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                LAST UPDATED 18 AUGUST 2021

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

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
                                          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
         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
                                                        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.
     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.


                                                                                            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.
    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

     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.

     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
          place so we can offer it to someone   19   www.ucd.ie/sisweb
                                                     Important information on module
                                                     content and assessments is
                                                     presented at the first lecture of each
                                                     module - don’t miss it!

                                                                                                WELCOME TO UCD 2021
     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
                                                         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
     You can make an appointment to talk to
     the Student Desk team on www.ucd.ie/                MAKE SURE YOU READ...
                                                    25   » UCD Student Code
                                                    14   » UCD Student Charter
                                                         » UCD Student Health Declaration
     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
     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

           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


                                                                             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

                                   03             Spring Trimester exams
31       Remaining balance of
         fees due
                                   MAY            begin (incl. Saturday, 7
                                                  & 14 May)

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
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                                                                                                ALL N PULSORY
                                                                                                      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:

               PROGRAMME                                VIRTUAL
               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

     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
      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



                                                                     2 02 1

                                                                                 WELCOME TO UCD 2021
     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!


      IN UCD

      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
      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.
      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/

                                                                                           WELCOME TO UCD 2021
                                                            UCD MOBILE

                                                1.   It’s free!
                                                2. The interactive campus map will
                                                   help you get around UCD
                                                3. You’ll find your orientation
                                                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!


                                                                                                                                  WELCOME TO UCD 2021
      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)

                                                                                 ELECTIVE MODULES**
                                                                                    FROM OUTSIDE YOUR
                                                                                     DEGREE SUBJECT(S)

                                                                                    YOU CAN SELECT AN
                                                                                  ELECTIVE IN THE SPRING
                                                                                                                      The units that
                                                                                                                      make up your

                                   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


                                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2021
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
available at UCD (subject to module entry
requirements, timetable and availability of
                                               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
      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

      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
      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.



                                                  WELCOME TO UCD 2021

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.

           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
          If your password is your date of
          birth, make sure you change it to
          something more secure on first login.
           & 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.


          When you click on MY
          REGISTRATION you will be asked
          to confirm your registration for
          You need to confirm registration so
          you can select your modules later


           Once on this page, you can access
           and complete your PERSONAL
           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


                                                                                            WELCOME TO UCD 2021
6                                                     CONFIRM YOUR DETAILS

                                                      ANSWER A SHORT SURVEY

                                                      PAY YOUR FEES

                                                      UPLOAD YOUR UCARD

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.
                  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



                                                                                             WELCOME TO UCD 2021
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
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
                                                  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

       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


                                                                                                                                                       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

                                                                                                     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

           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
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       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
                                                    €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
                                                    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
                                                                   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


                                                                                                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
                                                             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
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

                                                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
      » 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
      » You can also sync your SISWeb timetable to your phone
      » 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.



                                                                                                  WELCOME TO UCD 2021
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.
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 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.
      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
      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
                                                     and form stamping are just some of the
                                                     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,
      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 all@ucd.ie/disability@ucd.ie
                                                     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


                                                                        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
www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools       www.ucd.ie/askus or

I have a personal problem           I have a disability/learning
STUDENT ADVISER                     difficulty
www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers          UCD ACCESS AND LIFELONG
                                    LEARNING - DISABILITY SUPPORT

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

I have a problem with my UCD        I want to join a society or club
accommodation                       to meet new people
ASSISTANT)                          www.ucd.ie/sportandsocieties.htm

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
      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 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
                                                         IT Services
              Childcare                                  www.ucd.ie/it
                                                         Shops and Restaurants
              Campus Services                            www.ucd.ie/catering/facilities
                                                         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


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
                                                CAMPUS SERVICES
                                                Campus Services operates 24/7
                                                located on the Lower ground floor
                                                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
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
societies.ucd.ie, Tweet us @UCDSocieties
or follow us on Facebook.com/
For a full list of facilities available to you in UCD, visit www.ucd.ie/students
                 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.

                 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

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

                 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

                 UCD has over 4,000 cycle parking spaces, a free secure bike parking area for
                 all students and several pedestrian and cyclist only entrances.
                                                                        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
30|                                                        throughout-campus


                                                                                           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.

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

               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
               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
               GoCar - UCD provides a GoBase for GoCars and free parking for
               E-car - charging points are available on campus.

     Real time arrival information for bus,
     train and Luas
      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.


                                                                                                       WELCOME TO UCD 2021
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

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.

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 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!
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                                                                                                          WELCOME TO UCD 2021
Ruairí Power                                          Molly Greenough
President                                             Welfare Officer

ruairi.power@ucdsu.ie                                 molly.greenough@ucdsu.ie
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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