UCD Healthy Eating Week: 25 to 28 February 2019

Come along to O' Brien Centre for Science for fantastic talks on healthy eating, cooking demos, the Healthy food village plus free samples. Use #healthyucd throughout the week and follow us on Twitter & Instagram @healthyucd for more details.

UCD Graduate Study Fair

Find out about your options for postgraduate study in UCD at our Graduate Study Fair on Wednesday, 20 February in O’ Reilly Hall from 4.30pm to 7pm. This will be an excellent opportunity to talk to UCD Staff, Admissions, Fees and Funding, Careers and UCD Alumni about taught and research graduate courses at UCD.

Schwarzman Scholarship Programme

Schwarzman Scholars Programme: Fully funded Masters in Global Affairs in Beijing's Tsinghua University. Information session Tuesday, 26 February: 12.30pm to 1.30 pm in Room D101, Newman Building. Register for the event today. Applications open in April 2019

UCD Festival 2019 - Call for Content closing soon

Final call for programme submissions for the 2019 UCD Festival - be part of the UCD Festival 2019! Jump in and get involved. Find out more on the UCD Festival website.

UCD Library introduces Explore - our new interactive floor plans

Our brand new Explore website allows you to browse and locate places and broad subject collections in all our libraries. You can also search for a particular subject or place in the library. Try out the world's first implementation of Explore.

Discount for UCD staff & students for Dublin Simon Home Run!

The Dublin Simon Home Run takes place at 10.30am on Saturday, 9 March in the Phoenix Park. You can run, jog or walk the 5 miles and UCD staff & students receive a €5 discount & goodie bag! Simply go to www.homerun.ie and enter code "UCDHOME".

UCD Newman - Smurfit Information Stand

Meet UCD Smurfit School Admissions at their Newman Information Stand on Thursday, 21 February, 12 - 2pm to find out more about their wide range of full & part-time Masters Courses and scholarship opportunities for business and non-business graduates

Heartfulness meditation Wednesdays 5.30pm C117 Health Sciences Centre

UCD Student Adviser Anna Scully, with UCDSU, invite you to Heartfulness Meditation on Wednesdays at 5.30pm-6pm in C117 Health Sciences Centre. This simple practice can help to focus on the heart, and bring clearer, calmer life experiences.

UCD Student Centre - Smurfit Information Stand

Meet UCD Smurfit School Admissions in UCD Student Centre on Wednesday, 27 February, 12 - 2pm to find out more about their wide range of full & part-time Masters Courses and scholarship opportunities for business and non-business graduates.

Have you had your say yet? Irish Survey of Student Engagement. Prizes to be won!!

Win one of 75 One 4 All vouchers or Goodie Bags! Check your email for an invitation to complete the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE). All responses are completely confidential The survey is open until 20 March 2019.

UCD ORPHEUS Conference

The 14th Annual ORPHEUS Conference will be held in UCD, O'Brien Centre for Science, from Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 March 2019. The overall conference theme is 'Quality Training Environments for Biomedical Researchers'.

Campus Restaurants/Cafes Update

The refurbishment of Pi restaurant has now been completed. The new Assembly food outlet and café (located at the front of Pi), is open until 8.00pm Mon-Thur. The new Arts café in now open and other cafes across campus have undergone some refurbishments. For further information contact Odhran Lawlor.

Disability Supports

Do you have a disability, significant ongoing illness, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty? Remember you can get support here in UCD. Email disability@ucd.ie to make an appointment with the Access & Lifelong Learning Centre.

Did you know there are 276,909 UCD alumni around the world?

When you graduate, you become a member of the #UCDAlumni Community for life AND you can connect as a student! Our Young Alumni and Active Student (YAAAS) group are hosting a Throwback Thursday bash on 21 February. They'd love to see you there...

UCD Health Science - Smurfit Information Stand

Meet us at our Health Science Information Stand on Thursday, 28 February to find out more about UCD Smurfit School's wide range of full & part-time Masters Courses and scholarship opportunities open to business and non-business graduates.

Rás UCD 2019, Dé Satharn, 6 Aibreán/Rás UCD 2019, Saturday, 6 April

Rás dátheangach 5 ciliméadar atá i Rás UCD 2019, atá á reáchtáil ar mhaithe le UCDVO. Cur d’áit in áirithe anois mar dhuine aonair nó mar bhall d’fhoireann de cheathrar. Rás 2019, UCD’s 5K bilingual race in aid of UCDVO is now open for bookings. Book today as an individual or team of 4.

UCD Co-Curricular Skills Awards

UCD Embark & UCD Advantage recognise the skills you develop through co-curricular activities such as clubs, societies and volunteering. These awards are a great way to stand out from the crowd and prepare you for success in life beyond UCD.

Smarter Travel Campus: secure bike parking available on campus

If you're one of the 17% of students or 23% of staff who cycle to University every day, you can sign up for free access to the secure bike parking area outside the Science block. Pop down to Campus Services to activate your UCard for access.

Staying Motivated

Goals can help motivation. At this time of year, it can be helpful to evaluate existing goals and try some new ones. Here are some helpful tips. Your Student Adviser is also here if you need advice or help.

Masters Information Webinar - UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

The Masters Information Webinar is being provided for students looking to undertake a Business Masters degree at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Smurfit School, Dublin. Join us online, on Tuesday, 26 of February to find out more.

Creative writing competition open to all UCD students. Prize €500 Voucher.

Simple to enter! Write a short piece of fiction piece (600 words) on the theme 'Sanctuary,' email entry and student number to writingcompetition@ucd.ie by Friday, 29 March 2019, 5pm. The winner will receive a €500 voucher, runners up Irish Times publication as podcast.

UCD Purl Jam weekly meet-ups

UCD Purl Jam, a craft/creative group, meets every Wednesday and Thursday, 1-2pm, E0.32, beside Cafe Pi in the O'Brien Centre for Science. All levels welcome. For more information, contact niamh.nestor@ucd.ie or catriona.keane@ucd.ie.
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