College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: October 2015

News

UCD SPARC Returns for Second Year

UCD SPARC (Supporting Partnership and Realising Change), a scheme which encourages staff and students to work together to help make UCD a better working and learning environment, has returned for a second year. Both staff and students are encouraged to…

News

Mixed Bag Budget for Students

The cost of living has increased so much in the last year in Dublin especially, it doesn’t exactly counterbalance for the rise in the minimum wage. -UCDSU President Marcus O’Halloran Budget 2016 brought with it some measures to assist students,…

Fashion

4 DIY Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

Don’t be that person that arrives to the party dressed as themselves. Just don’t. Nobody likes that person. To save you from looking like a dryshite, Louise O’Toole’s cobbled together 4 DIY costumes tat you should be able to put…

Film

Halloween Special: Scary Movie Marathon, anyone?

It’s the time of year to celebrate all things spooky, kooky and fantastical. So what better way to pay your respects to all things scary than by hosting a scary movie marathon? The College Tribune’s very own certified film buffs…

Sport

All Blacks storm past South Africa to set up final with Australia

A week after the world eviscerated northern hemisphere rugby this was a match for the English purest. The South African’s used the lineout, the maul and the box kick to great effect to set up kicking opportunities for the excellent…

News

UCDSU Considering Electronic Voting

UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) is considering the implementation of electronic voting for future polling days. Marcus O’Halloran, UCDSU President, visited his counterparts in Dublin City University (DCU) to discuss their electronic voting system on Friday, 23rd October. DCU Students’ Union…

News

Students Encouraged to Consider Teaching Careers in England

Students in UCD are being encouraged to consider pursuing a career as a teacher in the UK, after the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) brought its “Train to Teach” roadshow to Dublin. The Conrad Hotel on Earlsfort Terrace…

Fashion

Halloween Style

A most ancient festival, Halloween is one of the most exciting events of the year for modern creative souls. The lines between our world and the afterlife become blurred and the only thing to do is to gear up in…

News

UCDSU jointly launch Harm Reduction Campaign

The Welfare Officers of three students unions took to the podium in the Oak Room of Dublin’s Mansion House on Friday last, to jointly launch the “What’s in the Pill?” harm reduction campaign .The initiative has been established with the…

News

Christmas Exam Timetable Released

The Semester One exam timetable has been released online. This year, the exams are set to take place take place from Monday, 7th December to Friday, 18th December, including a full day of exams on Saturday, 12th December. As usual,…

Uncategorized

Budget Analysis: Students and Third-Level Education Left out of the Giveaway

The Government budget held no surprises and kept with the trend of their previous four budgets in their time in office. The focus was primarily on tax cuts and credits to middle and higher earners, with reductions in the USC, tax…

Politics

SmartVote Claims Elevator Award at Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Ceremony

The Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards are held to accredit the brightest new ideas in Ireland each year, and the Elevator Award is set up to help these start-ups advance and reach the next level. The Elevator award winners this year…