Staff Communications

View prior email communications sent from Graduate Studies to supervisors & staff at UCD.

To: Managers/Administrators and Academic Coordinators working with graduate research students
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that our Graduate Studies Connector is now live on our website:

and from now on we will welcome any email interactions with prospective students, alumni or staff via this tool.

This change does not apply to the way we communicate with you and this email is only for your information about this development.

School Managers/Administrators and Faculty should still contact the dedicated staff member on the Graduate Research Board (GRB) Support Team for their School/College if they have GRB-related queries.  Information on the GRB can be found on our website and colleagues that may raise GRB-related queries through the Connector will be directed to our intranet for details of the contact for their School/College.  

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

Have a lovely weekend!

Kind Regards,
Ioanna Galeadi
UCD Graduate Studies


To: Managers/Administrators working with graduate research students
Dear Colleagues,
Further to the email we sent on 29 March about the External Credit Project, we would like to let you know that the following resources are now available on the UCD Graduate Studies Document Repository
  • External Credit Recommendations Checklist for Schools
  • Interim External Credit Form for students to complete.
The Checklist outlines the important points to consider from before the student completes an External course/activity to making a successful recommendation to the GRB.
The Form is an Interim Form (Microsoft Word) which students may use to submit an External Credit application to their School. However, please note that it is not compulsory for students/Schools to use this form. It is there as a resource if Schools find it useful. (External Credit may be integrated into the online RPL form at a later date.)
A Guide to Recognition of Prior and Concurrent (External) Learning will also be available on the GRB intranet (Guidelines & Links section) shortly.
We would like to thank the colleagues who completed the short survey about External Credit resources that we made available to certain Schools recently. Your feedback on the planned resources was very useful.
A further communication to supervisors about the External Credit resources will go out in due course.
If you have any queries or further feedback, please feel free to contact us.
Kind regards,
Jennifer Sullivan
Graduate Research Board Support Team

To: Academic and Administrative contacts for graduate research in the Colleges of Science and Social Sciences & Law

Dear Colleagues, 
As previously notified, the Examination Board for the the taught modules taken by graduate research students will take place in the third week of June (specifically 16 June 2021). 
As part of our preparations for this Board, the GRB team will be reviewing the results for this cohort to identify any queries or matters that may need to be resolved ahead of/at this meeting. Please note that the numbers of queries are expected to be low (and there may be no queries at all for certain Schools).  If there are queries, they will be shared by 3 June 2021 (and individual Schools will be notified of this). 
Administrative colleagues have been given access to the examination reports via InfoHub but please note that there is limited information available on these reports at present (although they will be more complete as the Board approaches).  
Please note that the Infoview report PEP003 report is still available if Schools find it more useful (to review results locally this week).
If there any additional colleagues that require access to the InfoHub report mentioned above, then please contact
Kind Regards,
Graduate Research Board Support Team

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to highlight a couple of items regarding research student module registration

1)     Module Registration for graduate research students opens at 10am on Thursday 6th May 2021 and will close at 5pm on Friday 21st May 2021. This round of registration is for Summer modules only. Modules delivered in Autumn 2021 (& beyond) can be requested from the August/September registration period onwards. An email will be sent to all research students to this effect on 6th May and you will receive a copy. This information is also on the Graduate Studies website

2)     As you are aware there are two methods for September-start PhD students to register for modules i.e. through their SISWeb (instant registration) or if a module(s) not available there, via a Google Form managed by Registry (1-3 days to registration). To enhance the module registration process it is best to maximize use of the SISweb method i.e. build the School PhD programme structure so that as many modules that could potentially be selected by a student are available. With this in mind, I invite you to review the modules specified for your School here the see whether it would there is potential to add more to your School PhD Programme. The Curriculum Management System is now open for edits to Major Structures & Programme Information for the forthcoming academic year 2021-2022 and will be open until Friday the 14th May 2021. If you need help in making edits, please visit the curriculum management webpage for information. In addition, he Curriculum Team are holding regular Drop-in sessions over zoom for support on queries. Contact your College Liaison or for more details and to find out when the zoom slots are taking place.

If you do make changes, please let me know directly ( and we will update the Graduate Studies website so that it is in sync with the  curriculum management system.

Best wishes


Dr Emer Cunningham

UCD Graduate Studies 

I hope you have had a restful break over the Easter holiday!

I am writing to you as a research degree supervisor, to share some updates and information about events and opportunities that you may find interesting for yourselves or your research students.

Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support for the This is the second time that graduate research students have been invited to have their say after the pilot that took place in 2018 and the first survey in 2019. We managed to secure a 35% participation rate which is a positive result, given that previously the percentages were 39% and 31.2% respectively. There are many people who contributed in different ways to support the this year and I know many of you are among those. It has been and continues to be, a very challenging year as the engagement with students is only virtual. I am planning to review the feedback myself once received, and I encourage you to do so for your area as you can get valuable insights from the survey data.  Thank you once again for your support!

Sharing some updates and events for this month:

Roadmap Pilot Project

I would like to make you aware of our Roadmap Project for the graduate research students who joined UCD last January. This is available via UCD Brightspace and students need to enrol to the Graduate Orientation module to gain access. We have created a roadmap to help the students take their first steps of the research degree programme with monthly announcements in Brightspace, which support them in staying on track with their studies. I believe this will also be useful for students who started in September or May last year. I am enclosing a document with guidelines on how to enrol to Brightspace for your reference. 

Thesis Boot Camp

The Thesis Boot Camp is a great opportunity for late Stage 2 PhD students. The Thesis Boot Camp is an intensive writing programme for late-stage doctoral researchers and will be delivered virtually by Dr Peta Freestone. The programme will take place from Monday 10th May to Wednesday 12th May 2021. It is a free event provided by UCD Graduate Studies. The goal is for participants to write up to 20,000 words of first draft material. Places on the Thesis Boot Camp are limited, so please encourage your interested students to apply as soon as possible as the deadline is Monday, 12th April 2021. Please find further details on eligibility and how to apply on the  UCD Graduate Studies website. Previous virtual Thesis Boot Camps were very successful. 

ThesisIn3 Competition

Graduate Studies announce the fourth annual UCD ThesisIn3 Competition. The UCD ThesisIn3 Competition supports graduate research students in their development as confident research communicators. We invite all UCD Stage 2 PhD Students to submit an entry and share their research with the UCD community.

The competition will take place virtually on Thursday 10 June at 11:30am. The winner will go on to represent UCD in the Universitas 21 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®), where they will compete with researchers from all over the globe. The winner will also receive a €250 One-For-All voucher and the two Runners-Up will each receive a €100 One-For-All voucher. WInners will serve as ambassadors for research at UCD, with recordings of their presentations on the Graduate Studies website. In addition, UCD Students' Union will sponsor 5 x €75 travel funds to participants as separate prizes. The categories for these SU prizes will be decided and voted upon by a panel of peer judges.

Please encourage your stage 2 PhD students to participate as this is a great opportunity for them to sharpen their communication and presentation skills.

More details and the application form can be found on the  UCD Graduate Studies website.

e-Thesis Support

UCD Assessment, Registry is hosting live drop-in clinics for thesis submission on the below dates for all eThesis related queries.

Thursday 29th April

10.30am-12pm - Supervisors & Staff

2.30 -4pm - Students

Friday 30th April

10.30am-12pm - Students

2.30 - 4pm - Supervisors & Staff

Thursday 6th May

10.30am-12pm - Students

2.30 -4pm - Supervisors & Staff

Friday 7th May

10.30am-12pm - Supervisors, Staff & Students

2.30-4pm - Supervisors, Staff & Students

To drop into one of these sessions and meet with a member of the Assessment team please log into the below link;

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 681 7912 9289

Passcode: 249427

Further support documentation can be found on the UCD Assessment website which is frequently updated.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision

In recognition of some of the exemplary practice in research supervision that is taking place across UCD, Graduate Studies launched the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision last year. This award is an opportunity for Stage 2 PhD students to recognise those supervisors who go above and beyond what is expected of them, in supporting, teaching and mentoring their doctoral students. Further information can be found on the UCD Graduate Studies website. The submission deadline for this year’s applications is Friday June 4th, 2021. If you have any further questions about the award, please contact my colleague Dr Janet Carton at

Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme (RSSDp): remaining workshops.

There are a number of interesting workshops on this programme which are due to take place in April and May, led by UCD, TCD and RCSI (details below). All supervisors are invited to attend these workshops and can register for each of the sessions on the UCD Booking Centre.

Fri April 16th at 14:00-16:30: Supervising Doctoral Students in off-site locations (RCSI led) 

Thu April 22nd at 14:00-15:30: Beyond the PhD - Preparing Students across the Research Cycle (TCD led)

Fri April 29th at 16:00-17:00: Supporting Students with Disabilities through the Supervision Process (TCD led)           

Fri April 30th at 14:00-16:30: Building Resilience and Supporting Wellbeing (UCD led)

Fri May 7th at 14:00-15.30: Visiting Expert – Prof Bob Harris (Karolinska Institute, Sweden) Leadership in Research Supervision (UCD led) 

Fri May 28th at 14:00-16:30: Monitoring, Assessment, Examiners, Viva voce (MAEV) (UCD led) 

More information about the Programme can be found on the UCD Graduate Studies website.                    

Graduate Research Board - Useful information on Transfer Assessments

The requirement for a Stage Transfer Assessment, including details of the composition on the Transfer Assessment Panel and timings for these assessments,is outlined in sections 7.35 and 8.26 of the Academic Regulations. Details of the requirements for assessments for Transfer to Masters to PhD programmes can be found in sections 7.38 to 7.41 of the same regulations. Additional policy information on progression within a PhD programme can be found on the Progression in Doctoral Programmes Policy in the Graduate Studies document repository.  The Frequently Asked Questions section of the Graduate Research Board intranet has been updated with some information on Transfer Assessments that may be useful to supervisors.

If you have queries related to the Graduate Research Board then please feel free to speak to the support contact for your School (listed under Board Support).

Information session on Erasmus+

The European Commission has officially launched the new Erasmus+ Programme which covers the period 2021-2027. With a budget of €26.2 billion (compared to €14.7 billion for 2014-2020), complemented with about €2.2 billion from EU’s external instruments, the new and revamped programme will fund learning mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million Europeans of all ages and all backgrounds.  The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, sustainability, the digital transformation and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life. This Programme supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. Erasmus+ will also support the resilience of education and training systems in the face of the pandemic.

UCD Global will be hosting an Erasmus+ information session on Wednesday, 14 April at 11:00. During this online event, we will give an overview of the new Erasmus+ Programme, explain the application process and answer questions from participants. Please register for the event by completing this form

Student Support

I am also enclosing a quick guide to help and support services available to students, as I am aware that students are reaching out to us or their Schools requesting for information about university support.  Please also be aware that we keep a Covid-19 guidelines related to the Graduate Research Students section on our website that we ensure is up to date with the latest information. There is also the UCD Covid-19 website and UCD Student Health Services Covid-19 FAQs that I include for your information.

I will continue to be in touch providing as much relevant information to you as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me or the Graduate Studies team at, if you have questions, or other suggestions that you would find helpful at this time.


Take care and stay safe.


Very best wishes,



Professor Barbara Dooley, UCD Dean of Graduate Studies & Deputy Registrar


Dear Colleagues


The ThesisIn3 Competition will take place on Thursday 10 June 2021 from 11.30 am via Zoom.

Stage 2 PhD students are challenged to present their research in three minutes, using only one slide, to a non-specialist audience. Entrants must distil their niche subjects and intensive research into bite-sized presentations that will inform and entertain the general public.

The winner of ThesisIn3 will go on to represent UCD in the Universitas21 Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®), where they will compete with researchers from all over the globe. The winner will also receive a €250 One-For-All voucher and the two Runners-Up will each receive a €100 One-For-All voucher and serve as ambassadors for UCD research, with recordings of their presentations on the Graduate Studies website.

For further details please see link below:

Please circulate to students, staff and faculty within your School as appropriate.

An invitation to all stage 2 PhD students was sent on Tuesday 23 March 2021.


With kind regards


Dear Colleagues,


We would like to let you know that the Graduate Research Board (GRB) Support Team is undertaking a short project on Credit for External Learning in order to support Schools when making submissions to the GRB to have this credit recognised on the student's record. This project will use Lean methodologies.

We have received feedback from certain Schools indicating that they would welcome guidance on topics, such as:

  • greater clarity around the activities that are suitable for External Credit
  • greater clarity around the supporting documentation that is required for a successful application.

We are incorporating this feedback from Schools into the project and if you have further feedback or have any questions about this project, you are welcome to contact me (

Note: The focus of this project is to support colleagues when making submissions to the Graduate Research Board and not to make changes to existing policy.

Kind regards,

Jennifer Sullivan

Graduate Research Board Support Team

Dear Graduate Research colleagues,

The will be open for student responses for first year and final year undergraduate students, postgraduate taught students and postgraduate research students (PGR) from Monday 15th February until Sunday 7th March 2021.PGR students were first surveyed in 2019 and since they are to be surveyed every two years, this will be the second time research students have been invited to have their say.

This has been a particularly difficult year for both staff and students but capturing the student voice is more important than ever, and we would be very grateful for your support in promoting and engaging with students, faculty and staff in your School/Institute.

For your information iGraduate, the company that run the survey, will contact students by email on Monday inviting them to take the survey and follow up with a reminder the following two Mondays. The students will also get an email each Wednesday’s directly from UCD.

We will be encouraging participation with a host of prizes including Airpods, Fitbits and a selection of Vouchers.

You can help the campaign by putting a PGR student Survey Logo below in your email signature, retweeting, Graduate Studies and UCD tweets. Mentioning the survey to  students when you are engaging with them on other things.

Thank you very much in advance for your support of If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me at emer.cunningham@ucd,ie

Best wishes


Dr Emer Cunningham

UCD Graduate Studies

The UCD CSC Scholarship Scheme opens each year for Chinese students to apply to UCD for a PhD position or 6-24month research visit. The deadline for 2021 applications was the 31st of January 2021. We have received over 50 applications for September 2021 entry. Graduate Studies will assign these applications to the relevant School for consideration by the School PhD Committee.

Process for 2021:
1. Graduate Studies will review applications and assign them to the relevant School on the Online applications system by Friday 5th February 2021.
2. Schools contact the potential supervisor indicated on the application to verify their support for the applicant.
3. Schools submit verified applications to the relevant School Committee for their consideration for admission.

(Note: CSC Applications should be assessed in the same way as all PhD applications i.e. the applicant must meet the normal academic and English language proficiency requirements and be processed through the Research Student Management System (RSM).

School PhD Committee Outcomes:
Approved: If the applicant is approved by the School, we ask that the student is set up on the RSM and marked “Provisionally Approved”.
(The reason for this is that all UCD approvals are subject to the applicant receiving the CSC Scholarship as sanctioned by the CSC. When UCD get the results from CSC in May/June the application can be changed to ‘approved’ or ‘rejected’)
Rejected: If the applicant is rejected Graduate Studies will alert the applicant of this outcome.
Non-Standard: If the application is deemed non-standard, then the applicant should be set up on the RSM and forwarded to the Graduate Research Board (Governing Board) for their consideration.

4. Schools send a list of the outcomes of the PhD Committee to Graduate Studies by Friday 26th February 2021 including any additional conditions associated with the offer.
5. Graduate Studies send an offer letter signed by the Dean of Graduate Studies (as a pdf) to each successful applicant by Friday 5th March 2021 cc-ing the Supervisor and School Administrator.
6. Graduate Studies will send list of approved UCD Students to CSC by 5th March 2021.

7. The Successful applicant uses the Offer Letter in their application to the CSC between the 10th and the 31st March 2021.
8. CSC will contact Graduate Studies with the list of successful applicants in CSC process in May /June and Graduate Studies will communicate results to Supervisors and School Administrator. (Students will be notified directly by CSC)
9. Schools should then change successful students from ‘Provisionally Approved’ to ‘Approved’ and a UCD offer email will automatically go to the student. Those unsuccessful with the CSC should be removed, by the School, from the RSM or if the student is e.g. self-funded or funded elsewhere they can be processed on a case by case basis.

If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact me at:

Best wishes

UCD Graduate Studies

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UCD Research have launched the the Third round of the HEA Support for researchers including research students impacted by the COVID Pandemic. This call is relevant to research students who are in their final year and will be seeking an extension from their original planned thesis submission date of May 2021 to bring it to September 2021. An email has been sent to students  this morning

We request that Supervisors bring this call to the attention of potential applicants. Applying for a COVID-related thesis extension, for full-time eligible students, has moved  to an Infohub system which has the Supervisor and Head of School approval built into the process. The application for a thesis extension will incorporate the application for HEA funding. The deadline for  application from student ( endorsed by Supervisors) is  Friday 12th February 2021.

Further information on extensions on the Graduate Studies website here

For your information, the Dean of Graduate Studies is hosting a Q&A session for Research Students on Monday the 8th February 2021 11.00-12.00.The link to register for the session is here. This is not specifically about this call but is a forum where students can raise questions.  Students can submit question in advance.

Dear colleagues,
Sharing a couple of updates relevant to you as supervisors:
Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme (RSSDp) 2021
The RSSDp will be run online in early 2021 and face to face thereafter where possible. This programme of workshops is targeted at new, inexperienced research supervisors and more experienced staff who would like to refresh their knowledge on aspects of research supervisory practice. 
The 2021 RSSDp will commence on Friday January 29th  2021 with an online session given by our first visiting expert, Hugh Kearns. 
  • Register here for participation in this or any of the workshops in the series (details below).

2021 Programme of Workshops & Visiting Expert Sessions



Fri 29th January 2021


Visiting Expert – Hugh Kearns (Flinders University, iThinkwell, Adelaide) 

Fundamentals of Research Supervision (UCD)

Fri 12th February 2021


Attracting the ‘Right’ Candidate (UCD)

Fri 5th March 2021


Navigating Supervisory Styles, Roles and Responsibilities (UCD) 

Fri 26th March 2021


Enhancing the Research Student’s Skills Base (UCD)

Fri 30th April 2021


Building Resilience and Supporting Wellbeing (UCD)   

Fri 7th May 2021


Visiting Expert – Prof Bob Harris (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

Leadership in Research Supervision (UCD)         

Fri 28th May 2021


 Monitoring, Assessment, Examiners, Viva voce (MAEV) (UCD)

You can find further information about the programme on the Graduate Studies intranet.
Note: For Certification, participants must attend four of the core workshops and one of our visiting expert sessions. Core Workshops are highlighted on the UCD Booking Centre at Registration.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Janet Carton or Elizabeth Crean at
Research Student Induction (Jan 2021 start students)
Our second update is that Graduate Studies will hold a Research Student Induction day via Zoom on 4th February 2021, 11:00-15:30.
We ran a virtual induction in September and student feedback was very positive, so we will host a similar session for January start students.  This induction covers key procedural and pastoral aspects of research programmes at UCD: RSP, stage transfer etc., supervision essentials, plus supports like Careers & Student Adviser.
  • Orientation information is available on the Graduate Studies website 
  • Students can register via Eventbrite
  • Students can access resources from the September session via Brightspace - Graduate Orientation module. Enrolment instructions are attached, in case you are interested to view this, and please feel free to let us know if there is anything else you feel we should include. 
We would ask that you facilitate your students' attendance on the induction day, if possible. We will be recording the session in case students cannot attend on the 4th. However we do hope that people will attend 'live'. Particularly in this virtual working environment, our goal is to interact with the students and we plan breakout sessions so they can connect with each other too.
This session is targeted at Jan 2021 start students but Sep 2020 start students are also very welcome to attend.
Comms will follow to the students directly, but it is always helpful when supervisors encourage students to attend too and we do appreciate your assistance. 
Kind Regards,
UCD Graduate Studies
Please see here the schedule for the Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme (RSSDp) 2021.  The RSSDp will be run online in early 2021 and face to face thereafter where possible. 
  • To register for participation in any of the workshops highlighted, please go to the following link on the UCD Booking Centre at your earliest convenience
  • You can find further information about the programme on the Graduate Studies intranet
If you have any questions about the programme, please do not hesitate to contact me at or Elizabeth Crean at
Kind Regards,
Dr. Janet Carton
UCD Graduate Studies

Dear colleagues,

Due to COVID-19, Graduate Studies postponed a number of the face to face workshops on the Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme (RSSDp) 2020. 

We are now running the remaining revised workshops by Zoom in October and November as follows:

  • Enhancing the Research Student’s Skills Base - Friday October 9th 2pm-3.30pm
  • Building Resilience and Supporting Wellbeing - Friday October 23rd 2pm-3.30pm
  • Monitoring, Assessment, Examiners & Viva voce (MAEV) - Friday, November 27th  2pm-3.30pm
Booking details here

You can find more information on the Graduate Studies website

NB: If you have attended the face to face workshops earlier in the year, it is advisable that you attend all three of the remaining virtual workshops alsofor those seeking a certificate of participation.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at  

Best Wishes,


Dr Janet Carton |Graduate Education Development Manager

UCD Graduate Studies

Dear colleagues,
I hope that you all have had a chance to rest and recharge over the summer, after a challenging few months due to COVID-19. 
As we prepare for a new academic year, I wanted to share some initiatives that we in Graduate Studies have been spearheading for our community of research students and supervisors. You are the primary contact at UCD for the student(s) you supervise, and we are here to support both you and the students.
Our new and improved Graduate Studies website is now live. You can find a dedicated section for Supervisors , as well as our repository of Documents & Files, for the most relevant forms and policies.  We have an enhanced hub of resources for our current research students.  Please do direct your students to these: information on University supports will be increasingly important this year. We thank all of you who provided feedback on the website so far and we welcome your thoughts here 
The Graduate Research Board, the governance board for all graduate research students in the university, came into effect on 1 September 2020.  Information on this Board, including contacts and useful guides, can be found on the Graduate Studies intranet
We plan Orientation activities for incoming Graduate students. 
Information on Graduate Orientation can be found on our website, please direct your students here. We will hold two Graduate Studies events this September:
1. Induction for incoming Graduate Research students, Wednesday 23rd September 10am-4pm.

This will comprise information on governance and supports (dedicated Careers and Student Advisers), as well as a session on how to interact well with their supervisor. We will deliver induction virtually via Zoom & full details will be communicated to students this week. This induction is mandatory for incoming research students and I ask that you facilitate and encourage your students to join us on the day. We also encourage January and May start 2020 students to attend, if this is helpful for them.
2. I will host a virtual GradsConnect Welcome, Friday 25th September at 2pm.

This replaces the usual GradsConnect event. It will be live streamed this year, so as to respect social distancing measures and all taught & research graduate students are welcome to attend. Again, details will be sent to incoming graduate students this week.
Graduate Research Student Handbook 2020/21 As you are aware, this is an unusual 
year so the research student handbook is virtual for 2020/21. It is available on the 
Graduate Studies website and will be sent to all graduate research students this week.
Registration is now open for Discipline-specific Taught modules until 9th October next. PhD students must complete 30 credits of discipline-specific modules in the course of their programme and we advise them that their module selection must be agreed with their supervisor prior to registration. Details of modules and registration here. Note: In a registration upgrade for the academic year 2020-21, students will register for modules using online systems & are no longer required to complete a hard copy Module Registration Form. 
We will continue to develop student supports during the coming year, such as a virtual Transferable Skills programme, as well as working to streamline decisions and procedure via the Graduate Research Board. We will also be resuming the Research Supervisor Support & Development Programme (RSSDP) this autumn, more details to follow later this month.
Finally, a reminder that we are maintaining a COVID-19 FAQ specifically for research students. Please do reach out to if repeated queries come up, or you see opportunities for other supports that we could provide. 
With very best wishes, 
Professor Barbara Dooley, Dean of Graduate Studies

UCD Graduate Studies would like to invite you to the UCD ThesisIn3 competition 2020, taking place this Friday 19th June (via Zoom). 



The competition will take place live on Friday 19th June 11:30-12:30 via Zoom, with prizes presented by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Deputy Registrar, Professor Barbara Dooley.

All in the UCD community are welcome to spectate. Come along with a coffee to enjoy the presentations and support the participating students. 


Judging Panel

  • Prof Paul McCabe, School of Biology and Environmental Science
  • Dr Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Ms Nuala Cunningham, New Decade production company


2020 Finalists

  • Gianluca Fontanesi (School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering),  
  • George Vathakkattil Joseph (School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering)
  • Devasanthini Devaraj (School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering)
  • Ciara Jessica Hayes (School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Lorna Conway (School of Chemistry)
  • Lisa Rogers (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems)
  • Tom Hall (School of Agriculture and Food Science) 
  • George Merces (School of Medicine)


Zoom details 

Join Zoom Meeting at 11.30am on Friday 19th June


Meeting ID: 978 6187 7649

Password: 821683

More info on our website.


We hope to see many of you on Friday morning. 


Kind regards,


UCD Graduate Studies