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Mind, Body & Soul

Over the years, UCDSU hasn’t had the best reputation among students. Known for creating egos and the infamous “hacks”, it’s quite easy to make fun of our Students’ Union. Often seen as a clique, the only way in was to…


Records Smashed at the 2015 Emmy Awards

They say that we are living in a new “golden age” of television, and the act of sitting and watching television shows for hours on end is no longer deemed unacceptable, lazy or pointless. In the 1940s, television was described…



Grime originated from East London in the early 2000s and since then it hasn’t migrated very far. There are alcoves of grime in Japan and there’s some heavily grime influenced hip hop in Ireland (check out God Knows + MynameisjOhn)….


Same Same But Different

Tech editor Graham Harkness takes a look at the new iPhone 6s The new iPhone 6s is due to come out this week. Will it break the traditional apple cycle of introducing small changes over its predecessor or will it…


Book Fund Launched for Students in Financial Difficulty

UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU) has launched a Book Fund to help cover the costs of books for students in financial difficulty. The Fund is part of a partnership between UCDSU and the Campus Bookstore. The system allows for four levels…


Suas 8×8 Festival Comes to UCD

Suas, an educational development charity, will be bringing its 8×8 Festival to UCD from 28th September to 2nd October, in conjunction with UCD Suas Group and UCD Students’ Union (UCDSU). Suas describes 8×8 as a “development-focused festival with a world…


Editorial: A Half Dead Man Comments on Life

Recently, I’ve had a string of very good days. Some of them were good because something spectacular was going on around me; Body&Soul, driving across Germany, graduating from UCD. These days are always fantastic because they’re new, and exciting, and…


News in Focus: QS Rankings, University Funding and EY

Cian Carton examines how the debates over the QS World Rankings and third level-funding in Ireland and could be a minor sideshow to a different issue.  The release of the latest update of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings was…


Who is Diplo?

Having sold out in just two days, those of you lucky enough to have grabbed tickets at the SU Shops around campus before they sold probably already know who this musical mastermind is. But for those unfortunates who either didn’t…


Survey Claims that Driving is a “Must” for Graduate Jobs

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a company which provides replacement vehicles and courtesy cars in Ireland, has released the results of survey on students’ perceptions of driving. 1, 500 students in second and third-level education, along with recent graduates, took part in the…


Memorial Football Match Held for Berkley Victim

Staff and students from the School of History and Archives came together on Thursday 24th September to hold a football match in memory of Niccolai Schuster, one of three UCD students who died in the Berkley balcony collapse in June….


Welsh Dragon Roars over London as English Roses Wither under Twickenham Glare.

Familiarity breeds confidence. That’s the idea at least. In competition with Australia, Wales and Fiji to survive the group of death the English would have considered this the easiest game before them. They had beaten the Welsh in three previous…