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The Challenge of Running Constructive Consent Classes in University

The idea that the giving and receiving of consent should be taught is a relatively new concept. Schools in Ireland were, and still are, caught up with exposing children to graphic images of STD riddled genitalia and filling them with…

The Rising Tide and Power of the Podcast: An Interview With Alison Spittle

Features editor Rachel O’Neill sits down with stand-up comedian and podcaster Alison Spittle, to talk about the growing popularity of podcasts, and what’s it’s like to be a women in comedy.     Alison Spittle has been lighting up the…

Winds of Change: An Interview with the New Dean of Students Jason Last

Dr Jason Last was recently appointed to a new role in UCD’s management, the Dean of Students. There was a similar previous role, the ‘vice-President for Students’, which was abolished from the college management structure for the last number of…

No Public Bidding Process for Student Centre Top Floor Building Contracts

  No public bidding process took place for the building contracts to furnish the Student Centre top floor. Works to construct offices for the Director of Student Services Dominic O’Keefe and his team on the top floor of the new…

UCD Signs up to Campaign Tackling Sexual Harassment in Irish Colleges

UCD is partnering with the National Women’s Council of Ireland and several other universities for a campaign looking to tackle sexual harassment and assault on college campuses. UCD was the first major university to come on board, and now UCC,…

Irish Universities Have Seen a 22% Cut in Library Staff Since Recession

Irish university libraries have seen an average reduction of 22% in staffing levels since the recession, with UCD experiencing one of the largest staff cuts. While the declines began to occur in the late 2008s during the last recession, staff…

Plans for €12.5 Million Five Storey Car Park by Water Tower Scrapped

UCD’s long held plans for a large five storey car park beside the water tower have were dropped over funding issues. The commuting facility was planned to provide 583 car parking spaces, as well as 617 bicycle spaces, and shower…

Editorial: UCD Must Take Responsibility for Tackling Sexual Harassment on Campus

The rise in the number of students reporting incidents of sexual assault and harassment to UCD campus services shows the the college can no longer shirk their responsibility to victims. It’s not disputed that any victim of a sexual assault…

Coleman’s Brutal Injury Overshadows Positive Irish Performance Against Wales

Ireland’s solid performance against Wales in the Aviva last Friday was overshadowed by Séamus Coleman’s unfortunate and brutal injury. The game was tensely fought and Ireland held what has been a high scoring Wales side to a nil all stalemate….

Shag Carpets Introduced across UCD

Students returned to UCD earlier this week to discover the floor in each campus building had been laid with new shag carpets. The carpet style, which hurdled out of date somewhere around 1995, is expected to surely come back into…

Lecturer Awkwardly spends Entire YouTube Video Trying to get the Sound to Work

Third year commerce students came out of a lecture this past Monday in which a lecturer had been thoroughly confused by technology. Half way through the class the professor said he wanted to show students a YouTube video. However, things…

Michael Conlan Sparkles on St Patrick’s Day Pro Boxing Debut

St Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration occasion for the Irish (and, quite often, non-Irish) people the world over.  March 17th 2017 proved a particularly special occasion for boxer Michael Conlan.  While much of the rest of the world…