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Effects of Brexit for UK students in UCD will be “minimised” says President Deeks

UCD President Andrew Deeks has said the college will act to “minimise” any potential rise in tuition fees for British or Northern Irish students looking to study in UCD after Britain leaves the EU. The college President has said he…

Long-Awaited Cassells Report into Third-Level Funding Crisis Released

The cost of funding the higher education sector will need to increase by €600 million a year by 2021 stated the Cassells Report, which was released today. The report, officially titled “Investing in National Ambition” has said colleges and universities…

UCD Undergrads Find Solutions to Food, Sport, and Accomodation Problems on Campus with Innovation Elective Innitative

  ‘Entrepreneurial Endeavour’ is an elective module offered by the UCD Innovation Academy to students, which aims to foster creative thinking, problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset. The Tribune sat in on one of their classes that focused on identifying…

Just €500 Million the Difference Between Free College Education and a Loan Scheme Say USI

The difference between totally free college education and a student loan scheme could be just €500 million stated out-going USI President Kevin Donohue. The Cassells report into the future government funding options for colleges and universities is now 8-months late….

SU Occupation of President Deeks Office Abandoned Despite 7% Increase in On-Campus Costs

UCD on-campus accommodation prices are set to rise by 7% for the coming academic term, representing a 20% hike in fees in two years. The College Tribune can report a proposed occupation of university President Andrew Deeks’ office by the…

Dublin Buskers: Alex

A glowing and exotic melody drew me around the corner of Suffolk Street to the front of St Andrew’s Church where Alessandro ‘Alex’ was serenading Molly Malone with his bright and balmy guitar tunes. I instantly recognised the flowing harmonics…

Shock and Awe – The Imperial War Museum, London

While in London I found myself with a Saturday to kill, which of course landed me in a museum for several hours. That is not to say that I don’t relish such an opportunity, but with the abundance of museums…

Student Health Service Will Not Move to New Facilities Despite High Pressure on System

The €50 million extension which brought the student and sports centres together under one roof remains unfinished almost four years after its opening. The oversubscribed Student Health and Counselling Services were, according to the original plan for the centre, set…

Candlelit Tales – A Once Upon a Time occasion not to be missed

It’s Wednesday night, I try to slip into the packed crowd. The atmosphere is brimming with excitement and Guinness perfume, some candles are weakly flickering against the deep red, rather kitschy, wallpaper in the upper room of the Stag’s Head….

Tallonn, Tallinn, Talloutt

Those looking for a reasonably priced city break would do well to book themselves a seat on the next flight to Estonia’s sunny capital, Tallinn. Located on the Gulf of Finland, some 80km across the bay from its Finnish counterpart…

The Ireland Funds Launches Business Plan Competition Worth €16,000

The Ireland Funds Business Plan Competition 2016, which opened for entries on Monday, March 7th, is seeking innovative business ideas from Ireland’s early stage entrepreneurs. Now in its fifth year, this competition invites students and recent graduates from Ireland and…

News in Focus: Persuasion and Presidents – The Changing Course of Elections

The greatest pantomime on earth, also known as the US Presidential election, is getting into full swing as the race for the Democrat and Republican nominations nears its end. This election will mark a significant change in the way the…