Computer Science Virtual Summer School

Thursday June 4th, 11.45am (Irish Standard Time)

Do you ever wonder how Google, Skype, Internet banking or computer games work? Would you like to develop the next generation of cutting-edge computing technologies? Then our Computer Science Virtual Summer School is for you.

Virtual Summer School Format?

As we are unable to invite you to campus for this years Summer School, we have decided to run all activities online. We will be presenting a reduced program via the Zoom webinar platform A Link to a pre-recorded YouTube video will be forward to you by email and posted here prior to the live Q&A session.

Who can register?

The Virtual Summer School is for students who are interested in studying at UCD with an intended start date of September 2020 or 2021. Students, parents, guidance counsellors and International Students are welcome to attend.

How will I access the Virtual Summer School Webinar?

Once registered you will receive an email on Friday 29 May containing your webinar invitation link. Just click this link prior to the below start time to view. For the best viewing experience we recommend you use a PC/Laptop.

Enquiries in relation to the UCD Computer Science Virtual Summer School can be made to Gary Dunne at

Time Activity
11.45am Live Taster Lecture on Programming with Associate Professor John Dunnion. This will be followed by a live Q&A about the UCD Computer Science degree. All students who have registered are recommended to access the Computer Science at UCD playlist here.
Zoom webinar link will be emailed to all registered students on Friday 29 May 2020.
Video Link AI and the Meaning of Life with Associate Professor Gianluca Pollastri from the UCD School of Computer Science.
Video Link An introduction to the concepts of programming with Assistant Professor Liliana Pasquale from the UCD School of Computer Science. This will be available on the playlist by Tuesday 2 June
Video Link A short talk on creativity and problem solving and what it means to be a computer scientist with researcher and entrepreneur, Professor Barry Smyth from the UCD School of Computer Science and Insight Centre for Data Analytics, a world leading SFI research centre.

Support Issues

If you have any queries in relation to booking a Virtual Summer School please submit your query here. Thank you.

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