College Tribune

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Month: April 2019

UCD Elects Majority Female SU Sabbatical Team For 2019/20

UCD students elected a female majority sabbatical team last night after a marathon 15-hour count, with fourth-year Law and Social Justice student Joanna Siewierska being elected SU President. Siewierska was elected on the third count with 1697 votes out of…

In Conversation With: Fatima Osman

“This won’t ever become my career but I’m glad it’s going so well” Fatima Osman is busy. Not just law student-busy. Not just DJ-busy. Her weekdays consist of studying, going to class and working at a local prosecutor’s office. Her…

The Importance Of College Friendships

As I come towards the final semester of my undergraduate degree, I look at how different my life is since I’ve arrived here. My perspectives on certain things have evolved into ideas that I could never have imagined. Everyone talks…

The Greta Thunberg Effect

The planets temperature has risen by just under 1° Celsius since the 19th century most of which occurred in the last thirty years, sea levels are rising, ice sheets are melting and 2016 was the warmest year on record. These…

Getting Through Your Mid-College Crisis

Ah the Mid-College Crisis! That abominable feeling that sweeps you off your feet at the halfway point of college, with the realisation that you’re almost out in the real world, fending for yourself. It’s the sudden and rapid understanding that…

Exit From Brexit

The EU has agreed to allow the UK to extend the Brexit deadline. Theresa May sought to have it extended until 30th June. However, with European Parliamentary elections due to be held on the 23rd of May. The UK has…

UCDSU Election Candidates: Final Analysis

Three of this year’s races are uncontested; Katie O’Dea, Conor Anderson and Brian Treacy are the only candidates running for the roles of C&C Officer, Graduate Officer and Education Officer, respectively. All ran competent campaigns. Anderson’s being relatively low-key, as…

DanceSoc Breach Referendum Rules By Supporting Levy

UCD DanceSoc last night breached UCD Students Union referendum rules by supporting a Yes vote in this weeks student levy referendum. The referendum is to determine if UCD will extend the current student levy for up to 20 years to…

Student Levy Referendum: Vote No

The vote on the whether the students of UCD agree with an increase on the student levy is not as promised by the yes side an opportunity for the students to invest in the future of their campus but is…

Student Levy Referendum: Vote Yes

UCD’s campus offers its students some of the best facilities in Ireland, but it can do better. More room for societies, more space for sports, more time for gym members. UCD’s population has increased from 21,140 students in 2005/06 to…