Campus Life

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.

Sports Clubs

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.

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Student Societies

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.

Blog Post: What is a Society and how to get involved as a first year student.

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The Students’ Union

All UCD students are automatically members of UCD Students’ Union. The Students’ Union (SU) represents students’ views and opinions and works on a number of university committees including the Governing Authority as the voice of the student population.

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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
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IT Services

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

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General Student Facilities and Services




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