The UCD Science Office welcomes our new Science, Sustainability, Computer Science, and Actuarial & Financial Studies undergraduate students for the academic year 2020/2021. Information relevant to each course including a series of Orientation videos are listed below. 

University Orientation Information
View the New Students Website for information on life in UCD
Check the UCD Orientation website for details of your next steps
Seeing some new phrases? Read our Jargon Buster for descriptions. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here to help. Use our Ask Science Page should you have any queries.

Science Orientation Information

We recommend downloading the UCD Science - Stage 1 Guide 2021-2022 (pdf) and have it with you during Orientation. 
 These videos will help you prepare for the Orientation webinar on 23 September. Note any questions and have them with you for the webinar.

  DN200 Science Orientation & Course Structure YouTube video

Biological, Biomedical, Biomolecular Sciences (BBB)
Video on the Biomedical and Biomolecular degree options (Opens in New Window)
Video on the Biology & Environmental Science options (Opens in New Window)

Chemistry and Chemical Sciences (CCS)
Video on the Chemistry & Chemical Sciences options (Opens in New Window)

Mathematical, Physical and Geological Sciences (MPG)
 Video on the Mathematics and Statistics options (Opens in New Window)
 Video on the Physics options (Opens in New Window)
Video on Geology (Opens in New Window)

In addition to the videos above, the following documents contain important information for all Science students:

Download the UCD Science Student Handbook 2021/22 (pdf)
Download the UCD Science - Core Modules Stage 1 and Stage 2 2021-2022 (pdf)

Computer Science Orientation Information
Before accessing our Orientation videos, we recommend downloading the Student Handbook 2020/21 (pdf). 

 Welcome from Head of School Associate Professor Chris Bleakley (Opens in New Window)
Video on Course Content & Structure in Computer Science (Opens in New Window)
Playlist with Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (Opens in New Window)

Sustainability
We recommend downloading the BSc Sustainability Stage 1 Guide (pdf) to have it open during the live Orientation session. 

 Professor Tasman Crowe's Orientation Welcome for Sustainability students (Opens in New Window)
Learn more about the UCD Sustainability modules for Stage 1 students

COVID-19 Arrangements
The following information is relevant to all students about the Autumn Trimester Arrangements:

Autumn Trimester Guidance
COVID-19 FAQs & Advice for Students
FAQs for International Students
Short Guide for Students Coming to Campus

UCD Global Orientation 2020/21
YouTube Video UCD Global Orientation Playlist
YouTube video UCD Registry Online Registration Tutorials 

Don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here to help. Use our Ask Science Page should you have any queries.