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


Emre Akyüz | Turkey

Emre Akyüz, originally from Turkey, has a BA in Economics and an MA in Environmental Sciences from Hacettepe & Ankara University respectively. He graduated from UCD with an MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development. Emre is currently working as a European Union Affairs Expert at the Directorate for European Union Affairs in Turkey. He lives in Ankara with his wife.

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.

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