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UCD Foundation Calling Campaign Spring 2018

UCD Foundation will be running its Spring Calling Campaign starting on the 5th of February. It will be a six - eight week campaign with the possibility of full time summer work for top performers. We are seeking enthusiastic up to 100 students to join the team. Callers are paid €9.55 per hour. Callers who have previously worked for the Calling Campaign have found it a worthwhile experience where they learn techniques which can be applied both to sales and fundraising and enhance their current skill set, help a very worthy cause and also meet and speak with a broad range of interesting people (which includes your fellow student callers!) Read More

Google Ireland Employees supporting deserving students.

A number of Google employees have recently chosen the UCD Champions – Changing Futures Scholarship appeal as their preferred charity for company gift matching and volunteering donations. We are delighted to announce, because of these efforts, that this autumn the first UCD Champion Scholar supported by Google staff volunteering and gift matching will be starting in UCD.


If you would like to get involved you can do so in a number of different ways.

  • Through Benevity, you can allocate your Google for Doers volunteering donation towards the 'UCD Champions – Changing Futures' project.
  • If you have made a direct donation to UCD Foundation you can log on to the Google Gift Matching service, where you can apply to have your gift doubled by Google.
  • You can also make a donation online through the donate now button at the top of this page. Gifts of over €250 per year are not only eligible to be matched by Google but are also eligible for tax relief at a rate of 45%. This means a gift of €250 in one calendar year would be worth €612 to us at no extra cost to you.

On behalf of the students who will benefit from your generosity we would like to thank you for the incredible chance you will give them.


If you would like to learn more please contact:

Molly Dillion-Leetch

Regular Giving Assistant

Tel: +353 1 7161073





UCD Foundation is delighted to publish our annual UCD Champions – Changing Futures Impact Report

In the past year, 3,500 UCD alumni have been coming together to get behind an amazing initiative, UCD Champions– Changing Futures.

The support of our UCD Champions has enabled UCD Foundation to award 102 scholarships to deserving and hardworking students for the academic year 2016/2017, which is the largest number of scholarships we have ever been able to award.

With their support, we were also able to make a tangible difference to the student experience at UCD by supporting library books and campus facilities.


Below you can read the impact that being a UCD Champion has on the lives of our scholarships students and the University as a whole.

Thank you to all who supported UCD in our recent fundraising campaign

In spring of this year a dedicated group of UCD student callers rang 5,000 of our alumni over a period of seven weeks to talk to them about their time in UCD as well as to fundraise for the UCD Champions – Changing Futures appeal.

Over the seven week period an amazing €330,000 was raised in aid of the UCD Champions – Changing Futures appeal. We would like to say a big thank you to the collective support of our alumni. By becoming a UCD Champion you make access to third level education more accessible and affordable, and enable bright young people to pursue their degree, regardless of their background or financial circumstances. As UCD has always attracted the keenest and brightest minds, it is important that each UCD student is given the opportunity to undertake their degree and fully participate in campus life, regardless of their means.
On behalf of the students who benefit from this scholarship appeal we would like to say a big thank you for your generosity.


Donal, Kate, Johnjoe and Leon UCD Student Callers.

UCD Newman Fellowship Programme

The annual Newman Fellowship Dinner was held on Tuesday, 25th April 2017 with UCD President Professor Andrew J. Deeks welcoming Donors, Fellows and their Academic Mentors to celebrate UCD’s pioneering postdoctoral research initiative, the Newman Fellowship Programme.  During the dinner, Dr Seamus McGuinness, the Craig Dobbin Newman Fellow in Mental Health and Dr Charlene Foley, the Arthritis Ireland & Down Syndrome Ireland Newman Fellow in Down’s Arthropathy, presented their research to representatives from industry and academia.

The Programme was established 28 years ago by then President, Dr Paddy Masterson and is funded entirely by philanthropy. For more information on the programme and the fellows please contact:

Liz McFeely
Newman Fellowship Programme Coordinator
Tel: +353 1 7161287