Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Networks at UCD

UCD EDI supports a number of employee Networks, which provide opportunities for colleagues to get together and make connections. See below for the list of Networks with links to their social media and websites and details on how to join them - everyone is welcome.

UCD Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Coffee Mornings (Covid-19)

UCD’s EDI employee networks cordially invite you to join them for a coffee and connect with colleagues for a chat. Virtual coffee mornings support the UCD community and EDI networks to stay connected and provide a space to catch-up with colleagues that we would ordinarily see on campus.

All UCD colleagues are welcome to participate in the EDI Networks virtual coffee mornings. Have a cuppa and join the conversation!

EDI Networks Activities

In addition to the virtual coffee mornings, EDI networks organise fun activities to keep members connected, engaged and entertained during the Covid-19 outbreak. These include opportunities for inter-network activites too. See some of the activities below and contact the Networks directly to find out more:

  • Movie Night
  • Monthly Book Club
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • Bird Watching

If you are interested in joining a coffee morning and not a member of an EDI employee network, contact the EDI network Chairs below and they will send you a link to the conversation.  

UCD EDI Networks

Coffee Morning Time



Disability Staff Network

11am, Mondays

Tina Lowe



(Multicultural Employee Network of UCD)

11am, Fridays (bi-weekly)

Chiara Zaccheo & Arun Kumar


LGBTI Staff Network

11am Wednesday

Dr John Gilmore



Email/Join for schedule

Alessia Paccagnini & Luana Schito



Multicultural Employee Network at UCD (MENU)

MENU is the network for multicultural employees and those interested in other cultures. It was launched in 2019 and has 200 members and counting. The aim of MENU is to make International employees feel welcome, to help integrate them into the UCD Community and beyond, to provide a space for international employees to network, support members and exchange ideas with a focus on promoting cultural diversity and awareness in UCD.

To join MENU, please email menu@ucd.ie. If you would like to find out more about MENU visit their webpage here: http://www.ucd.ie/multiculturalnetwork/, and to ensure you're up-to-date with the latest activities, follow MENU Twitter account


Staff Disability Network

UCD Staff Disability Network aims to bring together staff with disabilities and staff with an interest in disabilities in a relaxed forum and to be a source of peer support in the workplace.  The network will promote disability equality for staff through active involvement and consultation on the University’s plans, strategies, policies and guidance. 

To find more about the Staff Disability Network, please visit their webpage here: http://www.ucd.ie/staffdisabilitynetwork/


Women @ STEM

UCD Women at STEM is a network supporting UCD women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to reach their full potential at any stage of their career. 

To find out more, visit the Women @ STEM webpage here: http://www.ucd.ie/wits/ and their Facebook  page. You can contact the committee at this email address: womenstem@ucd.ie


LGBTI Staff Network

Whether you are new to UCD or well established at the University, the LGBTI staff network is a great opportunity for you to connect with UCD’s LGBTI Community.

The LGBTI staff network offers professional and leadership development opportunities, hosts regular social and LGBTI focused UCD events, offers support. UCD’s LGBTI Staff network also partners with the student LGBTIQ society for events and community endeavours to enhance our UCD community as well as the larger national LGBTI community.

For more information or to contact the LGBTI Staff Network, click the link: UCD LGBTI Staff Network (Facebook) 


Supports for Carers

UCD also offers a lot of supports for carers. Visit our webpage for more information.