Through the following activities run by UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, students get the opportunity to experience college life first-hand on the UCD campus.
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UCD for All Student Experience offers prospective students from UCD Access & Lifelong Learning's target communities the opportunity to spend one full day on campus in the company of a UCD student.
Each year we invite many of the people we work with to spend a day at UCD experiencing student life with a current undergraduate student. In 2021 the Student Experience is virtual - our current students and faculty have created a number of short videos so you can learn more about studying a range of programmes at UCD.
UCD Future You Mentoring is a college programme for fifth-year school pupils who aspire to go on to third-level study. UCD Access & Lifelong Learning manages this programme with our partner schools in order to help improve pupils' awareness of college and to increase their belief in their own ability to attend college. Pupils also have the opportunity to visit UCD where mentors have the opportunity to show mentees the campus and share their experience.
Each June UCD Access & Lifelong Learning hosts a one-week residential summer school which gives fifth-year school pupils from linked schools and organisations a chance to meet other students who aspire to go to university. During this programme, participants have an opportunity to experience college lectures, undertake project work in a chosen subject and a variety of social and sports activities available to UCD students.