Semester 1 Exam Timetable Now Available

The Semester 1 exam timetable is now available on the Current Students website. If you have any questions pop into the Student Desk in the Tierney Building.

Work Life Balance Key at Exam Time

Now that the exam timetable is out exams are on everyone’s mind. Remember to balance your study and work with time for relaxation, friends, exercise and hobbies. If you are feeling overwhelmed, please contact your Student Adviser.

UCDVO Computer Drop Off Day - Tuesday, 13 November

Computer reuse is more socially and environmentally beneficial than computer recycling, keeping machines out of landfills and enriching the lives of up to 21 children, in third world countries, with each computer. On campus drop-off 10am - 4pm. Contact info@ucdvo.org for more details.

UNICARE -Walk Safe

UCD Walk Safe Service is designed to assist the UCD Community by providing walking escort services from one campus location to another. Members of UCD Security, fully PSA licensed, will provide the escort as assigned by Campus Services.

Diversity in STEM

Monday, 12 November: the inaugural UCD Women at STEM (Women@STEM) event will consider Athena SWAN, exploring challenges and greater opportunities for gender inclusion in UCD Schools, how we understand gender roles through literature, and the personal experience of women in academia.15:00-17:00, Moore Auditorium, UCD O'Brien Centre for Science. For further details and to register visit eventbrite.

UCD Armistice Day Commemorative Walk

Join us on Friday, 9 November on the Armistice Day Commemorative Walk across campus (Richview to Rose Garden) to honour the faculty, staff, students and graduates who served in the First World War. All welcome. Please register by 6 November.

Heartfulness Meditation every Wednesday 5.30-6pm

Meditation is proven to help reduce stress... As we enter Week 8 you might like to treat yourself! Join us for Heartfulness Meditation every Wednesday from 17 October - 28 November at 5.30-6pm in C117 Health Sciences Centre. All Welcome and you can join any week.

UCD Symphony Orchestra Semester Concert

Thursday, 15 November: UCD Symphony Orchestra presents a concert of favourite masterworks, including Dvorák's spectacular New World Symphony, under the direction of special guest conductor James Cavanagh. The featured soloist is Ad Astra Music Scholar Luke Kehoe Roche. Book your ticket on the alumni website.

UCDVO Annual Forum: The Age of Activism - Making Space for Intergenerational Learning

Friday, 30 November: This event is open to everyone and will appeal to those interested in learning and sharing experiences about activism. It will include a 3 panel, story-telling session, a World Café discussion and performance from the Makey Uppers. Please register today.

Supports for Students with Disabilities/Learning Difficulties

If you require exam supports, you can request an appointment with Access & Lifelong Learning for a Needs Assessment where supports can be discussed and set up for you. Please email disability@ucd.ie for an appointment as soon as possible. More information is available on our website.

International & UCD Exchange Students - Photo Competition

Be in with a chance to win the value of your grocery bill for 2 months by entering 'To UCD and Beyond', our photography competition that's open to all current UCD international students and current UCD students who have been on exchange.

GAZE - LGBTI International Film Festival comes to UCD Cinema on 12 November

You are invited to join UCD LGBTQ+ students, staff and allies at a networking event with a screening of Black Divas. GAZE -International LGBTI film festival has kindly arranged this film for UCD. Join us Monday, 12 November, 18:00 at UCD Cinema. For more information and to book your ticket, go to our Eventbrite page.

UCD Purl Jam, Knitting and Crochet Group: New Members and All Levels Welcome

UCD Purl Jam, a knitting and crochet group open to both students and staff, meets up twice a week. New members welcome. All levels accepted. Contact Student Advisers niamh.nestor@ucd.ie or catriona.keane@ucd.ie for more information.

Sign up to compete in the Dublin Datathon for €25,000

Sign-ups close on 4 November for the Dublin Datathon, which will take place at the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science on 10 November. All students and postdocs in a quantitative field are invited to apply. Winners receive the euro equivalent of €25,000.

Limits to Human Lifespan Extension

Monday, 19 November, 6pm Moore Auditorium: Human lifespan is increasing and 33% of babies born today might reach 100. In this seminar biotechnologist Aubrey de Grey, biologist Emma Teeling and economist Liam Delaney examine the constraints of a world in which lifespan could exceed 100 All welcome, free tickets Eventbrite: Debating Ageing.

Apply for NICE: earn 5 ECTS and tackle a global challenge

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for the NICE project – an online collaborative module where you’ll team up with students from across Europe to tackle a global challenge, earn 5 ECTS, and have a chance to attend summer school!
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