Tuesday 15 March 2016

SUSI - Student Grants for 2016

SUSI will open the online application system for Student Grants for the academic year  2016/17 on April 5th 2016 for all applications. Anyone who thinks they may be eligible should see Ms. O'Connor

Monday 14 March 2016

Education Workshop - Easter Revision Courses

Easter Revision courses in all subjects, Applied Maths and Higher Level Maths available through  http://educationworkshop.ie/dublin/ . Please see website for details, costs and to register

UCD Careers in Sport Expo

Reminder that the ‘UCD Careers in Sport Expo’ is on next Thursday 21st April.

It is designed to help prospective 4th, 5th and 6th year secondary school students gain a better understanding of what BSc Sports & Exercise Management and BSc Health & Performance Science students can achieve post graduation.

The open day will include:
• Activities and tours to showcase the UCD Centre for Sports Studies
• Success stories from previous Sports & Exercise Management students and sports personalities
• A presentation from sports lecturers & past pupils in UCD

The event itself will take place on Thursday 21st of April 2016 with registration beginning at 1:00pm.
UCD feel this Expo will greatly help students that are thinking of pursuing a career within this area, and will certainly help answer any queries they might have about what career path to choose. REGISTER HERE

UCD Summer School for 5th years

This year's UCD Summer School is taking place from 7 to 10 June 2016.
The UCD Summer School is aimed at students entering their final year of secondary school in September 2016.
Details of the participating courses are available at www.ucd.ie/myucd/summerschool. Applications will open from 4pm on Friday 11  March.

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Dyslexia study skills workshop

The workshop is particularly aimed at the student with dyslexia who does not qualify for additional teaching support. It would also be relevant to students with other specific learning difficulties such as Asperger's or dyspraxia.   
Topics covered in the workshop include:
  • Organisation and goal setting.
  • Reading and comprehension skills.
  • Note-taking.
  • Memory and learning strategies.
  • Writing skills. 
  • Targeting specific difficulties experienced by students.
  • Resources include websites. 
The course is designed for senior cycle students and is on Thursday 31st March 2016 in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan at a cost of €50. Use the contact form on this website to request more details and a booking form. 

Tuesday 8 March 2016

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day - a day to celebrate and be grateful for the women and girls in your life and to recognise and be grateful for the opportunity for them to achieve their potential in a social, economic, cultural and political context that not all women of the world have to date. International Men's Day also exists on November 19th - a day dedicated to celebrating men and boys.

Trinity College Dublin's School of Education are hosting three events to encourage discussion and reflection around the influence of women in education, the perception of their role in society and towards parity. #pledgeforparity


Stop, Breathe, Think App

Stop, Breathe, Think App 

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The Stop, Breathe and Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations. Mindfulness is seen to increase concentration and happiness and lower stress and anxiety - making it way easier to study and feel good generally! :)

Download from Apple store or Google Play store

Monday 7 March 2016

UCD Veterinary Medicine Summer School - 5th yrs

This summer the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting a Summer School for students sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2017 and who are considering veterinary medicine as a career.
This is a one-week non-residential course that will cover all major aspects of a career in veterinary medicine. The aim of the programme is to give students a taste of what a career in veterinary medicine entails as well as what it is like to be a vet student in UCD.

2016 Summer School dates (applicants choose their preferred week):

Monday 27th June to Friday 1st July inclusive; 9am to 4pm
Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July inclusive; 9am to 4pm

To apply, please visit our website:

The cost of the one-week course is €300 and this will include a packed lunch each day.
The deadline for applications is Monday 21st March 2016, a number of places will be reserved for DEIS students.Places are limited so early application is advised.

Friday 4 March 2016

UCD Science 6th year event 30th March

UCD O’Brien Centre for Science are hosting an afternoon on 30 March 2016 from 2pm to 4pm where 6th Year students can take a look at the Science facilities and to talk to our current students and staff about Science, Computer Science and Actuarial & Financial Studies. Learn from our students about what to expect in your first year in UCD and get a tour at the facilities in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science. 
There will be an opportunity to meet academic staff and current students at the following stands:

Biology and Environmental Science
Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Mathematics Education

We will also hold a short session for parents with the Dean of Science Professor Joe Carthy and Dr Orla Donoghue. 

Light refreshments will be served and booking is essential.

Thursday 3 March 2016

UCD Economics Open Evening

5th & 6th Year students interested in studying Economics that the UCD Economics Open Evening is taking place on Tuesday 22nd March.

Relevant CAO courses:
Economics Single Honours DN510
Economics and Finance DN670 ECF
Economics Joint Honours DN500
Law with Economics DN600FL

Students and parents are most welcome to attend this event which will provide attendees the opportunity to speak with lecturers, students and recent graduates to find out more about studying with us.

UCD Economics: Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 5pm – 7pm in the Sutherland Law School - have to register so please do so... register here