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Accessibility information about the city of Dublin
All students with a disability or significant ongoing illness in UCD have the opportunity to receive relevant academic and/or exam supports. To receive these supports students are invited to complete a needs assessment with UCD Access & Lifelong Learning. To make an appointment for a needs assessment, please email us at [email protected]. A member of the team will ask you to complete a short online Needs Assessment Request form, where you will also upload a copy of your documentation. Once you have submitted the form and the relevant documentation, a Needs Assessment meeting will be organised for you. During this meeting you will have a chance to discuss what exam and classroom supports will be required during your time in UCD.
The documents required vary depending on the disability. Information on what documents are required is outlined here. Queries relating to documentation can be sent to [email protected]
Students registering for disability supports are required to provide documentation showing a diagnosis of a disability or significant ongoing illness. It is often best to organise this before the beginning of the trimester. During the Needs Assessment students can expect to have a discussion with a member of the disability team about the supports that will be appropriate for them during their time in UCD.
Adjustments can be made available for students under certain conditions, based on a needs assessment upon arrival at the University.
Awareness supports for lecturers and module coordinators. Provision of a wide range of Assistive Technology for lectures and assignments for instance text to speech software and proofreading software.
Exam supports include a smaller exam location, having exam location close to the bathroom, permission to bring Food or Drink into the exam centre, Grading Guidelines in relation to spelling, grammar and written expression for students with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia).
If you would like to speak to a member of the disability team in relation to the supports which are available to students' with disabilities please contact [email protected] to arrange a meeting.
A discussion with a member of the team about the needs of the student and what supports are available.
The Student Health Service is located on campus and can be accessed by all UCD Students. There is a wide range of services available such as general practitioner doctor, nurse and a Free Student Counselling Service. The Student Counselling Service is a free and confidential service staffed by professionally qualified psychologists and counsellors. Students can contact the Health Centre by phone or as directed on their website.
UCD has an extensive array of student support services. Meet peers, counsellors, and professionals from different backgrounds all here to support you.
UCD Residences have a number of wheelchair accessible rooms available for booking across the UCD Residence Villages. Priority for accessible rooms is given to students with a physical disability (for instance students with mobility disabilities) or sensory disability (students who are blind/ visually impaired or students who are Deaf/ Hard of Hearing) who require the adapted features of the room.
These rooms are available to incoming, continuing, postgraduate students, and single trimester students. If you are an international student who requires a room with adapted features please contact UCD Global and the residence room booking team at [email protected]
Please note, if a student requires a full-time Personal Assistant who needs to stay in Residences overnight, the student must book a separate room for their Personal Assistant. This room will be charged at the same rate as the student’s room, meaning the student must pay for the price of two rooms.
If you require a Service Dog, there are some single occupancy studio apartments which students with Service Dogs can book. Students who utilise a Service Dog and who are considering attending University College Dublin must contact UCD Access & Lifelong Learning prior to accepting their offer to discuss their individual needs and to ensure that any necessary supports that they require can be made fully available to them and their Service Dog. For more information on having a service dog on campus please contact [email protected]. More information can also be found in the Animals on Campus Policy.
Please note that students residing in these rooms are not offered any reduction in fees nor receive any additional supervision or support from UCD Residences.
To learn more about the UCD campus residences, take a virtual tour here
UCD Global orientation days run for a week before the trimester starts. Don't miss out by keeping track of our academic calendar.
If you are an offer holder, check out what Orientation 2021 has in store for you.
You may also wish to join the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) here. Connect with International Students Society for some fun activities
Take a look at all the other Societies and clubs on campus to connect, engage, and make the most of your time in UCD.
UCD is mainly serviced by bus, however Luas (tram) and rail networks are nearby. Buses do drive on campus however the centre of campus is not directly linked to the road and therefore not all buildings will be directly beside a bus stop. Dublin Bus and buses operated by Go Ahead Ireland service UCD Campus. These buses are wheelchair accessible and the internals of the buses have contrasting colour handrails and there are visual and audio announcements inside the bus for next stops announcements. Service dogs are permitted on all public transport in Ireland, and the service dog should wear identification.
Watch our YouTube video on how to reach the UCD Campus by Dublin Bus. Use a Leap Card (or the travel card) for best deals. Order your UCD student leap card here. For a virtual campus tour please follow this link
There are multiple direct buses into the campus, like 39a, 39X, 41X
Other buses that stop outside the campus on Stillorgan road: 145, 46a
Apps such as Next Bus Dublin app can be helpful as they allow you to track a bus and check the bus route wherever you are by using the bus stop number. The app is free and available for both iOS and Android
If you are traveling to UCD from the airport the Aircoach bus runs from the Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre & UCD. Watch our video to learn more. You can check timetables and routes here and you can check the fare and book your tickets here. The coaches are fully accessible for wheelchairs but do not accommodate mobility scooters. Note that wheelchair users must contact the service team ahead of time to make necessary arrangements; click here for contact information.