Intel and UCD Renew Collaboration on Talent, Research and Education

Intel and University College Dublin (UCD) have committed to close collaboration over the next five years in the areas of talent, research, and national policy associated with research and education.

An initial memorandum of understanding between Intel and UCD was signed in 2016 and, since then, Intel has supported 49 UCD master’s student bursaries and co-supported a number of PhD students under this agreement.

Coinciding with the renewed agreement, 15 science and engineering students were awarded UCD-Intel master’s scholarships. These scholarships provide a €3,000 bursary to support academic study as well as the opportunity for practical learning based on industry needs. Intel also provides each scholarship awardee with an employee mentor.

The partnership includes an investment by Intel in the development of an Engineering Suite in the new UCD Centre for Creativity, a landmark building at the main Stillorgan Entrance to the campus set to be part of the University’s Future Campus.

Orla Gallagher, Director of Development, UCD Foundation: ” We are immensely grateful to the ongoing philanthropic support and generosity of Intel in continuing to provide life-changing opportunities to talented students. The success of the Intel Scholarship Programme is best illustrated by those who have already graduated, through their careers and post-graduate success. The Scholars are ambassadors for their generation and role models for the entire university community.”

UCD President, Professor Andrew Deeks added: “Intel has been very supportive of UCD over the last number of years, and we are most grateful for that support. I am delighted that we are further building on what is already a very strong partnership.”

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UCD students Adam Atouani, Ruth Quinn and JaneyTsanng. Three of the fifteen students who were awarded with a UCD-Intel Masters Student Scholarship. Each recipient is provided with a €3,000 bursary to support their academic studies and given the opportunity to experience practical learning aligned to the needs of industry. Pictures Jason Clarke

UCD Foundation Calling Campaign Spring 2020

UCD Foundation will be running its Spring Calling Campaign starting 27 January. 

It will be a six – eight week campaign with the possibility of full time summer work for top performers. We are seeking up to 100 enthusiastic students to join the team. Callers are paid €9.80 per hour (Rising to €10.10 from 1 February 2020). 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!)

Key Dates:

  • Close Of Recruitment: 20 January At 11am
  • Interview Offers Via Email: 21 January
  • Interviews (Held On Campus): 22 & 23 January
  • Training Weekend (Paid* And Compulsory): 25 & 26 January
  • First Day Of Calling 27 January

The role of student callers:

Students call graduates on behalf of the university, the purpose of the call is twofold. Firstly it is so we can engage with graduates about their time at UCD, and also make sure graduate feels connected and up to date about developments on campus.

Secondly, the caller will ask if the graduate would be willing to make a donation to the UCD Foundation to support the projects we are working on. This is a fundraising position and students are provided with full training prior to calling and supervisors will be on hand during calling to support callers during each shift. Student callers are not cold callers but important ambassadors carrying out good work for the university.

What we are looking for:

  • Fluent English Both Spoken And Written
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Energy And Enthusiasm For The Role
  • University Pride

Tips to stand out:

  • Previous Involvement With Charities Or Work Experience In General
  • Previous Experience With Fundraising And Sales Would Be A Bonus

The interview process is a face to face process. If you are abroad during the application process it is ok to apply via email. However attendance of training will be compulsory on both days and those who cannot attend cannot become a student caller. Non EU citizens will need a valid GNIB and everyone will need a PPS number and bank account in order to be paid.

The calling hours – 3-4 hour shifts (TBC):

Students are asked to sign up to a minimum of two shifts per week. Students may sign up to additional shifts if they become available. Allocation of shifts is also performance based. Top callers will be given first preferences of shifts.

Monday- Friday: 9:30 – 12:30, 12:45 – 16:00 and 17:00 – 21:00

Additional hours may be provided and callers will be informed

To apply please complete the online form.

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we will not be issuing application confirmations and it may not always be possible to get in contact with unsuccessful applicants but we endeavour to do our best.

If you have any queries please email: patrick.clarke@ucdfoundation.ie