College Tribune

Independent UCD News

Month: November 2015

News

New map shows renting hotspots

  The highs and lows of Dublin’s rental crisis have, for the first time, been mapped out. The new map, which was published last week by the UCD School of Geography has been developed by Professor Gerald Mills. Speaking to…

Features

World Vegan Month in Full Swing

The first public awareness campaign in Europe advocating a vegan lifestyle was launched in Ireland this month by Meath based Eden Farmed Animal Sanctuary (EFAS). The launch takes place in tandem with World Vegan Month, held annually each November. The…

Business

Sqaure Rebound Reaffirms Confidence in Tech

Square is a mobile payments company founded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey six years ago. The San Francisco company is known for its recognisable small white card readers that plug into smartphones and tablets, allowing small traders to take payments…

News

Successful November for NovaUCD

November has proved to be a successful month for NovaUCD, after several events and big announcements from the hub for ventures and entrepreneurs at UCD. NovaUCD recently held its 2015 Start-Up Award ceremony, in which Phision Therapeutics was crowded as…

News

UCD Staff and Students at Centre of New Education Equality Organisation

A UCD graduate is at the core of a new organisation which is set to enter the debate on the admissions policy of the primary school system in Ireland. Education Equality has been formed to challenge religious discrimination in State-funded…

Features News

UCD Graduates Seek Assistance for Refugees

A number of UCD graduates are seeking assistance from current students in order to provide help to refugees in camps at Calais and across Europe. Speaking to the College Tribune, Sinéad Willliams a graduate of Law and Politics emphasised the…

News

Keep Calm for the Exams

As exam season approaches, there are a range of supports around campus for students who may be feeling the pressure at this time of the year. One of the first places a student may turn to is UCD Students’ Union…

News

Register of Electors to Close on Wednesday

Applications for inclusion on the main register of electors are due to close at the end of the working day on Wednesday, November 25th. Registry is required in order to be able to vote in the Republic of Ireland. Anyone…

Uncategorized

Bernie Sanders 2016: Feel the Bern

October 13th saw the first debate between the Democratic Party candidates for the 2016 presidential election. It was the first time front-runner Hillary Clinton, who also ran as a candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election, has come face to face…

Politics

Funding Higher Education: Ógra FF Propose Student Loans Scheme and an Increase in Fees to €5000

The unsustainability of the current higher education funding model will become further strained with the demographic increase in third level students projected in the coming years. The Cassell’s expert group on higher education is expected to report on the options…

Business

Sproose-Up!

Sproose is a relatively young company that offers an on-demand laundry service. Users can schedule a pick up and return time online, with Sproose collecting, cleaning and returning clothes within 48 hours. The company was founded by 3 UCD graduates;…

Features

Taking Ketamine Safely

The College Tribune is running a series of articles giving information about drugs that students may or may not come across during their tenure at university. While we don’t promote the consumption of illegal drugs, we accept that a number…