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Dignity & Respect Ambassadors

Page updated 4 March 2024

Dignity & Respect Ambassadors

(Starting September 2024, for the Academic Year 24/25)

Dignity and Respect Ambassadors are student champions who are role models that foster a respectful and welcoming environment at UCD.

As Dignity & Respect Ambassador have a deep understanding of UCD’s Dignity & Respect policies and support available, making them uniquely equipped to raise awareness amongst their peers around dignity and respect matters. They also report inappropriate behaviour, and signpost students to the many support services available.

The Dignity & Respect Ambassadors are tasked with a variety of activities across our campuses during the year, including:

  • Supporting Dignity & Respect Support Service (DRSS) orientation period activities
  • Supporting in-term outreach stands
  • Engaging in in-term lecturer addresses
  • Supporting events and conferences
  • Signposting students to the Dignity & Respect Support Service

Benefits to you

Besides making a valuable contribution to campus life,  D&R Ambassadors get to develop your leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

Participation can be used toward the UCD Advantage Award and Ambassadors also get a chance to...

  • Enhance their CV and employability when your degree is finished
  • Develop their organisational and leadership skills
  • Improve their communication with others
  • Increase their confidence
  • Help to ensure that UCD is a university where bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct are not tolerated. 

What about training?

Participation in one full day's training, provided by Dignity & Respect Support Service,  will be mandatory to qualify as a D&R Ambassador.

Contact UCD Dignity & Respect

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: 01 716 7716 | E: respect@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)