Life at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is not just about lectures and study.  Outside the classroom, there are a wide range of extracurricular activities available to ensure our students enjoy the full scope of the Smurfit Experience.  Our diverse student body, which is 50% international representing more than 50 countries worldwide, adds a welcome and important intercultural dimension to student life here.  You will have the opportunity to both socialise and work with the best and brightest students from all around the world.

An exciting feature of life at UCD Smurfit School is the range of clubs and societies that enable you to become actively involved in university life and to develop your interests and aptitudes. With a dedicated Smurfit Society and over 70 student clubs & societies at the nearby UCD Belfield campus, students can enjoy a wide range of social activities. For a full listing of UCD clubs and societies, click here

The UCD Student Centre also has an 86-seater cinema, radio studio and a number of student services including the Student Health Service.  Students at Smurfit are welcomed to get involved in clubs and societies as well as using all facilities at the Belfield campus available to them to enhance the student experience.

UCD Smurfit School students have full access to the sporting facilities at the UCD Belfield campus, which include a state-of-the-art gym, tennis courts, rugby and soccer pitches, indoor sports halls and an Olympic-size 50m swimming pool.

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All UCD students can register for the UCD Get in Gear Get Active student exercise programme which takes place on the UCD Belfield campus. The cost for this 7-week programme is €20 and you can register at the UCD Sport reception desk on production of your UCD student card.  There are a large range of exercise classes where students are provided with an opportunity to try out a variety of activities in a non-competitive environment and allow students to include exercise around a busy academic schedule.

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Class Ambassadors

A UCD Smurfit School Class Ambassador is the contact point between students on a programme and the Programme Manager and Academic Programme Director. It is a very important role as it involves being a representative of students’ views and assisting with resolving any issues that may arise. Class Ambassadors contribute to improvements of student academic, social and cross-cultural experiences on the programme. Class Ambassadors also organise student events and activities to encourage a more fun-filled social dynamic. Students can apply for these positions at the beginning of the academic year.

Life in Blackrock

Located near Blackrock village, UCD Smurfit School has access to a wide range of bars, restaurants and shops. It is also located near Stillorgan Village, which has more of the same as well as a cinema and bowling alley.

It also offers easy access to Dublin City centre and the Dundrum Town Centre, Ireland's largest shopping centre.

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