Student advisers provide support for all students during their university experience. Located in all colleges, student advisers work in conjunction with the chaplains and representatives of the academic and administrative staff.
Student advisers are here to help you make your time at UCD as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible. You can contact them in relation to personal, social or practical issues. From simple requests for information to more confidential and serious matters, they will give you the time and space to talk things through.
Student advisers strive to:
- Promote social, academic and personal development of students.
- Serve as a resource for students and staff about student support services available in the university, such as the Student Health Service, Chaplains, Students’ Union.
- Provide an open-door policy; meeting individual students and advising them on personal, social, or practical matters and where necessary, referring students to other team members, to the central support services or to the Student Health Service.
For contact details of student advisers please visit www.ucd.ie/advisers
Disability Support Services
UCD aims to provide an accessible and inclusive environment for all students. If you have a disability and require assistance, please inform the International Office well before your arrival. The Disability Support Service (DSS) works with students who require additional support. The Disability Officer works in co-operation with all colleges to include the needs of students with a disability in the provision of all services within the university.
Supports include the following:
- Accessible accommodation
- Library assistance
- Assistive technology
- Materials in alternate format
- Learning support
- Irish sign language interpreters
- Note-taking service
- Alternative examination arrangements
To avail of the supports provided by DSS, students are invited to register with the service as early as possible in the year. All students must provide adequate documentation detailing their disability. DSS will discuss with the student all the relevant supports and make appropriate recommendations. It is important to note that supports offered are in line with available funding and Irish best practice.
Disability Support Services (DSS)
Level 1, Library Building
Tel: +353 1 716 7565
The university chaplains also act as student advisers. An open-door policy exists to enable students to seek assistance, especially in times of distress, illness and bereavement. There is particular attention given to students’ special needs at the beginning and the end of the academic year. A referral system is directed towards academic sources. Availability to students is seen as a priority at all times.
The main chaplains’ office is situated at G002 in the Newman Building.
You can make an appointment by calling Anne Tynan on 01 716 8372, email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply drop in.
Please visit www.ucd.ie/chaplain for more information.
There is a prayer room supported by the Islamic Society in UCD, this is located in Woodview House.
Niteline is a voluntary student-run telephone listening and information service for students. The volunteers come from UCD, TCD, RCSI and NCAD and remain anonymous within the student body. Callers can talk about any problems they might have whether it is personal, sexual or study-related. Both male and female volunteers are available and all calls are confidential.
Freephone 1800 793 793
We do not tolerate racist language or behaviour at any level. If, during your stay with us, you feel that you have been subjected to any form of racial discrimination, please contact the International Office or your student adviser immediately.