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 2022.


Economics, Information & Communication Studies & Archaeology SUMMER SCHOOL

Wednesday June 8th, 9.30pm-3.45pm (Irish Standard Time)

Find out what it takes to study Economics, Information & Communication Studies and Archaeology at University. Studying these subjects through a Social Sciences degree provides flexibility of thought and a range of practical, research and analytical skills that make graduates highly employable.

What happens on the day?

Economics – Students will be given an introduction to economics and an outline of the programme in UCD. This will be followed by an interactive session where students will take part in activities to discuss one of economics most important topics – game theory – allowing students to see how economics can help us understand how households, firms or other economic agents make strategic decisions. Students will also be introduced to other important economic topics such as macroeconomics and banking.

Information & Communication Studies gives students the knowledge, skills, and tools to help them to make sense of a world where every aspect of human experience is affected by digital technology, media, data, and information in all formats. During the workshop, students will learn about misinformation and why it exists, reflect on how our own opinions impact the way we evaluate information, discuss and practice how to critically evaluate content that is published and shared on apps such as TikTok, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Snapchat and how to use google to become a better searcher.  Students attending this session are encouraged to bring their own mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) to actively participate in the workshop.

Archaeology seeks to understand the past through the study of the physical remains that survive. This includes investigating monuments, artifacts, human and animal bone as well as how people interacted with the environment. The summer school will introduce Archaeology as a subject followed by a visit to The School of Archaeology where visitors can handle artefacts from the school’s teaching collection and learn about how they were made and used.

Who can register?

The Summer School is for students who are going into 6th year or Year 13 (A Level) in September 2022.

What does it cost?

The UCD Economics, Information & Communication Studies & Archaeology 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 susan.mcalinden@ucd.ie for a discount code before booking your course.


Enquiries in relation to the UCD Economics, Information & Communication Studies & Archaeology Summer School can be made to Emma Donovan (emma.donovan@ucd.ie)

Where will the UCD Economics, Information & Communication Studies & Archaeology Summer School take place?

The UCD Economics, Information & Communication Studies & Archaeology Summer School will take place in the UCD Newman building. The building is number 41 on the UCD Map

Time Activity
9:15 Registration
9.45 Introduction and Overview of UCD Social Sciences subjects
10.00 Economics
11.30 Break
11.45 Information and Communication Studies
13.15 Lunch and Campus Tours
14.00 Archaeology
15.30 Career Opportunities
16.00 Feedback and Final questions

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