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UCD Staff Photography Club

Welcome to the home of the UCD Staff Photography Club. The Club aims to provide a relaxed and welcoming setting for staff to learn more about photography, share their photos and develop their skills. Membership is open to any staff member with an interest in photography, regardless of skill level. You won't need a 'fancy' camera and we'll try as much as possible to tailor monthly challenges to camerphone users as well as SLR owners.

Title: Introduction to Observational Drawing.
Time: Thursdays from 1-2pm. 
Dates: October 10 - Dec 5
Venue: UCD Artists in Residence Studios, Room 127, 1st floor School of Physics, Science North
We're delighted to have artist Nicholas Robinson for our pilot course on observational drawing.
Over the lunchtime sessions Nicholas will take us through the steps of how to accurately draw what we see, using line and tonal values. The course will suit beginners and those who would like to refresh or improve their drawing skills. The pilot programme will also help us establish the viability of a long term Art Club for employees.
This course is limited to 12 participants to ensure we maximise our learing opportunities. Please ensure that you can commit to attending all classes before registering.
Book your place now via InfoHub Booking Centre.

Tai Chi Chuan Club for employees

Tai Chi Chuan Club for employees - The practical method of health and relaxation here for the UCD community.

It's held on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in-semester.

This is a great way to connect mind and body and de-stress. All colleagues welcome!

The club is coached  by Dr Hamish Fleming & Dr Alan Peatfield.

For more information about classes contact Hamish Fleming or Alan Peatfield

UCD Staff & Postgraduate Tennis Club

UCD Staff & Postgraduate Tennis Club has, for many decades, organised a variety of lawn tennis activities year round for people working, researching and studying year round at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Club activities have been based at the five floodlit, all-weather tennis courts situated between the UCD Sports & Fitness Centre and Water Tower on the west side of UCD’s Belfield campus. The club has a friendly and informal atmosphere in which the social aspect of being able to meet with others from across such a large and diverse organisation is considered as important as the tennis itself. Members span a wide range of ages and playing ability. New members are always made welcome at our regular events which include a variety of competitions, coaching sessions and social tennis evenings.Members pay a nominal annual fee and in return enjoy free access to the courts and the changing facilities in the Sports Centre during the club's reserved court times. Most club activities, bar coaching, are free of any further charge. Membership operates on a fixed year basis from the beginning of April to the end of March. The year is split into two seasons: Summer (Apr - Sep) and Winter (Oct - Mar). 

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UCD Purl Jam is a craft group at UCD mainly focused on knitting and crochet. Students and staff are welcome to join us. We work together on all sorts of different projects, including tea cosies, hats, scarves, baby items, Christmas decorations and gifts – you name it, we can knit it! We welcome all levels of experience, from total beginner to totally experienced. Come along and join in the Jam!

For more information and to sign up to the mailing list, contact Catriona Keane or Niamh Nestor, Student Advisers: catriona.keane@ucd.ie / niamh.nestor@ucd.ie.


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UCD Community Choir

Building on the success of the Come and Sing pop-up choir at the inaugural UCD Festival on Saturday, 18 June 2016, the UCD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group in conjunction with UCD Science are forming a Community Choir.

The first meeting of the choir took place on Tuesday, 11th October and was very well attended, with staff and faculty coming from all corners of the campus. Choir master Caoimhe O’Neill expertly guided those present through some lessons before finishing with accapella versions of Snow Patrol and Bruno Mars classics.

Join in the fun every Tuesday during term time from 1-2pm, on the 4th floor of UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.

No experience is required and all are welcome to come along.

Enquiries to paula.fogarty@ucd.ie




UCD Target Shooting Club

UCD  is based in a Garda-authorised range on Belfield Campus (air rifle and air pistol disciplines). Club members enjoy access to training, coaching and competition using club-owned air rifles and air pistols. The club is new and hopes to generate a friendly and informal atmosphere for UCD students, postgraduates and staff.

Image of the rifle range