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Month: July 2020

Masters of Education Students Receive €1 million from Department

The Department of Education has promised ring-fenced funding of €1 million for students undertaking a Professional Master of Education (PME). Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, announced today that an additional €1 million will…

BREAKING: UCD Expects One Metre Distancing On Campus, Against Government Guidance

University College Dublin (UCD) is still working under the expectation of 1-metre physical distance measures on campus in the upcoming Trimester, despite recent guidance from government suggesting a 2-metre distance. Sources have told The College Tribune that the University expects…

Big Spenders: Construction Firm Receives Over €80 million from UCD

It has emerged that UCD has paid over €80 million to JJ Rhatigan & Co. contractors so far to finance the ongoing construction of student residences on campus. The €82,032,228.39 sum has been disclosed following a Freedom of Information request…

Mandatory Face Coverings On Campus: Advice for Students

In light of students returning to campus in September, the Department of Education published the ‘Practical Guidance for Further and Higher Education for Returning to On-site Education 2020’. Third level institutions must comply with the 2 metre social distancing regulation…

Direct Provision Residents Undergo Hunger Strike, Protesting “Inhumane” Conditions

Residents of the Direct Provision Centre in Cahersiveen have gone on hunger strike to protest their “inhumane” living conditions. The hunger strike began on the morning of Tuesday July 28th and follows calls for the centres closure by its residents and…

A New Era For Dublin’s Lord Mayor | Interviewing Hazel Chu

From the daughter of an immigrant to the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu is the Green Party’s talented new Chair for Dublin City Council. Recently coming into the role of Lord Mayor, The College Tribune interviewed Chu on achieving…

Resigned Young Greens Allege ‘Ageism’ and ‘Sexism’

Ten of University College Dublin’s (UCD) Young Greens committee members have resigned following alleged experiences of “ageism” and “sexism” in the Green Party in recent months and as a result of the passing of the ‘Programme for Government’. Committee members…

Mass Resignation From UCD Young Greens

Ten committee members of UCD Young Greens have resigned from the youth branch of the party and from their roles on the committee. This mass resignation amounts to almost two-thirds, 10 of 16, of the committee members having resigned at…

NWC and Minister Harris to Address Concerning Sexual Violence Statistics in Third-Level Institutions

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, met with the National Women’s Council this morning to implement a “zero tolerance policy” in relation to sexual violence and harassment in further and higher education. The NWC…

International Students Long for College Experience and People More than Degree

University College Dublin (UCD) is considered Ireland’s largest international university. It is home to over 6,000 international students that make up 29% of the student population, according to then most recent registration figures. Each International student that decides to attend UCD has unique experiences throughout their college career as they navigate not only trying to receive a degree from a highly competitive university, but deal with moving to an entirely different country, most often completely by themselves.

UCD Graduate Courses See Spike In costs

The University College Dublin student’s union (UCDSU) announced on Wednesday July 22nd that they “fully support” Medical Students calls for a freeze on the fees for graduate medicine students, which have been increasing annually since 2017. In a statement released…

E.T. Probe Home?! The Co-vid testing scandal

Due to a severe shortage of Covid tests, some patients opted for strange measures.  The Covid testing site based deep in the Courtown forest, was just one of many strange consequences of the Coronavirus crisis, and gained national news coverage, as the Irish public entered phase two of restrictions. These scam testing sites popped up all across the country, bringing plenty of tourism to previously unheard-of villages, such as Moon Coin.