Seize the opportunity to experience university life with UCD’s Summer School for secondary school students entering 6th Year or (Year 13 A-Level) in September 2024.


Computer Science Summer School

Thursday June 6th, 9.30am – 3.30pm

The Computer Science Summer School will be held on Thursday 6 June 2024 in the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science. The Computer Science Summer School is designed to introduce students to Computer Science and will include hands-on programming workshops as well as an opportunity to learn more about life as a Computer Science student. No prior knowledge of programming is required to participate in this Summer School. Students will be allocated to beginners, intermediate or advanced groups based on their responses on the booking form.  All equipment required will be provided on the day.

You will be able to choose one of the following sessions on the booking form depending on your experience with Computer Science.

– Beginner: Someone who has not previously learned Python and is not familiar with the language and syntax.
– Intermediate: Someone who has learned Python including the language, syntax or learning to code. This includes touching on the common built-in libraries, learning classes, and basic object-oriented programming.
– Advanced:  Someone who can write programs using the right tools and libraries or who has completed some practice projects in Python.

More information will be provided on the schedule and lunch arrangements once your place is booked. If you have any questions, please contact Gary Dunne at

What happens on the day?

The day will include a range of practical sessions and talks in the areas of computer science and computer science with data science.

Who can register?

The Summer School is for students who are going into 6th year or Year 13 (A Level) in September 2024.

What does it cost?

The UCD Computer Science Summer School costs €35 and includes a sandwich lunch and tea/coffee. A reduced rate of €15 is available for applicants whose families are in receipt of job-seekers or disability payments. If you wish to avail of this discount rate please email for a discount code before booking your course.


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

Where will the UCD Computer Science Summer School take place?

The UCD Computer Science Summer School will take place in the UCD O’Brien Centre for Science. The building is number 64 on the UCD Map

Time Activity
09:30 Registration & Welcome: Meet Your Student Leader
10:00 Programming 1
11:00 Talk – What is Computer Science?
11:45 Programming 2
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Workshop: Life as a Computer Science Undergraduate
14:15 Lunch in the main restuarant
15:15 Feedback & Finish

Have a Question?

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

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