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Year: 2020

Saturday Classes “Incredibly Unfair” and “Not Practical” | Letter to the Editor

The following letter is in response to University College Dublin’s (UCD) proposed university structures for Trimester 1 in Autumn 2020. National health guidelines will pose “significant challenges” to maintaining face-to-face college as we know it, with plans to adopt “hybrid”…

UCD Spent Almost €15 million On Off-Campus Residential Properties

University College Dublin (UCD) has spent €14.8 million on off-campus residential properties since the presidency of former UCD President Hugh Brady. The College Tribune can reveal that UCD has purchased 19 residential properties in Dublin over the last 17 years…

REVEALED: Report Shows What UCD Will Look Like in Autumn – Very Different

Hybrid learning, no exams in the RDS, late September start, Saturday classes, specified student groups to share classes with, and not a lot of mixing; here’s what Autumn 2020 will look like in University College Dublin (UCD).  In an email…

Student Stories: Final Years Leave With Emotional Anti-Climax

For most UCD students, the end of the exam period is met with heavy sighs of relief. Finally, the burden of online exams and radically altered assessment comes to an end. For some students however, the end of the exam…

Mature Student Diaries: Am I An Entrepreneur Now?

The first time I wrote about this undertaking in my life, I had been on campus for a total of three days and was completely panic stricken and full of fear. I am a mature student, back in college, now…

Union of Students in Ireland Elects Second Term President For First Time In A Decade

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) today held its Congress involving the election of the 2020-2021 Executive Team. The Union’s incumbent President, Lorna Fitzpatrick, was re-elected for the first time in a decade.  USI represents the 374,000 third level…

HEA Predicts Mass College Place Deferrals Next Year

Due to the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, most leaving cert students will defer college places this year, according to an unpublished report from the HEA.  The report from May 2020 cites many reasons as to why a mass…

Gemma O’Doherty Protested On My Beach And Got Upstaged By Some Local Fools

Since the country has shut down in light of this darn plague we’re experiencing, I’ve been working from home. Recently, I’ve spent most of my time as a student journalist covering things happening in Dublin. As a native of Louth,…

Students Warned Not to Commit to Accommodation Until Clarity on Next Term

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and national housing charity Threshold today warned students against committing to accommodation in the absence of clarity on what college attendance will look like in September 2020. The organisations aim to protect students…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: What’s Bertie up to now? | Education, Politics, Brexit and More

Bertie Ahern served as Taoiseach from 1997-2008, having also served as Minister for Finance and Minister for Labour during his political career. He is currently Co-Chair of the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government. The College Tribune’s…

Government Denies Colleges of Additional Funds Despite Half a Billion Loss

The Department of Education has said they are not in a position to provide any additional funding to third level institutions despite a projected financial loss of €508 million in the sector. The Department will only provide additional support in…

The College Tribune Announces New Co-Editors

The College Tribune is delighted to announce that two new Co-Editors have been appointed to edit Ireland’s largest independent student newspaper for the next year. Stephan Kisbey-Green (pictured left) and Luke Murphy (pictured right) have been selected by a team…