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ENTS Forum

Read more The Entertainments Forum are the life and soul behind the Union's social scene! It is a fantastic opportunity to work with nightclubs around Dublin, work with clubs and societies in UCD, meet celebrities, sports stars and well known personalities as well as gaining unreal experience in event management and making the ultimate decisions as to what events and entertainments the Union hosts for the population of UCD. RUN FOR THE CAMPAIGNS FORUM All positions will be filled at the first Council this year. Any student can run for the position. All you need to do is make a very brief speech to Council as to why you would like the position and Council will vote. No experience is required and first years (and all other years) are encouraged to run. If you’re interested in applying for one of these positions, come along to Union Council in The FitzGerald Chamber at 6pm on 5 October and put yourself forward. The positions available are: Promotions Officer Production Officer Non-Alcoholic Events Officer Entertainments Rep Coordinator RAG Committee Coordinator First Year Promotions Officer If you’d like to join the team as an ENTS REP, which has less responsibility but still all the fun, including working at incredible events, gaining free entry and up-skilling your CV all while making awesome friends and earning some free merch, drop our Ents Officer, Sarah, or email her on ents@ucdsu.ie Make sure to follow the SU Enstagram for all events updates and competitions: @su_entstagram

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Socialising

Read more Follow our socials to keep up to date on what’s happening on campus, to see events and special student offers. Instagram: @ucdsu AND @the_entsagram Twitter: @ucdsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ucdsu/ Facebook Accomodation Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UCDAccommodation/ UCDSU Job Listings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/563067550516206/ Website: www.ucdsu.ie

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Eating out on campus

Read more SU Shops You’ll find the SU shops underneath the Library, in Engineering and in the Sports Centre. They’re run by students with a focus on providing the best value and service for students, so you might see a few familiar faces in the staff t-shirts. We try to have as much diversity in our food options as possible and stock vegan and gluten free options. If you think we’re missing something, let us know at su@ucdsu.ie. All of the profit from the shops goes back into your Union so that we can help students like you with a whole host of services. We provide representation as well as educational and welfare support. Free buses to exams, stationery and study fuel. We campaign, lobby and protest issues affecting UCD students. We create volunteering opportunities and platforms to grow your skills, not to mention gigs, events and on-campus entertainment. Centra Haunted by residents of Merville nursing headaches from the cheap wine but a great place for the chicken fillet roll. Burrito bowl is a bit steep though. Good location for Sutherland and Quinn but a trek for everyone else. Generally more expensive than SU shops but handy if you live on Res. Main Restaurant Basic meals but it has a few different options. You can get a hot meal or a salad for a decent price but don't expect too much from it. It is in the centre of campus and has plenty of seating. Subway The classic. €4 for a 6-inch and €6 for a footlong. Ye know the craic, tasty on most occasions but don’t make it a regular occurrence if you’re on the health buzz. Great solution if you’re looking for a quick bite after a hard day of lectures. Chopped One of the classier establishments the Belfield campus boasts. Chopped is the place to go if you have a lot of time, a fair bit of money, and a weird craving for leaves. The food is consistently tasty, but the queues are consistently long. You do get a lot of food packed into the awkwardly shaped plastic containers. This is probably for the best - it makes it easier to eat your feelings when you realise that you just don't make friends with salad. Poolside Café Poolside is located - you guessed it - beside the swimming pool. Their lack of imagination, thankfully, shows on their menu, too. They focus on doing the simple things right, which means you can get some of the best hangover food here. Why not sweat the badness out in the sauna, then hit up Poolside for a ham and cheese toastie, or a beautifully greasy sausage roll? They also sell protein bars and protein shakes, for the gym bunnies among us. Pi Restaurant The local for Science students, as it’s on the ground floor of their building. It has a tasty and varied menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Really good hash browns at breakfast and they’ll usually have a veggie option. Prices are not bad. Worth the walk if you are not a science student. Pulse One of the healthiest places for lunch is, of course, in Health Science. Also one of the most expensive. Make your own salad or roll from fresh, varied ingredients but don’t buy a bottle of water or a snack unless Mum and Dad are paying the rent. They give out their coffee grinds as fertilizer though and the staff are lovely! The Clubhouse Bar Serves full Irish breakfast in the morning, chips, goujons and other hot meals for lunch and pizzas in the evening. Best (and only) spot for a cheeky pint.

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Campaigns Forum

Read more Are you passionate about getting more recycling bins on campus, LGBTQ+ rights or supports for students with disabilities? Do you want to stop the price hikes in Res, stop UCD's funding of oil exploration or campaign for an end to direct provision? You’ve come to the right place. RUN FOR THE CAMPAIGNS FORUM All positions will be filled at the first Council this year. Any student can run for the position. All you need to do is make a very brief speech to Council as to why you would like the position and Council will vote. No experience is required and first years (and all other years) are encouraged to run for a position. The positions available are: Disability Rights Campaign Coordinator Diversity and Inclusion Campaign Coordinator Environmental Campaign Coordinator Gender Equality Campaign Coordinator International Students Campaign Coordinator LGBTQ+ Campaign Coordinator Mature Students Campaign Coordinator Mental Health Campaign Coordinator Student Residences Campaign Coordinator If you are interested in running for a position please contact the Campaigns and Engagement Officer, Leighton, on campaigns@ucdsu.ie

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How to get involved in your students' union

Read more You’ve heard the suss, you’ve seen the chaos now it’s your turn to get involved and do some damage with UCDSU. Are you willing to stick your neck out for what’s right? Would you go to the Supreme Court to fight for women’s rights? Threaten the UCD Registrar if campus services stole your condom machine? Stage a mass invasion of Trinity, including grappling hooks and a battering ram? If the answer’s yes, then you’ve got what it takes to be part of the Students’ Union. Some of the most influential people in history such as Einstein, Jesus Christ and Tupac all started out as class reps. Seriously though, if you want to help your class mates get extensions, organise legendary nights out and help push for better quality supports on campus and more investment in education, run for Class Rep, Ents Forum or the Campaigns Forum!

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Students' Union Reception

Read more If you have a problem and you need some help, please drop by our offices in the old Student Centre, below the Health Centre and across the walkway from the gym building. You can send an email beforehand to book in advance, or you can drop in and speak to reception. Depending on our schedules, one of the Sabbatical Officers may be available to meet you right then, but otherwise you will be able to make an appointment for a later date. We are here to help if you need it!

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UCDSU President

Read more Hello and welcome to UCD! My name is Conor Anderson and I am your UCD Students’ Union President. Myself and the other Sabbatical Officers have been working hard all summer to make sure that you are arriving to a campus that is safe, fun, and fair. It has been a year of upheaval, and it isn’t over yet. We hope that you will join us and get involved in making UCD the best university it can be for all students, and for staff as well. Whether that means coming along to a night out or a gig, running for election as a Class Rep, joining a campaign, or marching in a protest, the best way to get things done is together. WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT As SU President, my main duties are to serve as the leader of the Sabbatical team and as the main spokesman for the Union. That means I spend a lot of time talking to media, talking to senior members of University management, and strategizing with my fellow officers, when I’m not acting as a member of the one of the University’s boards or committees. Beyond that, I also spend a lot of my time responding to individual students and helping groups of students get organized to make a change on campus.

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Welcome to UCD Students' Union

Read more Welcome to UCD from your SU! As a UCD student you are now a member of UCD Students’ Union and membership is entirely free. We encourage you do dive into this new year and get involved in as many aspects of student life as you can. Don’t worry if you encounter any issues along the way, we are here to support you. UCD Students’ Union serves and supports all UCD students by providing a voice and space for them to enhance their college experience. The SU is student-led and continuously adapts to the evolving needs of the student body. Whenever you have a problem or question in UCD, UCDSU always has you covered. From issues with your education to concerns about your welfare, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, we have democratically elected and trained officers to support and represent you. If you ever have a question or an issue that needs solving, come into the SU corridor located in the Old Student Centre or heck out the virtual reception on our website (www.ucdsu.ie) and we’ll sort you out with an appointment. We organise nights out and gigs, fundraise for charities that benefit our student body and represent you in academic and disciplinary hearings and campaign on a national level. Every student can get involved by becoming a class rep, an ents rep or by joining a campaigns crew. The SU is yours to shape.

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Student Council

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UCD Student Desk

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Supports and services for Graduate students

Read more There is supports and services for career development and financial assistance in UCD. There is a Career Centre in Belfield which can also be used by Smurfit students. All students have a student advisor. They can help with financial support applications, educational support, or any issues that may be cause you stress during your time at UCD. Mature students (23 years+) and students with a disability can use the Access Lifelong Learning Centre (ALL). It is located in the Newman Building beside the James Joyce library.

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Where to go on night out?

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