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JK Rowling faces controversy over gender terminology tweets

Harry Potter author JK Rowling, 54, is facing a tide of online criticism following her recent tweets which some interpreted as transphobic. The controversy began on Saturday 6th June when Rowling responded to a month-old Devex article on Twitter that…

“The Government Is Constraining Us Like Hell” | Patrick Paul Walsh on the Slow Death of the University

Conor Capplis – Editor   The government’s decade-long underfunding of universities has presented the sector with a myriad of issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed unreliable non-exchequer sources of income. Staff and students nationwide are crying out for the…

Student Stories: Final Years Leave With Emotional Anti-Climax

For most UCD students, the end of the exam period is met with heavy sighs of relief. Finally, the burden of online exams and radically altered assessment comes to an end. For some students however, the end of the exam…

Mature Student Diaries: Am I An Entrepreneur Now?

The first time I wrote about this undertaking in my life, I had been on campus for a total of three days and was completely panic stricken and full of fear. I am a mature student, back in college, now…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: What’s Bertie up to now? | Education, Politics, Brexit and More

Bertie Ahern served as Taoiseach from 1997-2008, having also served as Minister for Finance and Minister for Labour during his political career. He is currently Co-Chair of the InterAction Council of Former Heads of State and Government. The College Tribune’s…

Interview: USI’s Craig McHugh on Ireland’s “Enormous” University Funding Crisis

The government’s decade-long underfunding of universities has presented the sector with a myriad of issues, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed unreliable non-exchequer sources of income. Staff and students nationwide are crying out for the government to take action and…

Celebrating Belfield’s Architecture 50 Years On | UCD Festival

As a UCD student, it is hard to imagine that the vast 330 acres of Belfield’s campus were not always flooded with people. Prior to 1970, the official opening of the Arts, Law and Commerce building (now the Newman building),…

Heart-Warming Message from RDS Exam Guy Alan Hunter

It’s exam season in UCD, and as ever, students are scrambling to cram in as much as study as possible on a bare amount of sleep and questionable amounts of caffeine. This year, however, is very different to any previous…

Super-Lecturers: What UCD Staff Are Doing to Save Lives

Sample testing, developing biotechnology, mapping virus clusters and performing clinical trials; University College Dublin (UCD) is home to a wide range of people who have worked extensively over the past number of months to develop lifesaving equipment, techniques and solutions…

Mature Student Diaries: Being a Mum and Getting That 1.1

March 12th, when we were all told to go home from our lovely new adventure in UCD, seems like a lifetime ago. Here we are, six weeks in and the lockdown has gone from being wildly unintelligible, dare I say…

Advice For Students Dealing With Anxiety | UCD Chaplaincy

In the summer of 2013, I received the most ludicrous phone call of my life. It was from a Garda who informed me that I had been fined €1,400 and sentenced to seven days in prison for three violations of…

Mature Student Diaries: Keeping Up With College – And The Kids Too!

Since February, when I started attending UCD’s Innovation Academy, we’ve been presented with a variety of daily challenges, everything from building lego ducks (not kidding) to real life industry problems, to doing some empathy research on umbrellas (yes fellow students,…