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University College Dublin An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath WELCOME TO UCD IRELAND’S GLOBAL UNIVERSITY LAST UPDATED 18 AUGUST 2021 2021/22
UCD JARGON BUSTER Programme Level This is your course of study, for example, BA The level of a module is the level of difficulty of Degree. Each programme will have a set number the material that will be covered, and broadly of stages and credits that you must complete indicates the stage in your academic career when to get a University award (degree, diploma or you are likely to attempt the module. Generally, certificate). levels 1-3 are taken by undergraduate students. Module Stage A self-contained unit of teaching, learning Each stage usually represents 60 credits. A and assessment, which is usually studied full-time student will normally complete a over one trimester. Each module has a credit 60 credit stage in one academic year. Some value, normally 5 credits. See page 12 for more programmes may vary. A degree programme will information. normally be three to four stages, although some degree programmes have more stages. Core module You must do these modules as they’re a Trimester fundamental part of your degree. You’re The academic year is divided into trimesters. normally pre-registered to them. Undergraduate programmes have two trimesters the Autumn Trimester runs from September to Option module December and the Spring Trimester runs from You may be able to choose these modules as January to May. Each trimester normally has 12 part of your degree. You will be given a list when weeks of teaching followed by a revision week you register online. and end of trimester exams. Elective module Laboratory, Practicals and Fieldwork Modules that you can pick from any subject area This is the practical work part of your course; across UCD. it’s an opportunity to use the knowledge and Co-requisite modules techniques you learn in your lectures, e.g. These are modules that must be taken together. carrying out chemistry experiments or visiting historic sites. Pre-requisite module Before you can register to some modules you Module Coordinator need to have completed certain modules first. The Module Coordinator is responsible for the design, delivery and assessment of a module and Incompatible modules acts as the principal examiner for it. You can’t register to a module if you are also registered to, or have already been registered to, Orientation another module where the content is considered One of the best weeks in UCD. You’ll meet your to be too similar. Peer Mentor and lots of other students from your programme and from other programmes. Credit If you can, attend as many of the social events Credit is just a name for the value given to a as possible. Keep an eye on the New Students module. Modules usually have a value of 5 website for details. credits. ucdnewstudents.ie www.ucd.ie/students/services/ucdstudentjargonbuster
WELCOME TO UCD 2021 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. 02 04 06 Before You Arrive On Arrival At UCD Important Dates 08 10 12 Orientation Week IT Services In UCD The Building Blocks of your Degree 14 22 25 How To Register Online Fees Information UCD Regulations 26 28 30 Student Support Campus Facilities Getting To UCD 32 38 40 UCD Students’ Union Healthy UCD Get Social
BEFORE We are delighted to welcome you to UCD, YOU Ireland’s Global University. Once you accept your offer – and we really hope you do - you should prepare for the start of term. ARRIVE There are quite a few important things you need to do in the next few weeks, even before you get here! FINALISE YOUR ACCEPT YOUR OFFER www.cao.ie 5 ACCOMMODATION Check your CAO offer notice or UCD www.ucd.ie/residences Offer Letter (direct applicants only) www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie carefully and follow the instructions If you have been offered a place to accept the offer by the relevant in UCD accommodation, follow closing date the instructions emailed to you by UCD Residences very carefully. If CAREFULLY READ THE you don’t get a place on campus, 2 UNIVERSITY COVID-19 check out the following links for ARRANGEMENTS accommodation off campus: www.ucd.ie/covid-19 www.ucd.ie/residences/policies/ www.ucd.ie/students/services/ generalfaqs studenthealthdeclaration www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie WATCH THE UCD IT www.ucdsu.ie www.findahome.ie 3 INDUCTION VIDEO www.daft.ie www.ucd.ie/it/startoftermguide Note: Payments should not be made for To help you get started using IT at accommodation in the private rented sector, UCD without viewing a property in person and receiving a signed lease/contract. DOWNLOAD THE UCD MOBILE APP 4 3 Google Play or App Store CHECK OUT THE STUDENT This app will really help you settle 5 DESK’S FRESHERS GUIDE You’ll get details on how to register into life in UCD. You’ll find info on online and have fees explained. how to get to UCD, an interactive For further information see map of the UCD campus, which www.ucd.ie/students/studentdesk/ includes all eateries and their freshersguide opening hours, your Orientation timetable, as well as UCD Connect, a CHECK OUT UCD’S JARGON staff directory, welcome guides and 6 BUSTER library journals. You can even book www.ucd.ie/students/services/ the cinema and gym with this app ucdstudentjargonbuster We’ve explained the key terms on the and lots more. Go to Google Play or inside cover but the online jargon buster the App store and search for UCD will explain other words and phrases Mobile. you’ll hear in UCD. 2|
|3 GET SOCIAL! WELCOME TO UCD 2021 7 www.ucd.ie/social-media 10 READ THE STUDENT HEALTH Use the hashtag #helloucd to DECLARATION connect with other students joining www.ucd.ie/students/services/ UCD this year. Check out the list of studenthealthdeclaration UCD-related social media sites (page 36) and keep up to date with the CHECK OUT YOUR latest news and events from around ORIENTATION TIMETABLE the University. 11 www.ucdnewstudents.ie GO TO UCD CONNECT Make sure you check your www.ucd.ie/connect personalised Orientation timetable 8 Within three working days of accepting, which is available on the UCD New go to www.ucd.ie/connect Students website and in SISWeb. This will give you access to a number of The UCD Access & Lifelong Learning services including SISWeb (the student (ALL) Student Welcome will take information system) and UCD email. place on 17 and 18 September. Click on the relevant icon and enter your Students entering through our username and password when asked. alternative pathways - HEAR, USERNAME DARE, Mature, University Access, Your username is your CAO number (or Open Learning and QQI-FET will UCD student number if you are a direct be invited to this event and receive applicant or if you were here before). further information directly from PASSWORD UCD ALL. www.ucd.ie/all If you have already created a password for SISWeb, please use that. Otherwise, your temporary password is your date of START THE “INTRODUCTION birth (ddmmyy). Please change this on TO UCD MODULE ”. first login, as it will expire. 12 This module will help you get See page 10 for more details. started in UCD. BEGIN STEP 1 OF 9 REGISTRATION www.ucd.ie/students/registration You can begin Step 1 of Registration from 10 September (or within 3 days of accepting your CAO offer). To CHECK YOUR MODULE enter online registration, go to UCD REGISTRATION START TIME Connect, click on the SISWeb icon and 13 www.ucd.ie/students/ enter your login details. registration Make sure you upload your photo by Check your UCD Connect email on the 19 September deadline so that 15 September (after 2pm) to see you can collect your UCD Student what’s your start time for module Card (UCARD) at the time allocated registration. for you during Orientation. See page 12 for full details on how to register. Visit www.ucd.ie/students/ registration for more information.
ON ARRIVAL Plan your time carefully AT UCD The first few weeks of term will be a busy time for you, so make sure you plan your time carefully to make the most of everything that UCD has to offer. BEGIN STEP 2 OF REGISTRATION ATTEND ORIENTATION 14 ON 17 OR 20 SEPTEMBER 17 www.ucdnewstudents.ie (depending on your start time) The main University Orientation runs www.ucd.ie/students/registration from Tuesday, 21 September and Module registration begins from is an essential part of your becoming 17 September for the first group of a UCD student. Make sure you check incoming students. Check your UCD your Orientation timetable carefully. email for your start time. Orientation for most students includes Academic Advisory sessions, Student Card Collection, a campus CHECK OUT THE COMMUTING tour and an official welcome in GUIDE TO PLAN HOW TO GET week one. Keep an eye on www. 15 TO UCD ucd.ie/events for orientation events Contact campus services for help throughout the Autumn Trimester. with directions MEET YOUR PEER MENTOR 18 www.ucd.ie/peermentoring IF YOU ARE DEFERRING/ You will be assigned to a Peer Mentor 16 CANCELLING YOUR PLACE who is a trained, experienced student www.ucd.ie/askus from your degree. Your Peer Mentor If you want to take a year out of is there to welcome you to UCD as study before you start in UCD, you well as provide you with support and may be able to defer your place for advice so, make sure you connect a year. Please see www.ucd.ie/ with and benefit from the helpful tips ugdeferral If you decide you don’t your Peer Mentor can share with you. want the offer you have accepted, CHECK YOUR ACADEMIC please contact us to cancel your TIMETABLE place so we can offer it to someone 19 www.ucd.ie/sisweb else. Important information on module content and assessments is presented at the first lecture of each module - don’t miss it! 4|
|5 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 REVIEW YOUR MODULE 20 CHOICES www.ucd.ie/students/registration Undergraduate registration closes at 5pm on Friday, 8 October so make sure you have registered to enough Core/Option credits (usually 55 credits) and that you have registered to any labs and tutorials by that date. You will have a chance to change your choice of modules and register to your Elective module for Spring in GET INVOLVED IN UCD LIFE early January. Keep an eye on www. 23 www.ucd.ie/studentcentre ucd.ie/students/keydates for There are more than a hundred updates. clubs and societies in UCD, covering activities such as debating and creative writing to basketball and KNOW WHERE TO rugby, and everything in between. 21 GO FOR SUPPORT Find a club, society or group that www.ucd.ie/students interests you, and join it. 14 There is much to enjoy at university, but it can also be difficult and stressful at times. If you have any BECOME A VOLUNTEER problems while you’re here, there are 24 There are a wide range of people to help you. volunteering opportunities on and The different types of support are listed on off-campus for UCD students. pages 26-27 and also available at www.studentvolunteer.ie/ucd www.ucd.ie/students/services and www.ucd.ie/students/help. You can make an appointment to talk to the Student Desk team on www.ucd.ie/ MAKE SURE YOU READ... askus 25 » UCD Student Code GET TO KNOW YOUR 14 » UCD Student Charter » UCD Student Health Declaration 14 22 STUDENTS’ UNION www.ucdsu.ie » UCD Academic Regulations On joining UCD, you automatically » UCD Student Email Protocol become a member of the UCD » UCD Smoke-free Campus Policy Students’ Union (SU). The SU represents students’ views and » UCD Mental Health Policy opinions, and works on a number of » The Acceptable Usage Policy University committees from all areas » Healthy UCD of university life as the voice of the » Dignity and Respect Policy student population. See page 32 for more information. www.ucd.ie/students/services
IMPORTANT AUTUMN 21 TRIMESTER 22 DATES Dates are subject to change. 10 Incoming CAO students and direct applicants who have 27 Academic teaching term begins SEP accepted their offer by 7 SEP September can begin Step 1 of registration 08 Undergraduate registration closes OCT 15 From 2pm onwards you can check your UCD Connect email SEP for your start time for module 05 Autumn Trimester exam timetable registration NOV published 17 Module registration begins (Check your UCD email for your 12 Deadline for dropping SEP modules/withdrawing start time) NOV from your Programme 19 Deadline for uploading photo for UCD Student Card (UCARD) 03 End of Autumn SEP Trimester teaching DEC term 21 The main University Orientation SEP runs from Tuesday, 21 September. Make sure to check 01 Autumn Trimester exams begin (incl. your Orientation timetable DEC Saturday, 11 & 18 carefully December) 26 First instalment of fees due 22 Autumn Trimester exams finish SEP DEC 6|
|7 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 Dates are subject to change. SPRING 21 For more key dates for first year undergraduates, TRIMESTER 22 visit www.ucd.ie/students/keydates 17 Spring Trimester 23 Spring Trimester academic teaching APR academic teaching term JAN term begins ends 28 Autumn Trimester 24 Revision week final exam results APR JAN 03 Spring Trimester exams 31 Remaining balance of fees due MAY begin (incl. Saturday, 7 & 14 May) JAN 08 Fieldwork/study period (2 weeks) 14 Spring Trimester exams MAR MAY finish 22 Spring Trimester 17 Spring Trimester final academic teaching JUN exam results MAR term resumes 25 Spring Trimester exam timetable MAR published
ORIENTATION ORIE IS CO M NTAT ALL N PULSORY ION EW ST F UDEN OR The UCD Orientation programme is designed to help you TS! settle in to UCD. Throughout the programme you will be introduced to different aspects of life at UCD including studying, student life and social opportunities. Orientation in UCD has 3 main strands: SOCIAL PROGRAMME VIRTUAL ORIENTATION ORIENTATION ORIENTATION & TOURS You will have a specific Part of your Orientation will You will be assigned a Peer timetable of orientation take place on Brightspace, Mentor, who will contact events related to your course our virtual learning you using your UCD Connect of study. Most of these environment. Once you email account. They will events will take place from have registered, make sure take you on a campus tour 21 - 24 September with to access Brightspace and (restrictions allowing) and other events throughout start the “Introduction to make sure you get to meet the Autumn Trimester. Your UCD Module” where you some of your classmates, personalised Orientation will learn how to use our attend a Welcome timetable can be found in IT systems and explore Ceremony and get your your SISWeb account and at content which will help you scarf. Make sure to ask them www.ucd.ie/newstudents. take your place in the UCD about Freshers Week and Enter your CAO code or Community. the Sports Expo. Programme title in the search field. Orientation doesn’t end at week one, keep an eye out for events throughout the Autumn Trimester in your programme and keep an eye on www.ucd.ie/events for loads of helpful events Hey, As well as providing support, Hey, I can help with almost everything from planning your information and informal advice, academic time, managing your reading list and using the library and IT services, your Peer Mentor knows which to how to get around Dublin, where support services to refer you to if to shop and what is the best society to join. there is a need. Stay in touch with your PEER MENTOR Peer Mentor - especially in the Autumn Trimester. 8|
|9 WHAT YOU’LL 2 02 1 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 DO DURING ORIENTATION Log into Brightspace and Make new friends and get to know complete the “Introduction to people. UCD” module. Get help from UCD Orientation Attend your virtual meet up with Guides (dressed in blue t-shirts) your Peer Mentor who will help you to familiarise yourself with the campus and UCD Check your Orientation services. timetable for your virtual programme Orientation event Discover all the student services at where you will meet your UCD and what they offer you. lecturers, tutors and staff in the School/College Office. Your Peer Mentor will bring you to collect your UCD Student Card Receive academic advice to (UCARD) which is required for help you finalise your choice accessing the library and other on- of modules so you have your campus services. UCARDs can be timetable in place before the collected from building 71 during first day of lectures. Orientation. Take a campus tour with your Attend a Welcome ceremony as Peer Mentor who will show you part of your campus tour with around the campus, as well as your Peer Mentor. This is the point introduce you to your classmates you symbolically join the UCD and help you to settle into life Community and make sure you at UCD. collect your scarf! MAKE SURE YOU CAREFULLY READ THE COMING TO UCD CAMPUS STUDENT GUIDE VIEW HERE
IT SERVICES IN UCD DISCOVER IT AT UCD UCD CONNECT ACCESS TO IMPORTANT SERVICES Before you arrive on campus, watch the IT Don’t forget as a registered student Induction video (www.ucd.ie/itservices/ you are entitled to download your own startoftermguide) which will help you copy of Office 365 as well as Sophos get started using IT at UCD. Each student is anti-virus, which is free to install on your provided with a UCD Connect account, so devices! you have 24/7 access to key online services. Through UCD Connect, you have unlimited Within UCD Connect you also have access Gmail and Google Drive storage plus a to the University’s eLearning environment personal calendar with your own academic Brightspace. Here you’ll find your learning timetable in it. and assessment materials, you can submit TOP TIP: Download Google assignments and check announcements and calendar with your timetable to communications from your lecturers. your smart phone! ‘DISCOVER IT’ AT UCD Remember to check out our Student IT Guide for videos, help, hints and tips. ACCESSING UCD CONNECT www.ucd.ie/itservices/startoftermguide Your username is your CAO number (or UCD student number if you are a direct Check the Discover IT section in the applicant or if you were here before). If you “Introduction to UCD” module in have already created a SISWeb password, Brightspace. use that to log in, otherwise your temporary TOP TIP: password is your date of birth (ddmmyy). Download UCD Mobile ! You will have to change your initial password (ddmmyy) on first login If you need help with IT you can contact as it will expire. There is a change the IT Helpdesk through our IT Support password tool in UCD Connect and you will Hub at www.ucd.ie/ithelp or by calling 01 be required to use a strong password. 716 2700. Alternatively, you can make an A range of academic software is available appointment to avail of our face to face IT for you to stream from Apps Anywhere or Centre service download from Software Downloads in UCD www.ucd.ie/itservices/ourservices/ Connect. advicesupportconsultancy/ helpdeskitcentres 10|
|11 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 UCD MOBILE APP 1. It’s free! 2. The interactive campus map will help you get around UCD 3. You’ll find your orientation timetable 4. Watch the IT Induction video 5. You can change your UCD Connect password 6. Find guides and info on registering for your modules 7. Book a gym class or the cinema 8. Check your announcements from your lecturer using Pulse, the Brightspace virtual learning environment app 9. Look up library journals on the go Before arriving on campus, download the free UCD Mobile ‘app’. A New to UCD persona has been designed for you which brings the most important information together in one place. Throughout the year events and information will appear. For example, Did you know the map feature in this app you will be able to access your exam includes an augmented reality view of locations timetable at exam times. for iPhone users!
|12 THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF WELCOME TO UCD 2021 YOUR DEGREE PROGRAMME Your degree, for example, DN200 Science. STAGE 1 [YEAR 1] SEPT-DEC AUTUMN TRIMESTER EXAMS A Stage is normally a year of a JAN-MAY SPRING TRIMESTER EXAMS programme, so Stage 1 is first year CORE OPTION ELECTIVE MODULES MODULES MODULES Modules you must Modules you can choose Modules you can select study as part of your from within your from any subject area programme. programme. across UCD. CORE/OPTION MODULES* IN YOUR DEGREE SUBJECT(S) 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS ELECTIVE MODULES** FROM OUTSIDE YOUR DEGREE SUBJECT(S) 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS YOU CAN SELECT AN ELECTIVE IN THE SPRING TRIMESTER MODULES The units that make up your 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS 5 CREDITS programme. 55 5 * Some programmes ** not all programmes require more than 55 require you to take Core and Option credits. Elective modules CREDITS CREDITS 60 CREDITS To complete Stage 1 you need to have 60 credits. YEAR TOTAL 12|
|13 BUILDING WELCOME TO UCD 2021 YOUR DEGREE UCD full-time undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degrees are made up of a number of modules, normally 12 per year. The majority of your study (generally 11 of the 12 modules) will be in your chosen degree programme. There are different types of modules: Discovery modules are exciting new Core modules (you must take these) modules that you can take as Electives. and Option modules where you have These modules are on topics of global a choice between a number of different significance such as Gateways to Japan, modules in your degree programme. These and War: Ancient & Modern and will include 11 Core and Option modules usually add up lectures on cutting-edge research or current to 55 credits. affairs. Each module is taught by more than one school within UCD and is designed to In addition, you can choose one Elective deepen your understanding of different module (5 credits) in the Spring Trimester. disciplinary perspectives on topics of Electives can be chosen from across the full significant importance. range of undergraduate degree programmes www.ucd.ie/students/registration/ available at UCD (subject to module entry electives requirements, timetable and availability of places). There are plenty of supports in place to You can also choose to take Structured help you along the way. In particular, your Electives. This means taking your elective College/School Office will offer you credits in a structured manner over the advice and support on a range of academic course of your programme to form a issues, including programme advice, recognised block of learning in a subject extenuating circumstances, withdrawal/ area amounting to a minimum of 15 credits leave of absence from your degree – typically three 5 credit modules. programme as well as referral to other www.ucd.ie/students/registration/ student supports. electives www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools
HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE Before you begin the academic year at UCD, you will need to 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. As an incoming undergraduate student you can begin online registration from 15 September. For example, if you accept your CAO offer by by 5pm on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 you will be able to go online from 12 noon on Friday, 10 September 2021. Registration is carried out online (via your SISWeb account) and involves the following steps: STEP 1 STEP 2 PERSONAL INFORMATION MODULE REGISTRATION This is where you confirm your Check your Core modules and select your personal details, upload your photo Option modules. You may also need to for your UCD Student Card (UCARD) choose tutorial times. and pay your fees. During the Spring Trimester registration period you can select an Elective module. 14|
|15 GETTING WELCOME TO UCD 2021 STARTED 1 GO TO UCD CONNECT Within three working days after accepting your offer, go to www.ucd.ie/connect and click on the SISWeb icon. 2 LOG INTO SISWEB VIA SSO BUTTON You will be asked to enter your UCD Connect username and password. Your username is your UCD Student number (CAO number or student number if you are a direct applicant or if you were here before). If you have already created a SISWeb password, please use that. Otherwise, your temporary password is your date of birth (in the format ddmmyy). If your password is your date of birth, make sure you change it to something more secure on first login.
3 AGREE TO THE UCD TERMS & CONDITIONS When you enter the registration system for the first time you will be required to agree to the Terms & Conditions of the University. This includes the Student Health Declaration. This is the start of becoming a registered student so make sure you read them carefully. 4 CLICK ON MY REGISTRATION AND CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION When you click on MY REGISTRATION you will be asked to confirm your registration for 2021/22. You need to confirm registration so you can select your modules later on. 5 MY REGISTRATION PAGE Once on this page, you can access and complete your PERSONAL INFORMATION. You will also be able to access and complete your MODULE REGISTRATION once it opens for you. Check your UCD email to see when you can start module registration. 16|
|17 STEP 1 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 PERSONAL INFORMATION 6 CONFIRM YOUR DETAILS ANSWER A SHORT SURVEY PAY YOUR FEES UPLOAD YOUR UCARD PHOTO THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR ! In the fees section, check how much you ! Some information, such as name and are required to pay now and enter that date of birth, cannot be changed by you. To amount (or the full amount if preferable) change these details, contact the Student into the box provided. You can pay online Desk. Be sure to scan/have a copy of your using a credit or debit card. passport or birth certificate to hand and we ! Make sure you upload your photo by the can make the change. More information on 19 September deadline so that you can how to contact the Student Desk at collect your UCD Student Card (UCARD) www.ucd.ie/askus. at the time allocated to you during ! If the name on your passport/birth Orientation. certificate does not match the one used on ! Guidelines on how to upload your photo, your CAO/direct application, then you may as well as the correct size and format of not be able to collect your UCD Student the photo, are available at Card (UCARD) until after your name has www.ucd.ie/ucard been updated on your student record. ! If you are registering for certain Health ! If your term address and/or phone number Sciences programmes, you will be asked is different to your home address, make to complete a Programme Requirements sure to enter it. section. ! Enter your emergency contact details in ! Complete the mandatory Career the fields provided. Registration section. ! Remember to include your Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant application number if you have applied for a grant.
CHOOSING YOUR MODULES HELPFUL HINTS AND TIPS Check what modules you need before you begin Step 2 of registration - go to www.ucd.ie/students/ Check your UCD email regularly as you course_search.htm to see what will receive important emails regarding modules you can study and how many registration, exams, Orientation and much credits you need. In your first year more throughout the year. (called Stage 1) you will normally take 12 modules over two trimesters, Complete your Core/Option module totalling 60 credits. registration by the closing date for undergraduate students – 5pm on 8 Check your UCD Connect email for October 2021. your start time. You can begin your module registration at any stage from Make sure you drop any Autumn this time onwards until undergraduate Trimester modules (credits) you’re not registration closes on 8 October 2021. taking, as otherwise you will be charged for them. The deadline for this is 12 Register to your modules as early as November 2021. You will need to contact possible! Popular Option modules fill your College/School Office in order to up quickly so it is important to register drop modules after 8 October 2021 as as early as possible. You can choose you will no longer be able to make changes your Elective module in January. in your online registration after this date. Make sure you are happy with your If you change your mind you will have choices - after you have attended your an opportunity in early January 2022 to Academic Advisory meeting during change your choice of Spring Trimester Orientation, you may want to review Option modules. Dates for this will be your module choices. available midway through the Autumn Follow the instructions in the step- Trimester so keep an eye on by-step guide to registration at www.ucd.ie/students/keydates www.ucd.ie/students/registration Choose your Spring Trimester Elective If you need academic advice, speak when online module registration reopens to your College/School Office. Visit in January 2022. www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools for contact details. For help with online registration, contact us through the Student HELP IS Desk Connector or use our Chatbot. You can also call us on 01 716 AVAILABLE! 1555. If you would prefer to speak with someone in person, book an appointment with the Student Desk and we will be happy to help you. Go to www/ucd.ie/askus 18|
|19 STEP 2 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 MODULE REGISTRATION Check your UCD Connect email address for your specific start time for module registration. You will also see it in your SISWeb. You can check for this from 2pm on Wednesday, 15 September 2021. 7 YOU CAN BEGIN YOUR MODULE REGISTRATION AT ANY POINT FROM THIS TIME ONWARDS This will show you the exact date/ time from which you may begin your module registration. To get to Module Registration, click on My Registration (on SISWeb homepage). Some of your modules will be Core modules; others will be Option modules from a list of modules related to your programme. You may also be able to choose an Elective module in the Spring Trimester. When you start module registration in September, you will normally be able to register to 55 credits worth of Core and Option modules. 5 credits will be set aside for you to use for your Elective module in Spring. As you register for modules they will appear on your timetable where you will see the time and a location. Please check the contact type when selecting an offering. The information may change so check your timetable before lectures start. Once registered, check your modules in Brightspace for messages about your classes. For a step-by-step guide to completing your registration, visit www.ucd.ie/students/registration
You should complete your module registration in the following order: 8 SELECT SUBJECT/STREAM FIRST YEAR BA ARTS AND SCIENCE STUDENTS ONLY You may already be registered to your main subjects based on your choices when you applied through CAO/ direct application. You will see these ! Read your programme information subjects in the SELECTED SUBJECTS/ before you start this step. Online STREAMS list. guides to choosing subjects/streams You will then need to select the other are available for BA Arts and Science subject(s) that you want to study from students at www.ucd.ie/students/ the AVAILABLE SUBJECTS/STREAMS registration section. If you want to drop a chosen subject simply click on DROP SUBJECT/ STREAM beside the subject in question. If you are a BA Arts student, you will not be able to drop your main subjects until after your Academic Advisory meetings. 9 REGISTER TO CORE MODULES ALL STUDENTS You may find that you are already registered to your Core modules (PRESELECTED will appear beside them). For some of your Core modules you may need to pick a time slot. Do this by clicking on SELECT TIME beside the module. 20|
|21 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 10 SELECT OPTION MODULES You may also need to select OPTION MODULES. Click on SELECT MODULE beside the module of your choice. Always read the ‘Am I eligible to take this module?’ information about a module before you make your decision. 11 SELECT YOUR MAIN LABS AND TUTORIALS Remember to register to any Laboratories, Tutorials or Practicals that are part of your Core and Option modules. To register to a lab or tutorial click on SELECT TIME. Sometimes your School will look after your registration to Labs/Tutorials. In this case you will see a message saying AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED or CONTACT SCHOOL. 12 SELECT YOUR ELECTIVE IN THE SPRING TRIMESTER If there are Elective modules available for your programme then you can select one in the Spring Trimester. 5 credits will be set aside for you to use for your Elective. ! Remember to register to any Laboratories, Tutorials or Practicals that are part of your modules. University College Dublin Make sure you read the How to Register Online guide for full step-by-step An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath instructions www.ucd.ie/students/registration HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE BACK TO CONTENTS 1| 2016/17
FEES PAYING YOUR FEES INFORMATION DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT HOW MUCH DO I PAY? OF FEES (CAO ENTRY) The first instalment is usually one third of your total fee. 26 First instalment €254 Student Centre Levy of fees due Student Contribution SEPT €3,000 Charge Undergraduate students eligible for Free Fees (who are not entitled to a grant) are Fee Deadline for required to pay a minimum of one third of withdrawing from the Student Contribution charge plus the 12 your programme Student Centre Levy by 26 September 2021 in order to be a fully-registered student. This NOV amounts to approximately €1,084.66*. *The figure above is based on an undergraduate student eligible for Free Fees Deadline for who is registered to 60 credits. dropping any extra 12 Autumn modules you no longer wish HOW TO PAY NOV to take You can pay online through online registration (SISWeb) using a debit/credit card Remaining balance 31 of fees due (undergraduate A third party (parent/sponsor) can pay on your behalf. Visit JAN students) www.ucd.ie/fees and click on ‘Third Party Payment’ For important dates for your academic year, For information about ‘Free Fees’ eligibility, EU visit www.ucd.ie/students/keydates fee eligibility, Non-EU fees and undergraduate programme fees, visit www.ucd.ie/fees 22|
|23 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 INFORMATION ON WITHDRAWING FROM GRANTS YOUR PROGRAMME If you have applied for a grant through We hope you don’t withdraw Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), from your programme but if remember to provide us with your SUSI you are considering it, talk application number in the Personal Details to someone first. Talk to section of the online registration system. your College/School Office, Student Adviser or staff on This is a 13-digit alphanumeric number, your degree programme about beginning with ‘W’. why you’re thinking of leaving. Please note that all students in receipt of a grant must pay If you still wish to withdraw, the Student Centre Levy of and it’s before the close €254 plus any fees not payable of online registration (8 under the grant scheme. October) contact us at www. ucd.ie/askus saying you wish For information about grants, visit to cancel your place and post www.susi.ie and www.studentfinance.ie in your UCARD to the Student Desk. After 8 October you must complete and submit a FINANCIAL SUPPORT withdrawal form via SISWeb IN UCD and return your UCD Student Card (UCARD) to your College/School Office. As a student of University College Dublin, If you cancel/withdraw on or you are expected to have budgeted before 12 November, you appropriately and sufficiently before 12 NOV will receive a full refund of starting your studies. However, UCD any payments made in respect recognises that unexpected financial of the Student Contribution problems can arise. If you find yourself in Charge or Student Levy. financial difficulty, you may wish to seek advice from one of the following: your If you withdraw after the 12 Student Adviser, your Chaplain or your SU November deadline, you will 12 Welfare Officer. NOV be liable for fees. For College/School Office contacts, visit www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools For Student Adviser contacts, visit www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers For information about the types of financial Visit the fees website for more information support available in UCD, visit www.ucd.ie/fees www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers
UCD ACADEMIC TIMETABLE This is an example of what your timetable may look like during your time in UCD. » As you register to modules, tutorials, laboratories etc., they will appear on your timetable » Click on a particular time slot to see what room/building that class is in or to check if the class is online » Use the Autumn, Spring or Summer buttons to see the relevant timetable for each trimester. » You can also sync your SISWeb timetable to your phone www.ucd.ie/itservices/ourservices/getconnected/getyouremailandtimetableonyourphone » Check your modules in Brightspace for any local timetable arrangements. Your time slots are colour coded so you can see at a glance your lectures, labs and tutorials. 24|
|25 UCD WELCOME TO UCD 2021 REGULATIONS When you become a UCD student, you join a community that values honesty, integrity, dignity and respect. The UCD Student Charter and Student Code outline the role you play and how you are expected to act while in UCD. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the University Regulations before you begin your life here in UCD. UCD STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT UCD ACADEMIC REGULATIONS The Student Code of Conduct sets out the Your studies in UCD are governed by a University’s expectations of your behaviour set of overarching rules called Academic and asks you to abide by three important Regulations. These regulations are principles: supported by academic policy, procedures and guidelines. You can read the Academic • Respect: Treat everyone with dignity Regulations at the link below. and respect. • Responsibility: Conduct yourself in a UCD EXAM REGULATIONS responsible way. UCD has examination procedures and • Academic Integrity: Be honest in your regulations in place so make sure that you studies. are aware of the rules. SMOKE-FREE UCD POLICY UCD STUDENT CHARTER UCD is committed to working towards a The Student Charter sets out the roles and smoke-free campus. All built-up areas of responsibilities of the various groups within the campus, commuting hubs, carparks and our University and outlines what you can pedestrian routes to and from commuting expect from your University and what the facilities are prescribed as smoke-free zones. University expects from students. Your cooperation not to smoke/vape in UCD STUDENT EMAIL PROTOCOL these areas is appreciated. Remember to check your UCD email HEALTHY BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION account frequently so that you don’t In support of the Healthy Ireland miss out on important information from programme, high added-sugar carbonated the University. We use your UCD email beverages (subject to sugar tax) are no address for all official communication longer for sale on campus. This initiative with you. The full student email protocol aims to promote healthier beverage can be found at the link below. consumption among the student and employee population. You will find a copy of these and other university policies and regulations in the Student Services Directory on the Current Students area of the website, under University Regulations. www.ucd.ie/students/services
STUDENT SUPPORT COLLEGE/SCHOOL OFFICE STUDENTS’ UNION www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools www.ucdsu.ie Each undergraduate course (programme As a UCD student you automatically in UCD) is supported by a College/School become a member of the Students’ Union. Office. They are the first point of contact See page 32 for more details. for students seeking academic advice and UCD GLOBAL support. They can help you with any queries www.ucd.ie/global/studentexperience relating to your degree programme. Some UCD Global offers a wide range of support of the key areas your College/School Office services to international students as can help you with are registration queries, well students wishing to study abroad, academic programme advice, extenuating on exchange programmes or engage in circumstances/medical certificates, leaves international volunteering. of absence, withdrawals or referral to Student Adviser, academic staff/Access and STUDENT DESK Lifelong Learning - Disability Support, etc. www.ucd.ie/askus Module registration, SISWeb access, fees SCHOOL OFFICES and form stamping are just some of the www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools topics the Student Desk can help you with. Each subject area belongs within a School. You can access your official documents such You should talk to the faculty and staff in as Certificates of Attendance, Statements the School Office if you have questions of Results, and Official Transcripts online or difficulties which are specific to those via your SISWeb account, under the modules or subjects or if you need advice Registration, Fees & Assessment tab. You on what modules to take to ensure degree can contact us through the Student Desk compliance in that subject. Connector, call us on 01 716 1555, use our ACCESS AND LIFELONG LEARNING - Chatbot or make an appointment to see us DISABILITY SUPPORT in the Tierney Building. For opening hours, www.ucd.ie/all check www.ucd.ie/students/studentdesk/ UCD Access & Lifelong Learning provides openinghours a range of supports for students who enter STUDENT ADVISERS UCD through the HEAR, DARE, QQI FET, www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers Mature, Open Learning, Access Programme Student Advisers provide support for and Lifelong Learning pathways. The all students throughout their university supports provided include disability , experience. Each academic programme has financial, academic and social supports. a dedicated Student Adviser, who can advise Please email firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com you on the range of supports offered by for more information. UCD. There are specific Student Advisers for STUCK ON A MATHS PROBLEM OR mature and postgraduate students. Student WRITING ASSIGNMENT? Advisers work closely with the faculty and Contact Maths Support Centre staff. You can contact them in relation to www.ucd.ie/msc personal, social or practical issues. Writing Centre www.ucd.ie/writingcentre 26|
|27 STUDENT WELCOME TO UCD 2021 Here is a sample of the best places to go for SUPPORT different types of queries. I need academic advice/ I’m having problems with the registration guidance about my online registration system modules STUDENT DESK COLLEGE/SCHOOL OFFICE COLLEGE/SCHOOL OFFICE www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools www.ucd.ie/askus or www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools I have a personal problem I have a disability/learning STUDENT ADVISER difficulty www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers UCD ACCESS AND LIFELONG LEARNING - DISABILITY SUPPORT www.ucd.ie/all I have an emergency I’ve lost my UCD Student on campus Card (UCARD) STUDENT HELP UCARD BUREAU www.ucd.ie/students/support www.ucd.ie/ucard I want to report an I need a cert of attendance/ emergency on campus official university stamp/ ESTATE SERVICES transcript Ext. 7999 or (01) 716 7999 STUDENT DESK https://ucdestates.ie/unicare www.ucd.ie/sisweb or www.ucd.ie/askus I have a problem with my UCD I want to join a society or club accommodation to meet new people STUDENT RESIDENCES (RESIDENT UCD SPORT & SOCIETIES ASSISTANT) www.ucd.ie/sportandsocieties.htm www.ucd.ie/residences I have a question about I’m an international student with my fees visa problems STUDENT DESK UCD GLOBAL www.ucd.ie/askus www.ucd.ie/global/enquire I want to get in touch with other For advice on all of the above students from my country STUDENT ADVISER UCD GLOBAL www.ucd.ie/students/help www.ucd.ie/global
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 UCD SPORT You will find that sports, societies and social life are vital ingredients of your university experience. AND FITNESS The Student Centre, UCD Sport and the UCD Sport As a UCD student you & Fitness complex are the home of student life on are entitled to free gym campus. They provide you with the most diverse membership and discounted student facilities of any university in Ireland. swim membership. To register Facilities in the Student Centre include a state-of- for the gym and take your the-art 3D cinema, a drama theatre, a debating online induction, visit chamber and a 600-seat auditorium. Visit www. www.ucd.ie/sportandfitness ucd.ie/studentcentre for more information. Campus Garda Office Career Development Centre 1-2pm, Mon-Wed during term www.ucd.ie/careers www.ucd.ie/estates IT Services Childcare www.ucd.ie/it www.ucd.ie/creche Shops and Restaurants Campus Services www.ucd.ie/catering/facilities www.ucd.ie/estates UCD Global Lounge Gaeltacht UCD www.ucd.ie/global/studentexperience/ www.ucd.ie/bnag theucdgloballounge Disability Support Health Service www.ucd.ie/all www.ucd.ie/stuhealth UCD Student Health and Applied Language Centre Counselling www.ucd.ie/alc www.ucd.ie/ studentcounselling 28|
|29 SPORT LIBRARY WELCOME TO UCD 2021 www.ucd.ie/sport www.ucd.ie/library/newstudents For many students at UCD, sport is an UCD Library provides the information important part of life and we hope that resources, services and friendly staff to you will engage with this aspect of campus help you succeed with your studies. You life when you join us. With over 55 official have access to five libraries with wifi and sports clubs, excellent facilities and a huge ample spaces for study. Library staff are on programme of fitness classes, there is hand to answer any questions you might something for everyone. Sporting facilities have. A dedicated online guide will help you include 12 natural grass pitches, including become familiar with the Library website, the UCD Bowl - home ground to both the online collections (available 24/7) and UCD RFC and the UCD AFC - a 50 metre services which include our popular laptop swimming pool, three gyms, squash courts, and self-service loans. Your UCD Student tennis courts, three multi-purpose sports Card (UCARD) is your library card – you halls, five-a-side and full size synthetic will need this to enter and exit the library, pitches, as well as the National Hockey borrow books or borrow a laptop. At Stadium. Orientation, be sure to enter our Prize Draw for new students. See our New Students To see the full list of clubs and facilities, guide www.ucd.ie/library/newstudents visit the UCD Sport website for details of all the great prizes to be won. www.ucd.ie/sport and Facebook page www.facebook.com/ucdsport. CAMPUS SERVICES Campus Services operates 24/7 STUDENT LOCKERS located on the Lower ground floor www.ucd.ie/estates of the Agriculture building. Make Lockers are available to rent for a report to our security team, look the academic year in the main teaching for event support, request a WalkSafe, buildings. Lockers can be booked online Setup your secure bike parking access, Lost through SISWeb using your UCD Student & Found. If you find property on campus Card (UCARD). please hand it in to Campus Services on the ground floor at the side of the Agriculture SOCIETIES Building. societies.ucd.ie Meeting people and making friends is BIODIVERSITY ON CAMPUS one of the most important parts of life, The 330 acre Belfield campus is home to a especially at university. UCD has over 70 rich array of biodiversity, supported by 40 societies that offer students opportunities acres of woodland with over 50,000 trees in everything from public speaking to and numerous lakes, watercourses and drama, juggling, event management, naturalised areas. Check out the Campus national and international cultures Pollinator plan and explore the woodland and volunteering. Societies run events walks on campus. throughout the year, visit our website https://ucdestates.ie/green-campus/ societies.ucd.ie, Tweet us @UCDSocieties biodiversity or follow us on Facebook.com/ UCDSocieties. For a full list of facilities available to you in UCD, visit www.ucd.ie/students
GETTING TO UCD The Belfield campus is located 4km from Dublin city centre on the N11. There are many travel options from various parts of the city, the local suburbs and indeed the whole country. UCD strongly encourages the use of public transport where possible. 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. Go-Ahead Ireland operates key bus services to UCD, including the 17 and 175. www.journeyplanner.transportforireland.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. www.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 or www.dublinairport.com CYCLING UCD has over 4,000 cycle parking spaces, a free secure bike parking area for all students and several pedestrian and cyclist only entrances. www.ucd.ie/estates CYCLE APPS CYCLE PLANNER BLEEPERBIKES www.transportforireland.ie bleeperbike.com/parking/ Find the best route for you - parking-locations choose a direct route, an easier Find your nearest docking station route or to avoid hills! and bike availability ucdestates.ie/blog/2017/10/13/ bleeperbikes-are-now-available- 30| throughout-campus
|31 JOURNEYPLANNER WELCOME TO UCD 2021 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.journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie STUDENT LEAP CARD The Student Leap Card is the national student travel and discount card. The card saves students money on public transport services as well as selected retail brand partners. Apply for a Student 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.studentleapcard.ie COMMUTING TO UCD BY CAR: UCD strongly encourages the use of public transport, cycling and walking to campus. Students living on the Belfield Campus are not eligible for a parking permit. 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. 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. REAL-TIME APPS REAL TIME IRELAND www.transportforireland.ie Real time arrival information for bus, train and Luas
UCD STUDENTS’ UNION Welcome to UCD from your SU! As a UCD student you are now a member of UCD Students’ Union and membership is entirely free. We encourage you do dive into this new year and get involved in as many aspects of student life as you can. Don’t worry if you encounter any issues along the way, we are here to support you. UCD Students’ Union serves and supports all UCD students by providing a voice and space for them to enhance their college experience. The SU is student-led and continuously adapts to the evolving needs of the student body. Whenever you have a problem or question in UCD, UCDSU always has you covered. From issues with your education to concerns about your welfare, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, we have democratically elected and trained officers to support and represent you. If you ever have a question or an issue that needs solving, come into the SU corridor located in the Old Student Centre or check out the virtual reception on our website (www.ucdsu.ie) and we’ll sort you out. We also organise nights out and gigs, fundraise for charities that benefit the student body and represent you in academic and disciplinary hearings and campaign on a national level. Every student can get involved by becoming a class rep, an ents rep or by joining a campaigns crew. The SU is yours to shape. 32|
|33 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 SU SHOPS UCD Students’ Union runs three shops on Campus. One under the James Joyce Library, another in the Sports Centre and one in the Engineering Building. It’s the perfect spot to grab a cheap coffee or a meal deal for lunch or that pen or calculator you forgot to bring with you! All profits in the SU shops go back to the SU to help fund more services and supports for students. RUN FOR CLASS REP You can get your student life off to a quick start by running to be a class rep in the SU. It is a great way to meet new people and to help your fellow classmates out with any issues they may have, organise parties and class hoodies. You will have plenty of support and training. It’s also great to have on your CV and lots of fun. Class Reps meet every two weeks during term to discuss student issues and to shape the policy of the SU. Visit https://www.ucdsu.ie/ class-reps to learn more. REGISTER TO VOTE Every student is a member of UCD Students’ Union and is entitled to run for class rep and to vote in your class’s elections. All elections will take place online. All students need to register to vote in advance of the elections. Please register today on vote.ucdsu.ie/registration - it only takes two minutes! UNION COUNCIL Union Council is the governing body of UCD Students’ Union. Members of Council include Class Reps, Campaign Coordinators, Entertainments Forum, College Officers and Sabbati- cal Officers. They meet every 2 weeks during the academic term. Full-time and part-time Officers give reports to Council on what they have been working on and other members can ask them questions about it. Council also formulates policy and mandates, to steer the work of Union and it’s elected Officers. If there is anything you would like your SU to work on or campaign for this year, why not run for class rep or ask your class rep to bring a mandate to Council!
GET SOCIAL WITH YOUR SU: Get ready for the online student event of the year. UCD, TU Dublin, Trinity College, RCSI and Institute of Art and IA Follow our socials to keep up to date on what’s happening on campus, to see events and special student offers. TikTok: UCDSU Instagram: @ucdsu Twitter: @ucdsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ucdsu/ Facebook Accomodation Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCDAccommodation/ UCDSU Job Listings: https://www.facebook.com/ groups/563067550516206/ Website: www.ucdsu.ie 34|
|35 WELCOME TO UCD 2021 Ruairí Power Molly Greenough President Welfare Officer firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Twitter: @RuairiPowerIRL Hey there, my name is Molly Greenough and Howdy, I’m your Welfare Officer! I’m 22 years old and originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I’ve My name is Ruairí and I’m your Students’ Union spent the past four years in Dublin and just President. I’m a psychology undergrad student finished up my final year of Law with Social from Clarecastle in Co. Clare. Justice. I got involved in the Students’ Union for the first The SU has been a constant fixture in my life time in 2020 during the protests against rent during my time in UCD, sparking my passion increases on campus. I was the Welfare Officer for student representation and activism. The for the last year and am pure buzzed to be four main areas I want to focus on this year sticking around for another as President. are: mental health, housing, harm reduction, and sexual health and wellbeing. My main focus for the year is working to tackle the rampant commercialisation of the higher As well, I will dedicate myself to casework and education sector so we can create a more being an approachable, compassionate, and accessible, affordable and welcoming UCD. If an understanding first point of contact for any there’s something you would like the SU to work student in need - whether you’re facing mental on this year, we’d love to hear from you. health, financial, physical or sexual health dif- ficulties. Please get in touch with any issues, we’re all here to support you!
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