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UCD Community Concert

Tuesday 9 April, 7-9pm, O'Reilly Hall

Page updated 26 March 2024

UCD Community Concert

Join us in O'Reilly hall from 7-9pm for a joint staff / student musical extravaganza in support of UCD Volunteers Overseas and the Ukraine Trauma Project. The concert will feature musical and dance performances from a variety of staff and student groups. Performance times will follow but you can find out more about some of the acts below and purchase General Admission (€20) or Student (€10) tickets below.

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About the project

UCD Ukraine Trauma Project - Centre for Emergency Medical Science

The UCD Ukraine Trauma project focuses on the delivery of training in advanced interventions for first responders who are providing emergency pre-hospital care to victims of the war.

The project is approved by the Department of Health and the HSE and is by funded by the HSE and the Irish Red Cross – and by public, philanthropic and corporate donations.

The UCD Ukraine Trauma Project (UTP) was established in the UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science (CEMS) in 2022.   UCD UTP is a response to a request from Ukrainian authorities to provide training in advanced interventions for first responders providing emergency pre-hospital care to victims of the war. 

Tranexamic acid is a drug which helps to control life-threatening bleeding and UCD UTP has a special focus on the use of intra-osseos tranexamic acid (IO-TXA) in the treatment of life-threatening haemorrhage. UCD CEMS has provided IO-TXA training over the past 20 years to Advanced Paramedic personnel in the statutory ambulance services and the Irish Defence Forces. 

  • To-date, four ‘train-the-trainer’ courses have been held in Ukraine and approximately 200 emergency paramedical/medical personnel trained. Course participants have also been provided with emergency equipment and drugs, and resupplies sent in between courses. 
  • Anatomic model bones used for simulation IO-TXA training are 3-D have been developed and are printed in UCD.
  • Evidence of cascade training in a variety of front-line settings by former course participants has been provided. 
  • Ongoing research is also being undertaken in relation to the effectiveness of the project.

It is planned to run training courses in Ukraine and to equip up to 300 paramedical/medical personnel in 2024 – and to send resupplies.

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UCDVO - Inspiring Global Citizens

Funds raised through the UCD Community Event will support UCDVO’s volunteer programmes with partners in Cambodia, Tanzania and Uganda - over 50 UCD students will support local organisations implementing education, healthcare and livelihoods projects benefiting members of the local community. 

In 2023, UCDVO volunteers supported the Holy Union Sisters in Tanzania to run a rehab camp for over 100 children with disabilities, helping to strengthen staff capacity and improving outcomes for the children.

In Uganda, volunteers provided IT classes to 100 Ugandan young men and women in Nurture Africa’s Vocational Training Centre; while 60 children and their guardians attended a rehabilitation workshop where UCD physiotherapy students provided guidance on positioning and exercise. 

“In the end, this journey has reaffirmed my belief in the transformative and mutually enriching power of volunteering. I am forever changed by this experience, and I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity. It has ignited a fire within me to continue seeking opportunities to make a positive difference in the world”.  UCDVO volunteer, 2023.

Pictured - UCDVO volunteer Diarmuid Murphy with community members in the Holy Union Sisters’ Matumaini Centre, Dar es Salaam, June 2023

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Teach na Gaeilge

Dearbhile Ní Chuinn (harp) and Mein Nic Craith (concertina) from 'Teach na Gaeilge' are  Gaeltacht UCD Irish Language Student Residence Scheme Scholars who will perform on the night.

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UCD Musical Society

Now in it's 13th Session, UCD Musical Society is one of the most active societies in UCD. Along with this we are also one of Ireland's most active Musical Societies.

As well as being extremely active, UCD Musical Society partakes in various competitions and nationwide events: Including the annual Musical Theatre Intervarsities, for which we have won a variety of awards. We have also won and been nominated for various AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Awards) 

Dance Society

UCD Dance Society

UCD Dance Society is one of the largest and most active societies on campus and is dedicated to spreading the love and appreciation of dance to all its members. If you have danced your whole life and want to stick with it or have never even considered taking a dance class before, we are just the society for you!

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The UCD Community Choir

UCD Community Choir was formed in 2016 and is comprised of current and retired UCD staff with a core group of 56-60 singers. The Choir has become a much loved feature at many UCD events and International Conferences and is directed by Caoimhe O’Neill.

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Staff Music Group

Established in 2022, the Staff Music Group brings together current and retired employees who play at community events around the university such as the UCD Festival, Start of Academic Year Celebration and end of term events. Members have a very broad range of musical backgrounds and experience.. 

While many of the Staff Music Group group will be performing with the Community Choir, a selection of the members will play some jazz instrumental tunes in the conservatory during the intermission.

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Diana Cherevycnha - Violin

Diana Cherevycnha is award-winning performer, who won the Strings category in the Under-19 Instrumental Competition at the Navan Choral and Instrumental Festival of 2023.

UA Sunrise

UA Sunrise

UA Sunrise comprises five singers: Veronika Lubkovska (Leader), Olesia Bahlai, Olena Topolska, Svetlana Rulevska and Daria Lubkovska.
Apart from Veronika and Daria (mother and daughter), the ensemble didn't know each other before arriving in Ireland after the full-scale invasion was launched. They come from different parts of Ukraine: Mykolaiv, Dnipro, Kyiv and Odesa.
Since their formation, UA Sunrise have performed at various markets, shopping centers, festivals and other pro-Ukraine events, including a book launch in Hodges Figgis recently for We Stand with Ukraine, the anthology of poetry and prose written by the group of peaceful protestors who picket the Russian embassy on Orwell Road every day.
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Art exhibit in the University Club

'FrontLifeLine' is a photo exhibition of Julia Fobia, Ukrainian photographer, currently a combat medic in the Ukrainian army and art interpretations of her photographs by young Ukrainian artists. This comparison is aimed to highlight the contrast between the military and civilian life, and at the same time connect the two worlds by transforming the harsh reality into the expected peaceful future - with no armoured vehicles, uniform and war.

A small exhibition of the works (size 30 x 40 cm) will take place in the University Club and then in the UCD O'Reilly Hall from 4th April until 9th April. A painting will be presented as a raffle prize on the night. All proceeds will go to the Ukraine Trauma Project.

Below is a selection of the artwork which will be available to view in the University Club. Artwork, photos and postcards can be purchased via the Booking Centre.

Purchase artworks (in aid of Ukraine Trauma Project)

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