Reminder: Today is Safer Internet Day - learn how to protect your online identity

In support of Safer Internet Day, Tuesday, 7 February, UCD IT Services IT Security experts will be manning a stand from 11am - 2pm in the O'Brien Centre for Science, Ground Floor. Please stop by with your IT security queries. Goodies to give away!

Take Care of Our Books! Our campaign to raise awareness of good book use etiquette among our users returns

This month sees the relaunch of our campaign highlighting the poor condition of some of our books and asking users to care for our collections now and for the future. Please see our guide for more details about the cost of damaged items and examples.

UCDVO Development Film Series 2017

The series includes five topical feature documentary films on subjects relating to development and global justice issues. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with a guest speaker and refreshments. Reserve your seats in advance online!

Spring Festival Gala, Saturday, 11 Feb 2017, The Convention Centre Dublin

UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland presents an unique opportunity to see the only national level performance group representing the best in Chinese performing arts that illuminates cultural diversity. This will be China Ethnic Song & Dance Ensemble's debut performance in Ireland. Book tickets here.

Are you a first year student? Do you want to win a €100 ‘one4all’ voucher?

Put your skills to the test and register your team for the Big UCD Skills Challenge on Wednesday, 22 February, an exhilarating cross-campus test of your teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills. Great prizes sponsored by AIB, CarTrawler and Paddy Power. The registration deadline is Friday, 17 February. Check out our website for more information and registration.

ANNOUNCING UCD Healthy Eating Week 13-17 February 2017

This initiative is brought to you from Healthy UCD, Estate Services, #UCDFOOD Project and supported by our on-site restaurant and retail units. The aim of #UCDFOOD is to develop a sustainable annual initiative to improve the UCD healthy eating culture. The #UCDFOOD team will run campus-wide healthy eating awareness initiatives using social media, hold interactive information sessions, lunchtime talks and other events. A “UCD Healthy Option” will be served daily in participating restaurants to encourage behaviour change. The impact of the #UCDFOOD project will be assessed based on the uptake of the “UCD Healthy Option” in restaurants as well as social media metrics. Find out more here.

An Ghaeilge Bheo-tionscnamh de chuid SPARC

Beidh baill ón mbanna ceoil KILA i Nasc 2, Leabharlann James Joyce, Dé Máirt, 7 Feabhra , 19.00 le comhrá, ceol agus soláistí. Fáilte roimh mhic léinn agus bhaill foirne.

Irish - the Living Language - new series of conversations with well-known guests

This SPARC initiative launches on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 at 19.00 in the James Joyce Library, Link 2 Space with conversation and music from members of the Celtic rock band KILA. For details click here.

La La Land Extended in UCD Cinema

La La Land has had its run in UCD Cinema extended and will be joined next week by Your Name which won our students choice poll on Facebook. Rogue One continues tomorrow with Split, Manchester by the Sea and A Monster Calls coming soon. Check out our website for movie listings.

UCD Present Cafe Koinonia

Drop in to Cafe Koinonia for free tea, coffee and cookies from 10am - 4pm , Tuesday - Thursday this week in the Student Centre! Between 4pm - 6pm each day, we'll also have "Faith &" events happening about various issues such as Justice, Art, Science and Mental Health.

UCD Musical Society presents Lin Manuel Miranda's smash hit musical 'In The Heights'

Pop along to Lin Manuel Miranda's smash hit musical 'In The Heights' running from Tuesday, 28 February to Saturday, 4 March in Astra Hall. Tickets are available on our website.
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