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WELCOME TO UCD - University College Dublin - UCD Students' Union
University College Dublin
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WELCOME TO

UCD
                        2017/18
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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 and learning,      Each stage usually represents 60 credits. A
which is usually studied over one semester.          full-time student will normally complete a
Each module has a credit value, normally 5           60 credit stage in one academic year. Some
credits.                                             programmes may vary. A degree programme will
                                                     normally be three to four stages, although some
Core module                                          degree programmes have more stages.
You have to do these modules as they’re
a fundamental part of your degree. You’re            Semester
normally pre-registered to them.                     The academic year is divided into semesters.
                                                     Undergraduate programmes have
Option module                                        two semesters - Semester 1 runs from
You maybe able to choose these modules as part       September to December and Semester 2 runs
of your degree. You will be given a list when you    from January to May. Within each semester you
register online.                                     will have 12 weeks of teaching, revision weeks
                                                     and exams.
Elective module
Modules that you can pick from any subject area      Laboratory, Practicals and Fieldwork
across UCD.                                          This is the practical work part of your course;
                                                     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 be laden
to be too similar.                                   down with information leaflets but just keep
                                                     talking to other UCD students, that’s an
Credit
                                                     important part of finding your way around. Keep
Credit is just a name for the value given to a       an eye on the New Students part of the website
module.                                              for details.

 www.ucd.ie/students/jargon.html
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CONTENTS

               02                                          04                                          06
   Before You Arrive                           On Arrival At UCD                             Important Dates

               08                                          10                                          12
   Orientation Week                            IT Services In UCD                        Building Your Degree

               14                                          22                                          24
How To Register Online                          Fees Information                            UCD Regulations

               25                                          28                                          30
    Student Support                             Campus Facilities                            Getting To UCD

               32                                          36
 UCD Students’ Union                                  Get Social

 For an online version of this publication, visit www.ucd.ie/students/newstudents
 Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained herein is correct at time of going to print. However, it may be
 subject to change. University College Dublin does not have editorial control or take responsibility for the material published
 under the Students’ Union banner.
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BEFORE
                                                     We are delighted to
                                                     welcome you to UCD

     YOU                                             Once you accept your offer – and we really
                                                     hope you do - you should start preparing

     ARRIVE
                                                     for the start of term. There are quite a few
                                                     important things you need to do in the next
                                                     few weeks, even before you get here!

                                                             POP ALONG TO THE
         ACCEPT YOUR OFFER                                   REGISTRATION INFORMATION
         www.cao.ie
                                                     4       SESSION
         Check your CAO offer notice carefully               Can’t attend? Don’t worry! You can
         and follow the instructions to accept               watch it on online at
         your offer before the reply date.                   www.ucd.ie/studentdesk
         International students should accept
         online through www.ucd.ie/apply
                                                     5       CHECK OUT UCD’S JARGON
                                                             BUSTER
                                                             www.ucd.ie/students/jargon.html
                                                             Wondering what’s the difference between
     2   GET SOCIAL!                                         a core module and an elective module?
         www.ucd.ie/social-media                             The jargon buster will explain words and
         Use the hashtag #helloucd to connect                phrases you’ll hear used in UCD.
         with other students joining UCD this
         year. Check out the list of UCD-related             GO TO UCD CONNECT
         social media sites (page 36) and keep up
         to date with the latest news and events
                                                     6       www.ucd.ie/connect
                                                             Three working days after you accept your
         from around the University.                         offer, go to www.ucd.ie/connect
                                                             This will give you access to a number
         FINALISE YOUR                                       of services including SISWeb and UCD
     3   ACCOMMODATION                                       email. Click on the relevant icon and
                                                             enter your username and password when
         www.ucd.ie/residences
                                                             asked.
         www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie
         If you have been offered a place in UCD             USERNAME
         accommodation, follow the instructions              Your username is your CAO number (or
         emailed to you by UCD Residences very               UCD student number if you are a direct
         carefully. If you don’t get a place on              applicant or if you were here before).
         campus, check out the following links for           PASSWORD
         accommodation off campus:                           If you have already created a password
         www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie                          for SISWeb, please use that. Otherwise,
         www.ucdsu.ie                                        your default password is your date of
         www.findahome.ie                                    birth (ddmmyy).
         www.daft.ie                                         See page 10 for more details.

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                                                                                                    WELCOME TO UCD 2017
                                                       BOOK YOUR MODULE
                                                   9   REGISTRATION START TIME
                                                       www.ucd.ie/students/registration
                                                  14   Log into SISWeb on 30 August between
                                                       8am and 1pm (the earlier the better!)
                                                       to book your registration start time for
                                                       module registration. You will receive an
7                                                      email to your UCD Connect email with
    BEGIN STEP 1 OF REGISTRATION                       your start time. If you don’t book a start
    www.ucd.ie/students/registration                   time, one will be automatically selected
    You can begin Step 1 of registration three         for you.
    working days after accepting your offer.
    To enter online registration, go to UCD
    Connect, click on the SISWeb icon and
    enter your login details.
    Make sure you upload your photo by the
    1 September deadline so that you can               BEGIN STEP 2 OF REGISTRATION
    collect your UCD Student Card (UCARD)
    at the time allocated for you during          10   ON 1 OR 2 SEPTEMBER
                                                       (depending on your start time)
    Orientation Week.
    Visit www.ucd.ie/students/registration
                                                  14   www.ucd.ie/students/registration
                                                       Module registration begins on
    for more information.                              31 August for the first group of incoming
                                                       CAO students. Check your UCD email for
                                                       your start time.

    PRINT YOUR ORIENTATION                             IF YOU ARE DEFERRING/
8   TIMETABLE
                                                  11   CANCELLING YOUR PLACE
    www.ucd.ie/students/newstudents                    admissions@ucd.ie
    Make sure you check your personalised              You can defer or cancel your place by
    Orientation timetable which is available on        emailing admissions@ucd.ie, with your
    the UCD Current Students website. You’ll           name, CAO number, and course offered.
    also find maps and information about               Deferral requests must be received at
    transport.                                         least two days before the reply date on
    The pre-orientation activities run by UCD          the offer notice.
    Access and Lifelong Learning take place on         www.ucd.ie/myucd/defer
    various dates between 28 and 31 August.
    Students supported by HEAR and/or DARE
    admission routes will receive notification
    from UCD Access and Lifelong Learning of
    activities they should attend during this
    time.
    www.ucd.ie/openingworlds
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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.

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          ATTEND ORIENTATION                           14
          www.ucd.ie/students/newstudents
          The main University Orientation runs
                                                            CHECK YOUR TIMETABLE
          from Monday, 4 September to Friday,
          8 September and is an essential part of           www.ucd.ie/sisweb
          your becoming a UCD student. Make sure            Important information on module
          you check your Orientation timetable              content and assessments is presented at
          carefully.                                        the first lecture of each module - don’t
                                                            miss it!
          Orientation includes the President’s
          Welcome, Academic Advisory sessions,
          UCD Student Card (UCARD) collection,
          Library Tour, IT induction and lots more
          activities to help you make friends and to
          find your way around UCD.

     13   MEET YOUR PEER MENTOR                        15   FINALISE YOUR MODULE CHOICES
          www.ucd.ie/peermentoring                          www.ucd.ie/students/registration
          You will be assigned to a Peer Mentor             Undergraduate registration closes at
          who is a trained, experienced student             5pm on Friday, 22 September so make
          from your degree. Your Peer Mentor is             sure you have registered to enough
          there to provide you with support and             credits (60 credits) and that you have
          advice so make sure you arrange to meet           registered to any labs and tutorials
          up and make the most of knowledge your            by that date. You will have a chance
          Peer Mentor can share with you.                   to change your choice of modules for
                                                            Semester 2 in early January. Keep an eye
                                                            on www.ucd.ie/students/keydates for
                                                            updates.

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                                                                                                       WELCOME TO UCD 2017
16   KNOW WHERE TO
     GO FOR SUPPORT
14   www.ucd.ie/students
     There is much to enjoy at university, but it
     can also be difficult and stressful at times.
     If you have any problems while you’re                GET INVOLVED IN UCD LIFE
     here, there are people to help you.             18   www.ucd.ie/studentcentre
     The different types of support are listed on         There are more than a hundred clubs
     page 27 and also available at                        and societies in UCD, covering activities
     www.ucd.ie/students (under Student                   such as debating and creative writing to
     Services Directory) and                              juggling and dancing, and everything in
     www.ucd.ie/students/support or call                  between. Find a club, society or group
     in to see us at the Student Desk in the              that interests you, and join it. And don’t
     Tierney building.                                    miss out on the opportunity to get
                                                          involved during Freshers’ Week (18 – 22
                                                          September) and Sports Expo (18 – 21
                                                          September).

17   GET TO KNOW YOUR
     STUDENTS’ UNION                                      MAKE SURE YOU READ...
14   www.ucdsu.ie                                    19   UCD Student Charter
     On joining UCD, you automatically                    UCD Student Code
     become a member of the UCD Students’            14   UCD Academic Regulations
     Union (SU). The SU represents students’
     views and opinions, and works on a                   UCD Student Email Protocol
     number of University committees from                 UCD Smoke-free Campus Policy
     all areas of university life as the voice of         UCD Mental Health Policy
     the student population. See page 32 for
     more information.                                    The Acceptable Usage Policy
                                                          Healthy UCD
                                                          www.ucd.ie/students
                                                          (Click on Student Services Directory)
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IMPORTANT
     DATES SEMESTER 1
     24    Incoming CAO students can
           begin Step 1 of registration     18    Freshers’ Week &
                                                  Sports Expo
     AUG   three working days after         SEP
           accepting offer

                                            22    Undergraduate

     30    Book your start time for
           module registration between      SEP
                                                  registration closes

     AUG   8am and 1pm

                                            20    Deadline for dropping

     31    Module registration begins
           (Check your UCD email for your   OCT
                                                  modules/withdrawing
                                                  from your Programme
     AUG   start time)

     01    Deadline for uploading photo
           for UCD Student Card (UCARD)
                                            26    Semester 1 exam
                                                  timetable published
     SEP                                    OCT

     04    The main University
           Orientation runs from
                                            01    End of Semester 1
                                                  teaching term
     SEP                                    DEC
           Monday, 4 to Friday, 8
           September. Make sure
           to check your Orientation
           timetable carefully
                                            02    Revision week

                                            DEC

     08    Registration closes for
           allocation of general elective   16    Semester 1 exams begin
     SEP   places and re-opens on 9               (incl. Saturday,
           September                        DEC   16 December)

     10    First instalment of fees due
                                            22    Semester 1 exams finish

     SEP                                    DEC

     11    Academic teaching term begins

     SEP

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                                                                              WELCOME TO UCD 2016
                     For more key dates for first year undergraduates,
SEMESTER 2           visit www.ucd.ie/students/keydates

22      Semester 2 academic
        teaching term begins
                                    27             Semester 2 academic
                                                   teaching term ends
JAN                                 APR

24      Semester 1 provisional
        exam results (available
                                    28             Revision week

JAN     until 31 January)
                                    APR

31      Remaining balance of
        fees due
                                    07             Semester 2 exams begin
                                                   (incl. Saturday, 12 May)
JAN                                 MAY

15      Semester 1 final exam
        results
                                    18             Semester 2 exams finish

FEB                                 MAY

12      Fieldwork/study period
        (2 weeks)
                                    TBA
                                    JUN
                                                   Semester 2 provisional
                                                   exam results (available until
MAR                                                12 June)

26      Semester 2 academic
        teaching term resumes
                                    TBA
                                    JUN
                                                   Semester 2 final exam
                                                   results
MAR

30      Semester 2 exam
        timetable published
MAR
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ORIENTATION
      WEEK                                                                    ORIE
                                                                                   NT
                                                                                 WEEAKTION
      To help you settle into life at UCD we                                  IS CO
                                                                                    M
                                                                              ALL N PULSORY
      organise orientation events for all new                                       EW ST     F
                                                                                          UDEN OR
                                                                                              TS!
      students. These events run from 4 to 8
      September and are designed to help you
      find your way in UCD.
      Your personalised Orientation Week timetable can be found at
      www.ucd.ie/students/newstudents. Click on Timetables and
      enter your CAO code or Programme title in the search field.
      You will have received a social events schedule in your welcome pack.
      It is also available at www.ucd.ie/students/newstudents

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

                                     Hey,
                      I can help with almost everything
                     from planning your academic time,
                   managing your reading list and using the
                    library to how to get around Dublin,
                     where to shop and what is the best
                                society to join.

                                                                                    R
       As well as providing support, information                          PEER MENTO
       and informal advice, your Peer Mentor
       knows which support services to refer you
       to if there is a need. Stay in touch with
       your mentor - especially in Semester 1.

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WHAT HAPPENS

                                                                                WELCOME TO UCD 2017
DURING
ORIENTATION?
  You will also meet your Peer           You collect your UCD Student
  Mentor who will show you               Card (UCARD) which is required
  around the campus and the              for accessing the library and other
  buildings where your lectures          on-campus services. UCARDs
  will take place, as well as            can be collected from building 71
  introduce you to your classmates       during Orientation Week. Check
  and help you to settle into life       your personalised Orientation
  at UCD.                                timetable at www.ucd.ie/
                                         students/newstudents to find
  You have the opportunity to            out when you are scheduled to
  make new friends and get to            collect yours.
  know people.
                                         You visit the Students’ Union
  UCD Orientation Guides                 tent to learn about its services and
  (dressed in blue t-shirts) will help   activities.
  you to familiarise yourself with
  the campus and UCD services.           You attend the President’s
                                         Welcome ceremony for students
  You will meet your lecturers,          on your degree programme to
  tutors and staff in the School         mark the official start to your UCD
  and Programme Offices.                 career. You also collect your free
                                         UCD Scarf and pocket guide at the
  As you will have begun your            President’s Welcome ceremony
  registration to your programme,
  Orientation Week gives you the         There are also lots of fun
  opportunity to receive academic        activities during the week,
  advice to help you finalise your       including a comedy debate, a
  choice of modules so you have          food fair, movie nights, sports
  your timetable in place before         tournaments, gigs and the
  the first day of lectures.             Orientation Barbecue and Res
                                         Céilí. You visit the Students’ Union
  We introduce you to all the            tent to get your welcome to UCD
  student services at UCD and            Goodie bag
  what they offer you.
                                         The best thing is that Orientation
                                         doesn’t stop there. There will be
                                         more events all through the first
                                         semester to help you settle into
                                         your programme.
IT SERVICES
      IN UCD
      DISCOVER IT STUDENT EVENT
      The Discover IT Student Event runs over Orientation Week and is held in the Daedalus
      Building on the Belfield campus. It is important to attend this event, which will introduce
      you to the key IT services available at UCD. Check your Orientation timetable to see when
      you are scheduled in.
      Remember, if you get stuck, there is support available. Drop into one of our IT Centres
      (Daedalus and Health Sciences) or contact the IT Helpdesk on 01 716 2700 or email
      ithelpdesk@ucd.ie. You can also check the Student IT Guide on www.ucd.ie/it for help and
      hints and tips.

      UCD CONNECT                                                              Your personalised
                                                                               UCD email address
      ACCESS TO IMPORTANT SERVICES                                             will be used for
      Each student in UCD is provided with a UCD Connect account, so           official UCD
      you have access to key online services. Through UCD Connect, you         correspondence
      get unlimited combined Gmail and Google Drive storage plus a             including a
      personal calendar with your academic timetable in it.                    fortnightly
                                                                               student e-zine and
                Useful tip: Sync these to your smartphone, so you              academic and exams
                have easy access to information wherever you are!              information. Please
                                                                               make sure that you
      You also have access to the University’s eLearning environment           check it regularly.
      (Blackboard), where you can submit assignments, check
      announcements, and use wikis and blogs. Software applications            Ensure the Anti-
      are available to download or stream from AppsAnywhere on UCD             Virus software on
      Connect.                                                                 your laptop is up to
                                                                               date. Sophos Anti
       Your initial login to applications in UCD Connect is your               Virus is available
       CAO number (or UCD student number if you are a direct                   free to all registered
       applicant or if you’ve been here before) and your default               students.
       password* is your date of birth (ddmmyy).
       (*If you have already created a SISWeb password, use that to log in.)

              ! Your IT security is your own responsibility so make sure
              you change your password on first login and remember to
              use a strong password. There is a change password tool in
              UCD Connect. Never share your username or password.
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                                                      WELCOME TO UCD 2017
                  UCD MOBILE

Before arriving on campus you can download
a free app called ‘UCD Mobile’ for both Apple
and Android devices. It includes an interactive
map of the campus, (with an augmented-reality
view of locations for iPhone users), handy access
to Blackboard content and announcements
(Blackboard Mobile Learn) as well as a library
catalogue search function, information on student
supports, news updates, an events calendar, sports
fixtures and much more!
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      THE BUILDING

                                                                                                                           WELCOME TO UCD 2017
      BLOCKS OF
      YOUR DEGREE
      PROGRAMME                                                        Your degree, for example,
                                                                       DN200 Science.

          STAGE 1 [YEAR 1]
                                                          SEPT-DEC           SEMESTER 1                     EXAMS
      A Stage is normally a year of a
                                                          JAN-MAY            SEMESTER 2                     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
                                                                              WITHIN OR OUTSIDE YOUR
                                                                                 DEGREE SUBJECT(S)

           5
         CREDITS
                            5
                        CREDITS
                                             5
                                        CREDITS
                                                            5
                                                         CREDITS
                                                                                           5
                                                                                       CREDITS
                                                                                                                  MODULES
                                                                                                                the units that
                                                                                                                make up your
                            5
                        CREDITS
                                             5
                                        CREDITS
                                                                                           5
                                                                                       CREDITS
                                                                                                                 programme.

                                 50CREDITS
                                                                                       10CREDITS

                                                              60  CREDITS
                                                                             To complete Stage 1
                                                                             you need to have 60 credits.

                                                            YEAR TOTAL
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BUILDING

                                                                                              WELCOME TO UCD 2016
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 10
of the 12 modules) will be in your chosen
degree programme.
There are different types of modules: core modules (you must take these) and option
modules where you have a choice between a number of different modules in your degree
programme. These 10 core and option modules add up to 50 credits.
In addition, you can choose two elective modules (10 credits). Electives can be chosen
from across the full range of undergraduate degree programmes available at UCD (subject
to module entry requirements, timetable and availability of places).
Your elective modules can be taken from within your main degree programme to deepen
your learning, or outside it if you want to broaden your horizons. The choice is yours.
You can also choose to take Structured Electives. This means taking your elective credits
in a structured manner over the course of your programme to form a recognised block of
learning in a subject area amounting to a minimum of 15 credits – typically three 5 credit
modules.
Discovery modules are exciting new modules that you can take as electives. These
modules are on topics of global significance such as War and Childhood and will include
lectures on cutting-edge research or current affairs. Each module is taught by more than
one school within UCD and is designed to deepen your understanding of different
disciplinary perspectives on topics of significant importance.
There are plenty of supports in place to help you along the way.
In particular, your Programme Office will offer you advice and support on a range of
academic issues, including programme advice, extenuating circumstances, withdrawal/
leave of absence from your degree programme as well as referral to other student
supports. www.ucd.ie/students/progoffice
HOW TO
      REGISTER
      ONLINE
      Before you begin the academic year at
      UCD, you will need to fully register with
      the University. Registration allows you to
      obtain your UCD Student Card (UCARD)
      and gain access to the wide range of
      facilities available to our students.

      As an incoming undergraduate student you can begin online
      registration three working days after accepting your CAO offer.
      For example, if you accept your CAO offer by 5pm on Monday 21
      August, you will be able to go online from 12 noon on Thursday 24
      August 2017.
      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                 There are two main parts to this:
      personal details, upload your photo
                                                     »» Book your module registration start
      for your UCD Student Card (UCARD)
                                                        time
      and pay your fees.
                                                     »» Record your module choices (core,
                                                        options and electives)

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                                                  WELCOME TO UCD 2016
GETTING
STARTED

1           GO TO UCD CONNECT

          Three working days after accepting
          your offer, go to
          www.ucd.ie/connect and click on
          the SISWeb icon.

2          LOG INTO SISWEB

          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 default 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 is the start of becoming a
          registered student so make sure
          you read them carefully.

      4     ENTER THE REGISTRATION
            PROCESS TO CONFIRM
            YOUR REGISTRATION

          On this page, click on the ENTER
          REGISTRATION PROCESS menu
          item.
          This will confirm registration to
          your programme for 2017/18.

      5     WELCOME TO
            UCD PAGE

           You are now in the Welcome to
           UCD page where you will see a brief
           explanation of what you need to do
           to complete your registration.
           Click on the CONTINUE button to
           begin Step 1 of your registration.

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STEP 1

                                                                                           WELCOME TO UCD 2016
PERSONAL
INFORMATION

6                                                    CONFIRM YOUR DETAILS
                                                     ANSWER A SHORT SURVEY
                                                     PAY YOUR FEES
                                                     UPLOAD YOUR UCARD
                                                     PHOTO
                                                     VIEW YOUR SUMMARY

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 online.    amount (or the full amount if preferable)
To change these details, go to the Student  into the box provided. You can pay online
Desk (Tierney Building) with your passport using a credit or debit card.
or birth certificate and they will make the ! Make sure you upload your photo by the
change.                                     2 September deadline so that you can
! If the name on your passport/birth        collect your UCD Student Card (UCARD)
certificate does not match the one used on at the time allocated to you during
your CAO/direct application, then you may Orientation Week.
not be able to collect your UCD Student     ! Guidelines on how to upload your photo,
Card (UCARD) until after your name has      as well as the correct size and format of
been updated on your student record.        the photo, are available at
! If your term address and/or phone number www.ucd.ie/ucard
is different to your home address, make     ! If you register late (i.e. from Monday, 4
sure to enter it.                           September onwards), your UCARD will
! Enter your emergency contact details in   be available for collection one working day
the fields provided.                        after you have completed Step 1 of online
                                            registration.
! Remember to include your Student
Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant      ! If you are registering for certain Health
application number if you have applied for Sciences programmes, you will be asked
a grant.                                    to complete a Programme Requirements
                                            section.
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/course_
                                                            If you need academic advice, speak to
           search.htm and click on 2017/18
                                                            your Programme Office. Visit
           Programmes to see what modules you
                                                            www.ucd.ie/students/progoffice for
           can study and how many credits you
                                                            contact details.
           need. In your first year (called Stage
           1) you will normally take 12 modules             Check your UCD email regularly as you
           over two semesters, totalling 60                 will receive important emails regarding
           credits.                                         registration, exams, Orientation Week and
                                                            much more throughout the year.
           Book your start time – on 30
           August, go to UCD Connect and click              Complete your registration by the
           on the SISWeb icon to book your start            closing date for undergraduate students –
           time for module registration. You can            5pm on 22 September.
           do this between 8am and 1pm. The
           earlier you do it the better!                    Make sure you drop any Semester 1
                                                            modules (credits) you’re not taking, as
           Check your UCD Connect email for                 you will be charged for them. The deadline
           your start time. You can begin your              for this is 20 October 2017. You will need
           module registration at any stage from            to contact your Programme Office in order
           this time onwards until undergraduate            to drop modules after 22 September
           registration closes on 22 September.             2017 as you will no longer be able to make
           Register to your modules as early                changes in your online registration after
           as possible! Popular option and in-              this date.
           programme elective modules fill up               If you change your mind you will have
           quickly so it is important to register as        an opportunity in early January 2018 to
           early as possible.                               change your choice of Semester 2 option
           Make sure you are happy with your                and elective modules. Dates for this will be
           choices - after you have attended                available midway through Semester 1 so
           your Academic Advisory meeting                   keep an eye on
           during Orientation Week, you may                 www.ucd.ie/students/keydates
           want to review your module choices.
           Follow the instructions in the step-
           by-step guide to registration at
           www.ucd.ie/students/registration

                    Pop down to the Registration Made Easy Lab between 4 and 15 September where
      HELP IS       staff will be on hand to guide you through your registration. During Orientation
                    Week the lab will be located in A105, Newman Building, Mon to Fri from 9am to
      AVAILABLE!
                    5pm. You can also submit your query through the Student Desk Connector
                    www.ucd.ie/studentdesk or call us on +353 716 1555.
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                                                                                           WELCOME TO UCD 2016
STEP 2
MODULE
REGISTRATION
The first thing you need to do as part of your module
registration is book your start time on Wednesday, 30
August. You can do this between 8am and 1pm but try
to do it as early as possible.

 7                                                    BOOK YOUR
                                                      REGISTRATION START TIME

                                                     On Wednesday, 30 August 2017,
                                                     between 8am and 1pm, go to
                                                     www.ucd.ie/connect
                                                     Log into SISWeb and click on the
                                                     BOOK A START TIME button.

 8                                                    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.
                                                     Once you exit the screen, an
                                                     email will be sent to your UCD
                                                     Connect account (within one hour)
                                                     confirming your start time.

  For a step-by-step guide to completing your registration,
  visit www.ucd.ie/students/registration
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
      study elective modules that either deepen your knowledge in your chosen
      programme (In-Programme Electives) or allow you to explore subjects outside
      of your area of study (General Electives).
      You should complete your module registration in the following order:

       9                                           SELECT SUBJECT/STREAM
                                                   FIRST YEAR BA, SOCIAL
                                                   SCIENCE AND SCIENCE
                                                   STUDENTS ONLY

                                                 You may already be registered to your
                                                 main subjects based on your CAO
                                                 choice. You will see these subjects in the
                                                 SELECTED SUBJECTS/STREAMS list.
          ! Read your programme information      You will then need to select the other
          before you start this step. Online
                                                 subject(s) that you want to study from
          guides to choosing subjects/streams
                                                 the AVAILABLE SUBJECTS/STREAMS
          are available for BA, Social Science
                                                 section. If you want to drop a chosen
          and Science students at www.ucd.ie/
                                                 subject simply click on DROP SUBJECT/
          students/registration
                                                 STREAM beside the subject in question.
                                                 If you are a BA student, you will not be
                                                 able to drop your main subjects until
                                                 after your Academic Advisory meetings.

      10                                          REGISTER TO CORE MODULES
                                                  ALL STUDENTS

                                                 You may find that you are already
                                                 registered to your Core Modules (Pre
                                                 –selected will appear beside them). For
                                                 some of your Core Modules you may
                                                 need to pick a time slot. Do this by
                                                 clicking on CHOOSE TIME beside the
                                                 module.

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                                                                                                                                                      WELCOME TO UCD 2016
11                                                                                                       CHOOSE OPTION MODULES

                                                                                                       You 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?’ section in
                                                                                                       the information box before you make your
                                                                                                       decision.

12                                                                                                       CHOOSE 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 CHOOSE
                                                                                                       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.

13                                                                                                       CHOOSE YOUR ELECTIVES

                                                                                                       Once you have been registered to your
                                                                                                       Core and Option modules/labs/tutorials
                                                                                                       you can choose Elective modules
                                                                                                       (generally two Elective modules =
                                                                                                       10 credits). You can choose from In-
                                                                                                       Programme Electives (modules from
                                                                                                       within your programme) or All Electives
                                                                                                       (modules from any subject across UCD).
                                                                                                       These choices are provisional until 9
           University College Dublin

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

                                                                Register Online guide for full step-   September.
                                                                by-step instructions
HOW TO
                                                                                                       ! Remember to register to any
REGISTER
ONLINE                                                          www.ucd.ie/students/registration
BACK TO CONTENTS                           1|         2016/17
                                                                                                       Laboratories, Tutorials or Practicals that
                                                                                                       are part of your modules.
FEES PAYING YOUR FEES
                     INFORMATION
       DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT                         HOW MUCH DO I PAY?
       OF FEES

                                                    The first instalment is usually one third of
                                                    your total fee.

          10             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
                         Deadline for               required to pay a minimum of one third of
                         withdrawing from           the Student Contribution charge plus the
          20             your programme             Student Centre Levy by 10 September 2017
          OCT                                       in order to be a fully-registered student.
                                                    This amounts to €1084.56*.
                                                    *The figure above is based on an undergraduate student
                                                    eligible for ‘free fees’ who is registered to 60 credits.
                         Deadline for
                         dropping any extra           HOW TO PAY
          20             modules you no
                         longer wish to take
          OCT
                                                                       You can pay online through
                                                                       online registration (SISWeb)
                                                                       using a debit/credit card
                         Remaining balance
                                                                       A third party (parent/sponsor)
          31             of fees due
                         (undergraduate
                                                                       can pay on your behalf. Visit
          JAN                                                          www.ucd.ie/fees and click
                         students)
                                                                       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, and undergraduate programme
                                                    fees, visit www.ucd.ie/fees

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                                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2017
                                                 WITHDRAWING FROM
                                                 YOUR PROGRAMME

  INFORMATION ON
  GRANTS
                                                             If you are considering
If you have applied for a grant through                      withdrawing, talk to someone
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI),                    first. Talk to your Programme
remember to provide us with your SUSI                        Office, Student Adviser
application number in the Personal Details                   or staff on your degree
section of the online registration system.                   programme about why you’re
                                                             thinking of leaving.
This is a 13-digit alphanumeric number,
beginning with ‘W’.                                          If you still wish to withdraw,
                                                             you can complete and submit
Please note that all students
in receipt of a grant must pay                               a withdrawal form via SISWeb
the Student Centre Levy of                                   by 20 October 2017 (for
€254 plus any fees not payable                               Semester 1). You should also
under the grant scheme.
                                                             return your UCD Student Card
                                                             (UCARD) to your Programme
For information about grants, visit                          Office by the same date.
www.susi.ie and www.studentfinance.ie
                                                             If you withdraw on or before
                                                             20 October, you will receive a
                                                    16
                                                   OCT       full refund of any payments
  FINANCIAL SUPPORT                                          made in respect of the
  IN UCD                                                     Student Contribution Charge
                                                             or Student Levy.

As a student of University College Dublin,                   If you withdraw after the
you are expected to have budgeted                            20 October deadline, you will
appropriately and sufficiently before               16
                                                   OCT       be liable for fees.
starting your studies. However, UCD
recognises that unexpected financial
problems can arise. If you find yourself in    For Programme Office contacts,
financial difficulty, you may wish to seek     visit www.ucd.ie/students/progoffice
advice from one of the following: your
Student Adviser, your Chaplain or your SU      For Student Adviser contacts,
Welfare Officer.                               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
      REGULATIONS
      When you become a UCD student,                  UCD ACADEMIC REGULATIONS
      you join a community that values                Your studies in UCD are governed by a
      honesty, integrity, dignity and                 set of overarching rules called Academic
      respect. The UCD Student Charter                Regulations. These regulations are
      and Student Code outline the role               supported by academic policy, procedures
      you play and how you are expected               and guidelines. For ease of use, there is
      to act while in UCD.                            also a quick reference user’s guide to the
      It is important that you familiarise            regulations available which allows you to
      yourself with the University                    search for topics in an FAQ format.
      Regulations before you begin your
      life here in UCD.                               UCD EXAM REGULATIONS

      UCD STUDENT CHARTER                             UCD has examination procedures and
                                                      regulations in place so make sure that you
      The Student Charter sets out the roles and
                                                      are aware of the rules.
      responsibilities of the various groups within
      our University and outlines what you can
      expect from your University and what the        SMOKE-FREE UCD POLICY
      University can expect from its student          UCD is committed to working toward a
      members.                                        smoke free campus. From September 2017
                                                      all built-up areas of the campus, commuting
      UCD STUDENT CODE                                hubs, carparks and pedestrian routes to and
      The Student Code establishes the                from commuting facilities are prescribed as
      University’s expectations in respect of         smoke-free zones. Your cooperation not to
      student behaviour and conduct.                  smoke/vape in these areas is appreciated.

                                                                    Smoke-Free UCD
      UCD STUDENT EMAIL PROTOCOL                                       Creating
      Remember to check your UCD email
      account frequently so that you don’t miss                  ANAIR OF
      out on important information from the
      University. We use your UCD email address                  RESPECT
      for all official communication with you. The               for our environment
                                                                   and community
      full student email protocol can be found at
      the link below.
                                                              Thank you      for not smoking/vaping in the
                                                                             core built-up areas of campus

             You will find a copy of these regulations in the Student Services Directory on
               the Current Students area of the website, under University Regulations.
                                 www.ucd.ie/students
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STUDENT

                                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2016
SUPPORT
PROGRAMME OFFICES                             Student Desk Connector (as above), call
www.ucd.ie/students/progoffice                us on 01 716 1555 or call in to see us in the
Each undergraduate course (programme          Tierney Building. For opening hours, check
in UCD) is supported by a Programme           www.ucd.ie/studentdesk
Office. They are the first point of contact
for students seeking academic advice and      STUDENT ADVISERS
support. They are here to help you with any   www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers
concern or query relating to your degree      Student Advisers provide support for
programme. Some of the key areas your         all students throughout their university
Programme Office can help you with are        experience. Each academic programme
registration queries, academic programme      has a dedicated Student Adviser, who can
advice, outgoing Erasmus/exchange             advise on the range of supports offered by
information, extenuating circumstances/       UCD. There are specific Student Advisers
medical certificates, leaves of absence,      for mature or international students.
withdrawals/re-admission to programmes        Student Advisers work closely with the
or referral to Student Adviser, academic      administrative and academic staff as
staff/Access and Lifelong Learning -          well as other support staff. Students can
Disability Support, etc.                      contact them in relation to personal, social
                                              or practical issues. From simple requests
SCHOOL OFFICES                                for information, to more confidential and
www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools                 serious matters, they will give you the time
Each subject area belongs within a School.    and space to talk things through.
For example, any MST (Mathematical
Studies) modules will belong to the UCD       ACCESS AND LIFELONG LEARNING -
School of Mathematics and Statistics. You     DISABILITY SUPPORT
should talk to the administrative staff in    www.ucd.ie/all
the School Office if you have questions       The UCD Access Centre proves a range of
or difficulties which are specific to those   support for students with disabilities.
modules or subjects or if you need advice     Please email disability@ucd.ie for more
on what modules to take to ensure degree      information.
compliance in that subject.                   INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
STUDENT DESK                                  www.ucd.ie/international
www.ucd.ie/studentdesk                        UCD International offers a wide range of
Module registration, SISWeb access, fees      support services to international students
and form stamping are just some of the        as well as to Irish students wishing to study
services we provide. You can also get         abroad on exchange programmes.
official documents such as Certificates       STUDENTS’ UNION
of Attendance, Statements, and Official       www.ucdsu.ie
Transcripts online via your SISWeb account,   As a UCD student you automatically
under the Registration, Fees & Assessment     become a member of the Students’ Union.
tab. You can also contact us through the      See page 32 for more details.
STUDENT
                     SUPPORT
      Here is a sample of the best places to go for different types
      of queries.

      I NEED ACADEMIC ADVICE/          I’M HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE
      REGISTRATION GUIDANCE ABOUT      ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM
      MY MODULES                       www.ucd.ie/studentdesk or
      Programme Office                 www.ucd.ie/students/progoffice
      www.ucd.ie/students/progoffice

      I’VE GOT 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/campusaccessibility

      I HAVE AN URGENT MEDICAL         I’VE LOST MY UCD STUDENT
      PROBLEM                          CARD (UCARD)
      Student Health Service           UCARD Bureau
      www.ucd.ie/stuhealth             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
      www.ucd.ie/estates               www.ucd.ie/sisweb or
                                       www.ucd.ie/studentdesk
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                                                                            WELCOME TO UCD 2017
I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY UCD              I WANT TO JOIN A SOCIETY
ACCOMMODATION                             TO MEET NEW PEOPLE
Student Residences (Resident Assistant)   UCD Societies
www.ucd.ie/residences                     www.ucdsocieties.com

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

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

I’M IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES             I WANT TO MAKE A COMPLAINT
Student Adviser                           ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AT UCD
www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers                www.ucd.ie/complaints

I WANT TO LEAVE UCD                       FOR ADVICE ON ALL OF THE ABOVE
Programme Office                          Student Adviser
www.ucd.ie/students/progoffice            www.ucd.ie/students/support
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              UCD Students are entitled
      & Fitness complex are the home of student life on            to free gym membership and
      campus. They provide provides our students with              discounted swim membership,
      the most diverse student facility of any university          to register for the gym and take
      in Ireland. Facilities in the Student Centre include         your online induction. visit
      a state-of-the-art 3D cinema, a drama theatre, a             www.ucd.ie/sportandfitness
      debating chamber and a 600-seat auditorium. Visit
      www.ucd.ie/studentcentre for more information.

              Campus Garda Office                                  Career Development Centre
              www.ucd.ie/estates                                   www.ucd.ie/careers
              Childcare                                            The Writing Centre
              www.ucd.ie/creche                                    www.ucd.ie/writingcentre

              Campus Services                                      Maths Support Centre
              www.ucd.ie/estates                                   www.ucd.ie/msc
              Bord na Gaeilge UCD                                  Computer Facilities/IT Services
              www.ucd.ie/bnag                                      www.ucd.ie/itservices
              Disability Support                                   Health Service
              www.ucd.ie/disability                                www.ucd.ie/stuhealth
              Campus Bookshop                                      Shops and Restaurants
              www.campusbookshopucd.com                            www.ucd.ie/catering/facilities.html
                                                                   Bank
                                                                   AIB has a branch on campus
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                                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2017
SPORT                                           LIBRARY
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, study spaces and friendly staff
you will continue this when you join            support to help you succeed with your
us. With over 55 official sports clubs,         studies. You have five libraries with full
excellent facilities and a huge programme       wireless connectivity, spaces for silent,
of fitness classes, including the Get-in-       social and group study and Library staff,
Gear programme, there is something for          happy to assist you with any questions you
everyone. Sporting facilities include 12        might have. A dedicated online guide for
natural grass pitches, including the UCD        new students will help you become familiar
Bowl - home ground to both the UCD RFC          with the website, your online collections
and the UCD AFC - a 50 metre swimming           (available 24/7) and services which include
pool, three gyms, squash courts, three          the popular laptop loans and self service
multi-purpose sports halls, five-a-side and     loans.Your UCD Student Card (UCARD)
full size synthetic pitches, as well as the     is your library card - you’ll need this to
National Hockey Stadium.                        enter and exit the library, borrow books,
                                                or borrow a laptop. Be sure to enter our
To see the full list of clubs and facilities,
                                                competition for new students too - see
visit the UCD Sport website
                                                www.ucd.ie/library/competitions for
www.ucd.ie/sport and Facebook page
                                                details of the great prizes to be won.
www.facebook.com/ucdsport. And don’t
miss the Sports Expo which takes place
from 18- 21 September.                          SOCIETIES
                                                www.ucdsocieties.com
                                                Meeting people and making friends is
                                                one of the most important parts of life,
STUDENT LOCKERS
                                                especially at university. UCD has over 70
www.ucd.ie/estates                              societies that offer students opportunities
Lockers are available to rent for the           in everything from public speaking to
academic year in the main teaching              drama, juggling, event management,
buildings. Lockers can be booked online         national and international cultures
through SISWeb using your UCD Student           and volunteering. Societies run events
Card (UCARD).                                   throughout the year, so visit our website
                                                www.ucdsocieties.com, Tweet us @
                                                UCDSocieties or follow us on Facebook.
 LOST & FOUND                                   com/UCDSocieties and don’t miss out
 Lost & found items are                         on your first opportunity to get involved
 regularly handed in to Estate                  during Freshers’ Week (18 - 22 September).
 Services on the ground floor at
 the side of the Agriculture Building where
 they are securely stored.

For a full list of facilities available to you in UCD, visit www.ucd.ie/students
GETTING                                                        You will find a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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           COMMUTING TO UCD BY CAR:

                                                                                      WELCOME TO UCD 2017
           Parking is limited on campus and available on a first come first served
           basis. Car parks are designated permit parking or hourly paid. Eligible
           UCD Community members (including students) may apply for a
           parking permit at a charge of €50 for the academic year 2017/18. 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.
           Car sharing - join UCD’s free Car sharing group and save money by
           sharing journeys.
           See www.carsharing.ie/ucd
           GoCar - UCD provides a GoBase for GoCars and free parking for
           GoCars.
           E-car - charging points are available on campus.
           UCD strongly encourages the use of public transport where possible.

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

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

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

REAL-TIME APPS
      DUBLIN BUS                          REAL TIME IRELAND
      www.dublinbus.ie                    www.transportforireland.ie
      Find out when the next              Real time arrival information for bus,
      bus is due                          train and Luas
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                            ADD US ON
4 - 8 SEPTEMBER

       YOUR FIRST
       WEEK IN UCD
             UCD STUDENTS’ UNION BRING YOU

       LIVE REGGAE   CARNIVAL
      YOGA & ZUMBA GOODIE BAGS
       SISHA PIPES TIE-DYE TEES

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Healthy
    #healthyucd
                UCD

  Connect                  -

    Be Active

Help &
Support                Keep
                      Learning

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

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

      /UNIVERSITYCOLLEGEDUBLIN                            @UCDDUBLIN
      Keep up to date with news, events and               The voice of UCD on Twitter: sharing news and
      updates via this Facebook home of the               relevant updates from around the University.
      University, aimed at students, staff,
      community and prospective students.                 @UCDSTUDENTDESK
                                                          Updates and information on registration, fees,
      /UCDREGISTRY                                        exams and Student Desk news.
      A wide range of support and services
                                                          @UCDINTERNAT
      spanning the entire academic process:
                                                          Updates and news for international students.
      for updates on registration, exams,
      timetables this is worth a follow.                  @UCDSTUDENTCENTR
                                                          News about sports, societies and events on
      /STUDENTCENTRE                                      campus.
      For updates, events and news about your
      hub for student sports, societies and fun           @UCDLIBRARY
      on campus.                                          Follow us for updates on Library news and our
                                                          collections and services.
      /UCDINTERNATIONAL
      News, events and support for the                    @UCDITSERVICES
      international student community.                    For IT updates and service announcements
      /UCDLIBRARY
      Like our page and get news on Library               FOLLOW YOUR COURSE
      events, collections and services.                   Many UCD Colleges (e.g. Science) and Schools (e.g.
                                                          School of Archaeology) have a dedicated Facebook
                                                          and/or Twitter presence. It’s a great way to find
                                                          out what your lecturers, researchers and fellow
                                                          students are up to. Have a look on www.ucd.ie/
                                                          collegesandschools, go to your School page and look
                                                          for their ‘find us on’ icons.

      MYUCD
      Guest lectures, college events, research            UCDDUBLIN
      discoveries and more are updated here. Check        Check out Instagram for pictures of campus life.
      out the playlists for a great archive of past       Why not tag #ucd #universitycollegedublin
      videos relating to your university.                 and #helloucd in your pictures too.

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FIRST YEAR

                                                                                                    WELCOME TO UCD 2016
CHECKLIST
Congratulations on getting a place in University
College Dublin! To help you get started, we have put
together a checklist of things to do before you arrive
and on arrival at UCD. Visit www.ucd.ie/students/
newstudents for more details.

 BEFORE YOU ARRIVE                                       ON ARRIVAL AT UCD

       1 Accept your offer before the                       12 Attend orientation events from
       reply date                                           4 to 8 September. Check your
       If you haven’t already done so!                      Orientation timetable carefully.
                                                            www.ucd.ie/students/newstudents
       2 Get social!
       #helloucd                                            13 Meet your Peer Mentor
       www.ucd.ie/social-media                              www.ucd.ie/peermentoring

       3 Finalise your accommodation                        14 Finalise your module choices and
       www.ucd.ie/residences                                complete your registration (by 22
                                                            September)
       4 Check out UCD’s jargon buster                      www.ucd.ie/students/registration
       www.ucd.ie/students/jargon.html
                                                            15 Check your timetable and start
                                                            attending lectures from Monday, 11
       5 Go to UCD Connect
                                                            September
       www.ucd.ie/connect
                                                            www.ucd.ie/sisweb

       6 Begin Step 1 of registration                       16 Know where to go for support
       www.ucd.ie/students/registration                     www.ucd.ie/students

       7 Check out your Orientation timetable               17 Get to know your Students’ Union
       www.ucd.ie/students/newstudents                      They’re here to help!
                                                            www.ucdsu.ie
       8 Book your module registration start
       time (30 August between 8am and 1pm)                 18 Get involved in UCD life
       www.ucd.ie/students/registration                     www.ucd.ie/studentcentre

       9 Begin registering to your modules                  19 Make sure you read...The Student
       from 31 August (check your start time)               Charter, Student Code, Academic
       www.ucd.ie/students/registration                     Regulations, Student Email Protocol,
                                                            Dignity & Respect Policy, The
       10 If you want to take a year out and                Acceptable Usage Policy and Smoke-
       hold your place for next year see                    free Campus Policy
       www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/deferral.             www.ucd.ie/students/services.html
       html

       11 If you decide not to come to UCD,
       please contact admissions@ucd.ie as
       soon as possible so we can offer the
       place to someone else.
DOWNLOAD YOUR
   DIGITAL EDITION AT
WWW.UCD.IE/STUDENTS/NEWSTUDENTS

    /ucdregistry        @ucdstudentdesk

       www.ucd.ie/students
       Tel: +353 1 716 1555
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