UCD Start of Term Survey

We hope you had a good start to your year in UCD and, now that we are a few weeks into the term and things have settled down, we would like your feedback on how we did in August and September. For more information and a link to the survey please go to the UCD Student Survey web page.

Managing your Time

Managing your time effectively can help you perform at your best and manage stress levels. Check out these helpful tips. If you feel over whelmed or need advice, please contact your Student Adviser.

Restart a heart day - Thursday, 12 October 2017

Cardiac chest compressions save lives. Free 40-minute training sessions for all UCD community members and refresher training for those who took part last year. Training on the hour from 9am to 5pm, Thursday, 12 October, Astra Hall. Book your place today. Organised by UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science, UCD Student Health Service, Healthy UCD, Culture & Engagement - UCD HR and Students' Union.

Fake News: Break out of your Filter Bubble with our New Guide

What is "Fake News"? Concepts behind the term, examples of fake news and how to spot suspect stories are covered on our Evaluating Information guide. Test your knowledge and understanding of fake news by taking our quiz too.

UCDVO Volunteering and Development Education Programme, 2017/18

Are you interested in global justice and development issues? The UCDVO Programme is open to all UCD Students, Staff and Alumni, and runs over a period of 12 months, with 4 weeks volunteering overseas. Applications are open until Monday, 9 October 2017.

UCD Law Recruitment Fair

Interested in a career in the world of law? Law firms and professional bodies want to meet you at our Law Fair on Wednesday, 4 October. Students from all backgrounds welcome, just bring along your student card.

See our New Guide on Using Social Media to Promote Your Research

Our newest guide shows you how you can use social media strategically to connect with new contacts, increase the visibility of your research online and discover how people are engaging with your research. See more benefits and tips in the guide.

HEA Data Collection Notice

The HEA Student Data Collection Notice has been updated for 2017 onward and can be viewed under your Terms and Conditions. Please note that there has been no change to the Terms & Conditions of the University.

UCD in the Community - Upcoming Events

Sign up to register your interest in volunteering today. Find out more about UCD in the Community on 4 October, from 6pm in H1.49 (Science Hub) or attend our Volunteer Fair Monday, 9 October (Science).

Have you got a bright idea for making UCD a better place? SPARC can help!

With funding available of up to €1000 along with training and project management support, the SPARC programme helps get UCD student/staff collaborative projects off the ground. For more information and to apply for the 2017/18 programme, check out our website. Applications close Friday, 27 October 2017.

Léacht Uí Chadhain 2017

Tabharfaidh an tOllamh Máirín Nic Eoin léacht dar teideal "Athnuachan agus Athghabháil shaothar liteartha Uí Chadhain" mar chuid d'Fhéile IMRAM Déardaoin, 19 Deireadh Fómhair ar 19:00 i Léachtlann R, Foirgneamh Newman.

Belfield - Dart (Sydney Parade) shuttle service

UCD Estate Services announces the resumption of the shuttle bus service between UCD and Sydney Parade Dart Station which operates from 8am to 10am and from 4pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). Charge of €1 per trip applies.

8x8 Festival of Film and Photography sheds light on migration crisis and refugees

Suas's 8x8 social justice festival will be taking place in UCD from the 1 - 7 October to raise awareness of issues around asylum seekers, refugees and Direct Provision. With several events such as a film screening, talks by expert speakers and a music night featuring work by refugee artists, this is a festival not to be missed! All events are free and pizza will be provided so grab some friends and come and join us! See our website for details or find us on Facebook.

Clothes collection for homeless charity - Alice Leahy Trust in in conjunction with UCD in the Community

Collection takes place all this week near the bottom of the main staircase, UCD O'Brien Centre for Science - signs will direct you from there. Wishlist: jeans, t-shirts, shirts, Jumpers/fleeces/hoodies, shoes/runners, sleeping bags, tracksuits, anoraks, towels, rucksacks/schoolbags, toiletries. For more information contact UCD in the Community.

UCD Award 13 Graduate Sports Scholarships for 2017/2018

Thirteen UCD Graduate Students were awarded scholarships in the pursuit of furthering their professional qualifications with UCD. Those chosen are some of Ireland's Top Athletes, a full list of recipients can be viewed on our website.

MATLAB Users Register Now for a Free MATLAB Seminar

Register now to attend this free MATLAB masterclass taking place in UCD on 18 October to bolster your knowledge and improve your productivity in the use of MATLAB and Simulink.
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