PGS Weekly Meetups & 5-a-Side Soccer

The Postgraduate Society has restarted it’s weekly meetups in the NuBar every Friday at 6 pm. The last few meetups have been extremely successful and are a great way for Postgraduate students to meet each other.


One of our weekly meetups at the NuBar!

Our meetups bring a wide diversity of Masters and PhD Students from a wide range of faculties & cultures, to get together and talk in a relaxed environment. This is perfect for a Friday evening, giving everyone a space to unwind after a long week.


Having fun outside the NuBar!

We also have 5-a-side soccer (starting at 5 pm) at the soccer centre, before the meetups each week. Our 5-a-Side’s have been a great way for students to keep active while socialising at the same time.

Postgrads playing 5-a-Side

All are welcome to join us for the 5-a-Side and our meetups. There will be food platters available, and we’ll have tables reserved for the Postgraduate Society. So join us this Friday for either Soccer or Socialising, you can check our Facebook event page here.

Porn, Queerness and Pizza

Pizza & Research November: ‘Porn, Queerness and Pizza’

Our Pizza & Research event ‘Porn, Queerness and Pizza’ is happening tomorrow Tuesday 14th of November at 6 pm in XG14.

We have Caroline West presenting at the event:

– Caroline West is a PhD student with the school of SALIS, researching the experiences of women working in pornography and how those experiences are discussed within feminist discourse. She will discuss the issue of studying in a controversial field, specifically addressing the issues of reflexively and objectivity.

And, in honour of Mental Health Week, Dean O’Reilly will also be speaking. Here’s a little bit about what Dean will be saying:

– Dean O’Reilly will be exploring the nuances of mental health, and related aspects of life through the lens of a queer person in contemporary Ireland. He will address the distinct elements of representation and those specialities of mental health service important to engaging the needs of LGBTQ+ persons.

All are welcome, BYOB!

PubhD Video

Video: PubhD 24

This is a video from our 24th PubhD event last Wednesday, it includes the talks from our speakers Martin Barr, Edmund Gilbert & Allison Galbari. Their brief abstracts are available below.


We had three researchers explain their research in a pub, with topics ranging from Lung Cancer, Irish Genetic to Samhain.
Video Credit: Beronica Garcia


Martin Barr is a Clinical Scientist in the Thoracic Oncology Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine, St James’s Hospital & is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Trinity College Dublin. Martin has a number of key research interests in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). These include projects investigating the role of VEGF and its receptors in lung cancer cell signalling, miRNA profiling and gene signatures as potential markers in the treatment of lung cancer patients and the role of VEGF in lung cancer cell survival.

Edmund Gilbert is a third year PhD student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His PhD is on the subject of Irish population genetics and diversity, i.e. the how and why different regions in Ireland show different genetic profiles. His work involves studying the wider Irish population, as well as the Irish Travellers who are an interesting genetic isolate.

Allison Galbari is a first-year PhD student at UCD, studying archaeology. Her research focuses on the origins of the festival of Samhain and its eventual evolution into Halloween. Due to the intangible nature of this festival, it is difficult to use traditional archaeological methods to conduct this study. By using folklore, we can get a better understanding of how people viewed the world around them, including archaeological sites. By utilizing folklore, we will be able to track locations that were either directly associated with Samhain through oral tradition or locations that had significant Halloween traditions, suggesting a traditional importance.