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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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University College Dublin - UCD


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UCD is Ireland's largest university and one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of activity.

The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. UCD is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 students drawn from over 120 countries, and includes 5,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland. 

Six Colleges and their constituent Schools make up the academic structure of UCD: 

The University's main Dublin campus occupies an extensive parkland estate of more than 130 hectares and offers world-leading facilities including the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business and UCD Student Centre.

Founded One Hundred And Sixty Years Ago, University College Dublin Has Continued To Make A Unique And Substantial Contribution To The Creation Of Modern Ireland.

As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing of Ireland; through the study and discussion of people, society, business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as through research and innovation.

The University's Strategy 2015-2020 outlines the objectives and major strategic initiatives set in place in order to accomplish UCD's mission and vision for this era.

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Why us?

UCD is at the forefront of global knowledge, with a curriculum constantly informed by the latest research and driven by lecturers at the cutting edge of their disciplines. The curriculum can be adapted to your personal preferences through the unique flexibility of UCD Horizons.

92.5% of recently surveyed honours degree students entered employment or graduate study within 9 months of leaving UCD.

UCD has over 400 exchange partners worldwide and offers students opportunities.

UCD offers a choice of over 150 clubs and societies, a cinema, student residences, unrivalled sports facilities and a 50 metre swimming pool.

Located just 5km from Dublin City, UCD is a leafy, state of-the-art campus with woodland walks and several attractive lakes.


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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Law Recruitment Fair 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Open Evening (Science, Computer Science, Actuarial and Financial Studies) 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Saturday, November 09, 2019
Open Day 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Computer Science Open Evening 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
CAO Information Evening 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Internships Fair 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Open Evening (Science, Computer Science, Actuarial and Financial Studies) 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Graduate Study Fair 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
College Summer Schools (5th Years) 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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