Marchaton - Wanne join the DLPR Team?

(Annelieke Mooij (Chairperson))

"Hey everyone,If you want to join the DCU Marchaton but don't have a fun team yet - the Dublin Law and Politics Review is joining as a team! Only 2 places left for those wanting to join in the walking :)For those who have missed the email on marchaton here is the info below:Welcome to Marchathon 2021 – the all-Ireland Step Challenge !!  This year, Sustainability DCU together with DCU Healthy and DCU Sports and Wellbeing have organised an engaging and exciting set of weekly challenges to motivate and encourage you to get those walking shoes on!  Each week you and your team will be eligible to win prizes in both the internal DCU and overarching NTA challenges.For 4 weeks from Monday 1st March to Friday 28th March, Staff and Students from campuses all over the country will be aiming to get moving this March.  Everyone is welcome to get involved.To take part you need to :1.    Get into a team of 3 – 6 people2.    Sign up online at www.activetravellogger.ie (If you have participated before you can just login or if this is your first time you will need to register your details with your DCU email address)a)   Team captain: choose a team name and set your team up on the Active Travel Loggerb)  Team members: sign up online at Active Travel Logger, find a team and join it.Here is a quick video guide to help youc) We will be running some team creation session’s in the last week in Feb - so don’t worry if you can’t fill your team we can help identify suitable membersd) If you sign up by 19th Feb then you will be in the hat for a small prize from the NTA.3.   Step Counter — any step counter will work - you can download an app (e.g. Free Smarter Travel Step Counter), buy a pedometer, use a Fit Bit, or other step tracking device -  you will need to log your steps on the  www.activetravellogger.ie before 14.00 on the Monday of each week – if you can’t logon for any reason your captain can also log your steps for you.4.    From 1st March to 28th March get walking where possible, try lunchtime walks, try walking meetings….aiming to increase your steps throughout the challenge and log your steps each week.5.       Have Fun !Here is a link to the  Participants Guide.There are lots more prizes to be won throughout the challenge so keep an eye on your emails.If you have any questions please contact me at or you can email the experts at info@smartertravelcampus.ie. Please note due to high volumes it may take up to 48 hours to respond to queries sent to this email address. Kind regards from the Sustainable Healthy Sporty Team !!!!!"

DCU Trio Selected for European Indoors

(Paul Byrne (Head of Athletics))

"DCU students Nadia Power, Sophie Becker and Andrew Coscoran have been selected for the Irish Athletics Team competing in the upcoming European Indoor Athletics Championship in Torun, Poland, March 5-7. Power, a final year MINT (Marketing, Innovation and Technology) student has enjoyed a fantastic indoor season so far and will be aiming for a place in this year’s 800 metres Indoor final after a string of personal bests and national record performances at the recent World Athletics Indoor Tour. The Dublin City Harrier club woman has posted a 2:00.98 finish this season and is ranked 7th in Europe, 10th in the world and is currently inside the World Athletics Quota ranking system for Olympic Qualification. Andrew Coscoran ran a lifetime best over 1500m at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin in France this month; finishing fifth in a world class field. The final year Education and Training Student ran 3:37.20 which placed him fifth on the Irish all-time list behind Marcus O’Sullivan and Eamon Coughlan. The Dubliner is also inside the quota for Olympic qualification.Sophie Becker is also in superb form breaking her own personal best at the recent Athletics Ireland Elite Micro meeting on February 21st. She clocked 53.20 in the 400 metres and is currently the third fastest Irishwoman over this distance indoors. The Wexford athlete is the current National women’s 400m indoors and outdoors champion. Paul Byrne, Head of Athletics at DCU said, "I'm delighted for Nadia, Andrew and Sophie on their selections for European Indoors next week. All the hard work and dedication over the difficult number of months is coming to fruition. All three are sport scholarship athletes combining their academic and athletics ambitions to the highest levels. It has given everyone in DCU and DCU Athletics Club a huge boost to see them qualify and everyone is looking forward to watching them in action next week."James Galvin, Director of DCU Sports and Wellbeing commented, "I want to congratulate Nadia, Sophie and Andrew on their wonderful accomplishment of qualifying for the forthcoming European Indoor Athletics Championships. We know the commitment to hard work and long hours, largely unseen, that is required to achieve their athletic goals. We are especially proud of the academic success of these DCU student-athletes and they are to be commended for their ambition and achievements.A special mention to DCU Athletics coaches Joe Ryan and Daniel Kilgallon who coach athletes Cian McPhillips (800m), John Fitzsimons (800m) and Israel Olatunde (60m) who will also compete in Torun. DCU alumnus Paul Robinson (1500m) was also selected on the team. Pictured (l-r) Becker, Coscoran and Power in action"

Call for Abstracts

(Annelieke Mooij (Chairperson))

"(IM)MIGRATION LAW & POLICY Are you researching migration law or policies? Would you like to present your research?  Call for Abstracts An estimated 258 million people, approximately 3 per cent of the world's population, currently live outside their country of origin. Many of whose migration is characterized by varying degrees of compulsion, or because of free movement within the EU. While migration is a positive and empowering experience for many, it is becoming increasingly evident that there is a lack of human rights-based migration governance at the global, regional and national levels. This situation leads to the routine violation of migrants' rights in transit, at international borders, and in the countries, they migrate.The colloquium will provide a platform for researchers and research students to present and share their research and how it contributes to or impacts society. The researchers will also have an opportunity to receive feedback from academic mentors. There will be a prize of 100€ for the best abstract and the best presentation.Abstract selection will consider how well the research goal is explained research and how it will impact the society. Contributions can cover any area of migration law and policy. The conference aims to offer researchers, experts, scholars, and policymakers an opportunity to engage in a constructive debate on migration law and policy. The call for abstracts is open to all disciplines.Abstracts should be limited to 500 words, written in English and must include the author's name and institution e-mail address. Submissions can be made HERE by 28th February 2021. Successfully applicants will be informed in early March. Questions can be submitted through: contact@dublinlpr.ie. This colloquium is a part of the IPRC research week and is organized by the Dublin Law and Politics Review and the DCU School of Law and Government.Colloquium Date: Colloquium Time: UTC+1 time zone"

Merry Xmas, Adventurers!

(Laura Kelly (Chairperson))

"Well, here we are, folks! When we began the year, I think every role player thought "Yeah! 2020! 2 Criticals! We got this!" and in the end, we all rolled a big fat 1! But we're here, and things are starting to have just a glimmer of hope for 2021. To everyone who showed up at our virtual events this semester, I want to give a huge thank you because, without the enthusiasm of our players, the amount of effort everyone pours into making their characters unique and having them play together in Westmarches, none of this would have been possible. I want to hand out another unbelievably huge thank you to the DM's this semester, we knew that this year would mean we could accommodate less players due to the nature of discord games, but I think we can all agree the DM's knocked it outta the fuckin' park with their levels of dedication and storytelling culminating into a nail-biting mid-season finale! I can't wait to find out what lies in store for Brinehold in semester 2! I want to thank our sponsors this year for sticking with us, now more than ever it's important to give as much business as possible to small hobby shops so thank you to Dakota Irish, Gamersworld and The Clockwork Door, if anyone is still looking for nerdy gifts this close to Christmas, or if you're just looking to burn through all the fivers you got in your xmas cards, check these lads out you will not regret it! And finally, thank you to everyone who contributed to the charity dice raffle this year! Thanks to your help over €120 was raised for ICHH and will go towards helping those most at need this Christmas. We have lived through history in the last year, and I know it's been rough for so many of us between the virus, the lockdowns, the isolation and just generally getting assignments in on time! But I hope that as many of you as possible were able to find comfort and a little bit of respite at our virtual tables. So, here's looking forward to a much better next year, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and we'll see you next semester! I'll leave you with this wonderful D&D themed Christmas Song, enjoy folks!"

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