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Stress control

Stress Control is an evidenced based programme that teaches you practical skills to deal with stress.

The programme covers topics including:

  • how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts,

  • skills to overcome panicky feelings,

  • and tips to getting a good night’s sleep.

This programme includes six modules which will be broadcast at scheduled times for 3 weeks (2pm and 8.30pm Mondays and Thursday).

Go to Stresscontrol.org and subscribe at no cost to the Youtube channel so you will be updated when the next module will be broadcast.

At this very challenging time Stress Control is a proven and effective way to improve mental wellbeing. You may wish to share the information about this programme with your family and friends to encourage their participation.

Join the conversation on social media at #StressControlIrl.

 
 
Free Mock Interviews

We've teamed up with EY to offer you MORE free online training on April 9th from 10am - 12pm.

EY will be hosting free Mock Interviews for anyone looking to gain experience with interviews and receive invaluable feedback.  

Register at http://ow.ly/426a50z4huH to secure your place!

Virtual green week

Unfortunately all our in-person events have been cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak! Eco UCD SU have been hard at work to bring a virtual version to you!

 

We'll have upcycling tutorials, slow fashion celebrations (take and send pics of your best thrifted/ swapped/ upcycled pieces to @ecoucdsu on Instagram or Facebook to get involved) and participating in the digital climate strike (get out the glue for poster making).

Follow us on Instagram/ Facebook to get in on the celebrations. @ecoucdsu

 
Transgenger Day of visibility

Trans day of visibility is going digital!

We want to recognise the complexities of being trans, the gender dysphoria, and the gender euphoria.

We will have a chat with the founder of This Is Me Ireland, Noah Halpin.

We'll tell you how to bind safely during the Covid crisis, what documentaries to watch, and what supports you can avail of.

 

And if you're not trans, we'll have a bunch of resources across our social media that you can access to learn about and support your trans pals. 

 
mind body soul 

This Tuesday-Thursday join UCDSU online for Mind, Body and Soul!

Mind, Body and Soul here at UCDSU has always promoted wellness and creativity in times of stress. Usually held before exams to take time to chill out in a busy period, we are now hosting this special event online to encourage people to look after their mind, body and soul, during self isolation. 

You can expect painting tutorials, live webinars, workout links, recipes, Social Isolation and Chill for virtual tea and chats with Úna and Joanna and so much more!

Check out our socials throughout Mind, Body and Soul to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes, including a €50 Easons Voucher, NKD Pizzas, €100 MyProtein / McSport.ie voucher and 1 Year Netflix Subscription. There are lots of self-isolation treats to be won.

If you miss anything on the socials, you can find it all in our dedicated Mind, Body, Soul Chill Space on the website HERE

 
virtual tea/coffee

Join our Welfare Officer, Úna & our President, Joanna for our weekly tea & coffee afternoon that's gone digital!

Now that most of us are studying and working from home and all doing our part in this health crisis to self-isolate, we thought it would be nice to get a bit of community spirit going and to have an afternoon tea / coffee together and some much needed chats and chill time together.

Students can join by clicking the link below at 2pm on Wednesday 25th March

When: Wednesday 25th March from 2 pm - 4 pm

Who: All students are welcome 

Where: Online!  

Join Us Here!  https://zoom.us/j/283987033

What: You can log in with video, audio or just text 🙂

Any issues? Contact su@ucdsu.ie or message us on Instagram @ucdsu

 
heartfulness

Heartfulness is a simple system of meditation and relaxation which can be easily integrated into our daily lives. 

With regular practice, we can achieve a calmer and more balanced life. 

Heartfulness can reveal inner resources and attributes such as resilience, tolerance and a calmer way of being. These attributes become stronger and more permanent, the more we practise. 

This provides us with inner strength to support us in difficult times and situations. There are also many health benefits for our body, mind and spirit.

Anyone and everyone is welcome to try Heartfulness.

 

When? 

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th March

What Time?

1.15pm - 1.55pm

Where?

We will be going Live on Facebook tomorrow Thursday 26th March so tune in!


If you are looking for some tips ad advise for looking after your mental health, check out these great youtube clips HERE

 
safetalk training

SafeTALK is a half-day training program that teaches participants to recognize and engage persons who might be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them with community resources trained in suicide intervention. SafeTALK stresses safety while challenging taboos that inhibit open talk about suicide.

The program recommends that an ASIST-trained resource or other community support resource be at all trainings. The ‘safe’ of safeTALK stands for ‘suicide alertness for everyone’. The ‘TALK’ letters stand for the practice actions that one does to help those with thoughts of suicide: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe.

The training is on next Tuesday, March 10th at 9:30 am in the Blue Room

The session is 3 hours long with a short break for tea/coffee in the middle

To sign up and secure your place - pop down to the SU Reception with €20 DEPOSIT (returnable upon completion of the training) and pop name down on our sign up sheet.

 
cfr training

UCDSU are hosting a Community First Response Training Workshop (first aid training)


Date: March 25th 

Time: 10:00am - 2:30pm

After the success of the first training day, your Education and Welfare Officers, Brian and Úna have organised a second CFR (Community First Response) Training Workshop on 25 March 10AM-2.30PM for anyone who missed out on the first one.

This is a half day of basic first aid training.

 

The training is provided free of charge but there is a €20 deposit required to secure your place. Once you register (HERE) you will need to drop the deposit in to the SU reception. This will be refunded upon completion of the training. Places are limited so please register in advance.

You can register HERE

 
shoutout training

The ShoutOut Student workshop is an interactive, dynamic and informative 90-minute long session where the facilitators explore LGBTQ+ terminology, scenarios where students can act as good allies, and ways in which to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students.

We also share our own stories, of coming out, or becoming allies ourselves, and explain how some language and behaviour during our time in school could be hurtful, and when it was supportive.

Date:       March 3rd

Time:       11:00am - 12:30pm

Location:  Fitzgerald Chamber

Tea/coffee and pastries will be provided too.

Sign up NOW! Just click HERE

 
seachtain na gaeilge

Brioscaí agus botúin

Want to use your Irish but afraid of tripping up? Have no fear! Bop down to eat some biscuits and muddle through. 

 

Ag iarraidh do chuid gaeilge a úsáid ach faitíos ort go ndeireadh tú an rud mícheart? Ná bhíodh imní ort! Buail síos againn chun brioscaí a ithe agus botúin a dhéanamh linn.

Tráth na gCeist

Tar chuig Tolglann Uí Néill ag a 8pm do Tráth na gCeist carthanacha. €3 an duine agus foirne de ceathrar. Tástáil do chuid eolais agus do chuid Gaeilge ar mhaithe le duaiseanna maithe agus cúiseanna iontacha!

 

Come to the O'Neill Lounge at 8 for a Charity Table Quiz. €3 a head and tables of four. Test your knowledge and your Irish for good prizes and great causes!

 

Scríobh an Púca

 

Ceardlann scríobhneoireachta dhátheangach le Litsoc. Má tá suim agat sa scríobh, i mBéarla nó i nGaeilge, tá míle fáilte!

 

A bilingual writing workshop with the lovely Litsoc. If you have in interest in writing, in English or Irish, you're more than welcome!

 

Díospóireacht

Is cinnte go díospóireacht bhríomhar a bheidh ann ar an rún gur "teanga marbh í an Ghaeilge". Spiosrúil.

What will surely be a spirited debate on the motion "Irish is a dead language". Spicy stuff 

Céilí

Má áiríonn tú uait na laethanta breátha sa nGaeltacht, ag déanamh Ionsaí na hInse i halla pobail randamach i gConamara, nó múna bhfuil céim ar bith ar eolas agat ach suim ann, buail sios go dtí an Global Lounge do chéilí le Pottersoc. Beidh an-chraic le ceol, rince agus bia, ceard eile a bheadh uait?

If you miss the lovely days you spent in the Gaeltacht, doing the Siege of Ennis in a random village ahll in Conamara, or if you don't have a single step but a lot of interest, head down to the Global Lounge for a céilí with Pottersoc. There'll be music, dancing and food, what more could you ask for?

Béile le Chéile

Ag cuartú seans beagán cainte a dhéanamh i nGaeilge agus beagán bia a ithe? Buail suas chuig Seomra Cruinnithe 5,6&7 do Béile le Chéile le UCD Amnesty, An Lucht Oibre, Na Daonlathaigh Shóisialta agus an Óige Ghlas.

Looking to break bread and bond over your cúpla focal? Head to Meeting Rooms 5,6&7 for a Potluck le UCD Amnesty, Labour, Social Democrats and Young Greens.

Plé Painéal

Tuairimí agat faoi todhchaí na Gaeilge? Buartha? Dóchasach? Seans go mbeadh suim agat sa plé painéal faoi, atá ar siúl sa Seomra Caidreamh (B214) i Newman, le aoineanna 

Do you have opinions about the future of the Irish language? Worried? Hopeful? Then come along to the panel discussion happening in the Seomra Caidreamh (B214) in Newman. 

 
the kinds of sex you might have in college

The Kinds of Sex You *Might* Have At College is a play about what you want, how you want it, if you want it and what happens when you don’t.

Performed by an energetic ensemble of actors who play multiple roles, this theatrical performance brings you through a range of sketches that dramatize sexual scenarios and viewpoints that you may encounter during college life. Tackling experiences from across all genders, all relationships and all sexualities (or as many of them as we could fit into one hour).

The Kinds of Sex You Might Have At College combines humour, satire and drama to share diverse experiences. This play will equip you with a more proactive understanding of consent to apply to your future intimate encounters if you choose to have them.

*Trigger warning: This performance contains language of a sexual nature and themes of sexual violence.*


Get your free tickets HERE

nominations open

BRIEFING AND SU TOUR

4pm-5pm – Fitzgerald Chamber

All students are welcome!

If you are interested in running for an Executive position or if you are just thinking about it, you are welcome to come to the Nominations Open Event and tour of the Students’ Union. 

You will be able to collect your nomination forms at this event. They will then be available from the SU reception from the 25 February. 

Get to know about the role you are interested in and how it fits into the greater Union. We will also give you a run through of how SU elections work and what to expect.

There will be an opportunity to speed friend with current Sabbats and Union Staff to ask any questions you have about your campaign, manifesto points or the role or work of the Union.

There will also be an opportunity to take a tour of the Union, to see the set up and the space you will be working in if you are elected to a Sabbatical Officer position.

 
 
the great donate

Before you move out of Res, make sure to drop any kitchenware that you're not taking with you and that's in good condition to our manned collection point in Ashfield Social Space! We'll make sure it gets into the hands of a grateful new resident! You can drop your stuff off to our volunteer-led collection points at the times below.

  • Saturday 7 December 12-4pm

  • Saturday 14th December 12-4pm

  • Thursday 19th December 12-4pm

  • Friday 20th December 12-4pm

  • Saturday 21st December 12-4pm

Please do not donate items outside of the above times 🙏

If you wanna give us a hand collecting, join the FB group here

Every year when 3,000 students move out of on-campus accommodation, they have to leave their apartments completely clear. Often, students don't have anywhere to put the stuff they've acquired, resulting in perfectly good utensils like pots, pans, cutlery, plates, and mugs being thrown in the skip and going straight to landfill 😌

Last May, we ran the Great Donate, providing a space for students to donate their old stuff to us instead of throwing it out. We collected, we moved, we stored and in September, we gave it back. Now we're doing it again!

What are we collecting?

  • Pots and pans

  • Cutlery

  • Crockery - plates, bowls, mugs

  • Other cooking utensils - i.e. spatula, cooking spoon

  • Toasters, grills

  • No clothes or duvets pls 🙏

What else is happening? Well...

UCD Estate Services and UCD Green Campus support Dogs Trust donating almost 4,000 duvets and saving 3,920 of waste from landfill since 2016.

Duvets for Dogs is a UCD Green Campus initiative that takes place when there is a turnover of students in the Residences. Instead of residents disposing of their duvet as they leave campus, Duvets for Dogs allows them the option to donate it to Dogs Trust Ireland.

What does a donation consist of?

  • Only clean duvets are accepted.

  • No rips or tears in the duvet, no stains of any kind.

  • No duvet cover / bed sheets / pillows – Please remove your duvet cover before placing the duvet into the plastic bag. It cannot be accepted with a cover.

  • Protect the duvet from getting damp while in storage – roll up the Duvet in a plastic bag

Why does my donation make a difference?

  • Your donation creates a circular economy from redirecting something that could be labelled as waste to giving it a second lease of life, in Dogs Trust.

  • Dogs love soft beds to have a snooze on, providing them a comfy bed is just one step towards making them happy.

When and where is the donation taking place?

  • Bagged duvets are to be placed into shipping containers in Belgrove and Ashfield Car Parks between the hours of 04.00 to 22.00 from 16th of December until the 23rd of December.

More info here!

 
christmas day 2019

THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE COLLEGE CALENDAR IS BACK! UCDSU PRESENTS:

*UCD CHRISTMAS DAY 2019*  🎄

28th November 2019! 🎅

 

This year, your presents will be requested across the student centre where we have a massive day of festivities and prizes planned! You better hold on for deer life as the most wonderful time of the beer occurs in The UCD Clubhouse Bar with live music and tons of tunes all day long!

 

It’s snow joke, yule be sorry if you miss the annual Pass The Parcel in the Atrium where we have some INCREDIBLE concert tickets up for grabs plus loads of awesome prizes to go around! There will be a live choir and DJ rockin’ around the Christmas Tree as well as delicious mince pies and hot chocolate for all! We will also be showing all the best Christmas Movies so be sure to get down and enjoy the last day of term!

 

P.s. Keep an eye out for Santa handing out RedBull outside the library during the week!

 

 

THE CLUBHOUSE

2pm - 4pm - FAR HAVEN

4pm - 4.30pm Changeover

4.30pm - 6pm - Deja Vú

 

THE ATRIUM

12pm - 3pm - Free Hot Chocolate and Mince Pies

12pm - 1pm - Choral Scholars 

1pm - 2pm - PASS THE PARCEL

2pm - 3pm - UCD Gospel Choir

 

BLUE ROOM

9am - 3pm - Christmas Movies

 
mini mind body soul

Relax and unwind before exams with UCDSU's Mini Mind, Body, and Soul this Wednesday, November 13th.


Take a break from the library and come down to the Old Student Centre where we will be hosting a day full of workshops complemented by free refreshments and a chance to pet some bunny rabbits!

Check out @ucdsu on all of our socials for more information leading up to this day!

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 

10:00-11:00

Addictive Eaters Anonymous (AEA) - Open meeting - Quad Room

11:00-12:00

Heartfulness - Quad Room

12:00-13:00

Drink Tea & Draw - Café Brava

12:00-13:00

Yoga Asana - Quad Room

12:00-16:00

FREE fruit with HealthyUCD - Atrium

12:00-16:00

Bunny Cuddling - Atrium

13:00-14:00

Stress Management Workshop - Red Room

13:15-14:15

Drink Tea & Draw - Café Brava

14:00-15:00

Laughter Yoga - Blue Room

14:00-16:00

FREE Tea & Coffee - Atrium

14:30-15:30

Yoga Nidra - Quad Room

14:30-15:30

Drink Tea & Draw - Café Brava

17:30-18:00

Mindfulness Meditation - C117 Health Sciences

 
presentation skills workshop

UCDSU is hosting a Presentation Skills Workshop on Thursday 14th Nov 18:00-21:00

Course outline:

Over three two-hour sessions with theory & practice, students will be equipped to develop and deliver a presentation of excellence and will have gained greater self confidence in their ability to speak in front of an audience.

Present on purpose

How to craft the opening, body & closing of a purposeful presentation 3 S’s and 3 W’s of developing and structuring a presentation Techniques to peak the audiences’ attention & keep them engaged

Present with impact

How to adopt public speaking skills to present with impact Utilising body language, eye contact, gestures & more Tips and tricks to control nerves and overcome fear

Practice, practice, practice

3 opportunities to speak in front of an audience with individual feedback.

 

Register interest with Education Officer (education@ucdsu.ie) now! Places are limited, first come first serve. 

 
lá na gaeilge

Beidh Lá na Gaeilge ar siúl ar Dé Máirt an 5ú Samhain, le imeachtaí ar siúl do gach duine, is cuma muna bhfuil agat ach an ‘cúpla focal’ nó más cainteoir dúchais thú. Seans iontach é chun ár teanga náisiúnta a cheiliúradh, agus beagán chraic a bheith againn chomh maith.

Lá na Gaeilge will be on Tuesday November 5th, with events for everyone, whether you have the ‘cúpla focal’ or are a native speaker. It's a great chance to celebrate Ireland’s national language and have a bit of craic too.



10am-12pm


“Marbh le tae agus marbh gan é” mar a deir an seanfhocal. Beidh muid ag tosú le Maidin Caifé san Atrium i Sean Ionad na Mac Léinn, áit a mbeidh tú inann do keep cup agus do bholg a líonadh le Tae, Caifé agus Doughnuts. Seans é an focal is fear leat, an muinteoir nar thaitin leat agus chuile rud idir eathrú a roinnt linn 😊
We’re kicking off the day with a coffee morning in the Atrium in the Old Student Centre, where you can fill you keep cup and your belly with Tea, Coffee and Doughnuts (!). It’s a chance to chat about your favourite word, your most hated teacher, and all things in-between 😊



12pm-2pm


Ansin beidh seisiún Rugbaí Leaiste le International Students’ Society, seans do chuile dhuine rud éigin nua a thriáil amach, le cúpla focal nua measctha isteach.
Then we have a tag rugby session in collaboration with International Students Society, a chance for everyone, from beginners to pros (in both tag rugby and irish) to pick up something new.


4pm-5pm


Beidh ár chairde ag Tits, Twits agus Wits beo ar Belfield FM le eagrán speisialta Lá na Gaeilge, áit a bpléifidh siad an Ghaeilge.
Our friends at Tits, Twits and Wits will be live on Belfield FM with a special Lá na Gaeilge show, where they’ll be discussing all things Irish language


5pm-6pm


Tá rang Zumba i nGaeilge ar siúl i Spás Sóisialta Gort na Fuinseoige. Seans beagán aclaíocht a dhéanamh agus an Ghaeilge a chloisteál i mbealach iomlán nua.
There’s a Zumba class in Irish on in Ashfield Social Space. A chance to get moving and hear Irish like you’ve never heard it before


8pm-10pm


Tar chuig Tolglann Uí Néill do Tráth na gCeist ar mhaithe Relay for Life, Enable agus RCNI. €3 an duine, €12 an fhoireann. Tástáil do chuid eolas ar mhaithe le duaiseanna iontacha agus cúiseanna maithe!
Bop down to the O’Neill Lounge for our Table Quiz in aid of Relay for Life, Enable and RCNI. €3 a person, €12 for a team of 4. Test your knowledge for some great prizes and good causes!

 
mind your mind workshop

“If you don't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul

We can all be so hard on ourselves and we frequently feel like are not living up to our own or others’ expectations. What if I told you there is an alternative to continually judging and evaluating ourselves? The alternative can be acceptance and self-compassion.

Look out for us in the concourse between 12 and 3 - we’ll be giving out sweets and encouraging quotes!

After that, join us in the Red Room at 4 for a self-compassion workshop!

This workshop will provide simple evidence-based tools for responding in an accepting, mindful and kind way to ourselves whenever we are experiencing difficult thoughts and emotions. We all want to avoid pain, but letting it in — and responding compassionately to our own imperfections without harsh self-condemnation — are essential steps toward living happier, more fulfilling lives.

 

This interactive workshop will be delivered free of charge Varsha Eswara Murthy from the UCD School of Psychology to promote well-being on campus, and have a little fun too!  

 
Disability laughs

A comedy gig run and performed by comedians with disabilities?

Yup, that’s right! Join us on the evening of the 30th October (the Wednesday of week 8) Upstairs at the Clubhouse and hear the funny side of disability. Organised by your Disability Rights Campaigns Coordinator, Hannah (who is also performing on the day!), this is set to be a bundle of laughs.

Date: 30th October

Location: Upstairs in the Clubhouse

Doors: 6pm

Show Starts: 6.30pm

 
Time of the month

UCDSU in conjunction with Míosta, Homeless Period Ireland, and UCD Mature Students' Society will be launching their Time of the Month Campaign next week from October 21st - 23rd.

We will be running events over the course of the 3 days and we welcome anyone and everyone to attend!!



**Monday, October 21st**


10:30 am, Red Room
Launch of the Week alongside Homeless Period Ireland, and UCD Mature Students' Society

12pm, Student Centre Atrium
What do Periods mean to you?

2pm, Atrium & Café Brava
Poster Making & T-Shirt Painting for Demo (To Be Announced) @ucdsu



**Tuesday, October 22nd**


1pm, Location To Be Announced @ucdsu
Demo in UCD

6pm, O'Neill Lounge
Periods Quiz - Prizes include OrganiCup for winning team members



**Wednesday, October 23rd**


11am, Old Student Centre
What do Periods mean to you?

2pm, Atrium, Old Student Centre
Free Tea, Coffee, and menstrual products

3pm, Red Room
Míosta Menstrual Education Workshop
Limited space available, free menstrual cup for all attendees: SIGN UP HERE

7pm, Café Brava
Bloody Marys - End of Event Celebration



MÍOSTA is a newly launched Irish menstrual education project. They have started running a series of workshops at universities around Ireland and they are coming to UCDSU! Expect to learn tonnes about reusable and alternative menstrual products, debunk menstrual shame and stigma, learn about environmental concerns, menstrual activism and period poverty, and create your own bloody activist intervention. The workshop will be hosted by menstrual educator Charlotte Amrouche.

MÍOSTA workshops are open to people of all genders, whether they are menstruators or not!

 
commscon 2019

When: Thursday 17 October, 2019 

Where: UCD Student Centre


Day Events:


Cost: FREE (Registration is Compulsory)


For who: All Students

Register here: HERE

UCDSU CommsCon is bringing in experts in the areas of communications and media to provide high level training to SU Officers (Full and Part Time), Class Reps, SU Volunteers and Student Journalists and students with an interest in the field. For a list of all workshops please see the timetable below.

 

09:15 - 09:45 - Registration and Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 - Session 1 Workshops

 Media Training (Radio and Television) with Barry McLoughlin, Communications Clinic

 Social Media for Activists with Craig Dwyer, ForaChange 

 Making and FOI Request with Ken Foxe, Journal.ie    

 Presentation and PowerPoint Skills, with Nadia Di Battista, EY


12:00 - 13:00 - Networking Lunch 

13:00 - 15:00 - Session 2 Workshops 

Investigative Journalism with Jack Power, Irish Times 

Professional Life and Communication in the Workplace with Nadia Di Battista, EY

Prototyping - Design Thinking with Jacinta Owens, Alan Morgan, UCD Innovation Academy

Public Speaking for Student Leaders, with Laura Harmon, Former USI President     


15:15-16:00     Panel Discussion and Wine and Cheese Reception 

 
the blindboy podcast live

With a number one selling book under his belt and a podcast that has reached not only in Ireland but internationally, the satirist could possibly single-handedly change peoples’ mindset on mental health and the deafening stigma it surrounds.

His latest innovative creation, The Blindboy podcast does not only indoctrinates mental health issues but reaches further into a wide spectrum of current topics, may it be gun laws, feminism, racism or a bit of history. Blindboy has it covered.

 

Times:


Doors Open: 5:00pm
Doors Close: 5:45pm
Show Begins: 6:00pm
Show Ends: 8:00pm

Tickets: €15


Special Guest to be announced


Valid UCD Student Card Required

TICKETS AVAILABLE
ONLINE - HERE
PHYSICAL - Wednesday 9th from UCDSU Reception


"His uncanny ability to articulate what nearly everyone is thinking is unparalleled and something that is sorely needed in Irish society" - The Daily Edge

 
class rep elections
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world mental health day

Join us in the Old Student Centre the Thursday of week 5 for a day of self-care and mental health awareness.


✅ Take part in free workshops in the Quad Room from 11am: Heartfulness, Yoga, and Laughter Yoga.

✅ Chat to reps from mental health support groups in and out of UCD all day in the Atrium. We will have prizes up for grabs! Come down and find out!

✅ Put together your own mental health first aid kit - think DIY stress ball! Available for the first 100 people down!

✅ Chill in the Blue Room all day in our Safe Space, fully equipped with the latest in cosy blankets, soft pillows and colouring materials.

For more info and to find out how you can get involved with the SU Mental Health Crew, drop Sarah an email -> mental.health@ucdsu.ie

 
an cuas is gone; now what?

The loss of the sacred space that was An Cuas has hit us all hard.

We want to hear from YOU!


What should student spaces look like in the Newman Building?

Do you want plugs? Water fountains? *Screens* like they have in the new business building?

Where should the seats be? Should they be sofas or chairs? Should there be a pool table in the Newman Basement?


📌Join us this Wednesday 2nd Oct 2019 at 6pm in Newman (Theatre TBC) and tell us what you want!

We will be taking your ideas and opinions and presenting them to the decision-makers to campaign for better facilities for students who use the Newman Building.

 
pretty little thing student sample sale

📌Astra Hall, Old Student Centre

📌2nd October @ 10am

📌€2 entry fee with all proceeds on the door going to Enable Ireland & RCNI

 

UCD we're comin' for you 🍀 Come refresh your term time wardrobe with the UCD SU Student Sample Sale 😍💕 EVERYTHING €2! 💸💸 5 items per person and ALL proceeds will be donated to the charity Young Minds (https://youngminds.org.uk/) Held in Astra Hall beside the UCD Student's Union ♥ **ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT** 10am - whilst stocks last! 🎉 CASH ONLY / NO REFUNDS 💵
Must hold a valid student ID card 🙌

 
Run for class rep

CLASS REP NOMINATION FORM HERE

Help your mates get extensions, organise legendary nights out and help push for better quality supports on campus and more investment in education? Are you willing to stick your neck out for what’s right? Would you go to the Supreme Court to fight for women’s rights? Threaten the UCD Registrar if campus services stole your condom machine? If the answer is yes to any of the above, you’ve got what it takes to be part of the Students’ Union.  

Print your form off here or get it from SU reception and drop it back into our reception before 5:59pm on Friday 27th September! Any questions? Email Katie or Brian at classrep@ucdsu.ie, drop by the SU corridor in the Old Student Centre or follow us on socials - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

SU training is on the 5th and 6th October in a secret location, so make sure you keep that weekend free! 

 

What is a Class Rep?

As a Class Rep, you have a seat at council where all the big decisions are made, held every two weeks during term time. You can bring motions to council to change and direct Union policy. This can include things like pushing for more recycling bins on campus, requiring the Welfare Officer to provide free pregnancy tests and campaigning on things like marriage equality, abortion rights and safe drug consumption. Council is your chance to tell us what you want us to work on and to work with us.  

As well as sitting on council, you will stay in touch with the people on the ground. Is your class having issues with a particular assignment? Is that one lecturer not putting up the notes on time? Do they want class hoodies or to go on a big durty night out? Do they want to support a protest against Direct Provision? You'll be their go-to for their concerns and ambitions and we're here to support you all the way.

Voting is set for the 30th Sept and 1st Oct!

 
freshers' ball 2019

We are proud to present Freshers' Ball 2019 with Wild Youth, The LaFontaines, New Rules and Sjc !!

100 early bird tickets available at €18 from SU reception 11am Monday!
General admission on sale here: https://www.entspay.com/freshersball/

Doors: 7.30pm
Venue: Astra Hall, UCD Student Centre

ROAR | STRICTLY OVER 18s | STUDENT ID REQUIRED

 
join us @ fresh fest

Alongside our dear friends over at UCD HortSoc and UCD Young Greens,  we're proud to present the first Clothes Swap of the new year and the first (we think?) Great Donate give-back! We'll be setting up in the SU's Orientation Week Festival Fresh Fest Tues-Thurs 12-4pm. It'll all be kicking off in the Quad behind the Old Student Centre. First the fun stuff...


What's this mysterious swapping of garments business?


A swap shop means you give what you get, kind of. Basically, for every item of clothing you bring to the event you can bring home an item another eco-savvy individual has brought along. Think rummaging through your friend's wardrobe for an outfit - except all of UCD is your friend! ??

So how can you take part and nab yourself some extra new clothes? This is how it will "unfold" on the day (sorry, we couldn't resist)

  • Drop off for items to swap shop will take place before and during the event.

  • For every item brought, a token will be given. A maximum of 5 items will be accepted per person.

  • Each token can be exchanged for a new/pre-loved piece on the day.

  • Leave the event satisfied you have done your bit for planet earth and hopefully feeling' pretty hot too with your new stylin' garment.

  • And if you don't have anything you want to give but still wanna take part, tokens can be purchased for €1 (This is a non profit event and all money will be donated to our charities for the year: Enable Ireland and the RCNI)


Some general GUIDELINES in terms of what to bring:

  • Preloved or new items of clothing of all styles, genders and size will be accepted (Bellbottoms. Button ups. Bodycons. Bring them on!)

  • Only garments in wearable and clean condition will be accepted

  • Underwear/tights/socks will not be accepted at this event

  • Don't forget your sense of curiosity & that TK Maxx mindset!

But wait... there's more!

Every year when 3,000 students move out of on-campus accommodation (more if you include those who are only here for a semester!), they are told to leave their apartments completely clear. Often, students don't have anywhere to put the stuff they've acquired, resulting in perfectly good utensils like pots, pans, cutlery, plates, and mugs being thrown in the skip and going straight to landfill.

In May, along with the International Students' Society, we ran The Great Donate; we provided a space for students to donate their old stuff to us instead of throwing it out. We collected, we moved, we stored and now we're giving it back! If you need to furnish your kitchen, pop down to us during Fresh Fest and pick up some bits. We're not charging for anything, but any and all donations to our charities for the year, Enable Ireland and the RCNI are very welcome.

As always, any questions or if you want to get involved, get in touch with us on our Eco UCD social media accounts run by the SU Environmental Coordinator, Lisa and her team.

If you're interested in getting involved in any area of campaigns in your Union, be it environmentalism or mental health, sign up here!

 
fresh sesh 2019

Join us for the only official Orientation Week night out. This year's line up... Boots & Kats and SJC!! 

ROUND 1 TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Where? Tramline, 21 D'Olier Street                                  

 

When? 4 September 2019                            

 

Tickets? HERE!

Don't miss out on your first official UCD Student Night!


Doors: 10pm


Tickets: €15

PLEASE NOTE:
You will need to have your UCD Student Card / Ticket Confirmation Email on the night.

ROAR // Over 18s ONLY // Student ID Required

 
fresh fest 2019

Join us for Fresh Fest 2019, our Orientation Week Festival especially for Freshers! We'll be in the Quad (behind the Old Student Centre) Tuesday 3rd - Thursday 5th September. 

 

Expect zumba, gladiator jousting, bungee run, music, henna, shisha pipes, an ice-cream van, freebies (good stuff, we promise) and tons of opportunities to get involved! Make sure you pop down and say hello!

This year, for the first time, we've teamed up with UCD HortSoc and UCD Young Greens to bring you a Clothes Swap Shop and The Great Donate give-back. Bring your own items to swap or make a donation to our charities and refresh your wardrobe! We'll also have tons of second-hand, but still good, kitchen-wear available (we saved it from the skip last semester!), so make sure you've brought your thrift-shopping hats! 

 

Click here for more deets.

Join us for the only official Orientation Week night out. Tramline. 4 September. 10pm. Fresh Sesh is back for 2019! This year's line up... Boots & Kats and SJC!! Round 1 tickets are on sale NOW! Click here for all the deets and to find out how to get your tix!