Get set for Summer - Travel
Culture & Engagement have teamed-up with the accommodation booking engine Booking.com to offer UCD employees even greater savings on their personal bookings.
By partnering with Booking.com for Business, UCD colleagues will have access to Booking.com’s exclusive business rates - these rates offer a discount of between 10-20% off standard rates at participating properties. In addition, you will be able to gain access to the benefits of Booking.com’s Genius Travel Rewards Program which offers even further savings.
To find out more, visit our Special Offers page.
Please note that accommodation booking for UCD business (as opposed to personal travel) must be made through our approved travel agency Club Travel.
Do you always purchase travel insurance when going abroad? Is you policy adequate? We have asked Dermot Goode, well known to many in UCD for helping them to save money on their health insurance premiums for a few pointers on travel insurance.
Read more about Travel insurance tips from Dermot Goode now.
If you are looking to purchase travel insurance we have negotiated a 10% discount on VHI’s MultiTrip policy. See more on our Special Offers page.
Get set for Summer - Health and fitness
Bootcamp not for you? Well how about getting out to enjoy our campus now that the fine weather is on the way. The Healthy UCD walk utilises our woodland paths and has markings every 0.5km so you can easily keep track of the distance you cover when out for a walk. Each point also has a map so you can see the route to the next point.
It’s free, easy to do and a great opportunity to meet friends or make new ones while promoting your health and wellbeing. Click here to access the Healthy UCD Walk map.
UCD Students' Union in conjunction with Healthy UCD are organising UCD's first ever Darkness Into Light walk in aid of Pieta House. Darkness Into Light is a 5km walk and fundraiser and is open to all UCD employees, students, alumni and local residents.
Join us at 4.15am on Saturday, 12 May as we walk 5km to meet the sunrise and work towards a world where suicide, self-harm, and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care, and acceptance.
Registration and details here
Employee Assistance Programme
Don’t forget should you, a colleague or a member of your family need support around any general health or wellbeing issue please contact our Employee Assistance Programme (requires Connect Login).
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a confidential support service provided by an external provider. The EAP service is available to employees and their immediate family members providing a stepped-care and triage model of delivery supporting employees in areas of general health and well-being, as well as counselling supports.
• The service is free to employees and their immediate family members (partner, spouse or adult child residing at the same address as the employee) – UCD bears the cost of this service.
• The service is voluntary – the decision to use the service and avail of counselling where appropriate, rests with the individual.
• The service is confidential and independent – and provided by an external company called Inspire Workplaces.
Get set for summer - UCD Festival
Don’t forget the UCD Festival will take place on Saturday, 9 June 2018. Start planning your free day of hands-on science, workshops, talks, debates, performances, tours, exhibitions, family fun and so much more. The programme is being updated regularly so keep an eye on the festival website.