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End Of The Line For Student Fee Compensation Movement

Conor Anderson, incoming University College Dublin (UCD) Students’ Union president, informed students that the university is not set to be compensating fees due to Covid-19 crisis. In a post to the Facebook group ‘Students for Fees Compensation’, Anderson outlines the response…

Trinity Provost Calls for Creation of Department of Higher Education

Calls for the introduction of a Department of Higher Education and Research grow as Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin, signalled his support for its establishment in an article for The Irish Times on Tuesday.  The Provost’s voice…

Three Contest UCDSU Graduate Officer By-Election

Three postgraduate students are contesting the race for Graduate Officer at University College Dublin (UCD) Students’ Union (SU). Following the election of five executive officers in May, the position for Graduate Officer was left vacant, leading the Returning Office to…

“The Government Is Constraining Us Like Hell” | Patrick Paul Walsh on the Slow Death of the University

Conor Capplis – Editor   The government’s decade-long underfunding of universities has presented the sector with a myriad of issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed unreliable non-exchequer sources of income. Staff and students nationwide are crying out for the…

Success In Sight For NovaUCD’s Student Start-Ups

Last week, the 2020 NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition was launched. The competition, which is being run digitally in light of Covid-19 restrictions, will see early-stage student start-ups go through an intensive 4-week mentoring programme in NovaUCD, UCD’s hub of innovation-related…

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…