College Roundup: Refreshers' Week, First Dates, Rainbow Week and more

College Roundup: Refreshers' Week, First Dates, Rainbow Week and more

We're starting a daily update of events going on around colleges and universities in Ireland, so let's kick-off our first update with some big events to put in your calendar.

Stay tuned for more updates on what you need to know at your college, Monday to Friday.


Refreshers' Week

30 Jan - 3 Feb


  • Back from the Farm Day: Petting zoo on Glasnevin Campus, followed by Christy Moore
    tribute act Liam Byrne in Nubar
  • Official After Party with WhyNot Networks - Jax Jones, live at Wrights Venue


  • The hilarious Sex Magician Shane Quilty will be in the Grumpy Mule at 1pm St Patrick's Campus followed by our first Shite Night of semester 2.


  • DCU Dunk Tank - Watch your SU get dunked on Glasnevin Campus from 1pm, all for charity of course!
  • Race Night - DCUSU virtual horse racing night, commentated by
    the Hardy Bucks Owen Colgan.


  • Beg, Borrow, Steal - Launch on Glasnevin campus from 9.30am at the Helix.
  • Stevie Starr - The amazing America's Got Talent Finalist will be performing on St Patricks campus from 1pm.


  • International night in Nubar with Music from DCU DJ soc.

Alumni Awards

February 17

The DCU Alumni Awards are presented annually to graduates who have made substantial achievements in their chosen fields, or who have contributed in a significant way to the social, artistic or economic development of Ireland.

Reserve tickets here



First Dates

MSU are looking for 100 candidates to take part in MSU's first ever First dates. Food will be provided and candidates will have to take part in fun tasks and will be weighted on by the MSU Sabbatical officers
Sign up here

Open Day

April 1

Come to Maynooth's Spring Open Day on April 1st to see the growing campus and to meet students and lecturers who will explain how the skills developed at Maynooth will prove invaluable in work and life - whatever you decide to do.


Trinity College

Rainbow Week

Jan 23 - 27

Rainbow week is here! The week celebrates LGBTQ life on campus with a broad range of events taking place over the course of the week.

You can see more details of the events on the TCDSU Facebook page.

Here's the rest of the week's events:



  • 12-3pm: QSoc Coffee Hours - QSoc Room
  • 1-3pm: Clothes Swap - SU Kitchen
  • 3pm: Non-Binary 101 & Ally Workshop - 4053 Arts Block
  • 4pm: LGBT+ History Talk with Tonie Walsh - The Parlour, Goldsmith
  • 5pm: Sexual Health for Trans People - 3025 Arts Block
  • 6pm: Trans Closed Space - QSoc Room
  • 7pm: Film Screening with DUGES: "But I'm A Cheerleader" 2.03 Aras an Phiarsaigh
  • 8pm: 'Liquid Courage' Mocktail Party - GSU Common Room
  • 8pm: GayCR Predrinks - Oldham House, Halls
  • 10pm: Prhomo Night Out - The Hub, Temple Bar


  • 11am-1pm: Recovery Breakfast - SU Kitchen
  • 12pm: Queer Closed Space - 5052 Arts Block
  • 1-3pm: QSoc Coffee Hours - QSoc Room
  • 3pm: GBT Closed Space - Eliz Rooms, House 6
  • 3pm: Lesbian/Bi+ Closed Space - 5039 Arts Block


Filmsoc - Trainspotting screening


January 26 @ 6pm


Mindfulness and meditation course

Starts January 26 for nine weeks

Join here



UCD is looking for volunteers to help out in their community garden! Contact the Horticulture Soc on Refreshers Day next Tuesday to get involved.


The Student Union are conducting a survey on virginity. If you'd like to help them out, complete the survey here


DIT are looking for interest in Irish language classes starting soon. You could become an expert in Gaelic! Cool.

Register here



'Protecting Minds - Epilepsy'

February 2

At the lecture, healthcare experts will discuss current treatments for epilepsy and will look at cutting-edge research into future treatments of the condition. Our speakers will discuss patient journeys and will give advice on lifestyle issues associated with epilepsy

Register here



BELL - Beyond English Language Learning specialises in creative, engaging and innovative English language Summer camps throughout Italy, and they want fun, enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join as English tutors this Summer! Our Summer camps facilitate and encourage learning through games, songs, creative activities such as arts & crafts and performance showcases.

Find out more here


How to access your exam results tomorrow



All DkIT students can access a free copy of Microsoft Office!

Download it here


WIT's Got Talent

30th Jan - 2 Feb

WIT’s Got Talent is taking place from 30th January- 2nd February in WIT Dome Bar!


1st Semi Final: 30th January

2nd Semi Final: 31st January

Final: 2nd February


Winner: €300 & opportunity to perform at WITSU Raise & Give week.

2nd Place: €200

3rd Place: €100


If you have any events coming up at your college you'd like to let us know about, email [email protected]

Also read: Here Are The Important Student Union Elections You Should Know About

Emma Greenbury
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Emma is an editor and writer from Brisbane, Australia and has been living in Dublin since September 2016 after she decided warm weather and beaches were overrated. She now wears three pairs of trousers every day and loves it.

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