The UCD Global Lounge

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Our Hub for Students

The UCD Global Lounge is a multi-functional space which enables students, staff and the wider UCD community to build connections with each other and the world around them. The space is an expression of UCD’s commitment to global engagement, and the activities which take place in the Lounge serve to enhance the global culture of UCD. 

The Lounge is managed by the Global Experience Team in UCD Global which includes staff and students who are highly skilled in the areas of student support and event management.

Global Guide Welcome Desk

Our team of Global Guides are ready to support fellow students by providing information, managing and organising events and offering peer to peer support both in person and virtually via our social media channels. Global Guides are present at the Welcome Desk in the Global Lounge from 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday. Please make sure to drop in to the Global Lounge to say hello to our 2022-2023 Global Guides Anam, Laiyun, Bo, Theja, Sofiia, Adi, Arno and Marianne!


Being a Global Guide is such a great experience. I really enjoy working in the Global Lounge, meeting and interacting with international students and helping them with their questions and concerns. I feel as if I’m making a positive difference to their UCD experience! A major highlight for me is my weekly Instagram Stories about the Legends & Lore of UCD, while working in the Global Lounge has also taught me many invaluable skills. I have learned a lot collaborating with people from different cultures.

Rae , North American, UCD Global Guide

Global Lounge events 

Enabling our student community to support each other socially and culturally is hugely important to us. The UCD Global Experience team will be running a series of virtual and in-person Global Lounge events this trimester. They will include coffee mornings and chats with UCD Global Guides, society events, quizzes, movie nights, board games, discussions and language cafés amongst others.

Keep an eye on our social media pages for details on how to register for our events - and please join us virtually for some online socialising!

Current operations in the Global Lounge: COVID-19 guidelines

We are conscious of the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines that UCD has in place, and will do our best to ensure that the Global Lounge is a safe and well ventilated space. Please make sure to write your name, student number and time of arrival on a sign in/sign out sheet at the Global Guide Welcome Desk. 

If you would like to meet with a member of the UCD Global staff team, we advise that you first email the relevant staff member to set up an appointment time.


My favourite part of being a Global Guide is having the opportunity to meet people from different parts of the world and learning their cultures. I can’t wait to host great events for you! See you soon.

Laiyun, China, UCD Global Guide

Global Lounge booking

Keep an eye out for updated events calendars for all forthcoming events including national day celebrations, movie nights, career workshops and open mic evenings, to name but a few!

The Global Lounge is available for weekend event bookings; please email for further details. 

To make a UCD Global Lounge booking request, please fill in the fields below and submit. Please check the availability of the lounge before booking and send in a request at least 3 days in advance.

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