College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: March 2012

Candidates for USI President announced

Nominations for the position of President of Union of Students in Ireland officially closed on March 12th; the two candidates in the running for the position are John Logue and Ciarán Nevin –    President of Dublin Institute of Technology’s…

Breslin and Guiney state their top priorities for next year

In the wake of the pre-midterm elections, sick the College Tribune talked to newly elected Students’ Union President, Rachel Breslin, about what her top priority was between now and taking up office in July: “It is really hard to pick…

UCC and USI will remain affiliated

A referendum was recently held by the Students’ Union in University College Cork on UCCSU’s affiliation with the Union of Students in Ireland. The results showed that students in UCC wished to remain affiliated with the national representative body. In…

UCD first preference for CAO applicants

This year’s CAO figures show that University College Dublin is the most popular choice of third level college for those completing their secondary school education. CAO figures also show students showing particular interest in areas such as science, cialis computing…

24 hour ‘Relay for Life’ to take place

On 28th-29th March, doctor 5pm to 5pm, ampoule University College Dublin will be the first university in Ireland to host a ‘Relay for Life’ in aid of the Irish Cancer society. The relay involves teams of 10-20, each team must…

New Student Centre to open during summer break

Pat de Brún, UCDSU President, told the College Tribune that he anticipates that the new Student Centre will open to members of the public in June or July. He was unable to state an exact date for the completion of the project….

Sinn Féin becomes UCD society

After two years without official recognition, buy cialis Sinn Féin UCD has once again become a society. The college branch, sale which has remained active during its hiatus from the Freshers’ Tent, will be hoping to significantly increase its membership…

Lecturers and PhDs

Figures published recently in the Irish Times have revealed that UCD has the lowest percentage of lecturers with PhDs out of all the major universities in the Republic of Ireland. The statistics reveal that whilst 92% of the full time…

US presidential race heats up

As we pass the halfway mark in the Republican primary race, pills the American electorate remains unsure as to whom their current president will face in the upcoming presidential election. Whatever the outcome, patient the latest New York Times/CBS News…

New dawn or more of the same?

This time last year a political earthquake changed the shape of Irish politics. Fianna Fáil suffered the worst defeat in its history while Fine Gael, malady Labour and Sinn Féin made enormous and unprecedented gains. The losses suffered by Fianna…

The will of the people

There has been a large media focus on the Middle East in the past decade. Fuel resources, cialis sale wars and human rights abuses have been central in the debate regarding the nature of the governments in the troubled region….

UCD hosts student drama awards

This week UCD will host the Irish Student Drama Awards (ISDA). The festival takes place from the 21 – 31 March, there ending with the final awards ceremony. ISDA was originally established in 1947 and aims to provide a platform…