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Blessed Oktoberfest is upon us. Traditionally, taking place in the two weeks leading up to the first Sunday in October, Oktoberfest is a German folk festival from the province of Bayern (Bavaria) that has been in existence since 1810. After…

An é túsa an noinín i measc na neantógaí?

Do a lán daoine, nuair a smaoinítear ar an drama “An Triail”, smaoinítear ar an Ard Teastas. B’fhéidir go raibh sé an píosa den scrúdú ab fhearr leat, agus b’fhéidir go raibh suim agat agus tú ag scríobh faoi na…

Film In Review: It

Andy Muschietti’s highly anticipated adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name hit our screens this week, and has been breaking records ever since. The monster-hit took in €10.9 million in its opening week, putting it on track…

Science Tech

UCD Conway Festival 2017

The 2017 UCD Conway Festival of Research & Innovation got under way last week with lectures and presentations by leading scientists from varied fields. The festival, now in its seventeenth year, serves to highlight the substantial scientific research and innovation…

Gaeilge

Samhradh le VO san Ind

Is tasc fíordheacar é cur síos a dhéanamh ar mo thaithí le UCD Saorálaithe thar sáile. Anuraidh thaisteal mé chuig an Ind theas le VO agus d’oibrigh mé leis na mic léinn eile i ndílleachtlann agus scoil ann. Mhúineamar sa…

The Graduate: 50 Years On

50 years ago, The Graduate was released and soon became widely regarded as the cinematic epitome of sixties’ suburban America. The 1967 film was a slow burner; it’s popularity came from word of mouth on college campuses, but from there,…

An Intern’s Experience of the Society of Legal Scholars Conference

Daniel Forde recounts his working experience at the recent Legal Scholars’ Conference. The Society of Legal Scholars Conference took place in the Sutherland  School of Law over the 5th-8th of September, and this author had the privilege to be a…

European State of the Union Explainer

Who is Jean-Claude Juncker? Jean-Claude Juncker is the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg and current president of the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union (EU). This means he is nominally the President of the EU, but due…

Albums In Review

Concrete And Gold: The Foo Fighters Any hopes that the Foo Fighters would modify their sound may have been long flushed down the toilet. The reliability of that solid anthemic aura was stretched so far along the years that it…

UCD up to 75th Place in QS Graduate Employability Rankings

UCD has risen up to 75th place in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings. They aim to measure how successful today’s students are at securing a top job after graduation. Universities are scored on employer reputation, alumni outcomes,…

Student Rooms Turned into Executive Development Centre on Blackrock Campus

UCD opened its new €5 Million Executive Development Centre at the Blackrock campus earlier this month. The centre, which is part of the Smurfit School of Business, will offer over 50 courses to potential students, complementing the current offerings of…

Editorial

A Wild Few Weeks Rachel O’Neill – Editor The last two weeks have been a bit crazy in UCD and I’m still trying to wrap my head around the whole thing. The pictures that emerged of our SU President at…