Following Irish Government directive, UCD Alumni Office is closed and activity has moved to virtual engagement. Our new UCD: In Conversation series with listen back links can be found here. UCD What it Takes series links can be found here

Welcome to UCD Alumni

With a global network of almost 300,000, the UCD alumni community is far reaching and yet more connected than ever. Even in these challenging times we strive to maintain a high level of engagement through our various online activities, and continue to create a supportive environment for our alumni to thrive, network, and be inspired. We value each member of our community and are truly appreciative of your support and generosity. 

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Alumni Spotlight


National Volunteer Week: Top Tips for Giving Back

National Volunteering Week 2022 is here! From mentoring students and speaking at events, to writing testimonials and contributing to orientation videos, alumni make a real difference to the university community in so many ways. By volunteering, alumni enrich the lives of current students and help build a vibrant community in Ireland and abroad.

Fiona Byrne Ryan | Michigan

Fiona is a landscape architecture graduate who now lives in the US. In 2021, Fiona and her husband sold their home and business to live a more sustainable life. They started an online community called Truthfully Living. The couple, their two-year-old son and their dog have been living a nomadic life out of a tent for the past six months. They are currently based in Northern Minnesota.

Earth Day: Top Tips for Changing the World

This year’s Earth Day theme asks us to invest in our planet. Our alumni and faculty bring their expertise and suggest actionable steps towards building a healthy world in this year’s edition of the UCD Connections magazine. In this article, Dr Tom Ryan writes that “87% of adults in Ireland recognise the importance of the environment as an asset for our country.” If this is the case, why not turn this awareness into action this Earth Day?

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