College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: September 2012

UCR deadline approaches

The first Union Council Representatives (UCRs) will soon be elected. The position was created under the new UCD SU Constitution, cheap which was passed last year. Duties include sitting on Union Council, salve working with Class Reps to organise events,…

Grant applicants asked for proof of Household Charge payments

Clare County Council have issued letters to third level grants applicants asking them to submit proof that they have paid, check or are from households that have paid, tadalafil the Household Charge. The letter reads: “In order to progress the…

Builders’ alleged debt puts bar on hold

Doubt has been cast over the official opening date of the new UCD Clubhouse bar as the building company that was carrying out the construction work has allegedly been declared insolvent. A notification that appeared on InsolvencyJournal.ie on September 6th…

Restrictions on gym entry for students

UCD Students have been informed that access to the Student Centre gym will be restricted from 6.15 until 8.15 on weekday evenings during term time. Concerns have been raised by students about these restrictions as they will be in place…

Into Iceland

 – Hitchhiking under the unsetting sun

Michael Phoenix heads north to explore the Land of Fire and Ice.  “No luck. No luck… No luck.” Cars and sleepy minutes crept by under the heatless morning sun. Folded out thumbs bent up towards the middle of nowhere Icelandic…

Budget cuts bring end to 7 day service

The James Joyce Library will be closed on Sundays for the first seven weeks of the semester, only offering a seven-day service for the last five weeks of term. “The reasons for this are budgetary cutbacks and the five per…

UCD introduces new academic contracts

Academics within UCD are to see their contracts revised resulting in a series of changes to how they operate within the university. Some academics have voiced concerns regarding potentially restrictive working time expectations and have highlighted the potential of the…

YFG to support campaign for disaffiliation

In an interview with the College Tribune the chair of UCD Young Fine Gael has confirmed that they will take a stance against the UCD Students’ Union’s continued affiliation with the Union of Students in Ireland in the referendum to…

Unions call for University pay cuts.

“Stop targeting students and their families.” That was the message Union of Students in Ireland (USI) President John Logue had for Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn last week. He was responding to an interview in which Mr Quinn supposedly signaled…

UCD Freshers Ball

This years Freshers Ball will take place in the Academy nightclub this Wednesday 12th of September, pharmacy with a lineup featuring well known Irish acts such as The Original Rudeboys and The Dead Prezidents. The lineup, sovaldi which was announced…