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Role Models - UCD Alumni

Purpose

At UCD we want you and all members of our University Community to feel they belong and have a positive experience. UCD is holding its inaugural Neurodiversity Celebration Week. To mark this week, UCD’s Neurodiversity Group is inviting UCD alumni to contribute a short video or a blog to connect with neurodiverse students and to raise awareness and visibility of the inclusion of neurodiverse students and employees in UCD.

Option 1: Video Message

To contribute a short video message:

  • Please record a short video (30-60 seconds).
  • What is your name, job title
  • When and what did you study at UCD?
  • Why is Neurodiversity Celebration Week important to you?
  • Why it is important as a UCD alumni who is neurodiverse to be visible and raise awareness

Suggested Prompts for Video Message

Options for recording a video message 

  1. Record a video via Zoom
  2. Record a video in landscape mode using a mobile phone.

Tips for recording 

  • Before recording make sure you are centred on the screen
  • Make sure you are recording in landscape mode
  • Before recording, consider background and sound. Record the video in a quiet place that is well lit and with a plain background. Alternatively, you may wish to use a virtual background.
  • Consider including the suggested prompts in your video message

Send your video to edi@ucd.ie

Option 2: Blog Post

  • Entries should be 100-400 words
  • A profile photo of the author (optional). Other photographs/images can be attached as long as people's faces are not visible, due to GDPR
  • Entries will be published weekly on the EDI webpage, Neurodiversity Celebration Week webpage and shared on the UCD Culture & Engagement Staff e-zine and the EDI Twitter

Suggested Prompts for Blog (100-400 words max)

  • What is your name, job title
  • When and what did you study at UCD?
  • Why is Neurodiversity Celebration Week important to you?
  • Your experience as a neurodiverse person
  • An aspect of neurodiversity which you would like to discuss

Send your blog to edi@ucd.ie 

Where will my video or blog be published?

Your video/blog will be published on UCD’s Neurodiversity Celebration Week webpage and promoted via internal UCD channels and via UCD social media.

By agreeing to submit the above-mentioned video/blog, you acknowledge that the University may also display information alongside, i.e. the following limited personal identifiable information, such as your name and title or programme of study at UCD. If you require that any of this information is omitted from UCD media and publications, please inform edi@ucd.ie preferably at the same time that the content is submitted for publication.

Right to withdraw

If you wish to withdraw your video/blog, you can do so at any time by contacting edi@ucd.ie. You do not need to give us a reason for withdrawing. If you withdraw your video/blog, UCD will not use your photographic, audio, video and written submissions in any future publications. Your withdrawal of consent does not invalidate the use of your photographic, audio, video and written submissions during the period UCD had your valid consent.

Right of Erasure

You have the right to request that we erase/delete the video, audio, written testimonial or image you have sent from our files, from the UCD website and from the UCD EDI social media channels and, where possible to do so, we will implement this in a timely fashion. If your material has already been shared externally, you need to be aware that we have no retrospective control over those materials. Please contact edi@ucd.ie if you wish to have the video, audio, written testimonial or image you have sent from our files, from the UCD website and from the UCD EDI social media channels.

If you have any concerns about how UCD deals with your privacy rights you can contact the UCD Data Protection Officer by email: gdpr@ucd.ie

UCD Neurodiversity Celebration Week Schedule

Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: edi@ucd.ie