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UCD Foundation Calling Campaign Spring 2021

UCD Foundation will be running its Spring Calling Campaign starting 1st February 2021 .  It will be a six – eight week campaign with the possibility of full time summer work for top performers. We are seeking up to 50 enthusiastic students to join the team. Callers are paid €10.20 per hour. Students 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...
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Huawei launches new ‘TECH4HER’ scholarship programme for female STEM students

Applications now open as 11 students to benefit from pilot programmes at TU Dublin and UCD Huawei Ireland today announced details of its new ‘TECH4HER’ Scholarship Programme in partnership with Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and University College Dublin (UCD), aimed at supporting female students studying STEM subjects. The scholarships are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. A total of 11 scholarships are available for the 2020/21 academic year. At TU Dublin, eight students will receive financial awards of €3,000, while two undergraduate students and one postgraduate student in UCD will receive financial support for the duration of their...
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Warm congrats to nine newly appointed Newman Fellows who will be hosted at UCD School of Medicine

Since 1989, leading Irish and multinational corporations, semi-state bodies, voluntary organisations and individuals have sponsored high-calibre postdoctoral research across the humanities and sciences through the UCD Newman Fellowship Programme. Each Fellowship offers financial support for a period of two years, allowing the Fellow the freedom to pursue their particular area of research. Working alongside their academic mentors, the Fellows contribute greatly to the academic research agenda of their particular discipline and to university life in general. The Newman Fellowship Programme celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2019. This remarkable milestone was achieved thanks to the generosity of those who supported and...
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Belfield 50 – Celebrating its Architecture at 50

This year's UCD Festival included a very special panel discussion around campus architecture and the development of UCD at Belfield. The event forms part of a celebration of space and place at UCD, called BELFIELD 50, which is unfolding through 2020 and 2021. As Ireland's first purpose-built coherently modern campus, Belfield fundamentally changed the spatial identity of Irish universities. UCD commissioned the foremost modern architects of the period, national and international to design a ground-breaking educational environment at Belfield, that sought to differentiate itself from the traditional quadrangles of older Irish third-level environments. This new campus, designed by a young...
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Message in a Bottle

The UCD Intel Masters Scholars is a programme that rewards Creativity and Innovation, something that this global pandemic is asking a little bit of us all as we adapt to the new normal. Since 2016, Intel has supported 49 UCD master’s student bursaries and co-supported a number of PhD students through the programme, with one of the highlights of the year being the annual live event run by the students themselves. Created to promote Engineering and Science in UCD and the UCD Intel Masters Scholarship programme, in previous years the Scholars have organised a panel of speakers from UCD and...
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RadioMoLI

Its doors may be closed for now, but Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) – a creative alliance between the National Library of Ireland and UCD, housed in the historic Newman House on St Stephen’s Green – continues to inspire literature lovers with a wealth of online resources. Its latest offering is RadioMoLI, an on-demand digital radio station for Irish literature. There are dozens of interviews, lecture and readings available, with new recordings added weekly. Whether your literary tastes incline towards fiction, non-fiction or poetry, there's something for everyone on RadioMoLI. What better soundtrack to accompany your pandemic baking or gardening? https://twitter.com/MoLI_Museum/status/1252880960871297027...
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The Feeling Better Project Offers Support for Uncertain Times

Whether working at home alone and in isolation or cooped up with family members or housemates, we could all do with a boost to our mental health as we adapt to the limitations, challenges and anxieties of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, help is at hand! As part of its Feeling Better Project, the Contextual Behavioural Science Research Lab in UCD School of Psychology is releasing a series of videos to promote positive mental wellbeing during the crisis.   The videos – available on YouTube – cover a range of topics, including managing worry, staying grounded in the present...
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UCD Spinout Company Helps Athletes Optimise Their Training During COVID-19 Isolation

The sports technology start-up Output Sports has developed a single wearable sensor that enables athletes to track multiple components of their performance and share their training data with their coaches via an app. The value of the company’s Output // Capture technology is underscored by current circumstances, in which athletes have had to adapt their training programmes to comply with social distancing requirements. Many are now training at home and being coached remotely. Among the athletes using the system are Paralympic swimmer Nicole Turner and Leinster Rugby’s Adam Byrne and Dave Kearney. Output Sports was founded in 2018 as a...
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COVID-19 and Business: Impact and Response

The COVID-19 pandemic will have significant and lasting impacts, not least in the world of business. “We are looking at an entirely new world,” according to Andreas Hoepner, Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance in the UCD  College of Business. In an Irish Times article, Prof. Hoepner and his colleague Prof. Brian Fynes assess the huge operational risk businesses are exposed to as a result of the pandemic, consider the outlook for companies that are focused on effectiveness versus those focused on efficiency, and discuss the importance of strategic supply chain management at this time.    The College of...
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Keeping Families Connected Through Digital Technology

Being critically ill in hospital and without the comfort of visits from family and friends can be an incredibly scary and lonely experience. This is especially true for older people, who may not have smartphones or other digital devices that would enable them to remain connected to their loved ones. UCD alumna Suzanne Stewart experienced first-hand the emotional distress caused by COVID-19 when her partner was hospitalised with the illness, but thanks to digital communication technology she was able to keep in touch with him while she remained isolated at home. This relieved her own anxiety, and was – she...