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Eoin Holohan

Holocaust Survivor Tomi Reichental Visits UCD

UCD Philosophy Society in conjunction with German Soc hosted Tomi Reichental, Holocaust survivor of the notorious Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen on Tuesday March 31st. In his second trip to UCD Mr. Reichental spoke for two hours to students about his…

UCD Student Takes Second Place In The GradIreland Student Challenge

Desmond Seepersad,a final year Engineering student from UCD, has been awarded second place at the Gradireland National Student Challenge. The competition involved six extremely difficult tasks set by some of Ireland’s top graduate employers. This online competition involves verbal reasoning;…

Convenor Elections – Lexi Kilmartin and Conor Viscardi, Arts and Human Science

With elections for the new Arts and Human Science Officer position for the UCD Students Union looming, troche the College Tribune decided to catch up with candidates Lexi Kilmartin and Conor Viscardi. First year history and politics student Lexi Kilmartin…

UCD philosophy society hosts world renowned speaker Professor Richard Swinburne

UCD’s Philosophy Society has hosted a lecture by prominent philosopher Professor Richard Swinburne. The lec­ture took place on the 4th of February in Theatre O of the Newman building where Professor Swinburne addressed the UCD School of Philosophy and UCD…

Survey Reveals 85% of UCD Students Are Unaware Of What Constitutes ‘Binge Drinking’

The College Tribune conducted a survey to assess student drinking levels in UCD,  and attitudes towards alcohol in general following a report issued by UCC which found large levels of hazardous alcohol consumption among 2,275 undergraduates. Of the students surveyed,…

UCD Psychology Labs Aid In Creation Of Mental Health App

‘CopeSmart’ is a mobile app for young people and students which aims to foster positive mental health though emotional self-awareness and the promotion of positive coping strategies. The information presented in the app is based on the work of Professor…

Irish Students Estimated To Spend €11,000 In College Expenses This Year

A recent survey conducted by the College Tribune has shed some light the pressures felt by students to both fund their education and their lifestyle while at university. It was found that 24% of students will personally spend in excess…

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New ‘College X’ Initiative for Campus Residents

The UCD Students’ Union in association with the Student Residents association have launched a campaign to promote the wellbeing of students living on campus. The ‘College X’ initiative is organising a series of weekly events over the first semester of…

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UCD Ranks #5 in Producing VC Entrepreneurs in Europe

UCD has ranked #5 in producing VC entrepreneurs in Europe in a recent report carried out by Pitchbook. UCD is the only Irish University to rank in the top ten places in this report.  Venture capital (VC) is financial capital provided to early-stage,…

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UCD Campus Ban Cigarettes

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes will no longer be available to purchase on campus from Monday the first of September. The ban is a result of the UCD Health Promotion Committee’s proposal for a smoke free campus, diagnosis who suggested this to…

President Higgins Visits Quinn School of Business

President Michael D. Higgins visited the Quinn School of Business on Thursday 2oth of February to mark the first student based event of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative.     The campaign seeks to promote an examination of national ethics and…

UCD Saint Vincent de Paul Launch Homeless Week

The UCD Society of St. Vincent de Paul (UCDSVP) Homeless Week will be taking place from the 4th to the 6th of November. This annual charity event is to raise awareness and to raise funds for homelessness in Ireland. The…