I'm Sarah and I'm your new Entertainments or Ents Officer. I ran for this position because I want to improve student life for every student in UCD, especially during these uncertain times.
I have previous experience with putting on events from my time as Hispanic Soc Auditor and Mental Health Coordinator
Hate walking into the library only to find there are no plug seats left? I will look at sourcing a number of portable phone and laptop chargers which will be made available from the SU.
The ENTS Discount Cards proved very popular last year so I will aim to do an extensive survey as to what discounts UCD Students would make the most out of and update them (ALWAYS USE YOUR
Puppy Cuddling has been missed in recent years so I would love to bring that back! I would also love to promote the great work of societies as they are a real backbone of student life!
BITS & BOBS
DISCOUNTS AND COMPETITIONS
I will host regular competitions with an emphasis on raising money for charity including trips to historic landmarks around Ireland, chances to win Coppers gold cards and Nightlife Black cards,
free dates around unique spots in Dublin voted on by students, as well as discounted professional photos and headshots - which can be used to improve your your LinkedIn or insta!
DISCOUNTS & COMPETITIONS
While the current situation may not immediately allow for regularly going out and travelling, it's still important knowledge! Students come to college to get a degree, but it is also a time to enjoy yourself! I will work with any UCD student to inform them on how they can get free in to nightclubs around Dublin, organize
cost-effective trips all over the world and integrate themselves into University life to ensure they make the most out of their time in college.
FESTIVALS, TRIPS, NIGHTS OUT
There has been an increased interest in vegan/vegetarian and gluten free options and there are not enough options available. I plan on pushing for more options for alternative dietary requirements to be considered at all SU-related events. Non-alcoholic events such as mocktail mixology classes will also take place next year for those of us who prefer to skip the pints. Oh also, The Happy Pear run an amazing Instagram account where they often demonstrate how to cook nutritious meals on a tight budget - savage for any college student.
College is an unreal opportunity to upskill yourself and prepare yourself for working life. I will be putting on a lot of free training workshops for students including workshops on event management, how to travel abroad on a budget, public speaking, barista training, LinkedIn optimisation and basic self-defence. If there is a new skill you would like to learn or if you have a suggestion, I want to hear it!
I am hopeful that once the pandemic regulations ease, I will be able to host ENTS sponsored competitions such as Karaoke, Virtual Reality, Xbox and more! Working together means better prizes with higher attendance!
By popular demand, the Ents cards are back again this year! These offer exclusive UCD student deals in a variety of places, with both online and in-person discounts!
Grab yours from the SU Offices or ask Sarah, the Ents Officer, for one if you spot here around!
Camile - 15% off (in store, must show card)
Home By Notions - 10% off (use 'UCDENTS')
Escape Dublin - 25% off (use 'UCD25)
Naughty Burger - Burger, fries & pint for €12 (Currently available in The Lighthouse and Bernard Shaw) (must show card) (Mon-Thurs)
Dominoes - €10 off €30 order (use 'UCDDEALS')
Off Beat - 10% (show card in store)
Wowburger - burger, fries & drink for €9.95 (show card in store)
Workmans - Selected spirit & splash for €5
Wagamama - 20% off main menu (show card) (Mon-Thurs)
Captain Americas - buy 1 get 1 free - a la carte menu (Mon-Fri) (must show card)
Bison BBQ - Burger/ Sambo, side & drink - €9.95 (must show card)
Muji - 10% off (Chatham St) (must show card)
Terms and conditions for the deals:
Offer valid 7 days, Offer valid with eat in or take away, Offer valid in all Wowburger outlets, Offer not valid with any other offer, Valid Student ID / keyring required in order to avail of this offer, Use of the offer is confirmation of acceptance of all terms and conditions, Wowburger reserves the right to change the terms of this offer. Any changes in terms will be given in writing 1 month in advance of any change
A valid and in date student ID (not student leap card) and proof of age (passport, Garda ID or driver's license) required. Photos of ID cannot be accepted. Valid 7 days a week.
Applies to Main Menu only, offer not valid with any other offer or with special menu’s, valid student id and society card required; the discount only applies for the card holder only, not accompanying guests. valid in south king Street, blanchardstown, and Dundrum restaurants, valid in eat in & take away, not valid in December 2020 / on bank holidays, cards will only be accepted with valid wagamama logo, discount will be applied to the bill for student holding valid college id and society card. in case of the student dining with guests who cannot avail of the offer, the bill will be split by the server, use of the offer is confirmation of acceptance of all terms and conditions, wagamama reserve the right to change the terms of this offer.
Valid student ID required | does not include steaks / ribs | applies to Captain Americas a la carte Main course menu only
Valid – Monday to Friday 12pm- 5pm (eat in only). Individuals must be 3rd level students and over the age of 18 years old
Not valid on Furniture, Not valid on Sale items Offer expires August 31st 2021 Offer not valid with any other offer. Muji reserves the right to change the terms of this offer. Any changes in terms will be given in writing 1 month in advance of any change. Card will only be accepted with logo attached to this mail – any cards with previous logo will NOT be accepted.
Empower the Family CLG (EtF) was founded in 2018 by Deborah Somorin MSc. ACA. Empower the Family have developed an innovative community outreach approach to tackling inequality and long-term poverty issues in disadvantaged communities. EtF’s mission is to support disadvantaged people in Ireland, with the determination and ability, to successfully complete university. Long-term, EtF plan to develop social student housing accommodation across Ireland.
Anyone can volunteer; you do not have to be a UCD student. You can find out more about the volunteering opportunities on our social media (videos and posters are up across our Facebook, Twitter and @the_entstagram on instagram!) as well as in our info session on January 28th, 6-7p.m.
If you'd like to get involved in EtF's volunteer programme, please fill out the google form https://forms.gle/9L63GPLLGsm5wjqq8