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Month: January 2020

Small Socs! The Politics & International Relations Society (PolSoc)

Today’s Small-Soc’s piece takes a look at the UCD Politics and International Relations Society (PolSoc). Founded in 2016, PolSoc is one of the university’s fastest growing societies with an ever-increasing membership already having reached 400+ members. Aiming to provide an…

IUA Expand Scholarship Opportunities for Young Scientists

One of the most prominent youth competitions in Ireland, the ‘BT Young Scientist and Technologist Exhibition, has received a huge boost from the Irish University’s Association (IUA). The association, which includes UCD among other prestigious third level institutions, have expanded…

EDITORIAL: The Disinvitation of Jason Evert was a Grave Mistake

EDIT: This is an updated article. The attached editorial contains an amended version which reflects new information brought to the College Tribune. This article is an amended version of an editorial published in the College Tribune on January 28th, entitled…

Walk Safe Calls Down by 62% since 2017

The total calls made to the UCD ‘’Walk Safe Service’’ have decreased by 62% over the last three years, the College Tribune reports.  Figures acquired by the College Tribune of calls made to the ‘’UCD Walk Safe Service’’ from the…

Why You Should Care About Your Data

In 2018, the world was shaken when it was revealed that the data of up to 87 million Facebook users had been harvested by a political consulting firm called Cambridge Analytica (CA) which had done work for Donald Trump’s 2016…

Belfield Papers: Case Closed?

In November 2019, the College Tribune discovered highly sensitive UCD documents open to student access. Included in these files were payroll reports, employee bank account details, PPS numbers and details of TD donations to student political societies. After the UCD…

Record Level Grants see UCD’s Revenue Grow

UCD has cast a solidifying blow of reassurance towards a recent wave of concerns over the level of funding available to third-level educational institutions in Ireland, with the fiscal year ending 2018 boasting a rise in both income and annual…

UCD Take Easy Route in Empty 5-year Strategy

UCD recently released their strategy document for the period 2020-2024. Named ‘Rising to the Future’ this document’s overall aim is to continue to flourish in an “age of unprecedented opportunity and challenge”. The strategy is based around four central themes…

Student Union Officers Have So Far Fulfilled 52% of Manifesto Promises

  It’s the beginning of Semester 2, so we thought we’d take a closer look at our Student Union Sabbatical Officers. Union candidates have a history of promising a lot in their campaigns and not always following through. It’s over…