School to College | First 100 Days

SU Team 2021_2022

(L-R) Evan Hales; Vice President for Student Life, Kesya Rodrigues; Vice President for Communications, Iona Quinn; Student Union President, Loran Rolfe; Vice President for Wellbeing & Equality, and Caoimhe Banahan; Vice President for Education.

Your first 100 days  are critical to adapting and thriving in college. Our support team has developed an award winning range of exciting experiences and interactive initiatives for students to enjoy early on in the academic year. This extensive twelve-week onboarding period is not only filled with important information as a new student, but students can also expect fun meet-up events and outdoor activities which offer opportunities to socialise, interact and explore in a safe way.

This allows our students to enjoy meet-ups in person safely as well as having interactive online events that will allow you to become integrated into our college environment in a safe and purposeful way.

Throughout this period you not only become orientated with our college environment, but you will also meet lots of new students too. You will get a chance to meet our various support teams such as the Student Experience Team, your Students’ Union, SESU Team, Lecturers, Library staff, and our Careers Hub who all support students in developing the skills they need to succeed with their college journey.

For more information on the First 100 days click here -

How to connect with the First 100 days team

On Campus - Student Experience Hub, 4th floor Castle House

On Zoom -

On Email - [email protected]

On Social - @dbsstudentexperience

Meet your SU Team

The DBS Students’ Union Team will be on hand each week to help make your college experience fun and enjoyable. The team will be supporting you from when you are inducted to the college and will be running great events, while also supporting your learning experience too. Make sure you say “Hey” to the guys if you see them around the campus or online.

What to expect from this years’ Student Life Programme?

The Student Experience Team is committed to providing our students with a college experience that is not only memorable, but one that is safe too. Our college has worked hard to ensure that the right measures are in place to ensure your on-campus learning environment is to a high safety standard. We continue to work hard to ensure the same with your Student Life Programme.

Students can expect to welcome back popular events, activities, student meet-ups, and of course our legendary surf trips to Bundoran (not to be missed). We hope to see our 35 societies become more active with the return of events and society meet-ups too. We are also delighted to see the return of our sports clubs who will resume group training and competition for the college throughout the academic year.

COVID-19 protocols to keep our students safe:

All events and activities within our Student Life Programme will be subject to the satisfaction of our COVID risk assessments and will require students to comply with our own protocols to ensure everyone's safety.

We will still see the continuation of some hybrid events and activities this year, which is important to some of our learners. This will help ensure that everyone is included, engaged and safe at all times while at DBS. We will continue to receive and adhere to advice from the Irish Government around COVID-19 and our support team will continue to put your wellbeing first, while at DBS.

Upcoming Events

SU Meet-Up Events
These events happen on a weekly basis and are great opportunities to meet the SU, make some new friends and see all of the fantastic places that Dublin has to offer.

Student Networking Nights
Each week our SU team will have a number of stimulating and enjoyable online social networking nights. These nights will include - Language exchanges, Speed friending, SU Bingo Loco, Silent Zoom Discos (not to be missed).

Welfare Workshops
Our SU Welfare Team will have weekly online workshops and social evenings available to our students throughout the term. These workshops will cover important skills such as Mindfulness, Resilience, Coping during college, and dealing with anxiety. Other fun social nights include our hugely popular tea & chats and of course SU paint & wine nights! (not to be missed).

Societies Nights
Our Societies Programme will be an important part of our Student Experience this year. All of our societies will be active and running great events again this year. All students are welcome to join any society free of charge during our ‘Clubs & Socs Sign-Up Day’ in Freshers Week. Keep an eye out for our regular ‘Society Nights’ each week and get involved in their meetings and events.

Sports Clubs Activities
Students will be invited to join and participate in all of the available Sports Clubs at DBS this year. Individual and team sports are available to everyone across Ireland and will take place at the specified sports facility of each club. Students can join any of our Sports Clubs during our ‘Clubs & Socs Sign-Up Day’ in Freshers Week.

Student Experience Trips
The best and most talked about experiences happen on our Student Experience Trips each term. Following the guidelines set out by the Irish Government, our Student Experience Trips will be available to our students this term. These will include our Surf Weekends, trips to Glendalough and other iconic day trips around Ireland. Make sure you come along!

Weekly Events


 Student Networking Nights


 Societies Meet-Ups


 Welfare Wednesdays


 Societies Meet-Ups


 SU Meet-Up Events


 SU Meet-Up Events

Semester 1 Planned Events

We will have a number of key college events to look forward to within our Student Meet-Up Series. Make sure you get involved and take part in all of the action with our SU team.

Each week throughout the academic term the Student Experience Team will arrange exciting, fun and safe events for students to participate in. These experiences will give each of our students the opportunity to meet new people and see all of the best sights across Dublin, and beyond.

Our Student Meet-Up Series will consist of the following events:

  • Killiney Hill & Swim at Vico Baths

  • Howth Hillwalk & Harbour Tour

  • Surf Dock & Stand-Up Paddle Board

  • Guinness Storehouse

  • Jameson Whiskey Tour

  • Bray to Greystone Hike

  • Phoenix Park Welfare Walk

  • Malahide Castle & North Coastal Walk

Other key events:

  • Clubs & Societies Sign Up Day

  • Bundoran Surf Weekend (Surf Society)

  • Glendalough Hike (Hiking Society)

  • Museum visits - Little museum of Dublin, National History Museum, EPIC museum & GPO

  • SU Paint & Wine Night (Welfare Team)

  • SU Bingo Loco Event

  • SU Speed Friending

  • Clay Making Session with the SU

  • Silent Zoom Discos

  • SU Welfare Workshops

  • Student Language Exchanges

How do I sign up / get more information?

Tickets for our events including our Student Meet-Up Series are available through the ‘DBS Student Experience’ social media accounts.

Themed Weeks Schedule for 2021/22

Click here to view our Themed Weeks Schedule for 2021/22.