Here you'll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Remember, if you can't find what you're looking for we can be contacted via email, phone or by dropping in to our centre. Our contact information is available on our ALL Team page

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What is the Future You Mentoring Programme?

Future You is a college mentoring programme for Fifth Year school pupils who aspire to go on to third level study. UCD Access & Lifelong Learning manages this programme with r our partner schools in Tallaght, Ballyfermot, Clondalkin, Crumlin, South Dublin and Bray.

How can I get involved in one of your outreach programmes?

If you're at school then you should ask your guidance counsellor which college they work with for outreach. They will be able to tell you about how you can get involved. If you work with an organisation then please get in touch with us and we can discuss the ways we could work toghether to widen participation to UCD.

Why isn't my school involved in your outreach work?

UCD works with a number of schools who are in our catchment area and who are linked to UCD. Unfortunately we don't have the capacity to work with all schools.

Who is eligible for Disability Support in UCD?

Any student with a diagnosed disabiltiy is eligible for support. This includes students in the following categories: ADD/ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Asperger’s Syndrome), Blind/Vision Impaired, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) - Dyspraxia/ Dysgraphia, Mental Health Condition, Neurological Condition (incl. Epilepsy and Brain Injury), Physical Disability, Significant Ongoing Illness, Speech and Language Communication Disorder, Specific Learning Difficulty (including Dyslexia & Dyscalculia).

How do I register for Disability Support in UCD?

In order to register for support in UCD students must provide documentation and attend for a Needs Assessment meeting. You can find all the details of the requirements at


What is HEAR?

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR)  is a college and university scheme that offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland. 

How can I apply for the HEAR Scheme?

You apply for the HEAR scheme as part of your CAO application. will give you all the information you need to make an application.

What supports will I recieve in UCD?

Students who come to UCD through the HEAR scheme can avail of an additional orientation programme (compulsory), financial support, guidance and advice.