Welcome to #UCDGrad2023

Congratulations Class of 2023. You did it! It is a joy to share in your celebrations.

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Messages for you from the UCD Alumni Community!

The word alumni is a Latin word and is the plural of alumnus (masculine) and alumna (feminine). It is an inclusive word that refers to a group of former students who have either attended or completed studies. The term is not synonymous with graduate since someone can be an alumnus/na without graduating.

Once you graduate from UCD, you become a member of the UCD Alumni Community for life. Fellow alumni are here to welcome you, congratulate you on your achievements, and wish you well in your next steps!

Flip the cards!

Over the past few weeks we have been collecting kind words, sound advice, and short video messages from fellow alumni, your lecturers, and the wider UCD community…

A message from Gerald Fleming...

Gerald Fleming, BSc 1978 & MSc 1981

“What you have achieved is wonderful and what is ahead of you is even more so!”

A message from Joanna Siewierska...

Joanna Siewierska, BCL 2019

“Take this time now that things have slowed down a bit. Think about what you really want. Think about where you want to go. And then take that step!”

A message from Kevin Flynn...

Kevin Flynn, MB BcH BAO 1957

New and future graduates will be the investigators and discoverers in Science, Medicine and Microbiology to prepare you and your future families for more Pandemics.
Congrats and Good Luck

A message from Sierra Bower...

Sierra Bower, Study Abroad Alumna 2013

You’re about to embark into a new world, embrace that! People are hungry for change, and you can make all the difference.

A message from Gabriel Guckian...

Gabriel Guckian, BA Hons 1971

Enjoy the journey and its learning experience, for it may be more important and lasting than the ultimate destination. Remember to laugh as you learn and if you don’t already, do learn to laugh, and I almost forgot, learn to learn. Best Wishes.

A message from Yemi Ogundare...

Yemi Ogundare, MSc Rehabilitation & Disability studies 2011

Wow you all did it and made your family and friends proud after spending almost three semester on lockdown/online classes. Keep on aspiring higher because sky is not your limit. WELL DONE!!!.

A message from D'Arcey Ann Jackson...

D'Arcey Ann Jackson, BA (hons) Pure Economics 1989

Congratulations everyone on this fantastic achievement! A very special congratulations to the students from the School of Computer Science. Wishing you a wonderful day full of celebration! I hope that you will come back to visit us and share your success stories!

A message from Pat Hanratty...

Pat Hanratty, BSc Information Management 1971

To thine own self be true (from Hamlet), but seek the truth always – there’s a lot of false stuff out there!. All the very best as you journey through life!

A message from Sandunika Jayasinghe...

Sandunika Jayasinghe, BSc (Hons) Management 2020

A heart with desires can do anything. So get inspiration from your own dreamer!

A message from Ragu Raman Suresh Babu...

Ragu Raman Suresh Babu, MSc Digital Marketing 2020

Keep Networking from day 0. Equip with the market demanding skills along with your regular modules. Know your skills, know your market. This is crazy times, but this too will pass.

A message from Niamh O'Connell...

Niamh O'Connell, BA Hons International, French & Spanish 2000

The resilience you are developing this year will stand to you in your future careers. Take it one day at a time, follow your heart and you will enjoy it all.

A message from Tanvi Samel...

Tanvi Girish, MSc Computer Science 2018

Graduation isn’t the end of a journey, its a beginning of one. Have fun on yours!

A message from Pravar Agrawal...

Pravar Agrawal, MSc Computer Science 2016

“As long as you work hard, you’re doing the right thing and things will work out!”

A message from Ciaran Hynes...

Ciaran Hynes, BA History & Politics 1998

If you have Passion, Belief, Persistence and Gratitude… Ultimately you will be successful.

A message from Anton Marinovich...

Anton Marinovich, MBS 2003

To quote Thomas Jefferson (US President): “I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

A message from Shruti Deepak Narkar...

Shruti Deepak Narkar, MSc International 2020

Take pride in how far you’ve come, have faith in how far you can go but most importantly don’t forget to enjoy the journey as you’re gonna enter into the most uncertain yet thrilling & exciting stage of your life!

A message from David O'Reilly...

David O'Reilly, BComm 2001

Stay in touch with all of your great friends from UCD as you develop your career and be sure to take care of your physical and mental health as you embark on a professional life, it can be a big challenge to get your foot in the door on your first job but it will happen if you believe in yourself and what you can do.

A message from Stephen Yuen...

Stephen Yuen, MSc Finance 2018

As long as you have the hunger for success, you will always have the power to achieve it!

A message from Clár Ní Bhuachalla...

Clár Ní Bhuachalla, MA 2013 & Director, Gaeltacht UCD

Guíom gach rath oraibh sa todhchaí, i bhur ngairmeacha agus i bhur saol pearsanta.

Go raibh tú daibhir i mí-áidh
Agus saibhir i mbeannachtaí
Go mall ag déanamh namhaid, go luath a déanamh carad,
Ach saibhir nó daibhir, go mall nó go luath,
Nach raibh ach áthas agat
Ón lá seo amach.

A message from Shaunagh Connaire...

Shaunagh Connaire, BComm 2006

“The best advice I was given was life is not a dress rehearsal, you have to go out and get what you want!”

A message from Gillian Pye...

Gillian Pye, Associate Dean (Undergraduate), College of Arts and Humanities & Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in German, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Celebrate this moment, be proud of what you have achieved and embrace the new!

A message from Peadar O hUiginn...

Peadar O hUiginn, MB 1978

The important thing is to have a goal.

A message from Darragh Kelly...

Darragh Kelly, BA Arts 1994

Embrace college life in its entirety in a healthy, positive way. Get involved, get active, challenge your preconceptions and reach out to those who may find the transition challenging. I owe UCD so much…it informed so much of who and what I am today.

A message from Susan Philips...

Susan Philips, BSocSc 2002

Chase your purpose with clarity, not your passion, where passion can be all over the place, wild and exciting, purpose is much more focused and meaningful, which can lead you to success.

A message from Alexandros Lampsias...

Alexandros Lampsias, MA European Politics & Policy 2017

In this era of uncertainty, fear, and even desperation and so many unprecedented feelings and experiences, there is hope in the distance. Things are getting better and hopefully will be even better in the months to come. You managed to overcome all the obstacles ahead of you and succeed your goals. No matter what you should be proud of yourselves. Like “The Smiths” said “There is a light that never goes out”. You are this light. Never forget that. Keep going, keep trying, keep believing. You can do this.

A message from Adamaria Perrotta...

Adamaria Perrotta, Lecturer/Assistant Professor School of Mathematics and Statistics

“Dreams are not those which come while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when you don’t sleep before fulfilling them.” And now, keep going!
Ad maiora

A message from Bernard Kennedy...

Bernard Kennedy, MSc Psychotherapy 2004

Enjoy your time of education. Be assured of your competence and ability. You have proven your ability and endurance. You have done well and more. Always love education ongoing. Well done.

A message from Peter Donnelly...

Peter Donnelly, Programme Director BSc Mental Health Nursing

Dear Graduates. What a great achievement in a time of enormous difficulty and stress. Well done.
This is a huge accomplishment and it will benefit you in the way you approach life, and it’s inevitable problems, and utilise your new skills. Hearty congratulations.

A message from Dr. Ebun Joseph...

Dr. Ebun Joseph (PhD Graduate, 2017)

‘This is just the beginning, but a fantastic one!’

A message from Anwar Ibrahim Alabdali...

Anwar Ibrahim Alabdali (PhD Graduate, 2021)

What we have achieved after hard work is fabulous, it is a mixing between challenge and motivation and this the true meaning of life.

A message from Gerry O'Connor...

Gerry O'Connor, BA 1967

Congratulations to all members of the UCD graduating class!

A message from Michelle Tiong...

Michelle Tiong, Masters 2016

Chase your purpose with clarity, not your passion, where passion can be all over the place, wild and exciting, purpose is much more focused and meaningful, which can lead you to success.

Congratulations I wish you every happiness good health for the future God Bess you

Congratulations! Completing a degree from a prestigious university is no small feat, so don’t underestimate your achievement. You should be proud. Finishing up college can bring with it a lot of mixed emotions: pride and happiness at how far you’ve come; sadness that it has come to an end; and maybe uncertainty and anxiety about what will come next. I’ve been there! Of all times to graduate, the current state of the world likely adds another layer of emotions and uncertainty. The best advice I can give you is that things will work out how they should. Even if you have no idea what comes next or what you want to do, keep looking, something will come up. Even if you spend sometime doing something different that you didn’t see yourself doing, stick at it. It may just be a stepping stone to where you want to be. You will end up where you’re supposed to, even if the path there meanders. Congratulations again, keep the head up, keep looking for what gives you meaning, and stay safe. John

I congratulate all graduates of 2021 and hope that they will remember UCD as positively as I do when they reach my age (at the latest). Without UCD I would not have had exciting jobs at university level in Germany and Africa…. Donnchadh

You got this far, keep telling yourself going forward “I got this!”

Comhghairdeas libh ar bhur n-éacht ! Congratulations on your success Moved forward with confidence & joy

Best of luck to everyone, you have been through a difficult time but I’m sure it will not prevent you from realising your dreams.

It is a lifetime opportunity, stay with it, enjoy it and be successful!

We are all affected by circumstances outside of our control; both good and bad, yet we manage to forge ahead with the help of the people we surround ourselves with. I hope the bonds that you created while at UCD continue to nourish and enrich your lives. Congratulations to the UCD Class of 2021 on this momentous milestone! Keep striving, keep reaching, stay hungry!

Never has a graduating class faced such uncertainty but yet such opportunity. You are all truly entering a new world, new ways of living, being and learning must be found. This presents great opportunities for you all to be part of the generation that will reshape so many areas of our lives, and I believe due to your excellent and rounded education in UCD that you will rise to the challenges. Our world – local and global may never be the same but maybe it will be better and more equal and just. Carpe Diem

Congratulations on your graduation. Even though you are leaving college, always have an open mind and never stop learning.

Comhghairdeas gach duine! What an achievement – nothing can stop you from achieving your goals! in celebration!

Wishing you all new beginnings. May you find health and peace wherever life takes you.

This a great year to Graduate- a new world requiring an open, creative and enquiring mind and a mindset of “can do attitude”.

Congratulations on your well-deserved success and best wishes for the future. Keep up the spirit to fight against the odds- work hard, stay humble & focussed, never give up & be happy!

Never try, never fail, never succeed.

You are over the moon…now reach for the stars.

‘All will be well and all manner of things will be well.’

Heartiest congratulations to you on the successful completion of your respective programs! Best wishes to you in all that you do.

As a lecturer in Computer Science at UCD, I would like to congratulate all students being conferred today, particularly those receiving degrees in Computer Science, many of which I have taught. Special congrats to my PhD student Amerah Alghanim! Well done to all and best wishes.

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