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University of Limerick to Limit In-Person College to One Week Per Month

Students at the University of Limerick (UL) will return to campus for just one week a month in an effort to minimise the risk of transmission of the coronavirus. First year students will be allowed on campus for four weeks…

Government Releases Strategy for Increasing Traveller Participation in Higher Education

On the 4th of July, the Irish Government published their National Action Plan (NAP) for Increasing Traveller Participation in Higher Education. The plan was originally launched last November by TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor in TU Dublin, on World Access to…

Soapbox Science returns with Facebook and Youtube livestream.

This coming weekend 12 female scientists are to discuss their research in science, technology, engineering mathematics and medicine (STEMM) at the Soapbox Science Dublin 2020, one of the 40 Soapbox Science events taking place this year. Due to restrictions in…

Undergrads at UCD to spend 40-60% of Studies In Person

On July 8th, Deputy President and Registrar of University College Dublin (UCD) Mark Rogers announced to current students via email the plan for the upcoming academic year, stating that “your education remains our top priority.” The communication is the first…

Irish Exchange Students Face U.S Deportation Amid Transition To Online Learning

On Monday 6 July, The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that any exchange students that are currently studying or beginning to study for Autumn in America must leave the country or risk deportation. The ruling states that…

Censorship Controversy Sees Rebrand for Confucius Institutes

The Ministry for Education in China has decided to rebrand its Confucius Institutes as centres for “language exchange and cooperation”.  This decision may see the UCD Confucius Institute, which was completed last year, rebranded accordingly. The decision by the Chinese…

Lecturers Miss Student Engagement the Most during Online Learning

Last semester the UCD learning experience was flipped on its head as in-person teaching was suspended and the announcement made that teaching would be moving online. The College Tribune spoke to lecturers Judy Walsh, Dr Karen Smith, and Dr Mary McAuliffe from UCD’s School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice about their experience of online-teaching and the challenges it posed.

UCD Hosts Online Anti-Racism Talk With UCD Academics

UCD (University College Dublin) academics Dr. Ebun Joseph and Dr. Alice Feldman led a talk on Thursday 2nd July entitled So What Next: Becoming Anti-Racist via Zoom. The talk was part of UCD Alumni’s In Conversation series. Dr. Ebun Joseph…

UCD Student Spread Positivity To Frontline Workers During Pandemic

During the challenging times we have faced these past few months, it has been hard to stay positive, however UCD Psychology student Mikayla Morton has decided to help brighten the days of many frontline workers who were working tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 13 April, Morton and her family received the news that her grandmother tested positive for Covid-19. After fighting the virus for a few days, she tragically passed. Morton spoke to the College Tribune about this heart-breaking experience.

Lessons I learnt from loss

Over the past five months, many have had to deal with the loss of loved ones, and not being able to see their family. Our opinion writer Jessica McCarthy shares her story of dealing with loss and what she learned.

USI “Committed to Working” With New Higher Education Ministry Following Meeting With Minister Harris

The newly-appointed Minister for Further and Higher Education, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris has said there is “much to do” following a “constructive” meeting with representatives of the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) on July 2nd.  Minister Harris met…

UCDSU Welfare Officer Pens Letter to Ministers Regarding Sex Education

In response to the release and publication of the USI’s Sexual Experiences survey, UCD welfare officer Ruairí Power has emailed Ministers Joe McHugh and Mary Mitchell O’Connor welcoming the “commitments to the implementation of the report recommendations”. Along with this…