DBS Student Events
One of the most attractive features of DBS as a place to study is its location in Dublin city centre. Surrounded by the best of pubs, café bars and clubs you can be sure of easy access to the biggest social nights in the city. Along with all that’s happening in the city centre, the DBS Student Services department organises exclusive nights throughout the year for the students of the College.
Semester 1 of 2015/16 got off to a flying start, thanks to the work put in by the Student Services team in organising a fun packed Fresher’s Week for new students to get to know their peers. It all kicked off on the Monday morning in our Aungier Street campus, with free pizza, goody bags and a win your own height in pizza competition from Domino’s. Later on that night there was the first social event of the year in D2 nightclub on Harcourt Street. Tuesday was Clubs & Socs sign-up day in Castle House, where hundreds of students put their names down for all sorts of activity groups. We were visited once more by Domino’s Pizza, and Spin1038. As well as that some students headed for an energetic day out on the trampolines in JumpZone in Santry. Wednesday saw the students going on a watersports trip in SurfDock, Grand Canal, and Thursday involved a trek up Howth Head. The fun packed week was topped off with a weekend of surfing in Bundoran.
At this time of year the Students have settled into their studies and are ready to get dressed up and dance the night away at the Halloween Ball. This year Students pulled out all the stops to dress up and the atmosphere in the cobweb filled 'NV' nightclub was second to none!
After the Graduation ceremonies we invite all graduates to join us for a drinks reception to say goodbye to DBS and mingle with their fellow graduates. The reception this year took place in 'Kobra' bar & 'Bia Bar' on the 12th & 13th of November. Everybody was in high spirits seeing their classmates again and sharing their new experiences outside DBS.
Wacky Tacky Comedy Show
Organised by our very own event management Students, the Wacky Tacky comedy show was a barrel of laughs, and all for a good cause too, the 'Laura Lynn Foundation'. The Event Took Place in the Laughter Lounge on 19th November. Tickets sold out and the Students raised over €4,000 for the charity which I'm sure was greatly appreciated by the children who benefited from it. Well done everybody!
The Christmas Ball is one of the last chances for students to mingle with each other before the Christmas holidays! The Christmas Ball is generally one of the largest attended events in the year, where some students dress up as elves, Santa’s helpers, and of course the main man, Santa Claus! This year’s Christmas Ball was held in the Alexander O'Callaghan Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2.
Chinese New Year
Also known as the lunar New Year, This year our Chinese Students will celebrate the year of the Monkey. A day of entertainment in Castle House was organised by the DBS Chinese Society who did a great job sharing their culture and traditions!
The Annual Ball
Possibly the most important event of the year, The Annual Formal Ball gives Students and Staff the chance to put on their finest formal attire and enjoy a four course meal, live entertainment, and Dj until the early hours of the morning. Tickets are highly sought after and those who get them are rarely disappointed! Last year the Ball was held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, where Students were treated to a delicious 4 course meal only to dance the night away afterwards!
As it gets later in the year all eyes are on the coming summer exams, however RAG week is just early enough for the Students to have one last week of fun before they get stuck into the books! Similar to Fresher’s week RAG week is another week of events for students to enjoy before the end of year exams and summer holidays. Last year saw some wild events such as the Gumball Rally (where Students race to complete wacky tasks around Dublin city), followed by pub games and live DJ. The week was finished off with a Mardi Gras themed RAG Ball, which was organised this year by the 2nd Year Marketing & Event Management Students!