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Get set for Summer 2019!

Culture & Engagement have again teamed up with a range of partners to bring you a programme of activities designed to get you set for summer.

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Get set for Summer – Health & Fitness

Together with Healthy UCD and UCD Sport & Fitness we are again offering a range of exercise programmes. These have proven very popular in the past so be sure to book your place today.

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Healthy UCD Boot Camp

Running every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at lunchtimes, these classes for all levels of fitness will incorporate arms/abs and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts and a variety of other fitness exercises that will burn fat, improve fitness and energy levels and shape your body for the summer!

  • Starts: Monday, 20 May for 6 weeks until Friday, 28 June
  • Sign up ends: Thursday, 16 May
  • Cost: €20/person for the 6 weeks

Classes meet at 1.10pm at the sculpture outside UCD Sports and Fitness and workouts will take place on the grass area opposite. Participants will need to bring water, a towel and the motivation to have fun and get fit!

Sign up now

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Healthy UCD Yoga

Two classes will run  on Wednesday & Thursday for 8 weeks. Places are limited to 30 per class so sign up today.

Wednesday class - FULL

  • Venue: Studio 3, UCD Sports Centre
  • Starts: Wednesday, 22 May for 6 weeks until Wednesday, 26 June
  • Sign up ends: Thursday, 16 May
  • Cost: €20/person for the 6 weeks

Thursday class - FULL

  • Venue: NT2, basement Newman Building
  • Starts: Thursday, 23 May for 6 weeks until Thursday, 27 June
  • Sign up ends: Thursday, 16 May
  • Cost: €20/person for the 6 weeks

 

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Healthy UCD Desk to 5K – Beginner & Intermediate groups

This programme on Tuesdays & Thursdays, is designed for those who want to take up running for the first time, those lapsed from regularly getting out for a run or runners currently active, and is designed to build cardio fitness. Whether your goal is to run 5k for the first time or to improve your personal best, this class is for you. We are now offering beginner and intermediate groups in order to accommodate all abilities.

  • Starts: Tuesday, 21 May for 6 weeks until Thursday, 27 June
  • Sign up ends: Thursday, 16 May
  • Cost: €20/person for the 6 weeks

Classes meet at 1.10pm at the sculpture outside UCD Sports and Fitness. Groupings will be allocated at first few classes.

Sign up here

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Healthy UCD Walks

Bootcamp not for you? Well how about getting out to enjoy our campus now that the fine weather is on the way. The Healthy UCD walk utilises our woodland paths and has markings every 0.5km so you can easily keep track of the distance you cover when out for a walk. Each point also has a map so you can see the route to the next point.

It’s free, easy to do and a great opportunity to meet friends or make new ones while promoting your health and wellbeing. Click here to access the Healthy UCD Walk map.

Note: We recommend that you consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise. You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk.

Weight Watchers

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As part of our 'Get set for summer 2019' offerings, Culture & Engagement are piloting a new programme in association with Weight Watchers Ireland.

This pilot is an employee-only offering and requires a minimum of 15 participants to proceed. Below you can register your interest. Once the minimum level has been reached the course will proceed and payments can be made.

Learn more and register your interest in Weight Watchers now.


Get set for Summer – Take better pictures

Dublin Photoggraphy Club

13 May 2019, 1-2pm, Confucius Institute - In association with Dublin Camera Club, we're running a once-off (free) lunchtime seminar featuring tips and advice on travel photography. The seminare will be held in the Confucius Institute on the Belfield Campus. Before you go, learn how to capture creative and lasting images of your holidays!

Register your interest for this class now.


Get set for Summer – Travel

Travel insurance tips

Do you always purchase travel insurance when going abroad? Is you policy adequate? We have asked Dermot Goode, well known to many in UCD for helping them to save money on their health insurance premiums for a few pointers on travel insurance.

Read more about Travel insurance tips from Dermot Goode.

If you are looking to purchase travel insurance we have negotiated a 10% discount on VHI’s MultiTrip policy. See more on our Special Offers page.


Get set for Summer – family activities

Explorium discount for UCD employees

A 20% exclusive discount is available for UCD employees at the new Explorium Science & Sports Centre in Sandyford. Present your staff card at reception to receive 20% off the entry price. See the UCD Employee special offers page for details.

UCD Festival

Don’t forget the UCD Festival will take place on Saturday, 8 June 2019. Start planning your free day of hands-on science, workshops, talks, debates, performances, tours, exhibitions, family fun and so much more. The programme is being updated regularly so keep an eye on the festival website.

UCD Festival 2019