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Month: December 2017

The Snowballing Effect: Consequences of the UCD Exam System on Veterinary Students

Snow is something we lose our minds over in Ireland once every few years. A few snowflakes, a few inches or a few feet and we become hysterical. Schools close and the country comes to a standstill, as it did…

UCD Estate Services Launches Duvet Recycling Points

Recycling bins for old duvets have appeared around UCD residences in the last number of days. UCD Estate Services have launched the move in a bid to cut down on waste from people moving out of the residences at the…

Students to Protest Avoca and Aramark Over Direct Provision Links

The Union of Students Ireland (USI) have announced that they are to protest outside Avoca on Suffolk Street in Dublin this Saturday. The action is to highlight to shoppers the ties that Avoca has with Aramark, a global company who…

5 Reasons Why UCD Students Don’t Clean Up After Themselves

UCD students are reportedly terrible at picking up after themselves despite being old enough to know how to do it. Peak rubbish-leaving areas include the Insomnia Café, Subway in the Gerald Manley Hopkins building, and every table in the Newman…

Life Society UCD Relaunch with New Campaign

A group known as Life Society UCD have launched a new social media campaign on their Facebook page. The group which were previously a recognised society in UCD have been dormant until the impeachment of former UCDSU President Katie Ascough…

Talk Is Cheap: The Importance of Communication in the 8th Amendment Debate

Author Stephen Covey once said that “most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” These communication problems have only been amplified with the onset of the social media age, where the…

UCD Students Urge Government to Ratify UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

UCD Students’ Union Disability Rights Co-ordinator Amy Hassett (pictured) has released a video urging Irish students to march on December 9th to pressure the Irish government to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD). The convention which…

UCD Boxing Wins Big at Junior Intervarsity Championship

Somehow December is upon us and semester one has come to a grinding halt. For some this is a time of reflection on the (un)productivity of the last 12 weeks, a time to stress over impending exams, or a time…