Last week saw the return of Freshers week on UCD campus, one of the most atmospheric and exciting weeks in UCD, as all the college societies once again set up their stands to establish themselves for the year. With so many options for Freshers the sheer volume of societies can prove daunting. This year societies provided a host of 45 events during the week to get their new members involved. Here’s a look back at some of the most interesting ones to keep in mind for next year.

Dance Soc held free dance classes during the week in styles of ballroom, Irish dancing, hip-hop and ballet, giving new society members a taste of what they do during the year. A Dance Soc night out and a screening of Billy Elliott also featured in their week of events.

The L&H, known for their impressive guest speakers, got straight back into the swing of things by inviting Jane Lynch, most notable for her role as Sue Sylvester in Glee, to discuss her stage and screen experience and to award her an honorary fellowship by Dramsoc and a James Joyce award by the L&H.

The Student Bar was packed out for the week as usual. The Clubhouse hosted some society events such as Trad Socs’ music night and Music Socs’ open mic night to provide the perfect atmospheric backdrop to the bubbling hub of student’s after-lectures drinks during the week.

The Food Society a new society on campus, held something quite different during Fresher’s week. Their disco brunch, where Djs played in the Astra hall from midday while free food and cocktails were provided proved to be a big success.

Dram Soc allowed members to take part in an hour long improvisation workshop. Dramsoc also held their annual comedy debate, which is hugely popular, at the beginning of the year. This year saw the motion ‘I would rather be a Disney princess than a Marvel Superhero’ Not your typical debate, but very entertaining.


Holly Lloyd | Arts & Events Editor