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CONTENTS/CLAR 1 Your Students' Union 2

GENERAL ENQUIRIES E: info@ucdsu.ie P: 01 7163108 W: www.ucdsu.ie Or call in any time between 10am - 6pm, Monday - Friday

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Pages 4-21 Campus Life Pages 22-45 Welfare Pages 46-67 Diary Pages 69-147 Education Pages 149-159 Ents Pages 161-175

DSU the UC ’ll find and to Inside you D C U . 1 ear, 1 y the 0 2 e / to 0 th e ut m 201 ougho formation to Welco Diary for se thr is nt y for u essential in ife in UCD Stude r ia d f s o .L dy a han ith plenty ollege life is full of tip c w r y along ou through d this diar st from you is n y e a guide u make it, u get the b ents’ Union o o d y y ice tu t v S a d r a th u what o d ber, y ke sure elp an to ma re. Remem you any h in touch. e t er time h here to off sitate to ge e s alway so never h n, we ca ! Enjoy

Editor: Pat de Brún Designer: Trevor Finnegan Printer: Hudson Killeen Photos: Gary Fox, Rob Manning, Martin Lawless,

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Special Thanks to: Gary Fox, Trevor Finnegan, Scott Ahearn, Paul Lynam, James Williamson, Jonny Cosgrove, Donie O’Sullivan, Lyndsay Killeen, Martin Lawless, Rob Manning, Dave Carmody & Exec!


INTRODUCING Paul Lynam president@ucdsu.ie Congratulations on making it to UCD. to Irelands On behalf of the Students Union, welcome Paul is name My sity. Univer best and st bigge ts’ Union. Lynam and I’m the President of UCD Studen the best The next few years have the potential to be ted and most exciting of your life. You will be presen of them. with loads of opportunities so make the most a member As a student of UCD you are automatically , of the Students’ Union- 23,000 members strong sity, we represent you at every level of the univer tunity fighting to ensure you are given every oppor sports. to achieve your potential, from academia to offer our If you happen to hit a bump on the way, we and supports through the Education Officer, James to call the Welfare Officer, Scott, so don’t be afraid anything. down to us in the Student centre if you need hand We also run four shops, two bars , a second bookshop and a photocopying bureau. In the S.U. we believe college shouldn’t always a be about study and exams. That’s why we have will full time Entertainments officer, Jonny, who the year constantly keep you entertained throughout private t larges e’s Europ to Ball r’s Freshe the from

E: president@ucdsu.ie P: 01 7163110 M: 086 0499252 Office: Room G20, The Student Centre

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d in party- the UCD Ball.Anyone who gets involve s and UCD life never regrets it. Don’t just go to lecture everyone then go home- there’s something here for but the to get their teeth into, from debating to Judo, is to run have can you fun most and ience exper best for class rep. w of This guide is here to give you a sneak previe UCD Life. r Níl Aontas na Mac Léinn déanta suas de cúigea oifigigh, tá gach uile mac léinn ina . Oibríonn bhall agus is sibhse bunchloiche an Aontas Aontas na Mac Léinn díobhse achagus is féidir libh an Aontas a striúriú. Bí páirte tar nó ranga í ionada air gcomh i rith agus chuig Comhairle na Mac Léinn. Úsáid do ghuth bain taitneamh as na blianta atá romhat! Beir Bua, All the best,


INTRODUCING Pat de Brún campaigns@ucdsu.ie Hey Guys, First off, welcome to the first step of the rest of your life. Coming to UCD can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have and we in the Students’ Union want to make sure of that. This year I am the Campaigns and Communications Officer. Under my brief I have a variety of responsibilities which include runn ing all Union campaigns (look out for Seachtain na Gaeilge and Environmental Week for example). I also work closely with the national Union, USI, on campaigns such as the Fight against fees and Grant refor m. I’m also responsible for all Unio n publications (like this one here!). Keep an eye out for our fortnightly newsletter which will keep you informed of all campaigns and Ents events. It’s my responsibility to ensure that the Union is communica ting effectively with its entire 23,000 members.

Another part of my job is to co-or dinate the class rep system. As a first year coming into UCD, I decided to take the plunge and run for class rep. To this day it has been the best decision I’ve ever made! Being a class rep means you get to repre sent your class on staff-student committees, sit on Union council and organise class trips and parties for your class. It’s a fantastic way to get to know your class and to settle into UCD Life. If you’d be interested , get in touch with me or fill out the nomination form in this guide. If you ever want to have a chat, feel free to pop into my office in the Student Centre. You only get a few years in colle ge- make the most of them. Run for class rep, do the S.U. Scavenger hunt on page 24, join a society, spend a day in the student bar, stay out late, sleep in, go on adve ntures, and enjoy every single second! See you soon,

E: campaigns@ucdsu.ie P: 01 7163122 M: 0851678974 Office: Room G22, Student Centre

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INTRODUCING James Williamson education@ucdsu.ie Welcome to UCD and congratulations on making it past the Leaving Cert! Now it’s time to move on to the best years of your life... And they are literally the best, I promise you! UCD can be quite a daunting place, especially within the first few weeks. No more homework, P.E., or detention. Now we have electives, tutorials and credits! What is it all about you may ask. In the coming weeks you will start to understand it all a lot more and for those of you who may not take to it so quickly, that’s where I come in. I’m your Education Officer in the Students’ Union! It is my job to represent you by sitting on over 40 different University Committees around the University, so if you have a problem with anything from a tutorial to plagiarism, I’m your man! It’s my job to make sure your academic affairs are in order, so if they’re not in order for whatever reason, be sure to let me know!

Yes, I am here to help you in your academic affairs and yes, you are in college to get your degree! However even I agree there is a lot that can be said

E: education@ucdsu.ie P: (01)-716 3111 M: 087-6132639 Office: G-19, Student Centre

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for getting involved! I’m begging you not to sail through college and come out the other end without becoming a member of a society, running for an election or attempting Pat de Brún’s scavenger hunt in this guide! Do your coursework, go to lectures and at the same time have a ball! As they say, work hard and party hard!

If you need anything give me a call, an email or even a text. I’m around the Student Centre all the time so pop down for a chat too! Looking forward to meeting you in the coming weeks! Take it easy,


INTRODUCING Scott Ahearn welfare@ucdsu.ie Hey Guys! I’m Scottie, your Welfare Officer. UCD is one of the most daunting places you can find yourself in, especially for those moving away from Mammy and Daddy! However you’r e not the only one, 4 years ago I was the very same . I didn’t know what the Number 10 bus was, or how to find Tesco in Mount Merrion, let alone wash my clothes correctly. Rest assured, I managed to get out in one piece, and so will you. As I’m the Welfare Officer, I’m here to help you out with whatever kind of difficulties you may find yourself in, be it financial hardship, accommodation, non-academic problems or you simply just want a chat and cup of tea. Please don’t hesitate to pop in. You must remember the Students’ Union is a service for the students, by the students, and our wages are paid by you, SO USE ME!

and the Student Assistance Fund , which allows me to assist students who are in finan cial difficulties. I represent you on the Health Cent re Board and make sure it provides a service that suits your needs as well as providing free condoms. Throughout the year I will be runn ing a number of campaigns and raising awarenes s of support services in UCD. You can be a part of it by joining the Welfare Crew and by helping to promote our Financial Assistance Funds, Health Centre, counselling service. You can also help by getting your hands dirty with events such as SHAG Week, Mental Health Awareness Week and Please Talk. So, for the coming year, never feel like a stranger and drop into me for a chat. By the way I’m your New Best Frien

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As your welfare officer I get to direc tly help students by sitting on committees such as the Welfare Fund

E: welfare@ucdsu.ie P: 01 7163112 M: 0872917245 Office: Room G18, The Student Centre.

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INTRODUCING Jonny Cosgrove jonny@ucdents.com First off guys let me be about the 103rd person g to congratulating on getting through the leavin In my cert and getting into UCD blah blah blah... you experience, the minute you get to college me be forget about that whole sordid ordeal, so let you’re the first to say forget the leaving cert and if is really humming and hawing about whether UCD say fuck it, the right place for you... Now is the time to bar. download your lecture timetable and hit the is the Gents and female folk, I have to tell you, UCD here best mistake I ever made. Even now after being n’t for longer than your average bear I still would bus from trade that first day where I missed the first campus Lucan, which meant I had to peg it through to find out to my orientation meeting in theatre L only confused, at the end of my first day I was still utterly n’t and had it not been for that first lecture, I would choosing have found a place to crash that night after se I took the last pint over the last bus home, becau sitting some poor fecker from rez’s number who was beside me in the Arts Café. stones Right now as you are reading this I’m a few wish I was larger than when I was a Fresher, though I you! one, with the year UCD Ents has lined up for the best Here and now is the time where you make s mates, the best memories, and the best excuse

E: jonny@ucdents.com P: 01 7163113 M: 0857694020 Office: Room G23, The Student Centre

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day is you will ever come up with in your life. Every that Dead all and full the to life live to chance r anothe Poets’ Society bullwhip... for Right so, rant over, and now to the real reason r for this section... I’m Jonny, I’m you’re Ents Office gig the coming year, which means I organise every to, in the bar, every nightclub event worth going y gigs, the mystery tour, the Freshers’ Ball, comed hours of UCD ResidENTS and the 8,000 capacity, 12 things, mayhem that is the UCD Ball, among other (and if there’s anything that we should be doing of that we aren’t – let us know). I’m also in charge ry of Fun! organising it with my Ents Crew, the Minist here Last bit of advice has to be.... remember you’re gig, get for a good time, not a long time. Go to the find the t-shirt, grow out of the t-shirt, lose the t-shirt, realise said t-shirt in someone’s gaf then after all that (which you’re f-ing freezing so you grab a hoodie ew@ you’ll get if you join the ents crew, e-mail entscr ucdents.com!)... Work Hard, Play Harder!


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What does the SU do for me? Every registered student in UCD is automatically a member of the Students’ Union. The many functions of the S.U. include:

1. Representation

Union Structures

The Students’ Union represents you on over 100 different University committees at all levels of the decision making process. We • The two main decision making bodies of the S.U. are strive to make sure that you get the best Union Council and the Union Executive. deal possible in terms of your Education and Welfare. We are also active and central members of the national Union, USI, where we • Students elect class reps at the beginning of the year who represent them on Students' Council work on national campaigns such as the fight throughout the year. against fees and reform of the grant system.

2. Services

• Council is made up of class reps and the Union executive or 'exec'.

The S.U. offers a wide range of services, including 5 shops on campus, a second-hand • There are 5 sabbatical positions in the S.U. That means that the elected officers take a year out to bookshop, 2 bars, printing services and much work full-time with the Union. The positions are: more. Our facilities offer you the best deals President, Campaigns & Communications Vicepossible as we are a non-profit organisation. President; Welfare Vice-President; Education VicePresident and Entertainments Vice-President.

3. Entertainment

The S.U. Entertainments Office puts on top quality entertainment all year long for its members. We organise events such as the Freshers’ Ball and Europe’s biggest private party, the UCD Ball. Look out for Ents events and gigs in the Student bar, where some of the top names in international music grace the stage regularly. Some former acts include Deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Tinchy Stryder. The Ents Officer also helps class reps to organise class parties and trips away.

4. A Helping Hand

The S.U. is always here to help out a student in need. If you are having any kind of personal problems, from finance to sexuality, our Welfare Office is always here to help. We offer a confidential and comfortable space to talk, along with an effective referral service. The Education Officer is always at hand to help out with any academic problems you may have, ranging from missing lectures to applying for the grant.

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• The exec is made up of the 5 sabbatical officers, the programme officers and the executive officers. • Programme Officers work as the de facto head class reps for each school. They co-ordinate rep activity and represent their schools on the Union executive, which meets once a week. • The executive officers are the Irish Language Officer, the Environmental Officer, the Women's Officer, The Postgraduate Officer, the Mature Students' Officer, The International Students' Officer, the LGBT Rights Officer and the Sports Officer. They make sure the interests of their respective areas are being looked after. • Elections for class reps are held at the beginning of each year and a nomination form can be found on page 19. • Sabbatical and Executive elections are held in Semester 2, and nominees are elected for the next year.


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will what I can guarantee Welcome to UCD and e is Regina nam My . life r you of be the best years year. men’s Officer for the Brady and I’m your Wo are les ma and s ale t fem It’s my job to ensure tha s of UCD life. In ect asp all in d lve equally invo to see as many girls as particular I would like Be it in the Students Union. guys getting involved w, of the Campaigns Cre er mb me or rep s through being a clas for everyone ing eth som re’s the w cre Welfare Crew or Ents paigns to raise will also be running cam so why not go for it. I reness and awa lth hea issues, create is awareness on women’s paign I’ll be running cam in ma The . rity raise money for cha ping your Welfare hel be also I’ll ry, wor Women’s Week. Don’t lth and issues. highlighting men’s hea Officer run campaigns issues such as c cifi spe filled days on e We will be planning fun the girls. I’m also her for Day k Pin and s Blue Day for the guy e any problems or solv you p hel and n liste at anytime for you, to tion ready to pass I’ve a stock of informa issues you may have. ction to the many dire t righ nt you in the on and I can always poi as or would ide e. Finally if you’ve any supports on offer her ’t hesitate to get don nts eve se the of any like to get involved in all in how you is like a cup of tea, it’s in touch. Remember life make it. Regina women@ucdsu.ie

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Hey guys and girls!

Your Executive Officers were directly elected last April to represent different interests within the Students’ Union. If you would like to get in contact with them, don’t hesitate to send them an e-mail. They would love your input and any ideas you have for campaigns would be much appreciated!

Hey guys! Is mise Sarah and I am your Oifigeach na Gaeilge for th e year. Ba mhi an liom fáilte chroí a thabha ó irt romhaibh chuig UCD. Is bríomhar, be pobal omhar, spleod arach é lán le is spraoi, gan craic tuismitheoirí agus treoracha d’fhéadfá ceist – an a cur i gcomha My job for th e year is to pr ir ní os mó? omote the us to encourage e of the Irish a bilingual cu language and lture within UC to help you to D. So basical learn to enjoy ly, I’m here cúpla focail wh be organisin ile you’re here g fun events on and off ca ! I will get you and yo mpus which wi ur cairde enjoy ll hopefully ing Gaeilge ta seomra rang obh amuigh a. den Idir díospoire achtaí, lá mór spoirt agus oí rud éigin ann cheanta amac i gcomhair ch h beidh uile dhuine! M bainteach lena ar sin, BIGI LI hocaidí Gael NN – bí ach i mbliana An Cumann Ga . Ke ep elach, An Cu an eye out fo mann Dramaí r in the Freshe oc hta agus Trad rs’ Tent this ye Soc ar and don’t informed with fo rget to join to all our events! be kept Chun a bheith bainteach lin n i mbliana sín gá ach ríomhigh suas don phost a sheo CRIÚ. Ní ladh chuig ga eilge@ucdsu. ie. Beir Bua, Sarah gailge@ucds u.ie

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Sup guys! My name is Al an Pierce, I’m your Environmenta l Officer and you are my environmenta l team. My job descrip tion is to prom ote sustainab living, highlig le ht environmen run awarenes tal issues and s campaigns on ca mpus. This, ho work if stude nts ignore the wever, won’t issues and fo to get you invo r that reason lved! Many of I aim you have rece new, clean ap ntly moved in artment and to a by the end of what state it wi the year who ll be in: a pile knows of trash in the of smoke on co the walls are rner and a lay highly likely. er a worse state Earth is curre and we’re at ntly in risk of losing deposit is som our deposit. Th ewhat more th is an a month an though… it is d a half’s rent our future ge nerations. So man up! Fi nd the enviro nmental side get involved of UCD on fa and come alon cebook, g to our even power to mak ts. We have th e a differenc e e, so let’s mak e it. See you soon , Alan environmenta l@uc

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PROGRAMme OFFICER INTROS Your Programme Officers act as the head class reps in each of the faculties in UCD. They sit on the Union executive, Union council, Programme Board, and staff-student committees. They also help class reps to organise trips and parties, and make sure that your class reps are doing their jobs properly. They are a friendly bunch and would love to hear from you. If you ever have any queries or problems relating to your course, don’t hesitate to contact them!

INTRODUCING CONOR O’HANLON law@ucdsu.ie

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ey Guys, I’m Conor O’Hanlon, your Law|B&L Programme Officer for the year. Basically, my job is to look after any academic or welfare issues you have in Roebuck or Quinn, so if you run into any trouble at any stage throughout the year drop me an email at law@ucdsu.ie and I’ll do my very best to get it sorted for you. Congrats also on getting into Law, B&L or a Law With Degree, I can guarantee you’re gonna love the next four years! By the end you should know all the important stuff; where the secret Roebuck toilet is, James McDermott’s entire comedy catalogue and the colour of Finbarr McAuley’s bow-tie. If I could give you only one piece of advice, it’s this: make sure you get to know your class;

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the friends you make in college are the ones you have for life so get to know them early on. Introduce yourself to everyone, head along to your class parties and make you sure you go on the famous annual class trip! Get involved in anything you can; whether you run for class rep, join the Ents crew or join LawSoc you’re bound to enjoy it. The SU do great work for students (the reason you don’t pay fees!), Ents always bring in some astounding international acts to the student bar (Calvin Harris anyone?) and you can be a part of it all! Remember- keep it legal, Conor


INTRODUCING MAGGIE SCIENCE@ucdsu.ie

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ey to all Science students and welcome to UCD! My name is Maggie and I’m your Science Programme Officer this year. My job is to represent all Science students in the Students’ Union, and to coordinate all the Science class reps, making sure every class gets their hoodies, trips and regular nights out. I represent the students on Science Programme Board, Staff Student Committees and various other boring things, and I’m also there to provide help and support to you guys if you ever need it. Science is an amazing place to be. With the Science Day Committee running events throughout the year and regular class parties you’ll never be bored for lack of social life! On the academic front, things can be a bit daunting, especially if it’s your first year in college, so don’t

be afraid to give me a shout, even if it’s just for a chat and a bit of advice if you need it. You can email, text, or just stop me in the Hub anytime! There are also tons of support services available to students (financial, personal, academic and more) and the sheer amount can be confusing, so I can point you in the right direction if you’re not sure where to go for help. So whether you’re just chilling in the Hub, causing chaos in labs, or at one of the many events organised by the Science Day Committee, expect to have an absolutely amazing year in Science and remember to get in contact with me if you have any problems, questions or suggestions! Maggie science@ucdsu.ie

INTRODUCING EDEL & JAMES arts@ucdsu.ie

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ey Everyone, Welcome to UCD. For those of you starting out in the arts faculty, get ready for the rollercoaster that is the next three years of your life. Right now you probably have no idea how to get from A to B, literally, and the biggest faculty in UCD is more than likely the scariest yet most exciting place you have ever been. Don’t be worried- arts houses some of the friendliest people on campus, don’t hesitate to ask questions, sign up for a B.A. Buddy and don’t be embarrassed as you are far from the only person following lines from the main door to your class- even some of the third years will have to retrace their steps and start all over again!! Set yourself some goals for the next three years, join a society, run for class rep, join artssoc,

make lots of new friends, study a new language, anything is possible! However do not forget to attend lectures and hand in assignments. It will make your time here a lot less stressful. If you see us around the arts block or anywhere on campus make sure you say hi. We won’t bite! Any problems or queries you can email us or chat to us in person. See ya about, Edel and James arts@ucdsu.ie

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INTRODUCING EMMA FORTUNE business@ucdsu.ie

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ey Guys, My name is Emma Fortune, the S.U. Business Programme Officer this year. So if you’re studying Commerce, Commerce International or Economics and Finance, I’m your girl. Essentially my job is to sit on decision making boards such as the Quinn School Programme Board and Union Council to ensure that your voices are being heard and also to help class reps co-ordinate activities such as trips and parties. Anyway, welcome to the Quinn School of Business! My first day, my parents left me outside the Quinn School, alone with a campus map and €5 for lunch. Luckily the friendly staff pointed me towards my IT induction class where I was cleverly distracted by a shiny new laptop. Although intimidating at first you will quickly learn the perks of being a Quinn Student. Firstly-

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location: Located in between the bus stops and the Students’ Union bar, (this could also be your downfall!); That feeling when you get a space in the car park in front of Quinn; And we get to play on laptops all day, nice! This Quinn way of learning can be a difficult transition, although there are many here to help, from your student advisor to your peer mentors. Quinn is also a social hotspot where future business alliances and rivalries are born. Societies, class parties and becoming involved in the S.U. are great ways to meet people. So give me something to do and contact me with any of your problems or questions- contrary to popular belief we Quinners are a friendly bunch! See you soon, Emma

INTRODUCING CIAN O’DONNELL agriculture@ucdsu.ie

ey, how’s it going? Welcome to agriculture, the best school on campus. I’m Cian O’Donnell, your Ag Programme Officer for the year. During the year I’ll be working with your class reps to make sure everyone has the best year possible. Don’t worry because whether you’re doing ACP or if you’re a Humnut there is something in Ag for you. You’ll meet people from every corner of Ireland in Ag, each one better craic than then the last. There are lots of things to get involved in and to do such as joining Ag Soc, probably the most important thing you’ll do all year. They’re always running events and nights out so be sure to go to them, it’s a great way to meet loads of people from your

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course. You can run for class rep and then get the opportunity to organise class nights out, trips away and class hoodies which will, hopefully, have all the names spelled correctly this year! If you’re GAA mad you won’t be alone in Ag. If it’s your first time up in the Big Smoke it can be a bit overwhelming. I know, I was in your position two years ago. Don’t worry, Ag is very welcoming and if you have any problems or queries you can contact me at any time, I’ll be happy to help. So if I was to give you a bit of advice from one Ag to another it would be to go to your labs, they’re the easiest marks you’ll get all year. Get to know your class, run for class rep, go to the class parties, join Ag Soc and you’ll be away in a hack. Cian


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INTRODUCING PATCH ALVAREZ engineering@ucdsu.ie

elcome to Engineering/Architecture! Engineering is a multifaceted faculty containing all sorts of people. There is a healthy mix of people from Dublin, the country and even further afield. Engineering is great in that it´s like being part of a club where everyone knows everyone, even though it´s big enough to merit having two buildings, The “Eng Block” and Newstead (a.k.a. that mythical place that nobody seems to have ever been to as it is on the complete opposite side of campus). If Engineering is to be seen as a club then Architecture is more like a very large family. As Richview is situated in a far off corner of the UCD campus and Architecture involves so many hours and sharing of ideas, Architecture students tend

to be the closest group of students on campus. As for myself, my name is Patrick Alvarez but most people call me Patch. I am the Students’ Union Programme Officer for Engineering and Architecture, and am basically in charge of ensuring that all of your needs are catered for. I am originally from Spain, which is where I inherited my small stature and hairiness. I sit on a whole pile of committees with staff members and S.U. representatives alike, so if you have any problems with your programme such as lecturers, exams, labs, etc., please don´t hesitate to get in contact with me. See you soon, Patch

INTRODUCING AOIFE healthscience@ucdsu.ie

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ellow Heath Sciences’! Conas atá sibh? My name is Aoife Nic Shamhráin and I am your Health Sciences and Nursing Programme Officer for the year. It’s my job to co-ordinate and assist all class reps within the school. I represent you on relevant programme boards that co-ordinate your different degrees. Let me know of any issues you have and I will do my best to help you out! I will also be sending out a monthly “Keep you up to date email” to keep you in the loop. Make sure to get some free breakfast at the Health Science Breakfast morning on the 15th September on your way to lectures. Also don’t miss out on the chance to get your WHOLE

class flying down the motorway on their way to a free paintballing trip. Simply by signing up to the Health Science sports day; “Lá Spóirt na nÉolaíochtaí Sláinte” which will take place on the 6th October. Participants represent their course. All players receive a free Health Science t-shirt, pizza and the chance to prove to the other Health Science students that their course really has got what it takes! Remember if need anything, have any questions or ideas or would like to help out just send me a quick txt or email. The very best of luck this semester. Go n-éirí libh leis an tsemeastair seo! Aoife

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Rep Nomination Form Union council elections 2010/2011 Class Rep Nomination Form All candidates must be nominated by 10 students from the constituency being contested. A candidate may only contest an election in a constituency of which they are a member. Please visit www.ucdsu.ie/elections to find out which constituency you are a member of. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 24th September. You can submit your nomination form by placing it into the metal box in the General Office of the Students’ Union in the Student Centre or by handing it to the Union Returning Officer. Please read and sign the declaration at the end of this page before submitting your nomination. For important information regarding these elections, please visit www.ucdsu.ie/elections PLEASE FILL IN ALL INFORMATION BELOW WITH BLOCK CAPITALS AND ENSURE THE CONSTITUENCY CHOSEN IS CORRECT NAME: STUDENT NUMBER: TERM ADDRESS: PHONE NUMBER: PHONE NUMBER: PHONE NUMBER: CONSTITUENCY:

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I, a member of UCDSU, having been nominated above for the position of Class Representative for the single constituency named above by at least 10 members of the Union who are also members of that constituency, and being a member of that constituency myself, accept this nomination, and this nomination only, and agree to comply with all regulations and directions issued by the Returning Officers. Signed: _________

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION Nominations close at 5pm on Friday September 24th and the elections will take place on Monday October 4th & Tuesday October 5th. You can submit your nomination form by placing it into the metal box in the General Office of the Students’ Union in the Student Centre or by handing it to the Union Returning Officer, who can be contacted at returningoffice@ucdsu.ie All candidates must be nominated by 10 students from the constituency being contested. It is essential that candidates are nominated to contest the election in the correct constituency. A list of constituencies is available at www.ucdsu.ie/elections Further nomination forms are available from the Union General Office in the Student Centre and at www.ucdsu.ie/elections A list of nominated candidates will be placed on www.ucdsu.ie/elections by 5pm on Monday September 27th, alongside a draft polling scheme for the elections. If there is a contested election in your constituency and your class has lectures at a time or location that would make it difficult for your class to vote as set out in the polling scheme, please email the Union Returning Officer at returningoffice@ucdsu.ie, setting out when and where your class has lectures on the days of voting. Further information about the elections is available at www.ucdsu.ie/elections and the Union Returning Officer can be contacted at returningoffice@ucdsu.ie

Union Council Union Council is the governing body of the Union, subject to the provisions of the Union’s Constitution and policies set by the Union’s members in referenda. All class representatives are members of Union Council, but all members of the Union are welcome to attend Council meetings, irrespective of whether they are elected to it. The first meeting of Union Council of this academic year will take place on the evening of Thursday October 7th. This inaugural meeting will elect a number of Union officers, including the Chair and Secretary of Council and a number of members of the Union Executive. Candidates should note that a member of Council will be deemed to have resigned if they fail to attend three consecutive meetings of Union Council.

Class Rep Training The Class Rep Training Weekend will take place from Friday October 8th to Sunday October 10th. This event will be held at an off-campus venue. The Union will pay for all transport, accommodation and entertainment for the weekend. More information is available from Pat de Brún, the Campaigns & Communications Vice President of the Union, at pat@ucdsu.ie or on (01) 716 3122.


YOUR UNION SERVICES

Students’ Union Shops

The Students’ Union runs 4 shops on campus- Under the library, in the student centre, in the science block and in the engineering block. We offer the cheapest possible prices and the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet. We stock everything from lunch to refill pads to hoodies, all at the best possible rates!

The S.U. Printing Bureau

The Students’ Union Print Bureau is located in the library tunnel, between the Library and the Arts Block. The bureau stocks lecturers’ notes and reading materials that can be copied for a low-cost price. It also incorporates self-service printing from a USB key, and stocks vital stationery. It opens 10am-5pm during term time.

The S.U. Second-Hand Bookshop

The S.U. Bookshop is located beside the Students’ Union Offices in the Student Centre. It is a way for students to get essential books on the cheap and to make a little extra cash from old books. Books can be bought from the shop and viewed online at www.ucdsu.ie. It is open 10am-5pm during term time and is always looking for your old books!

The Student Club/S.U. Bar

The Student Club is located in the heart of campus, between the Quinn School and the Restaurant Building. It holds a special place in the hearts of all UCD graduates, as the place where many an evening (or afternoon, evening and night!) has been spent. The Student Club has constant events, from top international acts to fashion shows. It also has great drinks deals and has a late bar almost every week. This is a place of legendwhere memories are both made and lost, a dreamland full of possibility and cheap lager!!

The Forum Bar

Less commonly known by its official name, the ‘Centre Club’, is the smaller of the two bars, and is located at the back of the Student Centre. The Forum is the ideal place to have a few chilled out drinks with friends after a hard day in the library or the Sports Centre. It has comfortable seating, good food, and a friendly atmosphere. The Forum Bar regularly holds class parties, society events and table quizzes, and the upstairs can be reserved by larger parties.

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SOCIETIES UCD has a massive range of societies, to cater for all tastes and interests, from French to SciFi and from Gaming to Debating. You can join any of the societies in the Freshers' Tent during Freshers' Week. It costs just E2 to join most societies and you get a free bag of goodies for doing it! The societies run events throughout the year and joining a few can be a great way to make friends for the year ahead. Here is a list of the societies currently in UCD, there are over 100! Archaeology Arts Classical Cumann Dramaiochta Cumann Gaelach Cumann Liteartha Dutch Economics English Literary Society (ELS) Film & Video French Geography German History Italian Law Literary & Historical (L&H) Mathematical Music Music Philosophy Psychology Social Science Spanish Visual Arts Agricultural Science Architecture Biochemical Biological Chemical Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering EFAS

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Engineering Foresty Geological Landscape Architecture Mechanical Engineering Medical Nurses PMCSA Pharmtox Physiology Physiotherapy Planning Postgrad Engineering Radiography Scientific Veterinary Amnesty International CTN China Students Christian Union DJ Dramatic (Dramsoc) Games Humanist Internet Islamic Jazz Juggling LGBT Life Living Stones Mature Students Pagan Parents

Photographic Poker Retrospective Russian Students SFFS Turf Appreciation Volunteers Overseas World Aid Youth 2000 Actuary & Financial Business & Legal (B&L) Comedy Commerce & Economics (C&E) Countryside UCD Dance ESN Fianna Fail (KBC) Fine Gael (YFG) FLAC Gaisce Greens IPA International Students Labour Newman Outreach People Before Profit Quinn Rotoract St. Vincent de Paul Sinn Fein Socialist Workers Traditional Music


Hi there, My name is Gary Redmond and I am the President of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). If you are reading this page, then the chances are you are not only a member of the Students’ Union in your college but also USI. USI is sole national representative organisation for students in Ireland which has a membership of over 30 students’ unions and 250,000 students both North and South of the border. While your local students’ union fights for your rights on campus, USI is fighting for you on the national stage. We represent your interests on various government bodies and agencies, such as the Higher Education Authority (HEA) which deals with policy and funding of higher education, the agency that awards your degree, and bodies overseeing the quality of education to name just a few. Over the coming weeks USI will be launching a number of campaigns including • Preventing the Government from doubling the Student Services Charge • Stopping the Government from reducing the Maintenance Grant again. • Forcing the Government to tackle graduate unemployment & emigration. • Returning the grant to students receiving the Back to Education Allowance. The best piece of advice I can give you is to get involved in college life and a great way to begin this is by running for class rep. Class reps deal with issues that effect their classes and are also responsible for helping your class get to know each other by organising class parties and trips. It’s a great way to get to know people and its also great fun. Wishing you all the best in the year ahead, Regards,

Gary Redmond, President, Union of Students in Ireland

Gary Redmond

President

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welcom e to my Scaveng er Hunt!!

. Scavenger Welcome to the S.U it will be Hunt. Take part, great way a d great craic an in UCD in e tim ur to begin yo style!

Prize 1st Place: Free tickets for every Ents event for the entire year!! 2nd Place: Free Tickets for all the Seasonal Balls! (Halloween Ball, Christmas Ball, Valentine’s Ball etc.) 3rd Place: 2 Free Halloween Ball Tickets 4th Place: 2 Free Halloween Ball Tickets Closing date Monday October 25th

RULES AND REGULATIONS... PHOTOGRAPHIC/VIDEO EVIDENCE OF ALL TASKS NECESSARY TEAMS OF 1 or 2 ENTRANTS ONLY. ONLY ONE PERSON FROM A TEAM NEEDS TO BE IN EACH PHOTO. THE TEAM WITH THE MOST POINTS WINS. THERE IS A MAX. OF 80 POINTS. CLOSING DATE 25TH OCTOBER JUDGES RULING IS FINAL BRING YOUR SUBMISSION IN HARD COPY (usb/ disc/memory card/photos) ON THE CLOSING DATE TO THE STUDENTS’ UNION CORRIDOR IN THE STUDENT CENTRE BY 3P.M. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

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WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO!! 1

Get a picture with Hugh Brady 3p

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Get a picture with each of the S.U. Sabbatical Officers 1p each

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Go to a lecture dressed as the opposite sex. Convincingly. 3p

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Get free condoms from Scott (welfare officer) 2p

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Take part in a duel in the library, using bananas instead of swords 2p

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Wear a toga to a lecture. 2p

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Find Richview 1p

Break into song during a lecture 2p

22 Stand in the courtyard in trinity for 20 minutes chanting ‘UCD!, UCD!’ (Video Evidence Necessary) 3p 23 Walk into Th.L just before a lecture starts, go down the front and address the class for 30 seconds about all the reasons why you’re fantastic (Video Evidence Necessary)5p 24 Try to sell your shoes to the staff in Nine One One. Really Try. 2p 25 Throw your underwear at a band in the Student Bar 3p

10 Lick the Ents Officer 1p

26 Hug the dean of your school 4p

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27 Wear fancy dress to the Freshers’ Ball. (It’s not fancy dress). 2p

Do the no-pants-dance in a nightclub 2p

12 Do the no-pants-dance on a crowded Dublin Bus 2p 13 Photo with Old man Belfield 1p 14 Perform a learned-off dance outside the library with music at 1pm. (Video Evidence Necessary) 4p

28 Get an article/letter published in the University Observer 4p 29 Gatecrash a graduation ball. 6p 30 Find Pat de Brún (me). Present me with a flower. 3p

15 Propose to a lecturer during a lecture of at least 100 people 4p 16 Propose to the S.U. President, Paul. 2p 17 Take part in the iron stomach 3p 18 Hug a member of campus security 1p

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UCD Sports Clubs www.ucd.ie/sport

Sports Expo: Visit the club stands at the Sports Expo in association with Bank of Ireland, which will take place from September 20th to 23rd 2010 inclusive. Located in Hall B of the Sports Centre, the Sports Expo will open each day from 10am to 5pm. All 59 clubs will be participating in the event, with club officials providing information on their activities. sport@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/sport You can join UCD sports clubs at anytime during the year.

UCD sports clubs are at the center of student sport at the University. Clubs provide a huge range of opportunities to train, play, and compete in sport, no matter what your passion, ability or level. Although competition is a feature of many of the sports at UCD, clubs also cater for students who may not wish to compete but want to train in a particular sport for the health and fitness benefits. Whether you want to try out a new sport or continue training in a sport you are already familiar with, UCD sports clubs invite you to get involved. You can join most sports clubs at any time throughout the year and the majority of the clubs organise new member and/or introductory training sessions. Getting involved in a sports club is an ideal way to keep fit, learn a new skill, meet people with similar interests, as well as provide a welcome break from academic life. UCD sports clubs are primarily student-run and student-led so you can play your sport and if you wish also lead and develop your club.

Aikido Eve Golden Woods aikidoucd@yahoo.co.uk www.ucd.ie/aikido American Football Jonny Cosgrove ucdaf@hotmail.com www.ucdamericanfootball.com Archery Kevin Roche ucd.archery@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/archery Athletics Eoin Mulhall ucdathleticsclub@gmail.com Badminton Adia Wang ucdbadders@gmail.com Basketball (Ladies) Georgina Dwyer sport@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/sport Basketball (Men) Conor Meany conor_meany@hotmail.com www.ucdmarian.com Boat Ladies Boat: Laura O’Brien loliworm@gmail.com ucdlbc.webs.com

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UCD Sports Clubs www.ucd.ie/sport

Men’s Boat: Dermot Sheridan dtsheridan@hotmail.com www.ucd.ie/boat-men Boxing Joseph Walsh: boxingclub@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/boxing Camogie David Billings david.billings@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/gaa Canoe Matthew Enright Matt.enright88@gmail.com www.ucdcanoeclub.com Capoeira Douglas Barbin ucd.capoeira@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/sport/capoeira Caving & Potholing Joe McNamara ucdcavers@gmail.com www.ucdcaving.com Cricket Robert Maweni Robert.maweni@ucdconnect.ie ucdcricket@gmail.com Cycling Gavin Haberlin 086 1038848 ucdcc@hotmail.com www.ucd.ie/cycling Equestrian Jessie O’Flaherty info@ucdequestrian.org www.ucdequestrian.org Fencing John Wyatt ucdfencing@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/fencing Gaelic Football David Billings David.Billings@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/gaa

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Golf Men’s Golf: Colm Kenny colum.kenny@ucdconnect.ie Ladies Golf: Niamh O’Connor niamh4oconnor@hotmail.com Handball David Billings david.billings@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/gaa Hockey (Ladies & Men’s) Ladies Hockey: Leigh Pelow ucdladieshockey@hotmail.com Men’s Hockey: Gary O’Donohue garry1988@eircom.net www.ucdhockey.com Hurling David Billings David.Billings@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/gaa Karate Ciaran Foley ucdkarate@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/karate Kite Kris Goodbody ucdkite@gmail.com Kung Fu (Shaolin) Robert Bannon rmbannon@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/shaolin Lacrosse Rachel Blake ucdlax@gmail.com www.ucdlacrosse.com Lau Gar Kickboxing Richard Casey Richie0casey@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/laugar Mixed Martial Arts Bobby O’Leary ucdmma@gmail.com 29


UCD Sports Clubs www.ucd.ie/sport

Karate Ciaran Foley ucdkarate@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/karate Kite Kris Goodbody ucdkite@gmail.com Kung Fu (Shaolin) Robert Bannon rmbannon@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/shaolin Lacrosse Rachel Blake ucdlax@gmail.com www.ucdlacrosse.com Lau Gar Kickboxing Richard Casey Richie0casey@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/laugar Mixed Martial Arts Bobby O’Leary ucdmma@gmail.com Mountaineering Brona Kilkelly ucdmountaineeringclub@gmail.com Netball Caroline Conlon netballucd@gmail.com Ninjutsu Laura Mac Kenna Laura.Mac-Kenna@ucdconnect.ie Olympic Handball Andrea Ongaro andrea.ongaro@alumni.ucd.ie ucdhandball.blogspot.com/ Orienteering Christan Foley-Fisher christian.foley-fisher@ucdconnect.ie www.ucd.ie/ucdore Pool & Snooker Steven O’Reilly ucdpoolsnooker@gmail.com

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Rifle & Pistol John Lancaster ucdrifleclub@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/rifle Rugby (Men’s) John McClean john.mcclean@ucd.ie www.ucdrugby.com Rugby (Women’s) Olive Butler ucdwomensrugby@hotmail.com Sailing Caitriona NiMhurchú ucdsailing@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/sailing Snowsports Daniel Greene ucdsnowsports@gmail.com www.ucdsnowsports.com Soccer (Men’s) Diarmuid McNally diarmuid.mcnally@ucd.ie www.ucdsoccer.com Swimming & Waterpolo David Cooney ucdswimpolo@gmail.com www.ucdswimming.com Table Tennis Rory Coffey ucdtabletennis@hotmail.com Taekwon-Do Niall Nelligan tkd@ucd.ie groups.google.com/group/ucdtaekwondo Tai Chi Chuan Stephen Swanton ucdtaichi@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/taichi/ Tennis Bobby Dwyer ucdtennis@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/tennis

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UCD Sports Clubs www.ucd.ie/sport

Trampoline Philip Hanlon bounce@ucdtramp.com www.ucdtramp.com Ultimate Frisbee Emer Staunton ucdultimate@gmail.com www.ucd.ie/ultimate Volleyball Thomas Holz ucd-volleyball-secretary@googlegroups.com www.ucd.ie/ucdvball/ Windsurfing Kevin Kelly ucdwindsurf@gmail.com www.ucdwindsurf.com Wrestling Brian Breslin ucdwrestling@gmail.com www.ucdwrestling.com Soccer (Women’s) Jenna Geiran womenssoccer@ucd.ie www.ucd.ie/womenssoccer Softball Lauren Coyne laurcoy@hotmail.com www.ucd.ie/softball Squash Gavin McLoughlin ucdsquashclub@gmail.com Sub Aqua Fearghal King captainucd@gmail.com www.ucdsac.org Surf Declan McCourt ucdsurf@gmail.com

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LOYALTY CARD Small card big rewards

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED LOYALTY CARD HAS ARRIVED. LAUNCHING SEPT 2010 BIG REWARDS ALL OVER CAMPUS IN STUDENTS UNION OUTLETS SPECIAL REINBURSEMENTS FOR LOYALTY CARD HOLDERS The special SU card is free to use and entitles you to earn points on purchases in SU outlets. SU Card entitles each student to special rewards and offers all through the year with the Students Union. From ENTS events to your morning coffee, the SU card is the key to big rewards REGISTER AND START GETTING POINTS TODAY

Check out www.ucdsu.ie for more details


Belfield FM has been around U.C.D. for over 20 years in one guise or another. Set up by a group of students who were actually looking for the secret lake, they gave up and settled on UCD’s first radio station instead. Belfield FM has never lacked talent and has provided celebrity guests and interviews that even today have the Xposé girls bitching about us on red carpets. In the past 3 years Belfield FM launched it’s first ever full time schedule and has been growing ever since. Belfield FM offers the unique stand point of being an umbrella organization in UCD and covers every inch of campus and college life. No experience required, we offer full training in all things radio and run events and sessions throughout the year that cannot be missed. From AC/DC to ZZ Top, Abba to Rage Against the Machine, Westlife to Daniel O’Donnell, we cover it all. With the new management team in place 2010/11 ambitions have been paved down to radio revolution and most importantly FUN. Check out the website www.belfieldfm.ie for more info and to listen to our great shows. Better yet drop into our studios in the library tunnel anytime for a visit, you might just find you never want to leave .

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The University Observer is Ireland’s leading student newspaper, in Ireland’s largest university. We print 8,000 copies every fortnight during term. Our unique Berliner format contains 24 pages of award-winning campus national and international news, innovative features, comment & politics and sports sections, as well as science & health and technology. Otwo is our 28 page half Berliner arts & culture magazine, focusing on music reviews, interviews and previews. Film, television, literature, fine arts, fashion, travel, internet and food & drink are all covered in our guide to the arts. The University Observer has provided a number of notable figures their first break including Roddy O’Sullivan (The Irish Times), Declan Walsh (The Guardian), Dara Ó’Briain (RTE, BBC) and Samantha Libreri (RTÉ News). The paper and its contributors have been consistent winners at the Oxygen. ie National Student Media Awards, including its acquisition of six accolades at this year’s award ceremony. If you’re interested in writing for the paper, please visit our website at www. universityobserver.ie for further information.

The College Tribune is UCD’s independent newspaper, and has been since it was established in 1986 by current TV3 presenter and political analyst, Vincent Browne. The 2010/2011 academic year will see the 24th volume of the Tribune circulate in UCD, with the Tribune continuing its broad coverage on news, arts, features, music, film, fashion and sport, while also having satirical and opinion pieces and continuing its promotion of the Irish language. Many people who have previously worked for the Tribune have gone on to have successful careers in the media and other industries such as Vincent Browne, Daniel McDonnell (Irish Independent), Richard Oakley (Sunday Times), David Kelly (Irish Independent), Eoghan Rice (FAI) and Sarah Binchy (Producer in RTÉ). If you have an interest in getting involved at the Tribune, email collegetribune@gmail.com, ring (01) 716 8501, or drop down to their new office at LG20 in the basement of the Newman Building (Arts).


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Free things to do in UCD Chill at the secret lake Free gigs in the student bar. UCDSU Ents organise top class events all through the year. Go to a Lawsoc/L&H Debate. Watch out for advertising posters around campus. Play darts in the bar, beer belly and Hawaiian shirt optional. Play with a UCD sports club‌ from American football to GAA to Ultimate Frisbee.

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Free things to do in Dublin Get free audience tickets for many of the RTE shows filmed close by in Montrose (apply online) Get cultural and visit one of three National Museums around the city, all free to visitors. The National Museum (Archaeology) on Kildare Street, Natural History Museum aka the “Dead Zoo”. The National Museum (Decorative Arts & History) in Collins Barracks. Explore the 1752 acres of the Phoenix Park. Visit Áras an Uachtaráin for a cup of tea with Mary, or get a free tour of Farmleigh House. Check out the seals in Howth harbour before taking a stroll up Howth head. Check out the seriously talented buskers in the heart of temple bar Visit any of the many annual festivals in Dublin. People watching in St. Stephen’s green. Download free iWalks tours of Dublin for your iPod and hit the streets with podcasts available for Kilmainham, Viking & Medieval Dublin, Georgian Dublin and many more. (www.visitdublin.com) Volunteer for a local charity… Give something back, you’ll feel great! Temple Bar food market takes place every Saturday from 10am – 4.30pm on Meeting House Square. Combine a visit to the food market with a trip to the Gallery of Photography also on Meeting House Square, containing frequently changing exhibitions from at home and abroad. Go swimming at the legendary Dublin landmark, the 40 foot. The iconic Dun Laoghaire swimming spot sees swimmers brave the freezing waters of the Irish Sea all year round. Get a free tour of the Dail, ring your local TD and they will be more than happy to entertain a potential voter.

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Best spots to eat in UCD

1. The Student Bar. The Student Bar, located in the centre of campus, serves a delicious a la carte menu and hot buffet at reasonable prices. There is also a made-to-order sandwich and juice bar inside. Ideal for lunch or dinner. 2. Sports Cafe. Great spot for a bit of hot lunch. Slightly out of the way for those of us who avoid the gym like the clap though. Extra marks for being able to add on side salads for no extra cost! 3. Elements. Elements is located on the ground floor of the Science block and has a tasty and varied menu, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Keep an eye out for the range of special offers on offer. Contained in elements is also an Apache Pizza and a Starbucks, for all the (overpriced) coffee lovers out there. 4. The Grind. The grind is a sandwich bar located upstairs in the Student Centre. It always has fresh ingredients, good variety and great value, but the lunchtime queues can be off-putting, not to mention the nottoo-friendly staff! 5. Insomnia. There are two Insomnias on campus, one in Quinn and one in Conway. If you’re a Quinn student, you shouldn’t be caught dead without a tall, skinny, white chocolate mocha and hummous and crawfish sandwich. All for only half your week’s wages! Despite the stereotypes, Insomnia does do a good lunch. The Conway branch can be a nice getaway, nestled away in the leafy surrounds of this sometimes forgotten building! 6. O’Briens. Found in the Health Sciences building, O’Briens does what it says on the tin. Good coffee, good sandwiches, high prices. 7. Main Restaurant. The main restaurant building can be found between the Student Bar and the Arts Block. The food is ok, the prices are ok, the atmosphere is non-existent. Negative marks for the fact that one is charged for such commodities as extra milk or ketchup, Boo-erns!

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8. Brava. Located in the Student Centre, Brava is great if you’re hungover and you want a plate of good, greasy fast food. Brava has a fast food section and an Asian themed buffet, which may or may not tickle your fancy. But it’s certainly cheap! Extra points for a good choice for breakfast. 9. Arts Cafe. Standard sandwiches and coffee, good soup and location. 10. Nine One One. Great location beside the library, but not much else going for it. The boston cream donuts are good, but sandwiches tend not to be the freshest! Rating is based on taste, location and value for money.

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MOCK GUIDE TO UCD totally AWSOME! UGG boots

where can we buy drink?

Welcome to UCD, the Real Student Guide Second Year student Donie O’Sullivan takes a light-hearted look at life in UCD and reveals some of the stuffthey didn’t tell you in the prospectus! UCD is a fine institution, described on it’s website (yeah we have a website, cause we’re cool) as “a dynamic, modern university where cutting-edge research and scholarship provide a stimulating intellectual environment - the ideal surroundings for learning and discovery”. As good a mission statement that may be, it doesn’t answer the majority of first year’s most pressing question – “where can we buy drink?”. There are in fact two off licenses adjacent to the campus, one outside the gate just behind Roebuck Hall and one at the Clonskeagh gate, there are two bars on campus, and Centra in the Merville Residence has a selection of some of the most fine Red and White wines from many of the world’s greatest vineyards – including of course, Buckfast. During your time at UCD you will encounter all sorts of people. There are the affluent south Dublin males, who are in that awkward part of their adolescence where they are too old for Baby Wezz but too young for Diceys and in their pursuit of a happy medium they will declare that clubs like Twenty Ones, Tripod or the Button Factory are either; “totally shoite”, or “totally great”, or a personal favourite of mine, “No way are we going there, that is such, like, a summer after Transition Year place to go - God!”. Many of these young men insist on concluding statements with the word “Boom”, which is ironic as they will be the most likely cause of the next recession. At the other end of the spectrum are the lads up from the country, who thought studying agriculture in the middle of the

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city would be a good idea. In order to remain sane they must attend at least one County Colours night a month and go to each Saw Doctors gig held in the Student Bar each semester (all eighteen of them). In the 1970’s female students were forbidden from wearing trousers in UCD. This ban has since been removed but has recently been replaced by a rule that states “all women must wear UGG Boots or face expulsion”. The rule is followed by most females, and if you don’t already own a pair of UGGs I would suggest you buy them, and perhaps also a Mini Cooper to match. There are four Residences on campus, Roebuck, the Hotel, Glenomena, which is also quite nice, Merville, middle of the road, and Belgrove, also known as Belgrade. If you do find yourself living in one of these, go introduce yourself to your neighbours immediately- it is very likely that many of your neighbours in first year will become some of your closest friends and most loyal drinking companions. As the weeks go by you will become more and more accustomed to college life, you’ll make lots of new friends, and by the end of the year you will have realised that yes, the UCD Ball is worth all the hype – I don’t want to start any rumours, or to raise your expectations too much, but people are saying that UCD Ents plan on reincarnating Michael Jackson to perform for one last time, right after the Saw Doctors of course. So enjoy your year! Get involved and let loose! totally shoite


STUDENT CENTRE

The new Student Centre promises to be the hub of student life in UCD. Opening in September 2011, the new building will feature a 50m swimming pool, a cinema, a theatre, a gym, a debating chamber and more. It will provide state-of-the-art facilities for Debating, Drama, Society Rooms, Presentations, Cinema, Media, Meetings and a significantly developed Student Health Service. The highlight of the new centre will be the 50 metre Olympic standard swimming pool, along with relaxation zone and fitness suite. The new Student Centre will be located adjacent to the current student centre, and work on the building can be viewed from upstairs in the forum bar.

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Transport to/from UCD DUBLIN BUS The number 10 is the most direct bus route from city centre to UCD, boarding on O’Connell Street and dropping you off on campus. The numbers 3, 11b and 17 also all provide direct services to UCD. * As of August 2010, the number 10 was still in service as Dublin Bus considered whether the route would be incorporated into the 46a For further information www.dublinbus.ie BUS EIREANN Bus Éireann operates a free daily shuttle service from UCD, Belfield Campus to Busáras (Central Bus Station, Dublin). Note: This service is for holders of valid Bus Éireann tickets only and leaves UCD at 5pm. For more see www.buseireann.ie DART/LUAS The closest Dart station to UCD is Sydney Parada. From there you can walk the rest of the way or get a number 2 or 3 bus to take you the rest of the way to UCD. Getting the green line Luas , you should get off at Windy Arbour, and from there you can walk to UCD, taking about 15 minutes.

TAXI If you are caught for time or feeling a little flush a taxi from O’Connell Street to UCD will cost between €15-€25 depending on time of day, traffic etc. Taxi’s can be hailed in the city centre but it’s easier to go to the ranks at O’Connell Street, Middle Abbey Street, Dame Street and St Stephens Green CYCLING Cycling is the quick, easy and most cost effective way to get to UCD and beat the dreaded Dublin traffic jams. UCD has bicycle racks close to all main buildings including Arts, Science and Engineering. DRIVING/CAR PARKING UCD is located just off the N11, roughly 15 minutes drive from the M50. Parking spots are limited in UCD so the best option is to use public transport. If you wish to drive, there are many free car parks around campus, but there are also some pay and display car parks which you might want to avoid. They are: - Car park between Belfield House and The Chaplaincy - Section of car park 5c in Belfield - Section of car park at the rear of the Sports Centre in Belfield * All prices are offered as a guide and are subject to change.

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Fare Information for Students To travel on the Luas you must have a valid Luas ticket accompanied by a valid Student Travel Card. Your Student Travel Card number and ticket number must match. You are liable for a standard fare of â‚Ź 45.00 if you do not have a valid ticket and ID. Your Student Travel Card can be purchased through your college or by logging onto the student travel card website at www.studenttravelcard.ie You can buy tickets from ticket vending machine at all Luas stops and Luas ticket agents.

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1. Hate Trinity Students for no real reason. 2. Hate trinity students because they’re a shower of useless cravat-wearing, upper-class, toffee-nosed, inbred, lisping, masturbating, self-obsessed bastards with no sense of humour, sex appeal or any redeeming features whatsoever. Bastards. er. 3. Fall in love with the Ents Offic 4. Run in a Students’ Union election 5. Sell some mixed herbs to another student who thinks they’re something else. 6. Buy some mixed herbs from another student thinking they’re something else. nd 7. Go looking for the undergrou tunnels and find that they’re nowhere near as interesting as everyone says. 8. Join a society for all the free stuff during Freshers’ Week and never hear from them again. a 9. Avoid going to the library for whole year. 10. Find all 3 of UCD’s lakes. 11. Fall asleep in a lecture. 12. Pledge to start studying in October and find yourself cramming two hours before an exam.

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31. Pull an all-nighter to finish an assignment you were given 6 months ago.

14. Lose your Virginity.

32. Add to the many jokes written on the walls of the Arts block toilets.

15. Decorate your house with traffic cones which have been stolen on nights out.

33 .Watch an entire series of Lost non-stop.

16. Sneak into the Fair City set, down the road from UCD.

34. Wear a dressing-gown to a lecture.

17. Come in with a thick Cork accent, leave with a D4 twang.

35. Go Camping at the secret lake.

nts 18. Use, “But everyone experime in college!” as an excuse. 19. Start Reading Ulysses.

37. Go to the UCD Ball.

s in 20. Stop reading it after 10 page favour of reality TV. 21. Go into the Ag block with a thick D4 accent talking about how much money Daddy gives you. 22. Survive number 21. 23. Spend a whole day in one of S.U. Bars.

36. Sleep in all 4 of the UCD residences in a week.

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24. Get kicked out of one of the S.U. Bars, having spent the day drinking there.

38. Be part of an S.U. protest or march. ld

39. Have your own show on Belfie FM. 40. Join the Ents Crew.

41. Be able to count the number of lectures attended over the course of a year on two hands and still pass. 42. Climb the Tierney Building.

25. Abuse a Lawsoc or L&H Gues

43. Fail an exam.

26. Swim in the Lake (If you get caught, we do not accept any responsibility for any trouble/ disease/embarrassing penis shrinkage that may occur).

44. Fall in love.

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27. At the first sign of a sunny day, have a Barbecue and beers with a group of mates in one of the leafier retreats on campus. 28. Get a free STI Screening. Ooooh, the suspense! 29. Spend an entire day during Study Week procrastinating by the lake. 30 .Wake up in the morning with stamps from nightclubs you’ve

45. Fall out of love. 46. Fall into a bin. 47. Make some life-long friends. 48. Streak in a Lecture Theatre. 49. Chase the ducks from Merville. They don’t belong there. 50. GRADUATE se 51. Enrol in a postgraduate cour and repeat steps 1-50 all over again!


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DRUGS

How can I tell if someone I know has a Drug abuse problem? Physical Signs of abuse

• Cycles of increased energy, restlessness, and inability to sleep (often seen in stimulants) •Abnormally slow movements, speech or reaction time, confusion and disorientation (often seen in opiates, benzodiazepines and barbiturates) • Cycles of excessive sleep • Unexpected changes in clothing, such as constantly wearing long sleeved shirts, to hide scarring at injection sites

Mental and Emotional Signs of Abuse • Cycles of being unusually talkative, “up” and cheerful, with seemingly boundless energy. • Increased irritability, agitation and anger • Unusual calmness, unresponsiveness or looking “spaced out” • Apathy and depression • Paranoia, delusions • Lowered threshold for violence

nI Where ca get help?

• Suspected drug paraphernalia such as unexplained pipes, roach clips or syringes • For snorted drugs, chronic troubles with sinusitis or nosebleeds • For smoked drugs, a persistent cough or bronchitis, leading to coughing up excessive mucus or blood.

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How can I get help?

Seek help immediately, the longer you wait the worst the problem could get. In UCD support services are: *Students Union Welfare Officer *Student Advisors *Chaplains *Counselling Service located in the Student Centre. IAAAC [Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors], Tel. (01) 797 9187. IACP [Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy], Tel. (01) 230 0061.


COCAINE

Cocaine delivers a quick high, but because the hit is so concentrated and brief, cocaine encourages repeated, expensive doses. Coke can be used as a substitute for confidence and can result in a range of mental health conditions from mild depression to the extremes of psychosis.

CANNABIS & HASH

When smoked, the effects of cannabis are usually felt fairly quickly with people feeling more relaxed, happy and generally laid back. Repeated use often leads to loss of motivation, weight gain and laziness.

ECSTASY (MDMA)

Ecstasy is a powerful stimulant and mood changer that speeds bodily systems and alters perception. Some users experience an exhilarating rush and feelings of love and empathy. Long-term frequent users often get run-down from exhaustion and suffer colds, sore throats and flu. Ecstasy tablets are rarely pure and often contain many unknown and sometimes dangerous ingredients.

SPEED (AMPHETAMINES)

Speed is a stimulant that can keep users awake for hours with effects like an adrenaline rush, making the user feel extremely energetic. Users might feel tired, weak and unwell, and even paranoid and depressed. People with heart problems, blood pressure, or a family history of either, should always avoid speed.

HEROIN

Heroin users experience a sleepy, euphoria and total relief from stress and anxiety as the drug enters the system. Many of the dangers of heroin use comes from using shared or dirty needles that can carry diseases like HIV, hepatitis and pneumonia. It is extremely addictive and extremely difficult to quit. There is also the permanent risk of a fatal overdose.

LSD/ACID

Acid is a powerful hallucinogenic drug that commonly comes in the form of small squares of paper or tiny pellets. Trippers have been known to talk with trees, moan incoherently for hours ÂŹon end and annoy anyone within earshot. There is always the danger of having a bad trip. This is when it all goes horribly, horribly wrong when users experience terrifying nightmare-like hallucinations which are extremely unpleasant and dangerous for the user.

MEPHEDRONE

Mephedrone is a recent addition to the Irish drugs scene. It comes in a white powder and causes users to be chatty and energetic. There is little known about the possible long-term effects of this drug, which makes it very dangerous. Users have complained of insomnia, jaw tension and depression.

MAGIC MUSHROOMS

Magic Mushrooms are naturally occurring and grow in places all over the world, including Ireland. Users can hallucinate and see and hear things that aren't really there. With a small amount of magic mushrooms, these effects are mild. With a large amount, they can closely resemble the effects produced by LSD.

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SEEKING HELP Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Office, Unit 2, Block C, Santry Business Park, Swords Road, Dublin 9, Ireland. Contact: Tel: 353 1 8420700 Fax: 353 1 8420703 Email: gso@alcoholicsanonymous.ie

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g n i l b m ga GAMBLING ADDICTION

Gambling, like sex, is an activity which is acceptable and fun. Gambling, like sex, can easily be ignored as an extremely common, pleasurable, and legal activity. Gambling is a very high stakes game, where friendships, family, finance, and reputations are all at great risk. There are two general types of problem gamblers:

(1) ACTION GAMBLERS

Almost all Action Gamblers are male and begin gambling in their early teens. Action Gamblers are generally very bright, and score high on IQ tests. Their outlets are games requiring skill, including blackjack, poker, sports betting, and even sometimes trading of stocks. Telltale signs include some of the following: • Constant use of phone (unrelated to college life) • Sports/racing form websites regularly in view • Fixated on sports/racing from perspective of odds etc. • Leaving college early • Borrowing money from many friends or other sources • Anger and isolation • Defensive and argumentative attitude • Chronic fatigue

(2) ESCAPE GAMBLERS

Approximately 75% of all Escape Gamblers are female. While the problem tends to be initiated later in life, it can still be prevalent in college-going ages. Escape Gambling generally involves games requiring little or no skill like slots, bingo or the lotto. If you suspect that someone you know may have a gambling problem, these are common telltale signs that can help you identify a problem. • Boredom • Stress • Grief • Loneliness • Previous history of chronic pain • Abuse • Depression • Desperate Financial Condition • Dysfunctional family background

Where c an I get help ?

Seeking Help Gambling Addiction Ireland Rutland Centre, Knocklyon Road, Templeogue, Dublin 16. Phone : 01 4946358 Fax : 01 494 6444 Email : info@rutlandcentre.ie

Rehabilitation Centre 94 Upper Drumcondra Rd Dublin 9 Tel. 01 8367171 The ARC is a counselling and referral service for all types of addiction, including gambling.

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sex

Sex happens in a variety of ways, places, and with a variety a people. There is nowhere where this becomes more apparent than in a university environment. It is a misconception to think that sex is limited to straightforward, bog-standard heterosexual or homosexual intercourse.

People can do it perform it in many different ways such as:

Vaginal Intercourse

Vaginal sex is sexual behavior involving the vagina, especially, but not limited to, the insertion of the erect penis into the vagina. The use of sex toys and other activities involving the vagina can be considered vaginal sex as well.

Anal Intercourse

Anal sex is the insertion of the erect penis into the rectum through the anus.

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Health Don’t forget that the Student Centre provides STI Screening. You can make an appointment by ringing 01-7163133 or by dropping into the Student health centre. If you are a little embarrassed I can do it for you!

Sexually Transmitted Infections Chlamydia

Chlamydia is caused by sexual contact of some form with an infected partner. It is a bacteria which affects the genitals and sometimes the throat and eyes.

HIV & AIDS

AIDS is an infectious disease that causes your body to lose its ability to defend itself against certain diseases. AIDS sufferers are therefore far more vulnerable to infections like pneumonia, skin cancer and fungal infections than a healthy person would be, and experience more extreme symptoms of these infections. There is currently no cure for AIDS, and the disease can only be kept under reasonable control through a delicate cocktail of medication.

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It is practiced by a wide variety of people including both heterosexual, bisexual and homosexual partners.

Oral sex

Oral sex consists of all the sexual activities that involve the use of the mouth and tongue to stimulate the genitals. It may be used as foreplay before intercourse, as climax of a sexual act, or even following intercourse. It is sometimes performed to the exclusion of all other forms of sexual activity. Oral sex may or may not include the ingestion of any bodily fluids.

Anilingus (anal/oral sex)

Anilingus is a sexual activity involving contact between the anus or peri-anal areas of one person, and the mouth of another.

Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes is a virus caused by sexual contact, including oral sex, with an infected partner. Women with the virus will experience painful sores or blisters in the genital area, where an itching tingling sensation can also occur. Men will often have no obvious symptoms, or develop sores on the penis.

Genital Warts

Genital warts are commonly misconceived to only be applicable to men, but the infection can occur in both men and women. Symptoms include, predictably, painless lumps or flat warts in the genital area, which may itself itch.

Gonorrhoea

Gonorrhoea symptoms vary in men and women, and the infection often has no symptoms, which can make detection very difficult. Women may experience pain during sex or when passing urine, while men will have a yellow discharge from the penis and also find urinating painful. Go

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus. It can be spread through exchange of body fluids such as blood, saliva, or urine with an infected person. Many people have no symptoms at all or just mild flu-like symptoms, like tiredness, physical sickness, and pain in the joints. Some experience jaundice (yellowing of the skin) and their urine turns dark.


Pubic Lice (‘Crabs’)

Pubic lice affect both men and women, and symptoms include a severe itch in the pubic area. Lice may be seen crawling around on the pubic area, and the eggs of lice may be seen as black specks on the pubic hair. A specific type of lotion or cream is usually used to treat lice.

Syphilis

Syphilis is spread through contact with an infecte d partner. Men and women are equally suscep tible to the infection. Syphilis infection usually involve s sores in the genitals, rashes on the palms and soles, and then the development of growths on the skin or skeleton.

n o i t p e c a r t n o c No contraception is 100% safe, but if used correc tly can greatly reduce chances of getting pregna nt. It’s important to note that some contraception will provided better protection against sexual ly transmitted illnesses (STIs) than others, and some will provide no form of protection against STIs at all. ..

Here are some of the various types of contra ception available:

Condoms

The male condom is a very thin rubber sheath , put over the erect penis, to prevent sperm from entering the vagina or anus. It is important to remem ber that a condom should never be re-used, and, you should always check the expiry date on the condom before using it. If an erection is lost while wearin ga condom, you should always put on a new one before having sex. Female condom is a sheath used to line the vagina, and the area just outside it, to prevent sperm from entering .When used correctly; it can be as effective as the male condom. Precautions: The condom may slip off or split if care is not taken. The man needs to withdraw as soon as he ejaculated, and must be careful not to spill any semen. With careful use, condoms can be 98% effective against getting pregnant or contracting an STI. They may also help to deter the develo pments of cervical cancer for woman.

Diaphragm

The Diaphragm is a barrier method of contra ception. This means that it prevents sperm from reachin g and fertilising the egg. It is a small rubber dome with a flexible rubber ‘O’-ring moulded into the edge which the user fills with spermicide before placing it in the vagina or wall of the cervix If used correctly, the diaphragm should preven t the sperm from fertilising the egg. It must stay in for at least six hours after sex. The diaphragm offers a 98% protection from pregnancy, but offers little

protection for STIs.

The Pill

There are two main forms of the contraceptive pill, Combined Pill and the Mini Pill. Neither form protections against STIs. 1.Combined Pill: stops a woman form ovulati ng. The pill is prescribed by a doctor, and should be taken at approximately the same time each day for 3 weeks, followed by a weeklong break during which a woman has her period. The Pill often relieve s period pain, premenstrual tension and someti me acne, and reduces bleeding. It is unreliable if taken over 12 hours late, after vomiting, or severe diarrhoea. Some women won’t be prescribed the pill for medical reasons. 2.The Mini Pill: contains a hormone that causes changes that make it difficult for sperm to enter the womb of for the womb to accept a fertilise d egg. Again, the Pill should be taken at the same time every day. It is useful for woman who cannot take the combined pill for different reasons. The mini pill can be used while breastfeeding while the combined pill should not be. The morning after Pill is a tablet of hormones that acts to prevent ovulation or fertilisation, or the subsequent implantation of an embryo. *If needed, you can get one on campus in the Student Health Centre located upstairs in the Student Centre. It costs €12 and can only be administrated by a doctor. In case the Student Health Centre is closed you can get the Emergency Contraceptive Pill at the places listed below

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Well Woman Center www.wellwomancente r.ie 73 Leeson St., Dublin 1. Tel 016610083/ 6610086/ 6610 090 35 Lower Liffey St., Dubli n 1. Tel 8728051

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Irish Family Planning Association www.ifpa.ie As well as family plann ing the IFPA also provide advice relating to general health . Helpline: 1850 495051

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Pregnancy If you think that you are pregnant, the first step is to have a doctor perform an ‘official’ pregnancy test. This service is available in the Student Health Service.

1) Continuing the Pregnancy and Keeping the Baby

Managing a pregnancy is a long (forty weeks) and a challenging process. Maintaining a pregnancy is every woman’s right and she is entitled to a wide range of help and support. It is a decision that no woman will take lightly.

2) Adoption

Adoption is the process whereby a child becomes a member of a new family. It creates a permanent, legal relationship between the adoptive parents and the child.

For help and assistance: Marie Stopes Reproductive Choices 10/11 Berkeley Street Dublin 7 Phone: (01) 830 0630

3) Abortion

Many Irish women travel every year to England or the continent to terminate their pregnancy. If you are thinking of terminating a pregnancy, you are strongly advised to seek appropriate counselling before you travel. Abortion is illegal in Ireland except where there is a real and substantial risk to the life, as distinct from the health, of the mother. ing a risk arising from a threat of suicide. includes ThisSeek

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owever comfortable or confident you may feel about coming to college, it is a daunting and intimidating experience. It can be even more difficult and isolating if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or have just recently started to question your sexuality. Regardless how you feel about yourself and the people around you, coming ‘out’ and being ‘out’ can sometimes be a nerve racking time. In UCD Students’ Union, we’re aware of the problem faced by many students in this regard, and respond to it by making all students, regardless of sexual orientation, welcome and safe.

For any student in UCD who may have these worries over their head below is a list of things you should try out and get involved in: • The first port of call for any LGBT student in UCD should definitely be the UCD LGBT society, a great place to meet other LGBT students, as well as make new friends. There are weekly coffee mornings, nightclubs, wine receptions to movie nights to games nights to help you to meet other people . One of there important services they provide is a buddy system; a way for new members who may be slightly nervous about joining to meet up with a committee member, and have a friendly face to bring them to the next event. To contact them, email ucdlgbt@ gmail.com

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• UCD Student’s Union also has a part-time LGBT Right’s Officer and there’re the bridge between the LGBT Society and the Union, and are always there to listen and advise if you need someone to talk to. • Pink Training is an event run by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) every year for LGBT Students from all over Ireland. It is held in a different city every year, and has always been hugely successful. It is a weekend consisting of coming-out workshops, sexual health workshops, sexual empowerment workshops etc., as well as a night out or two. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet other LGBT people from all over, and to discuss any of the issues that may be affecting you. • Rainbow Week is a Union event held every year. Past events have included mock gay weddings, mini pride marches through campus, talks, workshops, guest speakers like David Norris and Katherine Zappone etc. Definitely a date for your diary! Always remember that if you’re facing discrimination, or you’re having a difficult time with ‘coming out’ at home or at college, you don’t have to face it alone. Your S.U. Welfare Officer Scottie is there to help and listen to you.

www.gcn.ie The website of Dublin’s gay magazine. www.theladylist.ie A list of what’s on for gay women. www.queerid.ie A discussion forum and online community. A good place to see what’s going on around the scene. www.angrypotato.net A discussion forum and online community. www.gaelick.com A lesbian e-zine www.spunout.ie This is a good site for youth in general, but has an excellent LGBT section.

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Constituency: Clare Mr. Pat Breen Fine Gael

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Constituency: Meath East

Mr. Conor Lenihan Fianna Fáil

Mr. Thomas Byrne Fianna Fáil

Mr. Charlie O'Connor Fianna Fáil

Mr. Shane McEntee Fine Gael

Mr. Pat Rabbitte The Labour Party

Ms. Mary Wallace Fianna Fáil

Constituency: Galway West

Constituency: Tipperary North

Mr. Frank Fahey Fianna Fáil

Mr. Noel J Coonan Fine Gael

Mr. Noel Grealish Former Progressive Democrat

Mr. Joe Carey Fine Gael Mr. Timmy Dooley Fianna Fáil Mr. Tony Killeen Fianna Fáil Constituency: Cork South-Central Ms. Deirdre Clune Fine Gael Mr. Simon Coveney Fine Gael Mr. Ciarán Lynch The Labour Party Mr. Micheál Martin Fianna Fáil Mr. Michael McGrath Fianna Fáil Constituency: Dublin Central Mr. Bertie Ahern Fianna Fáil Mr. Cyprian Brady Fianna Fáil Mr. Joe Costello The Labour Party Mrs. Maureen O'Sullivan Independent Constituency: Dublin North-East Mr. Tommy Broughan The Labour Party Mr. Terence Flanagan Fine Gael Dr. Michael J. Woods Fianna Fáil Constituency: Dublin South-East Mr. Chris Andrews Fianna Fáil Ms. Lucinda Creighton Fine Gael Mr. John Gormley Green Party Mr. Ruairí Quinn The Labour Party Constituency: Galway East Mr. Ulick Burke Fine Gael Mr. Paul Connaughton Fine Gael Mr. Michael P. Kitt Fianna Fáil Mr. Noel Treacy Fianna Fáil Ms. Aíne Brady Fianna Fáil

Ms. Máire Hoctor Fianna Fáil Mr. Michael Lowry Independent Constituency: Wicklow Mr. Joe Behan Independent Mr. Andrew Doyle Fine Gael Ms. Liz McManus The Labour Party Mr. Dick Roche Fianna Fáil Mr. Billy Godfrey Timmins Fine Gael Constituency: Cork East Mr. Michael Ahern Fianna Fáil Mr. Edward O'Keeffe Fianna Fáil Mr. Sean Sherlock The Labour Party Mr. David Stanton Fine Gael

Ms. Mary Harney Former Progressive Democrat Ms. Joanna Tuffy The Labour Party

Mr. Michael D. Higgins The Labour Party Mr. Pádraic McCormack Fine Gael Mr. Éamon Ó Cuív Fianna Fáil Constituency: Kildare South Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl Fianna Fáil Mr. Seán Power Fianna Fáil Mr. Jack Wall The Labour Party Constituency: Longford -Westmeath Mr. James Bannon Fine Gael Mr. Peter Kelly Fianna Fáil Ms. Mary O'Rourke Fianna Fáil Mr. Willie Penrose The Labour Party

Constituency: Cork South-West

Constituency: Meath West Mr. Johnny Brady Fianna Fáil

Mr. Jim O'Keeffe Fine Gael

Mr. Noel Dempsey Fianna Fáil

Mr. Christy O'Sullivan Fianna Fáil

Mr. Damien English Fine Gael

Mr. P. J. Sheehan Fine Gael

Constituency: Tipperary South

Constituency: Dublin Mid West

Mr. Tom Hayes Fine Gael

Mr. John Curran Fianna Fáil

Dr. Martin Mansergh Fianna Fáil

Mr. Paul Nicholas Gogarty Green Party

Mr. Mattie McGrath Fianna Fáil


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DISABILITIES Some Students come to college with a Disability that could be physical or mental. All Students just want to enjoy the college experience. However, sometimes disabled students face challenges in college.

UCD has the Disability Support Service(DSS), located beside the library turn stiles in the Arts Block. They provide a range of supports for all disabilities, examples of this can be supports including assistive technology, alternate format (e.g. Braille or audio), learning supports, access to librarian services and student supports to name a few. The DSS is contactable at www.ucd.ie/disability and the DSS main office number is 01-7167565 There is also a student society called the Inclusion, Participation, Awareness society (IPA Soc). It is not just for disabled students but for anyone interested in equal opportunities for Students with disabilities in UCD. As well as looking for full inclusion in college life, events include guest speakers such as paralympians and people from disability organizations, many great nights out and fundraisers, and they also partake in the college

HEALTH SERVICES The Student Health Service provides on-campus medical, psychological and psychiatric care to registered students of the university. The staff of the Student Health Service provides a service within an ethos of respect, courtesy and confidentiality and aim at all times to operate to the highest professional standards. The service is envisaged as an addition to the student's own family doctor or specialist medical services. Students should continue to attend their own General Practitioner, especially if Dublin based. Location: The Student Health Service is located on the first floor of the Student Centre. Telephone: (01)7163133 / 3143 Confidentiality: All consultations are treated in strict confidence. No information is given to others without permission. Out of Hours Medical Service: Emergency service is provided by:EastDoc - Tel. 01.2094021 (6pm-10pm weekdays &10am-6pm Weekends/Bank holidays), 58

wheelchair basketball. It’s hard to balance study, socializing, friends, family and the pints as a student in UCD and everyone wants to live the Student Life to the max, but if you have an interest in Disabilities issues you would liked raised, they can be contacted at ipaucd@gmail.com or have a look out for them in the Fresher’s Tent.

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Contacts- Tel. 01. 8300244 (House Call Service - 24 hour service) (Students should note that there is a fee for the above services) Accident and Emergency at St. Vincent's University Hospital can be used to assess any acute medical or psychiatric emergency 24 hours a day Appointments: Appointments may be made in person at reception or by phone (01) 716 3133. Please note that all students must be currently registered with UCD to use the service. When checking in for your booked appointment please use the self-service check-in pod located on the left hand side as you enter the waiting room. 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 as already mentioned. Nurse Consultations: The nurses in the Student Health Service operate a walk-in, triage service during opening hours. MondayFriday 9.30am -12.00pm & 2.00pm to 3.00pm. The nurse will assess any student presenting with an urgent problem and refer on to the doctor, if need be.


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It’s easy to overlook the importance of emotional health - and its effect on our body. The fact that Irish men between the ages of 15 and 34 are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in a car crash demonstrates the need for our mental health to be addressed. If you feel you suffer from mental illness, or are just feeling low, then the useful contacts in the depression column following should be consulted.

or indecisive • Interest – loss of interest in food, work, sex and life seems dull • Value – reduced sense of self-worth, low self-esteem or guilt • Aches – headaches, chest or other pains or palpation’s without a physical basis • Live – not wanting to live, suicidal thoughts or thinking of death

Depression We all may experience short-lived feelings of sadness in response to disappointments in everyday life. Depression as an illness is more severe and not short lived. It may be associated with negative thoughts such as suicidal ideas, which require urgent treatment. Depressive illnesses affect 7% of the population, and 1 in 13 students.

Support Group Meetings Aware are a voluntary organisation formed too assist people directly affected by depression, holds free weekly meetings at some 60 locations throughout the country, to provide information and emotional support to people, so they may learn the skills to overcome depression, and prevent relapses. Contact “Aware” or Scottie, the Welfare Office for details on the day & location of these meetings.

What Causes Depression? Depression is frequently preceded by setbacks in life, such as bereavement, relationship, or financial difficulties, problems at work or medical illness. An inherited tendency towards depression is also a major factor. How to Recognise Depression If 5 or more of the following symptoms are present for more than 2 weeks, it is probably a depressive episode: • Feeling – depressed, sad, anxious or bored • Energy – tired, fatigued, everything is an effort, slowed movements • Sleep – waking during the night or too early in the morning, oversleeping or trouble getting to sleep • Thinking – slow thinking, poor concentration, forgetful

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Stress comes about when there are so many demands and just not enough resources to deal with them all effectively. Stress in small amounts can be a positive thing and many people use it to drive them. However, if it becomes overwhelming it can have serious negative consequences for your physical and mental well-being. How To deal with Stress: • Exercise regularly. This will keep you healthy, and more importantly will help you release hormones called endorphins all around your body making you feel all happy inside. • Learn to say ‘no’ – You’ve got enough on your plate. People will have to accept that everyone needs time to themselves. • Prioritise. When you’ve done this, you can better manage your time and fit in most of the things you need to do in your week and not feel too stretched. • Have someone you can talk to/rant at. It can be really helpful to get someone else’s perspective on things. • Laugh. Being too serious is bad for your health. Look what happened to Father Stone… • Be optimistic. Positive things happen to positive people. • Talk to us. If you feel you’re struggling drop into Scottie your Welfare Officer. How to handle exam stress at peak time: • It’s a cliché, but try not to leave everything until the last minute. You’ll thank yourself for it. • Take breaks, plan your time, and plan your revision. • Don’t panic. They’re just exams. • Familiarise yourself with past exam papers in good 60

time. You’ll be far more comfortable with an exam paper when you understand and recognise the format, know how much time to spend on each question, and so on. You’ll often realise, too, that you might not need to cover the entire syllabus. • It’s often a good idea to study in groups with your mates. This way you will probably realise that you’re not as badly set as you think, and hanging out with friends is also an excellent pre-exam stress relief. You can assign reading between yourselves to cut down on the workload too. • Another cliché, and one that everyone learns from experience, is that one of the best things you can do is to get a good night’s sleep before your exam, i.e. at least four hours, if not eight. This will help you keep alert during the test, and aid your brain in processing the bits you have learned. • Mind yourself. All-nighters and dosing up on coffee and Red Bull, while inevitable, isn’t good for you. Be sure to eat properly and sleep well before an exam to make sure you’re on top form. Think carefully about what you eat and drink before your exam. If you have butterflies, eat Weetabix and bananas on the morning of the exam, for a slow and steady release of carbs to keep you on your toes for the day. Avoid Wham bars and cola bottles, because they’ll rot your teeth and give you an awful tummy-ache and a sad face. Again, keep reminding yourself, they’re just exams!


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What is this? Put simply, if a person self-harms, they cause themselves some measure of physical pain by some means. Why? Self-harming is a coping mechanism. It is not a signal that a person wants to die, or is trying to kill themselves, although because of the amount of distress being experienced, the incidence of suicide is probably higher in those who self-harm. People self-harm because they are trying to cope with the tough feelings that crop up every day. Self-harming can be a physical release from emotions that can seem very overwhelming. If someone you know is self-harming: • Do not act horrified or disgusted. Do not threaten. Your acceptance of the person is needed. • Do get as much information about self-harming as possible, and find out what support is available to

you and the person you are trying to help. Tell the person that support is available whenever they want it. Encourage them to talk to their GP. • Talk honestly with them about what is going on for them, and their feelings surrounding their selfharming. Concentrate on the feelings rather than the actions or injuries. • If you see the physical signs of the self-harming, again, do not react with horror, revulsion, or disgust. You do not have to like what is going on, nor should you pretend that you do. But you should try to be supportive of the person. Help and treatment is available in a variety of ways. There can be great fear on behalf of the person that self-harms that their one coping skill is going to be snatched from them. For information and support, contact Scottie your Welfare Officer, or you can go to the UCD Counselling Service or use the contacts listed below and the UCDSU website, www.ucdsu.Ie

Seeking Help! Aware 72 Lower Lesson St Dublin 2 Tel. 01 6617211 Help line: 1890 303 302 www.aware.ie

Each year in Ireland more than 500 people die by suicide. Aware is working to avoid this tragic outcome by providing vital support and information to all who experience depression. If you are concerned for yourself or a loved one get help and support now. Contact the Aware loCall Helpline 1890 303 302 or see www.aware.ie for online discussions forums and information


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Eating disorders are complex, life-threatening conditions from which people can, and do, get better with appropriate treatment. Eating disorders can affect anyone, male or female. They can be seen as a way of coping with unmanageable feelings. The term ‘eating disorder’ refers to a group of conditions characterised by severe disturbances in eating, emotional and psychological distress, or any one of a variety of physical consequences. Recognising Eating Disorders in a Friend: • they often will have self esteem problems • there is often a marked over-concern with body shape, weight and size, and an obsession with food • thinness is seen as a magical solution to problems while weight gain is feared • may view their body as larger than it actually is (distorted body image) • may have problems relating to control • may find it hard to talk about their feelings and to deal with conflict • may be depressed and may become isolated The disordered eating can take various forms, from fasting and self-starvation to binge eating. Excessive exercising or self-induced vomiting, the use of laxatives or diuretics are used to avoid weight gain (purging). 1.A person experiencing Anorexia Nervosa will make determined efforts to attain and maintain a body weight lower than the normal body weight for their age, sex, and height. This will usually take the form of self-inflicted fasting. 2.Bulimia Nervosa involves repeated episodes of binge eating followed by high-risk behaviours aimed at compensating for the binges. These can include fasting, excessive exercising, self-induced vomiting, and the use of laxatives, diuretics or other medications. 3.Binge Eating Disorder (sometimes referred to as Compulsive Overeating) involves repeated episodes of bingeing but without purging. The person who binge-eats is therefore likely to put on considerable amounts of weight over time. They find themselves locked into a lonely cycle of dieting, bingeing, selfrecrimination and self-loathing. Men and Eating Disorders Contrary to popular opinion, eating disorders are not exclusive to women. Although fewer in number, men

also experience eating disorders. Research shows that around ten percent of adults diagnosed with eating disorders are male, but this does not account for the many more men who do not report their problems for fear of being stigmatised. The incidence of anorexia is much lower in males; binge-eating disorders seem to occur almost equally in females and males. Body image issues and feelings of low self-esteem triggered by the media may play a part in the development of eating disorders in men. Males, as well as females, are affected by society’s messages about the importance of physical appearance. The trim aesthetic for men is increasingly represented as the norm. Men, as well as women, internalise these media messages and then measure themselves against unrealistic standards. Risk Factors In Men For males, the following seem to be common triggers of eating disorders: • Being overweight for their height and age as a child. They may have been teased or bullied about their weight. • A history of dieting. • Being excessively concerned with fitness, which can leave to over-exercising. • Participation in a sport that demands thinness. • An image-conscious job, or profession, that demands thinness. Male models, actors, and entertainers seem to be at a higher risk than the general population. • Conflict over gender identity, or over sexual orientation, may precipitate the development of an eating disorder in some males. Some males experience severe distress due to body image disturbance and become obsessed with the idea that they are ugly and misshapen, or small and underdeveloped. They can experience real feelings of self-loathing and inferiority and may experience consequent impairment in their ability to form Seeking relationships to work and to Help! socialise. Body whys PO Box 105, Blackrock, Dublin. Helpline 1890 200 444 info@bodywhys.ie

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Newspapers Check out the ‘to let/flat/house sharing’ columns of the daily, evening and local papers. We recommend the Evening Herald and local papers such as the Southside people which is available free in most Southside newsagents. Evening papers are usually out at lunchtime so get a copy as early as possible and if something catches your eye ring without delay as places go quickly.

Students’ Union Accommodation Officer Your first port of call should be to drop into the Student Centre where you can meet the Students’ Union Accommodation Officer Seán who will be more than happy to help and steer you in the right direction. He will be more than happy to print you the hard copy of available accommodation in the surrounding area and he also provides a laptop and a phone for your use! The most important thing you have to remember, know your rights!!!!! If you are unsure pop into us and we’ll give you the leaflets and advice the best we can to help you out. Don’t ever sign anything without fully reading the lease and understanding it correctly. Websites This year the Student’s Union and the UCD accommodation office have teamed up to provide one consolidated online list of accommodation, which can be found on www.findahome.ie. On the site there is a specific UCD section (the password is ‘belfield’) where you can find a massive list of places specifically for UCD students. Aside from findahome.ie, the best websites to check are daft.ie, 64

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Shop windows and Notice boards Check in the areas surrounding UCD or the area you are searching. Shop windows and notice boards are an often overlooked area to search for lettings. Friends Everyone knows someone who knows someone else whose aunt’s beauty therapist’s local florist has a gaff in Clonskeagh. However tenuous the connection, get in touch and get phone numbers for landlords - they may have something else in the area to let. You’d be surprised how often this works. The Student’s Union can also advise you on any tenancy issues you might have. Check out the accommodation section on the www.ucdsu.ie website or call into us in the corridor for some friendly advice. Remember, if we can’t help you we definitely know someone who can!


On-Campus Accommodation

There are a number of modern apartment complexes situated on campus, which are rented exclusively to students. They are very popular with both Irish and International students. Single rooms are bedrooms for one student only. En-suite means that you will have your own private bathroom. You will share the kitchen and living areas of the apartment with between 2 and 4 other students. Most apartments are mixed gender but you can request single gender apartments. Rules and Regulations UCD Residences rules and regulations are designed to contribute towards an enjoyable, safe, harmonious and peaceful living experience. Whilst the main set of rules and regulations are contained in the Residents License to Reside, additional rules can be found in each locations operations manual, in the welcome pack issued to each resident, and in our guide to Managing Breaches of the Rules. Disciplinary Measures for Residents There are 3 types of disciplinary measures which the University can adopt. They are divided as follows: Category 1 Breach- On the spot remedy Category 2 Breach- Formal meeting with Residence Team Leader Category 3 Breach- Formal meeting with Manager of Residential Services

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Appeal of Category 2 Fine: Appeal to Manager of Residential Services This appeal must be made within 48 hours of the decision and be accompanied by the appropriate form Appeal to Manager of Residential Services Form The decision of the appeal body shall be final. Appeal to the Vice President for Students This appeal must be made within 5 working days of the decision and be accompanied by the appropriate form (see link below) and the relevant fee (see form) Residents can only choose one of the above options. The decision of the appeal body shall be final. Appeal of Category 3 Fine or Revocation of Licence: Where a fine has been imposed, or a licence has been revoked under a Category 3 process the Resident can avail only of an appeal to the Vice President for Students. This appeal must be made within 5 working days of the decision and be accompanied by the appropriate form and the relevant fee.

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FINANCE ASSISTANCE FUNDS Many students experience financial hardship while at college. Students should therefore be aware that there are some bodies that offer various means of financial assistance. The Student Welfare Fund and Assistance Committee are responsible for assisting students who find themselves in financial difficulty. The committee operates three distinct schemes for assisting students, they are: 1. Student Welfare Fund 2. Student Assistance Fund 3. SVP Emergency Fund 4. Student Health Fund 5. Childcare assistance fund 6. SU Bookshop purchasing scheme. 1) Student Welfare Fund This fund offers financial assistance to students who encounter unexpected difficulties during their time in UCD. Such unforeseen difficulties would be loss of a part time job, bereavement or your parents have suffered a drop in their income. When applying to the Welfare Fund it’s very important to e-mail Scott (scott@ ucdsu.ie) to arrange to meet him first. The Welfare Fund Committee meets every two weeks throughout the academic year to consider applications. Students can therefore apply at any time. Applications are available in the Scott’s office. 2) Student Assistance Fund This fund is means-tested and is intended to help those finding it difficult to make ends meet as a result of ongoing low income. The application requires more information, as you need to supply a Revenue P20 or P60 form. It is important to gather all relevant information for this fund as early as possible. A reduction in available funding means that successful applicants will not receive the same level of assistance as was allocated in previous years. The 2009 deadline was 23 October, so you can expect the 2010 deadline to be approximately the same time, but keep an eye out for its advertisement next semester. Application forms will be available in Scott’s Office in September. 3) SVP Emergency Fund The SU and the UCD Saint Vincent de Paul Society offer financial assistance up to €150, for those who experience severe difficulties. Applications can be made during an advisory clinic, which is held weekly during term-time. The times and dates are subject to change but will be advertised if changes do occur. Applications are available in Scott’s office or at the venue where the Clinic is held, in G005, Newman Building. Details of the Clinic for the coming year will not be available until late August. 4) UCD Student Health Service Assistance Fund The SU is administering a Student Health Service Assistance Fund that will help UCD students who may be unable to pay for their charges in the UCD Student 66

Health Service. The application forms are available in Scott’s office and you can apply to the fund at any time during the year. 5) Childcare Assistance Fund The university has put in place a Childcare Subsidy Scheme to assist student parents most in need of financial assistance, both those with children in the UCD Crèche and those in off-campus childcare. All expenditure through this fund is subject to strict eligibility guidelines and there is no guarantee that any student will receive a subsidy. Successful applicants will have to submit monthly crèche/child-minder invoices. Application forms are avaibale in Scott’s office. 6) SU Bookstore Assisted Purchase Scheme This is a new assistance scheme set up last semester to aid students who have difficulty in affording expensive university textbooks. Students who cannot pay entirely up-front for a required textbook in the S.U. Second-hand Bookshop can receive it through the S.U. Welfare office, and pay for it in regular installments that suit their situation. 7)S.U. Student Support Fund For the month of September the Students’ Union, as per our promise, have established the Student Support Fund. This new fund will act as a support for students who are finding it difficult to purchase academic materials for themselves. Academic materials would include items such as stationary packs, A4 pads and books you might need. To make an application to this fund, drop into Scott, the Welfare Officer and you’ll he’ll help you to fill out your application. Remember, no matter what your situation is drop into Scott and he’ll do his best to help you out. REncY & CUT OUT THE SU CUR NGE IT HA EXC TO VISIT SCOTT !!! MS DO FOR CON


STUDENT BANKING When starting out in college it is very important to make an informed and sensible decision about what bank you want to use. Banks know that you guys are some of the most promising undergraduates students around that will evolve into highly lucrative customers in years to come. It is important to look beyond the freebies you’re offered and choose a bank that offers a student package that best suits you. Over your life time you’re going to spend tens of thousands on financial services and the bank you choose as a student is likely to be a bank for life. Do: - Spend according to need, not desire - Pay all bills immediately - Tap all sources of student finance, find out if your eligible for a grant or for the Welfare Fund. - Make a budget so you can see where your spending your money, you will be surprised. - Line up a holiday job with good pay. - Draw out money only if you need it - Take with you the amount of money you intend on spending. - If you end up in debt, tell some you trust immediately Don’t: - Borrow money from friends - Use credit cards - Ignore debt, it will get worst. - Ignore letters from the bank or creditors. - Suffer in silence- student advisers and your Welfare Officer are here to help you.

Opening a bank account. What you need: - Identification- student card and passport or drivers license. - Proof of address – Utility Bill or bank statement that isn’t older than three months - International students – you will need a letter from your college that says you are a student at your home college, the name of your course, your address at home as well as your address in Ireland, stated in the letter. In Financial Difficulty? MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt. MABS helpline 1890 283 438 (9am to 8pm Monday to Friday) MABS helpline is staffed by Helpline Advisers who can assist you to deal with debt problems by: They can help you to assess the extent and true nature of your debt. Helping you to explore your options Providing you with the information you need to deal with your debts Provide relevant self-help material The only cost to you is an 1890 call. Once you make the first call, the advisers can call you back if necessary. Essential Links if your looking into getting a Bank Loan 1) www.aib.ie/students 2) www.boi.ie/students 3) www.ulsterbank.ie/students 4) www.itsyourmoney.ie/costcomparisons.jsp 5) www.itsyourmoney.ie/jargonbuster

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SEPTEMBER THURSDAY

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SEPTEMBER MONDAY

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SEPTEMBER 16

THURSDAY LAUNCH OF

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SEPTEMBER 20

MONDAY Launch of Playground @ Pod, UCD/ Trinity Ents Official Student Night

FRESHERS WEEK2010 21

TUESDAY Foam party @ the Student Bar

FRESHERS WEEK2010 22

WEDNESDAY EXAMPLE LIVE @ The Student Bar

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SEPTEMBER 23

THURSDAY Arthur's Day @ the Student Bar

FRESHERS WEEK2010 24

FRIDAY Freshers' Ball w/ TINIE TEMPAH

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SEPTEMBER MONDAY

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TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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PROFESSOR GREEN LIVE @The Student Bar

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SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER THURSDAY

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OCTOBER 04

MONDAY

Class Rep Elections 05

TUESDAY

Class Rep Elections 06

WEDNESDAY

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OCTOBER 07

THURSDAY

1st Council 08

FRIDAY

Class Rep Training 09 & 10

SAT & SUN

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OCTOBER 11

MONDAY

Health Promotion Week

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TUESDAY

Health Promotion Week

13

WEDNESDAY

Health Promotion Week

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OCTOBER 14

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Health Promotion Week

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FRIDAY

Health Promotion Week

16 & 17

SAT & SUN

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OCTOBER MONDAY

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19

2nd Council 20

WEDNESDAY

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OCTOBER THURSDAY

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OCTOBER MONDAY

25

BANK HOLIDAY

Women’s Week 26

TUESDAY

Women’s Week 27

WEDNESDAY

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OCTOBER 28

THURSDAY

l l a B n e e w Hallo 29

FRIDAY

Women’s Week 30 & 31

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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NOVEMBER MONDAY

01

TUESDAY

02

F Rememberance Day

3rd Council 03

WEDNESDAY

F Blue Day.

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NOVEMBER THURSDAY

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NOVEMBER 08

MONDAY

rainbow week 09

TUESDAY

rainbow week 10

WEDNESDAY

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NOVEMBER 11

THURSDAY

rainbow week 12

FRIDAY

rainbow week 13 & 14

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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NOVEMBER MONDAY

15

TUESDAY

16

4th Council 17

WEDNESDAY

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NOVEMBER THURSDAY

18

FRIDAY

19

20 & 21

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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NOVEMBER 22

MONDAY

Mental Health Awareness Week

23

TUESDAY

Mental Health Awareness Week

24

WEDNESDAY

Mental Health Awareness Week

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NOVEMBER 25

THURSDAY

Mental Health Awareness Week

26

FRIDAY

F Feeling the exam pressure? Call into your Welfare Officer, Scott.

Mental Health Awareness Week

27 & 28

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SCRIBBLE BOX

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NOVEMBER DECEMBER MONDAY

29

TUESDAY

30

5th Council 01

WEDNESDAY

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DECEMBER THURSDAY

02

FRIDAY

03

F Any academic queries? Call into your Education Officer, James.

04 & 05

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SCRIBBLE BOX

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DECEMBER 06

MONDAY

F Beginning Of Revision Week

TUESDAY

07

WEDNESDAY

08

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DECEMBER THURSDAY

09

FRIDAY

10

11 & 12

SAT & SUN

F Start of Exam Period

SCRIBBLE BOX

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DECEMBER MONDAY

13

TUESDAY

14

WEDNESDAY

15

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DECEMBER THURSDAY

16

FRIDAY

17

18 & 19

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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DECEMBER MONDAY

20

TUESDAY

21

WEDNESDAY

22

F End of Exam Period

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DECEMBER THURSDAY

23

FRIDAY

24

25 & 26

SAT & SUN CHRISTMAS DAY

SCRIBBLE BOX

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DECEMBER BANK HOLIDAY

27

TUESDAY BANK HOLIDAY

28

WEDNESDAY BANK HOLIDAY

29

MONDAY

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DECEMBER JANUARY THURSDAY

30

FRIDAY

31

01 & 02

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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JANUARY MONDAY

03

BANK HOLIDAY

TUESDAY

04

WEDNESDAY

05

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JANUARY THURSDAY

06

FRIDAY

07

08 & 09

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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JANUARY MONDAY

10

TUESDAY

11

WEDNESDAY

12

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JANUARY THURSDAY

13

FRIDAY

14

15 & 16

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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JANUARY 17

MONDAY

F Back to College!

RAG Week 18

TUESDAY

RAG Week 19

WEDNESDAY

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JANUARY 20

THURSDAY

RAG Week 21

FRIDAY

RAG Week 21 & 23

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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JANUARY MONDAY

24

TUESDAY

25

6th Council 26

WEDNESDAY

UCD Fashion Show

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JANUARY 27

THURSDAY

UCD Fashion Show 28

FRIDAY

29 & 30

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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JANUARY FEBRUARY 31

MONDAY

Seachtain na Gaeilge 01

TUESDAY

Seachtain na Gaeilge 02

WEDNESDAY

Seachtain na Gaeilge

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FEBRUARY 03

THURSDAY

Seachtain na Gaeilge 04

FRIDAY

Seachtain na Gaeilge 05 & 06

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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FEBRUARY MONDAY

07

TUESDAY

08

WEDNESDAY

09

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FEBRUARY THURSDAY

10

FRIDAY

11

12 & 13

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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FEBRUARY 14

MONDAY

shag week sexual health awareness & guidance week

15

TUESDAY

shag week sexual health awareness & guidance week

16

WEDNESDAY

shag week sexual health awareness & guidance week

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FEBRUARY 17

THURSDAY

shag week sexual health awareness & guidance week

18

FRIDAY

shag week sexual health awareness & guidance week

19 & 20

SAT & SUN

SCRIBBLE BOX

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FEBRUARY MONDAY

21

TUESDAY

22

7th Council 23

WEDNESDAY

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Blackboard- An Introduction The Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is used to provide elearning services to staff and students. It allows lecturers to share course materials, post announcements for students, and run quizzes and surveys. Blackboard also includes a Virtual Classroom facility, discussion forums and various other course tools. There are now over 3,600 modules online through Blackboard, The University’s eLearning system. It has revolutionised the way we learn at University Level. How do I get a blackboard account? You automatically receive a Blackboard account when you register with UCD. How Do Access Blackboard? The following are 3 simple steps to accessing blackboard.

Step 1

Launch a web browser. Blackboard is fully compatible with the following browsers. Browser

For a computer using Microsoft Windows

For a computer using Apple Mac OS

Internet Explorer

Version 7.0 or higher*

N/A

Firefox

Version 3.0 or higher

Version 3.0.x or higher (for OS 10.5/10.6)

Safari

N/A

Version 3.2 (for OS 10.5) Version 4.0 (for OS 10.5/10.6)

*Internet Explorer 6 is no longer supported by Blackboard. If users with this browser version experience display issues when using Blackboard, they should upgrade to Internet Explorer 7 or later. Learn more about using web browsers in UCD.

Step 2

Go to http://elearning.ucd.ie Another way to log in (from UCD Connect) • Simply log into UCD Connect. Then click on the Blackboard button on the top right-hand side of the page. • You will then be automatically logged in. Additional Developments: Backpack is the latest addition to the Blackboard revolution. It is an easy-to-use facility that enables you to easily download course material that your tutors or lecturers publish on Blackboard which is made available to you on your computer when you are not online. You can capture the entire contents of your Blackboard programme on your laptop which will update itself whenever you are connect to the internet. It is possible to download Backpack at: www.ucd.ie/itservices/teachingandlearningit/elearning/ bbresources.html For any problems contact the IT Service Helpdesk at: Email: helpdesk@ucd

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IT SERVICES UCD IT Services

As a student at UCD you can avail of a wide variety of IT services, including a computer and email account, high speed internet, academic and high speed antispam software. Look out for Stand Up and Surf PC’s (SUAS) dotted around campu, they are Skype enabled and give you handy access to email and the internet if you’re on the run. You will also find many laptop areas offering easy access to the wired and wireless network. All the maincampus buildings are wirless enabled. UCD Connect gives you online access to IT services 24/7 whether you are on or off campus.

IT Support

Free help and advice on IT problems is offered through four IT Centres located in the Daedalus, Newman, Health Sciences and Newstead Buidlings. Laptop loands are alos available from the IT Centres. You can also contact the IT Services helpdesk with IT queries at 01-7162700 or email ithelpdesk@ucd.ie.

Induction Courses

Don’t forget – as a new first year undergraduate, you get a free 4GB disk key when you complete the IT Induction Course in the Daedalus building during orientation week.

How do I access the UCD connect network?

As a student, once you have been offered a place at UCD you will receive details of your computer account in the post. You will need these details in order to access IT and eLearning services during the academic year.

Email

You can access your email through UCD Connect on and off campus. Simply go to http://www.ucd.ie and enter your account details. You should then click on the Email & Calendar icon. Every student can avail of 1GB of email storage space.

What is UCD Connect?

Available 24/7 on and off campus, UCD Connect is your gateway to online services such as email, your Google calendar, library services and eLearning resources as well as 2 GB of web file storage space.

Printing

You can print to a laser printer from any of the IT Services computer labs or using your own laptop.

Using my Laptop in UCD

You can connect your laptop to the web using our extensive wireless network around campus or register it for our fixed wired network.

eLearning in UCD

Blackboard is the University’s Elearning system which allows you to access online college notes and course schedules as well as participate in virtual classrooms.


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MODULES, CORES, OPTIONS AND ELECTIVES! A DUMMIES GUIDE

UCD Horizons

This the name of our academic structure. It is has three features: It is modularised, semesterised and works off a credit earning system.

Modules:

The beauty of UCD Horizons is that you can have more of a choice regarding how your degree is structured in terms of your modules. To put it very simply, there are modules you must do as part of your degree and then you get to pick whatever other ones you want to do. Each module has value in terms of credits, as described below.

There are three types of modules: Core Modules:

These are the modules that you must do as part of your degree. When registration opens, the modules that are your cores will appear on your SIS Web as pre selected modules. So you do not need to register yourself for your cores, they are chosen for you. Usually you will do 8 modules as cores.

Option Modules:

These are modules that you have to chose yourself. Option modules are relevant to your degree. So you pick your option modules from a pool of around 30 modules. Each module in this pool will have some relevance to your degree area. You must pick 2 option modules, usually one each semester.

Electives:

These are the modules that you also pick. Except unlike options, you pick your electives from nearly all the modules offered across the entire campus. So if your a business student who thinks they would like try their hand at some forensic palaeontology, you can now try it out. You get to chose 2 electives.

Regulations: Pre-Requisites:

Students must have passed the modules listed as prerequisites in order to enrol for the module, or have achieved the required learning outcomes in approved equivalent modules.

Incompatible Modules :

Students cannot be awarded credit for the module and also be awarded credit for any of the modules listed as incompatible modules owing to the similarity of their learning outcomes.

Exclusions:

Students cannot be awarded credit for a module if they have already achieved similar educational outcomes in higher, further or secondary education as specified by the

Module requirements:

Students must have satisfied these requirements, which could include a minimum overall performance at earlier stages of the programme expressed as a required GPA, or a minimum performance at higher, further or secondary education in a specified subject or subjects.

Recommendations:

Students are recommended, but not required, to have the prior learning specified in the recommendation; this may include a recommendation to take or have taken certain modules or to have achieved the associated learning outcomes in some other way, or a recommendation expressed in more general terms of the prior learning. More information can be found on your specific area of study, you should consult your programme office. www.ucd.ie/programmeoffices.htm

Semesters:

The academic year is from September to May. The year is broken up into two semesters. The first semester is from September to December and is also known as the Michaelmas term. From January to May is known as the second semester. This semester is made up of two terms. The Hilary Term is from January to March when we get a two week study period. The Trinity Term is from the study period up to the last day of term in May.

Credits:

Every year a student must complete 60 credits. Each module you do usually has a weight of 5 credits. So therefore you must complete 12 modules. These 12 modules, as described above, are comprised of 8 cores, 2 options and 2 electives.

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Every module you pass will give you 5 credits. The credit of a module is based upon the workload in terms of hours that is associated with that module. If the workload is higher in a module it may be worth 10 credits. When you have earned enough credits at the end of the year you will be able to progress onto the next year.

Majors & Minors:

The proportion of your degree can be divided up and called majors and minors. Each student can configure their degree into different combinations depending on the proportion of credit they allocate to the various subjects they are studying. You may chose a joint major whereby you study two degree areas to the same degree. Alternatively you chose a major/minor combination. A major ill comprise of 30 credits and a minor is made up of 20 credits.

Stage:

UCD is now pretty much completely modularised and works therefore on the principle of credit accumulation. You move through your degree programme as you accumulate the appropriate amount of credits. Normally a degree programme is made up of 3-4 stages.

Marking:

The overall mark awarded to you for a module comes from a mixture of continuous assessment and your final exams grade. Your continuous assessment Module Grades

GP Values

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may be midterms, tutorials, labs or other various assignments. The final mark that is award to you for a module is converted to a grade point. You are awarded a percentage. The percentage awarded is used to calculate the grade point using the table shown below.

Grade Explanation:

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completion of the module assessments. Passed modules can not be completed. The points awarded for each module are added together and the average of each semester is obtained. These two figures are then added to get the average for the year. This is known as your Grade Point Average.

E Grades:

E grades are failing grades that have an associated grade point of 1.6. E grades may be compensated when 75% of the 12 modules undertaken have been completed without failing them and provided the total GPA (Grade Point Average) is 2.00 or over. Some modules are not passable by compensation. These modules may be prerequisites for future learning.

E(C) Grades:

E(C) grades are grades that are E grades which have been passed by compensation. The E obtained is converted to a C once the student fits the requirements for compensation.

F, G and NG Grades:

F, G and NG grades are failing grades. If you get awarded any of these grades you will be required

Grade

When awarded?

Credit

Grade Point

P - Pass

Student achieves a pass for the module

Awarded

2.0

F - Fail

Student fails to achieve a pass for the module

None

1.0

NG - No relevant grade

Student shows no relevant attempt at the module

None

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to repeat the module in question unless you are otherwise advised by your programme office. Once a repeat has been carried out successfully, the grade point is capped at 2.0, irrespective of the actual grade obtained in the repeat session. You will then be awarded with a grade mark followed by (R). This shows the grade obtained in the repeat but the R signifies the repeat attempt and the capped score.

Re-sit Grades

There are three module grades available for you if you have attempted a re-sit assessment these are as follows:

Exceptional Grades:

There are a number of scenarios that require exceptional grades. Each has a specific set of consequences, which are outlined in the table below.


Grade

When awarded?

Credit

GPA

Credit

AU

Student audits module, no assessment completed

None

Neutral

None

W

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None

Neutral

None

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None

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None

Neutral

None

Assessments are passed overall, some compulsory element not completed or passed. Given time to complete (Less than one calendar year)

Awarded if outstanding work is completed satisfactorily

Neutral

Documented extenuating circumstances indicate that student is unable to complete part of an assessment and where satisfactory completion is required for a passign grade.

Awarded if outstanding work is completed satisfactorily

Neutral

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Your Degree:

Your GPA can be broken down into various categories in order to classify it in terms of our older honours classification module. Greater than or equal to 3.68 1st Class

First Class Honours “a

Honours

first”

From 3.08 to 3.67 inclusive 2nd Class Honours, Grade 1

2nd Class Honours “a 2:1”

From 2.48 to 3.07 inclusive 2nd Class Honours, Grade 2

2nd Class Honours “a 2:2”

From 2.00 to 2.47 inclusive Pass

Pass

The conversion system is shown below: None

HOW?

WHEN?

FAQ's What if I'm struggling with a module? Can I get help? Yes - The Students' Union keep a comprehensive list of tutors called the Grindsfile. Visit www.ucdsu.ie/grind_adverts/ What if I have a problem paying my fees or my grant is late? For any queries regarding fees or grants, you can call into the Student Desk on the ground floor in the Tierney Building. In here you will find the Fees & Grants Department Alternatively, you call James, your Education Officer on (01)-716-3111 or 087-6132639. He is also available at education@ucdsu.ie What if I have a complaint? Where can I go? The University has a policy and a set of procedures to give guidance to both students and staff regarding complaints raised by students. The policy emphasizes resolution at a local level wherever possible, and provide information to students and staff on eligibility and procedures to be followed. See the complaints procedure policy for more information.

What if I hand an assignment in late? Am I penalized? If you hand in an assignment past the due date, the school has the right to penalize you. For assignments handed in within a week after the submission date, the school has the right to deduct 10% of your overall mark. For assignments handed in within two weeks after the submission date, the school has the right to deduct 20% of your overall mark. Anything after two weeks may not be accepted. Remember that if you can't hand up an assignment for a genuine reason, fill out an assignment submission extension form before the deadline. What if I fail a module and I want to appeal my results? You can fill out a form to appeal your results based on one of three different grounds. For more information drop into James your Education Officer or alternatively you can just visit the appeals page on the UCD website. What do I do if I have a disability that will affect my studies? Is there somewhere I can go to get some help? The DSS (Disability Support Service) is here to help you and cater for your needs. They are located on the first floor of the James Joyce Library building beside the turnstiles. It provides a range of supports for students with all types of disabilities. They can be contacted on (01)-716-7565.

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Term Dates

Semester 1 Events

Dates

Notes

First Year Registration & Orientation

Monday 30 August - Friday 3 September

Varies depending on course

Registration Closes (you must be registered by this date)

Friday 24 September

Teaching Term

Monday 6 September - Friday 26 November1

12 Weeks

Revision Week

Monday 29 November - Sunday 5 December

1 Week

Exams Period5

Monday 6 December - Friday 17 December

2 Weeks

Christmas Break

Monday 20 December - Sunday 2 January

Semester 2

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Teaching Term

Monday 17 January - Friday 4 March

7 Weeks

Fieldwork / Study Period

Monday 7 March - Sunday 20 March2

2 Weeks

Teaching Term 3

Monday 21 March - Friday 22 April3

5 Weeks

Revision Week

Tuesday 26 April - Sunday 1 May

1 Weeks

Exams Period5

Tuesday 3 May4 - Saturday 14 May

11 Week


Programme Offices

GRANTS

Your Programme Office can help you with nearly any academic problem that you may have in regards to your specific programme. The programme offices are the first port of call for you regarding any query relating to your degree programme. Below is a table of all the programme offices in case you may ever need them. Programme Offices

Grants

Celtic Studies and Human Sciences Email: ba@ucd.ie, bsocsc@ucd.ie Tel: 01 716 8223 Law and Business Email: law@ucd.ie Tel: 01 716 8342 Quinn School of Business Email: quinnschool@ucd.ie Tel: 01 716 4842 Michael Smurfit Graduate Business Email: smurfit.admissions@ucd.ie Telephone: 01 716 8058 / 4302 / 8885 Engineering and Architecture Email: eng.arch@ucd.ie Tel: 01 716 1868 Science Email: science@ucd.ie Tel: +353 1 716 2120 / 2355 / 2356

MAKING AN APPLICATION The maintenance grant is the main source of financial help available from the government for students in full-time higher education. Students on part-time courses access or foundation courses (in higher education institutions) and short courses are not eligible to apply for a maintenance grant, along with repeat students. Family and personal income are the key factors that will be assessed when you apply for a maintenance grant in your local county council or VEC, but there are also some other conditions. The Students’ Union is a good starting point if you are unclear in how to apply for the financial support and you should drop into my office in The Student Centre as I can help you in your application. If you think you are eligible for the maintenance grant, you should apply for it as soon as possible after the application process opens, usually in June of each year. Even if you did not receive one for your first year of university, you should apply before second year begins as you might be eligible.

Health Science Email: healthscience@ucd.ie Tel: +353 1 716 6686 Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Email: agandvet@ucd.ie Tel: 01 716 6245 Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Email: nursing@ucd.ie Tel: 01 716 6569 / 6407

Levels of Grant

Non-Adjacent rate 2010 Financial Year

Adjacent rate 2010 Financial Year

Student Services Charge Paid

Tuition Fees Paid

Level 1

0

0

Yes - 50%

Level 2

810

330

Yes - 100%

Level 3

1625

650

Yes - 100%

Level 4

2435

980

Yes - 100%

Level 5

3250

1300

Yes - 100%

Level 6

6355

2545

Yes - 100%

Please note that these levels are from 2009/2010, and may be subject to change for the 2010/2011 academic year. your local authority will have have the most upto-date information.

STUDENT SERVICES CHARGE / REGISTRATION FEE If you qualify for a maintenance grant at any of the five levels, you also have your Student Services Charge (Registration Fee) paid or refunded back to you. So it's important to remember that qualifying for a maintenance grant saves you a huge amount of money. All you have to do is present the letter from the county council telling you that you have been awarded a grant and inform the University of your situation. The website www.studentfinance.ie has lots of information on the maintenance grant and how to apply. Make sure you log on and check it out. If you need any help with it, make sure you call down to my office G19 in The Student Centre! If you need a hand straight away make sure to pop me an email to education@ucdsu.ie and I will get back to you as fast as I can!

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Libraries @ UCD The Library in UCD is one of the most comprehensive in Ireland. There are five libraries in UCD. They are: James Joyce Library (main library) Veterinary Medicine Library Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business Library, Blackrock Health Sciences Library Architecture and Planning Library, Richview Online Library Use the ‘My Library’ tab when you log into UCD Connect to renew borrowed books and to access online books and journals. You can even instant message the library staff. Log onto your UCD Connect account and select the My Library tab. Follow through the various links to chat, renew books, access online books and journals and lots more. Computer Access in the Library There are public access computers dotted throughout various locations in the library. If you have your own laptop, the library buildings have complete wireless network access and there are loads of network and power points available. There is also a laptop loan service within the James Joyce Library and Health Science Library. Photocopying Facilities There are photocopying facilities available in all UCD Libraries. Buy a photocopying card and top it up regularly. If you find you need a book a lot, you might be able to get it at a low cost in the S.U. second-hand bookshop in the Student Centre. How do I borrow a book? Just like you needed your student card to get into the library, you also need it to take out books. Your student card also doubles as your library card. Different library users are entitled to have different amounts of books out on loan at any one time. In general, undergraduates can have up to eight books from the general collection on loan and two books from the short loan section as well as some other allowances. James Joyce Library Did you know that the James Joyce Library holds over 1.3 million books and at any one time there are approximately 1600 people in the library? There are 3,000 study spaces including 200 laptop enabled spaces.

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Forget that academic calendar you should probably have up beside your study desk and grab yourself an Ents events calendar instead. If you’re on res, it’ll be delivered to your door or could even be on the wall when you arrive.

What is UCD Ents? The Entertainments (Ents) Office is a part of UCD Students’ Union, of which all UCD students are automatically members. The sole function of the Ents Office is to provide top-quality entertainment for the 23,000-strong student population of UCD, and it is Jonny, the Ents officer’s job to make sure this is top quality. Ents is responsible for organising over 50 large scale events and countless class parties and trips. The UCD Ents brand is at the forefront of students’ social lives in UCD and is easily recognised by every student in every course in the University. UCD Ents is in the enviable position of being the largest third-level Entertainments office in Ireland. It has a reputation for organising large-scale events with a proven track record of attracting top-quality acts from both at home and abroad, from every genre, to entertain the UCD student population.

Ents Texts

Your phone beeps. Everyone in the room looks at you as if you could possibily be the most popular person on the planet. Then, their phones beep as well. It’s a text from Ents. You might not realise how annoying it is now but you will. To make sure you’re kept in the loop about what ‘s going on, you might get the odd text from time to time. We’re not trying to annoy you, just keep you informed. Feel the buzz…

Posters & Flyers Every week you will see posters plastered on every pillar around campus. Flyers will adorn nearly every lecture theatre that you’re meant to be in – take some time to read them. If it has the UCD Ents logo on it, then it is something you should go to. If it doesn’t, it isn’t. UCD Ents only puts on events that you want to go to so ensure you look for the quality assurance Ents logo on every poster!

How Do I Know What’s Going On and how do I get to tickets?? www.ucdents.com Possibly the greatest website of all time (when the new one gets finished anyways). Make sure you check ucdents.com regularly to keep up to date with what’s going on in and around UCD, including upcoming events/ club reviews/ticket sales/competitions/pictures from the night before (so now you can see what he/she actually looked like!).

Ents Hotsheet

This ‘whenever Jonny feels like it’ publication will be readily available across campus, feel free to pick it up and take stock of all that’s going on and what has happened, so if you get caught in a precarious position in the student bar or catch one of your mates out, lash it into pics@ucdents.com, and let the good times roll…

Campus Papers (The University Observer

and The College Tribune) In between the articles about how the college is stealing your money and how people did stuff that could be relevant if you were bothered to read it, there might be something that actually interests you. These papers are filled with interviews with acts that have played in the bar and reviews of what different events. There’s also the obligatory Ents ad just so you know exactly what’s happening. 162


Get your tickets atwww.ucdents.com Do not underestimate the sheer greatness of this website! Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year – it’s hassle free and as easy to use as a pint glass. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Laser and even post your tickets out to you if you want. What better way to plan your next Ents night out than while recovering in bed from the last one… The Four S.U. Shops Downstairs in the library building, first floor of the Engineering Building, ground floor of the Science Building and the Kiosk in the Student Centre. The Student Bar This is the building between Ireland’s largest tanning salon (Quinn School of Business) and the land of “meat in a mystery sauce” (The main restaurant). Now, it is used to host the biggest student gigs in Ireland and some of the greatest sessions ever witnessed. Previously owned by Soviet Russia, and used as a nuclear fallout shelter during the cold war, the bar is one of UCD’s finest establishments. Ents Crew and Class Reps Coming up to major events like the Freshers’ Ball, Mystery Tour etc., you’ll see these unbelievably attractive people (I jest, I’m one of them…) walking around your building. You may also see a member of the Ents Crew, typically at a table selling tickets or wearing a red hoodie. If ya want to get involved with Ents just email entscrew@ UCDEnts.com. The phenomenon of the hot people in your building has yet to be explained.

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Freshers’ Festival This year marks the 40th anniversary of the UCD Freshers’ Ball, so Jonny has decided to organise a sick week of entertainment, but first a little bit of history... The Freshers’ Ball’s origins are shrouded in history, some say it started in the original student bar with Joe Dolan headlining (support from Dickie Rock of course!), some say Pat Patterson promoted the 02 4 decades before it was even built, a bloody affair with David Hasselhoff and Chuck Norris having a standoff (everybody knows an unstoppable force can’t meet an immovable object without awful repercussions), whereas I like to believe it was a bunch of Freshers bouncing a ball against a wall and it kinda got taken out of context from there... All for the better of course... So the line-up for the week at the time of going to print is fairly tasty… Monday- Launch of the OFFICIAL UCD/Trinity Ents Student Night @ the Playground@POD Tuesday- Bi-Lingual Foam Party (FREISIN) @ the Student Bar Wednesday- Example LIVE @ the Student Bar Thursday- Arthurs’ Day @ the Student Bar (live music and special guest MC’S in honour of the black stuff) Friday- Flirt & Foreplay @ the Student Bar followed by the 40th Annual Freshers’s Ball @ the Academy, with headliner Tinnie Tempah!

Class Parties • Nights Out • Bar bookings • Paintballing • Canoeing • Table Quizzes • Tiddlywinks by the Lake... Or whatever you think might be a bit of fun and frolics for your class, let Jonny know by contacting your class rep or emailing classparties@ucdents.com

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Europe’s largest student fashion show is set to rock your world for its whopper 25th Birthday, and we’re going to do it in style (but of course)! For more info email fashionshow@ucdents.com


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Be part of the team that organises: The UCD Ball The UCD Beach Ball The Freshers’ Ball UCD Spring Break UCD Ents Live RAG Week & much, much more... So if want to get properly stuck in to student life, meet new friends (or international Artists) or if you just want to learn more about Ents - Don’t be shy and

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Ask not what Ents can do for you, ask what you can do for Ents...

Alternatively: Join the “UCD Ents” group on Facebook to keep up to date with Ents Crew meetings, text 0857694020 with your info, sign up onwww.UCDEnts.com or send a private mail on Facvebook… couldn’t be any easier! Ents Crew You’re here for a good time... Not a long time... Get Involved! jonny@ucdents.com entscrew@ucdents.com Facebook: UCD Ents Twitter: UCDEnts.com www.ucdents.com M: 0857694020

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The Student Club/S.U. Bar The Student Club is the bomb shelter in the heart of campus, between the oh so lovely Quinn School and the shiny shiny Restaurant Building. It holds a special place in the hearts of all UCD students, as the place where many an evening has been spent rocking out a great gig or the start of many a ridiculously short-lived romance. Be they good, bad or ugly memories, the Student Bar is the best place to make them, from gigs, gags, balls, brawls, crawls, booze and do’s, comedy festivals, foam parties and cheeky scores in those dark, oh so dark, cornersthe Student Bar is where the most memorable mistakes will be made!

The Forum Bar

Or the ‘Centre Club’ if you’ve been here for too long, is the smaller of the two bars, and is located at the back of the Student Centre. The Forum is the ideal place to have a few chilled out bevvies with friends after a hard day in the library or the Sports Centre (ahem) or even a nice start to your day to take the edge off those first 5 or 6 lectures, and you will most likely find the debating societies challenging each other to duels at dawn, mature students looking down on you and answering questions that nobody asked and a few sports heads having a shandy in the corner. It has comfortable seating, good food, and a friendly atmosphere, yumnumnum. It has also been known to host the odd savage karaoke night, and the open mic nights have spawned many a musical career, from Sinead O’Connor to Bono and even the musical mastery of Joe Dolan!

A ‘probably sure why not’ history of the bar Many years ago, when Cardinal John Henry Newman and his band of merry men set about founding UCD, little did they know of the slumbering beast that would rear its blocky head in Belfield in the year of our Lord 1985, about 100 shaky yards from the number 10 bus stop... Since that first pint of the beautiful black stuff, the waters have streamed freely and cheaply, whilst hosting the great, the shite and the terrible acts of the past 20 odd years, including Aslan, the Doors, the Coronas, Delerentos, Damien Dempsey, Groove Armada, Felix da Housecat, Rattle and Hum, Joe Dolan, the Saw Doctors, the Wailers, the Revs, Director, the Blizzards, Deamau5, Boys Noize, Rodrigo Y Gabriella, Digitalism and many more that to be honest I’m not arsed naming- great night, simple as!

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*Some, most or all of the above may or may not be true, and there is a good chance that you may have just wasted 5 minutes of your life that you will never get back, but at least it was a fun read- Jonny

A quick guide to the Bar for the week

Happy Mondays- Beat the back to school blues with all drinks at €3 from 6pm so you don’t have to miss any lectures.... ;) Sober Tuesdays- *Ahem* Tuesdays are that odd day in between Monday and Wednesday nights out so come on down and check out the footy, open mics, comedians or whatever we have on to help avoid the study. Pregame/Score Wednesdays- Enough said, see you in the bar! Thursday Night Live- We’ve turned it up a notch this year by making sure we have something on every Thursday, from Republic of Loose to Blink 182 tributes of the highest calibre to Delerentos rocking your socks off, all for the cheapest possible entry prices (trying to keep it at €3/€4 every week), with €3 drinks and €3 bus home, to make sure you get home safe, especially since this year we are open late night every Thursday, so no need to leave the campus, whoop! Flirt on a Friday- Simply put, €3 all drinks all day to help you flirt away! We’re helping you to ensure that you keep that wee lad from up north, or that roaster from 3rd commerce in the Bar so they miss their last bus home! Result! If you want to book anything in the bar just drop a mail to jonny@ucdents.com


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