MTU Succeeding Together Series

If you would like to explore some interesting activities which would be good for your physical and mental health, as well as being interesting and practical, you would be most welcome to enjoy our free MTU Succeeding Together Series.

During this series of events, we will help you to: Learn how to prepare great meals, Explore your artistic talents, Consider how to become an entrepreneur, Learn about new technologies, Understand more about space and the universe in which we live, Improve your health with Yoga and Pilates, and much more.

This series features free events designed to help people who wish to explore new activities in a practical way. These events will be of interest to post primary and higher education students, parents/guardians/supporters of students, and people in general.


Our series of live events is now complete for this academic year but please find recordings below should you wish to watch again.

Culinary & Mocktail Demonstration

Monday 22nd March @ 7pm – 7.45pm
Get the family together to learn how to cook a great meal and accompany it with some non-alcoholic cocktails! This live, on-line event will include a culinary demonstration by Culinary Lecturer Chef, JJ Healy, and a non-alcoholic beverage demonstration by Beverage Lecturer, Gail Cotter.

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Space Opportunities

Monday 29th March @ 7pm - 8pm 
New Space is an emerging industry sector expected to be worth a trillion dollars by 2030. From the scientific exploration of the cosmos through to space rovers, lunar villages, using satellites for the benefit of society, environmental monitoring, automated vehicles, rural broadband and more, this is a very exciting time to get involved in space. 

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Coding at Home

Monday 12th April @ 7pm - 8pm
All students are natural scientists and engineers. They love to question, tinker, experiment and play. Robotics and coding enable students to learn through play and to create an identity for themselves as STEM learners. The Coding at Home workshop will demonstrate how to use VEX VR code to draw images. The workshops are suitable for families and students age 7 years – 17 years. 

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Monday 19th April @ 7pm - 7:45pm
Yoga is a practice that will help to slow down an over active mind, finding a more peaceful state. Our yoga practice will incorporate mindful movement to educate our bodies in creating greater range of motion at the joint and to keep the muscles both strong and flexible.

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Dance / Percussion

Monday 26th April @ 7pm - 8pm

Calling all movers and shakers! Explore and uncover grooves from drumming traditions around the world and create your own rhythm orchestra using body percussion and household objects with Ruairí Glasheen. Once you're warmed up, Aisling Byrne Gaughan will help you to unleash your inner dancer, put a spring in your step, and a smile on your face! These two workshops are suitable for the entire family.

Beyond Limits

Monday 10th May @ 7pm - 8pm

Ever been crippled by the thought of starting something new, embarking on a big adventure or leaving your comfort zone? Come join Shane Finn and Karen Weekes who will let you in on their secrets to achieving the seemingly impossible and help you harness the power of your mind for your next adventure.

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Monday 17th May @ 7pm - 7:45pm

Pilates is a form of low impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates moves tend to target the core, although the exercises work other areas of the body as well. It strengthens and stabilizes your core body, which is your foundation, so that you can move efficiently while improving your posture, flexibility and mobility. 

Pilates Instructor: Yvonne Hanley Fitzgerald


Entrepreneurial Success

Monday 24th May @ 7pm - 8pm

Three very different start up stories from entrepreneurs with close links to MTU.  Enda Keane, Tricia Balfe and Stephen Wilson-Downey are three entrepreneurs at very different stages. We will explore how they became company founders and lessons learned along the way. Also hear how, together with MTU, you can begin your entrepreneurial journey. 

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Drawing: The Perceptual Intelligence of Seeing

Monday 31st May 7pm - 8pm

Megan and Holly will give some insights into life drawing and take you through a contemporary exercise that is fundamental to developing your intelligence of seeing. The session will be open to any questions along the way and finish off with a short exercise to take away with you. You are encouraged to join-in regardless of your experience or if you are a complete beginner!