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UCD Global Guides

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UCD Global Guides

UCD's team of Global Guides support fellow students by providing information, managing and organising events and offering peer to peer support. You can meet Global Guides by dropping into the Global Lounge anytime between 9am - 9pm Monday to Friday during term time.

Why not check out Instagram account for great tips and events with our Global Guides! And keep up to date with everything going on in the UCD Global Lounge where you'll find some fab events hosted by the Guides.

Get to know our Global Guides in their video!



I have really enjoyed my role as a UCD Global Guide so far - I have met so many amazing new people from UCD. It’s been fantastic to hear about our international students' cultures and traditions. If you ever have any questions or queries about UCD or things to do around Dublin, drop us a message on Instagram or visit us in the Global Lounge and we will be happy to help you!

Nessa, Irish, UCD Global Guide

What are the duties and responsibilities of a UCD Global Guide?

  1. To staff (be physically present) at the Global Lounge Welcome Desk.
  2. To provide peer support and answer students’ questions regarding UCD and student life.
  3. To assist with any general walk-in queries from prospective and current students, parents, agents, or staff.
  4. To help with signposting and orientation for international students around campus and to provide information on public transport and local facilities.
  5. To assist with events and activities within the Global Lounge. 
  6. To assist in the planning of events and any associated preparation, i.e. be responsible for room set-up, seating plan and Laptop/PA system; ensure the smooth running of events and deal with any technical issues that may arise; be the main point of contact with event organisers; welcome guests and deal with ticketing and crowd control.
  7. To track event records e.g., number of people at events, photos, testimonials, and feedback.
  8. To assist with creating content for UCD Global’s social media channels.
  9. To assist with creating graphics on Canva and recording videos to promote events and activities relevant to the Global Community Team.
  10. To speak at information sessions and talks in the UCD Global Lounge, or via virtual platforms, e.g., Orientation, Student Panel Sessions, and UCD Global recruitment events.
  11. To welcome and assist UCD Global Lounge users and ensure a relaxing and supportive environment.
  12. To ensure that the UCD Global Lounge is always kept tidy and all equipment is maintained.
  13. To assist with Reception cover when required.
  14. To ensure that there is no infringement of ‘house rules’, ‘health and safety’ or equality guidelines.
  15. To assist with campus tours.
  16. To complete Task Sheets during each shift and inform their Line Manager if certain tasks cannot be completed.
  17. To be available to assist with any internal or external tasks or activities as requested by your Line Manager.


The ideal UCD Global Guide will have the following qualities, experience and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural and communication skills.
  • Commitment to helping ensure that international students get the best out of their UCD experience.
  • Good organisational, administrative, technical and social media skills.
  • A flexible approach and an open-mind.
  • Experience of dealing with diverse cultures.
  • Reliability and punctuality.
  • Ability to represent UCD Global to the highest standard.
  • A good knowledge of UCD and its student support services, campus and transport links.
  • A good knowledge of Dublin and popular tourist attractions.  

Please note that this role involves some manual lifting, i.e. moving tables and chairs and room set-up.

An opportunity to enhance your college experience by being part of a dynamic student-facing team.

Training will be provided on the following topics:

  • The role of the Global Guide
  • Introduction to the Global Lounge & UCD Global
  • Responding to student queries
  • Dignity and Respect
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Creating social media content
  • AV equipment and hybrid technology
  • Reception duties

Payment: Global Guides will be paid an hourly rate of €12.88


The UCD Global Community Team is currently recruiting a new team of Global Guides for the academic year 2024/25. Please review the Global Guide role description and fill in the Global Guide Application Form below. We welcome applications from past Global Guides and leadership roles are now available.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 28 March 2024.

Interviews will take place in the UCD Global Office, 16 & 17 April 2024.



I work in the UCD Global Lounge which I love, since it is a social space for students to hang out with friends, study and chat. I also enjoy meeting international students and supporting them throughout their time at UCD.

Anam, Irish, UCD Global Guide