About UCD

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

Founded in 1854, UCD was created from an idea, The Idea of a University, written by our founding Rector John Henry Newman. This classic work is one of the most enduring texts on the value of higher education. Today the University's Strategy 2015-2020 outlines the objectives and major strategic initiatives set in place in order to accomplish UCD's vision for this era.

Survey Dates

Survey Live: 17 February - 8 March 2020

Each participating institution selects a specific three-week period during February and March to open the survey for their students. This allows the national survey to take account of local events and other demands on students’ time in order to increase the benefit of the survey at local level – “national survey, local impact“.

Meet the Survey Team

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Maura McGinn

Director of Institutional Research 

Maura McGinn is the Director of Institutional Research for UCD and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey. 

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone: 01 716 1088


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Brian Treacy

SU Education Officer

Brian Treacy is the SU Education Officer for UCD and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: [email protected]


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Lisa Bennett

Institutional Research Analyst

Lisa Bennett is the Institutional Research Analyst for UCD and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey. 

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contact Phone: 01 716 1502


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Emer Cunningham

Emer Cunningham

Graduate Education Development Manager

Emer Cunningham is the Graduate Education Development Manager for UCD and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to PGR StudentSurvey.ie. 

Contact Email: [email protected]

 

Click here to download the UCD Results Infographic for the 2019 results

UCD Results Infographic 2019
UCD Results Infographic 2019

Most impactful use of the survey data for UCD

Use of data at UCD

UCD Institutional Research engages in an in-depth analysis of the StudentSurvey.ie data to produce the following:

  • A report at university level
  • Reports for each of the 6 Colleges in UCD
  • Reports for each of the 12 programmes
  • Reports for Support Units

These reports are circulated to all the relevant contacts in the above units and a presentation on the data is made where desired. Many of the College and Programmes present the reports for discussion at their College Councils/School Executive/Management Committees/Teaching & Learning Committees

In addition to the reports, an infographic was designed and tailored specifically for each programme and for the university (sample attached) with some select figures. Programmes were encouraged to display this poster in hard-copy and electronically to close the feedback loop with their students.

Twitter and Instagram accounts have been set up to connect with students and publish some of the findings through social media. They will also be used to promote the survey during the next fieldwork period

We meet with the Students’ Union to discuss the data analysis and share the UCD report

A qualitative analysis of the open-ended comments is also undertaken, using NVivo, and a report produced.

Results Archive