Celebrating Cultures, Promoting Integration
December can be a hectic and stressful time for students. There are semester one exams, and also during the Chirstmas period, many students will remain living on campus while the vast majority of staff and students leave for the Christmas break.
For these students, UCD International is delighted to launch Dublin in December (DiD), a series of events aimed at taking students’ mind off the stressful exam period, and also supporting those who will remain here over the Christmas period.
DiD is a SPARC funded project led by UCD International in collaboration with a number of support units across campus. These include Student Advisers, Alumni and Development, the Chaplaincy, and UCDVO amongst others.
DiD is primarily aimed at students who will be staying in Dublin over the Christmas period and it is envisaged as an opportunity for those involved to meet new people, form friendships, enjoy some tasty treats, and build community. DiD events are open to all UCD staff, students and alumni.
The first event will take place on Tuesday, 4 December from 5pm – 8pm in the Global Lounge.
4 Dec, 5 PM – 8 PM
Ucd Global Lounge
Romania 100: Songs of Love And Longing is the newest project from Romanian born, Dublin residing vocalist, Aleka. The project coincides with the centenary of the unification of Romania and will feature imaginative reworkings of folk and popular songs that span the history of Romania’s past 100 years.
Supported by Improvised Music Company and in partnership with the Romanian Community of Ireland, the concert features the leading lights of Dublin’s new generation of jazz musicians with Chris Guilfoyle on guitar, bassist Barry Donohue and the dual drum talents of Matthew Jacobson and Brendan Doherty. This promises to be a unique and special night not only in the Dublin jazz calendar but also for the wider Romanian community based in Dublin.
4 Dec, 8 PM – 11 PM
1 Portabello Harbour, Dublin, Ireland dublin 8
You might have come across the Chinese New Year activities here and there. But do you want to explore more about this most important festival in Chinese culture? Join us for a discussion on Chinese New Year and its traditions.
4 Dec, 1 PM – 2 PM
DCU Languaculture Space
Dublin, Ireland 9