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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…

The Best COVID-19 Takeaways

What strange times we live in. Locked up in our homes, constrained to a 2km radius by law and working/studying whilst lounging in our beds. Happily, there remains one constant; food! Granted, we can’t physically visit our favourite places. But,…

Planning For A World When We Can Shake Hands Again

You know that door-opens-into-a-portal thing they show in Sci-Fi shows, where a person opens a door and steps into a new realm? The day we opened that door was the 12th of March, because things just became fuzzy from then….

WHAT’S HOT: Great Student Reads During Home Isolation

So uh.. this is all quite awkward, isn’t it?  With most of us here in UCD on our third or fourth week in isolation, there is a growing unrest in the general population, as we run out of hair to…

Quarantine Bucket List

We are creatures of habit. We find comfort in routine, in getting a morning coffee, in seeing that same stranger at the bus stop every morning, in looking forward to a few drinks on a Friday.  As a college student,…

Green Lockdown: Staying Sustainable During COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has had a beneficial impact on greenhouse gas emissions. Fewer cars on the road, and fewer businesses running, have caused our collective carbon footprint to drastically drop. The air over China and Italy is clear, yet this…

Food Review: Pitt Bros

Pitt Bros George’s Street, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★   € € George’s Street makes yet another appearance in the College Tribune food column, this week in the form of Pitt Bros BBQ. As the name suggests, this casual eatery caters…

Art in our Back Garden: UCD’s Sculpture Trail

From Wind and Water at the Upper Lake to the Tremor in O’Brien Centre for Science, we’ve all walked past them but never paid them any heed, other than snapping their photos when we first arrived at UCD as freshers…

Food Review: Chimac

★★★★ €€ Nestled tidily on Aungier Street, Chimac rustled a few feathers when it opened a while back, claiming to bring what they promised to be the best chicken burger Dublin had ever seen. A bold claim which, much to…

Environmental Workshop Fosters Cross-Society Collaboration

Master of Public Administration in Development Practice student Charlotte Thumser organised a workshop titled ‘Connecting for the Future – Mainstreaming the SGDs at UCD’ on 17th February to explore the SDGs. UCD’s student societies, clubs and campaigns might all be…

Food Review: PÁNG

PÁNG, Kevin Street Lower, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★    € € Pang is a Vietnamese-inspired casual eatery which specialises in rice-paper rolls. They also offer traditional and modern interpretations of Vietnamese dishes, with options suitable for all tastes and diets…

An Insider Look at UCD’s Global Lounge

Most people associate the Gerald Manley Hopkins Building primarily with the Main Restaurant and Subway, but the real heart of the building is in its basement – where the Global Lounge is. Being an international student myself, the Global Lounge…