With the relaxing of covid regulations, UCD societies will have far greater freedom to put on the events for which they loved! The next month should be filled with loads of exciting society events!

The Surgical Society held its 10th annual Surgical Conference from the 25th to the 27th of  January. Events took place on campus as well as in the Mater and St Vincent’s hospitals. The days had a mixture of talks, workshops and panel discussions. 

On the 1st of February, the Chinese Soc celebrated the Chinese New Year. Those in attendance were able to try out dumpling-making as well as creating traditional arts and crafts. Chinese New Year is usually a time spent with families so this was a great opportunity for those studying away from home in Dublin to find other people to celebrate the event with. 

The International Students Society is once again holding its Pyjamarama event on the 10th of  February. From 7 pm till dawn flaunt your PJ’s while enjoying pizza, drinks and games with your friends. The Pyjamarama is returning after being postponed due to COVID, previous years have included film marathons, goodie bags and console gaming provided by GameSoc. Keep an eye on the ISS socials for further details. 

There is a Take Me Out themed night on the 11th of February, held in the Astra Hall (5 – 8 pm). A  select group of students will try to impress with their skills and talents in the hopes of being chosen for a date. Anyone who has seen the notorious game show on TV will know what to expect from this event!

The French and German Soc’s are having a blind date event on Valentine’s Day, a chance to meet someone while playing party games like Truth or Shot. More details will be available soon. 

Agr-Science Soc has its annual ball on the 26th of February at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Carlow.  The soc described the ball as the “one night of the year we make the old folks proud in what we go out in, for a change!” Tickets cost €80 and COVID vaccine certificates are required.

The Law Society is taking part in two debating competitions this month. The first is the UCD Novice intervarsity competition which was held on the 28th of January. All participants were in their first year of university and the competition was aimed at those starting out in the debating field. The second event is the Trinity IV  held on the 19th and 20th of February and is aimed at both novice and experienced debaters.

Malachy Rynne – Reporter