A memorial service in honour of the students who lost their lives in Berkeley tragedy will take place in UCD Belfield Church at 1pm, Friday 19th June 2015. All staff and students as well as families and friends are welcome to attend.
We know that many of you are working and travelling overseas at the moment and may be feeling deeply upset at this tragedy. The University of California Berkeley Counselling Services is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday at the Tang Centre, 3rd Floor, 2222 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. (T: 001-510-642-9494). Karina O’Neill, UCD International, is based in California and she has already met up and supported many of the students in San Francisco. She has been joined by UCD Chaplain, Fr John McNerney.
We have opened an online book of condolence on the website www.ucd.ie where you can express your sympathy and feelings. We encourage you to keep in touch with your families and to support one another.
The service will be broadcast live on RTÉ's News Now channel and on the RTÉ website from 1pm.
Students in Ireland
For students who are currently in Ireland, we would like to make you aware of a number of supports in UCD over the coming days. The UCD counselling team are available to any student or staff member who wishes to avail of their service. You can make an appointment by calling 01 7163134.
UCD Student Supports
Ms. Carl Lusby
C216 Health Sciences Centre
Ph: +353 1 716 6632
Fr. Leon O’Giollain
B3.02 Health Sciences Centre
Ph: +353 1 716 6495
|Student Counselling Service
UCD Student Health Service
Ph: +353 1 716 3133 / 34
Ms. Clare O’Connor
Ph: +353 1 716 3117
Ph: 1850 60 90 90
Text Message Support: 087 260 9090
Interfaith Prayer Service
With the Students’ Union, we will conduct an interfaith prayer service in Belfield Church on Friday 19th June at 1.00pm. All staff and students as well as families and friends are welcome to attend. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Student Centre.
During these days close to this very sad event we all try to provide as much practical and emotional support as possible. We are also aware of the longer term needs of those who have been affected by this event and our student support services along with the academic staff of the university will be available to work with students when they return to campus in September.
Please don't be afraid to ask for support and know that the UCD Medicine community of students and staff at Belfiled and across our clinical sites are with you at this difficult time.