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Scroll down to find information on coffee mornings, talks & seminars, workshops and more. Check out the details below and make your booking today. More details will be added as we approach the day.

To mark International Women's Day 2019,  UCD Alumni Relations are gathering voices from across the globe of UCD alumni, students and staff who are making an impact everyday in the fight for better balance and gender equality. Join us as we strive for #BetterforBalance. Keep an eye out for updates in the coming weeks...

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College of Social Sciences & Law

  • Room D101, Newman Building (10:30 am)

Human Resources, SIRC, Legal

  • Room 2.09, Roebuck Offices (11am)

President’s Office

  • Room 214, Tierney Building (11am)

College of Science

  • 4th Floor Atrium (Zone 9), O'Brien Centre for Science (11am)

College of Health and Agricultural Science:

School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems & School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science:

  • Kevin Barry Gallery, Charles Institute, Health Sciences Centre (11am)

School of Agriculture & Food Science:

  • Agriculture Staff Common Room, Agriculture Building (11am)

School of Veterinary Medicine:

  • Room 115, Veterinary Science Centre (1pm)

College of Engineering & Architecture

  • Staff Common Room (Room 124), Engineering & Materials Science Centre (11am)

College of Business

Quinn School of Business:

  • Kitchen, 2nd Floor Quinn

Smurfit Graduate School of Business:

  • Staff Common Room, Ground Floor e-block, Smurfit

UCD Research

  • Staff Common Room (11am)

UCD Alumni Relations

  • Room 102, Tierney Building (11am)

Global Engagement

  •  Global Lounge, Restaurant Building (2:30pm)

Alumni Relations

  • Room 102, Tierney Building (11am)



  • Rooms 128-129, Library Building (10:30am)


  • Student Desk Space, Tierney Building (10am)

Careers Development, Student Advisers, Student Engagement:

  • Room L114, Library Building (11am)

Office of the Registrar and Deputy President

  • Room 213, Tierney Building (11am)

Access and Lifelong Learning:

  • ALL Room, Level 1 Library Building (11am)

Student Centre:

  • Main Foyer, Student Centre (9:30am)

UCD’s International Women’s Day, Friday, 8th March 2019.

Join us to hear inspirational speakers share their story, addressing gender and race inequalities, leading change and creating a more inclusive culture for women in higher education, sport and workplaces in Ireland.  


  • Dr. Ebun Joseph, Career Consultant, RSCI and coordinator of UCD’s first Black Studies and Race Perspectives module.
  • Su Carty, World Rugby Council Member, Business Owner, Performance & Wellbeing in Business and Sport and Former Women's Development Manager
  • Prof. Orla Feely, Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact and Chair of Gender Equality Action Group, UCD

Time: 13:00 -14:00 (lunch to follow)

Location: Moore Auditorium, O’Brien Science Centre, UCD

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Dr Ebun Joseph

Dr Ebun Joseph is an Intercultural Consultant and lectures on race, migration, social policy and equality. She is the Module Coordinator at University College Dublin (UCD) of the first Black Studies course in Ireland. She holds the position of Career Development Consultant at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She held a similar role in UCD and worked with Business in the Community Ireland for over nine years as a Training & Employment Officer supporting immigrants from over 73 different nationalities in accessing the labour market. Ebun has a Masters from Maynooth University in Adult Guidance and she is an IACP accredited Counsellor. Dr Joseph focused her PhD dissertation, titled ‘Racial Stratification in the Irish Labour Market’ on workforce experiences. She also founded the African Scholars Association Ireland, and the Unforgettable Women Network, an organisation aimed at empowering women of minority groups in Ireland through motivational talks. Ebun is a prolific conference speaker with regular TV appearance. Dr Joseph has recently written ‘Whiteness and racism: Examining the racial order in Ireland’, which was published in the Irish Journal of Sociology in 2017.

Su Carty – World Rugby Council Member

Irish Woman of the Year 2018, Su Carty has her own business, working with business owners who are struggling with stress, disconnect and conflict in the team leaving them with a stress-free united team who own their performance and produce outstanding results.
Appointed World Rugby Council member last year, Su Carty is the first Irish female representative on World Rugby Council.
Su set up her own business after 7 years as the first Women's Development Manager for World Rugby where she led the growth of the women's game globally from 4% of the playing population to 25%.

Her contribution off the pitch started with setting up the Leinster Women's Committee. She went on to the Irish Women’s Rugby Football Union Committee first as Vice President and then as President. She was the last President of the IWRFU as she led the integration of the IWRFU into the IRFU.

She started her career as a Psychiatric Nurse, specialising in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and holds a Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Professor Orla Feely

Professor Orla Feely is Vice President for Research, Innovation and Impact and a Professor of Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin. She holds a BE degree from University College Dublin and MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, where her PhD thesis won the DJ Sakrison Memorial Prize for outstanding and innovative research. While at UC Berkeley, she also won the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. Her research is in the area of nonlinear circuits and systems, and she has been awarded research grants and prizes from a number of national, international and industry sources.

Professor Feely is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Engineers Ireland and the Irish Academy of Engineering. She has served as Chair of the Irish Research Council, the EU Advisory Group on Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions, and the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems, and as a member of a number of Editorial Boards. She is a director of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition and a member of the Higher Education Authority.

#BalanceforBetter: Storytelling and Activism

In partnership with Mountains to Sea Festival, the UCD School of English, Drama and Film will bring together remarkable Skein Press authors Melatu Uche Okorie, Philomena Mullen and playwright/ performer Rosaleen McDonagh in a discussion chaired by Dr Anne Mulhall, co-director of the UCD Centre for Gender, Feminisms & Sexualities.

  • Time: 14:00
  • Venue: Theatre R, Newman Building

Find out more here Mountains to Sea: DLR Book Festival

To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019, we are delighted to invite you to two events taking place in the College of Social Sciences & Law

7 March 2019

On the eve of IWD 2019, the Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities will host Dr Maddy Coy on "Prostitution, Harm and Gender Equality".  

  • Humanities institute
  • 4-6pm
  • Thursday 7th March
8 March 2019

The annual College of Social Sciences and Law International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 celebration in collaboration with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit will take place on Friday, 8th March 2018 at 10:30am in D101 Newman.  

Join us for coffee and a #BalanceforBetter panel discussion. Speakers:

  • Professor Jacky Croke, Head of School of Geography
  • Elaine Cregg, Newman Building Project Manager, UCD Aurora Alum
  • Una Power, Strategic Communications Advisor to Green Party, Former Women for Election Programme Co-ordinator UCD Politics Alum

For catering purposes please rsvp by email to fiona.smyth@ucd.ie by Tuesday 5th March 2019.

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Screening of 'When the World Answered' about the response to saving and restoring art by women after the 1966 flood in Florence

Film made by Advancing Women Artists - AWA, based in Florence.

  • Where: Theatre 1 Newman
  • When: March 8th at 13.00 (25 minute run time)

Organised by Ursula Fanning, Associate Professor and Head of Italian Studies

"Women of Ireland - Stories We Share"

International Women's Day photos exhibition

Join us for the opening of this illuminating photographic exhibition by UCD alumnus and artist Lisa Butterly and photographer Lisa McCormack. A legacy collection of unique and symobolic portrait photos made by women for women of Ireland. The imagery contains personal moments, untold secrets, public and private stories. The stories look at voting rights, politics, religion and reveal the value of friendship, motherhood and family.

  • Time: 13:15
  • Venue: An Cuas Wall, Newman Building.
  • Tea and coffee will be served.

Women of Ireland - Stories We Share was created by Lisa Butterly and Lisa McCormack from County Louth. Lisa Butterly holds a BA and PhD in History from MU and an MA in Art History from UCD. She is a self-taught artist. Lisa McCormack graduated in Photography from DIT and is a successful and award-winning wedding and portrait photographer. This collaboration resulted in the creation of 15 stunning portraits including a total of 50 sitters. The portraits also capture purpose-made sculptures and 2D artwork, personal stories and shared national histories. In entirety, the collection is a textual volume examining the history of women in Ireland since 1916, presented in a purely visual language. Consequently, each portrait is a chapter, every sitter is an actor and the stories they tell are the ones that we share.

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Contact UCD Equality Diversity and Inclusion

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: edi@ucd.ie