, gain 5 ECTS from UCD and give you the opportunity to apply to attend a summer school.

Help Shape Our New Website - Website Workshops

Colleagues are invited to attend a one-hour workshop to input into the redevelopment of the UCD Teaching and Learning website. Please select your preferred time if you are willing to contribute.
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