Existing Employee Clubs & Societies

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

It's held on in-semester weeks: 

  • Tuesday evenings 5.30pm-7pm- in the Newman Building Theater NT2 (down the stairs in the main foyer area)
  • Wednesday lunchtimes, 1-2pm in Studio 4, UCD Sports Centre.

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. Please note, you can also book introductory classes through InfoHub.

For more information about classes contact Hamish Fleming or Alan Peatfield

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

Photograph of staff and researchers playing tennis on the courts next to the UCD Sports Centre.

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). 


UCD Staff Golf Society was founded in 1993 and is open to all those working in any of the University campuses. It currently comprises 125 members, drawn from all walks of college life. A calendar of events is organised each year from February to November inclusive.


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UCD Retired Staff Association provides a focal point for all the University’s retired staff. It has evolved from the Maurice Kennedy Research Centre (MKRC) which it continues to administer.

Consultation on potential employee Clubs & Societies

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Image of the completed "ideas wall" from the Employee Engagement Event.

In line with outputs from the Employee Engagement Network, the Culture & Engagement team set up a stand to gather inputs in relation to employee clubs and societies at the Employee Engagement Event in the O'Reilly Hall on the 7th of November.

A photo of the completed "ideas wall" is shown above. The outputs from this exerccise will shortly feature on this page. If you can think of a club or society that you'd like to set up or particpate in then please feel free to add your name.

What happens next?

Once the information gathering exericse is complete, the Employee Engagement Network working group which covers clubs and societies will meet to examine the supports required to make the ideas a reality.