University College Dublin
University description (as per official university website)
Life at university is not just about lectures and study: there is so much more to being at UCD. You will find that sports, societies and social life are vital ingredients of your university experience. Whatever you choose, you will benefit from an enjoyable and exciting education.
Is sport your passion? Are you looking for serious competition or just an opportunity to have fun and meet people? With 60 official sports clubs and an excellent selection of more informal activities there is something for everyone at UCD.
Student societies are a great way to explore your interests or develop new ones. UCD has over 100 active student societies so there is something for everyone, from jazz and comedy to law and international students.
The Studentsí Union
All UCD students are automatically members of UCD Studentsí Union. The Studentsí Union (SU) represents studentsí views and opinions and works on a number of university committees including the Governing Authority as the voice of the student population.
As a first-year student you may need help to find a place to live when you arrive at UCD. There are a number of different types of accommodation available:
On-campus UCD accommodation
Off-campus family (digs) accommodation
Off-campus privately rented accommodation
Studying, not to mention socialising at UCD is aided by the wealth of technology available on campus. Look out for wireless hotspots, pc labs and for those in a hurry, Stand Up And Surf facilities. UCD Connect is available 24/7 and offers you access to email, timetables, library services and more whether you are on or off campus. Computing questions? No problem, drop into one of our four IT Centres or contact our Helpdesk.