Social, Sport, Music & Wellbeing
UCD has a huge range of Social, Sport and cultural groups you can join, watch and get involved in.
We also have a huge array of Health and Wellbeing supports so make sure you reach out if when you need help
Check out the Student Events Calendar for information.
There are many ways for students to find help when faced with urgent or minor difficulties during their time at UCD. The University has a team of professionals who can help you with most situations and we would encourage you to reach out and connect with our team if you need to.
With over 80 student societies, UCD has something for everyone. Being involved in society life is a great way to make friends and develop your skills. The University experience is all about getting involved and getting active, trying something new, having fun, and making some great friends and memories along the way. You can join any of the student societies throughout the year by attending their events and getting in touch.
Getting involved in a sports club is an ideal way to keep fit, learn a new skill, meet people with similar interests, as well as provide a welcome break from academic life. UCD sports clubs are for the most part student-run and student-led, so you can play your sport and if you wish also lead and develop your club. With nearly 50 sports clubs to choose from, ranging from team sports, adventure sports, water sports to martial arts, there is something for everyone!
Our resident performance ensembles are The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, UCD Gamelan Orchestra, UCD Philharmonic Choir, UCD Symphony Orchestra and the newly-founded Ad Astra Chamber Orchestra.
In recent years, our ensembles have performed in venues all over the world, including the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.