UCD Student Access Leader Programme

Access Leaders are a group of exceptional students who have been selected to represent UCD Access and Lifelong Learning and play a vital role in assisting us with our work. 

Access Leaders’ first-hand understanding of UCD’s diverse entry pathways and of the journey students have taken to be here means they are uniquely placed to help incoming students adjust to their new environment. Their presence, voice, and own experiences help reassure newer students that their goals are achievable.

Our Access Leaders are involved in a variety of activities across the campus and beyond. These range from assisting at events such as the annual Access and Lifelong Learning Symposium and ALL Student Welcome, in implementing our University for All Initiative, as well as with our diverse outreach activities where they meet potential students who would like to know more about UCD. Access Leaders have even represented UCD at committee level and national conferences. 

You can learn more about the Access Leader Programme in our Access Leader Handbook

A collage of our Access Leaders working at various events

Another collage of our Access Leaders at work