Existing Employee Clubs & Societies
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 staff, post graduates, UCD subsidiary companies or companies providing a service to the University. The society is fun, friendly and open to golfers of all abilities and you don’t need an official handicap to join. We hold about 10 outings a year from February to November and play in the Intervarsities annually competing with other third level staff golf societies from institutions around the country. For further information please visit our website.
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.
Purl Jam is a craft/creative/knitting group at UCD. During semester 1 2017/18, we’ll work together on different projects, including hats, scarves, tea cosies, hand and leg warmers, and even Christmas jumpers! We welcome all levels of experience, from total beginner to totally experienced. Come along and join in the Jam!
For more information, contact Catriona (Ag Science Student Adviser) or Niamh (Vet Med Student Adviser):/ niamh.nestor@ .
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.
Join in the fun every Tuesday during term time from 1-2pm, on the 4th floor of UCD O’Brien Centre for Science.
Consultation on potential employee Clubs & Societies
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.