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UCD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012/2013


WELCOME It is a great pleasure to welcome you to University College Dublin, Dublin and Ireland. As an international university, UCD offers many learning opportunities both inside and outside the lecture theatre. It is our sincere hope that you will take full advantage of these and become involved in the dynamic life of our university. The staff in UCD International are here to provide you with the necessary support that you may require and will help to minimise any disruptions you may experience. If you need help, you should not hesitate to ask for our assistance. Take time to experience life in Ireland. There are good rail connections to Galway, Belfast, Cork and other cities that will help you discover all that this island has to offer. Dublin is a cosmopolitan European city with a multitude of activities on offer. Enjoy exploring the city during your time here. Finally, we hope that this practical handbook will help you to get to know more about life in UCD. Please read it and keep it for future reference during your studies. Our aim is to provide you with practical information about life as a new international student at UCD and as a new member of the wider Dublin community. UCD International

Contact Details: UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8500 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: international@ucd.ie Website: www.ucd.ie/international Facebook: UCDInternational Twitter: @UCDInternat

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UCD International Team

We wish you well as you begin your studies in UCD and we look forward to meeting you. Senior Management

Alex Metcalfe Interim Director of International Affairs

International Relations

Eve Brosseau International Relations Officer

Student Support

Shauna Hughes International Student Activities Coordinator Carl Lusby International Student Adviser

UCD Centre for Study Abroad

Enda Carroll Study Abroad Manager Regional Manager North America Sarah Holt North America Liaison Officer

Madeline Molyneaux Business Study Abroad Programme Manager

Administration Office Administration

Nicola Dunne International Executive Assistant


Exchanges (Erasmus and Non – EU Exchanges)

Catherine Convery European Programmes Officer

Ruth Redahan International Study Coordinator Non-EU Exchanges Deirdre Healy International Exchange Assistant

Recruitment/ Marketing

Yi Bao International Recruitment Manager (China) Una Condron International Recruitment Manager (South and South East Asia) International Marketing Manager Michael Garvey Pre-Masters Coordinator

Susan McAlinden International Partnership Coordinator Regional Manager Middle East Lorraine Woods International Communications Assistant

Olivia Moss International Recruitment Assistant

Kate O’Hanlon International Student Scholarships & Funding Coordinator


Contents Getting Started 1. Introduction

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2. Categories of International Student

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3. Admission Procedures

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4. Immigration Regulations

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5. Registering at UCD

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6. Accommodation

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7. Studying in UCD

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Student Life

8. UCD International Student Support

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9. UCD Global Lounge

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10. UCD International Orientation and Events

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11. Services and Facilities

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12. Student Health

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13. Stay Connected with UCD International

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14. Clubs and Societies

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15. UCDVO

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Dublin and Ireland 16. Transportation

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17. Living and Working in Dublin

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Appendices

Index This booklet is produced for information only. Every effort is made to ensure that it is accurate at time of going to print. However, the University is not bound by any error or omission therein. May 2012.

Images courtesy of UCD Communications, UCD International, UCD Career Development Centre, UCD Media Services, UCD Sport, Sportsfile, Dan Hayden Advantage Point Photography and National Library of Ireland

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Services & Facilities Introduction

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Ireland

Ireland is an island on the western edge of Europe, 480 km long, 240 km wide, and is a member country of the European Union. Politically the island is divided. The Republic of Ireland covers 26 of the 32 counties, and its capital city is Dublin. The remaining counties comprise Northern Ireland (capital city Belfast), which is part of the United Kingdom.

Dublin City

Ireland’s capital is Dublin, a cosmopolitan, Georgian city of approximately one million people. As a capital city, Dublin offers a great variety of amenities, including theatres, cinemas and parks. There are train and bus links to cities and towns throughout Ireland including Belfast in Northern Ireland, Galway in the west of Ireland and Cork in the south. There are excellent air links to European capitals from Dublin and flight time to London is approximately 1 hour.

UCD

University College Dublin is Ireland’s largest and most richly diversified university. The University provides a broad range of Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in subjects grouped into seven colleges (College of Agriculture, College of Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, College of Arts and Celtic Studies, College of Business and Law, College of Engineering and Architecture, College of Health Sciences and College of Human Sciences and Science). UCD traces its origins to the Catholic University of Ireland founded in 1854 by Cardinal John Henry Newman, author of the celebrated “The Idea of a University”. Since then, the university has played a central role in Ireland’s advancement as a dynamic and highly successful European state and has established a long and distinguished tradition of service to scholarship and the Irish and international community. Today, UCD is a vibrant, modern university of over 24,000 students (including almost 5,000 international students) situated on a spacious and leafy campus 5 km to the south of Dublin city centre. For students, both Irish and international, it is a supportive and stimulating environment in which to spend a period of intellectual and personal development. UCD offers a lively campus community in which to live and study. The university has modern buildings and firstclass academic and sporting facilities. UCD has a busy extracurricular life and students are encouraged to become actively involved in the wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities available. UCD also has comprehensive student support services, including a student health centre, student advisers, counselling, and a career development centre.

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Categories of International Student

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In UCD we have a number of different categories of international student. The first step to finding your way around UCD is to know to which category you belong. If in doubt about which category of student you belong to, please ask your coordinator or UCD International. ‘FULL-DEGREE’ UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

You are undertaking your entire Bachelor’s degree at UCD (e.g. BA, BComm, BSc).

‘GRADUATE’ OR ‘POSTGRADUATE’ STUDENTs

You are a graduate (postgraduate) student if you are undertaking a Higher Diploma, Master or PhD degree at UCD.

PRE-MASTERS STUDENTS

You are a Pre-Masters student if you are undertaking one of the UCD Pre Masters programmes on the UCD Belfield campus.

UCD INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE STUDENTS (ISC)

You are a UCD ISC student if you are studying one of the International Foundation Year or Pre Masters programmes in the UCD International Study Centre which is located in the city centre.

‘ERASMUS’ STUDENTS

You are an Erasmus student if you come from a EUROPEAN university with whom we have a bilateral exchange agreement for a study period of one or two semesters.

‘NON-EU EXCHANGE’ STUDENTS

You are a non-EU exchange student if you come from a non-EU university with whom we have a bilateral exchange agreement for a study period of one or two semesters. You should check with your home university to determine if we have an exchange agreement in place, or whether you are a ‘study abroad student’ at UCD. If we do not have an exchange agreement in place, you are likely to be a study abroad student or a visiting/occasional student.

‘STUDY ABROAD’ STUDENTS

You are a study abroad student if you are from North America and your university does not have a bilateral exchange agreement with UCD (see above).

‘VISITING/OCCASIONAL’ STUDENTS

There are a number of categories of ‘visiting/occasional students’. Sometimes visiting students are doing a project at their home university and are carrying out research at UCD for a short period of time. Other times visiting students are from a non-partner university and are enrolled at UCD for a year or a semester (limited schools offer this option, please see page 9 for information).

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Admission Procedures

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3.1 Undergraduate Students The Admissions Office in UCD is responsible for the admission of all students, including international students, to undergraduate full degree programmes.

Undergraduate Admissions Office Student Desk, Tierney Building University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 1555 Email: studentdesk@ucd.ie Web: www.ucd.ie/horizons

3.2 Graduate Students All applications for admission to graduate courses are made online. Please see www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies Alternatively you can contact UCD Graduate Studies.

UCD Graduate Studies

UCD Graduate Studies Tierney Building Rm 014 Belfield Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 4043 Fax: +353 1 716 4001 Email: graduatestudies@ucd.ie Web: www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies

If you have any questions about applying for UCD undergraduate or graduate programmes please contact the UCD International Recruitment Assistant. Olivia Moss International Recruitment Assistant UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8452 Fax: + 353 1 716 1165 Email: olivia.moss@ucd.ie

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3.3 Erasmus Students We only accept Erasmus students from universities with which we have bilateral agreements. Check with your own university to see if this is the case, and please note that we do not accept ‘free movers’ under the Erasmus programme. Our website contains a list of our partner universities. www.ucd.ie/international www.facebook.com/UCDExchanges

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 1. Check with your home International Office or academic department for information on the application process for an Erasmus exchange. 2. Once you have been nominated by your home university, go to www.ucd.ie/international and follow the instructions to apply online at UCD. If successful you will receive an acceptance letter from UCD International by email.

Choosing Modules Instructions for choosing modules will be provided by UCD International during the summer months. It is possible that not all of your course choices will be available or considered suitable by the UCD academic coordinator. It is important to note that, while every effort will be made to ensure that chosen courses are available, occasionally courses may have to be changed or omitted. Because of this, some flexibility on the part of incoming students is required. We will, however, do our best to ensure that you are informed in advance whether or not it will be possible for you to take certain courses. There will be an opportunity to make any necessary changes to your choice on arrival at UCD.

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Online Applications Deadlines 31 May 2012 full year/autumn semester 1 November 2012 second term/spring semester students


Academic Coordinators Each Erasmus exchange in which UCD is involved will have an academic coordinator in UCD. The name of your UCD coordinator is available from the UCD International website. You should have this name for reference in any correspondence with UCD International. Any academic queries may be addressed to the academic coordinator directly.

Programme Coordinators If you have queries that are not related to courses, please contact one of the coordinators below. Business Ms. Deirdre Linehan-O’Brien UCD Quinn School of Business University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 4729 Fax: +353 1 716 4759 Email: deirdre.linehan-obrien@ucd.ie Law Ms. Claire O’Shea Programme Office, School of Law University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: + 353 1 716 8342 Fax: +353 1 269 2655 Email: claire.oshea@ucd.ie All other students Ms. Catherine Convery UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8491 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: erasmus@ucd.ie Ms. Deirdre Healy UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8542 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: exchanges@ucd.ie

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3.4 Non-EU Exchange Students UCD has exchange agreements with a large number of universities from outside of the European Union. You can check with your home International Office to see if your university has such an agreement with UCD. Our website also contains a list of our partner universities. www.ucd.ie/international www.facebook.com/UCDExchanges

Programme Coordinator If you have any queries please contact one of the coordinators below. Business Ms. Esther Sanz UCD Quinn School of Business University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 4750 Fax: +353 1 716 4759 Email: esther.sanz@ucd.ie All other students Ms. Ruth Redahan UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8471 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: exchanges@ucd.ie

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Law Ms. Claire O’Shea Programme Office, School of Law University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: + 353 1 716 8342 Fax: +353 1 269 2655 Email: claire.oshea@ucd.ie

Ms. Deirdre Healy UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8542 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: exchanges@ucd.ie

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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Check with your home International Office/ academic department for information on the application process for going on exchange.

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nominated by your home university, you will receive instructions on how to complete your application at UCD. If successful you will receive an acceptance letter from UCD International.

Online Applications Deadlines 31 May 2012 full year/autumn semester 1 November 2012 second term/spring semester students


3.5 Visiting/occasional fee-paying students Some schools and colleges accept visiting/occasional fee-paying students for one semester or academic year. Please note that the schools of Medicine, Medical Science and Law do not accept visiting/occasional fee-paying students. For information and application procedures, please contact the coordinator directly. Business Ms. Esther Sanz UCD Quinn School of Business University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 4750 Fax: +353 1 716 4759 Email: esther.sanz@ucd.ie

Engineering/Architecture Landscape Architecture Ms. Sue Philpott Programme Office Engineering & Materials Science Centre, University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 1864 Fax: +353 1 716 1155 Email: sue.philpott@ucd.ie

Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Ms. Claudia Schmid Room 3.34, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 7676 Fax: +353 1 716 1147 Email: claudia.schmid@ucd.ie

Science Ms. Joanna Long UCD Agriculture & Food Science Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 2365/2356 Fax: +353 1 716 2439 Email: joanna.g.long@ucd.ie annette.forde@ucd.ie

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3.6 Study Abroad Students North American students who are fee-paying and studying at UCD for a semester or a year should contact the following for information on the UCD Study Abroad programmes and application procedures.

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Ms. Enda Carroll Manager, Regional Manager North America Centre for Study Abroad UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8544 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: enda.carroll@ucd.ie

Ms. Sarah Holt North America Liaison Officer Centre for Study Abroad UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8469 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: sarah.holt@ucd.ie

Ms. Madeline Molyneaux Business Study Abroad Programme Manager Centre for Study Abroad Quinn School of Business University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 4710 Fax: +353 1 716 4759 Email: madeline.molyneaux@ucd.ie

Ms. Shauna Hughes International Student Activities Coordinator International Office Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 8443 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: shauna.hughes@ucd.ie


For academic and further information on particular study abroad programmes, please contact the following: UCD Centre for Study Abroad Arts, Celtic Studies & Human Sciences Ms. Sarah Holt Centre for Study Abroad Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre Tel: +353 1 716 8469 Fax: +353 1 283 1165 Email: sarah.holt@ucd.ie

Nursing and Midwifery Dr. Declan Patton UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems UCD Health Sciences Centre Tel: +353 1 716 6417 Fax: +353 1 716 6450 Email: declan.patton@ucd.ie

Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Ms. Claudia Schmid Room 3.34, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine Tel: +353 1 716 7676 Fax: +353 1 716 1147 Email: claudia.schmid@ucd.ie

Nursing summer school Dr. Declan Patton UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems UCD Health Sciences Centre Tel: +353 1 716 6417 Fax: +353 1 716 6450 Email: declan.patton@ucd.ie

Business Ms Madeline Molyneaux Business Study Abroad Programme Manager Centre for Study Abroad Quinn School of Business Tel: +353 1 716 4710 Fax: +353 1 716 4759 Email: madeline.molyneaux@ucd.ie Clinton Institute for American Studies Ms. Catherine Carey UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies Tel: +353 1 716 1560 Fax: +353 1 716 1562 Email: catherine.carey@ucd.ie Engineering/Architecture Ms. Joanne Reilly UCD Engineering & Materials Science Centre Programme Office Tel: +353 1 716 1864 Fax: +353 1 716 1155 Email: joanne.reilly@ucd.ie Pre-Law Ms. Claire O’Shea Programme Office, UCD School of Law Tel: +353 1 716 8342 Fax: +353 1 269 2655 Email: claire.oshea@ucd.ie

Pre-Veterinary Mr. John Buckley Veterinary Medicine Programme Office, Veterinary Sciences Centre, Tel: +353 1 716 6101 Fax:  +353 1 716 6104 Email: john.buckley@ucd.ie Science Pre Medical Ms. Joanna Long Programme Office UCD Science Building Tel: +353 1 716 2365/2356 Fax: +353 1 716 2439 Email: joanna.g.long@ucd.ie annette.forde@ucd.ie Sport and Exercise Dr. Tara Magdalinski UCD Centre for Sports Studies Woodview House Tel: +353 1 716 3439 Fax : +353 1 716 3071 Email: tara.magdalinski@ucd.ie Summer Internship Ms. Madeline Molyneaux Centre for Study Abroad Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre Tel:      +353 1 716 4710/8289 Fax:      +353 1 283 1165 Email: madeline.molyneaux@ucd.ie

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Immigration Regulations

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4.1 Before Arrival The information below is valid at the time of printing. Up-todate information on applying for a student visa is available at www.inis.gov.ie and we strongly advise you check this website regularly.

Who Needs a Visa? Nationals of all countries not mentioned on Appendix 4 at the end of the handbook will require a student visa prior to seeking entry to Ireland. For example, if you are a citizen of P. R. China or Saudi Arabia you will need to apply for a student visa before arrival in Ireland. Information on how to apply for your student visa can be found on www.inis.gov.ie. Please ensure you read the ‘Student visa guidelines’ document before applying for your visa. You will also need to register in person with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) once you arrive in Ireland (see section 4.2). Students who are nationals of visa-required countries should also note that Ireland is not a member of the Schengen Agreement. Therefore students who have obtained a visa for a Schengen country will need to apply for a separate visa for Ireland. Nationals of all countries listed on Appendix 4 do not require a visa prior to seeking entry to Ireland. For example, if you are a citizen of Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, or USA, you do not need to apply for a student visa before arrival in Ireland. You will, however, be required to complete immigration formalities with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) once you have completed registration in UCD (see section 4.2). All students are advised to carry proof of acceptance to UCD in their hand luggage. Immigration authorities may ask to see it upon arrival in Ireland. Your first point for visa information should be the embassy with jurisdiction of your country or www.inis.gov.ie. However, should you encounter any problems with your visa application, please let the UCD International Student Adviser, Carl Lusby, know as quickly as possible and she will advise you.

International student adviser

Ms. Carl Lusby UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre, and Room C2.16, Health Science Centre Tel: +353 1 716 6632/8406 Email: carl.lusby@ucd.ie

Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service 13-14 Burgh Quay Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 1 616 7700 Web: www.inis.gov.ie

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4.2 After Arrival: Registration with Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) Citizens from EU/EEA and Switzerland It is not necessary to register with the immigration authorities.

All Other Students All non-Irish nationals who are not citizens of the EU/EEA or Switzerland, must register in person with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) after arrival and after completion of registration at UCD. The GNIB will issue you with a residence permit/GNIB card. The fee for this card is €150 and must be paid by credit card, laser card or bank giro. This fee cannot be paid by cash.

Required for Garda National Immigration Bureau Valid passport 2012/2013 student card Evidence of financial support, e.g. current Irish bank statement showing your name and a balance of €3000*; a letter of guarantee from a parent or guardian indicating availability of sufficient funds to sustain you for the duration of your stay in Ireland; or a letter from your sponsoring body confirming financial status A letter from the Student Desk (Tierney Building) indicating your student status, start date, the duration of your course at UCD and stating that fees have been paid. Study Abroad and Exchange students will receive this letter during orientation. A receipt of fees paid, obtainable from the Student Desk (Tierney Building). Study Abroad and Exchange students will receive letters during orientation Evidence of private health insurance** €150 paid by Credit/Debit Card. This fee cannot be paid by cash *Single semester students should check with UCD International about this requirement **From January 2011 the requirement for private health insurance is being strictly enforced by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

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Garda National Immigration Bureau

13-14 Burgh Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 1 666 9130/01 Mon. to Thurs.: 08:00 – 22:00 Friday: 08:00 – 16:00


4.3 Checklist Before you leave home, ensure that you bring with you the following documents: EU/EEA Citizens: Passport/national identity card and/or birth certificate EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) from your local health authority Undergraduates: acceptance letter from the Undergraduate Admissions Office or CAO confirmation slip Graduates: acceptance letter from the school which you are joining

Non-EU Citizens: Passport, birth certificate and entry visa (if applicable) Private health insurance Undergraduates: acceptance letter from the Undergraduate Admissions Office or CAO confirmation slip Graduates: acceptance letter from the school which you are joining Receipts for payment of fees or letter from your sponsoring body

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Registering at UCD

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5.1 Registration Before attending courses you will need to register as a student, enrol in your courses, pay your tuition fees and receive a student card (UCARD). Your UCARD gives you access to all student facilities, including the residences, library, computer facilities, sports clubs and the student centre. It can be used to pay for certain services on campus such as purchasing food in the main restaurant, printing, scanning and photocopying, renting lockers and more. You can collect your UCARD on campus during Orientation Week. Students will be notified in August of exact dates and locations of UCARD collection. All new students will be requested to upload a digital photograph. You can do this as soon as your SISweb access is activated. This photo will be used as photographic identification of you on your UCARD and on our student database. It is important that you upload your photo as early as possible. For further information and guidelines on photo upload please visit www.ucd.ie/ucard

Undergraduate Students

All first year undergraduate students must go online to confirm their attendance, complete module registration (where applicable) and pay any fees owed. You are responsible for managing your modules online before online registration closes. Information on module registration deadlines will be available online. If you cannot access the internet prior to arrival at UCD, computers will be available in UCD for registration purposes. A help line is available for students having difficulties with the online registration at +353 1 716 1555. Information regarding registration, orientation, academic advisory meetings, student cards etc. will be sent out by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. www.ucd.ie/students/regguides.html

Undergraduate Registration help line:

+353 1716 1555

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Graduate Students

Students must go online to confirm their attendance, complete module registration (where applicable) and pay any fees owed. For most taught programmes, module registration takes place online. For research programmes (Masters and PhD), module registration is done through your Graduate School or Programme Office. You are responsible for managing your module registration. www.ucd.ie/students/regguides.html

Pre-Masters Students

The Pre-Masters coordinator will manually register you for modules.

UCD International Study Centre Students UCD ISC students will be registered by the UCD ISC.

Erasmus/Non-EU Exchange Students

Erasmus and non-EU exchange students also need to register online (confirmation of attendance). Your exchange coordinator will manually register you for modules. Full information about this process will be sent by UCD International in August each year, along with the letter of acceptance. This information will be sent by email only. www.ucd.ie/international

Study Abroad Students

Study abroad students need to register online (confirmation of attendance). Study abroad students are pre- registered to their subject choices prior to their arrival at UCD and should consult their Study Abroad coordinator (see section 3.6) for more information.

Visiting/Occasional Fee-Paying Students

Visiting/occasional fee-paying students need to register online (confirmation of attendance). Students are pre-registered to their subject choices prior to their arrival at UCD and should consult their coordinator (see section 3.5) for more information.

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5.2 Examinations Undergraduate Students

Study Abroad Students

Personalised examination timetables, examination results and other information regarding examinations can be accessed online by logging on to the Student Information System (SIS Web). www.ucd.ie/sisadmin/stuweb

Examination results are sent out by post to your home university once transcripts become available.

Once you are registered as a full-time undergraduate student you will be enrolled to sit university examinations. Examination timetables are posted on the Assessment and Logistics Office website. www.ucd.ie/registry/assessment

Graduate Students

Course work for Masters degrees is typically examined at the end of semester one and in May at the end of the academic year, or in August. PhD and Masters theses are submitted directly to the Student Desk in UCD where deadlines for the submission of theses are available. Please ensure that your UCD registration is current or your theses cannot be accepted. www.ucd.ie/registry/adminservices/fees thesis_submission.html

Erasmus/Non-EU Exchange Students

Erasmus and non-EU exchange students must take UCD examinations or schoolbased examinations to gain credit for courses taken. Full information about examination registration is provided during your orientation session. All examination information such as personalised examination timetables, examination numbers and examination results can be accessed online by logging on to the Student Information System (SIS Web). www.ucd.ie/sisadmin/stuweb Examination results are sent out by post to your home address once transcripts become available. Make sure that your home address on SIS Web is appropriately updated.

Study abroad students must take UCD examinations or school-based examinations to gain credit for courses taken. All examination information such as personalised examination timetables, examination numbers and examination results can be accessed online by logging on to the Student Information System (SIS Web) at www.ucd.ie/sisadmin/stuweb

Visiting/Occasional FeePaying Students

Visiting/Occasional fee-paying students must take UCD examinations or schoolbased examinations to gain credit for courses taken. All examination information such as personalised examination timetables, examination numbers and examination results can be accessed online by logging on to the Student Information System (SIS Web) at www.ucd.ie/sisadmin/stuweb Examination results are sent out by post to your home address once transcripts become available. Make sure that your home address on SIS Web is appropriately updated.

Examination Locations

Students should note that many examinations do not take place on the Belfield or Blackrock Campuses. Therefore students should ensure they know exactly where they need to go well in advance of the examination, and if in doubt, contact their coordinator as soon as their timetable is available. When an exam is scheduled for an off-site location, shuttle buses are available from the Belfield Campus to the examination location.

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Accommodation 6.1 On-Campus Accommodation UCD has on-campus accommodation available for over 2,500 students in both halls of residence and three, four, five and sixbedroom self-catering apartments. However, places are limited and we regret that we are unable to guarantee accommodation to all international students.

For up-to-date information on accommodation visit www.ucd.ie/residences

The residential fee (rent) is per person for the whole academic year, payable in three instalments: 55% on or before the first day of license period; 12:00 3rd September 2012; 20% on or before 8th Jan 2013; and 25% on or before 1st March 2013. Semester only students are not eligible to pay in instalments - the entire fees should be paid on or before the first day of the license period and will consist of the single semester license fee, utilities plus the €35 insurance charge. Please see the residence website for payment breakdown www.ucd.ie/residences/studentpages/fees201213 A deposit of €350 is payable at the time of booking. This is refundable at the end of the license to reside less the cost of any damage/ breakages or cleaning charges. All residences will also charge utilities of €388 and an insurance charge of €35. Students wishing to stay in Glenomena or Proby for 50 weeks will pay in 4 instalments with the 4th instalment due on the 24th May 2013. Please note that should a student vacate their residence during the occupancy period they will forfeit their deposit and rent. Room bookings are made online through your SIS account and open from early June. For further information, please see

Rates

Fees vary according to residence 38 Weeks €3,880 - €5,430* 50 Weeks €7,158* *plus utilities Roebuck Castle Catered Halls Full Irish or Continental Breakfast and Dinner in a private dining hall for only €8.40 per day!

www.ucd.ie/residences www.ucd.ie/sisadmin/stuweb

Moving In In 2012, rooms in the student residence will be available for occupation from 3rd September 2012 to 24th May 2013. If you arrive in Dublin before this date, you should make alternative arrangements (see Appendix 2). Keys for rooms may be collected up until 22:00 at night from the reception desks. If you arrive after this time, arrangements should be made in advance with the relevant residence to collect the key of your room. If possible try to arrive between 09:30 and 17:00.

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6.2 Information on the Student Residences

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UCD Belfield campus

Apartments 4/5 single bedrooms

EACH APARTMENT: Two showers, two toilets A kitchen and living area Hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle

Belgrove Apartments 3 single or 1 single/1 twin bedroom

UCD Belfield campus EACH APARTMENT: One shower, one toilet A kitchen and dining area per apartment Hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle

Glenomena Apartments 6 single bedrooms

EACH APARTMENT: Each student has their own bedroom/bathroom (with shower & toilet) A kitchen and dining area per apartment hob, microwave, fridge, toaster kettle

Proby House Apartments 6 single bedrooms

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UCD Belfield campus

UCD Blackrock campus

EACH APARTMENT: Each student has their own bedroom/bathroom Each student shares common kitchen/living area with 5 other students Hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle

Virtual tour of on-campus accommodation in Belfield www.ucd.ie/virtualtour


Roebuck Hall Apartments 6 single bedrooms

EACH APARTMENT: Each student has their own bedroom/bathroom (with shower & toilet) A kitchen and dining area Hob, microwave, fridge, toaster kettle

Roebuck castle catered accommodation Apartments 13 single bedrooms

UCD Belfield campus

UCD Belfield campus

EACH APARTMENT: Each student has their own bedroom/bathroom (with shower & toilet) A kitchenette and lounge area Hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle ADDITIONAL FACILITIES Exercise room with rowing, cycling machines, etc. Coffee shop Catered meals Breakfast & Dinner in a private dining hall

Blackrock Residence 180 single rooms

Shared bathrooms Shared kitchens, dining rooms and TV rooms Hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle

Muckross Hall Catered Accommodation 57 single bedrooms

UCD Blackrock campus

Donnybrook

Common bathrooms Common dining rooms and TV rooms Microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle Full breakfast and dinner catered for in private dining room

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6.3 International Student Accommodation UCD has set aside a large proportion of on-campus rooms for international students. International students must check first on availability with individual coordinators before booking accommodation online. Study Abroad Students All Programmes Enda Carroll

Email: enda.carroll@ucd.ie studyabroad@ucd.ie

Erasmus Students Quinn School of BusinesS Deirdre Linehan O’Brien

Email: deirdre.linehan-obrien@ucd.ie

School of Law Claire O’Shea

Email: claire.oshea@ucd.ie

All Others Catherine Convery Deirdre Healy

Email: erasmus@ucd.ie

Non-EU Exchange Students Quinn School of Business Esther Sanz

Email: esther.sanz@ucd.ie

School of Law Claire O’Shea

Email: claire.oshea@ucd.ie

All Others Ruth Redahan Deirdre Healy

Email: exchanges@ucd.ie

Graduate Students International graduate students should apply directly online for graduate campus accommodation on the SIS website. Undergraduate Students Carl Lusby

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Email: carl.lusby@ucd.ie

Televisions Televisions are not provided in the residences. Televisions can be bought or rented in electrical shops in the city centre. Students must pay the television licence themselves. A television licence costs €160 per year per apartment and can be purchased in the Belfield Post Office. You can also watch TV in the UCD Global Lounge. There are over 350 international TV stations available for students to watch. Furniture Each student’s bedroom contains a bed. There is also a desk, chair, lamp and wardrobe. A duvet (comforter) and a pillow are provided; students must buy their own bed linen and towels. Phones There are no phones provided in the apartments and most students purchase mobile phones.


6.4 Off-campus Accommodation If you have not been allocated a room in the student residences on campus you should contact the UCD Residences Accommodation Booking and Support Office for assistance or e-mail roombookingsupport@ucd.ie Students can reference daily newspapers and telephone landlords/landladies from the office. Alternatively, arrive at least 2-3 weeks before term begins in order to search for suitable accommodation. There is enormous demand for accommodation in the areas of Dublin surrounding UCD. The search starts in July and increases throughout August/ September. Most rented accommodation is furnished, although the standard of furnishings will vary. Rents can range from €100 per week upwards for a room in a house being shared by 3-4 other people, excluding electricity and heating. A deposit equal to one month’s rent along with payment of one month’s rent in advance is usually required.

Accommodation Booking and Support Office Merville Residence Reception, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Opening Hours (all year round) Monday to Friday: 09:30 – 13:00 14:00 – 17:00 Tel: +353 1 716 5772 /5773 Web: www.ucd.ie/residences

It is worth buying a newspaper and a map of Dublin. The Evening Herald is the best newspaper for off-campus accommodation advertisements. It is available after 12.00 in the city centre newsagents, but not until after 14:00 outside. When you find something suitable, call immediately - all good accommodation goes very quickly. Students should note, however, that it is always advisable to view private accommodation in advance in order to ascertain that it suits your requirements. Students should not make any payments for a deposit and/or rent for private accommodation before arrival in Ireland. You should always view accommodation before signing a lease or paying any money. See Appendix 3 for a list of estate agents. The staff in UCD International are available to advise you on the best options to suit your situation, but do not make reservations on your behalf.

‘Digs’

Another alternative is ‘lodgings’ or ‘digs’. This involves living in a family home, with the landlord/landlady and his/her family. You may have your own room or you may be sharing a bedroom with another student (slightly less expensive). Breakfast and dinner are provided. The cost of lodgings/digs for 7 days is roughly €135. A list of lodgings is available on www.ucdaccommodationpad.ie

Websites The following websites have advertisements for available accommodation in Dublin: www.daft.ie www.independent.ie www.let.ie www.myhome2let.ie www.letbynet.com

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6.4 Off-campus Accommodation (cont.) Temporary Accommodation

If you plan to arrive in Dublin without having organised long-term accommodation, you should book temporary accommodation prior to your arrival. See Appendix 2 for a list of youth hostels and budget accommodation.

Students’ Union Accommodation Office

The Students’ Union (SU), located in the Student Centre, also keeps a file on accommodation offered in flats, apartments and house-sharing. The Students’ Union Handbook contains advice on your rights as a tenant and the Students’ Union accommodation officer can help you during the year with any problems you might encounter with your landlord/landlady. A newsletter giving an up-to-date list of available accommodation is printed at peak times during the months of August to October, and is available from the Students’ Union Accommodation Officer. This type of accommodation is usually self-catering, flat/housesharing. Notice boards in the Library Building are used to advertise flat/house shares. Students should note that they will have to go and look at the accommodation advertised themselves, as the university is not in a position to make bookings on their behalf. www.ucdsu.ie

Threshold

Threshold, the tenant advisory service, also provides information and advice on your rights as a tenant. www.threshold.ie

Students with Spouses or Partners

In the interests of keeping expenses and stress to a minimum, students with spouses and partners are strongly advised not to bring their families until they have secured a suitable place to live.

6.5 Electricity Irish electrical current is 220 volts (50 cycles) AC. The plugs most commonly used are 3-pin flat. As the Irish voltage is different to US/ Canadian voltage, if you are bringing electrical appliances, you will need to bring/buy a voltage convertor. Voltage convertors are available from most electrical stores.

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The Student’s Union Accommodation Officer Email: accommodation@ucdsu.ie Tel: +353 1 716 3164 Available in the SU offices from August onwards. Alternatively, please contact the Student’s Union Welfare Officer Email: welfare@ucdsu.ie Tel: +353 1 716 3112


6.6 Flat-Sharing The essence of a successful flat-share is having respect for one another. Each person’s point of view is valid and it is important to try to understand a different point of view. Compromise is what it is all about. Remember you are here to study and get on successfully in your exams - this is facilitated by a happy ‘home’ environment, so making the flat-share work is in everyone’s interest.

Practical Tips

All flat mates should get together at the beginning of their tenancy to work out the following: Will there be a common fund for milk/tea/bread/cleaning equipment, etc or will they operate separately of one another? If operating separately it means that you ask whoever owns the milk whether you can take some. Don’t drain the last drop! Electricity for residence accommodation is paid for through a standard utilities charge costing €388. No smoking allowed in the student residence on-campus accommodation. Overnight guests must be signed in as per overnight guests policy. Who cleans up the common areas (presumably you will clean up your own room!)? Do you get together as necessary or take responsibility for a week at a time? What about dirty dishes, when are they going to be done immediately, or when they are all piled up and there are no clean ones left? Are you going to cook evening meals together? Perhaps you will set up a rota. Talk about how you will organise guests. What about friends who smoke, can they smoke in a non-smoking apartment? How late can they stay, particularly during the middle of the week? Television - are you going to rent one between you? Have you different dietary needs/restrictions? Remember to respect other peoples’ requirements and come to some agreement concerning them. If a problem arises, talk about it with your flatmates straight away, do not wait as it may escalate. Some problems may occur, such as: music too loud; arguments about TV programmes; too many friends calling or staying too late; or people not doing their share of the cleaning/shopping. If you encounter problems with your flat mates and you have tried to talk to them but have been unsuccessful don’t hesitate to mention it to your residence reception. Student advisers are also here to help you (see section 8.1) for contact details.

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7.1 Academic Calendar 2012/2013 The university has two 12-week semesters, divided by Christmas. There is a two-week break in the second semester, to allow for fieldwork in some subject areas. Students are advised to arrive at least a week before the beginning of the semester, to allow time to settle in and prepare for courses. Semester 1 First Year/Registration Monday, 3 September Orientation

Friday, 7 September

Teaching Term

Monday, 10 September Friday, 30 November

Revision

Saturday, 1 December

Friday, 7 December

Examinations

Monday, 10 December

Friday, 21 December

Christmas Break

TBC (www.ucd.ie/students/keydates.htm)

Examination Process

Wednesday, 2 January

Friday, 18 Jan 2013

Teaching Term

Monday, 21 January

Friday, 8 March

Fieldwork/ Study Period

Monday, 11 March

Sunday, 24 March

Teaching Term

Monday, 25 March

Friday, 26 April Sunday, 5 May

Semester 2

Revision

Monday, 29 April

Examinations

Tuesday, 7 May

Saturday, 18 May

Examination Process

Monday, 20 May

Friday, 31 May

Summer Term Research Period Term

Monday, 20 May

7.3 English Courses

studying in UCD

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Studying in UCD

You must have the minimum standard of English language competence, as measured by international tests, to be accepted as a full degree student. However, to help you develop your English to a higher standard, the UCD Applied Language Centre provides general English courses (for a nominal fee) and examination preparation courses (for a commercial fee). For full information on English Language courses, please contact: Applied Language Centre Daedalus Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 7900 Email: alc@ucd.ie Web: www.ucd.ie/alc

Sunday, 8 September

Graduate Exam Process (Final dates to be confirmed)

7.2 Lectures As in most universities, teaching is done through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and laboratory classes. The precise mix of teaching methods varies from subject to subject, depending on the subject being covered and the size of the class. Lectures and tutorials are usually of 50 minutes’ duration, although seminars can be longer. In general, our study pattern involves less lectures than many universities provide, but much more tutorial and independent study. You should therefore be prepared to do extensive reading and develop a well-disciplined approach to library and laboratory work.

Timetables for undergraduate students are on SIS Student Web. www.ucd.ie/sisadmin/stuweb

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International Student Support

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We, the UCD International team know that moving to a new country is an exciting experience for students, but also understand the challenges associated with such a significant transition. In order to help you settle in, we offer support and guidance specifically for international students, which complements the services provided by the wider UCD support network.

8.1

International Student Adviser

The International Student Adviser, Ms. Carl Lusby, is available to assist international students with personal, academic or practical problems, from simple requests for information to more serious matters. She is also available for all types of immigration queries. All the staff of UCD International are available to assist you, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

International Student Adviser Ms. Carl Lusby UCD International Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre C2.16, Health Science Centre Tel: +353 1 716 8406/6632 Email: carl.lusby@ucd.ie

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8.2

Student Advisers

Student advisers provide support for all students during their university experience. Located in all colleges, student advisers work in conjunction with chaplains, student health and counselling, and academic/ administrative staff to ensure the best outcomes for students. Student advisers strive to: • Promote social, academic development of students.

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personal

• Serve as a resource for students and staff about student support services available in the university, such as the Student Health Service, UCD Chaplaincy, and the Students’ Union. • Provide an open-door policy: meeting individual students and advising them on personal, social, or practical matters and where necessary, referring students to other team members, to the central support services or to the Student Health Service. You can contact UCD student advisors in relation to personal, social or practical issues. From simple requests for information to more confidential and serious matters, they will give you the time and space to talk things through. For further information on the student advisers, see following page, or log on to: www.ucd.ie/studentadvisers

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Student advisers are here to help you make your time at UCD as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible.


Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine

Tel: +353 1 7166085 Email: ros.mcfeely@ucd.ie

Arts and Celtic Studies

Tel: +353 1 7168349 Email: aisling.ogrady@ucd.ie

Business (Undergraduate)

Tel: Tel: +353 1 7164719 Email: kathleen.kiely@ucd.ie

Engineering, Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Tel: +353 1 7161875 Email: colleen.blaney@ucd.ie

Medicine, Biomedical Health and Life Sciences

Tel: +353 1 7166632 Email: carl.lusby@ucd.ie

Social Science, Arts

Tel: +353 1 7168366 Email: kieran.moloney@ucd.ie

New ERA, UCD Access Centre

Tel: +353 1 7161693 Email: jennifer.murphy@ucd.ie

Nursing, Midwifery, Diagnostic Imaging, Public Health, Physiotherapy and Performance Science

Tel: +353 1 7166497 Email: anna.farrell@ucd.ie

Science

Tel: +353 1 7162863 Email: aoife.fitzgerald@ucd.ie

Business (Graduate) and Law

Tel: +353 1 7168953/8790 Email: nadia.clarkin@ucd.ie

Mature Years Students

Tel: + 353 1 716 8245 Email: ronan.murphy@ucd.ie

Disability Support Julie Tonge UCD Access Centre Level 1, Library Building

Tel: +353 1 7167179 Email: julie.tonge@ucd.ie

Ros McFeely Room 046, Veterinary Science Centre

Aisling O’ Grady Room D001, Newman Building

Kathleen Kiely Room Q020, Quinn Business School

Colleen Blaney Room 325A, Engineering and Materials Science Centre Carl Lusby Room C2.16, Health Science Centre

Kieran Moloney Room G003, Newman Building

Jennifer Murphy Tierney Building

Anna Farrell Room C1.19 Health Sciences

Aoife Fitzgerald Rm. 121, Science Education and Research Centre Hub

Nadia Clarkin Rm. E119, Smurfit Business School, Blackrock Campus Rm. 127, Roebuck Castle, Belfield Campus Ronan Murphy UCD Access Centre G101, Newman Building

Other Student Support: School of Computer Science and Informatics: Nikki Dillon, Student Support Officer, Room A1.16, Computer Science Building Tel: +353 1 716 2476 (part time during the academic semesters).

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8.3 Chaplains

Chaplains

The university chaplains also act as student advisers. An opendoor policy exists to enable students to seek assistance, especially in times of distress, illness and bereavement. There is particular attention given to students’ special needs at the beginning and the end of the academic year. Availability to students is seen as a priority at all times. The main chaplains’ office is situated at G002 in the Newman Building

Room G002 Newman Building UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 716 8372 /4789/8543/6495 /6639 Web: www.ucd.ie/chaplaincy

8.4 Disability support

Disability Support Services

UCD aims to provide an accessible and inclusive environment for all students. If you have a disability and require assistance, please inform UCD International before your arrival. The Disability Support Service (DSS) works with students who require additional support. The disability officer works in co-operation with all colleges to include the needs of students with a disability in the provision of all services within the university. Supports include the following: •

Accessible accommodation

Library assistance

Assistive technology

Materials in alternate format

Learning support

Irish sign language interpreters

Note-taking service

Alternative examination arrangements

To avail of the supports provided by DSS, students are invited to register with the service as early as possible in the year. All students must provide adequate documentation detailing their disability. DSS will discuss with the student all the relevant supports and make appropriate recommendations. It is important to note that supports offered are in line with available funding and Irish best practice.

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Level 1, Library Building Monday to Friday 09:30 to 17:00 Tel: +353 1 716 7565 Email: dss@ucd.ie Web: www.ucd.ie/access/dss


8.5 Niteline

Niteline

Niteline is a voluntary student-run telephone listening and information service for students.

Thursdays to Sundays: 21:00 to 02:30 Monday: 21:00 – 01:30

The volunteers come from UCD, TCD, RCS, NUIM, DCU and NCAD. Callers can talk about any problems they might have whether it is personal, sexual or studyrelated. Both male and female volunteers are available and all calls are confidential.

Freephone 1800 793 793

(includes calls from mobiles and payphones)

8.6 Dignity and Respect Policy We do not tolerate racist language or behaviour at any level. If, during your stay with us, you feel that you have been subjected to any form of racial discrimination, please contact UCD International or your student adviser (see section 8.1) immediately.

8.7 Prayer Rooms Prayer rooms for Muslim/Islamic students are available in the Woodview Building opposite the Conway Institute on the Belfield campus. Belfield campus map 75 B5

8.8 Other Services Some schools operate an academic adviser/mentor service. Graduate students can also call on their academic supervisors for assistance and guidance.

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Services UCD Global & Facilities Lounge 9.1 UCD Global Lounge

UCD Global Lounge opened in 2011 and is a relaxed space for international and Irish students to meet and hang out during their time in UCD. It is unique in Ireland and over 12,000 UCD students have used the Global Lounge since it opened resulting in it becoming the international hub on campus. Students can keep up to date with news from home on the large screen TV or 12 smaller plasma TV’s with over 350 international TV channels including Sky Sports and ESPN. Wireless headsets are available for students to listen to individual TV stations also. The Global Lounge is a dynamic, fun and energetic place to mix and mingle with your friends between and after classes. Why not play X Box Kinect, Giant Jenga or Twister or many other games that are available and the UCD student Global Guides will be happy to set up any of the games when you wish to play. The UCD Global Lounge is designed for you and is a home from home so don’t miss any of our events and let us know if there are any events you would like to organise. The UCD Global Lounge is open 7 days a week so no need to leave campus to catch up on news, play games or watch sports and movies!

ergetic a dynamic, fun and en le with your place to mix and ming ter classes friends between and af For further information on using the UCD Global Lounge or to view upcoming events, check out our website and Facebook page. www.ucd.ie/international/ucdgloballounge www.facebook.com/UCDGlobalLounge UCD Global Lounge Belfield campus map 46 D9

EVENTS Chinese New Year Thanksgiving Dinner Australia Day St. Patrick’s Day Iranian New Year Spanish National Day Oscar Party Language Cafés Irish Evenings Story Telling Salsa Dance Classes Open Mic Nights Student Society Events Themed Movie Nights International Student Society Coffee Afternoons International Career Seminars Table Quizzes

Opening hours: (during term) Monday - Friday: 09:00 to 21:00 Saturday - Sunday: 16:30 to 21:00

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UCD International Orientation and Events 10.1 Orientation and International Student Welcome UCD’s International Student Welcome is part of the university’s general Orientation Week in September. An additional orientation session takes place in January for students arriving at that time.

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Orientation Schedule: (Provisional) Mon. 3 Sept. 2012

On-campus accommodation opens from 12.00 noon

All students are exploring a new environment for the first time, and it’s a great opportunity to make friends with both Irish students and other international students. For the 2012/2013 academic year, UCD’s Orientation Week and International Student Welcome will take place from Tuesday 4th September to Friday 7th September 2012. The International Student Welcome and Information Fair will provice information on many student support services around UCD.

Wed. 5 Sept. 2012

Supplementary tours will introduce students to UCD and the surrounding areas. Study abroad and exchange students will receive their orientation schedule from their UCD programme co-ordinator. Full-degree international students will also have programme-specific events during orientation week. Students should check the main UCD Orientation website for details. Graduate students should contact their supervisor or their programme administrator for further information on course-specific events.

Programme-specific orientation events

www.ucd.ie/international

Supplementary Events

Additional events include a BBQ, International Student Welcome Reception, practical information sessions, library tours, computer induction courses, walking tours of Dublin and trips to the Irish countryside. The up-to-date orientation programme will be available at www.ucd.ie/international The university-wide orientation programme will be available at www.ucd.ie

tional students We encourage interna International to take part in all UCD tation events. and UCD general orien

International Student Welcome and Information Fair Walking tours of UCD Shopping tours Traditional Irish Ceili

Movie evenings

Thurs. 6 Sept. 2012 International Student Cafe Walking tours of UCD Shopping tours Student card collection Evening social events Programme-specific orientation events

Fri. 7 Sept. 2012 Walking tours of UCD Student card collection Programme-specific orientation events

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General Services & Facilities


11.1 Restaurants There are a number of restaurants and cafes on the Belfield campus open Monday to Friday during the academic year. The Main Restaurant is located on the first floor of the Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre. There are smaller restaurants located in the Science Centre, the Agriculture & Food Science Centre and the Student Centre on campus and cafes in the Sports Centre, the Newman Building, Quinn School of Business, Architecture Building, the Conway Institute and Health Sciences Centre. The main restaurant in Blackrock is open from 08:30 to 19:00. For more information on UCD restaurants, visit www.ucd.ie/catering

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Services & Facilities

Main Restaurant Opening Hours MonDAY - Friday: 08:00 – 19:00 (term) 08:30 – 19:00 (outside term) Breakfast 08:00 – 10:00 Lunch/Dinner 12:00 – 14:30 Dinner 16:30 – 19:00 16:30 –18:30 (Friday)

UCD Main Restaurant Belfield campus map 46 D9

11.2 Bank Services Students are advised to open a bank account in Dublin as soon as possible after arrival. There is a branch of Allied Irish Banks (AIB) on campus and a branch of Bank of Ireland located opposite the main entrance. ATM’s are located outside the Library Building, the Main Restaurant, AIB bank, and the Student Centre at the Belfield Campus. To open a bank account you will need: • Passport • UCD student card • Proof of address (Can print this from your SIS Web account) AIB Bank Belfield campus map 4 C8

AIB Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, & Friday 10:00-16:00 Wednesday: 10:30-16:00 Thursday: 10:00-17:00

Bank of Ireland Student Store Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 10:00 – 16:00 Wednesday: 10:30 – 16:00 Thursday: 10:00 – 17:00

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11.3 Library

All registered UCD students are entitled to use and borrow books from the libraries. UCD has 5 main libraries: James Joyce Library, Richview Library, Blackrock, Health Sciences Library, Veterinary Library. UCD has the largest open access library in Ireland which means students have free access to most of the books in stock. Library tours are available at the beginning of each academic year and staff are always available at the information desks to help students with queries. UCD James Joyce Library Belfield campus map 36 D8

Graduate Students In addition to the normal borrowing rights at the library, graduate students in UCD may apply for an Academic Libraries Co-operating in Ireland (ALCID) card. This card allows students to have access and reference rights to the stock of participating libraries, including Dublin City University, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Trinity College Dublin among others. Applications are made at the Information Desk at any UCD library. The cards are valid for one academic year only but can be reapplied for annually. Undergraduates are not eligible for this scheme. For further information, please contact the Information Desk at any UCD library.

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Opening Hours

Opening hours vary depending on the library. The James Joyce Library operates: Monday to Friday 08:30 -23:00 Saturday 09:00 – 17:30 Sunday 09:00 – 21:00

During exam periods, the library is also open for study purposes on Sundays.


11.4 Computing services

All students have access to high speed internet, computers and an email account. Look out for Stand Up and Surf PCs (SUAS) dotted around campus. They are Skype enabled and give you handy access to email and the internet. At the beginning of your studies you will also be issued with a UCD student email account.

Getting Started Throughout Orientation week UCD IT Services provide free 20 minute student IT Induction courses from the Daedalus building. Daedalus Building Belfield campus map 17 C8 IT Induction courses are designed to familiarise the new UCD student with all they need to know about: • • • • •

How to get help • Accessing the UCD network and • using your computer account • Using the IT Services computer labs  • Accessing software applications • Using UCD Connect

eLearning Laptop services at UCD UCD Mobile app  Printing Services Saving your files

Laptops You will find many laptop areas offering easy access to the wired and wireless network. All the main campus buildings are wireless enabled. Before using the network, laptops must be registered with IT Services, located in the Daedalus Building (Belfield). Note that laptop loans are available from the IT Centres. To find a hotspot on campus log on to www.ucd.ie/itservices/itsupport

Printing You can print to a printer in a computer lab. You must pay to top up your printing credit on your student card (UCARD). To buy credit, go to a print top up machine (Daedalus Building, Ground Floor, outside G6; James Joyce Library, 1st Floor; Health Science Centre, Ground Floor, B006; Roebuck Building, adjacent Common Room) and follow instructions. Visit their website for more information at

Any computer queries can be directed to the Computing Services Help Desk

+353 1 716 2700 or helpdesk@ucd.ie

www.ucd.ie/itservices/itsupport

Copi-Print This is a printing and photocopying service located in the Newman Building, Quinn School and Blackrock campus.

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11.5 Campus Bookshop The Campus Bookshop sells a wide variety of prescribed texts. (Only new books are sold here, see below for second hand books).

11.6 Second-Hand Bookshop The Education Office of the Students’ Union is responsible for the running of the Second-Hand Bookshop. The bookshop is located on the ground floor of the Student Centre. Second-hand books can be bought and sold here or browsed online. www.ucdsu.ie/bookstore

11.7 Students’ Union The Students’ Union provides a number of services to UCD students, from shops to free entertainment. All registered UCD students automatically become members of the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union runs events on a weekly basis, including gigs, discos and special events. One of their main events is The Freshers’ Ball which is Ireland’s biggest student event. The Union also offers advisory services in education, welfare, employment and accommodation matters. Its newspaper, the University Observer, is a regular publication distributed free of charge to students. www.ucdsu.ie

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UCD Students’ Union University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Web: www.ucdsu.ie Email: su@ucdsu.ie Phone: +353 1 716 3108 Fax: +353 1 716 3109 Twitter: @ucdsu Flickr: ucdstudentsunion www.facebook.com/ucdsu


11.8 Students’ Club Central to a student’s social life in university is the Students’ Club which runs regular events and provides a games and bar service. It’s located beside the Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre on the Belfield campus. It is run by a committee of students and staff elected by the student body, and all profits go directly to providing student services. Snacks are also available here throughout the day.

11.9 Students’ Union Shops The main shop is located on the ground floor of the Library Building, with smaller shops in the Science and Engineering buildings and the Student Centre. The shops sell drinks, snacks and newspapers.

11.10 Buildings and Services If you have lost anything always report it to UCD Services as it may have been handed in. If you find anything around campus, please bring it to the Campus Services Desk located at the lower ground level in the UCD Agriculture and Food Science Building, or Blackrock services desk.

11.11 Post Office A post office is located to the rear of the ground floor of the Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre . All regular post office services are available and a postbox is situated outside the post office as well as near the Library Building. Opening times in term 09:30 to 13:30 and 14.15 to 17:30 Out of term 09:30 to 13:00 and 14:15 to 17:30 Mail collection times 11.30 with the latest posting time being 16:00 Registered Mail and Swift Post mail must be in at least 15 minutes prior to collection. BELFIELD POST OFFICE Belfield campus map 46 D9

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11.12 Student Centre

Facilities

The UCD Student Centre and UCD Sport & Fitness are at the heart of student life in UCD. The recently completed extension provides students with the most diverse student facility in Ireland.

Olympic sized swimming pool

In the Student Centre, students can spend time in the state of the art 3D cinema where we will be screening the latest blockbusters and classic films. If you prefer, why not attend any number of great events in the new drama theatre or debating chamber. Within the Student Centre you can also find a 600-seat auditorium, meeting rooms, a new TV Studio, Radio Pod, Seminar Room, a medical centre, pharmacy, barbers, newsagents and a host of great places to eat or just chill out. There is also the UCD Club House bar, where you can meet friends to have a chat or relax and watch some sport on the big screens.

Dance and Spinning studios

The newly completed extension also houses a number of top class sporting facilities, including; an Olympic sized swimming pool, a brand new gym, as well as dance and spinning studios. After your workout you can even wind down in the sauna or the jacuzzi. All of these facilities are available for students to enjoy throughout the year.

Radio Pod

Sauna/Jacuzzi Gym Drama Theatre Debating Chamber 3D Cinema 600-seat auditorium Meeting rooms New TV Studio Seminar Room Medical centre Pharmacy Barbers

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11.13 Sports Centre

UCD sporting facilities are among the best in the country and reflect the popularity and significance of sporting activity in the university. This is evident in the wide range of both indoor and outdoor facilities available. The Sports Centre also offers a full programme of fitness classes including aerobics, boxercise, circuit training, pilates and yoga as well as the Belfield Barber and Café Sport. Use of UCD’s sports facilities (excluding the natural grass pitches) are open to all students, staff, graduates and members of the public. Booking is easy, just drop into the Sports Centre reception. For queries telephone +353 1 716 2145 / 2185. So why not get a group of friends together to play soccer, tennis or basketball, or come in and use the fitness centre. The choice is yours! For full details on all the sports facilities and fitness classes please log on to www.ucd.ie/sport Please note that during term time priority is given to UCD sports clubs in terms of booking facilities. You don’t have to be a member of a sports club to use the sports facilities. Sports Centre Belfield campus map 65 E5

Sports Centre Opening Hours Monday - Friday 07:00 – 22:00 Weekend 10:00 – 17:30

Outdoor fAcilities Synthetic 5-a-side pitches 11-a-side synthetic pitch Sand Based Hockey pitch (Also divided into 7-a-side soccer pitches) National Hockey Stadium Floodlit tennis courts Synthetic rugby pitch Synthetic GAA pitch/Full sized synthetic soccer pitch 17 natural grass pitches, including the UCD Bowl. The UCD Bowl is home ground to both UCD RFC and UCD AFC.

Indoor fAcilites Climbing wall Multi purpose sports halls One small hall (suitable for table tennis/martial arts) Four squash courts Racquet/hand ball alley and 2 brand new one wall handball courts Changing rooms Studio & meeting room

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UCD GET IN GEAR

UCD International students are provided with an opportunity to try out a wide variety of activities in a non-competitive environment where the flexibility of the UCD Get in Gear timetable allows students to include exercise around a busy academic schedule. The UCD Get in Gear programmes are rolled out over a seven-week period and are offered to UCD students twice in the academic year (October and January). The programmes aim is to promote the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle while giving you a great opportunity to meet new friends here at UCD. The exercise activities will be delivered at three levels: Low Impact, High Intensity and Suitable for All to cater for a range of fitness levels participating in the programme. For further information on UCD’s Health & Exercise Programmes see www.ucd.ie/getingear

Sports Injury Together with the international physiotherapy and rehabilitation group DBC has established a leading Sports Medicine and Chartered Physiotherapy centre at the Institute for Sport and Health. The focus is on exercisebased rehabilitation, supplemented by the expert skills of Chartered Physios and Sports Doctors; led by Liam Heavin. UCD Institute for Sport & Health, Newstead Building, Block C, University College Dublin Tel: +353 1 716 3240 Fax: +353 1 716 3250 Email: belfield@dbc.ie

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11.14 Bicycle Shop The Belfield Bike Shop, situated at Belfield House, sells new and second-hand bicycles, cycling accessories, bicycle repair service. and bicyle rental.

Tel: +353 1 716 1697 Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00

11.15 Campus Garda (Police) The Campus Garda Office is located in the Newman Building. A Community Garda will be happy to answer any queries and to help process forms such as applications for grants, passports, driving licences, visas etc. The local Donnybrook Garda Station can be contacted on +353 1 666 9200.

Campus Garda Office Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:

13:00 to 14:00

11.16 Unicare UNICARE is a university service designed to enhance the security of property and the personal safety of students, staff and visitors on the UCD Belfield campus. The programme operates through the combined efforts of students, staff, the local Gardai, Buildings and Services and various groups within UCD. UNICARE red emergency phones are located throughout the campus. Services personnel provide vehicle and foot patrols on a 24-hour basis throughout the campus. If you are uncomfortable walking alone through campus at night, contact +353 1 716 1200 and a Services staff member will accompany you to your residence. emergency telephone number

+353 1 716 7999 (Internal: 7999) 11.17 UCD Crèche There has been a creche on the UCD campus (near the Clonskeagh entrance) for 30 years. Located beside a beautiful woodland area, this one storey building has two large gardens at its disposal where the children explore, have fun and play games with their friends in safety. All staff are qualified childcare professionals and are supported with further education and training. It is university policy for the centre to give students first priority. For more information, contact the manager on +353 1 269 5143 or visit

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11.18 UCD Career Development Centre The Career Development Centre offers a range of services and programmes designed to: • • •

Enable students to make career decisions and develop career action plans. Develop employability skills required for success in graduate recruitment. Facilitate effective transitions to graduate study or work by developing effective CV’s, interview skills and techniques. We achieve our aims through a range of services and products, including: One-to-one career guidance at the Career Development Centre (check our website for opening hours and details on quick query provision). A Resource Room packed with information on career entry requirements, industrial/employment sectors, graduate study, vacancy bulletins and reference books. Weekly workshops on effective CV’s, going for interview, and personal statements for graduate study (fixed periods during teaching weeks).

UCD Career Development Centre Tel: +353 1 716 7574 Email: careersreception@ucd.ie Website: www.ucd.ie/careers Twitter: @ucdcareers Facebook: www.facebook.com/ucdcareers

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 17:00

In addition to activities at the Centre, the team is proactive in engaging students through, for example, • • •

Recruitment Fairs Career Week/Graduate Study Week Lectures and Programmes

Overall, the Career Development Centre aims to provide high quality information, advice and guidance services. Come visit us at the Career Development Centre, Library Building, Belfield or go online to use our extensive range of resources and databases.

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Student Health 12.1 UCD Student Health Service

The Student Health Service provides on-campus medical, psychological and psychiatric care to registered students of the university. Appointments

All consultations with doctors, counsellors and psychiatrists are strictly by appointment (except in cases of emergency). Appointments may be made in person at reception or by phone +353 1 716 3133/3143. Due to high demand there may be a waiting time of a few days or more for an appointment. The Student Health Service does not provide full 24-hour cover and students are advised to register with a general practitioner (GP) on arrival. A visit to a general practitioner off campus costs in the region of €50 unless you have a medical card (see section 12.2). Please book a routine appointment for non-urgent problems or to follow up a pre-existing condition in advance. If you need to see a doctor urgently you should contact the Student Health Service in the morning to avail of our daily clinic for urgent appointments only. These appointments are designed to cater for an urgent condition and will be slightly shorter than a normal consultation. For further information, visit www.ucd.ie/stuhealth

Confidentiality

All consultations are treated in strict confidence. No information is given to others without a patient’s permission.

Emergency Number 999 or 112 UCD STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE Costs

€25 to see a doctor, €10 to see a nurse and €40 to see a psychiatrist. There are no charges for student counselling. For up-to-date information on costs, visit www.ucd.ie/stuhealth

Dental Treatment

There is no dental service attached to the Student Health Service and dental care is not covered to a great extent with a medical card. Dental treatment is relatively expensive in Dublin and students are advised to have a check-up before they leave home. If dental treatment is required, please ask the Student Health Service for the name of a local dentist.

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Health Service Policy on Emergencies Emergencies receive priority and are dealt with immediately by the doctors and nurses during normal opening hours. Outside opening hours please contact EASTDOC or CONTACTORS (see contact details below) or go to the nearest hospital’s Accident and Emergency unit (St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park can be used for any acute medical or psychiatric emergencies - 24 hour service). EastDoc Tel: +353 1 209 4021 Weekdays: 18:00 - 22:00 Weekends/Bank holidays: 10:00 -18:00 Contactors Tel: +353 1 830 0244 (House Call Service 24 hour service)

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12.2 Health Services in Ireland EU Nationals Students from EU Member States in possession of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to public health services in Ireland. The EHIC card is available from the health authorities in your home country. For further information and information on your entitlements to healthcare while in Ireland, please see www.ehic.ie

Non-EU Nationals

Non-EU students are advised to obtain private health insurance in Ireland (please see Health Insurers in Ireland below). UCD does not arrange health insurance for students. Non-EU students who will be resident in Ireland for a minimum of one year are eligible for public hospital treatment under the same conditions as an Irish citizen. Under this scheme, students pay €100 for a visit to accident and emergency and, if admitted to hospital, €75 per day up to a maximum of €750 for the first ten days. No further charges are imposed if a student is in hospital longer than 10 days. Students will not be covered if travelling to Northern Ireland or other EU countries. For more information non- EU students should contact their local HSE (Health Service Executive) for details. www.hse.ie Non-EU students staying less than one year must obtain private health insurance.

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Non-EU students are advised to obtain private health insurance in Ireland. Health Insurance

Non-EU students are advised to obtain private health insurance in Ireland. You can purchase insurance in your home country, however you will need to ensure that it is valid in Ireland and in any other countries you plan to travel to. There are different levels of private health insurance available. Students are advised to read their policy documents carefully. Basic medical expenses insurance is available for approximately €120 from Odon Insurance Brokers. This insurance policy will satisfy the visa requirement for private health insurance and can be obtained before students arrive in Ireland. For more information on this insurance please visit www.odon.ie/ucd More comprehensive plans are available from one of the three main private health insurance companies in Ireland: VHI, AVIVA or Quinn Healthcare. Please note that in order to apply for a policy from one of these companies you will need to provide an address in Ireland and for AVIVA’s service you need to have a PPS number (see section 17.12). Also note that medical cover does not normally begin immediately with VHI or AVIVA. There is usually a ‘waiting period’ of twenty-six weeks. VHI offers a 10% discount to UCD international students and will usually waive the ‘waiting period’. If you are interested in this scheme, please phone VHI and let them know you are a student at UCD.

12.3 Meningitis C Vaccination

HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES ODON O’Driscoll O’Neil Insurance Brokers 17 Herbert Place, Dublin 2 Tel: +353 1 639 5800 Web: www.odon.ie/ucd VHI Healthcare IDA Business Park, Dublin Road, Kilkenny Tel: +353 56 775 3200 or 1850 44 44 44 (within Ireland) Web: www.vhi.ie Aviva 1 Park Place, Hatch Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 850 71 66 66 Web: www.aviva.ie Laya Healthcare Eastgate Road, Eastgate Business Park, Little Island, Co. Cork Tel: +353 1 890 700 890 Web: www.layahealthcare.ie

The Irish Department of Health and Children has introduced a national programme to immunise everyone up to and including 22 years of age against Meningitis C. If you are within this age group we would advise you to get a vaccination against Meningitis C before you arrive. If it is not available in your own country you are advised to avail of it free of charge in the UCD Student Health Centre. Because meningitis can develop swiftly and in its early stages may be confused with colds and flu, we would ask you to note its symptoms. This is particularly important for those of you who will live with other students in either residences or apartments. The most common symptoms are vomiting, fever, severe headache, painful joints and stiff neck. As the disease progresses, the following may develop; dislike of light, disorientation, reduced awareness possibly leading to coma and development of red or purple spots on the skin that do not fade under pressure. If you suspect that you have meningitis contact your doctor immediately or attend the nearest casualty/hospital accident and emergency department.

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UCD International

Why not enter the UCD International Blog competition during your time in UCD. You could win a prize and we will feature your blog on our website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Check out what our current students are blogging about! Dublin has so much to offer including plenty of delicious cafes and restaurants to visit. Spending free time in Ireland is never an issue. Over the past few months, I have been busier and happier than I have ever been! - Brielle The Cliffs of Moher were beautiful!  Again, another must see sight when you come to Ireland. There was a little mini castle right on the edge overlooking the entire Atlantic Ocean!  Amazing, amazing, amazing! - Stevie Overall, I believe the MBA experience is enhanced outside the basic activities of lecturers, assignments, and group work. I was impressed and motivated by several of my classmates who invested themselves in club activities, special event planning, and work outside of the classroom. - Justin St Patricks means a lot to the Irish it is a celebration of Ireland and everything Irish. Dublin, proud to be designated as the European City of Science for 2012, used this theme for their parade this year. Different Irish counties each represented different areas of science (electricity, climatology, human biology etc) in their utmost creativity. - Hansaem I am officially done with my first semester at UCD! Finals really weren’t as bad as I feared they would be. I feel good about the tests and now all I can do is wait for my results in January. It feels great to be finally done! - Marcella We walked across the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, which is 75 feet in the air.  It was so beautiful, one of the most beautiful views I have seen so far.  At one point Adele and I were standing looking at the bridge, the Island, the water, the green hills and the cliffs and we could not believe how breath taking it was. -Callan I wish I could talk all day about the priceless things I’ve experienced and the wonderful things I’ve learned. Studying abroad not only gives me a chance to learn about the places I go and the people I meet, but it gives me a chance to learn about myself and my own country, and those are invaluable pieces of knowledge. - Patrick

Send your blog updates to international@ucd.ie UCDInternational

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There are over 100 clubs and societies registered with the Students’ Union ranging from sports to academic interests. You can join any of these clubs and societies during Fresher’s Week (second week of Autumn term). This is a very important aspect of student life in the university. The selection and variety of the different clubs and societies is huge, and no matter what your interests there will be a group that caters for you. There are many events going on every day to choose from – a match, a film, concert, play or a party. Joining clubs and societies is the best way to meet people in UCD - and most sports clubs cater for beginners. See appendix 5 for a list of UCD clubs and societies. For further information visit www.ucd.ie/sportandsocieties.htm

UCD International Students’ Society The UCD International Students’ Society organises social and cultural events throughout the year. It is open to both international and Irish students, with the aim of encouraging integration and creating an atmosphere from which all students will benefit. Facebook : ISSUCD Email: iss@ucd.ie

Erasmus Student Network UCD Erasmus Student Network UCD was established in 2006 by Irish students who had returned from their exchange experience. It is a full member of ESN International, linking it with over 390 universities across Europe. With over 500 members every year, ESN bases its values on ‘students helping students’ and they welcome students from all over the world. They organise social integration events which include parties, language exchanges and weekend trips around the country. They also provide information to Irish students wishing to study abroad and practical support and first contact to international students who arrive here in UCD. Facebook: Erasmus Student Network UCD Email: esn.ucd@gmail.com

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UCDVO

UCD Volunteers Overseas is a charitable organisation which offers students, staff and alumni of University College Dublin the opportunity to engage in voluntary work in developing countries.  UCDVO currently runs projects in India, Haiti, Nicaragua and Tanzania, and works alongside local communities in carrying out small-scale development projects which respond to local needs. UCDVO works on projects in the areas of education, environment, healthcare, construction and information technology. Projects take place for four weeks over June/July and an average of 100 volunteers travel each year. UCDVO not only provides opportunities for volunteers and host communities to share and develop skills, it also generates greater understanding and respect for differing cultures and life experiences. Volunteers who participate in the UCDVO programme take part in development education training workshops pre-departure and on return. The UCDVO programme runs over one academic year. Applications for the 2012/13 programme will open online www.ucdvo.org on the 17th September 2012 and following an interview process, volunteers will be selected by the beginning of November. Each volunteer has a fundraising target of €2,500 which must be reached before travelling in June. Volunteers carry out events such as table quizzes, bag-packs, sponsored walks/cycles/runs, and coffee mornings to raise funds throughout the year. These funds support the volunteers’ participation costs as well as the project implementation, i.e. building a school, running an education programme for disadvantaged children, setting up computer labs, or working on a flood prevention project. For more information please visit www.ucdvo.org www.facebook.com/ucdvo

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CONTACT DETAILS UCD Volunteers Overseas, UCD International, Gerard Manley Hopkins Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 7168570 Email: caroline@ucdvo.org

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16.1 Buses from Dublin Airport to City

AIRCOACH TIMES

Dublin Airport is 10 km north of the city centre. Aircoach, a private bus service from Dublin Airport to the city centre and destinations south of the River Liffey, operates two circuits. One circuit passes by the main entrance to UCD on the Stillorgan Road. Another circuit serves Ballsbridge and Donnybrook.

This service departs Dublin Airport at the following times:

The Aircoach route map can be found in Appendix 8. For full details, please see

04:00-06:00 06:00-20:00 08:00-00:00 00:00-04:00

Every 20 min. Every 10 min. Every 20 min. Every hour

www.aircoach.ie

16.2 Taxis from Dublin Airport to City Centre If you arrive in the airport after 20:00, you should take a taxi to your destination. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs approximately €25 and an additional €15 from the city centre to UCD, Belfield. Taxi drivers may add extra charges for each passenger and for luggage. If staying on the Belfield campus, you should advise taxi drivers to enter the campus via the Fosters Avenue entrance. The student residences are signposted.

16.3 Buses from City Centre to UCD Dublin Bus runs all public bus services in the greater Dublin area (including DART train connection buses). Timetables of the buses serving UCD are available on www.dublinbus.ie Please note that Dublin Bus operates an exact fare system. The driver does not give change but rather issues a passenger refund ticket, which can only be exchanged for the money owed at the Dublin Bus office in O’Connell Street. Alternatively, you can purchase prepaid bus tickets in the Students’ Union shop and online at www.dublinbus.ie

16.4 Nitelink Dublin Bus operates a night-time bus service called Nitelink, which runs from the city centre to the suburbs. The Nitelink fare costs €5. Although often noisy and crowded on weekends, these buses are safe, convenient and cheap and a good alternative to taxis. For further information on bus time tables and fares contact: www.dublinbus.ie

Dublin Bus 59 Upper O’Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: +353 1 872 0000 Monday – Friday: 8:30- 17:30 Saturday: 9:00 - 14:00 Sunday/Public Holidays: 9:30 -14:00

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16.5 Ferry Terminals Sea ferries operate between France and Ireland and Britain and Ireland. Dublin has two ferry terminals, located at the North Wall and Dun Laoghaire. Rosslare Ferry Terminal in Wexford and Cork Ferry Terminal have direct train connections with Dublin.

16.6 Student Travelcard Students can avail of a reduced rate for travel on trains and buses once they have purchased a Student Travelcard. If you are enrolled full-time at UCD, you can purchase a Student Travelcard. The Student Travelcard costs €15. Application forms are available from the Student Travelcard Express Agent in the Bookshop in the Student Centre (+353 1 7163108) or from www.studenttravelcard.ie

16.7 Dublin Bikes Dublinbikes is a self-service bike rental system open to everyone from 14 years of age. With 40 stations and 450 dbs (bikes), it enables you to travel through the city centre, commute and get out and about to enjoy Dublin city at your leisure. All stations are equipped for Long Term Hire Card and 3 Day Ticket users. You can enjoy the many benefits of a Long Term Hire Card for just €10. A 3 Day Ticket costs €2. The first 30 minutes of use is free on every db. After this first half-hour, a service charge applies. www.dublinbikes.ie

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The ferry companies operating to and from Ireland are: Stena Sealink Tel: +353 1 204 7777 Web: www.stenaline.ie Irish Ferries Tel: + 353 818 300 400 Web: www.irishferries.ie Brittany Ferries Tel: +353 21 427 7801 Web: www.brittanyferries.ie


16.8 Travel within Ireland Bus Éireann (Irish Bus) Irish Bus has a nationwide network of buses serving all of the major Irish cities outside the Dublin area. In addition, there is an interlink service connecting these major points to small towns or villages. Buses leave from and arrive at, Busaras (Central Bus Station), which is located in the city centre, near Connolly Station. www.buseireann.ie

Iarnród Éirean (Irish Rail) Irish Rail operates services to all provincial cities from two stations in Dublin, Heuston Station and Connolly Station, both of which are located in the city centre. There are two classes, standard class (economy) and super standard (1st class). With a Student Travelcard students may avail of discounts on train journeys. You can also avail of cheap fares by booking online. www.irishrail.ie

Private Bus Companies There are also a number of private bus companies which serve towns and cities outside of Dublin. www.busstation.net/busuk/busire.htm

DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) Within the Dublin area, the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART), runs along the coast from Howth in the north of Dublin to Greystones near the south. The times of the DART vary between every five minutes at rush hour to every half hour. The nearest station to UCD is Sydney Parade - the no.3 bus connects to Belfield. www.irishrail.ie

Luas The Luas operates two tramlines servicing Dublin city centre and suburbs: the Green line connects Brides Glen to St. Stephen’s Green. The Red Line connects Tallaght to The O2 arena. Trams run every 5 minutes at peak time and every 10-15 minutes at other times. Please note that the Green Line and the Red Line do not connect. The Student Travelcard is valid on the Luas. www.luas.ie

Taxis Taxis are available in all cities at hotels, rail or bus stations or at taxi ranks, which are clearly marked. If a taxi is ordered, there may be a pickup charge. Usually a €1 tip is given to the taxi driver.

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16.9 Driving Licence Obtaining a full driving licence in Ireland is a lengthy and complicated process. However, if you are from one of the countries listed below, you are able to use/exchange your licence for an Irish driving licence. The full list of EU/EEA and other states with which Ireland has an agreement and recognises full driving permits issued by competent authorities is as follows: EU countries and the following countries: • • • • •

Australia Gibraltar Guernsey Isle of Man Japan

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Jersey South Africa South Korea Switzerland

Please contact your nearest Motor Tax Office for further information on exchanging/using your licence in Ireland. If you are not from one of these countries and you have a national driving licence or international driving licence, you are permitted to drive in Ireland for the duration of your temporary visit (up to 12 months). This can be useful for renting cars for occasional use. However, if you wish to purchase your own car, you must note that most insurance agencies will not recognize a foreign (nonEU) driver’s licence. In order to get car insurance, you must first get an Irish licence.

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Provisional Licence The first step is to get a ‘provisional licence’. In order to get a provisional Irish driver’s licence, you must first obtain a PPS Number (see section 17.12) and pass a driver theory test. The fee for the test is currently €40.60 and you can download an application form from the following website: www.dtts.ie/english/driver-theory-test Once you have passed the driver theory test, you will be issued with a Theory Test Certificate, which you will need to apply for your provisional licence. To request an application, send an email to motortax@dublincity.ie. You will then be issued with a provisional licence. Please note that provisional drivers must have a fully licenced driver in the car with you.

Full Driving Licence In order to get a full driving licence you must have a valid provisional licence and pass a practical driving test. You can apply for a test date at www.drivingtest.ie. The current fee is €85 and the average waiting time in Dublin is 20 weeks. The average pass rate is around 50%. A test date will be sent to you approximately 4-5 weeks before you are due to take the test. You must also complete an Essential Driver Training (EDT) course before your test. This is a course of 12 one-hour lessons. As you complete each lesson, your Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) will record your progress in a specially issued logbook. On the day of your driving test, you should bring your completed logbook (on the appointed test date) as you may be required to show it to the examiner. For further information on driving in Ireland, please see www.drivingtest.ie

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Living and Working in Dublin 17 .1 Language English is the common language in Ireland, although Irish is the first official language. Accents differ from one county to another and even from different areas of Dublin. Initially it can be confusing. You should not expect to understand everything that Irish people say to you. If you don’t understand what someone is saying, or if you find a person is speaking too fast, just smile and ask them to slow down. There are so many words and phrases that Irish people use which can seem strange when first encountered. We often say ‘sure that’s grand’ meaning ‘that’s fine’ or ‘that’s okay’, some people will also say a ‘grand’ when referring to ‘a thousand Euro’ - it can be confusing! We walk on the ‘footpath’ not the ‘pavement’ or the ‘sidewalk,’ we go to the ‘cinema’ not to the ‘movies’ (although ‘movies’ is beginning to come into usage). ‘Cheers’ isn’t just for when you’re having a drink. It’s also an informal way of saying ‘thank you’. ‘Craic’ pronounced ‘crack’ is used a lot and can mean many things; including ‘it was great craic last night’ (it was great fun last night).

17.2 Irish (Gaeilge) Irish is a Celtic language which was spoken countrywide until the middle of the nineteenth century. Today, Irish is spoken in the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) areas and is an official language of the EU. It is not spoken very widely in Dublin though many Irish people are now taking a new interest in learning it. Bord na Gaeilge was established in UCD in 1997 to promote the wider use of Irish on the Campus. It organises Irish language classes throughout the academic year for total beginners, as well as informal social evenings with Irish traditional music and singing, weekend courses in the Gaeltacht and cultural courses. The first course for beginners runs from late September until December for 8 weeks. There are also courses starting in January and in April. If you are interested in applying for a place, please contact the Irish Language Officer. Irish language officer Clár Ní Bhuachalla Newman Building, UCD, Tel: +353 1 716 8208 Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Email: oifigeach.gaeilge@ucd.ie

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17.3 English courses For full information on English Language courses, please contact: Applied Language Centre Daedalus Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 716 7900 Email: info@alc.ucd.ie Web: www.ucd.ie/alc

17.4 Currency The official currency of Ireland since January 2002 is the Euro (€). One euro is equivalent to 100 cent and coins come in 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, €1 and €2 denominations. Notes are €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. The euro can be used throughout the sixteen countries in the Eurozone which are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. If you wish to see what Euro notes and coins look like go to www.gov.ie/ecbi-euro/notes.htm You can convert the currency of your country into Euro log on to www.xe.com

17.5 Gardaí The police in Ireland are called ‘Garda Síochána’or for short ‘Garda’, plural ‘Gardaí’ (pronounced ‘gardee’). They patrol the streets on foot and in cars and are unarmed. They are very helpful and can be asked for assistance if you are lost, in need of directions or have encountered any trouble. There is a campus Garda office (see Section 11.15). The nearest Garda station to Belfield is located in Donnybrook opposite the Bank of Ireland. For further information go to www.garda.ie

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17.6 Food If you are cooking for yourself, you will find all of the basic foods in the main supermarkets (Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Superquinn, Supervalu). Outlets of these supermarkets are numerous throughout Dublin and there should be one relatively near to where you are living. Tesco and Superquinn offer grocery delivery services. Food may be quite different from what you are used to at home, however the bigger supermarket outlets usually stock a wide range of foods and there should be something to suit your taste. The supermarkets sell beans, rice, spices, etc. but there are also some good specialist food shops located in Dublin, such as the Oriental Emporium, 25 South. Great George’s Street and Upper Abbey Street, The Asian Food Store on Camden Street and The Runner Bean on Nassau Street. Halal meats are sold in shops around Kelly’s Corner, at the south end of Camden Street and in the shop attached to the Mosque in Clonskeagh. A great range of food stuffs particularly aimed at vegetarians can be found at Down to Earth Health Foods, South Great Georges Street. Every Saturday a market selling all sorts of vegetables and organic food is run in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar. Lidl and Aldi are discount supermarkets which sell food for approximately 1/3 lower than the main supermarkets. The selection is limited and lines at the checkout can be long, but they are great alternatives to the main supermarkets. The closest Lidl store to the Belfield Campus is located in Deans Grange (take Bus 46A in the direction of Dun Laoghaire). The nearest Aldi is located on Parnell Street in the city centre.

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17.7 Dublin Social Life Dublin is a great city to come and spend some time in. It is the cultural heart of Ireland and as such has lots of amenities including cinemas and theatres. It is also home to the Phoenix Park, one of the largest city parks in Western Europe. Temple Bar is a popular area in Dublin city, with many restaurants and pubs. This area has become attractive for tourists but can be relatively expensive, however it is well worth a visit. There are other student friendly areas of the city where prices are lower and many stores offer student discounts if you show your student card when purchasing items.

Nightclubs

There are also plenty of nightclubs in the city, including TriPod, NV, Dicey Reilly’s and D2. For a list of nightclubs in Dublin log on to www.dublinuncovered.net/nightclubs.html

Cinemas

Dublin is well served by cinemas. The closest cinema to UCD is UCI in Stillorgan. The Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar shows a variety of alternative films as does the Lighthouse in Smithfield and Cineworld and the Savoy cinemas show the latest films on general release.

Theatres

Dublin has a strong theatre heritage and there are many famous Irish playwrights. Theatres, such as The Abbey (www. abbeytheatre.ie) and Gate (www.gate-theatre.ie), provide a good variety of plays (an enjoyable way to improve your English).

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Restaurants

Restaurants range widely in price, there are many inexpensive places to eat, such as pizzerias and pasta restaurants. There are also plenty of ethnic restaurants. Many Dubliners now make the most of ‘early bird specials’ which offer a limited menu for a very reasonable price.

Museums and Art Galleries

Many museums and art galleries can be visited free of charge. The most popular choices that are not to be missed while in Dublin are the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History and the National Museum of Ireland – Natural History (www. museum.ie). The National Gallery of Ireland (www.nationalgallery.ie), Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art (www.hughlane.ie), Irish Museum of Modern Art (www.modernart.ie), Chester Beatty Library (www.cbl.ie), and Dublin Castle (www. dublincastle.ie) are also worth visiting.

Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish music can be heard in many pubs and bars in the city. Johnnie Fox’s is situated in the Wicklow Mountains and receives lots of visitors. O’Donaghues on Merrion Row is less often visited by tourists and so is a little more authentic. Several pubs also specialise in jazz and fusion music, while classical music is available at the National Concert Hall www.nch.ie www.indublin.ie www.ticketmaster.ie www.entertainmentireland.ie www.visitdublin.com

17.8 Publications The Event Guide

The Event Guide is available in newspaper format and is free. You can pick one up in most shops, libraries and cafes.

The Ticket

The Friday edition of the Irish Times newspaper has an entertainment section called ‘The Ticket’ which has full details of events for the week ahead.

University Events

For university events, check with the International Students’ Society, ESN the Students’ Union and on the noticeboards around the university.

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17.9 Mobile Phones You may want to buy a mobile phone when you come to Ireland. We would advise you to compare the cost of a ‘pay as you go’ mobile phone and a phone with a monthly bill. There are several mobile phone companies in Ireland including: O2, Vodafone and Meteor. Each company has several outlets in the city centre. You can buy credit for mobile phones in newsagents. Once you open a bank account you can also buy credit at the ATM or online using Internet banking. Phones can be purchased online and each website gives you a store locator. If you get a mobile phone, please don’t forget to switch it off during lectures/tutorials/practicals. For further information log on to: www.o2.ie www.vodafone.ie www.meteor.ie

17.10 Cost Of Living The cost of living in Dublin can be quite high though it very much depends on each student’s individual needs. We have estimated a few scenarios based on individual circumstances. Please bear in mind that these are estimates only and that each individual will have their own financial needs based on their own lifestyle. Here is a list of the cost of some everyday items in Ireland: Milk (1 litre) €1.22 Loaf of Bread €1.69 Butter (500g) €1.80 Sugar (1kg) €1.99

Coffee (200g) €3.99 Tea (160 bags) €6.19 Coca Cola (2l) €1.69 Big Mac Meal €6.30

On-campus accommodation must be paid in three installments but works out at approximately €560 to €675 per month.

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Monthly budget estimates Student living in self-catering accommodation in his/her own room in a family home: Accommodation Food Textbooks Monthly commuter ticket Clothes, entertainment, other living expenses

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€300 €250 €100 €80 €250 €980


17.11 Entitlement To Employment International students engaged in full-time study of at least one year’s duration (on a course leading to a qualification which is recognised by the Irish Department of Education and Science) currently do not need a work permit to work in Ireland. This, however, is likely to change.

EU/EEA Nationals

EU/EEA nationals have the same entitlement to take up employment as that of an Irish person with the exception of Bulgarian and Romanian citizens, who need work permits.

Non-EU/EEA Students

Non-EU/EEA students who meet the above criteria are entitled to work 20 hours per week during term time and up to 40 hours per week during the university holidays. The entitlement to take up employment ceases once your student visa runs out. Following completion of your studies, if you wish to continue in employment, you will need to switch to the ‘Graduate Scheme’ and then obtain a work permit. Although you may be entitled to work up to 20 hours per week you should not rely on having to work while you are here. Pursuing a course of study is very demanding and part-time work might affect your studies. You are also required by the Garda National Immigration Bureau to show that you have enough money when entering Ireland to fund yourself for the academic year. www.entemp.ie

Graduate Scheme

Graduates of UCD are eligible to remain in Ireland for up to 6 months after the successful completion of their degree for the purpose of seeking employment. Graduates can work up to 40-hours per week during the 6 months after they have received their results. Further information and application procedures are available at: www.entemp.ie

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17.12 PPS Number All employees in Ireland have a PPS number for tax purposes. If you are looking for a job you must apply for a PPS number. Applications are made through your local social welfare office. You can find where your nearest social welfare office is by looking in the Golden Pages directory under ‘Government Departments’ or call into the International Office for details. You will need to take the following with you: EU/EEA Students: • •

Passport Proof of Address (utility bill in your name/ bank statement/letter from Student Desk stating your address)

Non-EU Students: • • • • •

Passport Garda registration card UCD student card Proof of address (students can print this from their SIS Web account) Letter from Student Desk stating you are a student in UCD

17.13 Employment Websites There are many websites which cater to specific searches for jobs. These sites will give tips on how to apply for jobs and help you to build a CV. www.monster.ie www.jobs.ie

www.irishjobs.ie

17.14 Students’ Union Employment office The Students’ Union Employment Office provides listings of available part-time jobs for students as well as maintaining a file on employment law. If you are working, and encounter any problems with your employer or queries regarding the job itself, The Accommodation and Employment Officer will be able to assist in informing you of your rights.

17.15 Volunteer Work Many students like to work in voluntary organisations during their stay in Ireland. The following websites provide extensive information about the organisations and tell you how to volunteer your services: www.volunteer.ie

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PPS Number Application

The closest office to the Belfield campus is: King’s Inns Office 20 King’s Inns Street Dublin 1 Tel: +353 1 889 9500 Opening hours Monday - Friday: 09:30 – 16:00 Thursday: 10:30 -16:00


Appendix 1 Colleges and Schools of University College Dublin

Appendix 2 List of Youth Hostels/Budget Accommodation

Appendix 3 List of Estate Agents for Off-Campus Accommodation

Appendix 4 Countries who Passport Holders do not require visas to enter Ireland

Appendix 5 List of Societies in University College Dublin List of Sports Clubs in University College Dublin

Appendix 6 Useful Addresses in University College Dublin Useful websites in University College Dublin

Appendix 7 Useful Addresses and Websites in Dublin

Appendix 8 Maps: Aircoach Route Map University College Dublin Campus Map Dublin and University College Dublin Map Blackrock Campus Map Dublin Street Map

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APPENDIX 1 Colleges and Schools of University College Dublin in 2011/2012 UCD College of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science UCD School of Veterinary Medicine UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies UCD School of Archaeology UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy UCD School of Classics UCD School of English, Drama and Film UCD School of History and Archives UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics UCD School of Languages and Literatures UCD School of Music UCD College of Business and Law UCD School of Business UCD School of Law UCD College of Engineering and Architecture UCD School of Architecture UCD School of Biosystems Engineering UCD School of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering UCD College of Health Sciences UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Performance Science

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UCD College of Human Sciences UCD School of Applied Social Science UCD School of Economics UCD School of Education UCD School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy UCD School of Information and Library Studies UCD School of Philosophy UCD School of Politics and International Relations UCD School of Psychology UCD School of Social Justice UCD School of Sociology UCD College of Science UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science UCD School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics UCD School of Geological Sciences UCD School of Mathematical Sciences UCD School of Physics


APPENDIX 2 List of Youth Hostels/Budget Acomodation Prices start from €15 per night and weekly rates may be available. Abbey Court 29 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 1 878 0700 Fax: +353 1 878 0719 Email: info@abbey-court.com Web: www.abbey-court.com Abraham House 82/83 Lr. Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 1 855 0600 Fax: +353 1 855 0598 Email: stay@abraham-house.ie Web: www.abraham-house.ie Ashfield House 19/20 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 679 7734 Fax: +353 1 679 0852 Email: ashfield@indigo.ie Web: www.ashfieldhouse.ie Avalon House 55 Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 475 0001 Fax: +353 1 475 0303 Email: info@avalon-house.ie Web: www.avalon-house.ie Barnacles Temple Bar House, 19 Temple Lane, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 671 6277 Fax: +353 1 671 6591 Email: tbh@barnacles.ie Web: www.barnacles.ie

Isaac’s Hostel 2/5 Frenchman’s Lane, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 1 855 6215 Fax: +353 1 855 6574 Email: hostel@isaacs.ie Web: www.isaacs.ie Jacob’s Inn 21-28 Talbot Place, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 1 855 5660 Fax: +353 1 855 5664 Email: jacobs@isaacs.ie Web: www.isaacs.ie Kinlay House 2-12 Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 679 6644 Fax: +353 1 679 7437 Email: info@kinlaydublin.ie Web: www.kinlayhouse.ie Litton Lane Hostel 2-4 Litton Lane, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 1 872 8389 Fax: +353 1 872 0039 Email: litton@irish-hostel.com Web: www.irish-hostel.com Marlborough Hostel 81-82 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1. Tel: +353 1 874 7629/7812 Fax: +353 1 874 5172 Email: mail@marlboroughhostel.com Web: www.marlboroughhostel.com

Dublin International Youth Hostel 61 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 7. Tel: +353 1 830 4555 Fax: +353 1 830 5808 Email: reception@anoige.ie Web: www.anoige.ie

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APPENDIX 3 List of Estate Agents for oFf-campus accommodation Abbott Matthews & Co. 40 Dame Street (corner of Trinity Street), Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 679 2434 Fax: +353 1 679 2453 Email: info@abbottmatthews.com Web: www.abbottmatthews.com

Lisney 24 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 638 2700 Fax: +353 1 676 6540 Email: dublin@lisney.com Web: www.lisney.com

Christies Estate Agents 21 Waterloo Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Tel: +353 1 667 00 99 Fax: +353 1 667 01 07 Web: www.christiespmp.com

Lowe & Associates 142 Lr. Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Tel: +353 1 496 0844 Fax: +353 1 496 0501 Email: rathmines@lowe.ie Web: www.lowe.ie

Dial-a-Short-let 80 Haddington Road, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 667 2541 Fax: +353 1 668 5911 Email: info@dialashortlet.com Web: www.dialashortlet.com

Also check the websites: www.daft.ie www.independent.ie www.let.ie www.myhome2let.ie www.letbynet.com

Dublin Letting Co. 89 Rathgar Road, Dublin 6. Tel: +353 1 490 6822 Fax: +353 1 490 6844 Email: info@dublinlettingcompany.com Web: www.dublinlettingcompany.com Home Locators 35 Dawson Street (opp Mansion House), Dublin 2. Tel: +353 1 679 5233/679 5214 Fax: +353 1 679 2715 Email: info@homelocators.ie Web: www.homelocators.ie

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APPENDIX 4 COUNTRIES WHOSE PASSPORT HOLDERS do NOT REQUIRE VISAS TO ENTER IRELAND N.B. The list below is correct as at May 2012. However, it is important to note that additions and deletions are regularly made to the non-visa lists. If in doubt contact Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, Tel: +353 1 616 7700 and ask for Visa Section or check www.inis.gov.ie Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia Austria Bahamas Barbados Belgium Belize Bolivia Botswana Brazil Brunei Bulgaria Canada Chile Costa Rica Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Dominica El Salvador Estonia Fiji Finland France Germany Greece Grenada

Guatemala Guyana Honduras Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region)1 Hungary Iceland Israel Italy Japan Kiribati Latvia Lesotho Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau (Special Administrative Region) Malawi Malaysia Maldives Malta Mexico Monaco Nauru Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Norway Panama

Paraguay Poland Portugal Romania Saint Kitts & Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Seychelles Singapore Slovak Republic Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Spain Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Tuvalu United Kingdom & Colonies United States of America Uruguay Vanuatu Vatican City Venezuela

HONG KONG SAR (Special Administrative Region) A person in possession of a Hong Kong certificate of identity requires an entry visa for the State. Persons who are holders of a British Hong Kong Passport who have a right of abode in Great Britain do not require entry visas. Persons who are holders of a British Hong Kong Passport who have a right of abode in Hong Kong only do not require entry visas but they are subject to full foreign national controls in respect of registration, permission to remain, work permits etc.

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APPENDIX 5 List of Societies in University College Dublin Full details available from: Students’ Consultative Forum (Tel: +353 1 716 3100) Actuary & Financial Agricultural Science Amnesty International Archaeology Architecture Arts Biochemical Biological Business & Legal Chemical Chemical Engineering China Students Christian Union Civil Engineering Classical Comedy Commerce & Economics Computer Science CTN Cumann Dramaiochta Cumann Gaelach DJ Dramatic Dutch E.L.S. Economics EFAS Electrical Engineering Engineering Equality ESN Fashion Fianna Fail

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Film & Video Fine Gael Forestry French Gaisce Games Geography Geological German Greens History Humanist International Students Internet IPA Islamic Italian Jazz Juggling Labour Landscape Architecture Law LGBT Life Literary & Historical Living Stones Malaysian Mathematical Mature Students Mechanical Engineering Medical Microbiology Music

Musical NEUSS Newman Nurses Outreach Pagan People before Profit Pharmtox Philosophy Photographic Physiology Physiotherapy Psychology Quinn Radiography Rotoract Russian Students Scientific SFFS Social Science Socialist Workers Socialist Youth Spanish St. Vincent dePaul Structural Engineering Student Legal Service Suas Traditional Music Veg Veterinary Visual Arts VO World Aid


APPENDIX 5 List of Sports Clubs in University College Dublin Information and contact details available from www.ucd.ie/sport/clubs/clubslist/ Aikido American Football Archery Athletics Badminton Ladies Basketball Men’s Basketball Ladies Boat Men’s Boat Boxing Camogie Canoe Capoeira Caving & Potholing Equestrian Fencing Ladies Gaelic Football Men’s Gaelic Football Ladies & Men’s Golf Handball Ladies Hockey Men’s Hockey Hurling Karate Kite Lacrosse Lau Gar Kickboxing Mountaineering Netball Ninjitsu Olympic Handball

Orienteering Pool & Snooker Rifle Men’s Rugby Women’s Rugby Sailing Shaolin Kung Fu Snow Sports Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Squash Sub Aqua Surf Swimming Table Tennis Tae Kwon Do Tai Chi Chuan Tennis Trampoline Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball Windsurfing Wrestling

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APPENDIX 6 Useful Addresses in University College Dublin Accommodation Office UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Email: residences@ucd.ie Admissions Office Student Desk Tierney (Administration) Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 716 1555 Email: studentdesk@ucd.ie admissions@ucd.ie Assessment and Logistics Unit (Examinations) Student Desk Tierney (Administration) Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 716 1555 Email: assessment@ucd.ie Fees and Grants Office Student Desk Tierney (Administration) Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 716 1554 Email: fees@ucd.ie UCD Graduate Studies UCD Research, University College Dublin, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 716 4044 / 4043 Email: graduatestudies@ucd.ie UCD International Gerald Manley Hopkins Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 716 8500 Fax: +353 1 716 1165 Email: international@ucd.ie UCD Registry Student Desk Tierney (Administration) Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 716 1554 Email: studentdesk@ucd.ie

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Student Health Service Student Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 716 3133/3134 Fax: +353 1 716 3145 Students Union Student Centre, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Tel: +353 1 716 3108 Email: su@ucd.ie Merville Accommodation Office UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 716 1034 Fax: +353 1 716 1154 Email: accommodation.office@ucd.ie Roebuck Hall Accommodation Office UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 716 1005 Fax: +353 1 716 1154 Email: roebuckhall@ucd.ie Glenomena Accommodation Office UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 716 1030 Fax: +353 1 716 1039 Email: info.glenomena@ucd.ie Belgrove Accommodation Office UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 716 8777 Fax: +353 1 269 7500 Email: residences@ucd.ie Blackrock Accommodation Office UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland. Tel: +353 1 716 8807 Fax: 353 1 716 8072 Email: blackrock.residence@ucd.ie Proby Accommodation Office UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin Tel: +353 1 716 8807 Fax: +353 1 716 8072 Email: blackrock.residence@ucd.ie


APPENDIX 6 Useful Websites in University College Dublin Main UCD Website: www.ucd.ie UCD International Office: www.ucd.ie/international UCD Admissions Office: www.ucd.ie/horizons UCD Graduate Studies Office: www.ucd.ie/pgstudy UCD Fees Office: www.ucd.ie/fees UCD Assessment and Logistics Office (Exams): www.ucd.ie/registry/assessment UCD Registry: www.ucd.ie/registry UCD Library: www.ucd.ie/library Student Information System: www.ucd.ie/sisadmin/stuweb Applied Language Centre: www.ucd.ie/alc

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APPENDIX 7 Useful Addresses in Dublin Bord Failte (Tourism Board) Baggot Street Bridge Baggot Street Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: 1850 230 330 Web: www.discoverireland.ie

Iarnrod Eireann (Irish Rail) Head Office Connolly Station Dublin 1, Ireland Passenger Information (incl. DART): Tel: +353 1 8366222/1850 366 222 Web: www.irishrail.ie

Bus Atha Cliath (Dublin Bus) 59 Upper O’Connell Street Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: +353 1 873 4222 Web: www.dublinbus.ie

Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) 41 Morehampton Road Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 660 5233 Fax: +353 1 668 2320 Email: office@icosirl.ie Web: www.icosirl.ie

Bus Eireann (Irish Bus) Busáras (Central Bus Station) Store Street Dublin 1, Ireland Tel: +353 1 836 6111 Web: www.buseireann.ie Dublin Tourism Centre Suffolk Street Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 1 437 0969 Web: www.visitdublin.com Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) Visa Section 13-14 Burgh Quay Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 1 616 7700 Web: www.inis.gov.ie

Justice, Equality & Law Reform, Department of 13-14 Burgh Quay Dublin 2, Ireland Tel: +353 1 616 7700 (10:00 to 12:30 Mon - Fri) Web: www.justice.ie Garda Síochána (Police) Donnybrook Dublin 4, Ireland Tel: +353 1 666 9200 Web: www.garda.ie Garda Confidential Freephone: 1800 666 111

Useful Websites in Dublin Irish Council for International Students: International Education Board of Ireland: Association for Higher Education Access and Disability: Information on Public Services: Government of Ireland: Irish Government International Directory: Tourism in Ireland: Irish Tourist Board: Information about each county in Ireland: www.local.ie Dublin Tourism:

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e xd e x em d eicmInicdIn A caAdca UCDUCD College College of Agriculture, of Agriculture, FoodFood Science Science and Veterinary and Veterinary Medicine Medicine UCDUCD School School of Agriculture of Agriculture and Food and Food Science Science 2, 592, 59 UCDUCD School School of Veterinary of Veterinary Medicine Medicine 73, 74 73, 74 UCDUCD College College of Arts of Arts and Celtic and Celtic Studies Studies UCDUCD School School of Archaeology of Archaeology 16, 36, 16,56 36, 56 UCDUCD School School of ArtofHistory Art History and Cultural and Cultural Policy Policy 36 36 UCDUCD School School of Classics of Classics 36 36 UCDUCD School School of English, of English, Drama Drama and Film and Film 25, 36, 25,39 36, 39 UCDUCD School School of History of History and Archives and Archives 27, 29, 27,36 29, 36 UCDUCD School School of Irish, of Irish, CelticCeltic Studies, Studies, Irish Irish Folklore Folklore and Linguistics and Linguistics 36 36 UCDUCD School School of Languages of Languages and Literatures and Literatures 36, 39 36, 39 UCDUCD School School of Music of Music 36 36 UCDUCD College College of Business of Business and Law and Law UCDUCD School School of Business of Business UCDUCD School School of Law of Law

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UCDUCD College College of Engineering of Engineering and Architecture and Architecture UCDUCD School School of Architecture of Architecture 43, 47, 43,49, 47,50, 49,52, 50,54 52, 54 UCDUCD School School of Biosystems of Biosystems Engineering Engineering 19 19 UCDUCD School School of Chemical of Chemical and Bioprocess and Bioprocess Engineering Engineering 19 19 UCDUCD School School of Civil, of Civil, Structural Structural and and Environmental Environmental Engineering Engineering 19 19 UCDUCD School School of Electrical, of Electrical, Electronic Electronic and and Communications Communications Engineering Engineering 12, 1912, 19 UCDUCD School School of Mechanical of Mechanical and Materials and Materials Engineering Engineering 12, 1912, 19 UCDUCD College College of Health of Health Sciences Sciences UCDUCD School School of Medicine of Medicine and Medical and Medical Science Science15, 26 15, 26 UCDUCD School School of Nursing, of Nursing, Midwifery Midwifery and Health and Health Systems Systems 26 26 UCDUCD School School of Public of Public Health, Health, Physiotherapy Physiotherapy and Performance and Performance Science Science 26 26 UCDUCD College College of Human of Human Sciences Sciences UCDUCD School School of Applied of Applied SocialSocial Science Science 25 25 UCDUCD School School of Economics of Economics 26 26 UCDUCD School School of Education of Education 36, 43, 36,54 43, 54 UCDUCD School School of Information of Information and Library and Library Studies Studies 29 29 UCDUCD School School of Philosophy of Philosophy 36 36 UCDUCD School School of Politics of Politics and International and International Relations Relations 29, 36 29, 36 UCDUCD School School of Psychology of Psychology 36 36 UCDUCD School School of Social of Social Justice Justice 29 29 UCDUCD School School of Sociology of Sociology 29, 36 29, 36

Buildings Buildings under under construction construction or inor the in planning the planning stagestage are shown are shown in Italics in Italics


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Dublin B ay

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St Stephens Green

Lo ca t io n M a p Lo ca t io n M a p

Greenfield Park, Pedestrian Route Roebuck Road Gate Pedestrian Route (M on-Fri)

EARLSFORT TERRACE

Fosters Avenue Entrance N11 Entrance Richview Entrance (M on-Fri) Clonskeagh Entrance, (M on-Sun) (Sat) Owenstown Entrance (M on-Sat) Richview Newstead Gate (M on-Sun) Fosters Avenue Entrance Roebuck Castle, Pedestrian Richview Entrance (M on-Fri)Route Greenfield Park, Pedestrian Route (Sat) Roebuck Newstead Road Gate Gate Pedestrian Richview (M on-Sun) Route (MCastle, on-Fri) Pedestrian Route Roebuck

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N11 Entrance Clonskeagh Entrance, (M on-Sun) G a t e s Ope n iEntrance n g Ti m e (M s on-Sat) Owenstown

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D5 D7 G11

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Ballsbridge

67 29 58

St Vincents Hospital

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G11 E5 D9 C7 B10 D7 D11 C7 D7,D8,D9 B10 C11, F11 D7 D5 D11 D9 D7,D8,D9 E5 F11 C11, C8 D5 D5 D9 D5 E5 D7 C8 G11 D5

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St Vincents

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36 67 N o. 60 15,37,44 36 29,74 67 26, 54 60 46 15,37,44 56 29,74 65 26, 54 68 46

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Location Map APPENDIX 8 Dublin and University College Dublin map

St Stephens Green

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Windy Arbour

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Index A Academic Calendar Accommodation Admission Procedures Aircoach Applied Language Centre

F 29 21 5 63 70

B Bank Bicycle Shop Blog Competition Buildings and Services Bus

41 50 57 45 63

C Career Development Centre Chaplains Cinemas Clubs Computing services Crèche Currency

51 34 72 83 43 50 70

D DART Dental Treatment Driving Licence Dublin Dublin Street Map

65 53 66 1 94

E Emergencies 50 Employment 75 Employment office 76 English Courses 70 Erasmus Student Network UCD 59 Estate Agents 80 European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)54 Exams 19

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Fees and Grants Office Ferry Food

84 64 71

G GardaĂ­ 70 Garda National Immigration Bureau 14 Garda (Police) Campus Offices 50 Global Lounge 37

H Health Health Insurance Health Services Hostels

53 55 53 79

I Immigration Regulations International Student Adviser International Study Centre International Students Society Ireland Irish Irish Rail IT Induction

13 31 3 59 1 69 65 43

L Language Laptops Lectures Library LUAS

69 43 29 42 65


M Maps Mobile phones Museums

S 87 24 73

N Niteline Nitelink

35 63

O Orientation

39

P Post Office PPS Number Prayer Rooms Pre-Masters Printing Publications

45 76 35 3 43 73

41 45 72 59 48 59 ii 32 17 46 53 44 64 9 31

T Theatres Traditional Irish music Transportation

72 73 63

U

R Registration Restaurants

Services & Facilities Shop Social Life Societies Sports Centre Sports Clubs Staff Student Advisers Student Card (UCARD) Student Centre Student Health Service Students Union Student TravelCard Study Abroad Support

17 73

UCARD 17 Unicare 50 University College Dublin Campus Map 88 UCDVO 61

V Visa

13

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