UCD Student Advisers are now available on Instant Messaging

UCD Student Advisers are now available via Instant Messaging. Just log on to our website, click on the icon at the bottom of the page and start typing!

Blood Donations accepted on campus this week

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service have set up a mobile blood donation clinic in the Astra Hall this week. You can drop in between 11am and 2.30pm from Tuesday - Thursday. Donating, in most cases will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour.

ISSE Irish Survey of Student Engagement

The 2017 ISSE Irish Survey of Student Engagement is now open for responses for UCD Students from 20 February – 12 March 2017. Students in first year, final year and taught postgraduates (only) will receive email invitations to take part.

Find Volunteering Opportunities that suit you!

UCD has launched a new platform which provides a matching service between organisations that require volunteers and students who are looking to find volunteering opportunities. Find one today that suits you.

UCD Library closed on St. Patrick's Day

All UCD Library sites will be closed on St. Patrick's Day, Friday, 17 March 2017. See our opening hours schedule.

UCD Woodland Walkies - Saturday, 1 April 2017

The day will feature guided walks, dog orienteering, a fun agility course, talks from an animal behavioural expert, a Vet Q&A and a fun dog show in which all dogs can participate! All proceeds will go to UCD Veterinary Hospital Animal Welfare Fund.

UCD Alumni Awards 2017 Nominations Are Open!

Nominations have opened for the UCD Alumni Awards. The Awards honour outstanding achievements of alumni who uphold those values that UCD holds dear – integrity, excellence, collegiality, engagement, creativity and diversity. You can nominate on our website.

UCD's Ireland rugby starts support Daffodil Day 2017

Each year UCD Rugby Club’s male and female players collect across the campus for the Irish Cancer Society through the Daffodil Day appeal and will be doing so again on Thursday, 9 March. €6,500 was collected last year and this year’s target is €8,000. Please contribute by taking a daffodil pin and donating.

Time Management

Managing your time effectively can help you perform at your best and manage stress levels. You may find these tips useful. If you feel overwhelmed or need advice, please contact your Student Adviser.

Mexico-Ireland Lecture - KidZania: The Power of Play

UCD Smurfit School presents the Mexico-Ireland Lecture Series in association with IPADE on Wednesday, 8 March from 11.30 - 12.30. Meet Xavier López Ancona founder of KidZania, one of the fastest growing kid’s hands-on entertainment brands in the world. Register today.

DATE FOR DIARY: Tuesday, 21 March Dr Niall Muldoon Ireland's Ombudsman for Children

As part of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion lunchtime seminar series Dr Muldoon will join us on Tuesday, 21 March, 1-2pm. He will talk about the overall role of the Ombudsman for Children's Office, their role with regard to education and finish off with a questions and answer session. Reserve your place here.

Feedback from our recent Student Survey on UCD Library Spaces now available

75% of UCD students surveyed want enclosed silent study areas in the Library. We received this and more statistics/feedback via our November 2016 survey which is now available on our website.

Changes to Leap Card fare caps announced

Changes to Leap Card Fare Caps have been announced and will be effective from Monday, 6 March 2017. Fare Capping is just one of the great ways to save money on your commute with Leap Card. It means that you never spend more than you have to. More information is available online.

It's not too late to apply for a Smurfit School Scholarship!

For 2017 entry, UCD Smurfit School are offering a number of scholarships and bursaries worth up to €10,000. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2017. Find out more and apply today.

An Ghaeilge Bheo-tionscnamh de chuid SPARC- Bord na Gaeilge & Leabharlann UCD

Labharfaidh an aoichainteoir Pearse Doherty TD ar 'Ról Theachta Dála' i Nasc 2, Leabhrlann James Joyce, Dé Máirt, 7 Márta, 19.00. Beidh ceisteanna agus plé leis an lucht éisteachta agus soláistí i ndiaidh na hócáide. Fáilte romh chách. Eolas

Irish- the Living Language/An Ghaeilge Bheo- Bord na Gaeilge/UCD Library SPARC Initiative

This is the second event in the series of lively conversations with well-known guests. Pearse Doherty TD will discuss 'Ról Theachta Dála' (the role of a TD), Tuesday, 7 March, 7.00pm, Link 2 Space, James Joyce Library. Refreshments provided. Find out more here.
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