We offer a large number of benefits to our scholars such as academic mentoring; access to the Scholars Room; team building events; workshops and seminars that will develop their leadership and soft skills; a social group that arrange a number of events each year and more. By becoming actively involved in the Ad Astra Community, scholars will get the most out of the scholarship!
For those who join in stage one, they will get the opportunity to be put into multi-disciplinary groups with other scholars in the same stage to focus on a group project in the Autumn Trimester. This will allow the new scholars to meet each other and to start engaging with the Academy. For those joining in stage two, they will have the option of undertaking our elective module Ad Astra Professional & Personal Development which will help foster and develop their leadership and soft skills.
A huge aspect of the Academy is getting involved with everything we have to offer! The Ad Astra Acadeny has a strong community and we strive to continue to build this area which in turn, will build the scholars connections during and after their time in UCD. We strongly encourage the fostering of building relationships across our three programmes.