MENU Events & Coffee Mornings
UCD MENU Summer Quiz, 18 June 2021
Another “work from home” academic year is coming to the end and it’s time to think about the summer holidays. We hope our Culture Café mornings gave you a chance to take a nice break during the day, while learning new facts, engaging in diverse conversations and having fun meeting with other members.
To celebrate we would like to invite you to our Summer Quiz which will be held on Friday, the 18th of June at 11.00. We have prizes for our top 3 winners. Join us for a fun, multicultural themed quiz while connecting with colleagues at UCD. Book via UCD Booking Centre.
Multicultural Mind Trips, 26 March 2021
How to explore the world without leaving your house? Join our discussion with Agnieszka Lipka-Barnett from the Polish online Radio "New World" to hear her stories about how multiculturalism positively affects the work of broadcasters. Book via UCD Booking Centre.
Can Coaching Enhance Multicultural Workplaces? 5 March 2021
MENU explore Coaching Culture. Join MENU's Joanna Kozielec in conversation with UCD Internal Coaches Nadia Clarkin and Agnieszka Wisniewska on how coaching can enhance Multicultural workplaces. Book your place via UCD Booking System.
MENU Culture Café Series - China Insights, 17 February 2021
Did you know 2021 is the Year of the Ox? Following the success of the "Mulan" coffee morning last week, MENU invites you to our next coffee morning in the "Culture Café" series to discover more about Chinese culture and language for Lunar New Year. Join Dr Linda Yang on Wednesday, 17 February from 11am for "China Insights." Reserve your place via the UCD booking system.
MENU Culture Café Series - How Much Does Disney Mulan Tell Us About China? 5 February 2021
To celebrate Luna New Year this February, MENU invites you to our next two coffee mornings in the "Culture Café" series to discover Chinese culture and language. Join Dr Linda Yang on 5 and 17 February from 11am for a look at how Chinese culture is portrayed in Disney’s Mulan and to participate in the interactive “China Insights” session. Reserve your place via the UCD booking system.
MENU Culture Café Series - Discovering India, Sankranthi the Harvest Festival, 22 January 2021
To launch MENU's new Culture Café series in 2021, Dr Arun Kumar, Co-Chair of MENU, will tell us about the Hindu Festival of Sankranthi and share some insights into Indian culture on 22 January 2021. Everyone is welcome to join. Book your place via UCD Booking System.
MENU Festive / End of Year Quiz and Stories, 18 December 2020
For our last coffee morning of 2020, MENU invite you to join our celebration where members will share fun and interesting stories on local festive traditions. Bring non-alcoholic mulled wine and wear your Christmas jumpers! Everyone including families and pets welcome. Please register via the UCD Booking System.
MENU Language Series Coffee Mornings, 2020
In 2020, MENU launched a very popular series of coffee mornings covering speed languauge classes and insights into linguistic and cultural themes. Below is a summary of the virtual coffee mornings, hosted by MENU Committee as well as volunteer Network members:
- Hebrew with Jacon Eisenberg, 4 December 2020
- Russian with Ulyana joined by Natalia, 20 November 2020
- Jamrock, with Kristina 06 November 2020
- Arabic with Suad, 9 October 2020
- Italian with Licia joined by Antonella, Giuliana, Annamaria and Irene, 25 September 2020
- Irish with Clár joined by Aisling, 11 September 2020
- Spanish with Gisela, 14 August 2020
- The Languages of UCD with Stephen, 17 July 2020
Irish "Staycation", 31 July 2020
MENU's Joanna, Licia and Ulyana share their favourite places in Ireland for a day trip or "staycation" in consideration of the fact that international travel is not recommended during COVID-19. The presentation will feature greenways, family activities, gardens and the best pizza in Dublin! Register via UCD's booking system for the Zoom link.
MENU "Yoga at Your Desk" Coffee morning, 19 June 2020
MENU invites you to a fully guided desk-based yoga session. You will not need any special equipment, just Zoom in and enjoy a few stretches and some relaxation. Register on UCD Booking Centre for more details and to receive the Zoom link.
MENU Multicultural Quiz, 5 June 2020
All EDI Networks Mindfulness Coffee Morning - 1 May
Virtual Coffee Mornings during Covid-19 - 26 March 10am
'Last PIZZA Summer' - 21st August 2019
MENU and the UCD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit are pleased to invite all Network members to join us for a farewell to summer on Wednesday 21st August.
Come along for a last 'piece of' summer, meet colleagues interested in celebrating cultural diversity at UCD and enjoy some pizza and interactive games. This event is open to all MENU members but registration is essential for catering purposes.
Register via Eventbrite now at this link: Eventbrite - MENU Last Pizza Summer Event
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Monthly Coffee Mornings
Following our very successful Coffee Morning on 5th June in the Global Lounge, MENU have committed to holding monthly coffee mornings on Campus on the last Thursday of each month at 11am.
We would encourage all our international colleagues and anyone with an interest in different cultures to join the Network and the coffee mornings. Come and find out more about what we have planned! Feel free to bring your colleagues, refreshments will be provided.
If you'd like to register for our coffee mornings, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.