WELCOME TO UCD GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS - University College Dublin

 
WELCOME TO UCD GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS - University College Dublin
University College Dublin
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WELCOME TO

UCD
GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS

                            2019/20
WELCOME TO UCD GRADUATE TAUGHT | RESEARCH STUDENTS - University College Dublin
GRADUATE                                                                                                     CONTENTS
CHECKLIST
We are excited that you have decided
to attend UCD! We recommend you use
the checklist provided to help you keep
track of the major steps in the process.                                                                                     02                                                  03                                                  04
                                                                                                                Before You Arrive                                   On Arrival At UCD                                  Orientation Week
     1 Accept your offer (If you haven’t already done so)   7 Organise your health Insurance
     Ensure your place on the course by                     Students from EU Member States in
     accepting your offer. If you are accepting             possession of the European Health
     online, you may be asked to submit an                  Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to public
     enrolment deposit of €500. This deposit is             health services in Ireland. Non-EU students
     applied towards your tuition fee.                      must obtain private health insurance.

     2 Review payment options and pay fees                  8 Arrive in time for Orientation
     UCD has made a number of payment                       For September 2019 start programmes, the                         06                                                  08                                                  09
     options available to help you settle your              University Orientation takes places between           UCD IT Services                                    Important Dates                              How To Register Online
     fees quickly and efficiently                           Tuesday, 3rd and Friday, 6th September.
     www.ucd.ie/students/fees/howtopay.html                 Programme-specific orientation may sit
                                                            outside these dates, so it is important to
     3 Register for your course                             check with your School.
     Register online via UCD Connect. Please
     check keydates to see when online                      9 Attend the GradsConnect event
     registration opens for your programme.                 All incoming graduate students are invited
     Photo upload for your student UCARD                    to this event hosted by UCD Graduate
     should also be done during registration.               Studies. The event will be held on Tuesday,
     www.ucd.ie/students/registration                       17th September 2019 in O’Reilly Hall.                             10                                                 12                                                  13
                                                            More Information                                     Fees Information                                   UCD Regulations                                      Student Support
     4 Check immigration regulations and
     apply for a visa (if applicable)                       10 Collect your Student UCARD
     All non-EU/EEA students must comply with               It is essential that you collect your UCARD
     Irish immigration requirements. Please click           as soon as you arrive on campus as
     on Immigration Regulations and Visa details            you will need it for payments, access to
     for further information.                               facilities, and as identification. UCD Smurfit
     www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-                 Programme Office will distribute cards from
     global/coming-to-ireland/visa-and-                     orientation week onwards.
     immigration                                            www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/studywithus/                           16                                                 18                                                  20
                                                            newstudentsincludingregistration
                                                                                                                Campus Facilities                                     Getting To UCD                                UCD Students’ Union
     5 Finalise your accommodation
     If you have been offered a place on campus,            11 Know where to go for Support
     click Pay Residential Fees to view and                 www.ucd.ie/students
     pay residential fees. If you will be living
     off campus, check out the UCD student                  12 Get to know your Students’ Union
     accommodation search engine and other                  www.ucdsu.ie
     sources listed on the Graduate Studies
     website                                                13 Make sure you read the Academic
     www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/studywithus/                Policies and Student Guidelines
     lifeoncampus/accommodation                             www.ucd.ie/students/services.html
                                                                                                                             24
                                                                                                                       Get Social
     6 Make Travel Arrangements                             14 Get involved in UCD Life                      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.
                                                            www.ucd.ie/studentcentre                         University College Dublin does not have editorial control or take responsibility for the material published under the Students’ Union banner.
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     BEFORE YOU                                                                                         AFTER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                WELCOME TO UCD 2019
     ARRIVE                                           6
                                                          DOWNLOAD THE UCD MOBILE
                                                          APP                                           YOU
     We are delighted to
     welcome you to UCD
                                                          Google Play or iTunes
                                                          Go to Google Play or the iTunes store
                                                          and search for UCD Mobile. The app will
                                                                                                        ARRIVE
                                                          really help you settle in to life in UCD.
     Once you accept your offer – and we really
     hope you do - you should start preparing                                                                                                                    MAKE SURE YOU READ...
     for the start of term. There are quite a few     5                                                                                                     11   UCD Student Charter
     important things you need to do in the
     next few weeks, even before you get here!            GO TO UCD CONNECT                             7   ORIENTATION                                          UCD Student Code
                                                                                                                                                                 UCD Academic Regulations
                                                                                                            Orientation is the time to ask all questions,
                                                          www.ucd.ie/connect                                                                                     UCD Student Email Protocol
                                                                                                            to meet other students and have fun. Your
          ACCEPT YOUR OFFER                               Three working days after you accept your          school will engage with you specifically in          UCD Smoke-free Campus Policy
                                                          offer, go to www.ucd.ie/connect                   relation to programme orientation. There             UCD Mental Health Policy
          (If you have not already done so.)                                                                                                                     The Acceptable Usage Policy
                                                          This will give you access to a number of          may also be orientation events available
          Ensure your place on the course by                                                                                                                     Healthy UCD
                                                          services including SISWeb and UCD email.          specifically for graduate students in
          accepting your offer.                                                                                                                                  Dignity and Respect Policy
                                                          Click on the relevant icon and enter your         some of the graduate schools along with
                                                          username and password when asked. Your            the GradsCONNECT Welcome Event,                      www.ucd.ie/students
                                                          username is your student number and               which will take place on Tuesday, 17th               (Click on the Student Services Directory)
          GET SOCIAL!
     2                                                    your default password is your date of birth
                                                          (ddmmyy).
                                                                                                            September from 4-6pm in UCD O’Reilly
                                                                                                            Hall                                                 GET INVOLVED IN UCD LIFE
          www.ucd.ie/social-media                                                                                                                           10
                                                                                                            Orientation runs from Tuesday, 3rd to                www.ucd.ie/studentcentre
          Use the hashtag #helloucd to connect
                                                                                                            Friday 6th September. Classes will begin             There are more than a hundred clubs
          with other students joining UCD this
                                                                                                            on Monday, 9th September. Orientation                and societies in UCD, covering activities
          year. Check out the list of UCD-related
                                                                                                            events takes place throughout the week.              such as debating and creative writing to
          social media sites (page 24) and keep up
          to date with the latest news and events     4   BEGIN REGISTRATION                                                                                     juggling and dancing, and everything in
          from around the University.                     www.ucd.ie/students/keydates.htm                                                                       between. Find a club, society or group
                                                                                                                                                                 that interests you, and join it. And
                                                          A start time for registration will be
                                                                                                                                                                 don’t miss out on the opportunity to
          FINALISE YOUR                                   allocated to you and confirmation will be
     3    ACCOMMODATION                                   sent to your UCD connect email. To enter
                                                                                                                                                                 get involved during Freshers’ Week and
                                                                                                                                                                 Sports Expo (16-20 September).
                                                          online registration, go to UCD Connect,
          www.ucd.ie/residences                           click on the SISWeb icon and enter your
          www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie                                                                        KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR
          If you have been offered a place in UCD
                                                          login details.
                                                                                                        8   SUPPORT                                         9    GET TO KNOW YOUR
                                                          Make sure you upload your photo by                                                                     STUDENTS’ UNION
          accommodation, follow the instructions          the 30 August deadline so that you can            www.ucd.ie/students
          emailed to you by UCD Residences very           collect your UCD Student Card (UCARD)                                                                  www.ucdsu.ie
                                                                                                            There is much to enjoy at university, but it
          carefully. If you don’t get a place on          at the time allocated for you during              can also be difficult and stressful at times.        On joining UCD, you automatically
          campus, check out the following links for       Orientation Week. UCD Smurfit School              If you have any problems while you’re here,          become a member of the UCD Students’
          accommodation off campus:                       Programme Office will be distributing             there are people to help you. The different          Union (SU). The SU represents students’
          www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie                      UCARD’s from orientation onwards.                 types of support are listed on page 14 and           views and opinions, and works on a
          www.ucdsu.ie                                    Visit www.ucd.ie/                                 also available at www.ucd.ie/students/               number of University committees from
          www.findahome.ie                                graduatestudies/studywithus/                      support or call in to see us at the Student          all areas of university life as the voice of
          www.daft.ie                                     newstudentsincludingregistration for              Desk in the Tierney building.                        the student population. See page 20 for
                                                          more information.                                                                                      more information.
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     ORIENTATION                                               WHAT HAPPENS

                                                                                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2019
                                                               DURING
     WEEK                                                      ORIENTATION?
     For September 2019 start programmes, the                    You have the opportunity to            You collect your UCD Student
     University General Orientation programme runs               make new friends and get to            Card (UCARD) which is required
     from the 3rd to 6th September.                              know people.                           for accessing the library and other
                                                                                                        on-campus services. UCARDs
     Programme-specific orientation might sit outside            UCD Orientation Guides                 can be collected from building
                                                                 (dressed in blue t-shirts) will help   71 during Orientation Week and
     of this.                                                    you to familiarise yourself with       from the programme office in the
                                                                 the campus and UCD services.           Smurfit Business School.
                                                                 You will meet staff in the School.     You visit the Students’ Union
                                                                                                        tent to learn about its services and
                                                                 It gives you the opportunity to        activities.
                                                                 receive academic advice and find
                                                                 out more about your programme          There are also lots of fun
                                                                 and timetable.                         activities during the week,
     Two of the most important
     things to do during                                                                                including a comedy debate,
                                                                 We introduce you to all the            food fair, movie nights, sports
     Orientation Week are to say
                                                                 student services at UCD and            tournaments, gigs, Orientation
     ‘Hello’ to other new students
     and to get involved in as                                   what they offer you.                   Barbecue and Res Céilí.
     many activities as you can.

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

                                                           R
                                                 PEER MENTO
                                                                    Welcome Reception for Graduate Taught
                                                                           and Research Students

                                                                    Tuesday, 17 th September, 16:00-18:00
                                                                              UCD O’Reilly Hall
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     UCD IT

                                                                                                                                                                                                      WELCOME TO UCD 2019
                                                                                                                                                                      UCD MOBILE

     SERVICES                                                                                                                                                         APP

     IT support is available by calling into one of our IT Centres (located in the Daedalus building
     and in the Health Sciences Centre), by contacting the IT Helpdesk on 01 716 2700 or email
     ithelpdesk@ucd.ie. For helpful hints and tips, you can also check the Student IT Guide on
     www.ucd.ie/itservices/startoftermguide

     UCD CONNECT                                                                                                                                          1.   It’s free
     ACCESS TO IMPORTANT SERVICES                                                                                                                         2. The interactive campus map will
                                                                                                                                                             help you get around UCD
     Each student in UCD is provided with a UCD Connect account, so you have access to key
     online services. Through UCD Connect, you get unlimited combined Gmail and Google                                                                    3. Watch the IT Induction video
     Drive storage plus a personal calendar with your student timetable in it.                                                                            4. You can change your UCD
                                                                                                                                                             Connect password here
               Useful tip: Sync these to your smartphone, so you                                                                                          5. Take the Discover IT Quiz and be in
               have easy access to information wherever you are!                                                                                             with a chance to win a Dell laptop!

                                                                           Your personalised                                                              6. Find guides and info on registering
     You also have access to the University’s eLearning environment        UCD email address                                                                 for your modules
     (Brightspace), where you can submit assignments, check                will be used for                                                               7.   Book a gym class or the cinema
     announcements, and use wikis and blogs. Software applications         official UCD                                                                   8. Check your announcements
     are available to download or stream from AppsAnywhere on UCD          correspondence                                                                    from your lecturer using Pulse,
     Connect.                                                              including a                                                                       the Brightspace virtual learning
                                                                                                                                                             environment app
     USERNAME                                                              fortnightly
     Your username is your UCD student number.                             student e-zine and                                                             9. Look up library journals on the go
                                                                           academic and exams
     PASSWORD                                                              information. Please
     If you have already created a password for SISWeb, please use that. make sure that you
     Otherwise, your default password is your date of birth (in the format check it regularly.
     ddmmyy).                                                                                          Before arriving on campus, download the
                                                                                                       free UCD Mobile ‘app’. A New to UCD
             ! Your IT security is your own responsibility so make sure      Ensure the Anti-          persona has been designed for you which
             you change your password on first login and remember to         Virus software on         brings the most important information
             use a strong password. There is a change password tool in       your laptop is up         together in one place. Throughout the
             UCD Connect. Never share your username or password.             to date. Sophos           year events and information will appear,
             www.ucd.ie/itservices/ourservices/security                      Anti-Virus software       for example, you will be able to access
                                                                             is available to           your exam timetable at exam times.         Did you know the map feature in this app includes
                                                                                                                                                  an augmented reality view of locations for iPhone
                                                                             download for free
                                                                                                                                                  users!
                                                                             to all registered
                                                                             students through
                                                                             UCD Connect.
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     IMPORTANT                                                                 HOW TO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         WELCOME TO UCD 2019
     DATES                                                                     REGISTER
     Most Programmes start at the beginning of the academic year in early
     September. The start date for your programme will be stated on your
                                                                               ONLINE
     offer letter. Research programmes can usually start at the beginning of
     September, January or May. For details on term, revision and exam dates   Before you begin the academic year at UCD, you
     please see the academic calendar for 2019/20 at                           will need to fully register with the University.
     www.ucd.ie/students/keydates.htm
                                                                               Registration allows you to obtain your UCD
                                                                               Student Card (UCARD) and gain access to the
                                                                               wide range of facilities available to our students.

        1        Orientation                                                   Check key dates to see when online              Your UCD Connect account will be available
                 3 September - 6 September                                     registration opens for your programme.          48 hours in advance of online registration.
                                                                                                                               Brightspace access will be available within
                                                                               To access online registration, go to UCD
                                                                                                                               24 hours of registering to your programme.
                                                                               Connect and click on the SISWeb icon.
                                                                                                                               If you have any questions or problems with
                                                                               Enter your UCD Connect username and
                                                                                                                               the registration process, please contact
        2        Autumn (Trimester 1)                                          password when asked.
                                                                                                                               your College/School directly. Please see
                 9 September - 29 November                                     If you are a new student your username is       Registration 2019/20 for times, a step-by-
                                                                               your UCD student number and your default        step guide to registration and other support
                                                                               password is your date of birth (ddmmyy)         information.
                                                                               - you can change your password once you
                 Spring (Trimester 2)
                                                                                                                                           University College Dublin

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

                                                                               have logged in.
        3        20 January - 24 April                                         If you were a student of UCD in the last
                                                                                                                                                                                      Register Online guide for full step-
                                                                                                                                                                                      by-step instructions
                                                                               three years your computer account and           HOW TO
                                                                                                                               REGISTER
                                                                                                                               ONLINE                                                 www.ucd.ie/students/guides.html
                                                                               email details remain the same.                  A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO UCD REGISTRATION
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                                                                               The Enter Registration Process button           To access UCD Connect email, you will need

       4         Summer (Trimester 3)                                          will bring you to the online registration
                                                                               pages. The first time you click on it you are
                                                                                                                               to go to www.ucd.ie/connect and click on
                                                                                                                               the Mail icon. Enter your username (UCD
                 18 May - 30 August                                            confirming your registration for 2019/20.       student number) and your password (Date
                                                                                                                               of Birth in ddmmyy format).

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                     FEES

                                                                                                                                                                                                           WELCOME TO UCD 2019
                                                                                                             INFORMATION ON
                                                      PAYING YOUR FEES                                       GRANTS
                                                                                                                                                            WITHDRAWING FROM
                                                                                                                                                            YOUR PROGRAMME*

                     INFORMATION                                                                           If you have applied for a grant through
                                                                                                           Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI),
                                                                                                           remember to provide us with your SUSI
                                                                                                                                                          *For students starting in September.

                                                                                                                                                                        If you are considering
       DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT OF FEES                                                                       application number in the Personal Details                   withdrawing, talk to someone
                                                                                                           section of the online registration system.                   first. Talk to your School,
                                                                                                           This is a 13-digit alphanumeric number,                      Student Adviser or staff on
      Programme Duration                Installments                   Dates                               beginning with ‘W’.                                          your programme about why
      1 Trimester                       Full amount                    Sunday, 8 September 2019            Please note that all students
                                                                                                                                                                        you’re thinking of leaving.
                                                                                                           in receipt of a grant must pay
      2 Trimesters                      First instalment               Sunday, 8 September 2019            the Student Centre Levy of
                                                                                                           €254 plus any fees not payable
                                        Remaining balance due          Friday 31 January 2020              under the grant scheme.                                      If you still wish to withdraw,
                                                                                                                                                                        complete a withdrawal form
      3 Trimesters e.g. research,       First instalment               Sunday, 8 September 2019
                                                                                                           For information about grants, visit                          and return the completed
      taught masters etc.
                                        Second instalment              Friday 31 January 2020              www.susi.ie and www.studentfinance.ie                        form and your UCD Student
      Starting in September 2019
                                                                                                                                                                        Card (UCARD) to your School
                                        Third instalment               Saturday, 17 May 2020
                                                                                                                                                                        by 1st November 2019.
      3 Trimesters                      First instalment               Friday, 31 January 2020
      Starting in January 2020                                                                               FINANCIAL SUPPORT
                                        Second instalment              Sunday, 17 May 2020                   IN UCD
                                                                                                                                                                        If you withdraw on or before
                                        Third instalment               Sunday, 06 September 2020                                                                        1st November 2019, you will
                                                                                                                                                               01       receive a full refund of any
      3 Trimesters                      First instalment               Sunday, 17 May 2020                 As a student of University College Dublin,         NOV

      Starting in May2020                                                                                  you are expected to have budgeted                            payments made subject to
                                        Second instalment              Sunday, 06 September 2020                                                                        points 1.4 and 1.5 of the
                                                                                                           appropriately and sufficiently before
                                        Third instalment               Sunday, 31 January 2021             starting your studies. However, UCD                          refunds policy
                                                                                                           recognises that unexpected financial
       HOW MUCH DO I PAY?                                                                                  problems can arise. If you find yourself in                  If you withdraw after the 1st
                                                             HOW TO PAY
                                                                                                           financial difficulty, you may wish to seek                   November 2019 deadline, you
                                                                                                                                                              01
                                                                                                           advice from one of the following: your             NOV     will be liable for fees. For more
      A detailed breakdown of your fee obligation                         You can pay online through       Student Adviser, your Chaplain or your SU                  information, visit
      is available while registering in the SIS                           online registration (SISWeb)     Welfare Officer.                                           www.ucd.ie/students/fees/
      Student Information System through your                             using a debit/credit card                                                                   withdrawal.html
      UCD Connect account.                                                                                 For information about the types of financial   For College/Graduate School contacts visit
                                                                                                           support available in UCD, visit                www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/
      Please see www.ucd.ie/fees for further                              A third party can pay on your    www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers                     collegesandschools
      information.                                                        behalf. Visit www.ucd.ie/
                                                                          fees and click on ‘Third Party                                                  For Student Adviser contacts,
                                                                          Payment’                                                                        visit www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers

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

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      UCD                                                                                           STUDENT

                                                                                                                                                                                         WELCOME TO UCD 2019
                                                                                                                                                    UCD has many people
                                                                                                                                                    available to help with
      REGULATIONS                                                                                   SUPPORT                                         your queries.
      When you become a UCD student,
                                                      UCD ACADEMIC REGULATIONS                      UCD GRADUATE STUDIES
      you join a community that values
                                                      Your studies in UCD are governed by a         www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies                      LOST/FOUND, EMERGENCY
      honesty, integrity, dignity and
                                                      set of overarching rules called Academic      Professor Barbara Dooley is the Dean of         SECURITY, UNICARE EMERGENCY
      respect. The UCD Student Charter
                                                      Regulations. These regulations are            Graduate Studies at UCD. The Dean and           LINE, CAMPUS SERVICES
      and Student Code outline the role
                                                      supported by academic policy, procedures      her team coordinate Graduate Education in       www.ucdestates.ie/unicare
      you play and how you are expected
                                                      and guidelines.                               UCD. Please do not hesitate to contact the      T: +353 (0) 1 716 7000
      to act while in UCD.
                                                                                                    Dean’s office for any general queries you       E: campus.services@ucd.ie
      It is important that you familiarise                                                          may have concerning any of our Graduate
      yourself with the University                    UCD EXAM REGULATIONS                          programmes in the University.                   INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
      Regulations before you begin your               UCD has examination procedures and            T: + 353 (0) 1 716 4043                         QUERIES, INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
      life here in UCD.                               regulations in place so make sure that you    E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie                       www.ucd.ie/global
                                                      are aware of the rules.
                                                                                                                                                    Immigration/Visa Queries
      UCD STUDENT CHARTER                                                                           COLLEGES & GRADUATE SCHOOLS                     Off campus Accommodation
      The Student Charter sets out the roles and      UCD SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS POLICY                  www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/                     (International Students Only)
      responsibilities of the various groups within   UCD is committed to working toward            collegesandschools                              T: +353 (0) 1 716 8500
      our University and outlines what you can        a smoke free campus. From September           UCD is divided into six colleges, each with a   E: ucdglobal@ucd.ie
      expect from your University and what the        2017 all built-up areas of the campus,        number of constituent schools. Each college
      University can expect from its student          commuting hubs, carparks and pedestrian       has a graduate school.                          FEES, TRANSCRIPTS, QUERIES/
      members.                                        routes to and from commuting facilities are                                                   ADMISSIONS, REGISTRATION,
                                                      prescribed as smoke-free zones. Your          ACADEMIC ADVICE                                 STUDENT RECORDS
                                                      cooperation not to smoke/vape in these        www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies/                     Student Desk
      UCD STUDENT CODE
                                                      areas is appreciated.                         collegesandschools                              www.ucd.ie/students/studentdesk
      The Student Code establishes the
                                                                                                    Please contact your School/Programme            T: +353 (0) 1 716 1555
      University’s expectations in respect of
                                                                                                    Coordinator.                                    E: Student Desk Connector
      student behaviour and conduct.                  HEALTHY BEVERAGE
                                                      CONSUMPTION                                   DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES                     MEDICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL &
                                                      In support of the Healthy Ireland             ACCESS AND LIFELONG LEARNING                    PSYCHIATRIC CARE STUDENT
      UCD STUDENT EMAIL PROTOCOL
                                                      programme, high added-sugar carbonated        www.ucd.ie/all/supports/disabilitysupport       HEALTH
      Remember to check your UCD email
                                                      beverages (subject to sugar tax) are no       E: disability@ucd.ie                            T: +353 1 716 3134
      account frequently so that you don’t miss
                                                      longer for sale on campus. This initiative
      out on important information from the                                                         ACCOMMODATION QUERIES                           STUDENT CARDS UCARD
                                                      aims to promote healthier beverage
      University. We use your UCD email address                                                     www.ucd.ie/residences                           T: +353 1 716 8196
                                                      consumption among the student and
      for all official communication with you. The                                                  T: +353 (0) 1 716 1031                          E: ucard@ucd.ie
                                                      employee population.
      full student email protocol can be found at                                                   E: residences@ucd.ie
      the link below.                                                                                                                               UCD STUDENTS’ UNION
                                                                                                    OFFER/APPLICATION QUERIES                       www.ucdsu.ie
                                                                                                    www.ucd.ie/registry/admissions/Apply_           Conor Anderson (Graduate Officer)
             You will find a copy of these regulations in the Student Services Directory on         Contact.html                                    E: graduate@ucdsu.ie
               the Current Students area of the website, under University Regulations.              T: +353 (0) 1 716 1350
                    www.ucd.ie/students/services.html
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STUDENT
                     SUPPORT
      Here is a sample of the best places to go for different types
      of queries.

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

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

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

      I WANT TO REPORT AN              I NEED A TRANSCRIPT/CERT OF
      EMERGENCY ON CAMPUS              ATTENDANCE/ OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY
      Ext. 7999 or (01) 716 7999       STAMP
      www.ucd.ie/estates               Student Desk
                                       www.ucd.ie/sisweb or
                                       www.ucd.ie/studentdesk
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                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2019
I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY UCD
ACCOMMODATION
Student Residences (Resident Assistant)
www.ucd.ie/residences

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

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

I’M IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES             I WANT TO JOIN A SOCIETY
UCD Student Advisers                      TO MEET NEW PEOPLE
www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers                UCD Societies
                                          societies.ucd.ie
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      CAMPUS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                WELCOME TO UCD 2019
                                                                                                           SPORT                                               LIBRARY
                                                                                                           www.ucd.ie/sport                                    www.ucd.ie/library/newstudents
                                                                                                           For many students at UCD, sport is an               Graduate Students will find the services

      FACILITIES                                                                                           important part of life and we hope that
                                                                                                           you will continue this when you join us.
                                                                                                           With over 55 official sports clubs, excellent
                                                                                                           facilities and a huge programme of fitness
                                                                                                                                                               and collections of UCD Library the
                                                                                                                                                               perfect place to start their research and
                                                                                                                                                               study. There is a deep research collection
                                                                                                                                                               available in five different libraries as well
      UCD has a population of around 30,000 people and is
                                                                                                           classes, including ACE (Active Campus               as thousands of high impact journals to
      home to all of the facilities you’d expect to find in a
                                                                                                           Europe), there is something for everyone.           support all disciplines of the University.
      small town. You’ll find almost everything you need on
                                                                                                           Sporting facilities include 12 natural grass        There are over 3,000 quiet study places
      campus, including shops, cafés, a post office, a bank, a
                                                                                                           pitches, including the UCD Bowl - home              in the Library, individual study rooms
      bicycle shop, a barber, a medical centre, a pharmacy and
                                                                                                           ground to both the UCD RFC and the UCD              which can be booked in advance by
      much more. Of course, life at university is not just about
                                                                                                           AFC - a 50 metre swimming pool, three               postgraduates, group study rooms and a
      lectures and study; there is so much more to being at
                                                                                                           gyms, squash courts, three multi-purpose            dedicated Postgraduate Research Centre in
      UCD.
                                                                                                           sports halls, five-a-side and full size             the James Joyce Library.
                                                                                                           synthetic pitches, as well as the National
      UCD STUDENT CENTRE                                                                                   Hockey Stadium. To see the full list of clubs
                                                                                                                                                               We have 3 cultural heritage units and a
                                                                                                                                                               Research Services Team which provides
      You will find that sports, societies and social life are vital   UCD SPORT                           and facilities, visit the UCD Sport website
                                                                                                                                                               a research repository, digital library,
      ingredients of your university experience. The Student                                               www.ucd.ie/sport and www.facebook.
      Centre, UCD Sport and the UCD Sport & Fitness complex
                                                                       AND FITNESS                         com/ucdsport. And don’t miss the Sports
                                                                                                                                                               bibliometric support, data management,
                                                                                                                                                               mapping and more. The Library also offers
      are the home of student life on campus. This recently            UCD Students are entitled           Expo which takes place during Freshers’
                                                                                                                                                               a range of classes including literature
      completed development provides our students with the             to free gym membership and          Week (16-20 September).
                                                                                                                                                               searching, using social media for research,
      most diverse student facilities of any university in Ireland.    discounted swim membership.                                                             mapping, managing your data, using
      Facilities in the Student Centre include a state-of-the-art      To register for the gym and                                                             metrics on your CV, using technologies
      3D cinema, a drama theatre, a debating chamber and a             take your online induction, visit   SOCIETIES
                                                                                                                                                               in the humanities to facilitate research
      600-seat auditorium. Visit www.ucd.ie/studentcentre              www.ucd.ie/sportandfitness          societies.ucd.ie
                                                                                                                                                               insights and using reference management
      for more information.                                                                                UCD has over 70 societies that offer                software tools to help you manage your
                                                                                                           students opportunities. Visit our website           references. A full schedule is available at
             Campus Garda Office                             Career Development Centre                     societies.ucd.ie, Tweet us @UCDSocieties            http://ucd.libcal.com/events
             www.ucd.ie/estates                              www.ucd.ie/careers                            or follow us on www.facebook.com/
                                                                                                           UCDSocieties and don’t miss out on your             We have an exciting programme of library
             Childcare                                       The Writing Centre                            first opportunity to get involved during            introductions in the first weeks of semester
             www.ucd.ie/creche                               www.ucd.ie/writingcentre                      Freshers’ Week (16-20 September).                   and will be out and about. For further
                                                                                                                                                               information for all new graduate students,
             Campus Services                                 IT Services                                                                                       visit the Library’s New Student Page.
             www.ucd.ie/estates                              www.ucd.ie/it
                                                                                                            LOST & FOUND
             Bord na Gaeilge UCD                             Health Service                                 If you find property on campus
             www.ucd.ie/bnag                                 www.ucd.ie/stuhealth                           please hand it in to Estate                        STUDENT LOCKERS
             Disability Support                              Shops and Restaurants                          Services on the ground floor                       ucdestates.ie
             www.ucd.ie/all                                                                                 at the side of the Agriculture                     Lockers are available to rent for
                                                             www.ucd.ie/students/guide/food.html
                                                                                                            Building. If you’ve lost something visit           the academic year in the main teaching
             Maths Support Centre                            Bank                                           them to see if it has been handed in.              buildings. Lockers can be booked online
             www.ucd.ie/msc                                  AIB has a branch on campus
                                                                                                                                                               through SISWeb using your UCD Student
                                                                                                           For a full list of facilities available to you in
                                                                                                                                                               Card (UCARD).
                                                                                                           UCD, visit www.ucd.ie/students
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                   GETTING
                                                                                                                    COMMUTING TO UCD BY CAR:

                                                                                                                                                                                               WELCOME TO UCD 2019
                                                                                                                    Parking is limited on campus and available on a first come first served
                                                                                  You will find a                   basis. Car parks are designated permit parking or hourly paid zones.

                   TO UCD                                                   MAP OF THE
                                                                           UCD CAMPUS
                                                                                                                    Eligible UCD Community members (including students) may apply
                                                                                                                    for a parking permit. For full details and to apply see www.ucd.ie/
                                                                                                                    commuting
      The Belfield campus is located 4km from Dublin city centre on            on your Orientation                  Traffic calming barriers are in place to prevent through traffic and
      the N11. There are many travel options from various parts of the        Social Events schedu
                                                                                                   le.              operate from 7am to 10.30am and from 4pm to 7.30pm Monday to
      city, the local suburbs and indeed the whole country.
                                                                                                                    Friday.
      PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO UCD                                                                                       GoCar - UCD provides a GoBase for GoCars and free parking for
                                                                                                                    GoCars.
                      DUBLIN BUS
                      There are many bus routes servicing the Belfield campus. Check out the                        E-car - charging points are available on campus.
                      Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland websites which have links to bus routes
                                                                                                                    UCD strongly encourages the use of public transport where possible.
                      in and out of the Belfield campus.
                      www.dublinbus.ie | www.goaheadireland.ie
                                                                                                                    JOURNEYPLANNER
                      IRISH RAIL                                                                                    Use the National Transport Authority’s journey planner to plan your
                      THE DART will take you north to Howth and Malahide and south to                               journey by train, bus, tram, taxi and by foot. You can change searching
                      Greystones. A shuttle bus operates from Sydney Parade to UCD during                           options and search how to get from point A to B anywhere in Dublin.
                      term time.                                                                                    www.transportforireland.ie/journey-planner/about-journey-planner
                      ucdestates.ie/commuting | www.irishrail.ie

                      LUAS
                      The Green LUAS line, at Windy Arbour and Milltown, is also within                             Remember to use your Leap Card to make
                      walking distance. www.luas.ie                                                                 savings on public transport! One card for
                                                                                                                    bus, Luas and train. www.leapcard.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.                         You can also save money on transport
                      www.aircoach.ie | www.dublinairport.com                                                       with a Student Travel Card.
                                                                                                                    www.studenttravelcard.ie
                      TAXI
                      The FreeNow App is available as a free download from the App Store and
                      Google Play for both iOS and Android devices www.free-now.com/ie

                                                                           CYCLE APPS                    REAL-TIME APPS
                  CYCLE PLANNER                               DUBLIN BIKES                                     DUBLIN BUS                          REAL TIME IRELAND
                  www.transportforireland.ie                  www.dublinbikes.ie                               www.dublinbus.ie                    www.transportforireland.ie
                  Find the best route for you -               Find your nearest docking station                Find out when the next              Real time arrival information for bus,
                  choose a direct route, an easier            and bike availability                            bus is due                          train and Luas
                  route or to avoid hills!

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    your student union officers...

                                                                                                WELCOME TO UCD 2019
                         Joanna
                         Joanna Siewierska                                 Úna
                         President
                         President                                         Welfare Officer
                         01 716 3111
                         president@ucdsu.ie
                         01 716 3111                                       01 716 3112
                         president@ucdsu.ie                                welfare@ucdsu.ie

Hey, I'm Joanna, your SU President this year.      Hey folks, my name is Úna and I am your SU
I come from Poland and I grew up on the            Welfare Officer for this year.
Northside of Dublin. I'm here to fight for your
rights on university boards and through            If any part of college life becomes too much
campaigns and I support the Sabbatical             to handle you can pop in to the corridor or
team in delivering their roles. I'll be working    drop me a line at any time for a friendly chat
to make important policy changes in UCD            and some free condoms!
and to deliver the best year for you guys!

                         Brian                                             Conor
                         Education Officer                                 Graduate Officer

                         01 716 3122                                       01 716 3113
                         education@ucdsu.ie                                graduate@ucdsu.ie

Hey folks, my name is Brian Treacy and I’m         I’m Conor, the Graduate Officer, I serve as an
your Education Officer for this academic            advocate for master's and Ph.D. students,
year. I’m from Tipperary (Up Tipp!) and I          both on the individual level and as a
studied Social Science at UCD. If you have         collective. I also represent individual
any questions at all during the year in relation   students in navigating the university, and
to anything educated-related feel free to          has input on the committees that set
contact me.                                        university policy.

                         Tom                                               Katie
                         Ents Officer                                      Campaigns &
                                                                           Engagement Officer
                         01 716 3110                                       01 716 3113
                         entertainment@ucdsu.ie                            campaigns@ucdsu.ie

Well, whats the craic! I'm Tom, I’m from Mayo      I’m Katie, your Campaigns & Engagement
and I am your ENTS Officer! What is ENTS?           Officer this year. It’s my job to keep the
Think free in to nightclubs, mystery tours,        Union socials up to date, work on all things
formal balls, DJ'ing, non-alcoholic events,        campaigns, and support our class reps.
social activities and fundraisers! Need a          Gimme a shout if you’re interested in
hand planning your social life in The Big          getting involved and make sure to pick up
Shmoke? Give me a shout!                           yer copy of Winging It from the SU during
                                                   Orientation Week!
C A R N I VA L            4/5/6
LIVE MUSIC                 SEPT
FREE PIZZA
F R E S H E R S PAC K S
SHISHA PIPES
+ MUCH MORE
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Healthy     UCD
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                                                  WELCOME TO UCD 2019
                                             ’

    #healthyucd

  Connect                  -

    Be Active

Help &
Support                Keep
                      Learning

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

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

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

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

                                                                       UCDDUBLIN
      FOLLOW YOUR COURSE                                               Check out Instagram for pictures
      Many UCD Colleges (e.g. Science) and Schools (e.g.
      School of Archaeology) have a dedicated facebook and/
                                                                       of campus life. Why not tag #ucd
      or Twitter presence. It’s a great way to find out what           #universitycollegedublin and
      your lecturers, researchers and fellow students are up           #helloucd in your pictures too.
      to. Have a look on www.ucd.ie/collegesandschools,
      go to your School page and look for their ‘find us on’
      icons.
                              or visit www.ucd.ie/social-media
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DOWNLOAD YOUR
                  DIGITAL EDITION AT
      www.ucd.ie/students/welcome_guides.html
            For further information please contact us.
        We will be happy to deal with your enquiry or direct
         you to the best person to answer your question.

                     UCD Graduate Studies
                   www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies
                      T: +353 (0)1 716 4043
                    E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie
                        graduatestudiesucd
                             @ucdgs

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