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University College Dublin An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath WELCOME TO UCD GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS 2018/19
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
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.
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. 2|
|3 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.
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 4|
|5 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 6|
|7 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.
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 8|
|9 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 10|
|11 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 12|
|13 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Immigration/Visa Queries Off campus Accommodation COLLEGES & GRADUATE SCHOOLS (International Students Only) www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/ T: +353 (0) 1 716 8500 collegesandschools E: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org STUDENT CARDS UCARD T: +353 1 716 8196 ACCOMMODATION QUERIES E: email@example.com www.ucd.ie/residences T: +353 (0) 1 716 1031 UCD STUDENTS’ UNION E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ucdsu.ie Niall Torris (Graduate Officer) OFFER/APPLICATION QUERIES E: email@example.com 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 14|
|15 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 16|
|17 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! 18|
|19 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
|21 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 22| announced soon.
Healthy UCD |23 WELCOME TO UCD 2018 ’ #healthyucd Connect - Be Active Help & Support Keep Learning Be Eat Mindful Healthy @healthyUCD healthyUCD email@example.com 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 24|
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org graduatestudiesucd @ucdgs 26|
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