"Fun Fact! Did you know that there is a portrait hung near the second floor landing in the Grand Staircase in Hogwarts that resembles the second wife of King Henry VIII of England, Anne Boleyn. Anne Boleyn was often accused of being a witch by Henry so the directors of the first Harry Potter movie decided to include this Easter Egg. It is assumed that Anne was a Squib, meaning she had no magic powers but had magical parents."
"The following are the teams selected to represent DCU at the IUAA XC Championship this Sunday in the DCU Sports Grounds. Men's TeamJamie BattleKeelan KilrehillAndrew McKennaEuan Lagan Colin SmithNeil MurphyLuke MurphyBen Guiden Patrick MacGabhannJohn Cleary Daniel StoneRyan SheridanEoghan KeaneyEmile Esim-EnohMen's Team Captain: Jamie BattleWomen's TeamAoife O'CuillSusan GlennonLauren Tinkler (OYD)Christine RussellClare BarrettEmma O'BrienAvril Deegan Ruth Kennedy Áine Burke Aisling McGuinness Women's Team Captain; Grace Casey TIMETABLE Women's Race - 5,000m @1:45pm Men's Race - 8,000m @ 4pmREMINDER - No spectators allowed at this event. "
"SMF Signups has begun! Fancy yourself as a trader? Prove yourself as apart of the Goodbody student managed fund competition ! Students from universities around the country will go head to head and attempt to put strategise each other to claim the title of best university. We are currently accepting applications for Equity Analysts and Fund Managers. Equity analysts will be required to compile stock reports and analysis on equities to take positions in. Analysts will be given on the job training and also take part in a number of equity research workshops! Fund managers will be required to analyse the investment strategies of analysts and decide on which equities to take positions in and what overall strategy they will apply. Fund managers generally have more experience than analysts but applicants of all abilities are encouraged to apply. To apply simply mail a short piece on yourself and why you’d like the role. Feel free to include what areas of the market you are interested in ! send all applications to INVESTMENTSOCDCU@GMAIL.COM"
"FREE FINANCIAL ACCELERATOR EVENTAmplify Trading works with world leading financial institutions to train their analysts and graduates and they offer simulations for students who want to get noticed and successfully secure a work experience with these banks.They are offering a free online Finance Accelerator event for the members of this society, where they will experiment the role of a trader in an investment bank or the role of a portfolio manager in an asset management firm. The purpose is to help students identify what role suits them better and get solid experience they can share on LinkedIn and improve their CVs. The free simulation: 3 hours long (it will include some learning materials and the actual simulation).More news to come, with times and dates TBD & more information on the simulation. Spread the word & to be a participant you must be a member of one of the joint societies with Amplify Trading :-)"
"DCU Athletics Club in conjunction with the Irish University Athletics Association will host the Intervarsity Cross Country Championships in DCU Sports Grounds (St. Claire's) on Sunday 26th Sept.This is the first intervarsity athletics competition to take place since March 2020 and DCU is delighted to be hosting the event. We are looking to enter the maximum number of athletes in both the men's and women's race so if you're interested in running, please fill out the following form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNcU4hB7p1JqK8PruK_tmSEZyaqwD9CWW0rMDB596VrMCoxw/viewform?usp=sf_link This will close on Wednesday 22nd of Sept @ 5pm. PLEASE NOTE: As this is the postponed 2021 championships, athletes who were in DCU last year are eligible to compete. Incoming 1st year athletes are not allowed to compete. Women's Race - 5,000m @ 2pm Men's Race - 8,000m @ 2:35pm With restrictions easing from the 20th of September on outdoor sporting events we're delighted to have spectators allowed to attend. If you're not competing on the day we strongly encourage all DCU athletes to come down and support/cheer on our teams on home ground! "
"Welcome, once again to Dungeon's and Dragons Society !!With the (god-willing) worst year behind us, we're hopeful that we can have a year with in-person events that will not require a computer screen. Things are in a bit of a gray area at this point, plans are being made but rest assured, that at the worst we will have a hybrid of in-person and online. Of course, things will proceed with safety of the utmost importance and if you're not vaccinated and you're able to, we implore you to do so !!For Westmarches 2021/22, we are having a DM drive currently so if you're interested in getting to work behind the scenes of our campaign please get in contact with the society via our email or DM us on our social media. We shall hopefully have some fun things to announce concerning Westmarches soon !!With that, let's wrap this up! Watch this space for new events and news items in the weeks to come!"
"Four DCU AC members sporting, and life dreams will become reality in the next month when they step out onto the track at the Japan National in Tokyo donning the green vest to represent Ireland at ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ - the Olympic Games. Years of hard work and dedication have culminated in Nadia Power, Andrew Coscoran, Sophie Becker and Cillin Greene receiving official confirmation this week that they have been selected for the Games which begin in just under two weeks’ time.Nadia Power has been selected in the 800m. Power finished in a strong world ranking position having banked several consistent performances on the European circuit over the last two years. The Marketing, Innovation and Technology student is coached by James Nolan and has an impressive PB of 2.01.01 (8th on Irish All-Time List) which was set last season and a time of 2.01.42 to her name this year. The heats of the 800m will be one of the first races of the athletics programme taking place between 1am and 4.30am (Irish Time) on Friday 30th of July. Set your alarm clocks!Andrew Coscoran will compete over 1500m. Coscoran has been in tremendous form this season, making huge progress under the guidance of coach Feidhlim Kelly in Dublin Track Club. The Education and Training student has run PB’s in both the 800m (1.46.61 – 13th on Irish All-Time List) and 1500m (3.35.66 – 9th on Irish All-Time list) in the past month and is the fastest Irishman over the latter distance in many years. The heats of the Men’s 1500m get underway on Tuesday 3rd August somewhere between 1am and 4.30am (Irish Time).Sophie Becker (Genetics and Cell Biology) and Cillin Greene (Law and Society) are both part of the Mixed 4x400m Relay squad. Becker and Greene, like Coscoran and Power have both been in the form of their lives recently having clocked PB’s of 52.32s (5th on Irish All-Time list) and 46.18s (10th on Irish All-Time list) respectively this season. Both athletes are part of Jeremy Lyon’s setup in the Dublin Sprint Club and all going to plan will be chosen in the final four athletes who will race (six in squad). The heats for the Mixed Relay will take place between 11am and 1pm (Irish Time) on Friday 30th July.DCU Alumni Cliodhna Manning and Fionnuala McCormack have also secured their places on the plane to Tokyo. Manning is part of the Mixed Relay squad, while the ever-impressive McCormack will represent Ireland at yet another major championships, this time stepping up to the marathon. This will also be McCormack’s fourth successive Olympics having competed in Beijing, London and Rio previously.Head of DCU Athletics Paul Byrne paid tribute to the sacrifice and dedication of the athletes and described having four DCU Olympians from one sport as “enormous”."To have one Olympian represent DCU would be huge, to have four Olympians from one sport is enormous. I couldn't be prouder of Andrew, Sophie, Cillin and Nadia. The sacrifices and hard work they have put in over the years, particularly over the last few months during the COVID-19 pandemic, have all paid off”, Byrne said.“They are fulfilling their dreams and they are a huge credit to the University, their chosen programmes of study, DCU Athletics Club, their coaches, friends, clubs, families and extended support networks. Everyone in DCU is fully behind our newest Olympians as well as our two alumni Olympians, Fionnuala and Cliodhna. We can't wait to see them tear up the track in Tokyo".All members of DCU AC want to wish Nadia, Andrew, Sophie, Cillin, Cliodhna and Fionnuala all the best in Tokyo. We have no doubt they will do themselves, their families, coaches, clubs, and country proud on the biggest stage in athletics! #WeAreDCU"
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