DCU Students’ Union goes virtual with DCUSU Live

David Cotter

With physical activities cancelled for students until further notice, the DCU Student’s Union (DCUSU) has moved online with the video series DCUSU Live Connected TV.

The first episode in the series was premiered on October 1st and attempts to engage with students through music, food, comedy, and more.

The video, which has an over 80-minute run time, features introductions from each Student’s Union (SU) officer, socially distanced concerts, a cheap and easy recipe for students, and much more.

The majority of the video features socially distant concerts from emerging Irish bands Tebi Rex and Riffshop and an intimate chat and sing-song with Eurovision star Mickey Joe Harte.

Concerts and live music go hand in hand with VP for Engagement and Development, Dylan Mangan, who pushed for more gigs and events in his election campaign for the DCUSU.

“Through my connections within the music and entertainment industries I would hope to utilise the fantastic facilities we have available to us across all three campuses, and facilitate a variety of regularly occurring events, such as mini gigs, guest speakers, comedy shows, and much more,” Mangan said in the run up to the SU election back in March.

Since DCUSU Live is likely many students first exposure to the new SU, each officer introduces themselves and gives a brief overview of their roles.

Fearghal Lynch, Lucien Waugh-Daly, Chloe McMorrow, Dean O’Reilly, and Dylan Mangan all lay out who they are, what they do, and welcome new and returning students to college.

The video, which premiered on YouTube, serves as a replacement for some on-campus events as the university is still closed due to Level 3 lockdown imposed by the government.

DCUSU Live’s goal is to connect with students and find common ground in which to entertain and inform, whether it’s through music, food, or an intimate chat with Mickey Joe Harte.

David Cotter

Image Credit: DCUSU