DCUSU kick off the new semester with Refreshers Week

By Callum Lavery

Sex magician performs on St. Patrick's College campus during DCUSU Refreshers Week. Credit: DCUSU

Petting zoos, magicians and dunk tanks were just a taste of the events on offer as students enjoyed DCU Students’ Union Refresher Week.  

The second semester began with a series of activities for students both within and outside the university brought to you by DCUSU. Returning and new students faced a socially jam packed week with events offered daily on the Glasnevin and St Patrick’s campus and beyond.

The week started with very special guests as ‘Back to the Farm Day’ brought animals from llamas to ducks outside the Henry Grattan. At night, Christy Moore Tribute act Liam Byrne performed in Nubar and the official Refresher week after party was held in the Wrights Venue.

Tuesday had sexual health magician Shane Quilty presenting spell binding messages on sexual health through entertaining means in the Grumpy Mule outside St. Patricks campus.  And students also saw the return of DCU’s Shite Night in Nubar that evening.

On Wednesday, members of the DCU student union volunteered to get soaked for charity as a dunk tank was set up on the Glasnevin campus. Wednesday night was Race Night as Nubar had virtual horse racing, commentated on by Hardy Bucks Owen Colgan, students could bet fake money on races and win prizes such as Dominoes and Redbull.

Beg, Borrow, Steal was launched on Thursday morning at the Helix, this year competitors had to race their way to Rome by any means possible. On St Patricks campus, America’s Got Talent Finalist Stevie Starr performed for the students.

The week ended with International Night in Nubar with Music brought to you by DCU’s DJ society.

The week was believed to be a great success and was received well by both students and staff alike.

Callum Lavery

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