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Study & Exam Leave

Page updated 10 August 2022

UCD supports staff undertaking further professional development and in recognition of this, study and exam leave is currently available to a range of employees who have completed one year’s service with the university. 

This page provides a brief summary of the policy, an outline of the application process, relevant forms and some frequently asked questions.

Study & Exam Leave Policy

The study and exam leave policy applies to all non-academic, professional, administrative, technical and support staff, employed by the University. The purpose of this policy is to outline the conditions surrounding study and examination leave.

Study leave entitlement is up to 5 days per academic year of the course concerned and an eight-week notice period applies. You can learn more about the types of courses covered and how leave is applied to part-time staff in the Policy.

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This section contains a summary of a UCD policy, however, in all cases the Policy remains the definitive source of information on the topic.

Application process for Study & Exam Leave

 Note: If applying for Exam Leave a copy of the exam timetable must be attached to your application.

What happens next?

You will receive a letter from UCD HR which will:

  • Confirm receipt of your.
  • Confirm your study and or exam leave dates.

HR Operations will record the leave on your Core HR.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, however exam leave applies to the duration of the exam (i.e. morning or afternoon).  When sending your application to UCD HR for processing you must attach a copy of the exam timetable to your application.

Contact the HR Helpdesk

The HR Helpdesk is the primary point of contact for all your employment-related queries by email and telephone.  We are here to help you with any queries on employee benefits, terms & conditions and HR policies & procedures. If we can’t help you directly, we will refer your query to a HR specialist area.

All visitors to UCD HR, Roebuck offices should be by appointment only and arrangements to be made with specific HR staff members.

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+ 353-1-716-4900

Roebuck Offices,
UCD Belfield Campus.

UCD Human Resources

Roebuck Offices, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
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