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Nagargoje Pulls out of C&E Election, Handing Union Position to Gray

Rekha Vishnu Nagargoje has pulled out of the Students’ Union (SU) election race for Campaigns & Engagement (C&E) Officer. The graduate student is the third candidate to bow out from the C&E race, leaving current LGBTQ Campaign Coordinator Leighton Gray…

UCD Waives Extenuating Circumstances Requirements

The Extenuating Circumstances Policy of UCD has been altered to fit COVID-19 Special Arrangements. Students are no longer required to provide a ‘Formal Statement of Circumstances’ verified by supporting evidence to validify their requests for extenuating circumstances. Students must still,…

Always Leading: Lessons From Lancaster

In these heady times for Leinster Rugby, it’s easy to forget the low ebb the province found itself at this time four seasons ago. A convincing defeat in the Pro 12 final to Connacht coupled with a discouraging fourth-place finish…

Erasmus Students Offered Reflective Essay In Place Of Lost Credits Abroad

In the unprecedented times of Covid-19, UCD has been putting measures in place to allow students to continue their learning. Students who are currently studying abroad have been particularly affected and in recent days university staff have put in place…

“We Have The Necessary Supports” – UCD Introduces New Measures, Rejecting No-Detriment

UCD has extended the end of trimester exams by one week in order to give students “the best spread of assessments as possible” and to allow “more time to prepare and complete assessments.” A number of assessments will also be…

Get Active with TRIBE Charity and FM104

Get Active with TRIBE Charity and FM104 Let’s face it. Being in lockdown is a little repetitive. You have squeezed every cent out of your Netflix subscription, exercise has transformed into a monotonous daily chore and dragging yourself to your…

SU Elections 2020: Surprise Move as Katie O’Dea Drops Out of C&E Race

In a surprise announcement, the current Campaigns & Engagement (C&E) Officer for UCD Students’ Union (SU) has pulled out of the race for her re-election. In a statement online, the incumbent explained her year has been “a difficult one at…

UCD Professor Receives Research Grant of €2.5 million

Professor Gerardine Meaney from the UCD School of English, Drama and Film has been one of the first two Irish women to have been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant on March 31st, 2020 for her study…

Pressure Mounts to Adopt UCD ‘No-Detriment’ Policy as Student Petition Blows Up

Pressure is mounting on UCD management to adopt a “No-Detriment” policy for the remainder of the trimester as thousands of students back calls for academic leniency amid the COVID-19 crisis.  Earlier this week, UCD student Edie Connors started a petition…

Film Retrospective: What we can learn from ‘Gangs of New York’

Flawed but magnificent – Scorsese’s sprawling epic escapes the pitfalls of perfection to be something much greater. This dark, fascinating exploration of civilisation dives into the cesspit of 1860s New York as tribal gangs vie for supremacy.  Daniel Day-Lewis delivers…

Netflix Recommendations

Lovesick Series ★ ★ ★ ★ Lovesick (4 stars):  In Lovesick (amusingly formerly titled Scrotal Recall) the show’s protagonist Dylan learns in the opening minutes of the pilot that he has contracted chlamydia. Dylan decides to personally call each of…

Film Review: Emma

Film Review: Emma ★ ★ ★ ★   Autumn de Wilde’s vision of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ is everything one could expect from an adaptation of the classic novel – it’s overstated, witty and incredibly charming. However, setting it apart from the…