UCD Fresher’s Week hosts over 100 Events

With over 180 events to choose from, UCD Fresher’s Week, which runs until Friday, has it all. This is an ideal time to join one of our many societies on campus by visiting the Fresher’s Tent (located beside the UCD Student Centre) or by simply showing up to their event.

UCD Sports Expo

Visit the UCD Sports Expo, taking place in the Sports Centre this week from 10am-5pm daily. You'll get the chance to chat with current members of each club who will provide you with information and give you demonstrations.


UNICARE is a community approach to promote the personal safety of all students, staff and visitors as well as the wider UCD community through awareness, active partnership and prevention. Find out more on our website.

Complete your Module Registration

Make sure to complete your module registration before Friday, 22 September if you are an Undergraduate student and Friday, 29 September if you are a Graduate Taught student. If you need some advice talk to your Programme Office, School Office or the Student Desk who will be happy to assist.

Take Our Survey - We Need Your Views on UCD's Virtual Learning Environment

Please participate in our student survey and tell us what you need from your eLearning system so that we can make the best choice for you. Look out for an email this week from Spark Market Research, click on the link and share your views!

Hello from your Student Adviser

We're into week two of lectures and we hope you all are starting to settle in. A special welcome to our first years from UCD Student Advisers. If you are finding college a daunting or scary place - don't worry, it does begin to get more familiar with time.

Forgotten your UCard? Use our New Temporary Library Card Kiosk!

We’re pleased to announce we have installed a new temporary card kiosk close to the entrance gates at the James Joyce Library. Now there's no need to queue at the Library Admissions Desk for a day pass.

Active Campus Europe ‘ACE’ Exercise Programme

If you want to get more active but lack the confidence and know-how, then this is for YOU! The ACE programme provides individual health and fitness evaluations and eight weeks of exclusive group exercise classes, as well as motivational and dietary assistance throughout the programme.

Stay Cyber Safe - Top IT Security Tips

We spend more time than ever online so it's increasingly important to be cyber aware and keep our online identity, data and devices safe. Take a look at these top IT Security tips which you can adopt in order to help protect yourself online.

What’s Your Fit Factor?

Find out by volunteering for the GenoFit Research Study sponsored by the UCD Institute for Sport & Health and Genomics Medicine Ireland. Participants receive a FREE fitness and health screen including a DEXA scan which evaluates bone and muscle health. The study is open to anyone 18+ who is part of the UCD community. To book your on-campus appointment, call or email today. M: 087 113 2875 E: genofit@ucd.ie W: genofit.ie.

Smoke-free campus phase 3 implementation

From 1 September 2017, smoke-free areas are extended to include campus commuting hubs, carparks and pedestrian routes to and from commuting facilities. This builds on phase 2 of the smoke-free campus policy, which prohibited smoking/vaping in the core built-up areas of the Belfield and Blackrock campuses.

UCD Career Development Centre Open Day in association with KPMG

Take the opportunity to meet the UCD Career Development team, check our new "5 minutes on....." video series and sign up for the new UCD Embark and UCD Advantage co-curricular skills awards. FREE DONUTS for the first 800 people to drop in, as well as the chance to win an iPad thanks to KPMG! More details are available on our Facebook page.

Expanded Laptop Loans Service in UCD Library

Forgot your laptop at home? We have installed a new self-service laptop loans kiosk in the Health Sciences Library, and added more laptops to our kiosk in the James Joyce Library.

Are you participating in Co-curricular Activities like Clubs, Societies, Peer Mentoring, Class Rep, Sports, UCDSU etc.?

Would you like formal recognition by UCD of the contribution you are making to the UCD community and the skills that you are developing? Why not register for one of the new UCD co-curricular skills awards – UCD Embark and UCD Advantage. You will be presented with a certificate at a celebration ceremony and the award will appear on the Diploma Supplement that you receive at graduation.

Smoke-free UCD - 30% Discount on Nicotine Replacement Range

In support of UCD’s smoke-free campus initiative, Procare Pharmacy UCD (in Sports Centre) is offering a 30% discount on their nicotine replacement range until 1 December 2017. The discount covers Nicorette Patches, Gum and Quickmist as well as Niquitin Lozenges. #HealthyUCD

Cúrsa Ióga Bhord na Gaeilge UCD / Yoga as Gaeilge

Cláraigh anois do chúrsa ióga 8-seachtaine, Dé Luain, 25 Meán Fómhair - 20 Samhain, 1-2pm. / Register now for 8-week Irish language yoga course, Monday, 25 September - 20 November, 1-2pm. Staff and students welcome.

Science, Engineering & Technology Recruitment Fair, Wed 27 Sept 2017, 11am - 3pm

This fair gives students from all disciplines, a chance to meet employers and find out about their science, engineering and technology graduate and internship opportunities.

Club Leabhar Bhord na Gaeilge UCD / Irish Language Book Club

Beidh Club Leabhar Bhord na Gaeilge UCD á reáchtáil i Leabharlann James Joyce Dé Céadaoin, 27 Meán Fómhair – 15 Samhain, 5:30 – 6:30pm. Is comhthionscnamh é an club idir Bord na Gaeilge UCD agus Cumann Gaelach UCD. Is féidir clárú ar líne anois.

Train with Jean Butler - Applications now open for the University's brand new Irish Dance Ensemble

Announcing student auditions for the UCD Irish Dance Ensemble directed by Jean Butler (of Riverdance). Five talented students will receive bursaries, training and touring opportunities. Apply via SisWeb by midnight, Sunday, 1 October 2017.

UCD Artists in Residence Open Studio, Culture Night Friday September 22nd

As part of the Culture Night activities on Friday, 22 September , UCD Parity Studios artists will be opening our studios to staff, students and members of the public who would like to visit between 11 and 4:30pm. You're very warmly invited!

Business, Finance and Management Recruitment Fair, Tues, 26 Sept 2017, 11am - 3pm

This recruitment fair is aimed at all students from all disciplines interested in pursuing a career in business, finance or management. You don't have to be a business student to attend - many employers are looking for applications from students of all backgrounds.

Cúrsaí Teanga Bhord na Gaeilge UCD / Irish Language Courses

Cláraigh anois do chúrsaí teanga Bhord na Gaeilge UCD. Bíonn ranganna ar siúl Dé Máirt agus Dé Céadaoin, 5:15 – 7pm. / Register now for a course in spoken Irish with Bord na Gaeilge UCD. Classes offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:15 – 7pm.

Student Special: Oscar Tipped Dunkirk Screens at UCD Cinema

Worldwide box office hit 'Dunkirk' takes centre stage at UCD Cinema from this Friday, 22 September. For your chance to witness this multiple Oscar tipped heavyweight at a discounted rate, please visit our website and enter voucher code : UCDSTU

Hike It, Bike It, Like It, Dublin: European Mobility Week 2017

Get on board with European Mobility Week; leave the car at home and walk cycle or car share to campus and raise awareness of sustainable mobility. UCD has over 4000 bike stands and a secure bicycle parking area. Drop into Estate Services for more info.
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