Saturday 18th June 2016 at University College Dublin, Belfield

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UCD Festival “Ad Astra - To the Stars”

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The University is delighted to announce that the inaugural UCD Festival will take place on Saturday, 18th June 2016. This University-wide initiative is designed to welcome our global alumni community back to campus, to celebrate UCD with staff (past and present) and their families, and to engage our local communities with the campus.

The theme for the Festival will be “Ad Astra - To the Stars”, and the programme of events aims to inform, inspire and involve all those who join us on the day. The University Relations and Alumni Relations teams are coordinating the event. 

The programmes offered by the School of Medicine are as follows. For registration to the Talks and further details, please click HERE.


9.30 am -10 am‌

Meet and Greet

C Concourse, Health Sciences Centre (Drop in)

9.30 – 12 noon‌

Poster Exhibition on SSRA, Medical Education, Medical Research & UN Sustainable Development Goals C Concourse, Health Sciences Centre (Drop in)

10 am – 10.30 am

Healthcare Professionalism into the 21st Century by Dr Peter Holloway

C004, Health Sciences Centre (Click HERE to reserve your ticket)

10.30 am – 11 am‌

10 years of Summer Student Research Awards (SSRAs) and Beyond by Dr Amanda McCann

C004, Health Sciences Centre (Click HERE to reserve your ticket)

11 am – 12.00 noon‌

CHAS One Health Talk (Dr Paddy Mallon will be one of the speakers)

B005, Health Sciences Centre(Click HERE to reserve your ticket)

If you have any questions regarding the programmes offered by UCD School of Medicine, please contact Xuefang Alterman at

We are looking forward to seeing you at the Festival!