College Tribune

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Month: March 2019

Students’ Union Constitutional Referendum: Vote Yes

On April 1st and 2nd, you will be asked to vote for a new UCD Students’ Union constitution. The constitution is the document that governs the way your Students’ Union operates and it can only be changed by a student…

Education Officer Candidate: Brian Treacy – ‘The Thinker’

Brian Treacy, a current Social Science student and Higher Education Editor for the University Observer this year’s only candidate for Student Union Education Officer.   Treacy, who is currently a Class Rep said that he is running because he ‘got…

C&C Candidate: Katie O’Dea – ‘The Environmentalist’

Katie O’Dea is a final-year History and Politics and current Environmental Campaigns Coordinator for UCDSU, who is running, uncontested, for the role of Campaigns and Communications Officer. Beyond the Union, O’Dea has also been involved in LGBTQ+ society and stood…

Welfare Officer Candidate: George Merrin – ‘The Do-Gooder’

George Merrin is a fourth-year biochemistry student and former Science Society auditor running for the role of Welfare Officer. Merrin was a lot of experience that he believes he can bring to the job, from working with the Red Cross,…

Welfare Officer Candidate: Úna Carroll – ‘The Agony Aunt’

Úna Carroll is a third year BA Linguistics, Information and Communications student alongside being the Students Union current disability coordinator running to be the next UCDSU Welfare Officer. Carroll says the job of Welfare Officer “is something I have been…

UCDSU & Arctic Stone Plan To Set Guinness World Record

On Wednesday, March 27th, UCD Students’ Union will attempt to set a Guinness World Record: The most amount of hand-rolled ice cream (i-Tim-pad) in 24 hours. This time last year, Campaigns and Communications Officer Tom Monaghan was campaigning to be…

Presidential Profiles: Joanna Siewierska – ‘The Pro’

Joanna Siewierska, one of three UCD Student Union President hopefuls, sat down with me to discuss her campaign, manifesto and why she’s running to be your next SU President. ‘I want to be president because I want to strengthen the…

Presidential Profiles: Michael Geary – ‘The Ag Lad’

Michael Geary is a Fourth-year Animal Science Student from Glenamaddy, Co. Galway. Though he lacks any experience within the Student’s Union, he firmly believes he makes up for it with what he has learned as auditor of Agricultural Society this…

Presidential Profiles: Declan Kelly – ‘The Dark Horse’

Declan Kelly a third year BA Politics and Geography student who wants to be a fresh representative in the Students’ Union who’ve never been represented before. Kelly, who has never been involved in the SU before, nor held a high…

Student Services Guarantee Levy Funding To Be “Ringfenced”

UCD Student Services have confirmed that in the event that the upcoming Student Levy referendum is passed, the money from the levy will be “ringfenced” for the new student centre and student services in general. In a meeting with The…

ExxonMobil vs The State: How Governments Can Lower Corporate CO2 Emissions

A report released in 2017 found that over half of all global emissions since 1988 have been produced by just 25 companies. When you take into account the 100 most environmentally damaging companies, known as the ‘Carbon Majors’, that figure…

OPINION: What We Should Take From The Consent App Story

On Monday, The UCD School of Computer Science apologised for an email that was forwarded to all Stage three Computer Science students from a UCD Medical Student searching for an app developer for his app ‘Consent’. The story was picked…