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Volunteer Debaters Wonder If Volunteering Does More Harm Than Good

This week’s LawSoc debate saw the House debating the motion ‘This House believes that volunteering does more harm than good’. This motion saw the house debate specifically around voluntourism, but the opposition would prove the value of volunteering as a…

Remembering Mark Sands

Mark Sands (21), a UCD Computer Science student and a friend of mine, was on an exchange in UT Austin, Texas, when he suffered fatal injuries following a road collision. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday 1st…

Green Week Climate Panel Hears Of Need For ‘Deep Change’ In Approach To Climate Change

UCD Students Union and the L&H’s panel talk on climate change last week as a part of UCDSU’s first ever Green Week. The panel which considered on academics and politicians attempted to present and debate practical solutions to the climate…

Dramsoc Interviews: ‘My Queer Diary’

A.E. Quinn has poured their heart into this production. As a gender fluid student of Queer theatre in UCD, the lack of trans representation in theatre is glaringly obvious to them. Their play, My Queer Diary, is a conscious effort…

Calls For Minimum Standards And Guidelines On Grading Practices

Grading practices are fundamental to the university as an institution. After multiple interviews with UCD tutors citing a strong possibility of malpractice occurring within the UCD grading structure, the Tribune conducted an investigation into the matter. Grade moderation was highlighted…

Society Spotlight: Enactus

UCD Enactus society is a bit different from the other voluntary society on campus. As opposed to a specific focus on say homelessness or human rights, Enactus is more focused on enabling students to help tackle issues of interest to…

UCD Officially Announces Plans For UCD Moore Centre For Business

UCD has officially announced that the extension to the Quinn Business School will be called the UCD Moore Centre for Business. The new Centre, priced at €20 million, will include ‘a 320 seat lecture theatre, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Hub, Media…

Young Green Society Returns To UCD

The Young Greens or Oige Glas have relaunched their UCD society this week having secured approval just in time for Societies week. The society which is a part of the Green Party’s youth wing was previously removed from campus due…

USI And UCD SU Come Out In Support Of Healthcare Students

The Union Students of Ireland have come out in support of Pharmacy Students and upcoming changes to their programs. These changes under the new integrated Pharmacy programme means that students will be required to pay increased fees and participated in…

Students Protest Linehan’s Appearance On PrimeTime Transgender Issues Panel

Members of UCD LGBTQ+ Society stood alongside dozens of other demonstrators last week to protest the appearance of Graham Linehan on RTE’s PrimeTime programme on Transgender Issues. Linehan, who is most known for his work on popular TV shows such…

Alumni Group Announce Campaign To Oppose Boycotts of Israel In Academic Institutions

Alumni for Campus Freedom Ireland (ACFI) is a group of Irish university alumni that have launched a campaign to oppose the support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movements in Irish third-level institutions. The BDS movement, formed in 2005,…

Science Students Express Frustration At Grading Standards In Labs

In a recent survey by The College Tribune, 68% of science students said they only ‘sometimes’ believed that their demonstrators had adequate teaching skills for the lab sessions they were leading. The survey which was completed online last week by…