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WELCOME TO UCD GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS - University College Dublin
University College Dublin
     An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath

WELCOME TO

UCD
GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS

                            2018/19
WELCOME TO UCD GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS - University College Dublin
GRADUATE
CHECKLIST
We are excited that you have decided
to attend UCD! We recommend you use
the checklist provided to help you keep
track of the major steps in the process.

     1 Accept your offer (If you haven’t already done so)   7 Organise your health Insurance
     Ensure your place on the course by                     Students from EU Member States in
     accepting your offer. If you are accepting             possession of the European Health
     online, you may be asked to submit an                  Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to public
     enrolment deposit of €500. This deposit is             health services in Ireland. Non-EU students
     applied towards your tuition fee.                      must obtain private health insurance.

     2 Review payment options and pay fees                  8 Arrive in time for Orientation
     UCD has made a number of payment                       For September 2018 start programmes, the
     options available to help you settle your              University Orientation takes places between
     fees quickly and efficiently                           Tuesday, 4th and Friday 7th September.
     www.ucd.ie/students/fees/howtopay.html                 Programme-specific orientation may sit
                                                            outside these dates, so it is important to
     3 Register for your course                             check with your School.
     Register online via UCD Connect. Please
     check keydates to see when online                      9 Attend the GradsConnect event
     registration opens for your programme.                 All incoming graduate students are invited
     Photo upload for your student UCARD                    to this event hosted by UCD Graduate
     should also be done during registration.               Studies. The event will be held on Tuesday,
     www.ucd.ie/students/registration                       18th September 2018 in O’Reilly Hall.
                                                            More Information
     4 Check immigration regulations and
     apply for a visa (if applicable)                       10 Collect your Student UCARD
     All non-EU/EEA students must comply with               It is essential that you collect your UCARD
     Irish immigration requirements. Please click           as soon as you arrive on campus as
     on Immigration Regulations and Visa details            you will need it for payments, access to
     for further information.                               facilities, and as identification. UCD Smurfit
     www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-                 Programme Office will distribute cards from
     global/coming-to-ireland/visa-and-                     orientation week onwards.
     immigration                                            www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/studywithus/
                                                            newstudentsincludingregistration
     5 Finalise your accommodation
     If you have been offered a place on campus,            11 Know where to go for Support
     click Pay Residential Fees to view and                 www.ucd.ie/students
     pay residential fees. If you will be living
     off campus, check out the UCD student                  12 Get to know your Students’ Union
     accommodation search engine and other                  www.ucdsu.ie
     sources listed on the Graduate Studies
     website                                                13 Make sure you read the Academic
     www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/studywithus/                Policies and Student Guidelines
     lifeoncampus/accommodation                             www.ucd.ie/students/services.html

     6 Make Travel Arrangements                             14 Get involved in UCD Life
                                                            www.ucd.ie/studentcentre
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CONTENTS

                02                                                  03                                                  04
   Before You Arrive                                   On Arrival At UCD                                  Orientation Week

                06                                                  08                                                  09
  IT Services In UCD                                    Important Dates                              How To Register Online

                 10                                                 12                                                  13
    Fees Information                                   UCD Regulations                                      Student Support

                 16                                                 18                                                  20
   Campus Facilities                                     Getting To UCD                                UCD Students’ Union

                24
          Get Social
Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained herein is correct at time of going to print. However, it may be subject to change.
University College Dublin does not have editorial control or take responsibility for the material published under the Students’ Union banner.
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BEFORE YOU
     ARRIVE                                           6
                                                          DOWNLOAD THE UCD MOBILE
                                                          APP
                                                          Google Play or iTunes
     We are delighted to                                  Go to Google Play or the iTunes store
     welcome you to UCD                                   and search for UCD Mobile. The app will
                                                          really help you settle in to life in UCD.
     Once you accept your offer – and we really
     hope you do - you should start preparing
     for the start of term. There are quite a few     5
     important things you need to do in the
     next few weeks, even before you get here!            GO TO UCD CONNECT
                                                          www.ucd.ie/connect
          ACCEPT YOUR OFFER                               Three working days after you accept your
                                                          offer, go to www.ucd.ie/connect
          (If you have not already done so.)
                                                          This will give you access to a number of
          Ensure your place on the course by
                                                          services including SISWeb and UCD email.
          accepting your offer.
                                                          Click on the relevant icon and enter your
                                                          username and password when asked. Your
                                                          username is your student number and
          GET SOCIAL!
     2                                                    your default password is your date of birth
                                                          (ddmmyy).
          www.ucd.ie/social-media
          Use the hashtag #helloucd to connect            BEGIN REGISTRATION
          with other students joining UCD this
          year. Check out the list of UCD-related         www.ucd.ie/students/registration
          social media sites (page 24) and keep up        You can begin registration within three
          to date with the latest news and events         working days of accepting your offer.
          from around the University.                     To enter online registration, go to UCD
                                                      4   Connect, click on the SISWeb icon and
                                                          enter your login details.
          FINALISE YOUR
     3    ACCOMMODATION
                                                          International students, keep an eye on
                                                          your UCD Connect email for information
          www.ucd.ie/residences                           about your registration.
          www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie                      Make sure you upload your photo by
          If you have been offered a place in UCD         the 31 August deadline so that you can
          accommodation, follow the instructions          collect your UCD Student Card (UCARD)
          emailed to you by UCD Residences very           at the time allocated for you during
          carefully. If you don’t get a place on          Orientation Week. UCD Smurfit School
          campus, check out the following links for       Programme Office will be distributing
          accommodation off campus:                       UCARD’s from orientation onwards.
          www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie                      Visit www.ucd.ie/
          www.ucdsu.ie                                    graduatestudies/studywithus/
          www.findahome.ie                                newstudentsincludingregistration for
          www.daft.ie                                     more information.

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AFTER

                                                                                                        WELCOME TO UCD 2018
YOU
ARRIVE
                                                         MAKE SURE YOU READ...
                                                    11   UCD Student Charter
7   ORIENTATION                                          UCD Student Code
                                                         UCD Academic Regulations
    Orientation is the time to ask all questions,
    to meet other students and have fun. Your            UCD Student Email Protocol
    school will engage with you specifically in          UCD Smoke-free Campus Policy
    relation to programme orientation. There             UCD Mental Health Policy
    may also be orientation events available             The Acceptable Usage Policy
    specifically for graduate students in some           Healthy UCD
    of the graduate schools along with the               Dignity and Respect Policy
    GradsConnect Welcome Event, which will               www.ucd.ie/students
    take place on Tuesday, 18th September                (Click on Student Services)
    from 4-6pm in UCD O’Reilly Hall
                                                         GET INVOLVED IN UCD LIFE
    Orientation runs from Tuesday, 4th to           10   www.ucd.ie/studentcentre
    Friday 7th September. Classes will begin
    on Monday, 10th September. Orientation               There are more than a hundred clubs
    events takes place throughout the week.              and societies in UCD, covering activities
                                                         such as debating and creative writing to
                                                         juggling and dancing, and everything in
                                                         between. Find a club, society or group
                                                         that interests you, and join it. And don’t
                                                         miss out on the opportunity to get
                                                         involved during Freshers’ Week (17-21
                                                         September) and Sports Expo (17-20
                                                         September).
    KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR
8   SUPPORT                                         9    GET TO KNOW YOUR
                                                         STUDENTS’ UNION
    www.ucd.ie/students
                                                         www.ucdsu.ie
    There is much to enjoy at university, but it
    can also be difficult and stressful at times.        On joining UCD, you automatically
    If you have any problems while you’re here,          become a member of the UCD Students’
    there are people to help you. The different          Union (SU). The SU represents students’
    types of support are listed on page 14 and           views and opinions, and works on a
    also available at www.ucd.ie/students/               number of University committees from
    support or call in to see us at the Student          all areas of university life as the voice of
    Desk in the Tierney building.                        the student population. See page 20 for
                                                         more information.
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ORIENTATION
     WEEK
     For September 2018 start programmes, the
     University General Orientation programme runs
     from the 4th to 7th September.
     Programme-specific orientation might sit outside
     of this.

     Two of the most important
     things to do during
     Orientation Week are to say
     ‘Hello’ to other new students
     and to get involved in as
     many activities as you can.

      Your School will contact you directly in
      relation to Programme Orientation.

                                                           R
                                                 PEER MENTO

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WHAT HAPPENS

                                                                                WELCOME TO UCD 2018
DURING
ORIENTATION?
  You have the opportunity to            You collect your UCD Student
  make new friends and get to            Card (UCARD) which is required
  know people.                           for accessing the library and other
                                         on-campus services. UCARDs
  UCD Orientation Guides                 can be collected from building
  (dressed in blue t-shirts) will help   71 during Orientation Week and
  you to familiarise yourself with       from the programme office in the
  the campus and UCD services.           Smurfit Business School.
  You will meet staff in the School.     You visit the Students’ Union
                                         tent to learn about its services and
  It gives you the opportunity to        activities.
  receive academic advice and find
  out more about your programme          There are also lots of fun
  and timetable.                         activities during the week,
                                         including a comedy debate,
  We introduce you to all the            food fair, movie nights, sports
  student services at UCD and            tournaments, gigs, Orientation
  what they offer you.                   Barbecue and Res Céilí.

     Welcome Reception for Graduate Taught
            and Research Students

     Tuesday, 18th September, 16:00-18:00
               UCD O’Reilly Hall
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IT SERVICES
     IN UCD
     IT support is available by calling into one of our IT Centres (located in the Daedalus building
     and in the Health Sciences Centre), by contacting the IT Helpdesk on 01 716 2700 or email
     ithelpdesk@ucd.ie. You can also check the Student IT Guide on
     www.ucd.ie/itservices/startoftermguide for helpful hints and tips.

     UCD CONNECT
     ACCESS TO IMPORTANT SERVICES
     Each student in UCD is provided with a UCD Connect account, so you have access to key
     online services. Through UCD Connect, you get unlimited combined Gmail and Google
     Drive storage plus a personal calendar with your student timetable in it.

               Useful tip: Sync these to your smartphone, so you
               have easy access to information wherever you are!
                                                                           Your personalised
     You also have access to the University’s eLearning environment        UCD email address
     (Blackboard/Brightspace), where you can submit assignments, check     will be used for
     announcements, and use wikis and blogs. Software applications         official UCD
     are available to download or stream from AppsAnywhere on UCD          correspondence
     Connect.                                                              including a
     USERNAME                                                              fortnightly
     Your username is your UCD student number.                             student e-zine and
                                                                           academic and exams
     PASSWORD                                                              information. Please
     If you have already created a password for SISWeb, please use that. make sure that you
     Otherwise, your default password is your date of birth (in the format check it regularly.
     ddmmyy).

             ! Your IT security is your own responsibility so make sure      Ensure the Anti-
             you change your password on first login and remember to         Virus software on
             use a strong password. There is a change password tool in       your laptop is up
             UCD Connect. Never share your username or password.             to date. Sophos
             www.ucd.ie/itservices/ourservices/security                      Anti-Virus software
                                                                             is available to
                                                                             download for free
                                                                             to all registered
                                                                             students through
                                                                             UCD Connect.
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                                                                                                     WELCOME TO UCD 2018
                                                                  UCD MOBILE
                                                                  APP

Before arriving on campus, download the
free app ‘UCD Mobile’. New students can
find student orientation information and
timetables, add events to your personal
calendar or view locations on the map.         The app includes an interactive map of the
Registration information for all students is   campus (with an augmented reality view of
also available.                                locations for iPhone users), handy access to
                                               Blackboard content and announcements as well
                                               as a library catalogue search function, information
                                               on student supports, news updates, an events
                                               calendar, sports fixtures and much more! You can
                                               even book in your gym class and the cinema.
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IMPORTANT
     DATES
     Most Programmes start at the beginning of the academic year in early
     September. The start date for your programme will be stated on your
     offer letter. Research programmes can usually start at the beginning of
     September, January or May. For details on term, revision and exam dates
     please see the academic calendar for 2018/2019 at
     www.ucd.ie/students/keydates.htm

                 Orientation
        1        4 September - 7 September

                 Semester One
        2        10 September - 30 November

                 Semester Two
        3        21 January - 26 April

                 Summer Term
       4         20 May - 1 September

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HOW TO

                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO UCD 2018
REGISTER
ONLINE
Before you begin the academic year at UCD, you
will need to fully register with the University.
Registration allows you to obtain your UCD
Student Card (UCARD) and gain access to the
wide range of facilities available to our students.

Check key dates to see when online              Your UCD Connect account will be available
registration opens for your programme.          48 hours in advance of online registration.
                                                Blackboard/Brightspace access will be
To access online registration, go to UCD
                                                available within 24 hours of registering to
Connect and click on the SISWeb icon.
                                                your programme. If you have any questions
Enter your UCD Connect username and
                                                or problems with the registration process,
password when asked.
                                                please contact your College/School directly.
If you are a new student your username is       Please see Registration 2018/19 for times, a
your UCD student number and your default        step-by-step guide to registration and other
password is your date of birth (ddmmyy)         support information.
- you can change your password once you                     University College Dublin

                                                                                                       Make sure you read the How to
                                                            An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath

have logged in.
                                                                                                       Register Online guide for full step-
If you were a student of UCD in the last
                                                                                                       by-step instructions
three years your computer account and           HOW TO
                                                REGISTER
                                                ONLINE                                                 www.ucd.ie/students/guides.html
email details remain the same.                  A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO UCD REGISTRATION
                                                 BACK TO CONTENTS                           1|

The Enter Registration Process button           To access UCD Connect email, you will need
will bring you to the online registration       to go to www.ucd.ie/connect and click on
pages. The first time you click on it you are   the Mail icon. Enter your username (UCD
confirming your registration for 2018/19.       student number) and your password (Date
                                                of Birth in ddmmyy format).
FEES PAYING YOUR FEES
                     INFORMATION
       DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT
       OF FEES*

       Programmes of one                   Programme fee       Full amount
       semester’s duration                                     Sunday, 9 September 2018

       Graduate Students                   Programme fee       First instalment
       on programmes of 2                                      Sunday, 9 September 2018
       semesters
                                                               Remaining balance due
                                                               Thursday 31 January 2019
       Graduate Students                   Programme fee       First instalment
       on programmes of 3                                      Sunday, 9 September 2018
       semesters e.g. research,
                                                               Second instalment
       taught masters etc.
                                                               Thursday 31 January 2019
                                                               Third instalment
                                                               Saturday, 18 May 2019
      * Fee Payment Dates for September Start

       HOW MUCH DO I PAY?                                  HOW TO PAY

      A detailed breakdown of your fee obligation                    You can pay online through
      is available while registering in the SIS                      online registration (SISWeb)
      Student Information System through your                        using a debit/credit card
      UCD Connect account.
      Please see www.ucd.ie/fees for further                         A third party can pay on your
      information.                                                   behalf.
                                                                     Visit www.ucd.ie/fees and
                                                                     click on ‘Third Party Payment’

      For important dates for your academic year,     For information about Fees and EU Fee
      visit www.ucd.ie/students/keydates              eligibility please visit www.ucd.ie/fees

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                                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2018
  INFORMATION ON
                                                 WITHDRAWING FROM
  GRANTS
                                                 YOUR PROGRAMME*

If you have applied for a grant through
                                               *For students starting in September.
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI),
remember to provide us with your SUSI                        If you are considering
application number in the Personal Details                   withdrawing, talk to someone
section of the online registration system.                   first. Talk to your School,
This is a 13-digit alphanumeric number,                      Student Adviser or staff on
beginning with ‘W’.                                          your programme about why
Please note that all students
                                                             you’re thinking of leaving.
in receipt of a grant must pay
the Student Centre Levy of
€254 plus any fees not payable
under the grant scheme.                                      If you still wish to withdraw,
                                                             complete a withdrawal form
For information about grants, visit                          and return the completed
www.susi.ie and www.studentfinance.ie                        form and your UCD Student
                                                             Card (UCARD) to your School
                                                             by Friday 19th October 2018.

  FINANCIAL SUPPORT
  IN UCD                                                     If you withdraw on or before
                                                             19th October 2018, you will
                                                    19       receive a full refund of any
As a student of University College Dublin,         OCT

you are expected to have budgeted                            payments made subject to
appropriately and sufficiently before                        point 1.4 of the refunds
starting your studies. However, UCD                          policy.
recognises that unexpected financial
problems can arise. If you find yourself in                 If you withdraw after the 19
financial difficulty, you may wish to seek                  October deadline, you will
                                                    19
advice from one of the following: your             OCT      be liable for fees. For more
Student Adviser, your Chaplain or your SU                   information, visit
Welfare Officer.                                            www.ucd.ie/students/fees/
                                                            withdrawal.html
For information about the types of financial   For College/Graduate School contacts visit
support available in UCD, visit                www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/
www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers                     collegesandschools
                                               For Student Adviser contacts,
                                               visit www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers

                                               Visit the fees website for more information
                                               www.ucd.ie/fees
UCD
      REGULATIONS
      When you become a UCD student,
      you join a community that values                UCD ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
      honesty, integrity, dignity and                 Your studies in UCD are governed by a
      respect. The UCD Student Charter                set of overarching rules called Academic
      and Student Code outline the role               Regulations. These regulations are
      you play and how you are expected               supported by academic policy, procedures
      to act while in UCD.                            and guidelines. For ease of use, there is
                                                      also a quick reference user’s guide to the
      It is important that you familiarise            regulations available which allows you to
      yourself with the University                    search for topics in a FAQ format.
      Regulations before you begin your
      life here in UCD.
                                                      UCD EXAM REGULATIONS
      UCD STUDENT CHARTER                             UCD has examination procedures and
      The Student Charter sets out the roles and      regulations in place so make sure that you
      responsibilities of the various groups within   are aware of the rules.
      our University and outlines what you can
      expect from your University and what the        UCD SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS POLICY
      University can expect from its student          UCD is committed to working toward
      members.                                        a smoke free campus. From September
                                                      2017 all built-up areas of the campus,
      UCD STUDENT CODE                                commuting hubs, carparks and pedestrian
      The Student Code establishes the                routes to and from commuting facilities are
      University’s expectations in respect of         prescribed as smoke-free zones. Your
      student behaviour and conduct.                  cooperation not to smoke/vape in these
                                                      areas is appreciated.

      UCD STUDENT EMAIL PROTOCOL
                                                      HEALTHY BEVERAGE
      Remember to check your UCD email
                                                      CONSUMPTION
      account frequently so that you don’t miss
                                                      In support of the Healthy Ireland
      out on important information from the
                                                      programme, high added-sugar carbonated
      University. We use your UCD email address
                                                      beverages (subject to sugar tax) are no
      for all official communication with you. The
                                                      longer for sale on campus. This initiative
      full student email protocol can be found at
                                                      aims to promote healthier beverage
      the link below.
                                                      consumption among the student and
                                                      employee population.
             You will find a copy of these regulations in the Student Services Directory on
               the Current Students area of the website, under University Regulations.
                    www.ucd.ie/students/services.html
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STUDENT

                                                                                   WELCOME TO UCD 2018
                                                UCD has many people
                                                available to help with
SUPPORT                                         your queries.

UCD GRADUATE STUDIES                            LOST/FOUND, EMERGENCY
www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies                      SECURITY, UNICARE EMERGENCY
Professor Barbara Dooley is the Dean of         LINE, CAMPUS SERVICES
Graduate Studies at UCD. The Dean and           www.ucdestates.ie/unicare
her team coordinate Graduate Education in       T: +353 (0) 1 716 7000
UCD. Please do not hesitate to contact the      E: campus.services@ucd.ie
Dean’s office for any general queries you
may have concerning any of our Graduate         INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
programmes in the University.                   QUERIES, INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
T: + 353 (0) 1 716 4044                         www.ucd.ie/international
E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie                       Immigration/Visa Queries
                                                Off campus Accommodation
COLLEGES & GRADUATE SCHOOLS                     (International Students Only)
www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/                     T: +353 (0) 1 716 8500
collegesandschools                              E: international@ucd.ie
UCD is divided into six colleges, each with a
number of constituent schools. Each college     FEES, TRANSCRIPTS, QUERIES/
has a graduate school.                          ADMISSIONS, REGISTRATION,
                                                STUDENT RECORDS
ACADEMIC ADVICE                                 Student Desk
www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/                     www.ucd.ie/students/studentdesk
collegesandschools                              T: +353 (0) 1 716 1555
Please contact your School/Programme            E: Student Desk Connector
Coordinator.                                    MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL &
                                                PSYCHIATRIC CARE STUDENT
DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES
                                                HEALTH
ACCESS CENTRE
                                                T: +353 1 716 3134
www.ucd.ie/all/supports/disabilitysupport
E: disability@ucd.ie                            STUDENT CARDS UCARD
                                                T: +353 1 716 8196
ACCOMMODATION QUERIES
                                                E: ucard@ucd.ie
www.ucd.ie/residences
T: +353 (0) 1 716 1031                          UCD STUDENTS’ UNION
E: residences@ucd.ie                            www.ucdsu.ie
                                                Niall Torris (Graduate Officer)
OFFER/APPLICATION QUERIES
                                                E: graduate@ucdsu.ie
T: +353 (0) 1 716 1350
E: www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/
Apply_Contact.html
STUDENT
                     SUPPORT
      Here is a sample of the best places to go for different types
      of queries.

      I NEED ACADEMIC ADVICE           I HAVE A DISABILITY/LEARNING
      School                           DIFFICULTY
      www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/      UCD Access and Lifelong Learning
      collegesandschools               Disability Support
                                       www.ucd.ie/all/supports/disabilitysupport

      I’VE GOT A PERSONAL PROBLEM      I’VE LOST MY UCD STUDENT
      Student Adviser                  CARD (UCARD)
      www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers       UCARD Bureau
                                       www.ucd.ie/ucard

      I HAVE AN URGENT MEDICAL         I’M HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE
      PROBLEM                          ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM
      Student Health Service           www.ucd.ie/studentdesk
      www.ucd.ie/stuhealth

      I WANT TO REPORT AN              I NEED A TRANSCRIPT/CERT OF
      EMERGENCY ON CAMPUS              ATTENDANCE/ OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY
      Ext. 7999 or (01) 716 7999       STAMP
      www.ucd.ie/estates               Student Desk
                                       www.ucd.ie/sisweb or
                                       www.ucd.ie/studentdesk
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                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2018
I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY UCD
ACCOMMODATION
Student Residences (Resident Assistant)
www.ucd.ie/residences

I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT                   I’M AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WITH
MY FEES                                   VISA PROBLEMS
Student Desk                              UCD International
www.ucd.ie/studentdesk                    www.ucd.ie/international

I’VE BEEN SICK AND CAN’T                  I WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH OTHER
DO ALL MY ASSESSMENTS                     STUDENTS FROM MY COUNTRY
School                                    UCD International
www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/               www.ucd.ie/international
collegesandschools

I’M IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES             I WANT TO JOIN A SOCIETY
UCD Student Advisers                      TO MEET NEW PEOPLE
www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers                UCD Societies
                                          societies.ucd.ie
CAMPUS
      FACILITIES
      UCD has a population of around 30,000 people and is
      home to all of the facilities you’d expect to find in a
      small town. You’ll find almost everything you need on
      campus, including shops, cafés, a post office, a bank, a
      bicycle shop, a barber, a medical centre, a pharmacy and
      much more. Of course, life at university is not just about
      lectures and study; there is so much more to being at
      UCD.

      UCD STUDENT CENTRE
      You will find that sports, societies and social life are vital   UCD SPORT
      ingredients of your university experience. The Student
      Centre, UCD Sport and the UCD Sport & Fitness complex
                                                                       AND FITNESS
      are the home of student life on campus. This recently            UCD Students are entitled
      completed development provides our students with the             to free gym membership and
      most diverse student facilities of any university in Ireland.    discounted swim membership.
      Facilities in the Student Centre include a state-of-the-art      To register for the gym and
      3D cinema, a drama theatre, a debating chamber and a             take your online induction, visit
      600-seat auditorium. Visit www.ucd.ie/studentcentre              www.ucd.ie/sportandfitness
      for more information.

             Campus Garda Office                             Career Development Centre
             www.ucd.ie/estates                              www.ucd.ie/careers

             Childcare                                       The Writing Centre
             www.ucd.ie/creche                               www.ucd.ie/writingcentre

             Campus Services                                 Computer Facilities/IT Services
             www.ucd.ie/estates                              www.ucd.ie/itservices
             Bord na Gaeilge UCD                             Health Service
             www.ucd.ie/bnag                                 www.ucd.ie/stuhealth
             Disability Support                              Shops and Restaurants
             www.ucd.ie/disability                           www.ucd.ie/students/guide/food.html
             Campus Bookshop                                 Bank
             www.campusbookshopucd.com                       AIB has a branch on campus

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                                                                                                     WELCOME TO UCD 2018
SPORT                                               LIBRARY
www.ucd.ie/sport                                    www.ucd.ie/library/newstudents
For many students at UCD, sport is an               Graduate Students will find the services
important part of life and we hope that             and collections of UCD Library the
you will continue this when you join us.            perfect place to start their research and
With over 55 official sports clubs, excellent       study. There is a deep research collection
facilities and a huge programme of fitness          available in five different libraries as well
classes, including ACE (Active Campus               as thousands of high impact journals to
Europe), there is something for everyone.           support all disciplines of the University.
Sporting facilities include 12 natural grass        There are over 3,000 quiet study places
pitches, including the UCD Bowl - home              in the Library, individual study rooms
ground to both the UCD RFC and the UCD              which can be booked in advance by
AFC - a 50 metre swimming pool, three               postgraduates, group study rooms and a
gyms, squash courts, three multi-purpose            dedicated Postgraduate Research Centre in
sports halls, five-a-side and full size             the James Joyce Library.
synthetic pitches, as well as the National
                                                    We have 3 cultural heritage units and a
Hockey Stadium. To see the full list of clubs
                                                    Research Services Team which provides
and facilities, visit the UCD Sport website
                                                    a research repository, digital library,
www.ucd.ie/sport and www.facebook.
                                                    bibliometric support, data management,
com/ucdsport. And don’t miss the Sports
                                                    mapping and more. The Library also offers
Expo which takes place during Freshers’
                                                    a range of classes including literature
Week (17-20 September).
                                                    searching, using social media for research,
                                                    mapping, managing your data, using
                                                    metrics on your CV, using technologies
SOCIETIES
                                                    in the humanities to facilitate research
societies.ucd.ie
                                                    insights and using reference management
UCD has over 70 societies that offer                software tools to help you manage your
students opportunities. Visit our website           references. A full schedule is available at
societies.ucd.ie, Tweet us @UCDSocieties            http://ucd.libcal.com/events
or follow us on www.facebook.com/
UCDSocieties and don’t miss out on your             We have an exciting programme of library
first opportunity to get involved during            introductions in the first weeks of semester
Freshers’ Week (17-21 September).                   and will be out and about. For further
                                                    information for all new graduate students,
                                                    visit the Library’s New Student Page.
 LOST & FOUND
 If you find property on campus
 please hand it in to Estate                        STUDENT LOCKERS
 Services on the ground floor                       ucdestates.ie
 at the side of the Agriculture                     Lockers are available to rent for
 Building. If you’ve lost something visit           the academic year in the main teaching
 them to see if it has been handed in.              buildings. Lockers can be booked online
                                                    through SISWeb using your UCD Student
For a full list of facilities available to you in
                                                    Card (UCARD).
UCD, visit www.ucd.ie/students
GETTING                                                        You will find a

                  TO UCD                                                   MAP OF THE
                                                                          UCD CAMPUS
      The Belfield campus is located 4km from Dublin city                     on your Orientation
      centre on the N11. There are many travel options                       Social Events schedu
                                                                                                  le.
      from various parts of the city, the local suburbs and
      indeed the whole country.

      PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO UCD
                     DUBLIN BUS
                     There are many bus routes servicing the Belfield campus. Check out
                     the Dublin Bus website which has links to bus routes in and out of the
                     Belfield campus. www.dublinbus.ie

                     IRISH RAIL
                     THE DART will take you north to Howth and Malahide and south to
                     Greystones. A shuttle bus operates from Sydney Parade to UCD during
                     term time.
                     ucdestates.ie/commuting | www.irishrail.ie

                     LUAS
                     The Green LUAS line, at Windy Arbour and Milltown, is also within
                     walking distance. www.luas.ie

                     AIRCOACH/DUBLIN AIRPORT
                     Aircoach is a bus service from Dublin Airport to the city centre and UCD
                     Campus. It passes by the main entrance to UCD on the Stillorgan Road.
                     www.aircoach.ie | www.dublinairport.com

                     TAXI
                     The MyTaxi App is available as a free download from the App Store and
                     Google Play for both iOS and Android devices mytaxi.ie

                                                                          CYCLE APPS
                 CYCLE PLANNER                               DUBLIN BIKES
                 www.transportforireland.ie                  www.dublinbikes.ie
                 Find the best route for you -               Find your nearest docking station
                 choose a direct route, an easier            and bike availability
                 route or to avoid hills!

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           COMMUTING TO UCD BY CAR:

                                                                                      WELCOME TO UCD 2018
           Parking is limited on campus and available on a first come first served
           basis. Car parks are designated permit parking or hourly paid zones.
           Eligible UCD Community members (including students) may apply for
           a parking permit at a charge of €50 for the academic year 2018/19. For
           full details and to apply see www.ucd.ie/commuting
           Traffic calming barriers are in place to prevent through traffic and
           operate from 7am to 10.30am and from 4pm to 7.30pm Monday to
           Friday.
           GoCar - UCD provides a GoBase for GoCars and free parking for
           GoCars.
           E-car - charging points are available on campus.
           UCD strongly encourages the use of public transport where possible.

           JOURNEYPLANNER
           Use the National Transport Authority’s journey planner to plan your
           journey by train, bus, tram, taxi and by foot. You can change searching
           options and search how to get from point A to B anywhere in Dublin.
           www.transportforireland.ie/journey-planner/about-journey-planner

           Remember to use your Leap Card to make
           savings on public transport! One card for
           bus, Luas and train. www.leapcard.ie

           You can also save money on transport
           with a Student Travel Card.
           www.studenttravelcard.ie

REAL-TIME APPS
      DUBLIN BUS                         REAL TIME IRELAND
      www.dublinbus.ie                   www.transportforireland.ie
      Find out when the next             Real time arrival information for bus,
      bus is due                         train and Luas
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    your elected officers...

                                                                                                                              WELCOME TO UCD 2018
                                  Barry                           My name’s Barry, I’m from Co. Carlow and I’m a former
                                                                  Science student. I lead our team, representing the largest
                                  President                       student body in Ireland, at a University and National level.
                                                                  There’s so much more to UCD than your academic degree.
                                                                  Get involved in your SU by running for class rep, join a
                                                                  sports club or society. Make the best of it, you’re in for
                                                                  some of the best years of your life! See you at Fresh Fest
                                  president@ucdsu.ie              and our Freshers’ Ball.
                                  01 716 3111

My name is Stephen, I'm 21, lived in Dublin my whole life                                            Stephen
and just graduated from UCD with a degree in Politics. I've                                          Education
seen every side of UCD, from being a Class Rep and Peer
Mentor helping students like you. I’m responsible for all
Undergraduate students' academic issues, supporting
students with every aspect of their college work.
                                                                                                     education@ucdsu.ie
                                                                                                     01 716 3122

Melissa                                                           I’m Melissa and I’m a 3rd year Midwifery student from
Welfare                                                           Wicklow. College can be some of the best times in your life
                                                                  but coming to a large college like UCD can be daunting.
                                                                  Sometimes you may not know where to turn. My job is to
                                                                  point you in the right direction and to look out for your
welfare@ucdsu.ie                                                  welfare, be it physical, sexual, financial or mental!
01 716 3112

                                                                Thomas
My name is Tom and I’m a Mayo man with a passion for
people. I’ve been involved with UCDSU since my first week
of college in all aspects of college life - Class Representa-
tive, UCD Entertainment, protests, marches and much
                                                                Campaigns and
more. I lead the charge on passionate campaigns within the      Communications
University on issues such as Mental Health, Gender
Equality and LGBTQ+! I’m also responsible for the upkeep of
all SU social media. If you ever need anything, make sure       campaigns@ucdsu.ie
and drop into the SU corridor for a chat!                       01 716 3110

                                 Niall                            As the graduate officer, I deal with postgraduate student
                                                                  issues including welfare and education. I plan on using
                                 Graduate
                                                                  campaigns and social events to foster a greater sense of
                                                                  community among postgraduate students. The Michael
                                                                  Smurfit Graduate business school will be one of my main
                                                                  focuses in this effort. If you have any issues, ideas, or just
                                 graduate@ucdsu.ie                want to get involved don't hesitate to contact me.
                                 01 716 3113
We’ve got
                                                    you sorted for
                                                     September...

Get stuck in...
 Join our entertainment forum
 if you’re into partying, music and
 making memories and our campaigns
 crew if you’re the protesting type.

                      Pick up your copy
                      of our infamous
                                               Don’t miss a thing
                      student handbook          Follow us on all socials @ucdsu. Keep
                      ‘Winging it in UCD’       your eyes peeled for our banners and
                      from Fresh Fest           posters plus the TV screens at our SU
                      Sept 4th - 7th            Shops for latest events and news.

                                                                     Sesh?
                       Where to find us?                             Sesh with us and
                        We’re based in the Student Centre            John Gibbons
                        near the gym! It’s a 5 minute walk from      at ‘Fresh Sesh’
                        the library towards the water tower!         on Wednesday
                                                                     September 5th.

                                             Freshers
 Become a class rep                          Ball 2018
 Pick up a form at SU reception              Stick September
 and get five of your new class              12th in your diary.
 mates to nominate you.                      Line up to be
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Healthy     UCD
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                                                  WELCOME TO UCD 2018
                                             ’

    #healthyucd

  Connect                  -

    Be Active

Help &
Support                Keep
                      Learning

    Be          Eat
   Mindful     Healthy
                           @healthyUCD healthyUCD
             healthyucd@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/healthyucd
GET
                                                Here are some UCD-related social media sites that we
                                                recommend to our graduate students.

      SOCIAL
                                                Visit www.ucd.ie/social-media for a full list.
                                                Use the hashtag #helloUCD to connect with other
                                                students joining UCD this year.

      /GRADUATESTUDIESUCD                                      @UCDGS
      Keep up to date with news, events updates                For news and events for Graduate Students.
      specifically for Graduate Students.
                                                               @UCDDUBLIN
      /UNIVERSITYCOLLEGEDUBLIN                                 The voice of UCD on Twitter: sharing news and
      Keep up to date with news, events and updates            relevant updates from around the University.
      via this Facebook home of the University, aimed
                                                               @UCDSTUDENTDESK
      at students, staff, community and prospective
                                                               Updates and information on registration, fees,
      students.
                                                               exams and Student Desk news.
      /UCDREGISTRY                                             @UCDINTERNAT
      A wide range of support and services spanning            Updates and news for international students.
      the entire academic process: for updates on
      registration, exams and timetables this is worth         @UCDSTUDENTS
      a follow.                                                News about sports, societies and events on
                                                               campus.
      /UCDSTUDENTLIFE
      For updates, events and news about your hub              @UCDITSERVICES
      for student sports, societies and fun on campus.         For IT updates and service announcements
                                                               @UCDLIBRARY
      /UCDINTERNATIONAL
                                                               Follow us for updates on Library news and our
      News, events and support for the international
                                                               collections and services.
      student community.

      /UCDLIBRARY                                                                 MYUCD
      Like our page and get news on Library events,                               Guest lectures, college
      collections and services.                                                   events, research discoveries
                                                                                  and more are updated here.
                 Add UCDSTUDENTDESK &                                             Check out the playlists for a
                 UCDSTUDENTLIFE for updates                                       great archive of past videos
                 from across UCD.                                                 relating to your university.

                                                                       UCDDUBLIN
      FOLLOW YOUR COURSE                                               Check out Instagram for pictures
      Many UCD Colleges (e.g. Science) and Schools (e.g.
      School of Archaeology) have a dedicated facebook and/
                                                                       of campus life. Why not tag #ucd
      or Twitter presence. It’s a great way to find out what           #universitycollegedublin and
      your lecturers, researchers and fellow students are up           #helloucd in your pictures too.
      to. Have a look on www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools,
      go to your School page and look for their ‘find us on’
      icons.
                              or visit www.ucd.ie/social-media
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Smoke-free UCD
        Creating

   ANAIR OF
   RESPECT
   for our environment
     and community

Thank you   for not smoking/vaping in the
            core built-up areas of campus.
For further information please contact us.
      We will be happy to deal with your enquiry or direct
       you to the best person to answer your question.

                   UCD Graduate Studies
                 www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies
                    T: +353 (0)1 716 4044
                  E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie
                      graduatestudiesucd
                           @ucdgs

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