We're Here For You
UCD provides a range of academic supports for students throughout their time at UCD. Whether you need additional assistance due to disability, would like to learn a new language or improve your academic English, or want to get the right start on your career pathway, we have the supports that you need.
Applied Language Centre
UCD Library provides a wide range of services for students including study group rooms and laptop loans. There are five librararies in UCD, with the main James Joyce Library located in the centre of the Belfield campus. The James Joyce Library is also home to the UCD Maths Support Centre and the UCD Writing Support Centre, where students can get free one-to-one tuition to improve these skills.
UCD Careers Network
The UCD Careers Network offers a range of services and programmes designed to enable you to make career decisions. You can avail of assistance and advice for developing career action plans, effective CVs, interview skills and techniques.
Services available to UCD students include:
- One-to-one career guidance at the Careers Network
- A Resource Room packed with information on career entry requirements, industrial/ employment sectors, graduate study, vacancy bulletins and reference books.
- Weekly workshops on effective CVs, going for interview, personal statements for graduate study
Overall, the Careers Network aims to provide you with high quality information, advice and guidance services.
UCD Access & Lifelong Learning Centre
UCD aims to provide an accessible and inclusive environment for all students. The overarching purpose of Access & Lifelong Learning (ALL) is to be the ‘bridge to inclusion’ offering connections, engagement and building relationships between communities that are ‘distant’ from higher education, and the University community. We offer a variety of services to students including disability support. If you have a disability please advise UCD Global in advance of arrival.
Supports for students with a disability are coordinated by UCD Access & Lifelong Learning. Students with disabilities are advised to contact UCD Access & Lifelong Learning before accepting their offer as the supports available may differ from those available in local Universities e.g. students with disabilities are provided with 10 minutes per hour of additional time in exams.
- Alternative exam arrangements
- Classroom accommodations
- Assistive Technology advice and training
Students with disabilities should contact Access & Lifelong Learning soon after arrival to arrange an appointment to set up supports.
The disability team can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and will be happy to answer any queries you might have.