Career Guidance & Counselling

 Welcome to the Guidance and Counselling web page.
If you would you like to contact us our email is:
The care of each student is of utmost importance in our school. The Guidance and Counselling service aims to offer a full range of learning experiences which are designed to assist students to make choices about their lives and to make the transitions consequent to these choices.  The Guidance Counsellors’ function is to assist students to obtain information about opportunities and to assist the students to gain self-knowledge that allows them to choose among alternatives.  Counselling is offered on an individual or group basis as part of a developmental learning process and at moments of personal crisis. Counselling may include personal counselling, educational counselling, career counselling or combinations of these.  We have a number of useful links below and our diary will be updated regularly.

CAO Presentation for Parents


The 6th Year Learning Advice Meeting takes place this Thursday 15th November 2018 at 4.15pm - 6.45pm.

At the meeting there will be a presentation on the CAO, the points system, college places, DARE applications.

Click on the links below for useful information:

CAO Parents' Guide

CAO Parents' Presentation

DARE Applications Information

UCD Open Day 2018


UCD will be hosting its annual Open Day for prospective students, mature students, their families and guidance counsellors on Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Date & Time: 3rd November 2018 10am-4pm

We expect to welcome approximately 14,000 visitors from Ireland, UK and other international countries on the day. Academic staff, students and administrative staff from all course areas, schools and student services will be on hand to answer questions and talk about academic courses and student life at UCD. Tours of the campus, will run throughout the day.

We encourage students to register online at:

The 2018 Open Day booklet, which contains the talks programme, the layout of the Central Exhibition area and day planner, will be available shortly to download at

Hard copies of this booklet will also be available for students on the day.

UCD Student Recruitment

T: +353 (1) 7161507


CD Business:  Invitation to Open Evening 2018


We would like to invite you and your students to our UCD Business Open Evening taking place on Monday 15th October from 6.00PM to 8.00PM in the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business.

Date & Time: 15th October 2018 @ 6.00 pm 

On Monday October 15th we will hold an Open Evening for students who are interested in pursuing a degree in business. The evening is an opportunity for interested students to talk to lecturers, support staff, careers advisers and students about what life as a UCD student is like.

We will welcome students and parents from 6.00PM in the School with a full range of talks beginning at 6.30.

A series of talks on our various courses will take place including:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
  • Bachelor of Commerce International
  • Bachelor of Business & Law
  • BSc Economics & Finance 

We look forward to welcoming you and hope that any questions you might have will be answered and that you will enjoy finding out more about studying business in UCD!

Register here

UCD Law:  Invitation to Open Evening 2018


We would like to invite you and your students to our UCD Law Open Evening taking place in the Sutherland School of Law on Tuesday 9th October 2018.

› Date & Time: 9th October 2018 @ 5.30 pm 

On the evening there will be a series of short talks explaining the degree options on offer, the career opportunities for law graduates and what it is like to study abroad for a semester or a year as part of your degree.

The Open Evening is also a great opportunity for sixth year students to take a tour of the unique facilities on offer in the new Sutherland School of Law building and really get a feel for what it would be like to study law in UCD while at the same time meeting lecturers and law students. 

Our partner schools of Business, Chinese Studies,  Economics, French Law, History, Irish, Philosophy, Politics and Social Justice will also be present so that you can explore all of the Law ‘With’ degree options in more detail.

Register Here

University College Dublin
Dublin 4

Business @ IADT Dun Laoghaire


1. Small Class Sizes.

Typical class sizes range from 30 to 40 students. This means that lecturers can work with students on an individual basis. Our lecture halls do not facilitate the merging of large classes.

2. Most Assessment is Continuous.

Continuous assessment means that students get feedback on a regular basis. This also gives students a chance to improve. Over 80% of assessment is continuous.

3. Learning is Applied to Real Life.

Providing students with opportunities to put their learning into practice is important to us. Students get real-life opportunities with stalls (year 1), the practice of selling (year 2), work placement (years 2 & 3), social enterprise practice (year 3) and integrated case studies (year 4). Photo is of Gerry Diver on work placement with Coca Cola, Pakistan.

4. Stable Experienced Teaching Team.

Our committed teaching team has over 100 years' business experience across a range of industries in the USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Holland, Canada, the UK et al. Lecturers are adept at helping students to link their learning across subjects to avail of business opportunities.

5. Our Graduates.

The ultimate test of any degree programme is the quality of its graduates. We are immensely proud of our graduates. They are thriving in a wide range of industries across the globe. We will feature a selection of our graduates in future newsletters.

Learning through experience