Tips For Getting By In UCD

Freshers week is upon us and as some of you might know it can be a pretty harrowing time for the newbies. Don't Fret, CollegeTimes is here to help. With so much going on this week it's pretty hard to keep you're bearings let alone find them, so here's a few small tips and hacks for getting by in UCD.


Dress To Impress

But remember, no scarves... You're not in Trinity

Don't ask questions at the end of a lecture


Don't be the reason people have to stay late

Pay your Library Fines


And don't talk in the library.... Or else you'll have Librocop to answer to...

Visit The Bar Once a Week


Drinking at lunch time is all well and good, just don't get a name for yourself!

Make Friends


Just so you don't have to go to the bar by yourself...

Go out During Freshers Week


Every night if you have to. Check out Freshers Festival for 40 nights for €20.

And Join Some Societies

Actual representation of a Dutch Gold society meeting.

Do Whatever It Takes For A Good Parking Spot


Parking spots are like gold dust.. People will do just about anything to get a good spot. Park across the bridge in Woodbine.

And Park Literally Anywhere You Can

UCD students are notorious for parking anywhere that's free.

Avoid Scheduling Classes For The Morning, Or Friday... Or Thursday!


The Ultimate goal for an Arts student. Sleep is essential and being able to schedule a 4 day weekend is without doubt the best part about being in UCD.

Master how to complete assignments with moments to spare

Pick classes with continuous assessment, If you can grasp this concept in first year you might be set for the rest of your life.

Do Not Worry about a job yet

Wait 4 years... Then you can start worrying! Or you could always do a masters in Smurfit.

Look Out For Tips For Getting By In Trinity, UCC and Queens coming soon

Shane Johnston
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Editor for CollegeTimes, UCD graduate and music lover. [email protected]

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